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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats manifesto launched

by Amanda Taylor on 31 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have today launched our manifesto for the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council and mayoral elections.

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More on the Morley Residents’ Parking Plan

by Amanda Taylor on 24 March, 2017

On the 14th March the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee (CJAC), composed of county and city Labour and Lib Dem councillors, approved the County Council’s Parking Plan for this area. This is the final stage of the process before implementation. At present the timetable is not fixed, but installation is expected within the next few […]

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Morley Memorial school development gets go-ahead

by Amanda Taylor on 18 March, 2017

On Thursday 16th March, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Planning Committee passed plans for the developments at Morley Memorial Primary School. The developments will bring the entire school onto a single site, and create three new classrooms, as well as make improvements to toilets, windows and the boiler, which will save the school money on maintenance. The […]

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Residents’ parking scheme passed

by Amanda Taylor on 15 March, 2017

A residents’ parking scheme for the north of Queen Edith’s has been approved by the councils’* traffic committee. The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the parking scheme was advertised to local residents and in the local paper, following  majority support by residents in the Morley area for the County Council’s proposals when consulted last year.  […]

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Hills Road cycleway: how’s it been for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 21 February, 2017

The first phase of the County Council’s new cycleway on Hills Road has had a big impact. The County tells us it has increased cycling numbers since 2013, and it certainly makes for a smoother ride, especially on the southbound side of the road. It’s changed the landscape of Hills Road.  And it’s given us […]

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Morley Residents’ Parking and how to comment

by Amanda Taylor on 24 January, 2017

The County Council has published the formal Traffic Regulation Order for the residents’ parking scheme in the Morley area (from the Cherry Hinton Road/ Hills Road junction down to Blinco Grove). People wishing to comment on the traffic regulation order for the residents’ parking scheme should visit http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MorleyResidentsParkingScheme and either use the link there or […]

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Hills Road closure: seven questions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 January, 2017

County Council officers claim there are ‘many good reasons’ why they need to close Hills Road to enable construction of new cycleways. It is set to be a 24-7 closure, starting in May and lasting for five months. I can see many reasons why this is a bad idea and have grave concerns about access […]

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The County Council intends to improve our primary school on Blinco Grove (dates from the 19th century) and to create a day nursery in the Early Years building on the corner of Baldock Way and Blinco Grove. The planning application was to have been decided this month, but has been halted to allow more work […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 12 January, 2017

The County Council runs a Local Highways Improvement Programme to fund small improvements to the public highway. Residents and groups can submit bids every autumn for projects of up to £10,000.The bids have to describe a local problem and propose a solution that can deliver lasting benefit, which has community support. Road safety is an […]

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Residents’ parking consultation results

by Amanda Taylor on 10 January, 2017

Here is the report on the consultation on residents’ parking, by County Council Parking Manager Nicola Gardner: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/cons_details.aspx?ref=540.

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