Cambridgeshire county councillors got to ride the guided bus today as special journeys were laid on during the testing of the new buses to run them from Cambridge Regional College to Park Lane in Histon and back again. We rode on a double decker which was pretty much like any other new double decker with the added comfort of leather seats and the promised availability of WiFi. Read the rest of this entry.
Histon and Impington are unique in terms of their primary education provision in that there are two schools on two sites with two head teachers. There’s the infants school in New School Lane and the junior school just off the Green. County Councillor David Jenkins paid a visit last Thursday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry.
HICCA(Histon and Impington Climate Change Action) is launching its ‘Greening Histon and Impington’ campaign this Saturday (28 Feb 09) with an event at the Histon Baptist Church. The event runs from 2 to 4 pm with the official launch taking place at 3pm. There’s going to be a lot of activity which will be both informative and entertaining which will make it a great afternoon out for families. There’s more info on the HICCA web-site. 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.
On three of our footways (that’s a footpath next to a road) major cracks have appeared. On Cambridge Road next to the Gatehouse Lane junction in Oakington (left picture above), on Histon Road as you walk or cycle south out of Cottenham (centre one) and on Cambridge Road next to the B1049 in Impington the tarmac surface has ruptured. Neither footway is dangerous yet but they certainly look like they’re going to get worse. (more…)
Following the announcement by the Post Office that it intends to close Impington Post Office and is allowing a period of ‘consultation’ Impington Parish Council, fully supported by local Lib Dem councillors David Jenkins (county) and Jonathon Chatfield (district), has confirmed local support , both from local people and businesses. It has prepared a response to the consultation and submitted it today. (more…)
The County Council has and continues to run a series of ‘open days’ at the guided bus site. I joined one last week. It was a good morning, there were a dozen or so of us in attendance and we got a fairly good briefing about the busway and its construction. However as an opportunity to really understand what this development might do for the county it failed. (more…)
The Area Joint Committee is a joint committee of the County Council, South Cambs and parish councils and is the body that decides whether or not transport schemes are supported. It meets about 4 times a year and at its last meeting (7 Jul 08) the list of ‘minor traffic management measures (no budget currently identified)’ was tabled. Many schemes on this list have been scheduled for action but then have been put back as the County Council has withdrawn funding during the year. (more…)