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Archive for the ‘Arts and heritage’ Category

Meet the Candidates: St John the Evangelist

by Amanda Taylor on 19 April, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of an impending General Election and a metro mayor election, I am working hard defending my county council seat. Elections take place on 4th May. Tomorrow night, Thursday 20th April, I shall be at St John’s Church for the Queen Edith’s Community Forum’s hustings for the county council elections, along with […]

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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats manifesto launched

by Amanda Taylor on 31 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have today launched our manifesto for the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council and mayoral elections.

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Kora — kaput

by Amanda Taylor on 28 June, 2015

 On Friday, Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee rescinded its earlier decisions to allow Kora-Regus to set up an Enterprise Centre in Cambridge Central Library. Conservatives on the County Council, who had previously voted through the proposal en bloc (first in March and again in June), this time voted to rescind the decision […]

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Library Enterprise Centre: next stop Council

by Amanda Taylor on 5 June, 2015

To: Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire County Council Quentin Baker, Chief Legal Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council I wish to request a review of the decision on the Enterprise Centre taken at Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee on 2nd June, and would like it to be debated at Full Council, or at GPC, should the quorum […]

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Rediscover the Rock Road of 100 years ago

by Amanda Taylor on 17 November, 2014

As the chilling stories of the First World War are retold in this centenary commemoration, do you sometimes wonder what everyday life was like in 1914 in this area? Not just for those at the front, but for children, wives and families at home; for land girls, conscientious objectors, and other non-combatants? The Friends of […]

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by Amanda Taylor on 4 November, 2014

The new Party President of the Liberal Democrats is Baroness Sal Brinton, who for many years worked and lived in Cambridge, including a spell in Cavendish Avenue. Sal stood twice for Parliament in South East Cambridgeshire before moving to Watford and was Education Spokes and Group Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Cambridgeshire County Council. […]

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Nine Wells bird survey by local resident John Meed

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2014

Local musician John Meed is a singer-songwriter of folk with a political angle – but there is more than one string to his bow. He’s also made a study of local birds, and has been carrying out counts over the past few years; his research has provided valuable evidence in submissions to the Cambridge Local […]

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Last night, the new Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Gerri Bird, and the vice-chair of Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, came to cut the tape across the new doors to the library garden and to help us launch the new community room. We heard from the Friends of Rock Road Library Treasurer James Berry about […]

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Three men in a boat in a library

by Amanda Taylor on 23 March, 2014

The Friends of Rock Road Library invite local residents to enjoy a dramatisation of Jerome K Jerome’s comic novel Three Men in a Boat – a one-man show by local actor Geoff Hales. The show is at Rock Road Library and starts at 8 p.m. after a welcome drink. There is no fixed charge but […]

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