Councillor Amanda Taylor

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More children’s centre drop-in events

by Amanda Taylor on 9 August, 2017

Following pressure from a number of concerned councillors and campaigners, the county council has announced eight more drop-in sessions about the proposals to close 19 children’s centres. The times should also be better for many working parents too. Here is an updated list of events with the new ones shown in bold. Tuesday 15th August, […]

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Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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Summer newsletter

by Amanda Taylor on 23 July, 2017

Here is my latest e-newsletter, which goes to my list of subscribers. If you would like to go on the list, drop me a line: [email protected] Dear everyone I hope you’ve had a good July. The Big Weekend got the summer off to a good start for me, and I’ve been enjoying checking out new […]

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Last stop for the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Whippet is deregistering 17 bus services in Cambridge, claiming they are unprofitable. The following services will take their last journeys on 2nd September. Service 1                   Hilton – Hemingfords – St Ives Service 1A                 St Ives – Fenstanton – Cambridge Service 2                   Cambridge – Hardwick – Toft – Caldecote – Boxworth Service 3                   Papworth […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Last year, there were several successful bids to the  County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area.  Council highways officers have been working up plans, and I now have provisional drawings for: Netherhall Way Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Chalk Grove Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Beaumont Road Beaumont Road parking restrictions Lichfield Road […]

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Children’s centres consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2017

Many thanks to everybody who’s signed our petition opposing the  County Council’s theats of cuts to children’s centres. It’s grown like wildfire since we launched it last Monday; this shows just how much the children’s centres and services are valued, not just by the people who use them but by the whole community. There are […]

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Conservatives threaten our children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 11 July, 2017

Conservative councillors have today voted in favour of going ahead with a consultation to close 19 children’s centres, including Homerton Children’s Centre in Holbrook Road. The centres themselves were only told last Tuesday, just as a public consultation is about to start. In Cambridge, the Tories will also close children’s centres at Romsey Mill, Fawcett, […]

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Thunder and lightning expected tomorrow

by Amanda Taylor on 5 July, 2017

The Met Office is warning of the risk of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire tomorrow. Very warm and very humid air is expected to arrive across many eastern and southern parts of the UK during tonight,  increasing the likelihood of some high rainfall totals falling over a short space of time. Severe thunderstorms could […]

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I am sorry to have to bring news of yet more roadworks: a continuation of the current UKPN works in Cherry Hinton Road, across to Brooklands Avenue, to run electric cabling to the new Cambridge Assessment HQ that is being built on Shaftesbury Road. Unfortunately the works will involve withdrawal of the cycle lane in […]

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Morley residents parking scheme

by Amanda Taylor on 23 June, 2017

The County Council highways officers have been working on the back office systems for the Morley residents’ parking scheme, to ensure everybody eligible for a permit is listed properly. The scheme is bounded by the southern side of Cherry Hinton Road, the eastern side of Hills Road, and Blinco Grove. The officers are about to […]

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