Susan van de Ven

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Bassingbourn, Melbourn, Meldreth and Whaddon Learn more

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 10 July, 2019

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter July 2019 We are writing to you, as 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 newsletter, please reply asking to be removed from the distribution list. If you […]

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Remember to Smile: A Pen Pal on Death Row

by aldc on 19 August, 2019

Several years ago, a planning application was lodged for a commercial greenhouse in a field between Meldreth and Shepreth. This aroused much interest and controversy, in part because of concerns about commercial traffic along the small, winding road that connects the two villages.- well used by walkers and cyclists in spite of the absence of […]

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Every Young Person Counts!

by Susan van de Ven on 31 July, 2019

Consultation for the Melbourn Greenway closes at noon on August 5th. The link is here. Every person in a household is entitled to their own response. Most particularly it is hoped that children and young people will be encouraged to respond and be counted – because improvements to walking and cycling and getting around independently […]

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St Mary’s Church Whaddon: crowdfunding for a new roof

by Susan van de Ven on 14 July, 2019

Following the theft of St Mary’s lead roof last month, a crowdfunding site has been set up to help raise funds needed for a new permanent roof. The story is here.

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A border and a road in the way

by Susan van de Ven on 10 July, 2019

Earlier this week I met up with Royston County, District and Town Council colleagues at Royston Heath. Together we represent neighbouring communities in very localized natural environment. We discussed rights of way and safe passage over our county border and the A505. The road forms a physical barrier that has cut off ancient rights of […]

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To the pub other than by car

by Susan van de Ven on 5 July, 2019

Sustainability Fortnight at The Plough Shepreth – what’s on: 10% Off A Pint if you walk, cycle, train or otherwise get to the Plough not by car – July 6-18 July 6, 12-3PM: Learn how to compost under the tutelage of three Master Composters including the Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council Cllr Douglas De […]

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Consultation has opened for the Melbourn Greenway scheme, one of a dozen Greater Cambridge Partnership schemes for active travel corridors radiating out from Cambridge to key market towns and villages – including the A10 to Royston. The Melbourn Greenway extends from Trumpington Road, Cambridge, to Royston. The route encompasses key employment centres, such as Cambridge […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 11 June, 2019

CLIMATE EMERGENCY Last November, South Cambridgeshire District Council declared a Climate Emergency and set itself a Zero Carbon by 2050 ambition, setting the basis for adapting new policies to meet its goals. The new Zero Carbon Communities Grant is one example. In April, school children planned a demonstration at Shire Hall to raise awareness at […]

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100 Riders on the A10 Path

by Susan van de Ven on 10 June, 2019

Today 100 people aged 3 to 80+ showed up on bikes of all shapes and sizes for the A10 Annual Awareness Ride. We started at Trumpington Park and Ride and cycled off-road via the Trumpington Meadows and A10 paths, all the way to Phillimore Garden Centre in Melbourn. Lots of people had braved it all […]

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A10 Cycle: Annual Ride June 9th

by Susan van de Ven on 1 June, 2019

It’s that time of year! A10 Cycle Annual Ride June 9th, 10AM from Trumpington Park and Ride to Phillimore Garden Centre for refreshments. Definitely family-friendly with lots of children of all ages. The Quest: we want to connect Melbourn and Royston! The ‘Melbourn Greenways’ consultation on improvements and extensions to the overall A10 route will […]

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