Councillor Amanda Taylor

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71% of Cambridge residents have voted in favour of reducing the speed limit to 20mph on residential and shopping streets. There was also a majority in favour of reducing the limit on unclassified roads, but not for Cherry Hinton Road or Queen Edith’s Way. The NOs narrowly outnumbered the YESes by 2% for Cherry Hinton […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on February 22, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s new cycle lanes on Hills Road have generated a record number of questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common ones: Q: Why is the County Council doing this? A: The County wishes to enhance cycleways in order to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population, which will result […]

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The new Queen Edith … opening up soon

by Amanda Taylor on February 21, 2015

The new pub on Wulfstan Way is looking more and more like a welcome house, and we are looking forward to enjoying a drink there soon. Another good sign is that the owners have submitted their licence application – have a look here: Queen Edith licence premises licence application and comment if you wish to […]

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At the beginning of the year, double yellow lines were painted on junctions in the north of Queen Edith’s, in the streets on either side of Baldock Way. The County Council had also hoped to extend the double yellow lines on Nightingale Avenue near its junction with Queen Edith’s Way – something residents have been […]

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Fendon Road roundabout resurfacing

by Amanda Taylor on February 8, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council will be resurfacing the Queen Edith’s Way /Fendon Road /Mowbray Road roundabout next weekend, 14th-15th February 2015. The works will start at 18.00 on Saturday evening. The roundabout will remain closed with access to residents maintained at all times, and for the emergency services. Any questions, please contact the County Council Highways […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council’s streetlighting contractor Belfour Betty will be replacing streetlights in Hills Road, to conform to new British Standards for traffic routes. There will be no fewer lights than at present, but the new columns will be further from the kerb, and spaced out differently. The streetlighting works are being synchronized with the construction […]

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Police warn of credit card scam

by Amanda Taylor on January 29, 2015

Kate Thwaites, the Cambridge Community Safety/Crime Reduction Officer, has issued the following warning about scams via the Constabular’s eCops system: A fresh warning is being issued over a courier fraud scam which targets the elderly and vulnerable who receive a phone call from fraudsters saying they are from their bank or the police. Several people […]

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Next phase of streetlight replacements in Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on January 28, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will soon be returning to Queen Edith’s for the next phase of streetlight replacements. This is part of a countywide PFI programme to change all the streetlights in Cambridgeshire to a new, more energy-efficient type of light that will deliver energy savings of nearly 50%. The new lights […]

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Hills Road segregated cycleway work has started.

by Amanda Taylor on January 27, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council is starting to build new segregated and raised cycle lanes on Hills Road. The works are taking place off-peak between 930 and 330pm. The new cycleways are set to be completed in the autumn. There will be cones and temporary traffic lights during these times to create a safe working area. Whenever possible […]

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Cambridge Joint Area Committee

by Amanda Taylor on January 16, 2015

Since September, I have been chairing the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC for short) is a joint County/City Council committee that handles a number of traffic-related matters in the City of Cambridge, including: Determining priorities for the Local Highway Improvement Initiative Traffic management, parking regulation, cycle and pedestrian schemes Advising on on-street and off-street parking […]

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