South Area Committee - 6th June 2016

The next South Area Committee, your chance to question councillors on issues affecting Trumpington, Queen Edith's and Cherry Hinton, will take place at 7pm on the 6th June, in the Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre. The agenda will be published on the council's website here a few days before the meeting.

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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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Shelford Road Bus Shelter

Concern has been expressed about the removal of the bus shelter on Shelford Road after it sustained some damage. We have been investigating and discovered that the shelter was owned by ClearChannel, an advertising company, rather than either of the councils. They are currently considering replacement and if it goes ahead, hope to have the new shelter installed next month.

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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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St Andrew's Church - 15th April - large events

Residents should be aware there are two large events at St Andrew's Church on Friday:  one at 1100 and another at 1400.  Expect heavy traffic in the area.

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Isn't it time we solved our congestion crisis?

First class bus service, cycling and traffic reduction at the heart of Lib Dems’ transport vision for the City Deal

Lib Dem leaders across Greater Cambridge have published the transport goals they say are lacking or invisible under Labour and Conservative City Deal leadership.

“No-one could be more excited than us by this once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a great transport system in Greater Cambridge,” says Cllr Tim Bick, who as leader of the City Council led the successful negotiations with Government to win the £500m City Deal. “But it’s very disappointing that the City Deal has failed to set out a coherent, long term transport strategy and has instead simply put forward piecemeal plans for several large infrastructure schemes”.

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Speedwatch

IMG_2370.jpgYou may have seen the Speedwatch team out and about in Trumpington recently, noting down the registration numbers of speeding cars. If you have some spare time and would like a Speedwatch session, these are coordinated by Cambridgeshire Police but volunteer-staffed - contact CambridgeSpeedWatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk. Zoe O'Connell went out with the Speedwatch team and undertook some training (As well as catching a few speeding drivers!) on Trumpington Road last month - it is not difficult.

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Addenbrooke's Train station

Donald Adey is running a petition to secure a railway station for Addenbrooke's, an idea that has been brought up again recently and should help reduce the number of cars causing congestion on Trumpington's roads. If you would like to sign the petition, you can find it here.

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South Area Committee - 18th April 2016

Want to question councillors on issues affecting South Cambridge? (Trumpington, Queen Edith's and Cherry Hinton) The next South Area Committee will be held on Monday 18th April at 7pm, in the Wilkinson Room at St John the Evangelist Church on Hills Road.

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Coe Fen lighting

Newnham Councillor Lucy Nethsingha has secured £5k or money to fund solar studs for lights on the Coe Fen paths, which should make the route safer for cyclists at night without generating light pollution. There is also another £15k available for lighting on the Driftway, the road that runs alongside Lammas Land from the car park.

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