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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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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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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 January, 2018

The yellow lines in Cavendish Avenue and Baldock Way and the disabled parking bay on Baldock Way were painted in the autumn.  Low-level fencing for the verges in the middle section of Baldock Way is also now in place. Yellow lines in Gunhild Close and Fendon Close have now been painted.

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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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