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Liberal Democrat petition against library computer charges

by Amanda Taylor on 18 February, 2018

Liberal Democrats in Cambridgeshire have launched a campaign to protect free use of computers at libraries. County councillors last week considered a package of measures for the future of the library service, building on workshops with the public and library campaigners as well as with councillors. The measures included several sensible initiatives, such as improving […]

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What’s all this about residents’ parking?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2018

Residents’ parking could be coming to your street soon, or at any rate, a consultation about it. The County Council has embarked on a programme of parking consultations covering most of the city. Up till now, residents’ parking schemes have been developed after evidence of demand, as with the Morley scheme in this area; but […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 13 February, 2018

Yellow lines have now been painted in the following streets: Topcliffe Way Netherhall Way — one bit still to do as two cars ignored the traffic cones Chalk Grove/ Netherhall Way junction Beaumont Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction Lichfield Road Double yellow lines for the Hills Road end of Cavendish Avenue are about to […]

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Cambridge Residents’ Parking: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 10 February, 2018

Q: What are the costs of residents’ parking in Cambridge? A: Residents’ parking schemes are self-funding, ie they are costed to pay for themselves. At present, participating in a residents’ parking scheme costs from £1 a week for a 9-5 Monday-Friday scheme (extra for more hours or including a weekend). Costs are going up on […]

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Goodbye Budgen’s. You will be missed!

by Amanda Taylor on 8 February, 2018

Adkin’s Corner joins Perne Road and Cherry Hinton Road and is named after W J Adkins, who ran a grocery store there in the 1960s. This later become part of the Budgen’s group. Budgen’s is quite the local institution, well supported locally and popular for its friendly staff as well as its good range of […]

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Park and Ride Victory

by Amanda Taylor on 6 February, 2018

Parking charges at the Babraham Road and other Park and Ride sites will END on 1st April. After four years in which usage of the Park & Ride sites has slumped, County Council Conservatives have at last admitted the daily charge was a mistake. When the Tories proposed the charges, I opposed them, knowing that […]

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Residents in the west Coleridge area have given their backing to a new residents’ parking scheme covering the area between Cherry Hinton Road, Mill Road and Coleridge Road. The County Council ran a consultation there at the end of last year, as well as in the Accordia estate off Brooklands Avenue, in the Staffordshire Street […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 28 December, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th January. There are only a few minor works for our area this time, including an intriguing hunt for a gas supply in Cherry Hinton Road. Check out: Coleridge Road Cowper Road Hills […]

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Changes to local bus services

by Amanda Taylor on 6 December, 2017

The County Council has advised me of a number of changes to Stagecoach bus services taking effect from 8th January 2018. The following services are affected. We welcome the new no 25 between Addenbrooke’s and Trumpington. 9 Ely – March 9 Littleport – Ely – Cambridge 10 11 12 18 25 A Citi 2 Citi […]

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Cambridge to Brighton

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2017

Here’s some good news: next May, we’ll be able to take direct trains to Brighton from Cambridge, and next year, to Maidstone too. Travelling to Gatwick Airport is about to get easier too – through trains will mean no more struggling with luggage on the Underground. Govia has been planning improvements to Thameslink for some […]

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