Councillor Amanda Taylor

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The new Cambridgeshire County Council met last week. I spoke in two of the motions, both of which were voted through: Petitions: the number of signatures to get a petition debated by the full Council is slashed from over 15,000 to just 3,000. I seconded this motion, which was proposed by my colleague Cllr Ian […]

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Cambridge MP Julian Huppert is to join a cross-party group of MPs to fight for a fairer deal for Cambridge’s sixth form colleges. Julian has been invited to become a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sixth Form Colleges which has been established to protect the future of the colleges nationwide. With Hills […]

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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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Good news! I am delighted to learn that Cambridgeshire County Council is going to build a link between the Hills Road Bridge and the Guided Busway cycle route. They have agreed to build a series of steps from the southern Busway Cycle route to the Hills Road Bridge. This will mean that people can avoid […]

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Personal injury lawyers Levenes published a Top Ten Cycling Blackspots for Cambridge earlier this year. Two are in Queen Ediths – see their interactive map. The Queen Edith’s Way/Fendon Road junction near Addenbrooke’s has the second worst accident record in the city – 34 crashes between 2005 and 2010;  the Hills/Cherry Hinton Road junction had 23. Work has […]

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Watch out: Mr Micawber, Scrooge and maybe Oliver Twist is coming to town. The Friends of Rock Road Library are celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens with a one-man show at the library by local actor Geoff Hales. Mr Hales will be performing dramatised readings from Dickens’ works – in Dickensian costume. The show starts […]

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Hills Road VI Form College travel plan is in

by Amanda Taylor on 22 December, 2011

Hills Road Sixth Form College recently applied for planning permission to demolish their existing sports pavilion on Sedley Taylor Road and build a new one. The application was considered at the recent South Area meeting on 7th November. Many residents of Sedley Taylor Road have concerns about parking and access to the existing sports pavilion […]

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Car crime spree in Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 24 September, 2011

E-Cops report that there have been thefts from vehicles in Queen Edith’s recently. Cars in Topcliffe Way, Beaumont Crescent and Hills Road have been broken into. The police comment: ‘Items taken in some of these crimes include property that has been left on show inside the vehicle. Please make sure you do not make your […]

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