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Residents’ parking scheme about to launch

by Amanda Taylor on 7 October, 2017

After many years of discussion and debate – plus plenty of legwork – residents’ parking is about to arrive in Queen Edith’s. It has been named the ‘Morley’ residents’ parking scheme after the excellent Morley Memorial Primary School in Blinco Grove; and it will include the streets from Elsworth Place to Blinco Grove inclusive, plus […]

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Residents’ parking update

by Amanda Taylor on 29 September, 2017

As there have been lots of questions about residents’ parking, here is an update. The Morley area of Queen Edith’s will have a residents’ parking scheme installed in the next few weeks, following majority support last year. The County Council informs me that Skanska will be installing signage mid-October and having yellow lines painted at […]

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The councillor who chairs the Cambridgeshire County Council Children and Young People Committee, Simon Bywater, has announced that the debate on the children’s centre closures will be pulled from the 10th October committee meeting, and will instead be on the agenda of the full council meeting on 17th October. This means all county councillors will […]

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Help us save Homerton … and 18 other children’s centres!

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2017

With other Lib Dem councillors, I have been running a campaign challenging  the County Council’s proposals to ‘redesignate’ (close) 19 children’s centres, including Homerton in Holbrook Road, whose services would be moved to the Central Library in the city centre — costly for families in terms of time and money. Other centres on the hit […]

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Big Green Bus Company to take over the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 2 September, 2017

The Haverhill-based Big Green Bus Company has taken over the 114 bus service running between Addenbrooke’s and the Grafton Centre, previously operated by Whippet Coaches before they deregistered the 114 and 16 other services at the beginning of the summer. The route is the same but timings are slightly different. Here is the new timetable. […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 1 September, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th September – please see previous posts for works already in progress. Check out: Glebe Road Queen Edith’s Way Robinson Way Frances Crick Avenue Addenbrooke’s Road The extent of the works varies from […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 13 August, 2017

Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement programme funds improvements to roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, parking restrictions, speed limit changes and footway and pedestrian crossing improvements costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and councillors have to assess bids for Queen Edith’s with bids across the city, but we have been […]

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Lichfield Road yellow lines

by Amanda Taylor on 11 August, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the parking restrictions plans for Lichfield Road – it’s been very helpful. The yellow lines at the the bus stop, opposite the hall and at the Coleridge Road junction,  and the H-markings outside the entrances to the flats have been generally welcomed. The only issue people […]

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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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