Newtown & Barrow Road Area - Litter

There have been a number of litter hotspots in residential areas around the train station, possibly associated with rough sleepers, and in Barrow Road. Councillors made this a priority for the Environmental Team at South Area Committee last week, meaning increased patrols by council officers in the area. If you know of any particular spot that needs attention, please let us know and we can direct them to it.

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Addenbrooke's Road Bin Collections

Developers have supplied insufficient bins for some shared refuse areas on new builds around the Addenbrooke's area, meaning not all rubbish is being collected and resulting in unhygienic conditions. We are working to ensure sufficient bins are available for all flats as soon as possible and that any backlog is cleared.

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Blocked Cycle/Pathways off Long Road

We have been alerted to the problem of some routes off Long Road being blocked by greenery now the (intermittently!) nicer weather is on us. The bushes are owned by adjacent houses and we have asked the council to remind house owners of their responsibility to keep public rights of way clear. If the problem is not resolved shortly, the council can cut back trees and bushes and pass the cost on to the private land owners.

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Other ongoing consultations

Other ongoing consultations:

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Trumpington Road Cycleway

The county council is consulting on improved cycling facilities on Trumpington Road, adjacent to New Bit and the Botanic Gardens/Hobson's Conduit.

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Shelford Road Bin

Objections were received to the proposed location of a new litter bin on Shelford Road, outside the shop. Subject to local resident's views, we now have agreement from the city council to install a bin on the opposite side of the road.

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Guided Busway Lighting

Installation of lighting on the guided busway spur to Addenbrooke's begins this week, and will take approximately four weeks. This work is possible as the original project we secured money for came in under budget.

The busway pathway will remain open during the works.

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Road Junction Improvements

Donald Adey is looking into having "keep clear" yellow boxes painted (Or in some cases, repainted) on eight junctions within the ward in order to ease congestion. These are listed below, (North to South) feedback on the selection of junctions is welcome:

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Fitzwilliam Road/Clarendon Road planning application

A planning application had been submitted for the former county council hostel on the corner of Fitzwilliam and Clarendon Road, to demolish the existing building and replace it with 6 new houses.

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Boundary Commission consultation reopened

The local boundary commission has reopened its consultation into boundary changes for Cambridgeshire, following widespread criticism of the decision to merge Trumpington and Queen Edith's into a single two-member division for the county council - a move that had been opposed almost universally by political parties and residents associations alike.

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