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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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Want to know more about how Trumpington is growing?

by Andy Blackhurst on September 18, 2014

The next meeting of the Southern Fringe Community Development Forum will take place on Thursday 25 September, in the Village Hall (at the junction of Beverley Way and Trumpington High Street). There will be a drop-in session, with exhibition stands, between 4.30pm and 6.15pm and the formal meeting with presentations will be from 7.00pm to […]

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by Andy Blackhurst on September 7, 2014

Trumpington councillor, Nick Avery, has spoken of concerns that plans for a new five-storey office building could lead to further traffic congestion and has called for a new guided bus stop to be provided alongside. Nick is worried about the impact of the project which will provide a new headquarters in Shaftesbury Road for Cambridge […]

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Trumpington Post Office refurbishment

by Andy Blackhurst on August 24, 2014

Trumpington Post Office in Anstey Way will close at 17.30 on 9 September and remain closed until 13.00 on Friday 19th September while refurbishment work takes place to create a new look local Post Office.  During the closure Post Office facilities will be available in Great Shelford (18 High Street Green), Newnham (26 Derby Street) […]

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Busway lighting fiasco

by Andy Blackhurst on July 12, 2014

Anger and dismay have been the responses to the news that the County’s Economy & Environment Committee failed to approve the extra funding required for the lighting last week, instead voting to defer the decision until the committee’s next meeting. The vote was 9 for deferral, 7 against, the votes to defer coming from UKIP, […]

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Have your say on controversial Trumpington Rd proposal

by Andy Blackhurst on June 22, 2014

Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on  “improvements” for cyclists on Trumpington Road. The proposals include:   ·         removing Pay & Display parking on the outbound side of Trumpington Road, alongside the Botanic Garden. ·         removing the pedestrian crossing near Bateman Street and installing a new crossing for use by cyclists and pedestrians further north. ·         […]

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The former Lib Dem administration of the City Council always recognised that the new neighbourhoods created on the southern fringe had to be imaginative and distinctive in their design and layout and constructed in a sustainable way using good quality materials. We are proud to say that the efforts that were put into getting those […]

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Enjoy the rich diversity of Cambridge at the Mela

by Andy Blackhurst on May 14, 2014

The Big Weekend 2014 will again host the Cambridge Mela in July 2014. The “Mela” (a Sanskrit word for “gathering” or “to meet”) aims to bring communities from different backgrounds together giving them the opportunity to enjoy the many and vibrant cultures in Cambridge, learn about those cultures and meet the local people. The Mela […]

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Papworth move to Addenbrooke’s is confirmed

by Andy Blackhurst on May 1, 2014

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has welcomed the news that the government has approved a £165 million deal to move Papworth Hospital to Cambridge. The decision comes after Julian lobbied Ministers, raising the issue in the Commons and at a large number of private meetings. He spoke many times with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny […]

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