VIKI SANDERS FOR QUEEN EDITHS

by Amanda Taylor on October 17, 2014

The local Liberal Democrats have chosen Addenbrooke’s nurse Viki Sanders to be our  candidate for the Queen Edith’s by-election on November 13, caused by the resignation of former Labour councillor Sue Birtles. Viki, a sister in the fracture clinic at the city’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital, served a four-year term on the council between 2007 and 2011, […]

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Postal votes for the by-election

by Amanda Taylor on October 17, 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 soon, as the deadline for postal vote applications is October 29th. Cambridge City Council recommends that you use the form on the City Council […]

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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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Speaking up for nursing mothers

by Amanda Taylor on October 14, 2014

The breastfeeding drop-in group that meets at Homerton Children’s Centre has been told it will have to close at Christmas due to funding cuts. Today, I took the campaign to Shire Hall, and urged councillors responsible for health and children’s services to help me identify funding to keep it going. I have received assurances that […]

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Police priorities and 20mph

by Amanda Taylor on October 6, 2014

Police priorities for the south of Cambridge will be set next Monday at the South Area meeting, which will take place at Homerton College, starting at 7.30pm. Following the election of a new chair, there will be an Open Forum, when anyone can speak or ask a question. After a report on Cherry Hinton High […]

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Queen Edith’s Labour councillor Sue Birtles resigned her city council seat last Tuesday. We do not know the reasons for her standing down after little more than two years as a councillor. If councillors resign in the spring, their successors can be elected in May at the same time as the annual council election. The timing […]

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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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Road closures: Marshall Road and Cherry Hinton Road

by Amanda Taylor on August 20, 2014

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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