Councillor Amanda Taylor

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The Queen Edith’s News is out!

by Amanda Taylor on 28 January, 2016

You read it here first …local news on The Netherhall School, streetlighting, speeding, parking transport projects (including a new bus). If you’d like to receive news bulletins on council and community matters, drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll add you to my list.

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Parking meeting for Hills Road area

by Amanda Taylor on 15 January, 2016

Last year, I ran a survey on parking in the streets between St John’s Church and The Marque on Hills Road, an area generating constant complaints about parking. There was a huge response, and it has taken me some time to collate and analyse the results. Overall, there is a clear majority for parking controls, […]

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Cross city cycling*

by Amanda Taylor on 4 January, 2016

The Greater Cambridge City Deal has launched a consultation on five schemes designed to improve safety for people walking or cycling across Cambridge. The one that is of greatest relevance to us in Queen Edith’s focuses on the Long Road-Queen Edith’s Way- Hills Road junction, a key route for schools, sixth form colleges and Addenbrooke’s […]

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Reprieve for mobile libraries and roads maintenance

by Amanda Taylor on 1 December, 2015

Cambridgeshire Lib Dem councillors are relieved that the County Council (Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee has had a change of heart on the axing of the mobile library service and cuts to highways maintenance (eg potholes) and will no longer recommend these cuts to the Council’s General Purposes Committee. We were appalled that the Council […]

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Why a road safety initiative is frightening parents

by Amanda Taylor on 10 November, 2015

The signs say ’30, 20 zone ends’ — you can see them in Blinco Grove, Hartington Grove and Hinton Avenue. The sign in the picture is in Blinco Grove, home to Morley Memorial Primary School. Why are our streets still 30mph while streets on the other side of Cherry Hinton Road are 20mph? The speed […]

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Do you have strong opinions?

by Amanda Taylor on 6 November, 2015

I know many people in Queen Edith’s have strong opinions on a range of issues. That’s what makes life interesting! If you are one of them, then would you be interested in taking part in a new TV programme on the important issues of the day, debating with a panel of politicians and business leaders […]

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The Boundary Commission has just published yet another proposal for Cambridgeshire county council divisions. This time, they are proposing to create a super-ward comprising Queen Edith’s and Trumpington. Here is a map: as you can see, we would be the largest division in the city, and there would be two county councillors. You can make […]

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Parking survey in the Morley area

by Amanda Taylor on 1 November, 2015

Working with residents, I am surveying the streets in the north of Queen Edith’s on parking problems. The streets suffer from a daily influx of visitors: students, office workers, shoppers, Leisure Centre visitors – and even hospital staff. This severely limits the parking spaces for  local people, and there has also been dangerous parking, cars […]

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The County Council is at last consulting on its plan to switch off streetlights between midnight and 6am. Please take part in the Cambridgeshire Streetlight Consultation, running till 11th December. This cut has generated a lot of concern especially in areas where people are around in the small hours, or the early morning. But it […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: good news and bad news

by Amanda Taylor on 29 October, 2015

THE GOOD NEWS The north-bound cycleway on Hills Road is now continuous, running from just past Long Road to just before Purbeck Road. It is good for cyclists to be able to ride continuously, and for pedestrians to have their pavement space back. THE BAD NEWS The south-bound cycleway works have not yet started. That […]

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