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Decision coming up for local keyworker housing

by Amanda Taylor on 3 February, 2021

Liberal Democrat councillors are set to find out if their campaign for local keyworker housing is successful when outline planning permission for the GB1 housing development in Queen Edith’s is considered by the planning committee on Wednesday 3rd February. Queen Edith’s councillor Colin McGerty has been working with developers who in turn held discussions with […]

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County Council Conservatives are proposing to abolish the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC), a committee of Cambridge councillors which takes decisions on traffic matters in Cambridge, such as parking restrictions. Many local residents have attended the committee to speak, notably on the Morley residents’ parking scheme. Liberal Democrat councillors are very concerned that the abolition […]

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Library computer charges crash

by Amanda Taylor on 6 September, 2018

The Conservatives’ decision to charge people for using library computers has been a complete failure. Computer use is down 55% in Cambridgeshire’s libraries and the charging scheme has raised £4000 against a prediction of £50,000. The Liberal Democrats and thousands of residents (see our petition) opposed the charges, saying it would both put people off […]

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New residents’ parking scheme for Coleridge West

by Amanda Taylor on 24 July, 2018

A new residents’ parking scheme was approved this evening for a residents’ parking zone to be named ‘Coleridge West’, between Mill Road, Coleridge Road and Cambridge Leisure. It will operate Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm. Hours have been amended following comments from residents and the bowling club. Residents in ‘Coleridge East’ (Lichfield – Perne […]

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Residents’ Parking: How is it for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 8 June, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting throughout the city on residents’ parking, and most Queen Edith’s should be consulted in the next year. Demand in some streets is very high and the established schemes are popular, but we recognize that it’s not the right solution for everywhere. The city has been notionally divided up into 26 […]

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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 starts at just over £1 a week per permit. There are discounts for less polluting vehicles. Each household can buy up to three […]

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New residents’ parking scheme advertised

by Amanda Taylor on 10 May, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council has advertised a new residents’ parking scheme in the area between Cherry Hinton Road and Mill Road, named ‘Coleridge West’. You can view the advertisement in the paper, on lampposts, or on the Traffic Regulation Orders page on the County Council’s website at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/traffic-regulation-orders/. Comment — for or against — by 4th […]

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Please welcome Councillor Colin McGerty!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 May, 2018

The Queen Edith’s Lib Dem Focus Team has a new councillor, Cllr Colin McGerty. In yesterday’s City Council elections, Colin polled 1,259 votes to become our new city councillor for the next four years. Here is the result: Colin McGerty, Liberal Democrat: 1259 votes (44.2%) Dan Greef, Labour: 827 votes (29.0%) Manas Deb, Conservative: 543 […]

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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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