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Here are the results for the Queen Edith’s city council election and the South Cambridgeshire parliamentary election held on 6th May 2010: Queen Edith’s City Council seat Jean Swanson (Lib Dem) 2129 — a new record! Vincenzo Marino (Con) 1221 Jonathan Goodacre (Lab) 541 Brian Westcott (Green) 334 Carol Jackson (UKIP) 122 Lib Dem majority […]

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VOTE! For what you believe in

by Amanda Taylor on 5 May, 2010

Polling stations are open May 6th from 7 AM to 10 PMQueen Edith’s voters vote at St Jamse’s Church Wulfstan Way and St John’s Church, Hills Road (opposite Homerton College). The Liberal Democrats have opened up this election and we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform our political system to one that is fair and […]

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Cambridge station improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 30 April, 2010

Train passengers are being asked to allow extra time to get to Cambridge railway station while work is carried out to improve public transport. To keep all traffic moving and minimise delay,s the roundabout outside the station will have temporary traffic lights in place for the next two weeks (starting next Tuesday, 4th May). The […]

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General Election hustings meetings

by Amanda Taylor on 21 April, 2010

The South Cambridgeshire candidates will be attending the following hustings meetings in the constituency, two of them in Queen Edith’s: 7.30 pm April 25th, Queen Edith Chapel, Wulfstan Way 10-11 am 27th April, Radio Cambridgeshire 7-9 pm 27th April, Addenbrooke’s 7.30 pm 28th April, Cottenham

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GOVERNMENT BLOCKS CITY COUNCIL’S BID TO KEEP COUNCIL HOUSE INCOME Cambridge City Council’s bid to make significant changes to the law governing “green” building has been left stagnating in the government’s in-tray. The City Council involved an enormous number of people — groups and individuals, including schools, colleges and businesses– in drawing up proposals under […]

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General Election 6th May

by Amanda Taylor on 7 April, 2010

At last! Gordon Brown has called the General Election and as anticipated, it is to be on Thursday 6th May, the same date as the local council elections. So most Queen Edith’s residents will have two votes — one for a Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire (as that is the constituency to which Queen […]

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Community build scheme for Orchard Park

by Amanda Taylor on 2 April, 2010

Cambridge City Council is to explore a community self-provision scheme on land that it owns in Orchard Park. Potential individual owners will be invited to plan and design the scheme, working with the Council and a development partner. This innovative approach to housing was approved last Monday at a meeting of my council committee, the […]

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The 250 words that dare not speak their name

by Amanda Taylor on 17 March, 2010

The Local Government Association has issued its annual list of words that council officers are banned from using when communicating with the public. My own personal bugbear is ‘going forward’, but do see the LGA list and tell me if you can think of any more awful words that should not be used.

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Liberal Democrat Cambridge wins transport award

by Amanda Taylor on 15 March, 2010

Cambridge councillors at the Lib Dem party conference came home from Birmingham with an award for our work on improving transport from the Local Government Association Liberal Democrat Group. It is the ‘Improving Transport Award 2010’. Although the County Council is the main transport authority, the City Council were praised for some of our innovative […]

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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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