Susan van de Ven

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

Post-16 education transport options

by Susan van de Ven on 14 August, 2016

As reported earlier in the year, dire cuts to all aspects of the Cambridgeshire County Council budget mean that anything the council is not legally required to provide is vulnerable. One of the cuts that people will be understandably concerned about now in the run-up to the new school year is financial assistance toward transport […]

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South Cambs Cops Drop-in @Melbourn Hub

by Susan van de Ven on 10 August, 2016

Together with a lot of other people from our area, I dropped in at the Melbourn Hub yesterday evening to meet up with South Cambs Police to hear about their work and to learn how we can help our community to be safer and more more supportive of people in need. I was lucky to […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 30 July, 2016

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter For Foxton, Great and Little Chishill, Heydon, Melbourn, Meldreth and Shepreth 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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Melbourn Parish Council not conducting public business

by Susan van de Ven on 26 July, 2016

I attended Melbourn Parish Council last night; this was held at Melbourn Village College in order to accommodate a larger than normal public gallery. About 150 members of the public attended, as did the CEO of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils and the members of the grievance panel whose report was commissioned […]

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After the Referendum

by Susan van de Ven on 2 July, 2016

Like many people who have made their lives and raised their children in South Cambridgeshire, I am an immigrant. My Dutch husband got his first job teaching Chinese history at Cambridge University, and we thought we would stay here for a few years. I worked at Cambridge University Press and then as a teacher. We […]

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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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