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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 13 July, 2018

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 16th and 31st July. Check out: Blinco Grove Clifton Road Glebe Road Gunhild Close Queen Edith’s Way Please see the attachment for details of all roadworks in Cambridge, so you can vary your route if […]

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East Area meeting this week: policing report

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The next East Area meeting is Thursday 12th July, at the Cherry Trees Day Centre in St Matthew’s Street. It starts with an Open Forum when anybody can ask a question or raise an issue with councillors. Although the area meeting cannot always sort things out on the spot, it can request action from council […]

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Local collection for refugees in Northern France

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group is having a collection of clothes, food and other essentials at St John’s Church next Saturday, 14th July. They are looking for men’s clothes in small and medium sizes, tents, basic foodstuffs and toiletries. Torches and trainers, blankets and sleeping bags are also particularly welcome. Here’s a full list […]

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Residents’ Parking: How is it for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 8 June, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting throughout the city on residents’ parking, and most Queen Edith’s should be consulted in the next year. Demand in some streets is very high and the established schemes are popular, but we recognize that it’s not the right solution for everywhere. The city has been notionally divided up into 26 […]

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Gas repairs in Nightingale Avenue

by Amanda Taylor on 1 June, 2018

The County Council informs me that Nightingale Avenue will experience some ‘disuption’ at the end of this month/ beginning of July, as Cadent Gas are carrying out repairs to a leaky gas main. The biggest impact will be to pedestrians, as the work will be mostly on the pavement and verge of the street except […]

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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 starts at just over £1 a week per permit. There are discounts for less polluting vehicles. Each household can buy up to three […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 15 May, 2018

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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New residents’ parking scheme advertised

by Amanda Taylor on 10 May, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council has advertised a new residents’ parking scheme in the area between Cherry Hinton Road and Mill Road, named ‘Coleridge West’. You can view the advertisement in the paper, on lampposts, or on the Traffic Regulation Orders page on the County Council’s website at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/traffic-regulation-orders/. Comment — for or against — by 4th […]

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Please welcome Councillor Colin McGerty!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 May, 2018

The Queen Edith’s Lib Dem Focus Team has a new councillor, Cllr Colin McGerty. In yesterday’s City Council elections, Colin polled 1,259 votes to become our new city councillor for the next four years. Here is the result: Colin McGerty, Liberal Democrat: 1259 votes (44.2%) Dan Greef, Labour: 827 votes (29.0%) Manas Deb, Conservative: 543 […]

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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 25 April, 2018

The County Council has advised me of the following roadworks taking place next week. There are only a few minor works for our area this time. Check out: Hills Road Cherry Hinton Road There will also be traffic counts taking place. Please see the attachment for details of all roadworks in Cambridge, so you can […]

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