Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Hills Road cycleway: how’s it been for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 21 February, 2017

The first phase of the County Council’s new cycleway on Hills Road has had a big impact. The County tells us it has increased cycling numbers since 2013, and it certainly makes for a smoother ride, especially on the southbound side of the road. It’s changed the landscape of Hills Road.  And it’s given us […]

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Morley Memorial development

by Amanda Taylor on 11 February, 2017

The County Council is planning to develop our local primary school on Blinco Grove, Morley Memorial – but the determination of the planning application has been deferred yet again, and is now scheduled for the Planning Committee meeting on 16th March. It should have been determined last December, but the traffic statement contained serious omissions […]

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Here is my statement to the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee on Park & Ride parking charges: I fully support the withdrawal of the Park & Ride parking charges. They have reduced usage of the P&R sites. Not only have optimistic income predictions been proved illusory, but the bus ridership has suffered and parking […]

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Morley Residents’ Parking and how to comment

by Amanda Taylor on 24 January, 2017

The County Council has published the formal Traffic Regulation Order for the residents’ parking scheme in the Morley area (from the Cherry Hinton Road/ Hills Road junction down to Blinco Grove). People wishing to comment on the traffic regulation order for the residents’ parking scheme should visit http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MorleyResidentsParkingScheme and either use the link there or […]

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Hills Road closure: seven questions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 January, 2017

County Council officers claim there are ‘many good reasons’ why they need to close Hills Road to enable construction of new cycleways. It is set to be a 24-7 closure, starting in May and lasting for five months. I can see many reasons why this is a bad idea and have grave concerns about access […]

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The County Council intends to improve our primary school on Blinco Grove (dates from the 19th century) and to create a day nursery in the Early Years building on the corner of Baldock Way and Blinco Grove. The planning application was to have been decided this month, but has been halted to allow more work […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 12 January, 2017

The County Council runs a Local Highways Improvement Programme to fund small improvements to the public highway. Residents and groups can submit bids every autumn for projects of up to £10,000.The bids have to describe a local problem and propose a solution that can deliver lasting benefit, which has community support. Road safety is an […]

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Hills Road Cycleway Phase II

by Amanda Taylor on 11 January, 2017

The second phase of the Hills Road cycleway is scheduled to start in February. It is being managed by the Greater Cambridge City Deal. They are putting on two public events to show the route maps; project officers will be there to talk to people about the road layout near their homes. Here are the […]

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Residents’ parking consultation results

by Amanda Taylor on 10 January, 2017

Here is the report on the consultation on residents’ parking, by County Council Parking Manager Nicola Gardner: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/cons_details.aspx?ref=540.

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Queen Edith’s says YES to Residents’ Parking

by Amanda Taylor on 22 December, 2016

Households in the north of Queen Edith’s, Blinco Grove and up to Cambridge Leisure, have supported proposals for a residents’ parking scheme proposed by the County Council. This follows my own survey in November last year, which established in principle support for restrictions. There were over 100 comments, and the Council will publish a summary […]

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