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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Residents’ parking update

by Amanda Taylor on 29 September, 2017

As there have been lots of questions about residents’ parking, here is an update. The Morley area of Queen Edith’s will have a residents’ parking scheme installed in the next few weeks, following majority support last year. The County Council informs me that Skanska will be installing signage mid-October and having yellow lines painted at […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 14 September, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 16th and 30th September – please see previous posts for works already in progress. Check out: Glebe Road Hinton Avenue Hills Road Elsworth Place Blinco Grove Cavendish Avenue Coleridge Road The extent of the works […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 10 September, 2017

Last year, there were several successful bids to the  County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area. The Traffic Regulation order for parking restrictions has been advertised for Netherhall Way, Chalk Grove and Beaumont Road. TRO for Netherhall Chalk and Beaumont.  (NB The file says Netherhall Road instead of Netherhall Way but I have […]

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Big Green Bus Company to take over the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 2 September, 2017

The Haverhill-based Big Green Bus Company has taken over the 114 bus service running between Addenbrooke’s and the Grafton Centre, previously operated by Whippet Coaches before they deregistered the 114 and 16 other services at the beginning of the summer. The route is the same but timings are slightly different. Here is the new timetable. […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 1 September, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th September – please see previous posts for works already in progress. Check out: Glebe Road Queen Edith’s Way Robinson Way Frances Crick Avenue Addenbrooke’s Road The extent of the works varies from […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 13 August, 2017

Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement programme funds improvements to roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, parking restrictions, speed limit changes and footway and pedestrian crossing improvements costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and councillors have to assess bids for Queen Edith’s with bids across the city, but we have been […]

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Lichfield Road yellow lines

by Amanda Taylor on 11 August, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the parking restrictions plans for Lichfield Road – it’s been very helpful. The yellow lines at the the bus stop, opposite the hall and at the Coleridge Road junction,  and the H-markings outside the entrances to the flats have been generally welcomed. The only issue people […]

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Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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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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Thunder and lightning expected tomorrow

by Amanda Taylor on 5 July, 2017

The Met Office is warning of the risk of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire tomorrow. Very warm and very humid air is expected to arrive across many eastern and southern parts of the UK during tonight,  increasing the likelihood of some high rainfall totals falling over a short space of time. Severe thunderstorms could […]

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