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The Queen Edith’s Summer Focus newsletter is out!

by Amanda Taylor on 1 July, 2020

Today, we’re pleased to be reaching out to you with the latest news and updates from the Lib Dem team in Queen Edith’s. So many residents were frustrated when the most recent South Area Committee was cancelled, especially given some of the big changes made to our roads. We’ve been working around the clock to […]

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A free laptop scheme set up by Queen Edith’s City Councillor Colin McGerty has been expanded across the whole city after the City Council partnered with charity Cambridge Online. With a looming education gap for low income families, Cllr McGerty began requesting donations of old laptops as soon as schools closed in March. These were […]

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Keyworker Housing for Covid-19 Heroes

by Amanda Taylor on 5 May, 2020

Liberal Democrat councillors in Queen Edith’s ward are calling for a proportion of affordable housing planned at sites to the north and south of Worts Causeway, to be reserved for keyworkers working within Queen Edith’s Ward, which includes Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Outline planning applications for both sites, totalling 430 new houses including 40% at affordable rates, […]

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New wing for Addenbrooke’s

by Amanda Taylor on 6 April, 2020

QUEEN EDITH’S COUNCILLORS SUPPORT ADDENBROOKE’S EMERGENCY EXPANSION PLAN  It is understood that Cambridge University Hospitals Trust is considering building temporary new facilities adjacent to Addenbrooke’s, providing 120 extra bed spaces to accommodate the potential demand from Coronavirus patients. Work has already begun to lay hard standing on the site immediately to the south of the […]

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Fendon Road roundabout drop-in sessions

by Amanda Taylor on 17 January, 2020

Most of the utility diversion work for the roundabout has now been completed and the contractors are working very hard to ensure they complete the works on time. The County Council has arranged drop-in sessions where you can chat with the officers managing the project. The next meeting is Thursday 30th January, 5.30-6.30 pm, in […]

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Council backs down on Busway chicane barrier

by Amanda Taylor on 17 January, 2020

A cycle chicane installed on the Guided Busway bridge entrance to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus only last week is to be removed after widespread public outcry and strong support for a petition started by Liberal Democrat councillors, which attracted over 1,400 signatures.The cycle chicane, at the bottom of the slope leading from the busway to […]

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Big win for pedestrian safety

by Amanda Taylor on 12 July, 2019

Lib Dem councillors have today announced that their call for pedestrian priority at cycle lane crossings at the soon to be upgraded, Dutch-style roundabout on Fendon Road has been accepted by the County Council. After years of campaigning for safe pedestrian crossings at the busy junction of Fendon Road and Queen Edith’s Way, close to […]

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291 Hills Road development approved

by Amanda Taylor on 11 June, 2019

Today at Planning Committee, the application to demolish and redevelop 291 Hills Road was approved.This has been a long-running campaign that we have been fully engaged with, to try to give Cambridge’s Planning Authority the confidence it apparently lacks to insist that local housing developments provide affordable housing in the appropriate proportion, as set out […]

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Wort’s Causeway: future development

by Amanda Taylor on 13 May, 2019

We’ve just come from a briefing session with This Land, the housing development company that is owned by Cambridgeshire County Council and which will be making plans to develop 230 homes on the site between Worts’ Causeway and Babraham Road (known as GB2). We’ve been expressing concerns on behalf of local residents but we’d also […]

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Good news on Nightingale Pavilion

by Amanda Taylor on 24 April, 2019

Here’s some exciting community news from your local councillors. Today at the City Council planning committee, the application for the final design of the replacement Nightingale Park Pavilion was unanimously approved. Queen Edith’s city councillors George Pippas and Colin McGerty attended to support the application and also raised some concerns from local residents. Although the […]

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