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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

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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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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Goodbye Budgen’s. You will be missed!

by Amanda Taylor on 8 February, 2018

Adkin’s Corner joins Perne Road and Cherry Hinton Road and is named after W J Adkins, who ran a grocery store there in the 1960s. This later become part of the Budgen’s group. Budgen’s is quite the local institution, well supported locally and popular for its friendly staff as well as its good range of […]

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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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Residents in the west Coleridge area have given their backing to a new residents’ parking scheme covering the area between Cherry Hinton Road, Mill Road and Coleridge Road. The County Council ran a consultation there at the end of last year, as well as in the Accordia estate off Brooklands Avenue, in the Staffordshire Street […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 28 December, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th January. There are only a few minor works for our area this time, including an intriguing hunt for a gas supply in Cherry Hinton Road. Check out: Coleridge Road Cowper Road Hills […]

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Are you an apple lover? Not the hi-tec sort, but the lovely fresh tasty delicious fruit that links us with our history and which comes in an incredible 800 varieties. The Cambridge Community Collection, under the auspices of the City Council, is running a project to plant two of each variety of apple tree, creating […]

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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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