Councillor Amanda Taylor

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

Read more on this

Read this post

Read more on this

Read this post

Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Drinking up time at the Queen Edith?

by Amanda Taylor on 2 September, 2010

Cambridge City Council has received a planning application on behalf of Punch Taverns (10/0815/FUL) to demolish the Queen Edith Pub (the only pub in the Queen Ediths ward) on Wulfstan Way and replace it with eight 4-bedroomed houses. I think this was a surprise to everyone. Contrary to some suggestions, the City Council does not […]

Read more    2 Comments

Speak up for your local library

by Amanda Taylor on 25 August, 2010

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to save £2 million from its library budget — about 30%. On Monday (August 9th) they launched a consultation on different services and facilities. There is a series of public meetings and roadshows as well as a questionnaire at libraries and online at the County’s webpage. Views are sought on […]

Read more    1 Comment

New school on Gunhild Way: get your comments in now!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 August, 2010

Time is running out to comment on the competition to run a new primary school on Gunhild Way — the County Council’s consultation closes this Friday. If you haven’t already commented, you can do so up till 20th August, by writing to David Clark at Cambridgeshire County Council ([email protected]). Comments are invited from everyone, but […]

Read more    Leave a comment

This evening over 100 people crowded into the Cambridge Professional Development Centre in Trumpington to hear the two organizations bidding to run the new school set to open next year on Gunhild Way, where Netherhall Junior School is now. The Queen Edith’s Federation team, presented first. The Head, Caroline Peet, spoke of their vision over […]

Read more    1 Comment

New primary school contest

by Amanda Taylor on 13 July, 2010

The two organizations bidding to run the new primary school on Gunhild  Way in Queen Edith’s will be presenting their proposals to the public at the Cambridge Professional Development Centre in Trumpington (CB2 9NL) this Thursday 15th July. There will be public displays from 5 to 6 p.m. before the presentations. The meeting is open […]

Read more    Leave a comment

South Area Meeting, 8th July

by Amanda Taylor on 11 July, 2010

Liberal Democrat Cambridge City Council has devolved some functions to local ‘area committees’, each covering a geographical quarter of the city. Queen Edith’s is part of the South Area, which also includes Cherry Hinton and Trumpington. The committee comprises the councillors for the three wards. Last Thursday it met at Homerton College for the first […]

Read more    1 Comment

Cambridge City Council has four area committees, which take decisions on grants and other local matters, s well as planning applications. Next Thursday (8th July), the South Area Committee meets at Homerton College, and will be discussing safer neighbourhoods (that’s council-speak for community policing), licensing policy, a presentation on how people can view planning applications […]

Read more    Leave a comment

The police covering Queen Edith’s will be holding a community surgery at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre on Saturday 17th July from 4-5 p.m. They will be happy to give advice on crime prevention and discuss any concerns about the community. If you would like to receive regular updates of police activity in the area, […]

Read more    Leave a comment

I have had several complaints about the drains problems in Hills Road. Whenever we have heavy rainfall, the northbound side of the road turns into a mini-canal. The cycleways are unuseable so you have to go in the road with the cars, and you get a shower as you are waiting to cross Long Road. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

As reported earlier in the year, Cambridge City Council has allocated funds to improve the Wulfstan Way shops – £101,000 to be exact. There will be a follow-up workshop on 22nd June to discuss proposals in more detail. For more information, contact Penelope Hird — [email protected]

Read more    Leave a comment