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Free school meals

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, many families are facing changed circumstances, including financial ones. If you have children, it is possible they may be entitled to free school meals. Applying for free school meals not only fulfils the obvious benefit but it also means your child’s school receives pupil premium funding, extra money for […]

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Conservatives vote to close 19 children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 17 October, 2017

Conservative councillors have voted en bloc to close 19 children’s centres across the county, including Homerton, Romsey Mill and Cherry Hinton in this area. The decision has been met with widespread dismay from parents concerned about the loss of vital services, including post-natal care, parenting classes and work with troubled families – all for a […]

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The councillor who chairs the Cambridgeshire County Council Children and Young People Committee, Simon Bywater, has announced that the debate on the children’s centre closures will be pulled from the 10th October committee meeting, and will instead be on the agenda of the full council meeting on 17th October. This means all county councillors will […]

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Help us save Homerton … and 18 other children’s centres!

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2017

With other Lib Dem councillors, I have been running a campaign challenging  the County Council’s proposals to ‘redesignate’ (close) 19 children’s centres, including Homerton in Holbrook Road, whose services would be moved to the Central Library in the city centre — costly for families in terms of time and money. Other centres on the hit […]

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Children’s centres consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2017

Many thanks to everybody who’s signed our petition opposing the  County Council’s theats of cuts to children’s centres. It’s grown like wildfire since we launched it last Monday; this shows just how much the children’s centres and services are valued, not just by the people who use them but by the whole community. There are […]

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Conservatives threaten our children’s centres

by Amanda Taylor on 11 July, 2017

Conservative councillors have today voted in favour of going ahead with a consultation to close 19 children’s centres, including Homerton Children’s Centre in Holbrook Road. The centres themselves were only told last Tuesday, just as a public consultation is about to start. In Cambridge, the Tories will also close children’s centres at Romsey Mill, Fawcett, […]

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Morley Memorial school development gets go-ahead

by Amanda Taylor on 18 March, 2017

On Thursday 16th March, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Planning Committee passed plans for the developments at Morley Memorial Primary School. The developments will bring the entire school onto a single site, and create three new classrooms, as well as make improvements to toilets, windows and the boiler, which will save the school money on maintenance. The […]

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Morley Memorial plans

by Amanda Taylor on 5 December, 2016

Our local primary school, Morley Memorial, is up for improvements. The school is over 100 years old and some of its buildings need to be be brought up to modern standards. The County Council has plans for the school to have three new classrooms plus long overdue repairs. The changes will enable the whole school […]

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Schools on strike tomorrow

by Amanda Taylor on 4 July, 2016

Teachers from the NUT are on strike tomorrow. The NUT says the strike demands are to increase funding to schools and education, guarantee terms and conditions in all types of schools, and to resume negotiations on teacher contracts to allow workload to be addressed. Is your child’s school open or closed tomorrow? This listing is […]

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Be a streetscape designer!

by Amanda Taylor on 10 March, 2016

There was a good response to last year’s consultation on improving cycling and pedestrian facilities on Queen Edith’s Way. The County Council has arranged a stakeholders’ workshop at The Netherhall School Sports Centre on 15th March to look at the results, and to consider what is feasible given the widths of the carriageway, verge and […]

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