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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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Residents’ parking scheme about to launch

by Amanda Taylor on 7 October, 2017

After many years of discussion and debate – plus plenty of legwork – residents’ parking is about to arrive in Queen Edith’s. It has been named the ‘Morley’ residents’ parking scheme after the excellent Morley Memorial Primary School in Blinco Grove; and it will include the streets from Elsworth Place to Blinco Grove inclusive, plus […]

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The councillor who chairs the Cambridgeshire County Council Children and Young People Committee, Simon Bywater, has announced that the debate on the children’s centre closures will be pulled from the 10th October committee meeting, and will instead be on the agenda of the full council meeting on 17th October. This means all county councillors will […]

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Help us save Homerton … and 18 other children’s centres!

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2017

With other Lib Dem councillors, I have been running a campaign challenging  the County Council’s proposals to ‘redesignate’ (close) 19 children’s centres, including Homerton in Holbrook Road, whose services would be moved to the Central Library in the city centre — costly for families in terms of time and money. Other centres on the hit […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Last year, there were several successful bids to the  County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area.  Council highways officers have been working up plans, and I now have provisional drawings for: Netherhall Way Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Chalk Grove Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Beaumont Road Beaumont Road parking restrictions Lichfield Road […]

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Children’s centres consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2017

Many thanks to everybody who’s signed our petition opposing the  County Council’s theats of cuts to children’s centres. It’s grown like wildfire since we launched it last Monday; this shows just how much the children’s centres and services are valued, not just by the people who use them but by the whole community. There are […]

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Conservatives threaten our children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 11 July, 2017

Conservative councillors have today voted in favour of going ahead with a consultation to close 19 children’s centres, including Homerton Children’s Centre in Holbrook Road. The centres themselves were only told last Tuesday, just as a public consultation is about to start. In Cambridge, the Tories will also close children’s centres at Romsey Mill, Fawcett, […]

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