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Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

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 […]

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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 […]

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Mayor joins families at Nightingale Avenue party

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2010

Thanks to all who came to the launch of the new facilities at Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground last Saturday: to the Mayor, Cllr Sheila Stuart, who cut the tape of the new games area and also cut the cake to the CHYPPS team who ran the games and painted faces to Mark Buckton, who ran […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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LAUNCH OF NEW MULTI-USE GAMES AREA NIGHTINGALE AVENUE RECREATION GROUND Saturday 17th July 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Families in Queen Edith’s are to be invited to party in the park to celebrate the opening of a new games area at the Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground. The event is being organised by myself […]

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Wulfstan Way shops revamp steams ahead

by Amanda Taylor on 25 June, 2010

Traders and residents are moving forward with a package of ideas to revitalize the shops at Cambridge’s Wulfstan Way and we have just held our second workshop to explore ideas.   They want to see more lighting and seating, extra parking which could be controlled so that it could be used exclusively for shoppers, a […]

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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]

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Have you visited the Nightingale Avenue rec’ lately? The City Council has put lots of extra kit in over the last few years — new climbing frames and spinners in the children’s playground, a second tennis court, a wheel-friendly path round the park, and most recently, a multi-use games area that can be used for […]

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