Susan van de Ven

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

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Community Newsletter November 2017

by Susan van de Ven on 20 November, 2017

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 email newsletter, please reply asking to be removed from the distribution list. If you know of someone not receiving […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 6 September, 2017

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 email newsletter, please reply asking to be removed from the distribution list. If you know of someone not receiving […]

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Case for Melbourn-Royston pedestrian/cycle link

by Susan van de Ven on 3 November, 2017

 At the Greater Cambridge Partnership Assembly meeting on 2 November 2017, I asked the following:   With a relatively modest investment, the Cambridge-Royston cycle scheme could be quickly completed, within the Greater Cambridge Partnership Tranche 1 timeframe.   I am not here to set out the detailed case for the scheme – that has already […]

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Melbourn Parish Council Report October 2017

by Susan van de Ven on 24 October, 2017

Melbourn Parish Council, County Councillor Report October 2017 Children’s Centre closures: The proposal was to remove £1 million spending on children’s centres, then refined to £900K, which would result in a large number of closures, with detail on a revised service yet to be worked out. Melbourn could be OK if the necessary services are […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 14 October, 2017

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter October 2017   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 email newsletter, please reply asking to be removed from the distribution list. […]

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Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership

by Susan van de Ven on 9 October, 2017

As I’ve been reporting to parish councils, much work has been taking place on upgrading the governance of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership.  I’ve provided this background: Community Rail Partnerships receive support from the Department for Transport and have access to grants for community projects.  CRPs should be consulted on transport-related projects, […]

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Cam Vale Bus User Group – next meeting 27 September

by Susan van de Ven on 24 September, 2017

Cam Vale Bus Users Group Elin Way Meldreth Commiunity Room 27 September 2017, 7:30PM AGENDA Welcome and Apologies   Minutes of the previous meeting   127/128 new bus service – feedback from operator and passengers   Royston and District Community Transport lifts to Meldreth Station – update   Rural Transport Hubs meeting, South Cambs District […]

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South Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Committee 6 September  – S/1901/16/OL County Councillor comments   I hope that my July Planning Committee comments will be included for review for the September 6th meeting.   Since July the trend of increasingly constricted local transport options has continued, as follows:   Meldreth’s last commercial bus service terminated on […]

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Royston and District Community Transport have offered to provide lifts from Bassingbourn and Whaddon to Meldreth Station starting in September, to enable post-16 students to reach rail service to Cambridge.   As everyone knows all too well, there is now no public transport from Bassingbourn to Cambridge, nor to Meldreth Station, and the council is winding […]

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127/128 bus good to go!

by Susan van de Ven on 25 July, 2017

The Traffic Commissioner has now confirmed that the 127/128 bus service will run with a new operator commencing July 31. The new operator is A2B Bus and Coach Ltd. This means there will be no break in service. The new timetable is posted here. Please note that the 127/128 depends on council subsidy, for which […]

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