Entries by Andrew Martin

18 Bus Service

We had a number of complaints raised at the last PC meeting about the 18 bus. These ranged from frequent cancellations, to wrong information, late bus and infrequent service. Our local District Councilor, Lisa Redrup, has followed up with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority passenger transport team. “Whippet Coaches are making changes to their bus […]

Photo ID for Elections

You will need to present photo ID at the next elections. The next ones are in May this year. Several types of photo ID will be accepted including bus passes funded by the Government. Cambridgeshire County Council bus passes are funded by the Government so such qualify. Many will have driving licenses with a photo […]

Road & Pavement Repairs

Last Tuesday (7th March) we had a public session before the Parish Council meeting. As a reminder, minor road or pavement repairs can be logged on Cambridgeshire County Council website.   Recent faults that have been fixed include replacing the bollards at the corner of Haslingfield Road on the new drop-down pavement and replacing the […]

Obstructing Pavements

Reminder that cars should be parked on roads and not pavements. Pavement blocking is a problem for pedestrians, mobility scooters, wheelchair users, pushchairs and prams. It is not illegal to park on the road and New Road is wide enough to allow vehicles to pass parked cars easily.

1953 Coronation Plaque

In front of the old pavilion on the recreation ground is a plaque on the ground which was installed in 1953 for the Queen’s coronation. The edge reads: THE CHILDREN’S CORNER & THE TREES WERE SET OUT TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II   Around the edge of the eight pointed […]

Anthony Browne News Letter

Our local MP Anthony Browne, sends a monthly news letter. Anthony continues to challenge the Combined Authority over congestion charging, transport policy and a tax to fund buses. Anthony is also against building more houses in South Cambridgeshire.

North West and West Cambridge Community Forum

The next North West and West Cambridge Community Forum will take place online on Wednesday 1 March, from 6pm.   Forums are free, open, public meetings bringing together residents, planners, developers and other stakeholders to discuss and share information about new development. All interested residents are welcome to join.   Find out more: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-safety-and-health/community-forums

eCops Getting in touch

Getting in touch Between the 1st-6th February, we received 5,905 calls to 101 – on top of the 2,494 calls we also received to 999 during the same period.   Needless to say, call handlers and dispatchers in our Demand Hub are often extremely busy dealing with serious incidents across the county.   Therefore, we […]

Skateboard Ramp Open

I have replaced the decking on the skate board ramp and added some more rivets to the boarding. It is now safe to use again. I still need to replace the upright covers between the deck levels with some new wood but the rest is fine and can be used.