Susan van de Ven

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

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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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Cam Vale Bus User Group report

by Susan van de Ven on 23 July, 2017

Cam Vale Bus Users Group The Limes, Bassingbourn, 17 July 2017, 7:30PM Draft Minutes Present: Susan van de Ven (County Councillor, Bassingbourn, Whaddon, Meldreth and Melbourn), Lee Ginger (Chairman, Whaddon Parish Council), David Wherell (Royston and District Community Transport), Jane and Jim Eggleton, Jacky Clark, Denise Permaine, Linda Permaine, Hermione Edwards, Karen Bartlett, Justin Johnson, […]

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Welcome to Meldreth Station

by Susan van de Ven on 9 July, 2017

The Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group was delighted to learn at its most recent meeting that a new full-time member of staff is taking over the reins at Meldreth Station booking office. We would like to thank Andrea, who has been working part-time to keep the service going since the retirement of our […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 8 July, 2017

Liberal Democrat Community Newsletter July 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 […]

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At the July 5th South Cambs District Council Planning Committee meeting, a decision was made to defer a vote on this speculative planning application,  pending further information on highways issues. These two Meldreth local member statements were read out (District Cllr Philippa Hart, and County Cllr Susan van de Ven).  Additional statements against the application […]

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The new Cam Val Bus Users Group meets next on July 17, 7:30-9:00PM, at The Limes Community Centre. The purpose of the meeting will be: 1) to hear from local residents and take stock of current public transport provision. 2) to discuss the prospective new post-16 shuttle service from Bassingbourn and Whaddon to Meldreth Station, […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 7 June, 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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Does Government actually talk to local business?

by Susan van de Ven on 6 June, 2017

So who in Government actually talks to South Cambridgeshire employers to find out how they are being impacted by Brexit? I put the question to the Managing Director of a Shepreth company. She told me that Grant Instruments employs about 65 people – many of them living locally. Much of what they make is for […]

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Would Keith’s company want to stay in South Cambs?

by Susan van de Ven on 30 May, 2017

Would companies like Keith’s find it advantageous to remain in the UK after the kind of Brexit proposed by Theresa May and agreed by Jeremy Corbyn? Keith’s small company is typical of the many South Cambs high tech businesses that change people’s lives for the better through amazing inventions, and make a significant contribution to […]

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New villages, new perspectives

by Susan van de Ven on 24 May, 2017

As a newly elected county councillor representing an area that includes two villages that are new to me, I have a good opportunity to see from the ground up the sorts of problems that South Cambs villages are coping with just now. Traffic and transport go hand in hand. Outside of our superb rail services, […]

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