Councillor Amanda Taylor

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The County Council has launched a consultation on pedestrian and cycle arrangements on Queen Ediths’ Way and Cherry Hinton Road. The aim is to address safety concerns over the shared use pavements, whereby cyclists may legally ride on the pavement. Many do so to keep out of the way of heavy – and sometimes fast […]

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Queen Edith’s being pushed eastwards!

by Amanda Taylor on May 16, 2015

The Boundary Commission has started a review of Cambridgeshire county council electoral divisions, and is proposing to shift Queen Edith’s eastwards. Half of Hills Road and houses to its west would go into Trumpington, while Queen Edith’s would gain parts of Cherry Hinton Road and the Greystoke Road area.

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Thank you to all those who supported the Liberal Democrats in last Thursday’s elections. Amidst the political whirlwind, our city councillor George Pippas retained his seat with a good majority, with Labour and the Conservatives in second and third places respectively. Thank you for this vote of confidence. Thanks must also go to those who […]

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Cambridge Library and the Tory Enterprise Centre: FAQ

by Amanda Taylor on April 29, 2015

Cambridge Central Library: Kora option for an Enterprise Centre FAQs Liberal Democrat councillors led the way toward securing a public consultation and forcing a reconsideration of options, and specifically the officer recommended Kora-run option, for an Enterprise Centre at Cambridge Central Library. The process has been flawed, other options have not been evaluated and the […]

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Lib Dems lead challenge to Tory library plans

by Amanda Taylor on April 10, 2015

Nine Liberal Democrat county councillors have hit back against Conservative plans to allow a private company to take over the third floor of Cambridge Central Library – plans that were voted through by an unholy alliance of UKIP and Conservative councillors plus Cambridge’s one independent councillor, John Hipkin. The Lib Dems have called for the […]

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Tory county councillors and officers have been talking to KORA for over a year about their opening an Enterprise Centre in Cambridge Central Library, and the Tory Leader of the Council has admitted he knew about a year ago – yet defends the secrecy. Cllr Steve Count is Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, and last […]

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The next South Area meeting is at St John’s Church Hills Road on Monday 30th March and here is the agenda. The County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will be sending a representative to explain the lighting contract, and answer questions about replacements in Queen Edith’s. There will be reports on changes to the road […]

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Busway lighting coming at last

by Amanda Taylor on March 21, 2015

Walkers and cyclists on the track alongside the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway should be able to see where they are going this winter, thanks to new LED lights to be installed over the next few months. The lights are being funded by local developers. This is the result of a long-running campaign to make the route […]

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Cambridge Central Library: huge public outcry

by Amanda Taylor on March 20, 2015

The people of Cambridge have reacted angrily to Cambridgeshire County Council‘s decision to allow a private firm to take over the third floor of Cambridge Central Library to create an Enterprise Centre. A petition launched by local resident Claire Dylan has attracted over 1,300 signatures in just a few days. The decision was made on […]

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Rural Tory and UKIP county councillors have today voted to convert the top floor of Cambridge Central Library into an enterprise centre run by an outside company (KORA), and to close the café. Cllr Barbara Ashwood (Lib Dem) opened the debate by saying that while she is generally very supportive of the library service, she […]

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