Susan van de Ven

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

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Chris Grey’s Brexit Blog for 2018

by Susan van de Ven on 1 January, 2018

Chris Grey ‘s phenomenal public service output – to date 111 blogs on Brexit as it evolves – has become a mainstay for people concerned about where we’re headed and determined to hold decision-makers to account.  His latest blog sets the scene for 2018, with a few home truths for both sides of the divide.  […]

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Vacancy! New Community Rail Partnership post

by Susan van de Ven on 2 January, 2018

Vacancy! A new paid role is being created to support the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership. This will be a locally based part-time role. Applications due 21 January. For details click here

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 18 December, 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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Govia Thameslink wants you to know that…

by Susan van de Ven on 16 December, 2017

A message from our train operating company: In May we introduced new Class 387/2 Electrostar trains to the Great Northern route with new standards in passenger accessibility and information. These trains have, for the first time on our route, air conditioning and free on-board Wi-Fi.   Since the trains’ introduction we have been working with […]

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Local Bus Questionnaire: Please respond!

by Susan van de Ven on 6 December, 2017

The 127/128 service that runs through our villages – the last bus link to Royston – has been in discussion by the Cam Vale Bus User Group.  The operator has proposed some changes to make the service more efficient.   Feedback from users is needed – please respond if you can by December 18.  The link […]

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Victoria Plum: Brexit History Lesson?

by Susan van de Ven on 6 December, 2017

Last summer I talked to Tim Elbourn about the impact of Brexit on his fruit picking workforce at Cam Valley Orchards in Meldreth. The business is a premier producer of Victoria Plums, as well as pears and apples. Recently, on a freezing winter’s day, I went back to ask how the harvest had gone and […]

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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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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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