Susan van de Ven

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

Following a conversation with the new operator and publication of a new timetable, here’s an update: The Melbourn-based operator A2B will be running the Royston-Cambridge service commercially, aiming to build on strengths and expand where possible to provide a wider service. Core service runs through Melbourn, Foxton/Fowlmere, Harston and Trumpington Park and Ride, with Drummer […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 4 March, 2024

Meldreth and Melbourn Road Repairs A long and painful wait, but two key repair works are now in the Highways schedule: Meldreth High Street to receive a comprehensive surface repair, designed for roads where historic trench work has caused break-up, on its entire length from the Stocks to Station Road. Advance notice signage is now […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 26 November, 2023

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter Autumn 2023 Ivy Farm Bridge Bassingbourn: aiming for a safe crossing over the A505 This collaborative project led by Herts County Council, to benefit Royston, Bassingbourn and Litlington, is working to create new rights of way to allow access from both sides to the Ivy Farm Bridge, which is owned by […]

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Ivy Farm Bridge Progress

by Susan van de Ven on 15 October, 2023

Ivy Farm Bridge update Herts and Cambs County Council officers have now met on site with the Bassingbourn side land manager to discuss next steps in creating a right of way over the Ivy Farm bridge, which would necessitate the use of some privately owned land to connect the bridge to existing public footpaths.  Key […]

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Here is the response submitted today to the national Ticket Office consultation, which would see Meldreth Station ticket office closed. Thank you to everyone who responded to the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group call for input. Please note that the consultation was due to close today, but it was announced a few hours […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 14 July, 2023

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter Summer 2023 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 know of someone not receiving this newsletter who would like to do so, please ask them to get in […]

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From South Cambs District Council: Leading councillors in South Cambridgeshire have said they have been left in the dark over the Government’s concept to rapidly increase growth in and around Cambridge, following a report in The Times over the weekend. The Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council said that she had no knowledge of the […]

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A10 Annual Cycle/Walk/Scoot Success

by Susan van de Ven on 17 June, 2023

Many thanks to all who came along last Sunday for our annual ride/walk/scoot.  We’re really grateful for all the help behind the scenes, and to everyone who came along to enjoy the occasion. Lots of photos here: And thanks to the Royston Crow for continuing to support our campaign for a bridge to connect Melbourn […]

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Royston Recycling Centre access questions

by Susan van de Ven on 25 May, 2023

Lots of questions continue to come in about Royston Recycling Centre and access for Cambridgeshire residents – following the decision earlier this spring by Herts County Council, which owns and operates the site, to restrict access to Herts residents. Cambs County Council has proactively engaged with Herts CC, to find a solution to allow the […]

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4-Day Week Trial, South Cambs District Council

by Susan van de Ven on 3 May, 2023

Here’s an informative post by Cllr Tumi Hawkins: Four-Day Week Trial receives Intense Media Coverage – (tumihawkins.org.uk) She writes: South Cambridgeshire District Council is the first UK local authority to trial the four-day week for its desk based staff. Following the success of the three-month trial, it is now considering extending the trial for a […]

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