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Light at the end of the tunnel!

We know how strongly people feel about getting the shops back on the Radegund Road roundabout.

It has been an ugly eyesore for far too long, way back to when Peterhouse owned it.

It was also really sad that the last newsagents was shut as the property owners wanted a sale with ‘vacant possession’.

So it’s good now to hear there is some light at the end of the tunnel … current owners Almaren (also responsible for building the ‘Marque’ on the Cherry Hinton Road/Hills Road junction) say they hope to conclude its sale to a housing developer in a couple of weeks.

When building finally starts, it may take nearly a year to complete.  But we know plans are progressing because there is talk of a McColls Newsagents and also a vets being in the shop units too.

We will update people when we hear more.

Councillor Lewis Herbert

Perne Road shops - an update

   Light at the end of the tunnel! We know how strongly people feel about getting the shops back on the Radegund Road roundabout. It has been an ugly eyesore...

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These are the proposed new plans for the Coleridge Rec Splash Pool.

What do you think?

Councillor Lewis Herbert would appreciate feedback from residents.

Labour councillors asked questions about safety for the designs and will be asking officers to review the period it is open the following year to see if it can be longer.

Other works at the Rec include the replacement of the tennis courts, an extra court, a Multi Use Games Area for teenagers and extra play equipment for under 11s. The full plans can be found on the council website.

Plans for Coleridge Rec Splash Pool

These are the proposed new plans for the Coleridge Rec Splash Pool. What do you think? Councillor Lewis Herbert would appreciate feedback from residents. Labour councillors asked questions about safety for...

 The Marque cycle lane

Cyclists at the Cherry Hinton Road and Hills Road junction are in great danger if they follow the cycle route to turn right marked on the road.

Following a safety inspection instigated by Noel Kavanagh, County Council officers and the Marque contractors agreed the road layout needs to be altered to make it safer and less confusing for cyclists wishing to turn right at the junction.

Noel also emphasised contractors must ensure a manhole cover in the advance box section of the junction should be raised as it is too deep and a hazard for cyclists and pedestrians.

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Hazards for Cyclists and Pedestrians at Marque Corner

  Cyclists at the Cherry Hinton Road and Hills Road junction are in great danger if they follow the cycle route to turn right marked on the road. Following a...

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Have your say on street-light upgrades in your street!

You should soon receive a leaflet from the County Council and Balfour Beatty, their Street Light PFI Contractor, on plans to replace our out of date lighting columns, relocating many and reducing some. The new lights are taller and the white light should work better.

Be sure to check the leaflet and the lighting map web-link for your street, and visit the county Council Street Lighting website for more information. Noel also wants to hear your views, including any changes you propose, and let us know if you missed out on the leaflet.

Coleridge installations start in the spring and will take about two months to complete so there may be some temporary inconvenience, but the net result will be improved lighting, as well as increased energy efficiency and less impact on climate change.

Street-light upgrades - have your say!

Have your say on street-light upgrades in your street! You should soon receive a leaflet from the County Council and Balfour Beatty, their Street Light PFI Contractor, on plans to...

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All Coleridge households are being asked for their views on reducing the speed limit for Coleridge residential roads to 20mph – YES or NO? 

The change will not suddenly switch traffic to 20 mph but we believe average speeds will be cut and support this change, subject to it being decided by your overall vote.  We have supported past efforts by local residents to cut speeds on roads like Birdwood Road and Coleridge Road, and still want additional road safety measures trialled like speed activated signs.

We also think the County Council should have been asked to contribute financially by the City, as in Oxford, and want better enforcement measure than currently proposed.

The overall majority in the four East wards will decide whether 20 MPH is introduced or not, YES or NO, so make sure you vote and have your say also whether Cherry Hinton Road switches to 20mph.  Perne Road and Hills Road will stay at a 30mph limit as they are major highway routes.

(photo: Caro's Lines, Flikr)

20mph have your say

All Coleridge households are being asked for their views on reducing the speed limit for Coleridge residential roads to 20mph – YES or NO?  The change will not suddenly switch...

 The Marque Development

Local Labour councillors opposed the increase of the height of the new ‘Marque’ development from 7 to 10 storeys, but we were over-ruled by the Council Planning Committee.

Noel and Lewis continue to fight for a high quality finish, including the promised quality artistic ‘Living Screen’ façade.  We are also astonished how little benefit will be delivered from the massive £173,000 being spent on the scheme’s ‘public art’.

Quality finish vital for local ’skyscraper’

  Local Labour councillors opposed the increase of the height of the new ‘Marque’ development from 7 to 10 storeys, but we were over-ruled by the Council Planning Committee. Noel...

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