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by Gareth Wilson on 4 February, 2015

A proposal from Liberal Democrats on East Cambs District Council to set up a fund to support road safety schemes in the district has been rejected by the ruling Conservatives on the council. The proposal would have enabled £40,000 a year to ve been spent on projects such as safe crossings, but was turned down […]

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Haddenham bus saved and improved

by Gareth Wilson on 27 October, 2014

At last after years of campaigning Haddenham is going to get a better bus service. Our save our bus campaign was helped by many of you putting up the posters. Working with the Parish Council and County Council officers a new bus service will replace the 106. It will now be a hourly service and […]

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New Playpark at Haddenham

by Gareth Wilson on 9 September, 2012

Over 200 children and their parents and grandparents were present when Baroness Ros Scott opened Haddenham’s Playpark on Thursday. She thanked WREN, Awards for All and Haddenham Parish Council for funding the £100,000 for the new Playpark. She thanked everyone who had participated in the surveys and consultations. She thanked the Robert Arkenstall School children […]

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Tory plans for a £25 million Southern Bypass for Ely have been shot down by the government. It has ordered council chiefs to remove all reference to the road from future plans for the city and look at alternatives instead. The move is a major blow to East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Tory administration which had […]

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At the Haddenham Annual Parish meeting last Wednesday, Inspector Alan Savill demonstrated the Speedwatch equipment and explained that the purpose of using it was to educate motorists to slow down, when driving through villages. He said that it had already been successful in reducing speeds and in showing the police where and at what time […]

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Straw Mess in Haddenham

by Gareth Wilson on 11 February, 2009

Residents in Haddenham have been contacting us, complaining about the straw mess when straw lorries drive through the village. We have taken this up with the power station management and they came to our Parish Council working party. They are now applying for a change to planning conditions. The Straw Burning Plant has at long […]

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by Gareth Wilson on 18 January, 2009

Many of you have complained about speeding through our villages. This has been raised many times at our Neighbourhood Panel meetings. In partnership with the police we have introduced Speedwatch. Inspector Savill instructed a group of volunteers from villages across the West Neighbourhood patch on the use of Speedwatch equipment. New equipment has been provided […]

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Hod Hall Lane Planning Committee decision

by Gareth Wilson on 9 January, 2009

About 50 members of the public filed into the Council Chamber at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 7th January to listen to the Planning Committee. Most were from Haddenham. The Planning Committee listened carefully to the planning officer summing up of their position. She read out the statement from Cllr Pauline Wilson expressing her opposition to […]

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Change of use from builders yard & offices to a Travellers Site with 4 pitches. Hod Hall Lane is the first planning item on the Planning Committee Agenda for Wednesday 7th January at 2pm. The planning officers are recommending refusal, but not on the grounds that many residents had written – drainage, access and sewage […]

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Lib Dem Councillor Acts to Save Lives after County Refuses

by Gareth Wilson on 12 November, 2008

Haddenham Liberal Democrat Councillor Pauline Wilson has erected home-made signs on a dangerous fen road where a grandmother died, because she is fed up waiting for the county council to take action. Cllr Wilson fears more drivers could be killed this winter on the stretch of road at Grunty Fen which claimed the life of […]

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