Susan van de Ven

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

Reduced cash for road repairs

by Susan van de Ven on 21 February, 2021

Thanks to my colleague Cllr Lorna Dupre for her scrutiny of the financial picture on road repair budgets for Cambridgeshire. She writes: The Government has announced its allocation of highways maintenance cash for the forthcoming year – and it looks like bad news for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. My comparison of 2020/21 with 2021/22 is as follows. That’s nearly £7.5 […]

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New Town Proposal: Information Leaflet

by Susan van de Ven on 18 February, 2021

Thanks to a local resident who has kindly produced a new information leaflet on the proposed new town of 25,000 homes. You can download the PDF at the South West Cambridge Action Group website. Please feel free to share.

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Zoom Cuppa: new weekly surgery

by Susan van de Ven on 18 February, 2021

We can’t have face-to-face conversations these days but if you’d like to meet with your district and county councillors by Zoom, to bring any concerns or ask any questions, we’re introducing a weekly Zoom Cuppa Surgery on Wednesdays 5-6 PM. Please contact Susan for the link and arrangements – susanvandeven5@gmail.com.

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 8 February, 2021

HOW CAN WE BRING BACK MELBOURN POST OFFICE? The suggestion was made that Melbourn Parish Council could take on the running of a Post Office for Melbourn.  Melbourn Parish Councillor Sally Ann Hart reports: “Many thanks for keeping this question on the agenda. In response to the question ‘could Melbourn Parish Council’ provide a Post […]

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Ploughed over footpaths: what to do?

by Susan van de Ven on 1 February, 2021

We’ve had several reports of ploughed-over footpaths in recent weeks. These should always be reported to the Cambridgeshire County Council Highways reporting site. This is easy to do. Your report, which is always anonymized, will look something like this (and you may find that someone has already reported your concern): Thanks for reporting and creating […]

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Message from Orchard Surgery Melbourn:

by Susan van de Ven on 28 January, 2021

Message from Orchard Surgery, Melbourn. Our local vaccination hub in Royston started vaccinating our patients last week, focussing initially on patients over the age of 75.  This week we have invited all those over the age of 70 to book an appointment.   If you are over 75 years old, a patient at Orchard Surgery, Melbourn, […]

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Ministry refuses Freedom of Information request

by Susan van de Ven on 26 January, 2021

From the South West Cambridge Action Group: Ministry refuses to release information on new town proposal   A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has been denied, on the basis that information revealed would be a ‘distraction’ and that ‘it is not in the public interest to […]

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UPDATE: Important roadworks information M11 junction 11 Mill Bridge: bridge maintenance Following on from our previous communication, I write to update you on some changes in our work programme due to bad weather for the essential bridge maintenance work at the above location. Due to weather conditions, we now plan to complete this work with following […]

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Recently Asked Questions: Covid Vaccinations

by Susan van de Ven on 21 January, 2021

Vaccinations for people who are housebound: The Cambs and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group write:  “Due to the nature of the vaccine, the first appointments are being offered at one of the hospital hubs or at the GP practice. We do have plans in place to support the vaccination of people who are housebound. If the […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 18 January, 2021

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 newsletter, please reply asking to be removed from the distribution list. If you know of someone not receiving this […]

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