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Occasional smells in the village? Report them.

by Hazel Smith on 17 August, 2014

We are leafleting Milton village this week to publicise the new pong logging system put in place by a group of public-minded village residents. The first port of call if you smell something unpleasant that is not just your neighbour’s curry, is the Environment agency (EA) hotline: 0800 807060 Then, please log the issue on […]

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The ongoing battle for our villages

by Barry Platt on 16 May, 2014

The Liberal Democrats are opposed to the Conservative proposal for a New Town at Waterbeach. This is not the first time that Waterbeach has had to fend off schemes to allow thousands of houses in the parish. Both Jane Coston and Michael Williamson were active on behalf of our villages in preventing previous applications. When […]

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Have Your Say on “Waterbeach New Town”

by Barry Platt on 22 July, 2013

The Conservatives at South Cambridgeshire District Council are pressing on with their plans for a new town at Waterbeach. The proposals are for between 8,000 and 9,000 houses, covering an area over four times as large as the current village of Waterbeach. It includes the land from the A10 to the railway, and from Denny […]

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Making the A10 Safer

by Barry Platt on 31 March, 2013

  There is a long record of local campaigning to improve the safety of the A10, some of which have resulted in positive action such as the recent speed reduction on the A10 between Cambridge and Waterbeach airfield. This was the result of years of hard work by local people, particularly Michael Williamson who is […]

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Waterbeach Development Update

by Barry Platt on 24 March, 2013

Decisions will soon be made about the future of the barracks site at Waterbeach.  If a major development is allowed there it will have a big impact, not just on Waterbeach, but on Milton and Landbeach as well. Maurice Leeke is opposed to a new town at Waterbeach. He supports appropriate redevelopment of the built-up […]

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Residents of Waterbeach and Landbeach have given a very clear and consistent view in their replies to the survey carried out by the Liberal Democrats. Local people are not opposed to development at the former barracks, but believe that it should be restricted to the part of the site that is already built-up.  This would […]

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Work starts at North Lodge Park

by Hazel Smith on 11 November, 2012

Work has started to demolish the EDF buildings behind Milton Hall, and Bellway Homes will be building 89 new houses and flats starting next year. North Lodge itself is to be renovated as part of the scheme, and the old training area with dozens of different electricity poles will be turned back into an area […]

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Update on the litter pick with pictures

by Hazel Smith on 13 June, 2011

Update on the litter pick with pictures, see Ian Manning’s blog: http://eastchesterton.mycouncillor.org.uk/2011/06/13/grassy-corner-cleanup/ Ian Manning also mentions the other news that the appeal for a sewer to be laid to Fen Road has been turned down. We are trying to find out how to challenge this decision or change the law.

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Litter Pick at Chesterton Fen / Grassy Corner

by Hazel Smith on 12 June, 2011

We had 10 people out in the (light-ish) rain, litter picking Grassy Corner today. Ellie Crane and Peter Harris with me from the village, Parish Councillor Michael Perkins, with his neighbours Roger and Loretta came to help from Clearview Caravan Park, and Nelson O’Connor sent 2 of his tenants over to help too. We also […]

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Ditch cleared to help flood water drain away

by Hazel Smith on 1 January, 2011

I visited Chesterton Fen on Saturday afternoon and took photos of the work Nelson O’Connor has done to clear out the ditch just beyond Newfields. The water has now drained away and it is not right across the road any more. Thanks Nelson!

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