Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Cambridge Residents’ Parking: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 10 February, 2018

Q: What are the costs of residents’ parking in Cambridge? A: Residents’ parking schemes are self-funding, ie they are costed to pay for themselves. At present, participating in a residents’ parking scheme costs from £1 a week for a 9-5 Monday-Friday scheme (extra for more hours or including a weekend). Costs are going up on […]

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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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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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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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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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