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Residents’ parking comes to Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 23 October, 2017

Work has begun on a residents’ parking scheme. The new scheme will be known as ‘Morley’ after the primary school on Blinco Grove – and will ipso facto also share a name with Liberal MP and founder of Homerton College, Samuel Morley. It will include Blinco Grove, Marshall Road, Hartington Grove, Rathmore Road & Close […]

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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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The disappearing bus – now U see it, now U don’t

by Amanda Taylor on 28 October, 2016

The Stagecoach Uni 4 bus between Addenbrooke’s and Madingley Road has been replaced by a new service run by Whippet, known simply as the ‘U’. We are disappointed to hear that Whippet is changing the route so that the bus will no longer go down Hills Road. This will leave out several hundred residents, including […]

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Parking survey in the Morley area

by Amanda Taylor on 1 November, 2015

Working with residents, I am surveying the streets in the north of Queen Edith’s on parking problems. The streets suffer from a daily influx of visitors: students, office workers, shoppers, Leisure Centre visitors – and even hospital staff. This severely limits the parking spaces for  local people, and there has also been dangerous parking, cars […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 8 August, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s new cycle lanes on Hills Road have generated a record number of questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common ones: Q: Why is Cambridgeshire County Council doing this? A: The County wishes to enhance cycleways in order to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population, which will result […]

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Hills Road segregated cycleway work has started.

by Amanda Taylor on 27 January, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council is starting to build new segregated and raised cycle lanes on Hills Road. The works are taking place off-peak between 930 and 330pm. The new cycleways are set to be completed in the autumn. There will be cones and temporary traffic lights during these times to create a safe working area. Whenever possible […]

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Speaking up for nursing mothers

by Amanda Taylor on 14 October, 2014

The breastfeeding drop-in group that meets at Homerton Children’s Centre has been told it will have to close at Christmas due to funding cuts. Today, I took the campaign to Shire Hall, and urged councillors responsible for health and children’s services to help me identify funding to keep it going. I have received assurances that […]

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Police priorities and 20mph

by Amanda Taylor on 6 October, 2014

Police priorities for the south of Cambridge will be set next Monday at the South Area meeting, which will take place at Homerton College, starting at 7.30pm. Following the election of a new chair, there will be an Open Forum, when anyone can speak or ask a question. After a report on Cherry Hinton High […]

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