Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Cherry Hinton Road

by Amanda Taylor on 22 May, 2019

Tories’ Shire Hall gamble

by Amanda Taylor on 17 May, 2019

Following a meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday, Cambridgeshire County Council has announced Brookgate as its preferred bidder for the council’s Shire Hall site in Cambridge. The decision was taken in confidential session, although I and the other Liberal Democrat councillors voted against the exclusion of the press and public — ‘clearing the public gallery’ […]

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Pavement parking

by Amanda Taylor on 4 April, 2019

Pavement: for pedestrians. That’s whom they are intended for. Yet only too often, pedestrians can’t walk on the pavement safely because it’s blocked by parked cars. Not only does that mean people have to squeeze past cars and risk the doors opening in front of them, or walk in the road, but the cars are […]

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South Area: policing, transport projects and grants

by Amanda Taylor on 1 April, 2019

Next Monday’s South Area meeting will be at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre, starting at 7pm. The agenda is a full one with some new presentations as well as the regular items. Highlights are the police report, a presentation on new transport projects from the County Cycling Team — including new pedestrian crossings and changes […]

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Save The Haven!

by Amanda Taylor on 23 December, 2018

Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to close The Haven, a supported living scheme in Wulfstan Way. The Haven was purpose-built – only 13 years ago – for older people with mental health problems, but now the County Council is saying it’s not up to standard and must close. The scheme comprises eight flats as […]

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Celebrating trees … with talks and tea in Hills Road

by Amanda Taylor on 17 November, 2018

As the old Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” If you love trees and enjoy the benefits they bring to the environment, then come and join in the fun next Saturday (24th November). The creative Hills Road Residents Association is putting […]

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Road and pavement repairs

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2018

Potholes and pavement surfaces and drains are always causing problems! We are constantly asking County Council Highways officers to attend to problems, and are pleased to report some action on some: Drains have been cleared in Baldock Way and Marshall Road, and the ones in Hills Road should be done soon. Some pavement defects have […]

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Library computer charges crash

by Amanda Taylor on 6 September, 2018

The Conservatives’ decision to charge people for using library computers has been a complete failure. Computer use is down 55% in Cambridgeshire’s libraries and the charging scheme has raised £4000 against a prediction of £50,000. The Liberal Democrats and thousands of residents (see our petition) opposed the charges, saying it would both put people off […]

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New residents’ parking scheme for Coleridge West

by Amanda Taylor on 24 July, 2018

A new residents’ parking scheme was approved this evening for a residents’ parking zone to be named ‘Coleridge West’, between Mill Road, Coleridge Road and Cambridge Leisure. It will operate Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm. Hours have been amended following comments from residents and the bowling club. Residents in ‘Coleridge East’ (Lichfield – Perne […]

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Thunderstorm alert

by Amanda Taylor on 20 July, 2018

The Met Office has advised the County Council that we may be getting severe weather later today and perhaps tomorrow. With the obvious pleas not to shoot the messenger, here is what they have to say: The probability of Cambridgeshire being within the area of concern, or outside it, is very marginal BUT there is […]

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