Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Free school meals

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, many families are facing changed circumstances, including financial ones. If you have children, it is possible they may be entitled to free school meals. Applying for free school meals not only fulfils the obvious benefit but it also means your child’s school receives pupil premium funding, extra money for […]

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Tories suspend parking schemes

by Amanda Taylor on 10 March, 2020

Today, Conservative councillors on Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways Committee voted to suspend a programme of consultations on new residents’ parking schemes in the city, funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. Residents’ parking schemes only go ahead if there is a majority of residents in favour. This just needs to be a simple majority, and the […]

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Wort’s Causeway: bus lane cameras going live soon

by Amanda Taylor on 6 March, 2020

Managing traffic entering the city via Wort’s Causeway has been a challenge for the County Council for many years. The Council has tried various methods of keeping the road clear for buses and emergency vehicles. Now, new bus lane cameras have been installed, which will go live at the end of March. Motorists are being […]

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Bus routes changing back

by Amanda Taylor on 28 February, 2020

I have newss from the Council and Stagecoach about the Citi 1 and Citi 2 bus routes from April, when the eastern end of Queen Edith’s Way is reopened to traffic. Stagecoach confirms that they will extend the Citi 2 back to Addenbrooke’s from April and Citi 1 & 2 will operate as close as […]

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South Area: transport and policing

by Amanda Taylor on 28 February, 2020

The agenda for the South Area meeting on Monday, 9th March has just been published. No. Item 1 Welcome, Introduction and Apologies for Absence 2 Declarations of Interest 3 Minutes 4 Matters and Actions Arising from the Minutes Items for Discussion 5 Estate Improvement Scheme 6 Policing and Safer Neighbourhoods SAC 7 Update Report on […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that its works to upgrade the roundabout at the Fendon Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction will not finish in April, as planned, but will continue until July, due to issues arising from complex underground utilities cables which had not been revealed in the original surveys. But that is three […]

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Roundabout update

by Amanda Taylor on 14 January, 2020

Most of the utility diversion work for the Fendon Road roundabout has now been completed and the contractors are working very hard to ensure they complete the works on time. Here are the dates and times for the next series of drop-in sessions where you can chat with the County Council officers managing the project: […]

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The next station is … Addenbrooke’s!

by Amanda Taylor on 9 January, 2020

We believe a station on the Biomedical Campus would play a vital role in reducing car movements to the area, and consequently commuter and visitor parking. A station at Addenbrooke’s to serve the hospital and the rest of the Biomedical Campus is badly needed and Liberal Democrats in Queen Edith’s and beyond have been campaigning […]

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Fendon Road roundabout works

by Amanda Taylor on 24 September, 2019

The County Council are holding the first of a series of monthly drop-in sessions for the works to remodel the Fendon Road roundabout and construct pedestrian crossings. The first session will be between 2.00 and 3.00 this Thursday (26th September) in the Milton Room at St James’ Church on Wulfstan Way. Local residents are welcome […]

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Residents’ parking

by Amanda Taylor on 18 August, 2019

My review last year of the Morley residents’ parking review showed a need for some short-stay parking spaces near the library and school for daytime volunteers and visitors. I shared the feedback with parking officers and the Council has now advertised a Traffic Regulation Order for some Pay & Display bays, as well as a […]

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