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Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that its works to upgrade the roundabout at the Fendon Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction will not finish in April, as planned, but will continue until July, due to issues arising from complex underground utilities cables which had not been revealed in the original surveys. But that is three […]

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Roundabout update

by Amanda Taylor on 14 January, 2020

Most of the utility diversion work for the Fendon Road roundabout has now been completed and the contractors are working very hard to ensure they complete the works on time. Here are the dates and times for the next series of drop-in sessions where you can chat with the County Council officers managing the project: […]

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The next station is … Addenbrooke’s!

by Amanda Taylor on 9 January, 2020

We believe a station on the Biomedical Campus would play a vital role in reducing car movements to the area, and consequently commuter and visitor parking. A station at Addenbrooke’s to serve the hospital and the rest of the Biomedical Campus is badly needed and Liberal Democrats in Queen Edith’s and beyond have been campaigning […]

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Fendon Road roundabout works

by Amanda Taylor on 24 September, 2019

The County Council are holding the first of a series of monthly drop-in sessions for the works to remodel the Fendon Road roundabout and construct pedestrian crossings. The first session will be between 2.00 and 3.00 this Thursday (26th September) in the Milton Room at St James’ Church on Wulfstan Way. Local residents are welcome […]

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Residents’ parking

by Amanda Taylor on 18 August, 2019

My review last year of the Morley residents’ parking review showed a need for some short-stay parking spaces near the library and school for daytime volunteers and visitors. I shared the feedback with parking officers and the Council has now advertised a Traffic Regulation Order for some Pay & Display bays, as well as a […]

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Starting soon: zebra crossings and roundabout redesign

by Amanda Taylor on 10 August, 2019

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian crossings and redesigning the roundabout joining Fendon Road, Mowbray Road and Queen Edith’s Way. The County Council has scheduled works to start on 9th September. There will be three public exhibitions in the area to present the plans: Exhibition events Thursday 29 August 2019, 12.00pm to 2.00pm, […]

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Cherry Hinton Road

by Amanda Taylor on 22 May, 2019

Tories’ Shire Hall gamble

by Amanda Taylor on 17 May, 2019

Following a meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday, Cambridgeshire County Council has announced Brookgate as its preferred bidder for the council’s Shire Hall site in Cambridge. The decision was taken in confidential session, although I and the other Liberal Democrat councillors voted against the exclusion of the press and public — ‘clearing the public gallery’ […]

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Pavement parking

by Amanda Taylor on 4 April, 2019

Pavement: for pedestrians. That’s whom they are intended for. Yet only too often, pedestrians can’t walk on the pavement safely because it’s blocked by parked cars. Not only does that mean people have to squeeze past cars and risk the doors opening in front of them, or walk in the road, but the cars are […]

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South Area: policing, transport projects and grants

by Amanda Taylor on 1 April, 2019

Next Monday’s South Area meeting will be at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre, starting at 7pm. The agenda is a full one with some new presentations as well as the regular items. Highlights are the police report, a presentation on new transport projects from the County Cycling Team — including new pedestrian crossings and changes […]

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