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I'm County Councillor for 12 villages in the south of Cambridgeshire - Duxford, Fowlmere, Foxton, Great  & Little Chishill, Heydon, Hinxton, Ickleton, Pampisford, Shepreth, Whittlesford and Thriplow.

I also represent the residents of Whittlesford, Heathfield and Thriplow on South Cambridgeshire District Council. Since 2016 I have been leader of South Cambs District Council.

 

Reading the signs at the Foxton crossing.

Reading the signs at the Foxton crossing.

Sometimes when things just grow organically over time there is a certain charm, like a street that has a mix of styles of buildings. But transport infrastructure doesn't quite work like that, and no more so than the Foxton crossing. This plethora of signs really sum up how much is being shoe-horned into a site that is not fit for purpose any more. Even in the middle of the day the crossing gates create a traffic queue trailing back hundreds of yards either side. In the morning it is simply unbelievable. And all this along a vital road for people getting to work, children going to school and so on. 

It will cost north of £20m to put in a road bridge or whatever solution works locally for the village and regionally in terms of helping to make the economic links along the A10. The meeting last week with Network Rail chaired by our MP Heidi Allen is the strat of a long road, but it has to be made better than this.

Foxton's fastest road? Too fast!

Foxton's fastest road? Too fast!

Fall, leaves, fall. At Hinxton. .

Fall, leaves, fall. At Hinxton. .