Susan van de Ven

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Foxton, Heydon, Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth and the Chishills Learn more

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 28 May, 2016

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter For Foxton, Heydon, Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth, Great Chishill and Little Chishill We are writing to you, as your councillors and campaigners for our interlinked cluster of villages, to keep you informed of local issues involving the District and County Councils. If you would prefer not to receive this email newsletter, please […]

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Royston and District Community Transport serves Heydon and Great and Little Chishill and would love to hear from anyone living in those villages who could spare time to serve as a volunteer driver. Please ring 01763 245228.

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Marley Eternit writes: ‘Marley Eternit closed part of their factory on Whaddon Road several years ago. The land remains redundant. A development company, Footprint, now proposes to build up to 150 family houses on the land. The development will cross-fund new development by Marley and create more local jobs. Find out more information and have […]

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Why is the grass so long everywhere?

by Susan van de Ven on 18 May, 2016

The County Council’s grass cutting of the verge along the A10 and elsewhere has been reduced to just two cuts per year. That’s not very much considering that all grass grows at the same rate, and not many people would want their garden lawn cut just twice per year. Cutting the A10 verge doesn’t actually […]

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Synopsis of Local Election Results

by Susan van de Ven on 9 May, 2016

Local election results nationally: Labour: -18 seats Conservative: -1 council, -48 seats Liberal Democrats: +1 council, +45 seats Independent: -3 seats UKIP: +25 seats Green Party: -3 seats Residents Associations: +8 seats Liberal: -1 seat Respect: -5 seats

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 2 May, 2016

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter For Foxton, Heydon, Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth, Great Chishill and Little Chishill We are writing to you, as your councillors and campaigners for our interlinked cluster of villages, to keep you informed of local issues involving the District and County Councils. If you would prefer not to receive this email newsletter, please […]

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Historic milestone, Foxton A10: permission to move aside

by Susan van de Ven on 30 April, 2016

Oh to be a milestone! The regulatory steps required in obtaining permission to reposition the historic milestone situated along the A10 at Foxton, about 1.5-2 metres to the side of the new cycle path, offers a window onto the world of rules and regulations for listed buildings. The milestone is Grade II listed and is […]

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How would Brexit Trade Deals Actually Work?

by Susan van de Ven on 24 April, 2016

To consider just one question in the EU Referendum debate – How would Brexit trade deals actually work? – Dr Chris Grey, Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London (and a Shepreth resident) has kindly agreed to speak at the Elin Way Community Room, Elin Way, Meldreth, SG8 6LT, on Friday 13 […]

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Thank you Professor David MacKay

by Susan van de Ven on 23 April, 2016

I was lucky enough to meet Professor David MacKay back in 2008, at a dinner for Cambridge Festival of Ideas speakers and their partners (I was not a speaker!). He was one of those rare people who changes the way people choose to live, and view the world. David had been speaking about his new […]

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Young People Debate the EU Referendum

by Susan van de Ven on 19 April, 2016

Young People Debate the EU Referendum Wednesday 1st June 7:30-9:00PM, Melbourn Community Hub Doors Open at 7PM Free to all, and all ages welcome in the audience. Our panel and chair will be made up of young people aged 15-25, educated in Melbourn Village College catchment area schools. Panel: In Sam Robinson, formerly of Meldreth […]

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