Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Queen Edith’s young people have been taking outdoor cookery classes as part of the City Council’s CHYYPS (Children and Young People Participation Service) this summer. On Tuesday, I was invited to go and  sample the results. Despite an unseasonally rainy day (what passes for summer in this country!) there were about 20 children chopping and […]

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Meet the police at the Queen Edith’s School Fête

by Amanda Taylor on 19 May, 2010

The Queen Edith County Primary School (Godwin Way) is holding its summer fete this Saturday, 22nd May. These events are great for their teas and hot dogs as well as other fête fun such as bouncy castles, assaults courses, music-making and games. There’s a car boot sale too, so a chance to pick up a […]

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Wulfstan Way shops makeover

by Amanda Taylor on 8 March, 2010

Ambitious plans to revitalise a Cambridge shopping centre will be unveiled on Thursday evening (March 11). The scheme for the parade of shops at Wulfstan Way is being developed following consultation last summer with local residents (see picture), including one survey carried out at the local primary school.   Projects, costing around £250,000 which include […]

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Police surgery

by Amanda Taylor on 22 February, 2010

Police Community Support Officer David Jackson will be at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre on Wednesday 3rd March between 6 and 7pm to listen to people’s concerns or comments about the neighbourhood. He will have information about making your property secure, and how to register your property using a computer data base. Please do go […]

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New sergeant for South Cambridge

by Amanda Taylor on 10 February, 2010

We welcome Sgt Gavin Townsend as the new Sergeant for the City South Neighbourhood Team. We are looking forward to meeting him soon and to discussing items of mutual interest. Our former sergeant, Gordon Morganthaler, has transferred to Peterborough: we wish him all the best for the future.

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Cambridgeshire cracking up … a plague of potholes

by Amanda Taylor on 3 February, 2010

I and other councillors have been receiving many more calls about potholes recently, partly because of the colder weather but also because of years of inadequate maintenanfce by the County Council. One of the things people get justifiably annoyed about is that potholes and other problems such as pavement holes sometimes get mended superficially, but […]

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Graffiti cleared from bus stop in record time

by Amanda Taylor on 20 January, 2010

The City Council had cleared the graffiti completely from the bus stop by Friday, thanks for the rapid response! To report graffiti within the city, email [email protected] No sign of action on the broken timetable display from the County Council yet; let’s hope it doesn’t take too long.

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Hills Road bus stop problems

by Amanda Taylor on 13 January, 2010

Real time information — the lit-up displays at bus stops that tell you when the buses are on their way — are good examples of bus companies and councils working together, and they are very useful if you’re trying to decide which bus to take, or whether it’s quicker to walk. I know that because […]

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Bin collections cancelled due to heavy snow

by Amanda Taylor on 19 December, 2009

The snow has meant that yesterday’s (Friday’s) waste collections in Cambridge had to be cancelled. There is also some impact on car parks. Details of the Council’s plans can be found on Cambridge City Council’s website, or by calling 01223 458282. Friday’s blue bin and black bin collections are now planned for Monday (21st). Green bin […]

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 This Thursday, the South Area Committee meets at the British Legion Hall, Fisher Lane, and will be deciding on environmental improvement grants. These grants are funds to improve the appearances of an area visible to the public. We will be considering a range of bids, from  hanging flower baskets in Cherry Hinton to the Trumpington […]

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