Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Road and pavement repairs

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2018

Potholes and pavement surfaces and drains are always causing problems! We are constantly asking County Council Highways officers to attend to problems, and are pleased to report some action on some: Drains have been cleared in Baldock Way and Marshall Road, and the ones in Hills Road should be done soon. Some pavement defects have […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 26 September, 2018

The yellow lines in Cavendish Avenue and Baldock Way and the disabled parking bay on Baldock Way have now been painted — bar some small sections yet to be done. This is because commuters have been ignoring cones placed on the road and parking their cars in the section of road where the lines were […]

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Library computer charges crash

by Amanda Taylor on 6 September, 2018

The Conservatives’ decision to charge people for using library computers has been a complete failure. Computer use is down 55% in Cambridgeshire’s libraries and the charging scheme has raised £4000 against a prediction of £50,000. The Liberal Democrats and thousands of residents (see our petition) opposed the charges, saying it would both put people off […]

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New residents’ parking scheme for Coleridge West

by Amanda Taylor on 24 July, 2018

A new residents’ parking scheme was approved this evening for a residents’ parking zone to be named ‘Coleridge West’, between Mill Road, Coleridge Road and Cambridge Leisure. It will operate Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm. Hours have been amended following comments from residents and the bowling club. Residents in ‘Coleridge East’ (Lichfield – Perne […]

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Thunderstorm alert

by Amanda Taylor on 20 July, 2018

The Met Office has advised the County Council that we may be getting severe weather later today and perhaps tomorrow. With the obvious pleas not to shoot the messenger, here is what they have to say: The probability of Cambridgeshire being within the area of concern, or outside it, is very marginal BUT there is […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 13 July, 2018

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 16th and 31st July. Check out: Blinco Grove Clifton Road Glebe Road Gunhild Close Queen Edith’s Way Please see the attachment for details of all roadworks in Cambridge, so you can vary your route if […]

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East Area meeting this week: policing report

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The next East Area meeting is Thursday 12th July, at the Cherry Trees Day Centre in St Matthew’s Street. It starts with an Open Forum when anybody can ask a question or raise an issue with councillors. Although the area meeting cannot always sort things out on the spot, it can request action from council […]

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Local collection for refugees in Northern France

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group is having a collection of clothes, food and other essentials at St John’s Church next Saturday, 14th July. They are looking for men’s clothes in small and medium sizes, tents, basic foodstuffs and toiletries. Torches and trainers, blankets and sleeping bags are also particularly welcome. Here’s a full list […]

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Residents’ Parking: How is it for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 8 June, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting throughout the city on residents’ parking, and most Queen Edith’s should be consulted in the next year. Demand in some streets is very high and the established schemes are popular, but we recognize that it’s not the right solution for everywhere. The city has been notionally divided up into 26 […]

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Gas repairs in Nightingale Avenue

by Amanda Taylor on 1 June, 2018

The County Council informs me that Nightingale Avenue will experience some ‘disuption’ at the end of this month/ beginning of July, as Cadent Gas are carrying out repairs to a leaky gas main. The biggest impact will be to pedestrians, as the work will be mostly on the pavement and verge of the street except […]

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