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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Library cuts meeting – 2nd March at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on February 28, 2011

Meeting to discuss the campaign to preserve Rock Road Library, 2nd March
Friends of Rock Road Library Wine-tasting, 4th march

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Will the Tories now light the busway?

by Amanda Taylor on October 17, 2014

On Tuesday,  county councillors will be asked again to approve funding for the lighting of the Guided Busway bridleway –  from Cambridge railway station to Trumpington Park and Ride.  It was recommended for approval last month but Independent, Tory and UKIP councillors banded together to defer it. This lighting is desperately needed to improve visibility […]

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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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Speaking up for nursing mothers at Shire Hall

by Amanda Taylor on October 15, 2014

The breastfeeding drop-in that meets at Homerton Children’s Centre is having its funding withdrawn, and yesterday (Tuesday) I raised the issue at the County Council meeting, asking the chairs of the Health and Children & Young People’s committees if they would look into the case not only of the Homerton group, but also of the […]

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County Council threatens breastfeeding drop-in group

by Amanda Taylor on October 10, 2014

A breast-feeding drop in group is threatened with closure at the end of this year, as Cambridgeshire County Council has decided to pull the plug on its funding – with no consultation whatsoever. The group has for the past seven years been meeting at Homerton Children’s Centre in Holbrook Road, and provides support and advice for mothers experiencing […]

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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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Do you use the tip?

by Amanda Taylor on August 20, 2014

Do you use the tips in Cambridgeshire to dispose of household waste – or household recycling centres, to give them their official name? The Council is looking to cut costs and is asking for people’s views on the least painful way of doing this. Would you prefer to see changes to opening times, fewer centres […]

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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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