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Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Roundabout update

by Amanda Taylor on 14 January, 2020

Most of the utility diversion work for the Fendon Road roundabout has now been completed and the contractors are working very hard to ensure they complete the works on time. Here are the dates and times for the next series of drop-in sessions where you can chat with the County Council officers managing the project: […]

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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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The Greater Cambridge Partnership (City Deal) is presenting three travel strategies designed to get people in and out of Cambridge more quickly, reliably and in a more sustainable fashion. The route starts at the Biomedical Campus (the Addenbrooke’s site) and runs along the A1307 to Haverhill. The strategies encompass everything from major new infrastructure such […]

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Park and Ride Victory

by Amanda Taylor on 6 February, 2018

Parking charges at the Babraham Road and other Park and Ride sites will END on 1st April. After four years in which usage of the Park & Ride sites has slumped, County Council Conservatives have at last admitted the daily charge was a mistake. When the Tories proposed the charges, I opposed them, knowing that […]

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Last stop for the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Whippet is deregistering 17 bus services in Cambridge, claiming they are unprofitable. The following services will take their last journeys on 2nd September. Service 1                   Hilton – Hemingfords – St Ives Service 1A                 St Ives – Fenstanton – Cambridge Service 2                   Cambridge – Hardwick – Toft – Caldecote – Boxworth Service 3                   Papworth […]

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Thunder and lightning expected tomorrow

by Amanda Taylor on 5 July, 2017

The Met Office is warning of the risk of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire tomorrow. Very warm and very humid air is expected to arrive across many eastern and southern parts of the UK during tonight,  increasing the likelihood of some high rainfall totals falling over a short space of time. Severe thunderstorms could […]

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80K Elected Mayor? No thank you!

by Amanda Taylor on 1 July, 2016

The good news: The Government is proposing to devolve some powers, giving Cambridgeshire and Peterborough control over funding for new housing, transport and other infrastructure. The bad news: in return, they are demanding we have an elected mayor. Unlike ceremonial mayors, elected mayors take executive decisions. The government’s plan is for an elected mayor to […]

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All aboard the Abbey-Addenbrooke’s Express!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 April, 2016

Good news! We’re getting a new bus service. Starting next month, the new 115 service, run by Whippet, will run hourly between the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The bus will stop at both Long Road and Hills Road sixth form colleges, St Bede’s and the Perse. In the other direction, […]

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The Queen Edith’s News is out!

by Amanda Taylor on 11 March, 2016

You read it here first … local news on The Netherhall School, parking, bins, transport projects, and new voting arrangements. If you’d like to receive news bulletins on council and community matters, drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll add you to my list.

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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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