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Councillors have received notice that Cambridgeshire County Council is going to allow the operators of the Park and Rides including Milton to charge £1 for parking from May 2014. Milton Parish Council has opposed this and so have your councillors. If you feel strongly that this may bring more traffic into Butt Lane, you can […]

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Planning Update on “Science Park” Station

by Hazel Smith on 21 December, 2013

Hazel Smith writes: I attended the planning meeting at the Cambridge Guildhall on Wednesday to give my views and to represent Milton Parish Council on the application for the new ‘Science Park’ station at Cowley Road. The main thrust of my argument was that the station will be a huge asset to this area, but […]

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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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What you are saying on the doorstep

by Maurice Leeke on 23 April, 2013

Waterbeach Development Judging by the comments of local people, it seems that the penny is beginning to drop about just how large the Conservatives’ proposed New Town will be. Many people have said that they thought it was just the airfield that was threatened. They hadn’t realised that the Conservatives are also proposing that all […]

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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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Give your views on Cambridge Science Park station

by Barry Platt on 31 October, 2012

Plans are advancing for the proposed new Cambridge Science Park station, which Liberal Democrats in the county have been campaigning for since the early 1990s. Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on the plans for the station in Chesterton Sidings, near the Science Park, St John’s Innovation Centre and the Cambridge Business Park. Cambridgeshire County Council […]

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Ely Bus Victory

by Maurice Leeke on 18 October, 2012

“People Power has won the day, and we will be getting a bus service to Ely,” announced a delighted Maurice Leeke.  “I would like to thank all the local residents who have joined me in signing petitions, contacting bus operators, attending meetings, speaking to local councils and supporting the campaign for the return of this […]

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At a packed meeting in Waterbeach on Friday (28th September) Maurice Leeke, a former Liberal Democrat councillor for Waterbeach, set out his plans for a weekly bus service from Waterbeach and Landbeach to Ely.  This would replace in part the service lost when Stagecoach withdrew this part of their service in June. The idea is […]

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Cambridge Science Park station plans take shape

by Hazel Smith on 8 August, 2012

Hazel and Michael attended another meeting at Shire Hall about plans for the new station. They are considering what bus routes might stop there: the guided buses could continue straight along the old railway line (after crossing Milton Road), in an extended guideway. Also the Citi2 buses could turn there instead of at the Science […]

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Further bus cuts put on hold – but not here

by Hazel Smith on 25 June, 2011

I see that the County Council are now back-tracking on the programme of bus cuts that they’ve already started on. Here in Milton we’ve lost our buses in the evenings and on Sundays. Our every 10-minute service has been cut to every half hour in the day, and many of those buses are delayed if […]

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