Councillor Amanda Taylor

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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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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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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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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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