… 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.
There was a bizarre Council meeting at Shire Hall yesterday. As is normal the Council debated recent Cabinet meetings including the one of 21 Apr 09 which included the item ‘Guided Busway: contract update’. Problem was Cabinet got its update in private with press and public excluded from the meeting. And the report of the meeting simply says ‘Cabinet has now received and noted the latest confidential update on the current contractual position’. Read the rest of this entry.
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.
There are three flashing speed signs in Oakington and Westwick and none of them work. They’ve been there for about 3 years and they’ve never worked. One of them’s even been decapitated. They were installed as a part of the ‘A14 rat running fund’ and are a classic example of wasting money. Read the rest of this entry.
Residents of Oakington initiated Cambridgeshire’s very first Community Call for Action regarding the County’s failure to follow though with the agreed closure of Longstanton Road in Oakington. The County’s Environmental and Community Services scrutiny committee addressed this at its meeting early this month and the minutes of the meeting have just been published. The committee and the appropriate cabinet member both apologised for the County’s failure. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Residents of Oakington, and not just those that live on Longstanton Road, have asked for action to stop the illegal use of the road across the old airport. It is increasingly being used as an A14 rat run and what was only a trickle of users a couple of years ago is now a flood. (more…)