Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Are you an apple lover? Not the hi-tec sort, but the lovely fresh tasty delicious fruit that links us with our history and which comes in an incredible 800 varieties. The Cambridge Community Collection, under the auspices of the City Council, is running a project to plant two of each variety of apple tree, creating […]

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Council relents on visitor parking permit rise

by Amanda Taylor on 14 November, 2017

I’m pleased to report that the County Council Highways Committee did not vote through the very steep price rise for visitor permits in residents’ parking schemes today. Instead, they asked the officers to look again at the charging structure, particularly ways in which the charges could remain affordable by people depending on family visits.  Here […]

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

by Amanda Taylor on 25 October, 2017

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 all […]

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The councillor who chairs the Cambridgeshire County Council Children and Young People Committee, Simon Bywater, has announced that the debate on the children’s centre closures will be pulled from the 10th October committee meeting, and will instead be on the agenda of the full council meeting on 17th October. This means all county councillors will […]

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More children’s centre drop-in events

by Amanda Taylor on 9 August, 2017

Following pressure from a number of concerned councillors and campaigners, the county council has announced eight more drop-in sessions about the proposals to close 19 children’s centres. The times should also be better for many working parents too. Here is an updated list of events with the new ones shown in bold. Tuesday 15th August, […]

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Children’s centres consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2017

Many thanks to everybody who’s signed our petition opposing the  County Council’s theats of cuts to children’s centres. It’s grown like wildfire since we launched it last Monday; this shows just how much the children’s centres and services are valued, not just by the people who use them but by the whole community. There are […]

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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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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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