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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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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Lib Dems call for review of large-scale city events following Midsummer Funfair cancellation

Opposition Liberal Democrat councillors in Cambridge are today calling for the city council to take a close look at how it coordinates large events following the cancellation of the funfair at this year's Midsummer Fair.

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Government is reneging on city deal commitments, say Lib Dems

Former Cambridge City Council leader, Cllr Tim Bick, who now leads the city's opposition Liberal Democrats, has backed the Council's rejection of the Government's 3 Counties Devolution proposal, accusing the Government of reneging on previous commitments it entered into in the Greater Cambridge City Deal.

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Barrow Road Conservation Area

Following a meeting between all local councillors and local residents, a public consultation on possible conservation area status for Barrow Road is now underway, with a deadline of 31st March. The consultation itself can be found on the council's web site.

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Boundary Review

As a result of growing numbers of people moving in to the area, the area covered by Trumpington Ward is changing as of May 2017 - Newtown and the areas off Brookland's Avenue will be part of Petersfield Ward. At least for County Council purposes, Trumpington will be merging with Queen Edith's ward - a proposal that was opposed by almost all local parties and residents associations. A full interactive map of the new county-wide boundaries is on the Boundary Commission's Web Site.

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Western Orbital Consultation

The Greater Cambridge City Deal is consulting on a possible Western Orbital Bus Route, which would run along or near the M11. This would terminating at the Park and Ride and with possible additional Park and Ride or Park and Cycle sites. Details are available on theCity Deal web site, with a deadline of 21st March for initial.

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Cambridge Biomedical Campus

A planning application has been submitted for additional buildings as part of the Addenbrooke's site, just East of the guided busway. Unfortunately, residents in Trumpington were not notified and we have asked the planning officers to restart consultations to include local residents. In the interim, neighbours may wish to reply via the council's online planning system - references and descriptions are below, and the deadline for the current consultation is 15th March.

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Foster Road Guided Busway Footpath

The developers working on the area behind Foster Road have now told us that they do not need to shut the entire pathway from Foster Road to the busway for the full five years originally planned - however, they still believe that a closure of up to two and a half years of the section between the new Spine Road and the busway will be necessary for safety reasons. Final plans have not yet been submitted, but feedback on the proposed closure is welcome.

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St Andrew's Bell Ringing

St Andrew's Church have asked us to alert you that there will be a bell peel ringing on 12th March, from 0930-1230.  If you have any queries please email chestertonringing@googlemail.com 

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