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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Cambridge Lakes update

by Simon Cooper on 26 February, 2017

This weekend the Anderson Group held some exhibitions on their next plans for the lakes. Originally, the sections of land next to the lakes was earmarked for space-intensive commercial development, but they’re now considering housing on the site as an alternative. Over the past couple of years, Anderson have been trying to sell warehouse space […]

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Cambridge Lakes exhibitions

by Simon Cooper on 18 February, 2017

There’s finally been some action on the Cambridge Lakes, after the tours and exhibitions held in 2015. Andersons are holding two public exhibitions on their current plans for the site, hopefully fleshing out their plans for finally getting the site open to the public. The exhibitions are being held at the Holiday Inn on Norman […]

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Get paper and card recycling all wrapped up this Christmas

by Paul Saunders on 19 December, 2016

Residents are being urged not to let Christmas waste go to landfill this festive season as a cardboard motorway stretching from Cambridge to Lapland and back could be made with all the card packaging consumed in Cambridgeshire at Christmas. Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils have one of the best and easiest kerbside recycling […]

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Residents in Cambridge are being urged to check their bin collection dates this festive season as the regular collection days are changing due to the extended bank holidays. The revised collection dates in Cambridge City are: Regular Monday to Thursday collections from  Christmas and into the first week of the New Year will be two […]

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The City Council has just opened a consultation on the corner of Mill Road and Cavendish Road. The proposals include new raised beds, new cycle racks, benches from reclaimed wood, and a specially commissioned piece of art created by Romsey-based artist Harry Gray (who recently created the new “Poppy Gates” for Twickenham Rugby Stadium). The […]

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Bids invited for small scale public art S106 grants …

by Paul Saunders on 2 November, 2016

… and that includes Romsey! THE LATEST funding round, offering grants of up to £15,000 for small-scale public art projects, has been launched by Cambridge City Council. Based on a particular type of S106 developer contributions, this grant funding is aimed at local organisations, working with professional artists and crafts people. It could help to […]

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Cambridge woman tagged for dumped waste

by Paul Saunders on 26 October, 2016

On Thursday 13 October at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court the resident was ordered to complete a community order and to pay full costs of £639 for dumping waste, which is a criminal offence under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The court heard that a council enforcement officer discovered household items had been dumped […]

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Lighting in the City Centre

by Paul Saunders on 26 September, 2016

A message from Catherine Smart No-one who has lived in Romsey for more than a couple of years will forget the endless saga of the refurbishment and replacement of the street lights.   Even the narrowest of pavements were dug up for months and all the protests seemed to make little difference. BalfourBeatty, the firm the […]

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Dead trees on the Pym Court development

by Paul Saunders on 8 September, 2016

Many of the new trees on this development have already died or are in poor condition.Further older trees facing Cromwell Road were damaged by builders during construction and had to be replaced too. LibDem activist and former Romsey Councillor, Catherine Smart is pursuing re-planting. Catherine has obtained a commitment from the City to act and […]

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Cycle Parking on Ross Street

by Paul Saunders on 17 August, 2016

Many people will be aware of the changes done some months ago to Ross Street Community Centre so that the entrance is now from the north courtyard and not up the steps from the street. It has now been suggested that the section of the highway adjacent to the old entrance would be a good […]

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