Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 by David
My county councillor’s monthly report for February 2014 is now available on-line. Click on the icon below.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by David
This month’s meeting was all about the budget and, with the three opposition groups plus, strangely, the Tories themselves, proposing amendments, it promised to be a long day.
Before we got into the budget proper two relevant petitions were presented.
the first from Dial-a-Ride Cambridge (there are similar services elsewhere) reminding the Council that it often steps in when scheduled services have been cut and that if grants to it and similar organisations are cut then there will be no safety net for those who rely on public transport to be able to access shops and other facilities.
the second was from the ... More
Saturday, February 8th, 2014 by David
Highways Agency diagram
There are few who’d say that the A14 doesn’t need improving, it’s one of the most congested roads in the country and hardly a day goes past without an accident on the Girton to Huntingdon stretch, the big questions are how and what else needs to be done.
The Highways Agency has been ‘consulting’ and has just reported on the results of this consultation. Click here to go to the Highways Agency’s web-site and the pages about the A14.
Unfortunately when it was running the consultation tolling of the new A14 along the Huntingdon southern bypass was a given and ... More
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by David
(this post as previously been posted on www.hisimp.net)
After continuous and vigorous lobbying by passengers, county and parish councillors the Thursday 110 bus service to Ely has been saved! Not only has it been saved but it will now run on Saturdays as well.
This is good news because it provides the opportunity for people to go to Ely, do some shopping and have lunch. It’s a well patronised service and for those who use it it’s a bit of a ‘club’.
In addition to the extra service day it will also run via Rampton. Both of these changes are to compensate in ... More
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by David
As we ‘celebrate’ the conclusion of the approvals part, the completion of the section 106 agreement, of phase 1 of the Northstowe development we can now look ahead to phase 2 and the guiding principle must be ‘do better this time’.
The press last week carried articles about Wednesday’s Joint development Control Committee (JDCC) meeting and implied that it had taken some momentous decision. Nothing of the sort. It simply ‘noted’ a section 106 agreement which South Cambs and County officers had reached with Gallaghers (the developers) following the last JDCC meeting in Mar 13. There have been no JDCC meetings ... More
Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by David
My county councillor’s monthly report for January 2014 is now available on-line. Click on the icon below.
Sunday, January 5th, 2014 by David
It seems a strange time to do so but the County Council has confirmed its gritting routes for this winter. Click here to see the map.
There’s no change for Cottenham, Histon & Impington with most main routes being red or blue. Both red and blue routes get gritted whenever there is a need; it’s just that reds get priority in an ‘emergency’. However Beach Road out from Cottenham to Landbeach remains green, only gritted when the forecast is for 5 freezing days, despite its use by school buses, for access to Waterbeach Station and its role as a link between ... More
Sunday, January 5th, 2014 by David
My county councillor’s monthly report for December 2013 is now available on-line. Click on the icon below.
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by David
It was a significant meeting for the County Council today and it was just about a full house with only one councillor absent. We were to vote on the new constitution which would apply when the Council switches to a committee system early in 2014. But before that we experienced another significant event.
A petition was presented by Hugh Davies, a member of the CWU, relating to the Post Office’s intention to franchise a post office in Wisbech and for it to be taken on by Etcetera, acurrently successful and popular local shop. The petition was promoted by UKIP and an ... More
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 by David
Click on the icon below for the Histon and Impington District Councillor’s monthly report for November 2013.