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From rags to riches: jumble sale on 10th September

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2016

The Queen Edith’s Liberal Democrats will be holding their next Jumble Sale on Saturday 10th September, at St James’s Church Wulfstan Way. The proceeds of the sale pay for our printed newsletter FOCUS, which goes to every home in the Queen Edith’s ward. If you have clothes, toys, bric-a-brac (not furniture), please let us know, […]

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South Area meeting: Addenbrooke’s Station

by Amanda Taylor on 13 January, 2017

The next South Area meeting is on Monday, at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre. 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 departments and get balls rolling. […]

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Women’s safety

by Amanda Taylor on 20 December, 2016

What do women want? I have received information from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is working with Cambridgeshire Constabulary to create an event for International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017. The theme of the event will be around bringing communities together with a particular focus on community safety, designed around what women […]

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Funding for play areas and open spaces

by Amanda Taylor on 6 November, 2016

How would you like to improve the playgrounds near here? There is money available for funding new equipment or improvements to play areas and open spaces, for example, the small parks in Holbrook Road and Gunhild Close, and the larger recreation ground at Nightingale Avenue. The money comes from building developers as part of their […]

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Car thefts on the up

by Amanda Taylor on 17 October, 2016

The neighbourhood police report a spike in the number of thefts from vehicles this month – up by a third on this time last year. In Queen Edith’s, thefts have taken place in Long road, Hills Avenue, Marshall Road, Cavendish Avenue and Rathmore Road. Stolen items have included sat navs, laptops, cash and clothing. Several […]

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South Area meeting: Crime, fireworks and smoke

by Amanda Taylor on 30 September, 2016

The next South Area meeting is next Monday at St John’s Church, Hills Road. The agenda has three main items: CRIME: Local policing priority setting and reports on what the police have been doing over the last period FIREWORKS: Live entertainment events in Cambridge, eg Midsummer Fireworks SMOKE: Environmental activity, including tackling wandering smokers Policing […]

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Local Highways Improvement Scheme

by Amanda Taylor on 29 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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Queen Edith’s Way Pavement-Cycle Path Consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 13 August, 2016

Councillor Tim Moore (a resident of Queen Edith’s Way) writes: The proposed solutions are inevitably compromises – there is no perfect solution possible. What are the issues that the proposed “improvements” are intended to address? More walking and cycling. Car journeys into and around Cambridge will continue to increase. The City Plan has long endorsed […]

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Electrical reuse and recycling event this Sunday

by Amanda Taylor on 15 July, 2016

Do you have defunct electrical items such as washing machines, TVs, laptops that have been lying around the house? You can make some space in your house and give them a new lease of life if you take them along to Trumpington Park & Ride site this Sunday (17th July). Cambridgeshire Recap, the Cambridgeshire and […]

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EU referendum: how Queen Edith’s voted

by Amanda Taylor on 2 July, 2016

Queen Edith’s had a high turnout in last week’s referendum, with 75% of eligible electors casting their vote on the UK’s membership of the EU. Queen Edith’s had a big majority for Remain — also approximately 75%. Cambridge City Council has released figures on its elections page showing turnout figures for every ward. They also […]

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