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Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

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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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 14 September, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 16th and 30th September – please see previous posts for works already in progress. Check out: Glebe Road Hinton Avenue Hills Road Elsworth Place Blinco Grove Cavendish Avenue Coleridge Road The extent of the works […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 10 September, 2017

Last year, there were several successful bids to the  County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area. The Traffic Regulation order for parking restrictions has been advertised for Netherhall Way, Chalk Grove and Beaumont Road. TRO for Netherhall Chalk and Beaumont.  (NB The file says Netherhall Road instead of Netherhall Way but I have […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 1 September, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th September – please see previous posts for works already in progress. Check out: Glebe Road Queen Edith’s Way Robinson Way Frances Crick Avenue Addenbrooke’s Road The extent of the works varies from […]

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Lichfield Road yellow lines

by Amanda Taylor on 11 August, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the parking restrictions plans for Lichfield Road – it’s been very helpful. The yellow lines at the the bus stop, opposite the hall and at the Coleridge Road junction,  and the H-markings outside the entrances to the flats have been generally welcomed. The only issue people […]

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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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Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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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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