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Liberal Democrats propose 1,000 new cycle parking spaces

by Amanda Taylor on 10 September, 2012

One challenge faced both by Cambridge cyclists and motorists is finding somewhere to park in central Cambridge. The lack of places to lock a bike up securely in town is one of the key factors in the high level of bike theft in Cambridge, so I am pleased that the Lib Dems on the Council […]

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Expansion work starts at Babraham Road Park & Ride

by Amanda Taylor on 15 August, 2012

Cambridgeshire County Council is starting work on extending the popular Babraham Road Park & Ride site. The Babraham Road site is the most used of the five Cambridge Park and Ride sites and the expansion is needed to ensure there are enough parking spaces for people wishing to use the highly successful service into and […]

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Defend local pubs and independent shops

by Amanda Taylor on 9 July, 2012

On Tuesday 10th July Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, Julian Huppert, will propose new measures to defend local pubs and independent shops from being taken over. Under the current system, councils and local residents often have no opportunity to stop the process. Julian will ask to bring a Bill preventing the demolition or change of […]

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Queen Edith’s Open Studios artists

by Amanda Taylor on 27 June, 2012

Painters, sculptors, craftspeople and all sorts of artists will soon be flying the yellow flags that herald the start of Open Studios, when they invite you in to view their work. We have thirteen in Queen Edith’s, with artists specialising in ceramics, jewellery, painting of all sorts, photography and textiles. We are surrounded by a […]

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A community bakery for Cambridge?

by Amanda Taylor on 25 June, 2012

Would you like to eat locally baked bread made from local ingredients? Cambake, an offshoot of Transition Towns, describes itself as being ‘for people in Cambridge that love bread – not taste-less, soul-less industrial bread but bread that still remembers the oven it was born in, made locally – from the finest locally produced ingredients.’ […]

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