Councillor Amanda Taylor

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I hope everybody will be pleased to know that the Fendon Road works are now in their final weeks. Here is the latest information on the programme from the County Council. Any questions on this, please post here and I will pass to Vanessa Kelly, the Project Manager. Queen Edith’s Way – west arm (ie. […]

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Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs) are the talk of Cambridge at the moment. We wanted to let you know what they mean for you — and for Queen Edith’s. Recently, the national government gave local authorities funding to help people travel safely during the pandemic. Many of the schemes implemented with this funding are Experimental […]

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Our regular South Area meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19, yet we were hit with a bombshell by the Greater Cambridge Partnership when they announced experimental road changes, with no consultation with the public or with local councillors. As our local councillors, we put on a “Meet Your Councillors” event in Nightingale Park to do […]

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COVID cycling/walking schemes

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2020

Thank you to the many people who have given their feedback on the Greater Cambridge Partnership walking/ cycling schemes for this area: Nightingale Avenue, Red Cross Lane, Luard Road and the Hills Road Bridge. I and the other councillors received several emails every day in the week the proposals were announced: apologies to those we […]

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Nightingale Avenue — no through road

by Amanda Taylor on 10 June, 2020

As we return to normal life following the COVID-19 lockdown, there will be differences to the way we travel, given the difficulties of using public transport and maintaining social distancing. To avoid a massive increase in car use, local and national government have provided funding for changes to the road layout to make it easier […]

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Universal Bus

by Amanda Taylor on 15 May, 2020

Remember the Uni 4 bus that used to go down Hills Road between the hospital and university sites? It used to go from the Biomedical Campus past the Perse, Homerton and Hills Rd VI Form College. Its main purpose was for the University of Cambridge staff and students, but anybody could use it. The service […]

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COVID-19 cases in Cambridgeshire

by Amanda Taylor on 11 May, 2020

I am indebted to James Berry for his regular analysis of the COVID-19 statistics to show the picture in Cambridgeshire. James drills down into the figures provided by Public Health England to get the local picture. In Cambridgeshire we are faring better than elsewhere. Here are dashboards, starting from the beginning of March. The latest […]

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Bin collections

by Amanda Taylor on 24 April, 2020

There have been a lot of questions about bin collections over the past month. Here is some news: The City Council is announcing that green bin/brown bag waste collection will resume from 4th May. They are trying for both of the two expected dates in May, but are only guaranteeing one of them because social distancing within […]

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County Council Conservatives are proposing to abolish the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC), a committee of Cambridge councillors which takes decisions on traffic matters in Cambridge, such as parking restrictions. Many local residents have attended the committee to speak, notably on the Morley residents’ parking scheme. Liberal Democrat councillors are very concerned that the abolition […]

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Free school meals

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, many families are facing changed circumstances, including financial ones. If you have children, it is possible they may be entitled to free school meals. Applying for free school meals not only fulfils the obvious benefit but it also means your child’s school receives pupil premium funding, extra money for […]

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