Residents are concerned about the increasing traffic in and around Eddington, especially near the primary school. On behalf of Axel Zeitler, who runs Speedwatch in Eddington, we are therefore calling for volunteers for the Community Speedwatch scheme, in which local residents actively get involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through Eddington.
The Huntingdon Road Surgery (HRS) is calling for local volunteers to assist with vaccinations.
The HRS Patient Group met on 26 March to discuss what patients think about services and to establish their priorities, the ERA is also represented in this group.
Practice staff reported the vaccination process has been very smooth and shortage of parking space is not a problem. The practice is working hard to vaccinate the whole patient community but more volunteers are needed. Phase 1 (cohorts 1 - 9) are starting to receive their second doses, vaccinations for the over-40s will start in May.
Members of the ERA committee went on a quest to rescue abandoned supermarket trolleys from around the Eddington estate. In line with COVID restrictions, six members split into three pairs and collected 27 trolleys over a one hour search.
The ERA is aware some residents are concerned about abandoned trolleys. One resident posted on Facebook, "When we walk around Eddington we see trolleys everywhere and sometimes wonder if there are any left at their rightful place."
The sustainable nature of the Eddington development does not only spark interest amongst professional bodies (see the many awards Eddington has won so far for architecture, etc.) but also amongst schools and pupils. A growing number of students are using Eddington as a research topic in their courses or final year projects. The ERA is regularly receiving questions to advertise questionnaires, provide input, etc. and we are happy to help.
Please find below the most current requests we received. If you are willing to help out, feel free to click the links and fill out the surveys.
The ERA reported earlier on the Greater Cambridge Partnership consultation for the Madingley Road Cycling and Walking Project. Greater Cambridge Partnership submitted the consultation analysis and accompanying report to their Joint Assembly and Executive Board in June for consideration and decision respectively.
The Executive Board took the decision at its meeting on 25 June to approve proposals to move ahead with Option 2. This was the preferred option identified during the consultation and is the option which includes a two-way cycleway on the north side of Madingley Road.
Meet the Team, 29 July, 1pm-2pm
Eddington residents' are invited to an online meeting with the estate management team where there will be a full presentation of the 2019 residents' survey results.
The Eddington team will host a 'Meet the Team' session on Wednesday, 29 July, 1pm-2pm and a full presentation of the survey results will be given as part of that meeting.
Government green light for minor extensions to construction hours
This was revealed in a newsletter from city councillors Greg Chadwick and Cheney Payne. It relates to construction work at Darwin Green but could potentially apply to any construction works including the hotel construction work at Eddington
Reported in newsletter (June 2020), Information from your Lib Dem City Councillors, Castle Ward Extra: