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Please welcome Councillor Colin McGerty!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 May, 2018

The Queen Edith’s Lib Dem Focus Team has a new councillor, Cllr Colin McGerty. In yesterday’s City Council elections, Colin polled 1,259 votes to become our new city councillor for the next four years. Here is the result: Colin McGerty, Liberal Democrat: 1259 votes (44.2%) Dan Greef, Labour: 827 votes (29.0%) Manas Deb, Conservative: 543 […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 25 April, 2018

The County Council has advised me of the following roadworks taking place next week. There are only a few minor works for our area this time. Check out: Hills Road Cherry Hinton Road There will also be traffic counts taking place. Please see the attachment for details of all roadworks in Cambridge, so you can […]

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

by Amanda Taylor on 19 March, 2018

This is just a quick reminder that this Sunday, 25th March, The UK will switch to British Summer Time at 1am on Sunday morning, meaning people will effectively lose an hour’s sleep.  The change will mean there is more daylight in the evenings but less in the mornings. Most electronic devices these days will change the […]

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The Greater Cambridge Partnership (City Deal) is presenting three travel strategies designed to get people in and out of Cambridge more quickly, reliably and in a more sustainable fashion. The route starts at the Biomedical Campus (the Addenbrooke’s site) and runs along the A1307 to Haverhill. The strategies encompass everything from major new infrastructure such […]

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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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Goodbye Budgen’s. You will be missed!

by Amanda Taylor on 8 February, 2018

Adkin’s Corner joins Perne Road and Cherry Hinton Road and is named after W J Adkins, who ran a grocery store there in the 1960s. This later become part of the Budgen’s group. Budgen’s is quite the local institution, well supported locally and popular for its friendly staff as well as its good range of […]

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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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Changes to bus services

by Amanda Taylor on 25 January, 2018

Stagecoach has just announced further changes to its services, to take effect on 18th February. There will be new timetables for Citi 1, 2 and 3. The Citi 2 will now call at Coldham’s Lane Sainsbury’s but  There are also changes to routes 11/12 from the same date  Route s Citi 3 and […]

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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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