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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.

 

Foxton gets a grip...

Foxton gets a grip...

This pic - courtesy of Staffs County, shows the responsibilities when it comes to drainage off the roads, with the landowner supposed to keep ditches in good order to allow the run off of water. In winter if the water settles on the road and freezes, it quickly erodes the surface of the tarmac, leading to potholes.

Foxton have been pressing for the drainage "grips" or gullies along the Fowlmere Road to be cleared, and in some cases redug. I followed this up with the highways manager who has confirmed the location is now added to the programme of these drain gullies to be sorted out in the autumn - ie when it actually does start to rain again! I will be asking other parish councils for their lists of similar gullies that have become overgrown. 

Whittlesford rural travel hub gathers ideas...

Whittlesford rural travel hub gathers ideas...

Saturday's Heathfest a hot event!

Saturday's Heathfest a hot event!