This morning’s litter pick was a great success, supported by our MP, Heidi Allen.
There was a good turnout from Duxford village – and even from nearby Elmdon – sincere thanks to everyone who attended and especially to our very own superhero TCS and his tireless support team!
The resulting haul of many black bags could only just be crammed into the support vehicle.
On 13th March, Duxford Parish Council received a request for a meeting with Gonville & Caius College, who own substantial areas of farmland next to the village – see attached map.
The college said they are “preparing proposals for the latest ‘call for sites’ and want to discuss these with the Parish Council and if possible reflect the village’s views in these proposals”, with the aim being to “develop a better understanding of Duxford’s current and future needs”.
DPC still hopes to meet G&C before the 25th March deadline for submission of sites to the County Council (https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultations/greater-cambridge-local-plan-call-for-sites-consultation), leaving little time to consult parishioners.
We nevertheless invite your views and comments using the ‘contact us’ tab or by email to your parish clerk Clerk@duxfordvillage.com
Click on the link below to see the extensive landholding of G & C (pink areas)
G & C A48089 Duxford Holding
Click here to access the petition
The Conservative Secretary of State has refused to meet local parishes to discuss the AgriTech development. Meanwhile a Conservative MP is lobbying for the development to go ahead.
Parish councils have already written to the Secretary of State to ask him to withdraw from the AgriTech appeal, following the revelation that AgriTech developer holding company Hill Group Services made a huge £20,000 donation to the Conservatives.
Cllr Peter McDonald says “How can the Secretary of State refuse to meet parishes and yet allow Tory MPs to lobby for the proposal?”
Sign our petition to ask the Secretary of State to withdraw from the planning appeal and allow the appeal to be decided by local process.
A summer of Shakespeare at St John’s – now open for booking!
The Greater Cambridge Partnership has just launched Choices for Better Journeys – a public engagement campaign about future travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond.
In autumn 2017, Our Big Conversation asked people about the travel challenges they faced and their ideas for the future. Many people said that a more affordable public transport network, with better availability and reliability, would be of great benefit to them, and criticised the level of congestion in the Greater Cambridge area.
We have looked at how we could significantly improve public transport across the area, alongside continued improvements to walking and cycling provision, to give people better choices for travelling into and around Cambridge.
Your views needed
We are now asking for people’s views on a range of issues and ideas, including:
- proposals to transform public transport to offer a better alternative to the car;
- different options for tackling congestion, improving air quality and freeing-up road space; and
- funding a future improved public transport system.
Choices for Better Journeys will run until 31 March, please complete the survey to tell us your views.
The survey has been developed in collaboration with Cambridge Ahead and in association with Cambridge Network and the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Further information and Next Steps
We are hosting a number of public events across the region that you are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.
Choices for Better Journeys will be asking people about ideas and principles for better public transport, reducing congestion and improving air quality. Following this engagement, the GCP Executive Board will consider feedback and next steps.
If you have any questions on Choices for Better Journeys, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 01223 699906.
We recently completed the 750m River Great Ouse viaduct. You can read more about it here in our latest news.
Please feel free to use this story on your own channels if you think it’s right for your audience. I’ve attached a couple of photos should you wish to use them.
The time-lapse video of construction can be viewed on, and shared from, our Facebook page – facebook.com/A14C2H/.
Communications Manager, A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
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Cambridgeshire County Council has commissioned Advanced Wireless Technologies Group Limited (AWTG) of 8, Canham Mews, Canham Road, London, W3 7SR to carry out Technical Consultancy Services for a Mobile Phone Coverage Survey in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
This work will take place in the period from 11 February 2019 to end March 2019.
AWTG staff will perform the work required through drive testing and walk testing carrying technical equipment.
More information here