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COVID cycling/walking schemes

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2020

Thank you to the many people who have given their feedback on the Greater Cambridge Partnership walking/ cycling schemes for this area: Nightingale Avenue, Red Cross Lane, Luard Road and the Hills Road Bridge. I and the other councillors received several emails every day in the week the proposals were announced: apologies to those we […]

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County Council Conservatives are proposing to abolish the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC), a committee of Cambridge councillors which takes decisions on traffic matters in Cambridge, such as parking restrictions. Many local residents have attended the committee to speak, notably on the Morley residents’ parking scheme. Liberal Democrat councillors are very concerned that the abolition […]

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Free school meals

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, many families are facing changed circumstances, including financial ones. If you have children, it is possible they may be entitled to free school meals. Applying for free school meals not only fulfils the obvious benefit but it also means your child’s school receives pupil premium funding, extra money for […]

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Cherry Hinton Road

by Amanda Taylor on 22 May, 2019

Save The Haven!

by Amanda Taylor on 23 December, 2018

Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to close The Haven, a supported living scheme in Wulfstan Way. The Haven was purpose-built – only 13 years ago – for older people with mental health problems, but now the County Council is saying it’s not up to standard and must close. The scheme comprises eight flats as […]

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Celebrating trees … with talks and tea in Hills Road

by Amanda Taylor on 17 November, 2018

As the old Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” If you love trees and enjoy the benefits they bring to the environment, then come and join in the fun next Saturday (24th November). The creative Hills Road Residents Association is putting […]

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Road and pavement repairs

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2018

Potholes and pavement surfaces and drains are always causing problems! We are constantly asking County Council Highways officers to attend to problems, and are pleased to report some action on some: Drains have been cleared in Baldock Way and Marshall Road, and the ones in Hills Road should be done soon. Some pavement defects have […]

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Library computer charges crash

by Amanda Taylor on 6 September, 2018

The Conservatives’ decision to charge people for using library computers has been a complete failure. Computer use is down 55% in Cambridgeshire’s libraries and the charging scheme has raised £4000 against a prediction of £50,000. The Liberal Democrats and thousands of residents (see our petition) opposed the charges, saying it would both put people off […]

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New residents’ parking scheme for Coleridge West

by Amanda Taylor on 24 July, 2018

A new residents’ parking scheme was approved this evening for a residents’ parking zone to be named ‘Coleridge West’, between Mill Road, Coleridge Road and Cambridge Leisure. It will operate Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm. Hours have been amended following comments from residents and the bowling club. Residents in ‘Coleridge East’ (Lichfield – Perne […]

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Thunderstorm alert

by Amanda Taylor on 20 July, 2018

The Met Office has advised the County Council that we may be getting severe weather later today and perhaps tomorrow. With the obvious pleas not to shoot the messenger, here is what they have to say: The probability of Cambridgeshire being within the area of concern, or outside it, is very marginal BUT there is […]

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