Progress with the cycle path improvements and speed limit changes on the B1049 through Histon and Impington is proceeding, but in fits and starts. The stretch from Cambridge Road to New Road is largely completed but that’s only a quarter of what is planned. Read the rest of this entry.
Details have been announced of Cambridgeshire County Council’s library service review consultation timetable. There will be a series of public meetings including two at the Over conference and community centre on 12 Aug 10 and 14 Sep 10 between 1830 and 2030.
Click here for information about the Over conference and community centre.
Click here to access the on-line questionnaire.
Cambridge City MP spoke at the recent adjournment debate. He began:
‘I am delighted to have secured this crucial debate, especially as it is the last Westminster Hall debate before the long recess. I apologise, Mr Sheridan, for detaining you and the Minister from the break. Transport affects all my constituents daily, in one way or another, and it is a major concern that is raised constantly by residents and employers. Having spent almost my whole life in Cambridge, and having chaired the Cambridge traffic management committee for many years, I know the problems all too well. However, I am enthusiastic about the opportunities to make transport in Cambridge better for all-for businesses using important freight routes, for commuters who make the daily journey to work, and for tourists who come to enjoy the region’s historical and cultural attractions.’
Click hereto read Julian’s speech in full and the subsequent response from the (Lib Dem) minister.
Cambridge Open Studios is an annual event whereby local artists throw open their studio doors to the public. It takes place in July and over 200 artists, including 7 in Cottenham, Histon and Impington, are exhibiting this year. Read the rest of this entry.
As a part of the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus project there are a raft of planning conditions to which the contractor, BAM Nuttall, must adhere. One of those conditions relates to landscaping and David recently joined representatives of Histon parish council (its chair) and South Cambs District Council (an officer) in a walk along the busway in Histon. South Cambs is the planning authority and as such is responsible for ensuring that planning conditions are observed. Read the rest of this entry.
Next week sees the formal opening of Histon’s Country Market. Country Markets Ltd is a membership-based co-operative social enterprise operating throughout England and Wales and enables individual producers to sell their home-made, home-grown and hand-crafted items locally and co-operatively, directly to the public. Click here for more information about Country Markets Ltd. Read the rest of this entry.
The County Council has begun the consultation on proposed ‘new’ speed limits for the B1049 south of Cottenham to the A14. At the same time it is consulting on a stretch of the cycling provision which will eventually extend all the way from the A14 to Cottenham. Read the rest of this entry.
It was a small victory for common sense this month; and a big benefit for local people.
Residents of High Street, Cottenham are often disturbed by night-time HCV movements. That’s no fun on parts of the street where the road runs literally feet from residents’ front doors. But a little light detective work revealed that the HCVs (lorries to you and me) are coming from Spalding in Lincolnshire to deliver fresh produce to Premier Foods in Histon. Read the rest of this entry.
The Chairs of Histon and Impington Parish Councils met members of the Histon FC board this week. Four directors attended the meeting and it has been agreed that further meetings should be scheduled, probably 4 times a year. Read the rest of this entry.