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Plans for new library

by Max Boyce on April 6, 2013

The County Council is preparing plans to redevelop the existing Milton Road library. The idea is to rebuild the library with flats on the first floor. This would solve some of the structural problems with the existing building. Having helped safeguard the library from closure, Kevin and the local team want to know your views. […]

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Staples site latest

by Max Boyce on March 22, 2013

The deadline for objections to the planning application to build a sixth-form hostel on the Staples site has now passed. The local Focus team are working with local residents and traders to resist the proposals. “These plans are nowhere near good enough for this important site,” said David Grace. “Just because the current Staples building […]

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Cllr Damien Tunnacliffe and Ian Nimmo-Smith outside the Cambridge City Football Club behind the Westbrook Centre, where a new development will be built. At the Planning Committee Damien and Kevin spoke against the plans, which will mean a loss of green space, on a site with very poor access to the local community. However, the […]

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Kevin is trying to get Cambridge’s new transport strategy to work for West Chesterton residents. The old strategy, written by the Conservatives, discouraged Park & Ride and Guided Bus services from stopping on Milton Road at the bus stop by the Arbury Road junction (above). Kevin is working hard to make sure that a new […]

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Success! David Grace and Cllr Damien Tunnacliffe on Metcalfe Road where the Focus Team have got the County Council to agree to put back two streetlights they took out a few months ago. Cllrs Kevin Wilkins and Damien Tunnacliffe have had some success so far getting some local streetlights put back. Two lights taken out, […]

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Cllr Kevin Wilkins’ attempts to improve pavements around West Chesterton look set to take a big step forward shortly. After winning a promise from the Council last year, Kevin has now been told that the project to repair pavements in part of Gilbert Road will begin soon. First of all, residents will be consulted on […]

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Re-pollarding of Lime Trees in Hamilton Road

by Max Boyce on November 27, 2012

We have been notified that 19 Lime Trees on the roadside in Hamilton Road will be re-pollarded in the new year. The email says: These works were last carried out approximately 6 years ago. The subsequent growth has begun to break away from the parent stem in a few instances as such re-pollarding is proposed. […]

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The Friends of Milton Road Library are holding a Christmas event: a performance of Christmas readings, at the library on the evening of Monday 10th December, and they hope you can come along. Please see here for further information.

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North Area Committee – Thurs 22nd November

by Max Boyce on November 18, 2012

The next North Area committee will be at the Shirley School, Nuffield Road CB4 1TF, on Thursday 22th November. The planning part of the meeting will start at 6.00, and will consider one application in Arbury, and two in West Chesterton (21 Belvoir Road and 3 Victoria Road). The agenda for this part of the […]

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Tree Works

by Max Boyce on

We have had notification of the following Tree Works from the City Council: Belvior Road – Lime tree is being felled as it is moribund Cutter Ferry Close – Repollarding works is part of a 3-year cyclical maintenance aimed at reducing the likelihood of branch failure Manhattan Drive – field maple is being removed as […]

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