Welcome to the Balsham ward page. Balsham ward covers the parishes of Balsham, Carlton, Horseheath, West Wickham, West Wratting and Weston Colville.
Geoff Harvey (District Councillor)
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A1307 - what’s happening?
Phase 1, the improvements between Haverhill and the A11, have been approved and funded, and will be implemented over the next two years.
Actions planned for this year, to the end of March 2020:
-More cycle storage at Babraham Road Park & Ride
-Eastbound bus lane between Dalehead Foods and Linton Village College. The cycle route will be upgraded at the same time
-Construction of crossings at Babraham Institute roundabout and installation of three-way traffic lights at the Pampisford Road/Hildersham junction
Actions planned for April 2020 to the end of March 2021:
-Traffic lights at Linton High Street/A1307 junction.
-Installation of a roundabout and transport hub at the Bartlow Road/A1307 junction.
-Upgrade of Dean Road crossing and closing the right turn from Bartlow Side.
-Installation of average-speed cameras on the Linton/Horseheath dual carriageway
Phase 2 involves a new public transport route from the A11 to Addenbrookes via Sawston and Shelford. This will include a new Park & Ride near the A11/A505 interchange. This is some way off yet, as it will have to wait for the next round of government funding. There will be consultation on the detailed plans later.
See the Greater Cambridge Partnership website for more info
Henry Batchelor says: "There has been a delay due to having to get traffic orders allowing the changes to happen. That’s all done now so I expect to see a lot of progress in the next few months, we urgently need these improvements."
Local volunteers tackle rubbish
It’s a shame that some or those driving through our beautiful area think it’s OK to litter the roadside verges. We’re lucky to have a number of local volunteer groups who venture out each week armed with litter pickers and black bags: without their efforts the resulting problem would be a lot worse. It’s a great example of teamworking between the community volunteers, who do the very time-consuming bit, and South Cambs District Council, who do the heavy lifting, collecting the bagged up rubbish afterwards.
Meanwhile SCDC has overhauled its street-cleaning system to provide a more effective service. Its teams are now assigned across five zones in the district, with their tasks of bin rounds, litter picking, fly-tip removal, etc. consolidated, meaning more accountability in each zone. The council has also integrated its mechanical road sweepers into the new system, which means a maximum of five sweepers will now clean each zone for two weeks, up to five times a year.
Liberal Democrats run local campaigns across the District. We all support each other to do this, pooling our knowledge and efforts. You can view our campaigns on the campaigns page of this website.
Campaigns which are particularly relevant to us here in Balsham are highlighted below.