Councillor Amanda Taylor

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The next South Area meeting is at St John’s Church Hills Road on Monday 30th March and here is the agenda. The County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will be sending a representative to explain the lighting contract, and answer questions about replacements in Queen Edith’s. There will be reports on changes to the road […]

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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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Cambridgeshire volunteers first winners of new award

by Amanda Taylor on 2 December, 2013

When Cambridgeshire libraries put out a call for volunteers a couple of years ago, both the Library Service and the Friends were delighted with the numbers of people who came forward. At Rock Road Library, people come to help with gardening, reading with children, giving talks, and telling stories. I’ve seen people of all ages […]

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In three days’ time, we shall know whether we are to have a drinking hole once more in Queen Edith’s. There was for many years a pub called The Queen Edith in Wulfstan Way. The definite article is appropriate, sinced it was the only pub in the Queen Edith’s ward.. The owners, Punch Taverns, didn’t […]

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Not just for children…

by Amanda Taylor on 20 May, 2013

Nightingale Recreation Ground is going to have a trim trail, which will give people of all ages the opportunity to keep fit in the open air. This is being funded by building developers’ ‘Section 106’ contributions. A trim trail was one of the ideas put forward by residents at a seminar last autumn on ideas for […]

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Another round for the Queen Edith

by Amanda Taylor on 8 January, 2013

Many people will remember that in November 2010, the City Council’s South Area Committee, chaired by myself, turned down an application to replace the Queen Edith pub with a purely residential development. We argued that the pub was an important community facility, as there is no other public house nearby, nor anywhere else serving food […]

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Community Day, Saturday 6th October

by Amanda Taylor on 30 September, 2012

Cambridge City Council is organizing a Community Day outside the Wulfstan Way shops next Saturday. The event will include: a Take it or Leave it Stall (to recycle good quality, small items – such as books and clothes) a talk on Grown your own Food Children’s cookery Crafts for children Plants & Cakes stall Bread […]

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Cambridge City Council gives community development and leisure grants to community groups, sports teams, social clubs, residents’ associations etc. The money could help with events, equipment or outings. Here is a list of the types of organization and activity that attract grant funding: Organisations that provide activities and services to people who are disadvantaged or […]

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Queen Edith’s Community Newsletter Spring 2012

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2012

The City Council periodically publishes a newsletter covering local groups and their events. Here is the latest issue: Queen Edith’s Community News

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