Queen Edith’s Way roundabout and pavement cycleways

On Thursday, councillors on the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee debated the proposals for changes to the Queen Edith’s Way/ Fendon/Mowbray Road roundabout, and to the pavements and cycleways on Queen Edith’s Way. Queen Edith’s Way residents Dara Morefield, Richard Martin and Tim Moore all spoke at the meeting, and I was sitting on the committee that day.

The QE Way/ Fendon/ Mowbray Rd roundabout proposals were AGREED. The proposals for cycleways on Queen Edith’s Way to replace the shared pavements were DEFERRED. The Council will now set up a Local Liaison Forum to develop alternative options better suited to Queen Edith’s Way and those who live and travel on it. This will include residents, as well as councillors and council officers.

You can read the decision notice of the meeting here.

The meeting was recorded by Antony Carpen, with sponsorship by the Federation of Cambridge Residents Associations. You can view it on YouTube here.

Victory to Viki!

By-election-Count-for-webViki Sanders was elected as the new councillor for Queen Edith’s last night, joining Tim Moore and George Pippas on Cambridge City Council. As county councillor I am looking forward to working with her again.

Here is the result:

Lib Dem (Viki Sanders) 933
Labour (Rahima Ahammed) 790
Conservative (Andy Bower) 614
Green (Joel Chalfen) 222

Lib Dem majority 143

Here is a video of the declaration at the Guildhall, produced by local blogger and digital media guru Antony Carpen:
https://adragonsbestfriend.wordpress.com/

As this was a by-election to replace resigning Labour councillor Sue Birtles, Viki’s term of office lasts until May 2016.

Thank you all very much for your support in what was a very hard-fought election, and hats off to all the parties for a stimulating campaign.