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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.