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 * Lichfield Rd parking restrictions and Lichfield Road parking restrictions V2
- Topcliffe Way Topcliffe Way DYL 001-1
You can view these drawings by clicking on the links. If you, or anyone you know, would like to look at a printout, please let me know.
The next stage will be for a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) describing the changes to be advertised in the local paper and in the street. If there are no objections, the scheme will go ahead; if there are objections, then they will be determined by the Cambridge Joint Area Committee.
We await drawings for Cavendish Avenue and Godwin Way
- Credit due to Cllrs Noel Kavanagh and Rosie Moore for the Lichfield Road bids; I am taking over where they left off.
The County Council runs a Local Highways Improvement Programme to fund small improvements to the public highway. Residents and groups can submit bids every autumn for projects of up to £10,000.The bids have to describe a local problem and propose a solution that can deliver lasting benefit, which has community support. Road safety is an important recurring theme. The bids are scored by councillors every January and the highest scoring ones are funded for the next financial year.
Working with residents in various streets, have put in bids for parking restrictions in Godwin Way, Beaumont Road, Topcliffe Way, Cavendish Avenue, Netherhall Way and Chalk Grove. A Queen Edith’s Way resident has put in a bid to address speeding problems.
Our bids will be scored on 23rd January — wish us luck!
E-Cops report that there have been thefts from vehicles in Queen Edith’s recently.
Cars in Topcliffe Way, Beaumont Crescent and Hills Road have been broken into. The police comment: ‘Items taken in some of these crimes include property that has been left on show inside the vehicle. Please make sure you do not make your vehicle a target, by removing property from within when you leave it and always lock and secure it. These offenders are usually just opportunists who will spot something left inside the car and that will be enough for them to gain entry and steal that item in the process causing damage to your vehicle.’ It’s so easy to forget to remove or hide something.
Bikes have also been stollen in Hills Road and there was an attempt to break into a property on Queen Edith’s Way.
The police will be at the November South Area Committee (Cherry Hinton Village Centre) to report in more detail on what is happening locally and to propose their priorities for the coming season.
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