The news this last week that users of the guided bus will not be able to use their tickets for both operators beggars belief. The details are on the County Council’s web-site (click here). Since Whippet is offering significantly lower fares but will be running fewer buses there may be queues of passengers standing at the stops watching empty Stagecoach buses go by whilst they wait for on from Whippet. Read the rest of this entry.
Our August 2009 monthly report is now available. Click here or go to the box on the left.
If you live in Rampton, and many people do, there’s not much choice if you want to go ‘into town’ but don’t wish to use a car or cycle. The Citi 7 service starts at Rampton at 0720 Monday to Friday but there’s no buses returning to the village. And there’s a twice daily service to Ely Monday to Saturday run by Dews Coaches of Huntingdon. Read the rest of this entry.
Figures recently released under a Freedom of Information request indicate that Cambridgeshire’s pavements are dangerous and worse than those in neighbouring counties. Read the rest of this entry. Read the rest of this entry.
The County Council has announced another delay in the ill-fated guided bus project. The northern section which runs from St Ives down to the edge of Cambridge is now expected to be handed over by contractors BAM Nuttalls and October. That’s a slip from the previously announced ‘late summer’. Read the rest of this entry.
South Cambs District Council took action today (Wed 12 Aug 09) to clear an illegal encampment at Smithy Fen in Cottenham. The action followed a high court ruling in March 2009 requiring the owners of caravans and other buildings to clear the land. Read the rest of this entry.
The Council finally did complete the surface dressing of Impington Lane and New Road in Impington. Then it was time to go back and paint the white lines but it was suggested that perhaps we didn’t need them. IN fact not only don’t we need them but not having them might be a good idea. Read the rest of this entry.
Some of our footpaths are narrow enough at the best of time but at this time of year with vegetation growing vigorously we seem to lose what we’ve got. Water Lane in Oakington is typical. The footpath on the north of the road is the only footpath for people from Saxon Way etc to walk into the village and it’s badly overgrown. Read the rest of this entry.
When Cottenham residents heard that the link between between Pelham Way and Harlestones Road was being opened up to traffic as a part of the Lamb’s Lane resurfacing project they feared the worst. However County officers met and briefed David and Sue and members of the parish council and explained what they really planned to do. Read the rest of this entry.
The first County Council meeting of this new council took place last Tuesday. As usual it was full of procedural stuff and coincidentally offered little opportunity for councillors to provide an input. Coincidentally because there were no Cabinet meetings between this meeting and the previous council meeting and there is no provision in the Constitution for motions or written or oral questions. That’s unfortunate because the meeting did take up the valuable time of Officers (senior and otherwise) and Members. Read the rest of this entry.