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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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Save The Haven!

by Amanda Taylor on 23 December, 2018

Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to close The Haven, a supported living scheme in Wulfstan Way. The Haven was purpose-built – only 13 years ago – for older people with mental health problems, but now the County Council is saying it’s not up to standard and must close. The scheme comprises eight flats as […]

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Road and pavement repairs

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2018

Potholes and pavement surfaces and drains are always causing problems! We are constantly asking County Council Highways officers to attend to problems, and are pleased to report some action on some: Drains have been cleared in Baldock Way and Marshall Road, and the ones in Hills Road should be done soon. Some pavement defects have […]

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Thunderstorm alert

by Amanda Taylor on 20 July, 2018

The Met Office has advised the County Council that we may be getting severe weather later today and perhaps tomorrow. With the obvious pleas not to shoot the messenger, here is what they have to say: The probability of Cambridgeshire being within the area of concern, or outside it, is very marginal BUT there is […]

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Local collection for refugees in Northern France

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group is having a collection of clothes, food and other essentials at St John’s Church next Saturday, 14th July. They are looking for men’s clothes in small and medium sizes, tents, basic foodstuffs and toiletries. Torches and trainers, blankets and sleeping bags are also particularly welcome. Here’s a full list […]

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Gas repairs in Nightingale Avenue

by Amanda Taylor on 1 June, 2018

The County Council informs me that Nightingale Avenue will experience some ‘disuption’ at the end of this month/ beginning of July, as Cadent Gas are carrying out repairs to a leaky gas main. The biggest impact will be to pedestrians, as the work will be mostly on the pavement and verge of the street except […]

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New residents’ parking scheme advertised

by Amanda Taylor on 10 May, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council has advertised a new residents’ parking scheme in the area between Cherry Hinton Road and Mill Road, named ‘Coleridge West’. You can view the advertisement in the paper, on lampposts, or on the Traffic Regulation Orders page on the County Council’s website at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/traffic-regulation-orders/. Comment — for or against — by 4th […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 25 April, 2018

The County Council has advised me of the following roadworks taking place next week. There are only a few minor works for our area this time. Check out: Hills Road Cherry Hinton Road There will also be traffic counts taking place. Please see the attachment for details of all roadworks in Cambridge, so you can […]

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