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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats manifesto launched

by Amanda Taylor on 31 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have today launched our manifesto for the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council and mayoral elections.

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Morley Memorial school development gets go-ahead

by Amanda Taylor on 18 March, 2017

On Thursday 16th March, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Planning Committee passed plans for the developments at Morley Memorial Primary School. The developments will bring the entire school onto a single site, and create three new classrooms, as well as make improvements to toilets, windows and the boiler, which will save the school money on maintenance. The […]

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Morley Memorial development

by Amanda Taylor on 11 February, 2017

The County Council is planning to develop our local primary school on Blinco Grove, Morley Memorial – but the determination of the planning application has been deferred yet again, and is now scheduled for the Planning Committee meeting on 16th March. It should have been determined last December, but the traffic statement contained serious omissions […]

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Hills Road closure: seven questions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 January, 2017

County Council officers claim there are ‘many good reasons’ why they need to close Hills Road to enable construction of new cycleways. It is set to be a 24-7 closure, starting in May and lasting for five months. I can see many reasons why this is a bad idea and have grave concerns about access […]

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The County Council intends to improve our primary school on Blinco Grove (dates from the 19th century) and to create a day nursery in the Early Years building on the corner of Baldock Way and Blinco Grove. The planning application was to have been decided this month, but has been halted to allow more work […]

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Morley Memorial plans

by Amanda Taylor on 5 December, 2016

Our local primary school, Morley Memorial, is up for improvements. The school is over 100 years old and some of its buildings need to be be brought up to modern standards. The County Council has plans for the school to have three new classrooms plus long overdue repairs. The changes will enable the whole school […]

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Schools on strike tomorrow

by Amanda Taylor on 4 July, 2016

Teachers from the NUT are on strike tomorrow. The NUT says the strike demands are to increase funding to schools and education, guarantee terms and conditions in all types of schools, and to resume negotiations on teacher contracts to allow workload to be addressed. Is your child’s school open or closed tomorrow? This listing is […]

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Peterborough and Cambridgeshire could come together with a joint authority and an elected mayor, under government devolution proposals. The good news is that the deal would bring more money for transport, housing and other infrastructure. The bad news, for many, is that the government demands an elected mayor. All the councils in Cambridgeshire and Peterbrough […]

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Fendon Road roundabout success

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2016

5-year community campaign gets results Pedestrian crossings There have been many calls over the years for pedestrian crossings on Fendon Road, and for safety improvements to the roundabout linking Fendon Road to Queen Edith’s Way and Mowbray Road. One cold November day in 2013, Queen Edith’s councillor Tim Moore recruited a team of people from […]

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All aboard the Abbey-Addenbrooke’s Express!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 April, 2016

Good news! We’re getting a new bus service. Starting next month, the new 115 service, run by Whippet, will run hourly between the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The bus will stop at both Long Road and Hills Road sixth form colleges, St Bede’s and the Perse. In the other direction, […]

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