Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Kora — kaput

by Amanda Taylor on 28 June, 2015

 On Friday, Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee rescinded its earlier decisions to allow Kora-Regus to set up an Enterprise Centre in Cambridge Central Library. Conservatives on the County Council, who had previously voted through the proposal en bloc (first in March and again in June), this time voted to rescind the decision […]

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Queen Edith’s being pushed eastwards!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 May, 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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Police report

by Amanda Taylor on 29 August, 2015

The neighbourhood police report a burglary in Gunhild Way this month, with forced entry breaking glass in a back door. There has also been criminal damage in the vicinity of Long Road. Bicycles have been stolen in Holbrook Road (from a shed), Long Road, Hills Road and Addenbrooke’s. The current police priorities for the next […]

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CLEC Inquiry: Koragate and what went so wrong

by Amanda Taylor on 9 August, 2015

The County Council is conducting an inquiry into procedural mistakes made with the Cambridge Library Enterprise Centre decision (now rescinded). The Chair of the Council’s Audit & Accounts Committee, Cllr Mike Shellens, has called for submissions from the public as well as from councillors. If you would like to contribute, please email your submission to [email protected] […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 8 August, 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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  Last weekend the County Council made a start on tarmacking the new cycle lanes on Hills Road – and it is a great relief that the work has begun. They have completed the section between Holbrook and Glebe Roads, and cyclists have been riding on it this week. They plan to do the next […]

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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats yesterday called for full independent scrutiny of the failed deal with Kora to run part of Cambridge Central Library. In a full debate at Shire Hall yesterday, we insisted that an independent review is the only way to regain public trust after the disaster of the Regus-Kora misadventure, when the County was […]

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Storms close local school

by Amanda Taylor on 17 July, 2015

Last night’s surprise thunderstorms have caused flooding at a number of local schools, including Morley Memorial in Queen Edith’s, where some classrooms have been left without power and with wrecked flooring. The headteacher, Ms Brown, has written to parents saying, ‘Unfortunately our school has suffered significant flood damage as a result of last night’s storms. […]

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Sedley Taylor Road: bother with builders

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2015

Builders are giving rise to concern in Sedley Taylor Road and last week residents requested my help in addressing issues around parking and anti-social noise. Cars and larger vehicles are reported as parking on yellow lines and blocking driveways and pavements. I have taken this up with the local police and the County Council, the […]

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Guided Busway lights are going in!

by Amanda Taylor on 2 July, 2015

At long last, work has begun to instal lights on the bridleway along the Guided Busway. This is the culmination of a campaign that started in 2012, with a LightTheCycleway! petition presented to the Conservative County Council Cabinet requesting lighting on the southern section of the Busway, between the railway station and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Trenching […]

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Call-in councillors

by Amanda Taylor on 1 July, 2015

The following county councillors requested that the Full Council review the decision to allow Kora to open an Enterprise Centre at Cambridge Central Library: 12 Liberal Democrats, 6 Labour, 4 Independents and 4 UKIP. 1. Cllr Scutt 2. Cllr Kavanagh 3. Cllr Sales 4. Cllr Taylor 5. Cllr Manning 6. Cllr Cearns 7. Cllr Mason […]

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