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Clay Farm Community Centre management options

by Andy Blackhurst on 5 October, 2015

City Councillor’s will consider the Council’s approach to managing the new Clay Farm community centre due to open next year at Thursday’s meeting of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee. The recommendations may be found at:

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by Andy Blackhurst on 13 May, 2015

Developers Grosvenor are holding an exhibition to promote their proposals for a Sporting Village from 12 noon to 9 pm on Monday 18 May at Trumpington Meadows Primary School. They have previously proposed further development in the Green Belt between Trumpington Meadows and the motorway and on the other side of the motorway as well, […]

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Congratulations, Zoe

by Andy Blackhurst on 10 May, 2015

Congratulations to Zoe O’Connell who topped the poll in the election of Trumpington’s new city councillor. The votes cast were as follows: Liberal Democrat – 1,498 Conservative – 1,366 Labour – 1,182 Green – 751 UKIP – 213 A big thank you to the voters of Trumpington and Newtown for your support.

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Lib Dems lead challenge to Central Library plans

by Andy Blackhurst on 10 April, 2015

Nine Lib Dem Cllrs have hit back against UKIP- and Tory-backed plans to privatise part of Cambridge Central Library, calling for the decision to be reconsidered so that councillors can be fully informed about this company and so that consultation with the public can be carried out. Their request for a review of the decision […]

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Construction of Trumpington’s new multi-use community centre on Hobson Square is due to start later this year, following the appointment of ISG as contractors. The new community centre will be a landmark building for the Southern Fringe and will provide a mix of community facilities, including a hall for events and activities, a public library, […]

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Rural county councillors voted yesterday to convert the top floor of Cambridge Central Library into an enterprise centre run by an outside company, and to close the café. Trumpington’s Lib Dem County Councillor, Barbara Ashwood, opened the debate by saying that while she is generally very supportive of Mrs May and the library service, she could […]

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Easter bin collection changes

by Andy Blackhurst on 18 March, 2015

Due to the Easter holidays there will be changes to bin collection dates. Collections which would fall on Good Friday (April 3) will be carried out six days early in the city, on Saturday March 28. All collections in the week beginning Easter Monday (April 6) will take place one day late, with Friday April […]

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Election 2015!

by Andy Blackhurst on 16 March, 2015

The General Election and City Council elections will be happening on the same day 7th May. Here is the expected timetable; Candidates announced: Friday 10 April Deadline to register to vote: Monday 20 April (23:59) Deadline to request a postal vote:  Tuesday 21 April (17:00) Deadline to request a proxy vote: Tuesday 28 April (17:00) […]

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Public transport boost for Trumpington

by Andy Blackhurst on 9 March, 2015

There’s good news for the campaign to secure better public transport links from the “Southern Fringe”, with the expected launch on 6th April of a new direct guided bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge rail station. The express service, by-passing Addenbrookes, will run Monday to Friday at peak times, every 15 minutes. […]

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Average age at South Area Committee plummets

by Andy Blackhurst on 14 December, 2014

The average age of attendees at South Area committee was markedly lower last week, as two groups of young people took part. The first was a group from the 27th Cambridge Scouts, who had come along to ask if a road crossing could be installed on the route from their headquarters in Cherry Hinton. One […]

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