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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2018

Yellow lines have now been painted in the following streets: Topcliffe Way — done Netherhall Way — done Chalk Grove/ Netherhall Way junction — done Beaumont Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction — done Lichfield Road — done Double yellow lines for the Hills Road end of Cavendish Avenue, the top part of Baldock Way, […]

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The Greater Cambridge Partnership (City Deal) is presenting three travel strategies designed to get people in and out of Cambridge more quickly, reliably and in a more sustainable fashion. The route starts at the Biomedical Campus (the Addenbrooke’s site) and runs along the A1307 to Haverhill. The strategies encompass everything from major new infrastructure such […]

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Liberal Democrat petition against library computer charges

by Amanda Taylor on 18 February, 2018

Liberal Democrats in Cambridgeshire have launched a campaign to protect free use of computers at libraries. County councillors last week considered a package of measures for the future of the library service, building on workshops with the public and library campaigners as well as with councillors. The measures included several sensible initiatives, such as improving […]

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What’s all this about residents’ parking?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2018

Residents’ parking could be coming to your street soon, or at any rate, a consultation about it. The County Council has embarked on a programme of parking consultations covering most of the city. Up till now, residents’ parking schemes have been developed after evidence of demand, as with the Morley scheme in this area; but […]

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Residents in the west Coleridge area have given their backing to a new residents’ parking scheme covering the area between Cherry Hinton Road, Mill Road and Coleridge Road. The County Council ran a consultation there at the end of last year, as well as in the Accordia estate off Brooklands Avenue, in the Staffordshire Street […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 28 December, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th January. There are only a few minor works for our area this time, including an intriguing hunt for a gas supply in Cherry Hinton Road. Check out: Coleridge Road Cowper Road Hills […]

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Cambridge to Brighton

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2017

Here’s some good news: next May, we’ll be able to take direct trains to Brighton from Cambridge, and next year, to Maidstone too. Travelling to Gatwick Airport is about to get easier too – through trains will mean no more struggling with luggage on the Underground. Govia has been planning improvements to Thameslink for some […]

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On Tuesday, the County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure committee will be considering proposals for changes to parking charges in the city, including residents’ parking permit fees as well as on-street and Park & Ride parking charges. Some of the proposals are good news, like the removal of Park & Ride parking charges, charges that […]

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Residents’ parking comes to Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 23 October, 2017

Work has begun on a residents’ parking scheme. The new scheme will be known as ‘Morley’ after the primary school on Blinco Grove – and will ipso facto also share a name with Liberal MP and founder of Homerton College, Samuel Morley. It will include Blinco Grove, Marshall Road, Hartington Grove, Rathmore Road & Close […]

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Conservatives vote to close 19 children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 17 October, 2017

Conservative councillors have voted en bloc to close 19 children’s centres across the county, including Homerton, Romsey Mill and Cherry Hinton in this area. The decision has been met with widespread dismay from parents concerned about the loss of vital services, including post-natal care, parenting classes and work with troubled families – all for a […]

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