Stagecoach has published a new timetable for its Citi 7 service and it’s a bit of a shocker. Although changes had been trailed earlier with a mix of positives and negatives what’s actually transpired is largely negative. 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.
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.
… and for the Meadows, Oakington, Orchard Park, Rampton and Westwick.
It was a humbling result in Cottenham, Histon and Impington this week. After a long and exhausting campaign the Lib Dems won both county council seats. David Jenkins retained his coming top of the poll and Sue Gymer was elected just ahead of the two Tory candidates. The margin between 2nd and 3rd was slim enough to justify a recount. Read the rest of this entry.
Residents and other users of Lambs Lane in Cottenham are delighted to hear that this road, renowned for its patches and potholes and generally uneven surface, is going to be resurfaced later this year. It’s a part of its rolling program of road resurfacing and the County Council will be doing the work during the summer. Read the rest of this entry.
The County has a well defined set of rules relating to dropped kerbs so that they do not make life more difficult for those with mobility problems, wheelchair and motorised scooter users and people with push chairs. The trouble is that they’re more often than not observed in the breach and this has been compounded by inadequate enforcement in recent years. Read the rest of this entry.
Residents of Cottenham, Histon and Impington are to lose a valuable bus service when Myall’s ceases its 104 Sunday operation next month. The service runs until 11pm and when it goes there will no longer be a public transport link between the villages and Cambridge in the evening. Read the rest of this entry.
Cottenham Village Collegeis one of the many schools in Cambridgeshire which does an excellent job for its students. The latest Ofsted report concluded that ‘leadership is outstanding’, that ‘teaching and learning is good’ and that ‘the proportion of students attaining five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and Mathematics, was significantly above the national average’. The College has a first specialism in mathematics and computing; recently it was designated a high performing specialist school and gained a second specialism in vocational education. Read the rest of this entry.
It’s bad enough having a classified road driving through the middle of your village but it’s worse when there’s no safe way to cross it. This is the case with Cottenham and the B1049 especially in the south of the village where it separates Cottenham’s 2 schools from around a half of their students. Read the rest of this entry.