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Meet the Candidates: St John the Evangelist

by Amanda Taylor on 19 April, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of an impending General Election and a metro mayor election, I am working hard defending my county council seat. Elections take place on 4th May. Tomorrow night, Thursday 20th April, I shall be at St John’s Church for the Queen Edith’s Community Forum’s hustings for the county council elections, along with […]

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It’s not just the clocks you need to check on Sunday

by Amanda Taylor on 25 October, 2016

  The UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time at 2am on Sunday, October 30 when all clocks are turned back to 1am. Most electronic devices these days will change the time for you, so you’ve no need to worry – but I want to make sure residents do not miss that extra hour – we […]

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The EU referendum

by Amanda Taylor on 29 June, 2016

By now, we all know that the UK narrowly voted last week to leave the European Union. The result has opened up huge fault lines in both the economy and the body politic, which will take much time and much hard graft to resolve. It has also created a great deal of personal uncertainty and […]

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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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Parking meeting for Hills Road area

by Amanda Taylor on 15 January, 2016

Last year, I ran a survey on parking in the streets between St John’s Church and The Marque on Hills Road, an area generating constant complaints about parking. There was a huge response, and it has taken me some time to collate and analyse the results. Overall, there is a clear majority for parking controls, […]

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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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Do you have strong opinions?

by Amanda Taylor on 6 November, 2015

I know many people in Queen Edith’s have strong opinions on a range of issues. That’s what makes life interesting! If you are one of them, then would you be interested in taking part in a new TV programme on the important issues of the day, debating with a panel of politicians and business leaders […]

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Apply days and scary scarecrows

by Amanda Taylor on 18 October, 2015

Autumn’s a lovely season, blessed with warm golden colours and sometimes graced by unexpected sunshine. It’s also the time of year when we celebrate that most English of fruits, The Apple. We have TWO Apple Days in Queen Edith’s (please tell me if you know of more!): one at Rock Road Library Garden and one […]

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Conservative county councillors and County Council Highways officers are proposing to switch off streetlights between midnight and 6am in an attempt to make the books balance, in the face of swingeing cuts to councils from the government. We believe this will have an unacceptable impact on road safety and on individual safety in Cambridge, given […]

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Call-in councillors

by Amanda Taylor on 1 July, 2015

The following county councillors requested that the Full Council review the decision to allow Kora to open an Enterprise Centre at Cambridge Central Library: 12 Liberal Democrats, 6 Labour, 4 Independents and 4 UKIP. 1. Cllr Scutt 2. Cllr Kavanagh 3. Cllr Sales 4. Cllr Taylor 5. Cllr Manning 6. Cllr Cearns 7. Cllr Mason […]

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