Susan van de Ven

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

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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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Link to Meldreth Station: good for everyone

by Susan van de Ven on 11 May, 2017

An early morning-late afternoon shuttle service to Meldreth Station is now on the horizon. Royston and District Community Transport is prepared to provide this for groups travelling to the station first thing in the morning and back at the end of the day. The job now is to find out who would be interested. RDCT […]

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Melbourn Hub safety fencing

by Susan van de Ven on 11 May, 2017

A few questions have come in about the new fence along the lawn at the Melbourn Hub, and specifically, how it was paid for. Here’s the background: Roughly four weeks ago, a small child escaped from his mother’s sight and wandered off the front of the hub’s grassed area and onto the pavement. He was […]

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Mike, who works for an engineering consulting firm in Melbourn, explains how arrangements like the Single Market and Customs Union, which are part and parcel of our membership of the European Union, matter on a daily basis. As a services business, we will be less affected by Brexit than many. We do 30% of our […]

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Thank you and getting started

by Susan van de Ven on 8 May, 2017

Following last week’s Cambridgeshire County Council elections, I’m delighted to take on the role of County Councillor for the new Melbourn and Bassingbourn Division. This also includes the villages of Meldreth and Whaddon. Thank you very much for the support I’ve received from so many people. The election results are here. While the boundary changes […]

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