Local Liberal Democrats have chosen Dr Tim Moore as their candidate for the Cambridge City Council election on May 22nd.Like the three sitting Lib Dem councillors, Tim lives locally – in Queen Edith’s Way — and has been working with the Lib Dem Focus Team over the past year. A retired public health consultant, he […]

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Advice surgery with an armadillo

by Amanda Taylor on October 10, 2013

The Liberal Democrats in Queen Edith’s hold a regular advice surgery once a month. It’s my turn this Saturday, and I shall be at St James’s Church in Wulfstan Way between 10.30 and 11.30am. Our surgery craftily coincides with the church’s own coffee morning / bring & buy sale on too, so you can have […]

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Hills Road is to be resurfaced this month, all the way between Cherry Hinton Road and Fendon Road. This is the result of a campaign by former county councillor Geoff Heathcock – a great result to conclude his time in office! It is badly needed, as anyone who drives or cycles along Hills Road knows […]

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Today was a day of change at Cambridgeshire County Council. The old Conservative Leader Nick Clarke was formally voted out of office, finishing off the job done in the elections on 2nd May. A new Tory Leader, Martin Curtis, was elected – but only on the second round of voting, and only as Leader of […]

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Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have given Cambridgeshire schoolchildren a £12 million Christmas present – and a quarter of a million pounds of this is coming to schools in Queen Edith’s. The cash is an increase in the Pupil Premium funding, which targets extra money to schools to be spent on children from disadvantaged […]

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South Area Parking Plan exhibitions next week

by Amanda Taylor on November 19, 2012

FLAMSTEED ROAD SCOUT HUT NEXT MONDAY, TRUMPINGTON VILLAGE HALL NEXT THURSDAY Most residents of Queen Edith’s will know that parking is a big problem in this area. Lib Dem councillors have for many years been calling for action from Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council, the council responsible for parking management and highways. Last summer the County […]

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The 15th November 2012 will see Britain’s first ever elections for individuals to be in charge of our police forces. Everyone in England and Wales outside of London will go to the polls to vote for a Police & Crime Commissioner for their county. Chief Constables will answer to the new commissioners, who will set […]

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Campaigning local councillor Amanda Taylor to stand again for Queen Edith’s.

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Postal votes for May 5th

by Amanda Taylor on April 12, 2011

Anyone away from Cambridge or unable to get to their local polling station to vote may vote by post – a method that’s becoming increasingly popular. But you need to act now, as the deadline for postal vote applications is this Thursday, April 14th. The AV referendum ‘Yes’ campaign has been sending out application forms […]

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Library cuts meeting – 2nd March at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on February 28, 2011

Meeting to discuss the campaign to preserve Rock Road Library, 2nd March
Friends of Rock Road Library Wine-tasting, 4th march

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Accommodation close to Addenbrooke’s Hospital

by Amanda Taylor on September 25, 2014

Loft conversion to let: Double room for single occupancy with en-suite shower room The accommodation is in Holbrook Road, about 10 minutes’ walk from Addenbrooke’s Hospital. It is a furnished loft conversion comprising a large bedsitting room and en suite shower room. It has light cooking facilities (microwave, hob and fridge). The access is via […]

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Morley: one site for the school, plus childcare

by Amanda Taylor on September 15, 2014

Morley Memorial Primary School on Blinco Grove is one of the oldest buildings in the area, founded at the end of the 19th century. There are plans for improving the school buildings to bring them up to modern standards: three new classrooms plus long overdue repairs. The changes will enable the whole school to be […]

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Budgens new SMOOTH forecourt

by Amanda Taylor on August 21, 2014

Many of us do our shopping at Budgens at Adkin’s Corner, just outside the Queen Edith’s ward. While the supermarket itself is modern and pleasant to shop in, its car park is full of monster potholes and hard to traverse. When it rained, the potholes fill up and the area resembles Venice gone grey. As […]

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Do you use the tip?

by Amanda Taylor on August 20, 2014

Do you use the tips in Cambridgeshire to dispose of household waste – or household recycling centres, to give them their official name? The Council is looking to cut costs and is asking for people’s views on the least painful way of doing this. Would you prefer to see changes to opening times, fewer centres […]

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Both Marshall Road and Cherry Hinton Road will be closed in the near future to enable roadworks to take place. The County Council will be doing remedial work to the surface dressing in Cherry Hinton Road. This road was only treated last year, but is already in a poor state, so the Council is re-treating […]

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County Council budget consultation

by Amanda Taylor on August 13, 2014

ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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Nine Wells bird survey by local resident John Meed

by Amanda Taylor on July 22, 2014

Local musician John Meed is a singer-songwriter of folk with a political angle – but there is more than one string to his bow. He’s also made a study of local birds, and has been carrying out counts over the past few years; his research has provided valuable evidence in submissions to the Cambridge Local […]

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It is frustrating to report that the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee refused last week to approve extra funding required for lights on the Guided Busway bridleway, instead voting to defer the decision until the committee’s next meeting (September). Even if the lighting gets the OK then, the delay will mean the lights cannot […]

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New yellow lines to mark junctions

by Amanda Taylor on June 29, 2014

Cars parked on junctions is a frequent complaint. The Highway Code says, in its Waiting and Parking section: DO NOT PARK opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space However, this follows a section of fiercer prohibitions starting YOU MUST NOT, so the junction parking words are […]

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