Susan van de Ven

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

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A few questions have come in regarding the item in our Community Newsletter, published yesterday, about the new Melbourn Parish Council and the process of co-opting four new councillors. Why are these co-options taking place and what are the guidelines governing the process? When a parish councillor resigns, there is a period of 14 working […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 25 September, 2016

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter 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 reply asking to be removed from the distribution list. If you […]

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Superfast Broadband Progress, Meldreth and Shepreth

by Susan van de Ven on 25 September, 2016

The Connecting Cambridgeshire team attended September parish council meetings in Meldreth and Shepreth, to update residents on the Superfast Broadband roll-outs in those areas that had been missed out, for various reasons. This was followed up by correspondence to all those residents who had been in touch with inquiries (and please do get in touch […]

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Response to Network Rail proposal to close Meldreth level crossing

by Susan van de Ven on 22 September, 2016

The Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group met on Tuesday evening and discussed among other things Network Rail’s proposal to close the minor rural level crossing that connects Fieldgate and the Chiswick End footpath. If you want to respond to the consultation, which closes on September 29, you can do so here: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/anglialevelcrossings/ Click […]

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Please take a look at the latest consultation from the Cambridge City Deal. The consultation is open until Monday 10 October, and asks for views on an ‘eight-point package of measures to tackle congestion’ in Cambridge. Of particular interest will be proposals for Peak-time Congestion Control Points (PCCPs). Cameras with automatic number plate recognition would […]

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Network Rail wants to close the pedestrian gate at Foxton Level Crossing, on the Barrington Road side. This will create a far more dangerous environment for everyone. To respond please click here and choose (click) ‘C06 Barrington Road’. Here is what I have submitted: Consultation Response: ‘C06 Barrington Rd’ level crossing, Foxton The rationale for […]

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Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group agenda

by Susan van de Ven on 13 September, 2016

Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group 20 September 2016, 7 for 7:30PM – 9:00PM Melbourn Village College, The Moor, Melbourn SG8 6EF Agenda (Short-cut from Meldreth Station for those on foot: walk across the field from the London platform toward Melbourn. Just past the shop ‘Esse’, cut through up the steps to the Melbourn […]

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Modern Chinese language at Melbourn Village College

by Susan van de Ven on 12 September, 2016

Melbourn Village College is now the first village college in Cambridgeshire to teach Modern Chinese language. All incoming students are studying the language, which will also be offered at GCSE level. Together with Spanish, the college is set to equip its students with two of the world’s key modern languages. Many congratulations to MVC students […]

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Citizens Advice Bureau at Melbourn Hub

by Susan van de Ven on 12 September, 2016

The CAB drop-in service at the Melbourn Hub is now well-established, running every first and third Thursday of the month from 9:30-12:00. This service is paid for by South Cambs District Council. Like other services at the Hub – Mind in Cambridgeshire, Relate counselling, the Library service, Mums and Toddlers, and Dinner Club – the […]

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Meldreth Manor: New Aurora’s Fete 24 September

by Susan van de Ven on 7 September, 2016

Celebrating a new chapter under the Aurora Group, Meldreth Manor School’s annual fete takes place September 24, 1-5. Festivities continue into the night with live music from 6-11PM. A remarkable campaign by the Save Meldreth Manor Group, together with the vision and tenacity of the new Aurora Group, combined to ensure that this nationally recognized […]

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