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Posts Tagged ‘road safety’

South Area: policing, transport projects and grants

by Amanda Taylor on 1 April, 2019

Next Monday’s South Area meeting will be at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre, starting at 7pm. The agenda is a full one with some new presentations as well as the regular items. Highlights are the police report, a presentation on new transport projects from the County Cycling Team — including new pedestrian crossings and changes […]

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East Area meeting this week: policing report

by Amanda Taylor on 8 July, 2018

The next East Area meeting is Thursday 12th July, at the Cherry Trees Day Centre in St Matthew’s Street. It starts with an Open Forum when anybody can ask a question or raise an issue with councillors. Although the area meeting cannot always sort things out on the spot, it can request action from council […]

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Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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Highways improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 14 August, 2016

Do you have a suggestion for improving our roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, a zebra crossing or parking restrictions? Cambridgeshire County Council operates a Local Highway Improvement (LHI) programme that funds small schemes costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and bids are scored by councillors, but some bids for funding […]

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Police report

by Amanda Taylor on 29 August, 2015

The neighbourhood police report a burglary in Gunhild Way this month, with forced entry breaking glass in a back door. There has also been criminal damage in the vicinity of Long Road. Bicycles have been stolen in Holbrook Road (from a shed), Long Road, Hills Road and Addenbrooke’s. The current police priorities for the next […]

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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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Drugs, burglaries, parking and cycling offences

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2015

The South Cambridge police have just released their report on activities over the first five months of 2015. The have been focussing on priorities set in February by the South Area Committee: the supply of Class A drugs; burglaries; speeding, and anti-social cycling and parking, especially outside schools. Here is their report: Police report June […]

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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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South Area Parking Plan exhibitions next week

by Amanda Taylor on 19 November, 2012

FLAMSTEED ROAD SCOUT HUT NEXT MONDAY, TRUMPINGTON VILLAGE HALL NEXT THURSDAY 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 […]

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