South Cambs backs BT phone box fight

by johnwilliams on 18 January, 2017

When BT announced it wanted to remove the two remaining phone boxes in Fulbourn village I didn’t see it as inevitable believing that one of them was needed. Fortunately BT wrongly described the phone box I wanted to keep in Cambridge Road Fulbourn so I forced BT to re-run its consultation on it and used […]

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Two developers have indicated they want to build a small number of homes on land in the Green Belt either side of Balsham Road Fulbourn at the speed calming chicane. The one on the south side involves a 100% affordable housing scheme by Accent housing association with all homes ring fenced for local people. In […]

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Local cycling gets a boost

by johnwilliams on 22 December, 2016

The shared cycle and pedestrian path planned along the B1102 between Lode and Stow-cum-Quy has been given planning permission. The work will start soon and will enable Stow residents to reach schools and the health centre in Bottisham safely by bike. I spoke in favour of the shared path at the planning meeting and urged […]

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County steps in to replace withdrawn bus route

by johnwilliams on 16 December, 2016

I must raise my hat to the public transport team at Cambridgeshire County Council who have managed to organize a replacement bus service a very short notice for the one Stagecoach is withdrawing on 3rd January which serves the 900 residents of Teversham village which has no facilities – not even a pub! Stagecoach is withdrawing […]

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Last week Fulbourn Primary School showed plans to change and extend its buildings whilst maintaining their single height to increase its pupil capacity not only to meet the increasing number of children from the current village but also the development of the Ida Darwin Hospital site for up to 275 additional homes. The hospital has […]

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Stagecoach axes off peak buses on route 17

by johnwilliams on 2 December, 2016

The 900 residents of Teversham village which has no amenities such as a shop, doctor or even a pub will lose its off peak bus service to Cambridge in January. The Monday to Saturday two hourly number 17 bus is run commercially by Stagecoach between Fulbourn and the Fen Estate via Cambridge city centre and […]

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The Employment Land Review undertaken by South Cambs and Cambridge City councils in 2012 in preparation for their joint Local Plan to 2031 forecasts there would be no further need for employment land in the south of the city. A further independent assessment of jobs and housing undertaken in 2015 for the Public Examination Inspector […]

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Accent submits application for Balsham Road

by johnwilliams on 17 November, 2016

Accent the social housing provider has submitted a planning application for 15 affordable homes on Green Belt land off Balsham Road Fulbourn.  As this is an “Exception” to planning policy being in the Green Belt the affordable homes will be ring-fenced for local people. Originally Accent wanted to build 21 affordable homes to meet the […]

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After years of determined campaigning by local villages planning permission has been given for a shared path adjacent to the B1102 between Lode and Stow-cum-Quy and construction will start as soon as possible. This path will not only give a safe route for cyclists commuting into Cambridge from the direction of Burwell and those visiting […]

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The Government attempts to steal your council tax

by johnwilliams on 28 October, 2016

The Government has proposed to steal more than £7 million from Cambridgeshire council tax payers in 2019 – yes take money from us rather than have it spent on essential local services! Even more astonishing is the fact that Conservative councillors wanted to support their Government on this blatant raid on Town Hall money. By […]

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