Susan van de Ven

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

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You Don’t Speak For Me, Mr T

by Susan van de Ven on 9 November, 2016

This day feels like a rerun of June 24, on an even bigger stage. It had rained that night too, and the most beautiful delphinium in my garden toppled over like a symbol of what had just been lost. The EU Referendum was advisory, not legally binding, but still it wreaked havoc and has divided […]

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I have submitted this response to the Boundary Commission’s proposal to move the current Melbourn, Bassingbourn and the Mordens District Wards into a new ‘Northeast Herts’ parliamentary constituency. * The Hon Mrs Justice Patterson DBE Deputy Chair Boundary Commission for England 35 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BQ By email to: information@boundarycommissionengland.gov.uk By upload to: […]

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Madness that is Brexit

by Susan van de Ven on 1 December, 2016

Prof Chris Grey expresses the current iteration of Brexit madness on his latest Brexit Blog: http://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/a-dangerous-limbo.html All welcome to hear Prof Grey speak on Brexit at the Shepreth Plough on December 7, 7:45PM. His blog in full: A dangerous limbo We remain in a situation of complete limbo as to what the government plans to […]

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Meldreth’s Kneesworth Road/Whitecroft Road junction is one of the most dangerous around, with an accident record that has put it on the County Council’s accident cluster list. Even when traffic accident fatalities or serious injuries occur, there is no instant trigger for funding to improve road safety. Everything depends on patterns over time. There is […]

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Three questions to City Deal

by Susan van de Ven on 10 November, 2016

I presented these questions to the City Deal Board today. Supportive responses help to keep all three projects moving. 1. To complete the overall A10 cycle scheme the Melbourn-Royston segment needs funding. We know that this is a key micro-economic zone with a cluster of very significant employment centres. Strong localized Travel to Work flows […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 4 November, 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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Help for Refugees: Saturday 5 November Shepreth Village Hall

by Susan van de Ven on 2 November, 2016

The organization Hope not Hate will be at Shepreth Village Hall on Saturday 5 November, 2-5PM, to collect urgently needed items arising from the displacement of estimated 10,000 refugees, including 1,000 children, from the Calais Camp last week. Items needed include four-man tents, sleeping bags, blankets, bumbags and rucksacks, ground mats, pull-open tinned sardines, biscuits, […]

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Teaching shortage in Cambridgeshire

by Susan van de Ven on 1 November, 2016

From the County Council: As you know we are facing a teacher shortage in Cambridgeshire. To help fill all our available places for next year we have organised an event for all Initial Teacher Training providers to make people more aware of all the options open to them. Please help us spread the word about […]

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Cambridgeshire 50% student rail fare

by Susan van de Ven on 1 November, 2016

Thanks to the Campaign for Better Transport for helping to spread the word on the success of the Cambridgeshire 50% student rail fare, which could be considered for a wider roll-out nationally.

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Professor Chris Grey’s Brexit Blog

by Susan van de Ven on 23 October, 2016

Professor Chris Grey’s talks on Trade Deals in the event of Brexit, given at various locations in our villages in the weeks and months ahead of the EU Referendum, were received with much interest and concern. It is good to report that Chris – who is Professor of Organizational Studies at Royal Holloway, University of […]

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