Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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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Ready for the referendum?

by Amanda Taylor on 3 June, 2016

Cllr Tim Moore writes: A vote in referendum requires your family and friends to be registered. The last date to register is nearly here (next Tuesday); you can download the forms both for registering and postal votes on line on the Government’s elections website. I’ve been reminding my busy nephews and nieces, several of whom […]

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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats yesterday called for full independent scrutiny of the failed deal with Kora to run part of Cambridge Central Library. In a full debate at Shire Hall yesterday, we insisted that an independent review is the only way to regain public trust after the disaster of the Regus-Kora misadventure, when the County was […]

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Storms close local school

by aldc on 18 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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Kora — kaput

by aldc on 28 June, 2015

 On Friday, Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee rescinded its earlier decisions to allow Kora-Regus to set up an Enterprise Centre in Cambridge Central Library. Conservatives on the County Council, who had previously voted through the proposal en bloc (first in March and again in June), this time voted to rescind the decision […]

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To: Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire County Council Quentin Baker, Chief Legal Officer, Cambridgeshire County Council I wish to request a review of the decision on the Enterprise Centre taken at Highways & Community Infrastructure Committee on 2nd June, and would like it to be debated at Full Council, or at GPC, should the quorum […]

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Rural Tory and UKIP county councillors have today voted to convert the top floor of Cambridge Central Library into an enterprise centre run by an outside company (KORA), and to close the café. Cllr Barbara Ashwood (Lib Dem) opened the debate by saying that while she is generally very supportive of the library service, she […]

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Speedwatch needs you!

by aldc on 4 March, 2015

Alongside parking, speeding is one of the most common complaints around here, so I was pleased to see the police are considering starting a Community Speedwatch scheme in Cambridge and gauging the level of interest. Sergeant Ian Wood has just put out a recruitment email on e-cops and invited us to spread the word – […]

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