Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Making Arbury safer

by Alan Levy on 16 April, 2014

Arbury Councillor Tim Ward’s project to make our streets safer is now up and running. All of the roads in Arbury – with the exception of A and B roads and Gilbert Road – are now part of the 20mph zone, which extends across the entire North area of the City. A separate consultation exercise […]

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Histon road parking to go

by Alan Levy on 7 December, 2013

After an extended period of indecision (note the summer clothing in the photo), Cambridgeshire County Council has finally reached a conclusion about the changes to parking facilities along the stretch of Histon Road between Gilbert Road and Victoria Road.The council’s own consultation report states that the results were 38% in favour of the scheme, 42% […]

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Residents face loss of popular bus service

by Alan Levy on 4 September, 2013

New bus routes brought in by Stagecoach and the County Council mean Arbury losing its bus service. to Bridge Street. Citi 1 and 2 buses are being permanently diverted along Victoria Avenue instead of along Chesterton Lane and Bridge Street. “The routes via Bridge Street are popular for residents here wanting to get to the […]

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Victoria Road declassification

by Alan Levy on 5 August, 2013

Victoria Road residents have long been telling councillors of their problems with some of the traffic using this road and a few years ago we were successful in campaigning for the night-time lorry ban. This has made it easier for Victoria Road residents to sleep at night and reduced the damage to buildings caused by […]

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Histon Road parking may be lost

by Alan Levy on 21 July, 2013

Following recent exhibitions about the County Council’s proposed changes along Histon Road, we now have a clearer picture of the project benefits and likely impact of the changes.  The most significant of the proposed changes are: Removal of existing residents’ parking and pay and display spaces on the northbound side of Histon Road. Changing the […]

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Arbury residents to lose bus service

by Alan Levy on 15 July, 2013

Cambridgeshire County Council recently published an innocent sounding proposal for a change to on-street parking on Jesus Lane. The actual purpose of the change is to allow them to re-route outbound Citi 1 and Citi 2 buses along Victoria Road instead of going via Bridge Street and Chesterton Lane/Road as at present. This change would […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council are undertaking a consultation into proposed changes to provision for parking, bus and cycle lanes on the section of Histon Road between the Victoria Road/Huntingdon Road and Gilbert Road junctions. According to the county council’s statistics, there have been almost 50 accidents on this part of Histon Road in the past 5 […]

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North Area Committee – Thursday 16th May

by Alan Levy on 12 May, 2013

The next North Area committee will be on Thursday 16th May 2013 at Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, CB4 1TF. The planning part of the meeting will start at 6pm, and will discuss the following items: 13-0210-FUL 49 Arbury Road 13-0352-FUL 2A Aylestone Road 13-0353-FUL The Studio 13-0201-FUL 418A Milton Road 13-0166-FUL 192 High Street […]

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Histon Road bus lanes

by Alan Levy on 10 March, 2013

Rumours abound that a bus lane for Histon Road will be introduced, with the loss of on-street car parking. While this possibility is proposed in the Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) documentation from the Department of Transport, we have seen no firm proposals to comment on yet. However, local residents and businesses are hardly likely […]

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Demonstrations on Saturday February 23rd

by Alan Levy on 21 February, 2013

“PLANS are being finalised ahead of protests in Cambridge on Saturday (February 23). Police are working closely with Cambridge City Council and a wide range of other agencies to ensure that demonstrations planned by the English Defence League (EDL) and local Unite Against Fascism (UAF) take place safely and peacefully. The EDL is due to […]

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