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 18 January, 2021

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 know of someone not receiving this […]

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UPDATE: Important roadworks information M11 junction 11 Mill Bridge: bridge maintenance Following on from our previous communication, I write to update you on some changes in our work programme due to bad weather for the essential bridge maintenance work at the above location. Due to weather conditions, we now plan to complete this work with following […]

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Recently Asked Questions: Covid Vaccinations

by Susan van de Ven on 21 January, 2021

Vaccinations for people who are housebound: The Cambs and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group write:  “Due to the nature of the vaccine, the first appointments are being offered at one of the hospital hubs or at the GP practice. We do have plans in place to support the vaccination of people who are housebound. If the […]

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Concerned about flooding

by Susan van de Ven on 14 January, 2021

UPDATE 15/01: Malton Lane and Malton Rd now closed due to flooding. Water levels are uncomfortably high in many places and a flood risk warning has been issued for the River Rhee in the coming hours. Thanks for calls from residential areas of the villages today where people have been rightly concerned. Please familiarize yourself […]

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Recycling laptops for the community

by Susan van de Ven on 9 January, 2021

Since the new lockdown started, a number of queries have been coming in about the Screenbank project run by Meldreth Coronavirus Community Support. Here are some basics which we hope might help another community locate and redeploy available machines to their local school. Recycling laptops for the community During the first months of the pandemic […]

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South West Cambridge Action Group

by Susan van de Ven on 8 December, 2020

New ‘South West Cambridge’ – a new town between our villages?  A West Sussex speculative development company is proposing to create a new town sprawl of 25,000 homes between and encompassing the villages of Shepreth, Melbourn, Meldreth, Whaddon, Bassingbourn, Wimpole, Orwell, Barrington and Foxton. The new town, dubbed ‘South West Cambridge,’ would be half the size […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 8 December, 2020

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter December 2020 New ‘South West Cambridge’ – a new town between our villages?  A West Sussex speculative development company is proposing to create a new town sprawl of 25,000 homes between and encompassing the villages of Shepreth, Melbourn, Meldreth, Whaddon, Bassingbourn, Wimpole, Orwell, Barrington and Foxton. The new town, dubbed ‘South West […]

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Should the new cycleways have a maintenance plan?

by Susan van de Ven on 19 November, 2020

Question to the Greater Cambridge Partnership Assembly today: My question to the Greater Cambridge Partnership Assembly today on cycle path maintenance strategy – spurred by the fact that our current vegetation maintenance grant, which has paid for the sort of maintenance illustrated in this photo, soon comes to an end: “Cambridgeshire County Council Highways has […]

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Cambridgeshire universities and Covid-19

by Susan van de Ven on 6 October, 2020

I’ve submitted this question to Cllr Peter Hudson, Chair of the Health Committee, for the October 13th meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council: Cambridgeshire’s two universities are reopening at a time of considerable concern over a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases particularly among young people aged 18-30, as well as a strain on the […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 22 September, 2020

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 contact jose@josehales.me.uk, susanvandeven5@gmail.com or Peter.mcdonald@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. If you would prefer not to receive […]

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