Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 15 May, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement programme funds improvements to roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, parking restrictions, speed limit changes and footway and pedestrian crossing improvements costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and councillors have to assess bids for Queen Edith’s with bids across the city, but we have been […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 14 June, 2018

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 16th and 30th June. There are several roadworks for our area this time round — mainly for services and repairs , but a couple of road closures for more enticing events such as street parties. […]

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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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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 starts at just over £1 a week per permit. There are discounts for less polluting vehicles. Each household can buy up to three […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 May, 2018

Cllr Jenny Page-Croft was successful in bidding for money to address parking problems in Gunhild Close. The Council has drawn up a plan for yellow lines at the top of the street where it meets Gunhild Way, and at the bottom of the street near the entrance to the park. You can view it Gunhild […]

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New residents’ parking scheme advertised

by Amanda Taylor on 10 May, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council has advertised a new residents’ parking scheme in the area between Cherry Hinton Road and Mill Road, named ‘Coleridge West’. You can view the advertisement in the paper, on lampposts, or on the Traffic Regulation Orders page on the County Council’s website at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/traffic-regulation-orders/. Comment — for or against — by 4th […]

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Please welcome Councillor Colin McGerty!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 May, 2018

The Queen Edith’s Lib Dem Focus Team has a new councillor, Cllr Colin McGerty. In yesterday’s City Council elections, Colin polled 1,259 votes to become our new city councillor for the next four years. Here is the result: Colin McGerty, Liberal Democrat: 1259 votes (44.2%) Dan Greef, Labour: 827 votes (29.0%) Manas Deb, Conservative: 543 […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 25 April, 2018

The County Council has advised me of the following roadworks taking place next week. There are only a few minor works for our area this time. Check out: Hills Road Cherry Hinton Road There will also be traffic counts taking place. Please see the attachment for details of all roadworks in Cambridge, so you can […]

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It’s not just the clocks you need to check on Sunday

by Amanda Taylor on 19 March, 2018

This is just a quick reminder that this Sunday, 25th March, The UK will switch to British Summer Time at 1am on Sunday morning, meaning people will effectively lose an hour’s sleep.  The change will mean there is more daylight in the evenings but less in the mornings. Most electronic devices these days will change the […]

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