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Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs) are the talk of Cambridge at the moment. We wanted to let you know what they mean for you — and for Queen Edith’s. Recently, the national government gave local authorities funding to help people travel safely during the pandemic. Many of the schemes implemented with this funding are Experimental […]

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Our regular South Area meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19, yet we were hit with a bombshell by the Greater Cambridge Partnership when they announced experimental road changes, with no consultation with the public or with local councillors. As our local councillors, we put on a “Meet Your Councillors” event in Nightingale Park to do […]

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COVID cycling/walking schemes

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2020

Thank you to the many people who have given their feedback on the Greater Cambridge Partnership walking/ cycling schemes for this area: Nightingale Avenue, Red Cross Lane, Luard Road and the Hills Road Bridge. I and the other councillors received several emails every day in the week the proposals were announced: apologies to those we […]

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Nightingale Avenue — no through road

by Amanda Taylor on 10 June, 2020

As we return to normal life following the COVID-19 lockdown, there will be differences to the way we travel, given the difficulties of using public transport and maintaining social distancing. To avoid a massive increase in car use, local and national government have provided funding for changes to the road layout to make it easier […]

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Universal Bus

by Amanda Taylor on 15 May, 2020

Remember the Uni 4 bus that used to go down Hills Road between the hospital and university sites? It used to go from the Biomedical Campus past the Perse, Homerton and Hills Rd VI Form College. Its main purpose was for the University of Cambridge staff and students, but anybody could use it. The service […]

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Bin collections

by Amanda Taylor on 24 April, 2020

There have been a lot of questions about bin collections over the past month. Here is some news: The City Council is announcing that green bin/brown bag waste collection will resume from 4th May. They are trying for both of the two expected dates in May, but are only guaranteeing one of them because social distancing within […]

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Free school meals

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, many families are facing changed circumstances, including financial ones. If you have children, it is possible they may be entitled to free school meals. Applying for free school meals not only fulfils the obvious benefit but it also means your child’s school receives pupil premium funding, extra money for […]

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Tories suspend parking schemes

by Amanda Taylor on 10 March, 2020

Today, Conservative councillors on Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways Committee voted to suspend a programme of consultations on new residents’ parking schemes in the city, funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. Residents’ parking schemes only go ahead if there is a majority of residents in favour. This just needs to be a simple majority, and the […]

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Wort’s Causeway: bus lane cameras going live soon

by Amanda Taylor on 6 March, 2020

Managing traffic entering the city via Wort’s Causeway has been a challenge for the County Council for many years. The Council has tried various methods of keeping the road clear for buses and emergency vehicles. Now, new bus lane cameras have been installed, which will go live at the end of March. Motorists are being […]

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Bus routes changing back

by Amanda Taylor on 28 February, 2020

I have newss from the Council and Stagecoach about the Citi 1 and Citi 2 bus routes from April, when the eastern end of Queen Edith’s Way is reopened to traffic. Stagecoach confirms that they will extend the Citi 2 back to Addenbrooke’s from April and Citi 1 & 2 will operate as close as […]

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