Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Safety v convenience. What do you think? The new cycleways on Hills Road are frequently blocked by coaches, delivery vehicles, and even council contractors working on the cycleway. While the vehicles are usually not there for long, accidents also happen in a flash. The County Council is proposing to introduce a loading ban, which would […]

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Reprieve for mobile libraries and roads maintenance

by Amanda Taylor on 1 December, 2015

Cambridgeshire Lib Dem councillors are relieved that the County Council (Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee has had a change of heart on the axing of the mobile library service and cuts to highways maintenance (eg potholes) and will no longer recommend these cuts to the Council’s General Purposes Committee. We were appalled that the Council […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 8 August, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s new cycle lanes on Hills Road have generated a record number of questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common ones: Q: Why is Cambridgeshire County Council doing this? A: The County wishes to enhance cycleways in order to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population, which will result […]

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Budgens new SMOOTH forecourt

by Amanda Taylor on 21 August, 2014

Many of us do our shopping at Budgens at Adkin’s Corner, just outside the Queen Edith’s ward. While the supermarket itself is modern and pleasant to shop in, its car park is full of monster potholes and hard to traverse. When it rained, the potholes fill up and the area resembles Venice gone grey. As […]

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The Tory Cabinet at Cambridgeshire County Council is to vote on parking charges for the Cambridge Park and Ride sites on Tuesday. The rot set in last September, when the Tories proposed a £1 charge, but the vote on Tuesday will be on a schedule of parking charges, which starts at a £1 but goes […]

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Yellow lines coming soon

by Amanda Taylor on 22 December, 2013

Addenbrooke’s is an outstanding hospital, but the thousands of cars it attracts pose a problem for those of us living nearby, earning the south of Queen Edith’s the sobriquet of the ‘Addenbrooke’s Overflow Car Park’. Last year, Cambridgeshire County Council advertised a raft of parking restrictions, some new yellow lines and some extensions of existing […]

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M11 repairs closure between Girton and Trumpington

by Amanda Taylor on 3 September, 2013

I have been informed that the area between Junctions 11 and 14 of the M11 will be closed between the 16th September and 1st October. This is to enable repairs to the road surface and renewal of road markings. The work will be done at night, starting at 8.00pm on Monday 16th September and finishing on […]

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A11 trunk road closure

by Amanda Taylor on 25 August, 2013

Next Monday, September 2, the Highways Agency will be carrying out overnight repairs to the A11 Trunk Road between Junction 36 of the A14 and Fulbourn and the road will be closed on one side. The works will involve patching to worn out sections of the carriageway and refreshing road markings. The works are scheduled […]

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Hills Road is to be resurfaced this month, all the way between Cherry Hinton Road and Fendon Road. This is the result of a campaign by former county councillor Geoff Heathcock – a great result to conclude his time in office! It is badly needed, as anyone who drives or cycles along Hills Road knows […]

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South Area Parking Plan exhibitions next week

by Amanda Taylor on 19 November, 2012

FLAMSTEED ROAD SCOUT HUT NEXT MONDAY, TRUMPINGTON VILLAGE HALL NEXT THURSDAY Most residents of Queen Edith’s will know that parking is a big problem in this area. Lib Dem councillors have for many years been calling for action from Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council, the council responsible for parking management and highways. Last summer the County […]

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