Our Next Event - 31st October. Halloween
Some people really enjoy trick or treat at Halloween and some don’t. If you want to be visited, the usual convention is that you leave a pumpkin or some other welcoming sign outside your house.
This year BARA is joining in. And there will be PRIZES! £10 Co-op vouchers and More. Read about it here.
A successful Coach Trip to Norwich
A small and select group had a wonderful day out in Norwich. The coach dropped us near the city centre and there was plenty to keep everyone occupied. Read about it and see photos here.
This is a very grand name for bookshelves in a telephone box. The phone box in Birdwood Rd is unusual in that it still has a working telephone. Now it also has shelves at the back for book and magazine swaps. Do please bring and take. If it gets too full, we’ll clear out the extra and take it to charity shops. As this is an open box, please keep to the shelves and don’t leave anything on the floor – it will get wet!
Stagecoach are not listening. At a recent meeting they rejected our plan to send buses round our loop. They say they are recruiting and training 16 drivers which should improve reliability by the end of October.
If you want to give feedback to Stagecoach, contact Nigel Tarrant on 01223 433 250 between 08:30 and 17:30, Monday to Friday or email: Nigel.Tarrant@stagecoachbus.com
Address: Stagecoach, 100 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DN
Jane has written to the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who is considering franchising the bus services in this area. And we are not alone. A Cambridge Area Bus Users group has formed to tackle problems with Stagecoach throughout Cambridgeshire. https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/
They have put in a submission ‘Transport Committee's inquiry on health of the bus market, Written submission from Cambridge Area Bus Users.’ saying that our bus services are ‘in crisis’.
If you don’t have access to the internet you can contact them through 52 Birdwood Rd.
Pavements and potholes!
We took up the state of the pavements in Birdwood Rd with the County Council and some larger holes in the pavements have been filled. But we still have trip hazards in Birdwood Rd and other roads in our area. Please report those near your house – or any that cause you problems. The County Council will not consider compensation for pothole damage to your car unless the hole has already been reported to them! Pavement holes need to be 2.5 cm deep before the County Council will consider filling them.
Nothing will be done unless they are reported. So please alert the County Council to any highway problems in your road (including pavements), call 0345 045 5212 (charged at local rate) or on-line at https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/
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