Queen Edith’s Planning Applications 07/04/2014 –13 /04/2014
There are 2 assorted planning applications this week. The details can be found at www.cambridge.gov.uk/publicaccess   and type in the application number: 14/0496/FUL 07/04/2014  93 Mowbray Road CB1 7SP  Single storey side and rear extension and change of use from single dwelling house to two residential flats. Delegated Decision 14/135/TTPO 07/04/2014  6 Long Road  CB2 8PS  T1 – Beech – crown reduce by 3-4m, remove deadwood, crown thin by 5% and  end weight reduce lowest primary towards house T4 – Ash on right hand side of gateway – crown reduce by 4m  T7 – Sycamore – to remove lowest branch towards gateway  Delegated  ... More
South Area meeting 23rd April at Homerton College
The next South Area meeting is 23rd April, in the Alison Shrubsole room at Homerton College. Start time is 7.00 p.m. The meeting begins with an Open Forum, at which anyone can make a brief statement or ask questions of councillors and officers. There will be a presentation on the City Council’s Sports & Physical Activity Strategy and information on leisure development in the area, Next, the committee will vote on area committee grants. The bids include one for the Queen Edith’s community newsletter and events such as the Christmas lights at Wulfstan Way. There are also three planning applications, including one at 241 ... More
MANNING CALLS FOR OPEN THINKING ON COUNCIL TENDER
Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning is encouraging open source based tenders for the council’s future back end systems. The move would build in flexibility and potentially save on expensive licence costs. Cllr Manning, who represents Cambridge’s East Chesterton on the county council, became aware of the idea through his membership of the Local Government Shared Services (LGSS) joint committee which runs the council’s shared services collaboration with Northamptonshire. Currently, the Councils in LGSS have several “Enterprise Resource Planning” (ERP) systems in place and are looking to upgrade and replace them all with one platform. “It’s great that the organisation is consolidating its offering – ... More
Hills Road cycle lanes: safety first for all road users
With Julian Huppert in Hills Road Local Lib Dems are campaigning to make sure the new cycleways on Hills Road keep the road and pavement safe for bus passengers and pedestrians as well as cyclists. Thanks to the Lib Dems in government, Cambridge has been given £8.2m of government funding for investment in improving cycle schemes. The County Council has been consulting on options and have had several hundred responses. While many have been supportive of the better provision for bicycles, there are concerns about some aspects of the scheme, particularly the floating bus stops. We share residents’ concerns about the safety of ... More
Queen Edith’s residents say ‘No’ to Addenbrooke’s smoking litter!
Those little brown things aren’t flowers! Addenbrooke’s Hospital introduced a total ban on smoking this year. An unintended consequence has been that people go just off site to smoke, and leave litter behind. The smokers congregate in local streets such as Red Cross Lane, and residents are annoyed about their loss of privacy as well as by the copious litter left behind — not only cigarette butts but sandwich packets and drink cans too. The Liberal Democrat City Council is clearing up after the smokers by providing more litter bins, at some expenses. My colleague Cllr George Pippas has called on the ... More
Primary school places: offers coming soon
Are you waiting to hear about a primary school place for your child? Places have been allocated and parents will soon receive offers of school places for their children. Letters will be posted out on Wednesday 16th April by second class post and should arrive on family doormats from 22 April 2014. If you applied on line you will receive an email on Wednesday informing you of the offer. You should accept the offers by contacting the school directly after the Easter break. The first teaching day at Queen Edith’s, Queen Emma and Morley is 23rd April, as the 22nd ... More
Next South Area meeting: 23rd April, Homerton College
The next South Area meeting is 23rd April, in the Alison Shrubsole room at Homerton College. Start time is 7.00 p.m. The meeting begins with an Open Forum, at which anyone can make a brief statement or ask questions of councillors and officers. There will be a presentation on the City Council’s Sports & Physical Activity Strategy and information on leisure development in the area, Next, the committee will vote on area committee grants. The bids include one for the Queen Edith’s community newsletter and events such as the Christmas lights at Wulfstan Way. There are also three planning applications, including one at ... More
Queen Edith’s Planning Applications 31/03/2014 – 06/04/2014
There is only 1 planning application this week. The details can be found at www.cambridge.gov.uk/publicaccess   and type in the application number:  14/0373/GPE    30 Hills Avenue  CB1 7XA   Single storey rear extension. Delegated Decision ... More
Queen Edith’s Planning Applications 24/03/2014 –30 /03/2014
There are 3 assorted planning applications this week. The details can be found at  www.cambridge.gov.uk/publicaccess   and type in the application number:  14/0208/FUL 28/03/2014 38 Almoners Avenue CB1 8PA Demolish existing detached dwelling and erect two detached dwellings. Delegated Decision 14/0361/FUL 24/03/2014   18 Rotherwick Way CB1 8RX  Two storey front extension to dwelling house. Delegated Decision 14/0385/FUL 28/03/2014  2A Topcliffe Way CB1 8SH  Retrospective brick/block built shed to front/side of house   Delegated  Decision ... More
Trumpington Road – emergency works
I have been advised that there will need to be more sewer-related works on Trumpington Road. Anglian Water Engineers report that the sewer has collapsed again in the left filter lane to Long Road on the outbound section of Trumpington Road from the City. You may have noticed tankers emptying the sewer over the past few days. There are serious issues with properties being flooded with sewage. The work was scheduled to commence this morning and should take six weeks. The works area only involves the use of the filter lane so there will be no requirement for traffic signals and ... More
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