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Lib Dems lead challenge to Central Library plans

by Andy Blackhurst on April 10, 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

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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 March 16, 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 March 9, 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 December 14, 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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Anger at Busway lighting delay

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The path alongside the Guided Buway has provided a valuable option for both pedestrains and cyclists since day one. As the housing on the southern fringe is completed, the Addenbrookes campus expands, and Cambridge Assessments new offices are built it will only become more important. After long delays a plan to light the path came […]

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Road to Grantchester to be disrupted

by Andy Blackhurst on October 1, 2014

From 1st December 2014 County Highways will begin a £1 million scheme to replace Brasley Bridge, C201, Mill Way, Granchester. The proposed works follow a structural assessment of the Bridge which identified a number of issues. Due to the full replacement of the structure it will be necessary to close Mill Way (at the structure) […]

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Post Office returns to Trumpington St

by Andy Blackhurst on September 30, 2014

North Newtown residents have reason to celebrate with the return of Post Office services to Trumpington Street on 13 November. The “new” branch will operate from the convenience store at 2a Trumpington Street. Post Office services will be offered from a till on the shop counter (albeit in an open plan environment), which means customers […]

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