Queen Edith’s City Council Election Preview 2018

There are plenty of people on social media suggesting that we should vote on national issues, such as Brexit, to indicate our support or otherwise for the government. Please don’t do this. Local elections are about local authority services, and Queen Edith’s needs great councillors to stand up for our area. Here’s my summary of the choice we face in next week’s city council election.

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Is A Busway To Queen Edith’s Coming Down The Road?

The authorities reckon they can solve congestion coming into Queen Edith’s by building a new Park & Ride, right out at the A11, the other side of Babraham, then creating a bus service from there which will be good enough to get people out of their cars. This will have a big impact on us for many years to come, but they’ve only given us a few weeks to work out what it all means and have our say. Here’s everything I know, and what we can all do.

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How to have your say on the latest Cambridge Local Plan changes

This may be of interest to you if you’re of strong constitution when it comes to reading administrative documentation, and are concerned about subjects including the Wort’s Causeway development, cycle parking, on-street deliveries, tall buildings, parking stress, traveller sites, student accommodation, access to the railway station, and more. Grab a coffee and read on.

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Residents turn out in force to see the next Hills Road Cycleway plans

Unfortunately, many were unnecessarily disappointed. A couple asked me if they’d missed the presentation, so I had to explain that there wasn’t a spoken ‘presentation’, they were just supposed to look at the engineering drawings on the display boards and the rest was up to them. Sam Davies from the Queen Edith’s Community Forum said that it is very clear that the best we can do has been to ask them to look again what seemed to us to be the most dangerous elements of the design, while also urging the County Council to live up to commitments previously made on finishing off Phase 1, including completing the review of that work; and to deliver an acceptable public realm.

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City Deal Update: Deadlines, Delays and Devolution

In this last of my five part series on the streets and transport, I’d like to bring you an update on where we are with the City Deal, because things have changed even since Monday. Thursday evening saw a meeting of the City Deal ‘Executive Board’, and the main item on the agenda was to decide on the next stage of the “A428 Cambourne to Cambridge Better Bus Journeys” scheme. Bear with me if you think this hasn’t got much to do with Queen Edith’s. As I mentioned before, they’ll be turning their attention to the A1307 Babraham Road soon, so forewarned is forearmed.

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