Susan van de Ven

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

Hopeful and enjoyable things from our community in 2019

by Susan van de Ven on 31 December, 2019

A few of the many enjoyable and hopeful things that happened in our community this year:

  • Meldreth School Junior Travel Ambassador Iris Bostanci, aged 8, makes a passionate case for cycling to the Greater Cambridge Partnership Citizens Assembly.
  • Bassingbourn Barracks mums get an overwhelming public response for bits and pieces to start up their new Community Garden.
  • Duckie gets her picture published in official County Council papers with a question on pot hole repairs.
  • Melbourn Village College students brainstorm ideas for a Melbourn Community Refill project – water fountains for refilling reusable water bottles – in response to the new South Cambs Zero Carbon Communities fund.
  • Herts and Cambs County bus officers propose amalgamating slim resources to benefit users of the 127 and 90/91 services – with an eye to linking passengers from Bassingbourn to Letchworth Station.
  • The plucky parish of Whaddon, population 489 (2011 census) puts its carefully managed resources behind an ambitious Local Highways Initiative bid to lower the speed limit on the A1198.
  • Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership celebrates a new era with a train cake draped across the bar at The Plough, Shepreth.
  • South Cambs Greens and South Cambs Lib Dems join forces on the General Election Campaign (and nearly get there).
  • First Orwell Scouts litter pick the A10 cycle path in the rain and say they want to do it again next year.
  • Melbourn Hub starts a Dementia Friends Café.
  • Alix Valentine gets started on a Bassingbourn Walking Bus to School.
  • Meldreth Station Cambridge Platform finally gets a proper shelter – David Piggott wouldn’t believe his eyes!
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