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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Gordon Brown, from Mr Bean to Mr Mean

by Amanda Taylor on 2 November, 2009

Gordon Brown has proposed the meanest attack on children since Maggie Thatcher the Milk Snatcher. Since 2005, working parents have been able to save on childminder and nursery costs via a childcare vouchers scheme. It’s a salary sacrifice scheme that means you don’t pay tax or national insurance on childcare up to a certain amount […]

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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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Celebration of Apples

by Amanda Taylor on 15 October, 2009

On Saturday 17th October, the Rock Road Library Gardeners will be holding a Celebration of Apples from 11 am to 1 pm, to raise funds for developing the garden. There will also be a plant sale and cake stall. For more info, see the Rock Road Library Garden website or contact [email protected]

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Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground

by Amanda Taylor on 7 October, 2009

Lib Dem councillors had a conference in Queen Edith’s last Saturday, so we took the opportunity to show our colleagues ‘the sights’. We took the City Council’s Executive Councillor for Sports and Recreation, Julie Smith, to the Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground to show her where the all-weather games area is to be. She noticed the poor […]

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Of chicken, ducks and geese … the ethics of eating

by Amanda Taylor on 6 October, 2009

Next Monday, the committee I chair, the Customer Services and Resources Scrutiny Committee (5.00pm, The Guildhall), will be considering a new procurement policy. Councillors will also be put on the spot as to the practical aspects of procurement and purchasing by a motion and a petition about types of food the Council buys or doesn’t […]

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Wulfstan Way to slow down

by Amanda Taylor on 30 September, 2009

Speeding traffic causes countless road accidents and makes the roads a hostile environment for bikes and pedestrians. So it’s good news that the County Council has changed its policy to allow 20mph speed limits in Cambridgeshire. City and county councillors have approved Wulfstan Way as the area to run a trial 20mph zone, on account […]

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Beware of black bag robbers

by Amanda Taylor on 23 September, 2009

Bags of clothes intended for Clothes Aid have been stolen from one or more doorsteps on the Gunhild Estate. This type of crime has been known in Cambridgeshire before and is particularly nasty as it is stealing not only from the people kind enough to donate their goods, but from the beneficiaries of the charities […]

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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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Wine and Wisdom Quiz

by Amanda Taylor on 21 September, 2009

Queen Edith’s Liberal Democrats are holding a fun general knowledge quiz on Friday 16th October, at St James’s Church, Wulfstan Way. It starts at 7.15 p.m. sharp and is scheduled to finish by 10 p.m. Tickets are £7 and include light refreshments. To book, either as a team or an individual, ring 520947 or 211117.

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Hills Road Bridge cycle lanes

by Amanda Taylor on 17 September, 2009

Now that the cycle lanes have been in place for a week, I’d be interested to know what people think of them. Although the general reactive is very positive, I have had a few comments to the effect cyclists feel at risk once they are over the crown of the bridge and having enjoyed the […]

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