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Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Residents’ parking scheme about to launch

by Amanda Taylor on 7 October, 2017

After many years of discussion and debate – plus plenty of legwork – residents’ parking is about to arrive in Queen Edith’s. It has been named the ‘Morley’ residents’ parking scheme after the excellent Morley Memorial Primary School in Blinco Grove; and it will include the streets from Elsworth Place to Blinco Grove inclusive, plus […]

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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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The councillor who chairs the Cambridgeshire County Council Children and Young People Committee, Simon Bywater, has announced that the debate on the children’s centre closures will be pulled from the 10th October committee meeting, and will instead be on the agenda of the full council meeting on 17th October. This means all county councillors will […]

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Help us save Homerton … and 18 other children’s centres!

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2017

With other Lib Dem councillors, I have been running a campaign challenging  the County Council’s proposals to ‘redesignate’ (close) 19 children’s centres, including Homerton in Holbrook Road, whose services would be moved to the Central Library in the city centre — costly for families in terms of time and money. Other centres on the hit […]

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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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More children’s centre drop-in events

by Amanda Taylor on 9 August, 2017

Following pressure from a number of concerned councillors and campaigners, the county council has announced eight more drop-in sessions about the proposals to close 19 children’s centres. The times should also be better for many working parents too. Here is an updated list of events with the new ones shown in bold. Tuesday 15th August, […]

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Last stop for the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Whippet is deregistering 17 bus services in Cambridge, claiming they are unprofitable. The following services will take their last journeys on 2nd September. Service 1                   Hilton – Hemingfords – St Ives Service 1A                 St Ives – Fenstanton – Cambridge Service 2                   Cambridge – Hardwick – Toft – Caldecote – Boxworth Service 3                   Papworth […]

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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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Children’s centres consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2017

Many thanks to everybody who’s signed our petition opposing the  County Council’s theats of cuts to children’s centres. It’s grown like wildfire since we launched it last Monday; this shows just how much the children’s centres and services are valued, not just by the people who use them but by the whole community. There are […]

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Conservatives threaten our children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 11 July, 2017

Conservative councillors have today voted in favour of going ahead with a consultation to close 19 children’s centres, including Homerton Children’s Centre in Holbrook Road. The centres themselves were only told last Tuesday, just as a public consultation is about to start. In Cambridge, the Tories will also close children’s centres at Romsey Mill, Fawcett, […]

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