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Apply days and scary scarecrows

by Amanda Taylor on 18 October, 2015

Autumn’s a lovely season, blessed with warm golden colours and sometimes graced by unexpected sunshine. It’s also the time of year when we celebrate that most English of fruits, The Apple. We have TWO Apple Days in Queen Edith’s (please tell me if you know of more!): one at Rock Road Library Garden and one […]

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Rural Tory and UKIP county councillors have today voted to convert the top floor of Cambridge Central Library into an enterprise centre run by an outside company (KORA), and to close the café. Cllr Barbara Ashwood (Lib Dem) opened the debate by saying that while she is generally very supportive of the library service, she […]

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The new Queen Edith … opening up soon

by Amanda Taylor on 21 February, 2015

The new pub on Wulfstan Way is looking more and more like a welcome house, and we are looking forward to enjoying a drink there soon. Another good sign is that the owners have submitted their licence application – have a look here: Queen Edith licence premises licence application and comment if you wish to […]

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Cambridge City Council’s planning committee this week discussed the relocation of Papworth hospital to the Addenbrooke’s site. The application is for a New Papworth Hospital, allowing relocation from the hospital’s current site in Papworth Everard, 13 miles from Cambridge. The hospital is the largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK and includes the country’s main […]

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Speaking up for nursing mothers

by Amanda Taylor on 14 October, 2014

The breastfeeding drop-in group that meets at Homerton Children’s Centre has been told it will have to close at Christmas due to funding cuts. Today, I took the campaign to Shire Hall, and urged councillors responsible for health and children’s services to help me identify funding to keep it going. I have received assurances that […]

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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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Lib Dems announce free school lunches for infants

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2013

At the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow last week, I heard the good news that all pupils at infant schools in England are to receive free school lunches from September 2014. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to make the formal announcement. In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form […]

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Morley Memorial School Fête this afternoon

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2013

Today, Saturday July 6, Morley Memorial Primary School holds its annual school fête. There is something for everyone: face-painting, bouncy castles and trampolines for the under 8s, arts and crafts for the creative types, and plenty of scope for finding a bargain or something special from the various stalls, which include local businesses such as […]

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Summer barbecue in a riverside garden

by Amanda Taylor on 9 June, 2013

The Liberal Democrats are holding a summer barbecue on June 23rd, in the delightful surroundings of the riverside garden of Key’s Cottage in Meldreth. Key’s Cottage is just 5 minutes’ walk from Meldreth Station, and Meldreth is just a couple of stops from Cambridge on the Kings Cross line. Please contact me or another member […]

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Bears, benches and books

by Amanda Taylor on 6 June, 2013

Rock Road Library is looking set to be a bit of a bear garden this Saturday. First off, there’s the regular Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for young children. These events are run by two lively and inspiring storytellers, Judith and Judy. The number of children grows every time: what more can I say? […]

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