See the new layout for Hills Road

by Amanda Taylor on November 19, 2014

Tomorrow (Thursday 20th November), Cambridgeshire County Council will be at Rock Road Library, presenting the designs for the new road layout on Hills Road. If you looked at the Council’s original cycle lanes designs you should notice some changes from what the Council proposed earlier this year. Residents raised a number of concerns with the […]

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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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Victory to Viki!

by Amanda Taylor on November 14, 2014

Viki Sanders was elected as the new councillor for Queen Edith’s last night, joining Tim Moore and George Pippas on Cambridge City Council. As county councillor I am looking forward to working with her again. Here is the result: Lib Dem (Viki Sanders) 933 Labour (Rahima Ahammed) 790 Conservative (Andy Bower) 614 Green (Joel Chalfen) […]

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Queen Edith’s: new parking restrictions advertised today

by Amanda Taylor on October 31, 2014

The County Council has today advertised new parking restrictions to protect junctions in Nightingale Avenue and in the Hills Road area. Double yellow lines are proposed, to ban parking on corners in Nightingale Avenue, Blinco Grove, Rock Road, Cavendish and Hills Avenues. You can see plans here: Hills_Baldock QEWNightingale TF4656SEN and here is a scan […]

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Success for Fendon Road roundabout campaign

by Amanda Taylor on October 22, 2014

The Lib Dem campaign for remedial work on theFendon Road roundabout has resulted in allocation of transport funding by the Cambridgeshire County Council.. The roundabout connects Queen Edith’s Way, Fendon Road and Mowbray Road and is ua key route to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. It is used by more than 300 cyclists an hour, yet has the […]

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We did it! Busway lighting agreed

by Amanda Taylor on October 21, 2014

Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to provide LED lighting on the guided bus bridleway – a victory for all the 230 people who petitioned for lights in the interests of public safety. The new lights will go along the Busway maintenance track from Cambridge railway station to Trumpington Park and Ride. The County Council’s Economy […]

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VIKI SANDERS FOR QUEEN EDITHS

by Amanda Taylor on October 17, 2014

The local Liberal Democrats have chosen Addenbrooke’s nurse Viki Sanders to be our  candidate for the Queen Edith’s by-election on November 13, caused by the resignation of former Labour councillor Sue Birtles. Viki, a sister in the fracture clinic at the city’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital, served a four-year term on the council between 2007 and 2011, […]

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Speaking up for nursing mothers

by Amanda Taylor on October 14, 2014

The breastfeeding drop-in group that meets at Homerton Children’s Centre has been told it will have to close at Christmas due to funding cuts. Today, I took the campaign to Shire Hall, and urged councillors responsible for health and children’s services to help me identify funding to keep it going. I have received assurances that […]

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Police priorities and 20mph

by Amanda Taylor on October 6, 2014

Police priorities for the south of Cambridge will be set next Monday at the South Area meeting, which will take place at Homerton College, starting at 7.30pm. Following the election of a new chair, there will be an Open Forum, when anyone can speak or ask a question. After a report on Cherry Hinton High […]

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Queen Edith’s Labour councillor Sue Birtles resigned her city council seat last Tuesday. We do not know the reasons for her standing down after little more than two years as a councillor. If councillors resign in the spring, their successors can be elected in May at the same time as the annual council election. The timing […]

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