Susan van de Ven

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

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‘Catastrophe’

by Susan van de Ven on 25 June, 2016

On three occasions in the run-up to the Referendum, Shepreth resident Professor Chris Grey, who teaches Organizational Studies at Royal Holloway, spoke in our community about Brexit and What Next for UK Trade. This took place once at Meldreth Elin Way Sheltered Housing, once at Foxton Village Hall, and once at the Shepreth Plough. The […]

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Dear Fellow Residents, Since the financial crash of 2008 began to hit local government, we have been writing to you with increasingly bad news about the state of public service finances. We have always tried to explain the background to council decisions and the ways in which we think we can work to mitigate the […]

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A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign progress

by Susan van de Ven on 12 June, 2016

Some good news to report: 1. On Thursday the City Deal Board approved funding to construct an off-road cycle path between the Frog End Shepreth A10 junction and the entrance to Melbourn Science Park in Cambridge Road, Melbourn. We’ve asked if we could meet the officers – perhaps at the Green Man pub in Dunsbridge […]

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A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign meeting June 7

by Susan van de Ven on 5 June, 2016

The A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign has been working non-stop for three-and-a-half years to create an off-road cycle link between Cambridge and Royston. We’ve reached an exciting juncture, where much of the route has won funding from the Dept for Transport. This week we hope that the Greater Cambridge City Deal Board will approve a recommendation […]

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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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