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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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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Parking woes in residential streets

Trumpington residents continue to suffer from parking woes following the Conservatives’ controversial decision to introduce a parking charge at local Park and Ride sites.

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Path safety worries

Lib Dems explore alternatives to shared-use paths

Following concerns raised by Trumpington residents, the local Lib Dem team are exploring alternative options to shared-use pavements.

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Austin Drive bin collections

Some bins in new buildings in the Austin Drive area were missing bin collections, as the local developer had not informed the council that the properties were now occupied. 

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Addenbrookes Road Parking

Residents are concerned about the scale of pavement parking on the Addenbrookes Road and surrounding streets, and we have asked both the county council's parking operations and the local developer to step up their patrols in the area and take action where appropriate. 

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New bin on Shelford Road

A number of residents contacted us about rubbish being left on Shelford Road, and we have asked the city council to install a bin on the grass verse outside the shop. 

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Long Road Grass Verge replanted

Following intervention from the local Liberal Democrat team, the previously unmaintained grass verge opposite the new development has had bulbs planted and been reseeded by the city council.

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Clay Farm path closures

Developers want to close several local paths, as well as access to the northern part of the Guided Busway via Foster Road. 

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Clay Farm project progress

A small private ceremony will mark the start of the next phase of Clay Farm building work.

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More guided busway lighting on the way

Following their successful campaign to get lighting installed along the guided busway route, Lib Dems are celebrating news that this will be extended to include the Addenbrooke’s spur.

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Reverse parking charge

Local Lib Dems urge rethink over new P&R charge

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Have your say on Trumpington’s borders

Further to plans to reduce the number of County Councillors serving the city, the Local Government Boundary Commission is consulting on a proposed revision of the boundary of Trumpington ward.

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Clay Farm Community Centre management options

City Councillor’s will consider the Council’s approach to managing the new Clay Farm community centre due to open next year at Thursday’s meeting of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee.

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GREEN BELT THREAT LOOMS

Developers Grosvenor are holding an exhibition to promote their proposals for a Sporting Village from 12 noon to 9 pm on Monday 18 May at Trumpington Meadows Primary School. They have previously proposed further development in the Green Belt between Trumpington Meadows and the motorway and on the other side of the motorway as well, and it seems safe to assume these proposals will be similar.

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Congratulations, Zoe

Congratulations to Zoe O’Connell who topped the poll in the election of Trumpington’s new city councillor. The votes cast were as follows:

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Lib Dems lead challenge to Central Library plans

Nine Lib Dem Cllrs have hit back against UKIP- and Tory-backed plans to privatise part of Cambridge Central Library, calling for the decision to be reconsidered so that councillors can be fully informed about this company and so that consultation with the public can be carried out. Their request for a review of the decision has been successful and it will be looked at again by a committee of senior councillors on 14th April (10am). Lib Dem members have raised doubts about KORA, the company set to take over the third floor of the library, and believe much more information is needed both about them and about how they would be operating: for example, would people have to pay to sit and read in that part of the library under their management in future? They also angry that library users were not given a say before such a huge change was agreed. It is after all a PUBLIC library.

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“S106” developer contributions funding Trumpington’s flagship facilities

Construction of Trumpington’s new multi-use community centre on Hobson Square is due to start later this year, following the appointment of ISG as contractors. The new community centre will be a landmark building for the Southern Fringe and will provide a mix of community facilities, including a hall for events and activities, a public library, a café, and children’s room on the ground floor, while on the first floor there will be further library space and community meeting rooms. The second floor will be home to a new medical centre, featuring nine consulting rooms, a minor operations treatment centre and other medical facilities.

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Central Library to lose café and host ‘enterprise centre’

Rural county councillors voted yesterday to convert the top floor of Cambridge Central Library into an enterprise centre run by an outside company, and to close the café.

Trumpington’s Lib Dem County Councillor, Barbara Ashwood, opened the debate by saying that while she is generally very supportive of Mrs May and the library service, she could not support this because of the lack of background information. The report left her none the wiser, and she was not sure what was really meant by entrepreneurs’ lounge, international membership and the KORA Club. More information was needed on KORA and how the services would be reconfigured. She said she needed more detail before she could make this sort of commitment.
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Easter bin collection changes

Due to the Easter holidays there will be changes to bin collection dates.

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Election 2015!

The General Election and City Council elections will be happening on the same day 7th May. Here is the expected timetable;

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Public transport boost for Trumpington

There’s good news for the campaign to secure better public transport links from the “Southern Fringe”, with the expected launch on 6th April of a new direct guided bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge rail station. The express service, by-passing Addenbrookes, will run Monday to Friday at peak times, every 15 minutes.

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Anger at Busway lighting delay

The path alongside the Guided Buway has provided a valuable option for both pedestrains and cyclists since day one. As the housing on the southern fringe is completed, the Addenbrookes campus expands, and Cambridge Assessments new offices are built it will only become more important.

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Average age at South Area Committee plummets

The average age of attendees at South Area committee was markedly lower last week, as two groups of young people took part. The first was a group from the 27th Cambridge Scouts, who had come along to ask if a road crossing could be installed on the route from their headquarters in Cherry Hinton. One of the Scouts asked about this during the “Open Forum” saying that they had considered the different options, and had believed that a zebra crossing would provide the best approach.

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Road to Grantchester to be disrupted

From 1st December 2014 County Highways will begin a £1 million scheme to replace Brasley Bridge, C201, Mill Way, Granchester. The proposed works follow a structural assessment of the Bridge which identified a number of issues.

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