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Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Cambridge Residents’ Parking: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2016

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 costs from £1 a week for a 9-5 Monday-Friday scheme (extra for more hours or including a weekend). There is usually a joining […]

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Bogus burglar alarm calls

by Amanda Taylor on 6 August, 2016

Kate Thwaites, Cambridgeshire Constabulary Community Safety Officer for Cambridge, has sent a warning about bogus burglar alarm sales calls. Earlier this week we received a reported involving a Home Security company cold calling an elderly resident in Cambridge and trying to sell them an alarm system for their home. The salesperson for the company, based […]

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The Queen Edith’s News is out!

by Amanda Taylor on 11 March, 2016

You read it here first … local news on The Netherhall School, parking, bins, transport projects, and new voting arrangements. If you’d like to receive news bulletins on council and community matters, drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll add you to my list.

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Speedwatch in Queen Edith’s Way

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2016

Speeding is a frequent cause of complaint to councillors – and most people are saying, ’Slow down!’  Fast traffic is intimidating, putting people off walking and cycling, or letting their children do so. The result: more motor traffic. Speed causes accidents – police say it is the cause of about a third of traffic collisions […]

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Parking survey in the Morley area

by Amanda Taylor on 1 November, 2015

Working with residents, I am surveying the streets in the north of Queen Edith’s on parking problems. The streets suffer from a daily influx of visitors: students, office workers, shoppers, Leisure Centre visitors – and even hospital staff. This severely limits the parking spaces for  local people, and there has also been dangerous parking, cars […]

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Conservative county councillors and County Council Highways officers are proposing to switch off streetlights between midnight and 6am in an attempt to make the books balance, in the face of swingeing cuts to councils from the government. We believe this will have an unacceptable impact on road safety and on individual safety in Cambridge, given […]

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Police report

by Amanda Taylor on 29 August, 2015

The neighbourhood police report a burglary in Gunhild Way this month, with forced entry breaking glass in a back door. There has also been criminal damage in the vicinity of Long Road. Bicycles have been stolen in Holbrook Road (from a shed), Long Road, Hills Road and Addenbrooke’s. The current police priorities for the next […]

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Sedley Taylor Road: bother with builders

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2015

Builders are giving rise to concern in Sedley Taylor Road and last week residents requested my help in addressing issues around parking and anti-social noise. Cars and larger vehicles are reported as parking on yellow lines and blocking driveways and pavements. I have taken this up with the local police and the County Council, the […]

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Guided Busway lights are going in!

by Amanda Taylor on 2 July, 2015

At long last, work has begun to instal lights on the bridleway along the Guided Busway. This is the culmination of a campaign that started in 2012, with a LightTheCycleway! petition presented to the Conservative County Council Cabinet requesting lighting on the southern section of the Busway, between the railway station and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Trenching […]

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Drugs, burglaries, parking and cycling offences

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2015

The South Cambridge police have just released their report on activities over the first five months of 2015. The have been focussing on priorities set in February by the South Area Committee: the supply of Class A drugs; burglaries; speeding, and anti-social cycling and parking, especially outside schools. Here is their report: Police report June […]

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