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

 

Thriplow Heath encampment update

Thriplow Heath encampment update

The numbers of caravans and vehicles on the site along the A505 has grown this week.

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The district council is working to use section 77 powers of the Criminal Justice Act from back in 1994, which is at least a quicker process than taking committal proceedings for breach of the High Court injunction. It does have some downsides, but the land needs to be restored and the scale of the flytipping that has reportedly gone on there assessed. Whatever else happens, if the landowners are going to dig another ditch to prevent occurence, it might need to be a tad wider than the last one.

More updates next week.

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work starts on masterplanning Whittlesford station

work starts on masterplanning Whittlesford station

Travellers back at Thriplow Heath

Travellers back at Thriplow Heath