Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Posts Tagged ‘Conservative’

It appears that Labour/ Conservative proposals to fine drivers using key roads in and out of Cambridge in peak hours may be for the scrap heap, or at least the City Deal chair, Labour councillor Lewis Herbert, has declared them ‘unviable’. It’s excellent that the huge volume of objections appears to have forced the Cambridge […]

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Conservative county councillors and County Council Highways officers are proposing to switch off streetlights between midnight and 6am in an attempt to make the books balance, in the face of swingeing cuts to councils from the government. We believe this will have an unacceptable impact on road safety and on individual safety in Cambridge, given […]

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Lib Dems lead challenge to Tory library plans

by Amanda Taylor on 10 April, 2015

Nine Liberal Democrat county councillors have hit back against Conservative plans to allow a private company to take over the third floor of Cambridge Central Library – plans that were voted through by an unholy alliance of UKIP and Conservative councillors plus Cambridge’s one independent councillor, John Hipkin. The Lib Dems have called for the […]

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Busway lighting coming at last

by Amanda Taylor on 21 March, 2015

Walkers and cyclists on the track alongside the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway should be able to see where they are going this winter, thanks to new LED lights to be installed over the next few months. The lights are being funded by local developers. This is the result of a long-running campaign to make the route […]

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Next phase of streetlight replacements in Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 28 January, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will soon be returning to Queen Edith’s for the next phase of streetlight replacements. This is part of a countywide PFI programme to change all the streetlights in Cambridgeshire to a new, more energy-efficient type of light that will deliver energy savings of nearly 50%. The new lights […]

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Help us overturn Tory Park and Ride fees

by Amanda Taylor on 11 September, 2013

Yesterday, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Conservative Cabinet voted to introduce a £1 parking charge at the five Park & Ride sites in Cambridge. This would be on top of the existing bus fares for those who take the bus, and people parking cars and then walking or cycling from the Park & Ride sites would be […]

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Today was a day of change at Cambridgeshire County Council. The old Conservative Leader Nick Clarke was formally voted out of office, finishing off the job done in the elections on 2nd May. A new Tory Leader, Martin Curtis, was elected – but only on the second round of voting, and only as Leader of […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council Election: THANK YOU

by Amanda Taylor on 3 May, 2013

A huge thank you to everyone who supported me and the Liberal Democrats in yesterday’s election to Cambridgeshire County Council. The result was as follows: Queen Edith’s results [electorate: 6,590, turnout: 2662 (40.24)] Candidate Party Votes % share John Frederick Beresford Labour and Co-op 931 35.1 William Birkin Green 172 6.5 Tom Bygott Conservative 361 13.6 […]

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QUEEN EDITH CHAPEL THIS WEDNESDAY 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 agreed to set up a parking […]

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Parking Plan comes to Queen Edith’s, 30th August

by Amanda Taylor on 10 August, 2012

Are you plagued with too much parking in your street? Well, there’s a fine rhetorical question. I would be able to get a ‘yes’ answer to that question in almost any street in Queen Edith’s. We have some very big traffic generators: Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road and Long Road VI Form Colleges. So – lots […]

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