Amanda Taylor

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Micro asphalt works delayed by cold weather

by Amanda Taylor on 13 April, 2021

The very cold weather we’ve experienced recently has meant it was too cold to lay the micro asphalt last Tuesday and Wednesday. The programme has been updated. Beaumont Road, Heron’s Close, Chalk Grove and Netherhall Way have been completed. Almoners Avenue, Strangeways Road and Mander Way are being done this week and should be finished […]

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Thank you.

by Amanda Taylor on 9 April, 2021

You first elected me as a Liberal Democrat councillor for Queen Edith’s nearly 27 years ago. In that time, it has been a privilege to work alongside you to support our community and our city. Thank you for putting your trust in me. As the County Council moves to Alconbury, I’ve decided it’s time for […]

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Robin Hood junction update

by Amanda Taylor on 26 February, 2021

Here is the County Council’s latest update on the works at the Robin Hood junction: Robin Hood Junction – Start Date 18/01/21 Scheme Update – WE 26/02/21 Programme Week Number – #06 Work taken place in the last week?        Northwest Corner – Cherry Hinton Road to Junction with High Street Complete kerbing and path […]

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Thank you to my colleague Cllr Lorna Dupre, deputy leader of the Lib Dem County Council group, for her scrutiny of the financial picture on road repair budgets for Cambridgeshire. She writes: The Government has announced its allocation of highways maintenance cash for the forthcoming year – and it looks like bad news for Cambridgeshire […]

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Robin Hood junction improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 18 February, 2021

Here is the County Council‘s latest update on the works at the Robin Hood junction, showing what work has been taking place, and what’s coming next: Work done in the last week Northwest Corner – Cherry Hinton Road to junction with High Street Install kerbs and path edgingsInstall chambers, ducts and socketsInstall drainage – gully […]

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Robin Hood junction improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 12 February, 2021

Here is the County Council’s latest update on the works at the Robin Hood junction, showing what work has been taking place, and what’s coming next: Work taken place in the last weekNorthwest Corner – Cherry Hinton Road to Junction with High StreetComplete removal of existing kerbs, channel blocks and bed. Complete excavation of existing […]

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Decision coming up for local keyworker housing

by Amanda Taylor on 3 February, 2021

Liberal Democrat councillors are set to find out if their campaign for local keyworker housing is successful when outline planning permission for the GB1 housing development in Queen Edith’s is considered by the planning committee on Wednesday 3rd February. Queen Edith’s councillor Colin McGerty has been working with developers who in turn held discussions with […]

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Robin Hood junction

by Amanda Taylor on 17 January, 2021

For those who use the Robin Hood junction, here is a summary of the project that has just started there. It will replace and upgrade the current traffic light which are 23 years old, and improve the junction for pedestrians and cyclists. https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/…/robin-hood-junction… The County Council say the works will take 18 weeks — let’s […]

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Red Cross parking restrictions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 August, 2020

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for new parking restrictions is to be advertised for Red Cross Lane, Stansgate Avenue and Greenlands. The proposal is for double yellow lines throughout the three streets to prevent the anti-social parking residents have been experiencing. You can download a plan here: The order is expected to be advertised at […]

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New roundabout and crossings completing this week

by Amanda Taylor on 27 July, 2020

The remodelled roundabout and crossings at Fendon Road are set to open this Friday, 31st July. The new road layout, based on roundabout designs in the Netherlands, has been created to address the accident record at this roundabout and to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road. The design is based on that […]

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