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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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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20mph consultation

by Amanda Taylor on November 24, 2014

Cambridge City Council has today launched its consultation in this part of the city for changing the speed limit to 20mph.The responses will determine whether or not the change is made. You should receive a paper questionnaire, but you can also contribute on line, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/20mph_south_westcentral. Note that there are separate questions […]

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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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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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