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.
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 South Cambs Area Joint Committee (AJC) gave a positive response to the petition which Impington resident Vanessa Kelly presented at its meeting last Monday. 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.
Station Road, Histon resident John Phillips is very pleased now that it’s clear to motorists that they should not park outside his driveway. The painted white line makes it clear that this is a driveway in use and that to park across it would be to cause an obstruction. 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.
The recent bad weather played havoc with traffic, work schedules and school attendance and now that it’s behind us its impact on the county’s roads is apparent. The combination of frost and grit has opened up cracks which have then become potholes as cars and trucks have driven over them. Read the rest of this entry.
Cabinet papers released by Cambridgeshire County Council make it clear that the guided bus project will be late in delivery, it will be expensive and it will not deliver all that was promised. Read the rest of this entry.
The Liberal Democrats at Cambridgeshire County Council have urged the Conservative administration to persevere with its Transport Innovation Fund proposal, at least until the Government have responded in autumn 2008. (more…)