COLERIDGE WEST RESIDENTS PARKING UPDATE
This scheme was consulted on late 2017 and approved early 2018 by a majority of those voting in the zone.
A range of issues have been raised by residents by email and are being followed up by ward Councillors and the county officers leading on the scheme – including via a meeting with county officers and residents.
Search “Coleridge West Residents Parking” for more details including the timetable ahead of implementation in November and issues like charges, please go to
including a detailed plan of every on-street parking place proposed in the parking zone.
PARKING IN OTHER COLERIDGE AREAS
Roads immediately east of Coleridge Road will get the chance of a vote on whether to have their own Residents Parking zone and we will be monitoring carefully the impacts on this area of the first scheme. From people who have contacted us, there is currently little support for such a scheme in the area east of Perne Road.
OTHER NEWS (INCLUDING FROM OUR RECENT WARD NEWSLETTER)
1) CAMPAIGNING TO IMPROVE THE CITI 2 SERVICE
Our County Councillors Noel Kavanagh and Sandra Crawford are working with Birdwood Road area residents to press Stagecoach for the return of the 10 minute Citi 2 service, and proper service reliability. Missing buses particularly affect journeys to work with people having to wait up to 40 minutes for a bus in recent months.
We support the option for alternate buses to loop along Cherry Hinton Road/Walpole Road and back from Birdwood Road to town – instead of alternate near empty buses turning at Coldhams Lane Sainsburys. There is a countywide Bus Review underway and we want a much better future deal for city bus users, starting with reliable services.
2) SAFER CYCLING AND WALKING ON BIRDWOOD ROAD
We are discussing plans for making walking and cycling safer on the road
and will bid to the County Council for funding and support. We have also submitted a funding bid to the County Council for a Pedestrian Crossing at the Cherry Hinton Road end of Walpole Road, for safer trips to Netherhall School and better access to Cherry Hinton Hall.
3) PERNE ROAD VERGE TRIAL
Plans for a City Council verge protection trial Perne Road are underway with new white posts protecting verge frontages in front of homes wanting their verges protected. The first stretch to receive this is the stretch between the two roundabouts at Radegund Road and Cherry Hinton Road, following consultation with local residents.
4) ADKINS STORE SET TO BE ANOTHER CO-OP
Developers say the new store at Adkins Corner will be a second Co-op store locally. Budgens didn’t put in a bid and have a small store at the Cherry Hinton road BP garage. There will also be sufficient space for two small shops after around a year of works and we want one to be a Chemists. The rebuild work is finally underway, and great to see the Chemists continuing in their green portakabin near Quik Fit.
5) SECOND COLERIDGE PICTORIAL MEADOW
A second impressive rhino-shaped wildflower garden was added this summer to Coleridge Rec. And the Coleridge Splashpad was very busy (along with the play areas) and kept plenty of local children cooler last summer.
6) CITY WARD BOUNDARY REVIEW
The boundaries of the city’s 14 wards are being reviewed ahead of “all up” city council elections in May 2020, and the proposals submitted by the City Council include a Coleridge city council ward similar in areas to the current one, unlike what happened with the county council change to 12 Cambridge election divisions.
7) OPPOSING OVER-INTENSIVE DEVELOPMENT
We are assisting residents in opposing a poor access backland development near the corner of Coleridge Road and Brackyn Road – and will continue to challenge over-intensive schemes in Coleridge at Planning Committee like this.
8) IMPROVEMENT AND EXTRA TREES AT HOBART/SUEZ JUNCTION
Rosy has secured improvements and repainting of the barrier at the junction, and a commitment for extra trees to be planted this Autumn at the junction of Hobart Road and Suez Road.
A QUICK GUIDE TO WHO DOES WHAT AT YOUR TWO COUNCILS
CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL
is responsible for services including:
> Planning and Building Control
> Council housing (and building more)
> Rented housing and HMOs regulation
> Environmental Health and Licensing
> Recycling and refuse collection
> Street cleaning and toilets
> Parks management and leisure facilities
> Community centres
> Corn Exchange and city events
> Most city carparks.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
is responsible for services including:
> Adult social care and children’s services
> Roads, transport, parking and pavements
> Support for bus services
> Education, adult education and libraries
> Trading Standards
> Road gritting
> Park and Rides.