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Liberal Democrat petition against library computer charges

by Amanda Taylor on 18 February, 2018

Liberal Democrats in Cambridgeshire have launched a campaign to protect free use of computers at libraries. County councillors last week considered a package of measures for the future of the library service, building on workshops with the public and library campaigners as well as with councillors. The measures included several sensible initiatives, such as improving […]

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What’s all this about residents’ parking?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2018

Residents’ parking could be coming to your street soon, or at any rate, a consultation about it. The County Council has embarked on a programme of parking consultations covering most of the city. Up till now, residents’ parking schemes have been developed after evidence of demand, as with the Morley scheme in this area; but […]

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Park and Ride Victory

by Amanda Taylor on 6 February, 2018

Parking charges at the Babraham Road and other Park and Ride sites will END on 1st April. After four years in which usage of the Park & Ride sites has slumped, County Council Conservatives have at last admitted the daily charge was a mistake. When the Tories proposed the charges, I opposed them, knowing that […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 January, 2018

The yellow lines in Cavendish Avenue and Baldock Way and the disabled parking bay on Baldock Way were painted in the autumn.  Low-level fencing for the verges in the middle section of Baldock Way is also now in place. Yellow lines in Gunhild Close and Fendon Close have now been painted.

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Residents in the west Coleridge area have given their backing to a new residents’ parking scheme covering the area between Cherry Hinton Road, Mill Road and Coleridge Road. The County Council ran a consultation there at the end of last year, as well as in the Accordia estate off Brooklands Avenue, in the Staffordshire Street […]

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Changes to local bus services

by Amanda Taylor on 6 December, 2017

The County Council has advised me of a number of changes to Stagecoach bus services taking effect from 8th January 2018. The following services are affected. We welcome the new no 25 between Addenbrooke’s and Trumpington. 9 Ely – March 9 Littleport – Ely – Cambridge 10 11 12 18 25 A Citi 2 Citi […]

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Cambridge to Brighton

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2017

Here’s some good news: next May, we’ll be able to take direct trains to Brighton from Cambridge, and next year, to Maidstone too. Travelling to Gatwick Airport is about to get easier too – through trains will mean no more struggling with luggage on the Underground. Govia has been planning improvements to Thameslink for some […]

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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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On Tuesday, the County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure committee will be considering proposals for changes to parking charges in the city, including residents’ parking permit fees as well as on-street and Park & Ride parking charges. Some of the proposals are good news, like the removal of Park & Ride parking charges, charges that […]

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Residents’ parking update

by Amanda Taylor on 4 November, 2017

A new residents’ parking scheme is being installed in the Morley area (from the Cherry Hinton Rd/ Hills Rd junction down to Blinco Grove).  The residents’ parking signs are now all in place. Parking_Guide___Morley_Area_2017 Parking bays have been painted on parts of Rathmore Road and Marshall Road, and lining will follow. Rock Road will be […]

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