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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 1 September, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of new roadworks and events. This is for things starting between 1st and 15th September – please see previous posts for works already in progress. Check out: Glebe Road Queen Edith’s Way Robinson Way Frances Crick Avenue Addenbrooke’s Road The extent of the works varies from […]

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Thank you!

by Amanda Taylor on 7 May, 2017

I am delighted to have been re-elected to represent Queen Edith’s for a further four years on Cambridgeshire County Council. The votes were verified on Thursday night and counted on Friday morning, with the  result announced just before noon on Friday: Amanda Taylor, Liberal Democrat 1678 Adam Pounds, Labour 962 Manas Deb, Conservative 752 Joel […]

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The Greater Cambridge City Deal has announced new plans for traffic management on Hills Road to facilitate cycleway construction. Having announced in January that they would close the top section of Hills Road entirely for five months, there has been some rowing back following public anger. The road between Long Road and the Addenbrooke’s roundabout […]

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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats manifesto launched

by Amanda Taylor on 31 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have today launched our manifesto for the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council and mayoral elections.

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Fendon Road roundabout and Queen Edith’s Way cycle lanes

by Amanda Taylor on 2 November, 2016

Long-awaited improvements to the Fendon Road roundabout will be voted on by county councillors at the Economy & Environment committee next Thursday. The proposal is to remodel the roundabout to provide crossings on all four arms as part of a ‘Dutch-style’ design. The committee will also consider a linked proposal for cycle lanes for Queen […]

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Queen Edith’s to stay single!

by Amanda Taylor on 11 September, 2016

The Local Government Boundary Commission has made its final recommendations on the new county division boundaries – and Queen Edith’s is to stay as an independent division, and NOT be merged with Trumpington, despite their earlier recommendations.The new division will be larger than the current one, with  an estimated 8,342 electors compared to 7,694 now. […]

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Sedley Taylor Road: bother with builders

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2015

Builders are giving rise to concern in Sedley Taylor Road and last week residents requested my help in addressing issues around parking and anti-social noise. Cars and larger vehicles are reported as parking on yellow lines and blocking driveways and pavements. I have taken this up with the local police and the County Council, the […]

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Queen Edith’s being pushed eastwards!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 May, 2015

The Boundary Commission has started a review of Cambridgeshire county council electoral divisions, and is proposing to shift Queen Edith’s eastwards. Half of Hills Road and houses to its west would go into Trumpington, while Queen Edith’s would gain parts of Cherry Hinton Road and the Greystoke Road area.

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It is frustrating to report that the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee refused last week to approve extra funding required for lights on the Guided Busway bridleway, instead voting to defer the decision until the committee’s next meeting (September). Even if the lighting gets the OK then, the delay will mean the lights cannot […]

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New yellow lines to mark junctions

by Amanda Taylor on 29 June, 2014

Cars parked on junctions is a frequent complaint. The Highway Code says, in its Waiting and Parking section: DO NOT PARK opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space However, this follows a section of fiercer prohibitions starting YOU MUST NOT, so the junction parking words are […]

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