Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Tory county councillors and officers have been talking to KORA for over a year about their opening an Enterprise Centre in Cambridge Central Library, and the Tory Leader of the Council has admitted he knew about a year ago – yet defends the secrecy. Cllr Steve Count is Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, and last […]

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The next South Area meeting is at St John’s Church Hills Road on Monday 30th March and here is the agenda. The County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will be sending a representative to explain the lighting contract, and answer questions about replacements in Queen Edith’s. There will be reports on changes to the road […]

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Busway lighting coming at last

by Amanda Taylor on March 21, 2015

Walkers and cyclists on the track alongside the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway should be able to see where they are going this winter, thanks to new LED lights to be installed over the next few months. The lights are being funded by local developers. This is the result of a long-running campaign to make the route […]

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Cambridge Central Library: huge public outcry

by Amanda Taylor on March 20, 2015

The people of Cambridge have reacted angrily to Cambridgeshire County Council‘s decision to allow a private firm to take over the third floor of Cambridge Central Library to create an Enterprise Centre. A petition launched by local resident Claire Dylan has attracted over 1,300 signatures in just a few days. The decision was made on […]

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Rural Tory and UKIP county councillors have today voted to convert the top floor of Cambridge Central Library into an enterprise centre run by an outside company (KORA), and to close the café. Cllr Barbara Ashwood (Lib Dem) opened the debate by saying that while she is generally very supportive of the library service, she […]

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Speedwatch needs you!

by Amanda Taylor on March 4, 2015

Alongside parking, speeding is one of the most common complaints around here, so I was pleased to see the police are considering starting a Community Speedwatch scheme in Cambridge and gauging the level of interest. Sergeant Ian Wood has just put out a recruitment email on e-cops and invited us to spread the word – […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on February 22, 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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The new Queen Edith … opening up soon

by Amanda Taylor on February 21, 2015

The new pub on Wulfstan Way is looking more and more like a welcome house, and we are looking forward to enjoying a drink there soon. Another good sign is that the owners have submitted their licence application – have a look here: Queen Edith licence premises licence application and comment if you wish to […]

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At the beginning of the year, double yellow lines were painted on junctions in the north of Queen Edith’s, in the streets on either side of Baldock Way. The County Council had also hoped to extend the double yellow lines on Nightingale Avenue near its junction with Queen Edith’s Way – something residents have been […]

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Fendon Road roundabout resurfacing

by Amanda Taylor on February 8, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council will be resurfacing the Queen Edith’s Way /Fendon Road /Mowbray Road roundabout next weekend, 14th-15th February 2015. The works will start at 18.00 on Saturday evening. The roundabout will remain closed with access to residents maintained at all times, and for the emergency services. Any questions, please contact the County Council Highways […]

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