Susan van de Ven

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

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Coronavirus Community Basics

by Susan van de Ven on 19 March, 2020

1. DO NOT call your GP or the NHS 111 if you think you have basic and manageable Coronavirus symptoms. As counter-intuitive as this might seem, this is because medical support must be cordoned off for those who absolutely require it. Please read the advice on the NHS Coronavirus page. 2. DO wash your hands […]

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The council is working in partnership with the Local Resilience Forum – involving all public sector organisation in the county – to look at issues of business continuity and mutual aid. In addition, the countywide Strategic Co-ordinating Group is establishing a Community Reference group, to support vulnerable people. As a public sector organization, the County […]

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Pavements sided out: Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth

by Susan van de Ven on 15 March, 2020

Footways in Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth have been sided out – meaning encroaching grass pulled back and removed to reveal the actual width of the pavement. In some cases, two-thirds of the pavement had been covered up. These include: along the A1198 Old North Road, from Tudor Court to Swinnell Court; A1198 from Bassingbourn Barracks to first Kneesworth […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 8 March, 2020

Welcome to New County Councillor for Shepreth: Peter McDonald A by-election on February 27 saw an overwhelming win for Peter McDonald, now County Councillor for the Duxford Division which includes Shepreth and a large number of other villages including Foxton. We are delighted to welcome Peter, who is an experienced district councillor and whose professional […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

by Susan van de Ven on 1 March, 2020

With the absence of any signposting thus far on the public website of Cambridgeshire County Council, which is the local public health authority, here is a helpful information post created by my colleague Cllr Lorna Dupre: For accurate and up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19), check regularly on the government web page here. This is being updated […]

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Reflections on County Council Budget Meeting

by Susan van de Ven on 18 February, 2020

Thanks to my colleague Cllr David Jenkins of Histon for this post: 2020’s budget amendments: a little light analysis: First a little background: as most people are/should be now aware council finances have been squeezed since about 2010, that’s before austerity kicked in so it’s not just the fault of the coalition, and whereas the Local […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 2 February, 2020

Zero Carbon Communities Grant: Local Winners We’re delighted to report on two successful local applications for the first South Cambs District Council Zero Carbon Communities Grant. Melbourn Village College students spearheaded the ‘Melbourn Community Refill Project’ that will see the installation of personal water bottle refill stations in public areas of the College, in an […]

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ODE TO JOY

by Susan van de Ven on 30 January, 2020

ODE TO JOY TOPS THE CHARTS! Celebrating decades of building peace, prosperity and collaboration across Europe. I’ve been a proud citizen of the European Union for 16 years, since the day I became a proud Brit. I moved to Cambridge in 1988, as a US citizen married to a Dutch citizen and able to live […]

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Plans for digitizing many aspects of our health services have been set out by our local NHS ‘Sustainable Transformation Partnership’, a management group tasked with overseeing coordination of the many NHS partners that combine to provide our health care.  These plans are aspirational and not set out in any practical detail, and yet the intention […]

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Beechwood Avenue Melbourn Traffic Meeting update

by Susan van de Ven on 2 January, 2020

Road surface issues: Highways has put Beechwood Avenue on the list for surface dressing treatment in 2020. This work usually takes place in the summer due to optimal weather conditions. Treatment does not involve digging up and relaying the road surface, but rather adding a protective layer over it which generally extends the life of […]

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