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Save The Haven!

by Amanda Taylor on 23 December, 2018

Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to close The Haven, a supported living scheme in Wulfstan Way. The Haven was purpose-built – only 13 years ago – for older people with mental health problems, but now the County Council is saying it’s not up to standard and must close. The scheme comprises eight flats as […]

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Celebrating trees … with talks and tea in Hills Road

by Amanda Taylor on 17 November, 2018

As the old Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” If you love trees and enjoy the benefits they bring to the environment, then come and join in the fun next Saturday (24th November). The creative Hills Road Residents Association is putting […]

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Highways improvements: clean sweep for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 9 March, 2017

Eight out of eight bids for highways improvements in Queen Edith’s have made it to the list of funded projects for the coming year – including one which made the top ten for the whole city. I have been working with local residents to get funding for various small highways schemes, under the County Council’s […]

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Speedwatch in Queen Edith’s Way

by Amanda Taylor on 14 February, 2016

Speeding is a frequent cause of complaint to councillors – and most people are saying, ’Slow down!’  Fast traffic is intimidating, putting people off walking and cycling, or letting their children do so. The result: more motor traffic. Speed causes accidents – police say it is the cause of about a third of traffic collisions […]

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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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Post Office on the move

by Amanda Taylor on 11 June, 2014

After 30 years serving the local community, Mick and Demi will be closing the Post Office shutters this autumn, and the Post Office will be moving from no 206, where it has offered Post Office services alongside an eclectic mix of cards and children’s gifts. The Post Office’s plan is to move the PO services […]

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Advice surgery this Saturday

by Amanda Taylor on 8 January, 2014

I’ll be at the St James’s Church coffee morning this Saturday doing an informal advice surgery from 10.30 to 11.30am. If you have any questions about the area or problems that need sorting out, or good ideas to improve the areas, please drop in and say hallo. If I can’t give you an answer right […]

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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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Weekly police report for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2012

Cycle theft continues to be a problem in Queen Edith’s, with thefts in Marshall Road and Wulfstan Way, as well as near Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Netherhall School. There has been one domestic burglary in Queen Edith’s Way. Once again, the burglar got access with a gardening implement taken from the shed. Police recommend locking garages […]

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Queen Edith’s Christmas Lights Event, 11th December

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2012

This year’s Christmas Lights event in Wulfstan Way promises to be extra-special. As in the past two years, the Mayor of Cambridge will visit to turn on the Christmas Tree lights. Then there will be carols sung by the local church and school choirs. This year, there’s an extra attraction. Netherhall students have been working […]

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