Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Rediscover the Rock Road of 100 years ago

by Amanda Taylor on November 17, 2014

As the chilling stories of the First World War are retold in this centenary commemoration, do you sometimes wonder what everyday life was like in 1914 in this area? Not just for those at the front, but for children, wives and families at home; for land girls, conscientious objectors, and other non-combatants? The Friends of […]

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71% of Cambridge residents have voted in favour of reducing the speed limit to 20mph on residential and shopping streets. There was also a majority in favour of reducing the limit on unclassified roads, but not for Cherry Hinton Road or Queen Edith’s Way. The NOs narrowly outnumbered the YESes by 2% for Cherry Hinton […]

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Cambridge Joint Area Committee

by Amanda Taylor on January 16, 2015

Since September, I have been chairing the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC for short) is a joint County/City Council committee that handles a number of traffic-related matters in the City of Cambridge, including: Determining priorities for the Local Highway Improvement Initiative Traffic management, parking regulation, cycle and pedestrian schemes Advising on on-street and off-street parking […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes project about to start

by Amanda Taylor on January 14, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council is starting to build new segregated and raised cycle lanes on Hills Road. The works will take place off-peak between 930 and 330pm. The scheduled start date is 26th January. Traffic management with cones and sometimes temporary traffic lights will be necessary during these times to create a safe working area. Whenever […]

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Friends of Nightingale Park Open Meeting: 23rd January

by Amanda Taylor on January 4, 2015

The Friends of Nightingale Park have an Open Meeting on Friday 23 January 2015 to discuss the future of the park. It’s at 5.30 pm to 7 pm, St James’s Church, Wulfstan Way. City Council officers will be present to answer questions and report on plans for development, especially for the bowling green and pavilion.

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The Queen Edith’s Liberal Democrats will be holding their next Jumble Sale on Saturday 28th February. The proceeds of the sale pay for our printed newsletter FOCUS, which goes to every home in the Queen Edith’s ward. If you have clothes, toys, bric-a-brac (not furniture), please bring them to the church on the morning of the […]

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Two planning applications to keep an eye on

by Amanda Taylor on December 24, 2014

It may be Christmas Eve but development goes on … and on. Today Cambridge City Council has published its agenda, which has two Queen Edith’s applications, on Mowbray Road and Baldock Way. The agenda also says there is one on Cavendish Avenue, but be assured this is a mistake! Here is the link: The […]

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Cambridge cycle routes

by Amanda Taylor on December 21, 2014

Do you know where you can cycle and not cycle in the city centre? Many don’t, as the signage is not exactly clear. Sergeant Ian Wood of Cambridgeshire Police and his colleagues at Cambridgeshire Police are working to make sure more people are aware of which streets are OK to cycle in. He has asked […]

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Queen Edith’s news

by Amanda Taylor on December 13, 2014

Rock Road Library The Friends of Rock Road Library have opened their first World War I exhibition. Go along and see what was happening in this area 100 years ago, discover the stories of the people from this neighbourhood who served in the war, and see the cards soldiers sent to their sweethearts back home. […]

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Cambridge City Council’s planning committee this week discussed the relocation of Papworth hospital to the Addenbrooke’s site. The application is for a New Papworth Hospital, allowing relocation from the hospital’s current site in Papworth Everard, 13 miles from Cambridge. The hospital is the largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK and includes the country’s main […]

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Got a local grotspot?

by Amanda Taylor on December 1, 2014

Councillors are being asked to nominate areas for special attention by the City Council’s Enforcement team, which acts on a range of environmental nuisances such as fly tipping, litter, graffiti, verge parking, abandoned vehicles, and dog-related offences. (NB This team does not deal with parking nuisance.) I am aware of many local grotspots for litter, […]

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