Councillor Amanda Taylor

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All aboard the Abbey-Addenbrooke’s Express!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 April, 2016

Good news! We’re getting a new bus service. Starting next month, the new 115 service, run by Whippet, will run hourly between the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The bus will stop at both Long Road and Hills Road sixth form colleges, St Bede’s and the Perse. In the other direction, […]

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South Area meeting, 18th April

by Amanda Taylor on 9 April, 2016

Here is the agenda for the next South Area meeting: http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=2890&x=1. Decisions will be made on policing priorities, community grants and environmental improvement schemes. 7pm, 18th April, St John’s Church, Hills Road.

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The Queen Edith’s News is out!

by Amanda Taylor on 11 March, 2016

You read it here first … local news on The Netherhall School, parking, bins, transport projects, and new voting arrangements. If you’d like to receive news bulletins on council and community matters, drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll add you to my list.

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Be a streetscape designer!

by Amanda Taylor on 10 March, 2016

There was a good response to last year’s consultation on improving cycling and pedestrian facilities on Queen Edith’s Way. The County Council has arranged a stakeholders’ workshop at The Netherhall School Sports Centre on 15th March to look at the results, and to consider what is feasible given the widths of the carriageway, verge and […]

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Speedwatch in Queen Edith’s Way

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2016

Speeding is a frequent cause of complaint to councillors – and most people are saying, ’Slow down!’  Fast traffic is intimidating, putting people off walking and cycling, or letting their children do so. The result: more motor traffic. Speed causes accidents – police say it is the cause of about a third of traffic collisions […]

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Parking meeting for Hills Road area

by Amanda Taylor on 15 January, 2016

Last year, I ran a survey on parking in the streets between St John’s Church and The Marque on Hills Road, an area generating constant complaints about parking. There was a huge response, and it has taken me some time to collate and analyse the results. Overall, there is a clear majority for parking controls, […]

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Cross city cycling*

by Amanda Taylor on 4 January, 2016

The Greater Cambridge City Deal has launched a consultation on five schemes designed to improve safety for people walking or cycling across Cambridge. The one that is of greatest relevance to us in Queen Edith’s focuses on the Long Road-Queen Edith’s Way- Hills Road junction, a key route for schools, sixth form colleges and Addenbrooke’s […]

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Reprieve for mobile libraries and roads maintenance

by Amanda Taylor on 1 December, 2015

Cambridgeshire Lib Dem councillors are relieved that the County Council (Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee has had a change of heart on the axing of the mobile library service and cuts to highways maintenance (eg potholes) and will no longer recommend these cuts to the Council’s General Purposes Committee. We were appalled that the Council […]

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Why a road safety initiative is frightening parents

by Amanda Taylor on 10 November, 2015

The signs say ’30, 20 zone ends’ — you can see them in Blinco Grove, Hartington Grove and Hinton Avenue. The sign in the picture is in Blinco Grove, home to Morley Memorial Primary School. Why are our streets still 30mph while streets on the other side of Cherry Hinton Road are 20mph? The speed […]

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Do you have strong opinions?

by Amanda Taylor on 6 November, 2015

I know many people in Queen Edith’s have strong opinions on a range of issues. That’s what makes life interesting! If you are one of them, then would you be interested in taking part in a new TV programme on the important issues of the day, debating with a panel of politicians and business leaders […]

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