Amanda Taylor

News and views about Cambridge and Cambridgeshire politics, especially Queen Edith's Learn more

Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Robin Hood junction improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 18 February, 2021

Here is the County Council‘s latest update on the works at the Robin Hood junction, showing what work has been taking place, and what’s coming next: Work done in the last week Northwest Corner – Cherry Hinton Road to junction with High Street Install kerbs and path edgingsInstall chambers, ducts and socketsInstall drainage – gully […]

Read more    9 Comments

Robin Hood junction improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 12 February, 2021

Here is the County Council’s latest update on the works at the Robin Hood junction, showing what work has been taking place, and what’s coming next: Work taken place in the last weekNorthwest Corner – Cherry Hinton Road to Junction with High StreetComplete removal of existing kerbs, channel blocks and bed. Complete excavation of existing […]

Read more    1 Comment

Red Cross parking restrictions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 August, 2020

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for new parking restrictions is to be advertised for Red Cross Lane, Stansgate Avenue and Greenlands. The proposal is for double yellow lines throughout the three streets to prevent the anti-social parking residents have been experiencing. You can download a plan here: The order is expected to be advertised at […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    1 Comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

East Area meeting this week: policing report

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The next East Area meeting is Thursday 12th July, at the Cherry Trees Day Centre in St Matthew’s Street. It starts with an Open Forum when anybody can ask a question or raise an issue with councillors. Although the area meeting cannot always sort things out on the spot, it can request action from council […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Residents’ Parking: How is it for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 8 June, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting throughout the city on residents’ parking, and most Queen Edith’s should be consulted in the next year. Demand in some streets is very high and the established schemes are popular, but we recognize that it’s not the right solution for everywhere. The city has been notionally divided up into 26 […]

Read more    3 Comments

Q: What are the costs of residents’ parking in Cambridge? A: Residents’ parking schemes are self-funding, ie they are costed to pay for themselves. At present, participating in a residents’ parking scheme starts at just over £1 a week per permit. There are discounts for less polluting vehicles. Each household can buy up to three […]

Read more    12 Comments