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The new Queen Edith … opening up soon

by Amanda Taylor on 21 February, 2015

The new pub on Wulfstan Way is looking more and more like a welcome house, and we are looking forward to enjoying a drink there soon. Another good sign is that the owners have submitted their licence application – have a look here: Queen Edith licence premises licence application and comment if you wish to […]

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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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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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Hark the herald angels sing – and non-angels too…

by Amanda Taylor on 22 December, 2012

St John the Evangelist Church Choir is inviting everyone to join them for festive carol singing at The Rock Public House tonight. I am informed that all singing abilities are welcome! Cherry Hinton Road, Blinco Grove junction, from 6 p.m.

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A Queen Edith II?

by Amanda Taylor on 11 October, 2012

New owners of the Queen Edith in Wulfstan Way, Danescroft, want local views on their proposals to redevelop the site for Housing PLUS community pub.

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Defend local pubs and independent shops

by Amanda Taylor on 9 July, 2012

On Tuesday 10th July Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, Julian Huppert, will propose new measures to defend local pubs and independent shops from being taken over. Under the current system, councils and local residents often have no opportunity to stop the process. Julian will ask to bring a Bill preventing the demolition or change of […]

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Queen Edith’s residents will remember the public concern two years ago, when Punch Taverns, the owners of the old Queen Edith wanted to knock the building down and replace it with housing. As councillors we supported the strong local opposition to getting rid of a pub, and we argued that the pub was an important […]

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