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All aboard the Abbey-Addenbrooke’s Express!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 April, 2016

Good news! We’re getting a new bus service. Starting next month, the new 115 service, run by Whippet, will run hourly between the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The bus will stop at both Long Road and Hills Road sixth form colleges, St Bede’s and the Perse. In the other direction, […]

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Cross city cycling*

by Amanda Taylor on 4 January, 2016

The Greater Cambridge City Deal has launched a consultation on five schemes designed to improve safety for people walking or cycling across Cambridge. The one that is of greatest relevance to us in Queen Edith’s focuses on the Long Road-Queen Edith’s Way- Hills Road junction, a key route for schools, sixth form colleges and Addenbrooke’s […]

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Budgens new SMOOTH forecourt

by Amanda Taylor on 21 August, 2014

Many of us do our shopping at Budgens at Adkin’s Corner, just outside the Queen Edith’s ward. While the supermarket itself is modern and pleasant to shop in, its car park is full of monster potholes and hard to traverse. When it rained, the potholes fill up and the area resembles Venice gone grey. As […]

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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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Post Office on the move

by Amanda Taylor on 11 June, 2014

After 30 years serving the local community, Mick and Demi will be closing the Post Office shutters this autumn, and the Post Office will be moving from no 206, where it has offered Post Office services alongside an eclectic mix of cards and children’s gifts. The Post Office’s plan is to move the PO services […]

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The Tory Cabinet at Cambridgeshire County Council is to vote on parking charges for the Cambridge Park and Ride sites on Tuesday. The rot set in last September, when the Tories proposed a £1 charge, but the vote on Tuesday will be on a schedule of parking charges, which starts at a £1 but goes […]

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Don’t play Bob the Builder with the Green Belt!

by Amanda Taylor on 7 February, 2014

Last week, the Tory-led Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet voted to start putting together a business case for developing housing on Wort’s Causeway. The County owns 8.5 hectares of land to the south of Wort’s Causeway, known in the Local Plan consultation as GB2, GB1 being a slightly smaller parcel of land to the north. I […]

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Help us overturn Tory Park and Ride fees

by Amanda Taylor on 11 September, 2013

Yesterday, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Conservative Cabinet voted to introduce a £1 parking charge at the five Park & Ride sites in Cambridge. This would be on top of the existing bus fares for those who take the bus, and people parking cars and then walking or cycling from the Park & Ride sites would be […]

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We are disturbed to see that the County Council’s Conservative Cabinet is due to consider a lightning strike on Park & Ride users, with the introduction of a parking charge. This would be on top of bus fares and is targetted at people  – such as commuters — who walk or cycle from the Park & Ride […]

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Morley Memorial School Fête this afternoon

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2013

Today, Saturday July 6, Morley Memorial Primary School holds its annual school fête. There is something for everyone: face-painting, bouncy castles and trampolines for the under 8s, arts and crafts for the creative types, and plenty of scope for finding a bargain or something special from the various stalls, which include local businesses such as […]

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