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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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Beyond the Blue Bin

by Amanda Taylor on 14 November, 2009

Starting 16th November, Viridor will be handling the recycling materials    from Cambridge blue bins. Cambridge blue bins are the place to throw all your dry recyclables —   cardboard, paper, aluminium and steel cans, Tetrapaks, glass,   aerosols and plastic bottles. On Tuesday 10th November, five city councillors, three City Rangers, two customer services staff and Vicky […]

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November bus changes

by Amanda Taylor on 18 October, 2009

I have been notified* of changes to Stagecoach and Whippet bus services from Sunday 29 November 2009. The table shows which services are changing and the impact of that change. Bus changes No 09 One change that affects us is to the Citi 1 and Citi 2 routes. The Citi 1 will now go down […]

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Dear Cllr Taylor, Apologies for the delay in getting this display up and running. Our
contractor’s engineers did inspect the site almost immediately. It was found that there
was a power failure to the shelter, which has burnt the main fuse to both the shelter and
the display. Because this is not part of the display’s circuitry, our contractors were
neither able nor authorized to replace the fuse. I have since then been in contact with
the Street Lighting team at the council, who as well is not responsible for power to
shelters, and we have sourced a certified electrician to do the job. I am expecting that
they will visit the shelter sometime next week, and let me know what the outcome is.
Hopefully this should be sorted out next week, but if there are any further delays, I will
let you know.

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Abandoned car on Gunhild Close

by Amanda Taylor on 7 October, 2009

A car has been left on the corner of Gunhild Close for the past four weeks. One of our Focus deliverers reported it to me and the Council will now be taking action to have it removed. If you notice any abandoned vehicles, ring the City Council on 458282.

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The Lib Dem City Council has divided Cambridge into four areas so that local issues can be determined locally. The area meetings decide on smaller planning applications and environmental, leisure and community grants as well as other issues, including policing priorities. These meetings are open to the public. The South Area covers Queen Edith’s, Cherry […]

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Smoking medics’ mess

by Amanda Taylor on 17 September, 2009

I have recently received fresh complaints about litter and disturbance caused by Addenbrooke’s staff on the streets near the hospital. Although staff were given a smoking area after complaints when the hospital site went smoke-free, they continue to gather in neighbouring streets to smoke.  Residents of Greenlands and Red Cross Lane have been in touch […]

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The Garden’s begun!

by Amanda Taylor on 12 September, 2009

The digging got underway today — loads of people of all ages from 3 upwards, and plenty of sunshine to help things along. The garden now has its own blog:

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