Susan van de Ven

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

Solar Together – Energy saving offer for Cambs residents

by Susan van de Ven on 7 September, 2020

Energy saving offer for Cambridgeshire residents The County Council and District Councils have joined forces with Solar Together as part of the initiative to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.   From 1 September households and small and medium-sized enterprises can register for free and without obligation for the group-buying scheme, by visiting www.solartogether.co.uk/cambridgeshire  When […]

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Brief Covid-19 Update for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

by Susan van de Ven on 1 September, 2020

Brief Covid-19 update for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, 26 August 2020 Confirmed Covid-19 cases – overall and in care homes 63 new lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases were detected in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in the latest reporting period, 17-23 August (as at 26 August). This is 9 less than the previous week. The cumulative rate of Covid-19 cases […]

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Spotlight on broadband: a basic utility

by Susan van de Ven on 6 August, 2020

My district colleagues and I provided this report to Meldreth Parish Council in July, following clear concern from local residents and businesses about the inadequate state of current broadband provision and the need to capture any opportunities for improved infrastructure provision. County Broadband We delayed reporting on the offer from County Broadband as initially it […]

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Back to college – travelling by train

by Susan van de Ven on 5 August, 2020

Advice from Great Northern  for students travelling by rail: Some students will need to use rail to get to and from college from September. As the government eases lockdown restrictions, train companies are doing all they can to keep passengers and staff safe. We are also asking passengers to adapt to a different way of […]

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Following on from the success of Meldreth Community Screenbank, which has worked to get Melbourn Village College students properly set up with home computers, the project is now being replicated in Bassingbourn. To kick off, some sharing of kit between Bassingbourn and Melbourn Village Colleges – a true community-wide effort. If you have a decent […]

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I’ve removed an earlier post on child malnutrition in Cambridgeshire, which had been prompted by a report I’d read in The Guardian that quoted an astonishing rate of children suffering malnutrition admitted to hospital at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It’s now clear that those figures were overwhelmingly incorrect, and CUH has published […]

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Question to the County Council

by Susan van de Ven on 23 July, 2020

At this week’s full County Council meeting, I lodged the following question, which received a written reply: Question from Councillor Susan van de VenOn Monday 29th June 2020 in an online public meeting organised by the National Association of Headteachers, the NationalEducation Union and Early Education, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and […]

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Shielding and supermarket priority slots

by Susan van de Ven on 15 July, 2020

If you’ve been encouraged to register as shielding against Covid and haven’t yet done so, Friday 17 July is the deadline. It’s important to consider registering, whether you need help at the moment or not. Although the shielding programme will be paused on 31 July, people on the shielded list who register for support with […]

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Please remember your face covering on the bus

by Susan van de Ven on 15 July, 2020

Please remember to wear your face covering on the bus! The 127 bus has been running all through lockdown. This really is a critical link for people who don’t have access to private transport. A scarf or bandana are acceptable as face coverings. The bus itself is equipped with hand sanitiser, and seats have been […]

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On Tuesday the Local Outbreak Control Plan was published by and for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This was required by Government on a June 30th deadline and is the local arm of the national Test and Trace system that’s supposed to help prevent a second Covid-19 outbreak, and to stamp out any small outbreaks that occur […]

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