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Residents’ parking – make your mind up time for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2016

Marshall RoadLast year, I ran an informal survey on parking in the north-west corner of Queen Edith’s — the streets opposite the colleges on Hills Road. Residents there experience heavy commuter parking from the sixth form college as well as Addenbroooke’s, Cambridge Leisure and other businesses. Many houses in the streets there do not have their own drives, so residents struggle to park their own cars in the locality.

My survey resulted in a 2-1 majority in favour of parking controls, including residents’ parking. It has taken much longer to move things on than I would have liked, but  Cambridgeshire County Council will be asking residents if they want a residents’ parking scheme. This will take the form of an official consultation; if there is a majority in favour, the Council will launch the statutory process.

Morley area

Morley area

The streets included will be: Elsworth Place, Rathmore Road, Hartington Grove, Rock Road, Blinco Grove and Magnolia Close, Marshall Road, and the sections of Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road which adjoin these streets.

Residents will very soon be receiving a mailing from Cambridgeshire County Council outlining the proposals. This will include a map showing the proposals, and there will also be information on display at Rock Road Library. You can respond either using the form provided, or on line.

For information on residents’ parking in Cambridge, see http://amandataylor.focusteam.org/2016/10/28/residents-parking-frequently-asked-questions/.

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  1. […] Councillor Taylor writes that the streets included will be Elsworth Place, Rathmore Road, Hartington Grove, Rock Road, Blinco Grove (and Magnolia Close), Marshall Road, and the sections of Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road which link these streets. Residents will soon be receiving a mailing from Cambridgeshire County Council outlining the possibilities. […]

    • No, this scheme is for the streets between Blinco Grove and Elsworth Place, as shown on the map. Many of the houses in Glebe Road have their own drives, so the road is different. The County Council has just advertised some yellow lines for Glebe Road near the school and the Baldock Way junction, for safety reasons.

      • Colin Mullan says:

        Thank you for your prompt response.

        However, despite the existence of driveways, Glebe Road is experiencing similar problems as other local streets. it would still be preferable to have residents parking only.

        I wonder if we have been excluded because of the Nursery?

        Since yellow line have been placed on one side of Baldock Way, it is more difficult to negotiate in a vehicle.

  2. Colin Mullan says:

    Glebe Road is in desperate need of residents parking. Are we big iclued in this scheme?

    • Colin Mullan says:

      Dragon voice recognition correction.
      “Glebe Road is in desperate need of Residents Parking. Are we being included in this scheme”.

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