Bridging, bonding, linking

In an ideal world we would all have relationships in our lives which would bring us the benefits of bonding, bridging and linking networks – but sometimes bringing people together requires a bit of help, in terms of infrastructure or opportunity. In Queen Edith’s we have examples of where this is working well and making a difference; but also where unnecessary obstacles are getting in the way. Continue reading “Bridging, bonding, linking”

Round and round in circles – the Fendon Road Roundabout Redesign

We are now just over a week away from the start of the latest major infrastructure project to affect the streets of Queen Edith’s. The works associated with the redesign of Fendon Road roundabout start on 9th September and are set to last for eight months.

This has been a long time in gestation and the chosen design has generated considerable controversy, with competing claims about its safety, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians. I don’t intend to re-hash those arguments here, though I will be watching carefully and crossing my fingers and toes that the most alarming predictions are not proved correct when the roundabout re-opens, supposedly in April 2020. Continue reading “Round and round in circles – the Fendon Road Roundabout Redesign”

Where will the children of GB1 and GB2 go to school?

Many local residents went along to the engagement event held last week by the developer of the GB2 ‘Newbury Farm’ site (Wort’s Causeway) and several of you have subsequently been in touch to give me your thoughts. One big concern is about where the children who will live on that site (and GB1 too, when it is developed) will go to school. Continue reading “Where will the children of GB1 and GB2 go to school?”