Susan van de Ven

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

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A10 walk/cycle path: Litter Pick!

by Susan van de Ven on 12 April, 2018

Extra pairs of hands to help litter pick along the A10 path would be hugely appreciated – a few of us will be meeting on April 22, 2PM, armed with litter picking devices and South Cambs District Council coming to collect the bags the next day. Meet at the A10 layby just south of Foxton […]

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Sebastian Kindersley: Pot Hole Primer

by Susan van de Ven on 12 April, 2018

From Sebastian Kindersley, my colleague in neighbouring villages.  You can see the illustrated version on Facebook. “There has been a great deal local concern about potholes. We too share the frustration, anger and vehicle damage that so many residents have experienced. 1) Why so many potholes? I’ll start with some background. Every year all roads […]

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I’ve submitted the following question for next week’s council meeting: The Combined Authority Strategic Bus Review paper considered in November 2017 states that: ‘Buses provide vital services to our communities. They have the potential to provide economic and social benefits by connecting people with jobs, shops and facilities; they can minimise social isolation; and can […]

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Shoes are the Love of My Life!

by Susan van de Ven on 24 February, 2018

A local independent shoe shop’s chances of survival: talking to my neighbour Sarah Decent, owner of Modish Shoe Shop in Green Street Cambridge.  Why World Trade Organization rules would mean shutting her business.

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The annual County Council budget meeting was yesterday.  I’ve posted a few words about it, and in particular the uncertainty around Bassingbourn Children’s Centre now that the cuts are definitely going ahead, here on my Facebook page.

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 22 January, 2018

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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Vacancy! New Community Rail Partnership post

by Susan van de Ven on 2 January, 2018

Vacancy! A new paid role is being created to support the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership. This will be a locally based part-time role. Applications due 21 January. For details click here

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Chris Grey’s Brexit Blog for 2018

by Susan van de Ven on 1 January, 2018

Chris Grey ‘s phenomenal public service output – to date 111 blogs on Brexit as it evolves – has become a mainstay for people concerned about where we’re headed and determined to hold decision-makers to account.  His latest blog sets the scene for 2018, with a few home truths for both sides of the divide.  […]

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Community Newsletter

by Susan van de Ven on 18 December, 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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Govia Thameslink wants you to know that…

by Susan van de Ven on 16 December, 2017

A message from our train operating company: In May we introduced new Class 387/2 Electrostar trains to the Great Northern route with new standards in passenger accessibility and information. These trains have, for the first time on our route, air conditioning and free on-board Wi-Fi.   Since the trains’ introduction we have been working with […]

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