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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2018

Yellow lines have now been painted in the following streets: Topcliffe Way — done Netherhall Way — done Chalk Grove/ Netherhall Way junction — done Beaumont Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction — done Lichfield Road — done Double yellow lines for the Hills Road end of Cavendish Avenue, the top part of Baldock Way, […]

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The Greater Cambridge Partnership (City Deal) is presenting three travel strategies designed to get people in and out of Cambridge more quickly, reliably and in a more sustainable fashion. The route starts at the Biomedical Campus (the Addenbrooke’s site) and runs along the A1307 to Haverhill. The strategies encompass everything from major new infrastructure such […]

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Liberal Democrat petition against library computer charges

by Amanda Taylor on 18 February, 2018

Liberal Democrats in Cambridgeshire have launched a campaign to protect free use of computers at libraries. County councillors last week considered a package of measures for the future of the library service, building on workshops with the public and library campaigners as well as with councillors. The measures included several sensible initiatives, such as improving […]

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What’s all this about residents’ parking?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2018

Residents’ parking could be coming to your street soon, or at any rate, a consultation about it. The County Council has embarked on a programme of parking consultations covering most of the city. Up till now, residents’ parking schemes have been developed after evidence of demand, as with the Morley scheme in this area; but […]

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Cambridge Residents’ Parking: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 10 February, 2018

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). Costs are going up on […]

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Park and Ride Victory

by Amanda Taylor on 6 February, 2018

Parking charges at the Babraham Road and other Park and Ride sites will END on 1st April. After four years in which usage of the Park & Ride sites has slumped, County Council Conservatives have at last admitted the daily charge was a mistake. When the Tories proposed the charges, I opposed them, knowing that […]

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Council relents on visitor parking permit rise

by Amanda Taylor on 14 November, 2017

I’m pleased to report that the County Council Highways Committee did not vote through the very steep price rise for visitor permits in residents’ parking schemes today. Instead, they asked the officers to look again at the charging structure, particularly ways in which the charges could remain affordable by people depending on family visits.  Here […]

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On Tuesday, the County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure committee will be considering proposals for changes to parking charges in the city, including residents’ parking permit fees as well as on-street and Park & Ride parking charges. Some of the proposals are good news, like the removal of Park & Ride parking charges, charges that […]

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Residents’ parking update

by Amanda Taylor on 4 November, 2017

A new residents’ parking scheme is being installed in the Morley area (from the Cherry Hinton Rd/ Hills Rd junction down to Blinco Grove).  The residents’ parking signs are now all in place. Parking_Guide___Morley_Area_2017 Parking bays have been painted on parts of Rathmore Road and Marshall Road, and lining will follow. Rock Road will be […]

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Conservatives vote to close 19 children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 17 October, 2017

Conservative councillors have voted en bloc to close 19 children’s centres across the county, including Homerton, Romsey Mill and Cherry Hinton in this area. The decision has been met with widespread dismay from parents concerned about the loss of vital services, including post-natal care, parenting classes and work with troubled families – all for a […]

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