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.
It was a damp start but the sun came out soon after eleven and the official opening of the Orchard Park community facilities could go ahead as planned this morning. The Community Council arranged a family fun day and this will continue through the week. Read the rest of this entry.
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.
Edd Stonham, Lib Dem district councillor for Histon and Impington, has called for planning authorities to ensure that new developments make use of best available technology when it comes to installing telephone and broadband connections. Read the rest of this entry.
The autumn 2009 edition of the SE Cambs Reporter has just been published and is now being delivered. Click here for an electronic copy.
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.
… 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.
The Cambridge Guided Bus track runs along the north side of Orchard Park. Buses will be travelling at 60mph and all that separates it from the estate is a simple 3 wire boundary fence. Read the rest of this entry.