Category Archives: Local Government

Postponement on vote for Mettle Hill

By delaying the vote on Whaddon and Mettle Hill until the 10th January, there is an opportunity for the Parish Council to come up with alternative plans for the site (at least in the case of Mettle Hill). But it does leave … Continue reading

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Parish Council Meeting in Meldreth

We attended the Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting this evening, along with the BBC and pretty much every person in Whaddon and Meldreth plus a number from Kneesworth, Bassingbourn, Orwell, Shepreth and Melbourn. A few things struck home: The Showmen and Settled Communities … Continue reading

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Support Grows

Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve now received messages of support from Bassingbourn and Kneesworth’s elected representatives at District and County level. Thanks to David McCraith and Linda Oliver and others for their advice and pledges … Continue reading

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New Site Needs

District Council are studying what new Gypsy / Traveller Sites are needed South Cambs District Council are undertaking a ‘Needs Analysis’ study to determine the number of Pitches they need to provide for now and the future. This report will guide South … Continue reading

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Great News

A1198 Site Proposal Withdrawn We heard on Friday 5th August that the landowner has withdrawn the proposal for a traveller site on the A1198 site for which we are very grateful. Confirmation has been received from South Cambridge District Council. This … Continue reading

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Future Costs

The Price of Evicting Travellers The cost of Evicting 80 Traveller families from the illegal site near Cray’s Hill in Essex has been estimated at £8 million (yes you read correctly, eight million). Correspondence from South Cambs District Council states … Continue reading

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Barracks Expanding

Bassingbourn Barracks to Expand Contrary to earlier media reports, the barracks in Bassingbourn is set to expand, as reported here by the Royston Crow. The Training regiment currently resident in the barracks will make way for regiments moving to the UK from Germany. This … Continue reading

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