Councillor Amanda Taylor

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The County Council is at last consulting on its plan to switch off streetlights between midnight and 6am. Please take part in the Cambridgeshire Streetlight Consultation, running till 11th December. This cut has generated a lot of concern especially in areas where people are around in the small hours, or the early morning. But it […]

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Storms close local school

by Amanda Taylor on 17 July, 2015

Last night’s surprise thunderstorms have caused flooding at a number of local schools, including Morley Memorial in Queen Edith’s, where some classrooms have been left without power and with wrecked flooring. The headteacher, Ms Brown, has written to parents saying, ‘Unfortunately our school has suffered significant flood damage as a result of last night’s storms. […]

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At the beginning of the year, double yellow lines were painted on junctions in the north of Queen Edith’s, in the streets on either side of Baldock Way. The County Council had also hoped to extend the double yellow lines on Nightingale Avenue near its junction with Queen Edith’s Way – something residents have been […]

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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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Morley: one site for the school, plus childcare

by Amanda Taylor on 15 September, 2014

Morley Memorial Primary School on Blinco Grove is one of the oldest buildings in the area, founded at the end of the 19th century. There are plans for improving the school buildings to bring them up to modern standards: three new classrooms plus long overdue repairs. The changes will enable the whole school to be […]

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Calling for a traffic survey on Hills Road

by Amanda Taylor on 7 July, 2014

Today I attended Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Economy & Environment Committee, which was voting (for the second time this year) on segregated cycle lanes for Hills and Huntingdon Roads. The project had first been considered in May but deferred on safety grounds, including many raised by myself on behalf of local residents. I called for a […]

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Are you ready for the Tour de France?

by Amanda Taylor on 23 May, 2014

In less than seven weeks, the Tour de France comes to Cambridge on Monday July 7th. All very exciting for those who follow competitive cycling – but even if you’re not a fan, have you thought about how you’ll get out about that day? There are several road closures that day, including Hills Road and Trumpington […]

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Don’t play Bob the Builder with the Green Belt!

by Amanda Taylor on 7 February, 2014

Last week, the Tory-led Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet voted to start putting together a business case for developing housing on Wort’s Causeway. The County owns 8.5 hectares of land to the south of Wort’s Causeway, known in the Local Plan consultation as GB2, GB1 being a slightly smaller parcel of land to the north. I […]

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Long Road Cycleway Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 20 January, 2014

Work is set to begin in February on improving the Long Road pavements and cycleways. This is the result of a campaign run by a local resident, with the support of the Lib Dem Focus Team, who helped her present the project as a candidate for Section 106 funding — money contributed by building developers […]

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Child Safety Concern

by Amanda Taylor on 27 September, 2013

I have been made aware of the following safety concern, from the information shown below that our local secondary school has sent to its pupils. ‘We have been made aware of a disturbing incident which took place last night when a Parkside student was apprehended by a man in a car as she was walking from […]

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