Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Archive for the ‘Things to do’ Category

Have you visited the Nightingale Avenue rec’ lately? The City Council has put lots of extra kit in over the last few years — new climbing frames and spinners in the children’s playground, a second tennis court, a wheel-friendly path round the park, and most recently, a multi-use games area that can be used for […]

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Pig Roast in Meldreth, July 3rd

by Amanda Taylor on 26 May, 2010

The South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are holding a Pig Roast on Saturday 3rd July, starting at 5.30 p.m.Tickets are £30 for a family or £13.50 for one, from Susan van der ven — [email protected]

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Get those shorts out and get on your bike!

by Amanda Taylor on 24 May, 2010

Cambridge workers are being urged to take part in a Cycle Challenge. We are being pitted against The Other Place. We’ve beaten Oxford in the Boat Race and University Challenge already this year, so here’s the next trial of fortitude! It works like this: you sign up at your place of work, then encourage your […]

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Newly elected MP for Cambridge, Julian Huppert, will be speaking to South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats at a supper club this Saturday night. The evening starts at 7 p.m. and the venue is Comberton Village Hall. Tickets are £10 each, to include a buffet supper, and can be bought from Cllr Susan van de Ven by […]

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Meet the police at the Queen Edith’s School Fête

by Amanda Taylor on 19 May, 2010

The Queen Edith County Primary School (Godwin Way) is holding its summer fete this Saturday, 22nd May. These events are great for their teas and hot dogs as well as other fête fun such as bouncy castles, assaults courses, music-making and games. There’s a car boot sale too, so a chance to pick up a […]

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Fashion comes in cycles

by Amanda Taylor on 3 March, 2010

Did you know that only one in four women and girls in the UK ever cycles? I was staggered by this statistic, which came out of research carried out by Sustrans last year. It resulted in a 9,000 petition to the Minister for Transport asking for safer cycle routes. The Cambridge Cycling Campaign (of which […]

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Wonderful Wednesdays: two seats for the price of one!

by Amanda Taylor on 3 March, 2010

LOVE CAMBRIDGE, the city centre partnership, has teamed up with Cambridge Nespapers, Park & Ride and Stagecoach to launch ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’, a great deal to encourage people to visit Cambridge for shopping, culture, entertainment or just to enjoy our fine city. Wonderful Wednesdays runs all through March and offers two Park & Ride bus fares […]

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Enjoying the fruits of their labours

by Amanda Taylor on 23 February, 2010

Diana Manasseh, a pineapple grower from Ghana, was in Cambridge today telling us all about fair trade pineapple and mango farming and the tangible differences that the fair trade premium makes to the farmers and their families. It was fascinating to hear how the shopping choices we make in Cambridge affects the people who grow […]

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The South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats are holding an open meeting on education at St John’ Church, Hills Road, on 18th February.  Speakers  Cllr Peter Downes, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on education on Cambridgeshire County Council (former Head of Hinchingbrooke School and President of the Secondary Heads Association) Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Cambridgeshire County Councillor and Liberal Democrat […]

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Fair trade at Mill Road Winter Fair

by Amanda Taylor on 2 December, 2009

This Saturday is the eagerly anticipated Mill Road Winter Fair, an eclectic mixture of exciting events and chic commerce, from ale tasting to Yamuna body rolling! See the Fair’s website for details: http://www.mill-road.com/winterfair.aspx Cambridge Fair Trade City, a coming-together of fair trade merchants and campaigners like me, has a market stall in Ditchburn Gardens and […]

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