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 Update: £13-million Safety Project Underway
At last work has started on the £13-million project to make the A1307 safer. The first job, reducing the dual carriageway to one lane to allow a safe entry/exit to Dalehead, is complete. The rest of the project should be delivered between now and the end of March 2021.
This is what we expect the timetable to be:
By end of March 2019
Upgrade of traffic lights at the Village College.
By end of March 2020
Bus lane from Dalehead to Village College (April/May)
Upgrade of cycle path, Hildersham to Village College (April/May)
Traffic lights at top of Linton High Street – further consultation May/June (issue of no right-turn still to be resolved)
Hildersham light-controlled crossing – awaiting date, but before the end of financial year
Dean Road crossing – left-turn only from Bartlow, crossing from West Wratting side remains open and central reservation upgraded. Before the end of financial year
Dual carriageway from Linton to Horseheath to have average speed cameras installed. Awaiting date
By end of March 2021
Roundabout at the Bartlow crossroads – date to be confirmed
Travel Hub (bus stop and parking area), Bartlow Road near roundabout – date to be confirmed
The proposed bus lane from Bartlow Road to Hadstock Road is being reviewed again, as there are difficulties with land ownership and cost. It may not be cost-effective given these difficulties, and given that most buses pass through Linton.
Latest details can be found here
County Councillor Henry Batchelor says: “This is good news and something we have been waiting on for more than a generation.”
District Councillor Geoff Harvey says: “For all the years I have lived in the area, the number of serious injuries and deaths on the A1307 has been a big public concern. Not only will these improvements make for a safer A1307, but they will also help counter the idea of a major new replacement road through our villages.
Second Green Bin Collection Charge
From 1st April, there will be a charge for the collection of green waste for anyone with a second bin.
The charge will be £35 for the whole year.
If you have a second green bin the District Council will contact you directly to arrange payment. There will be no charge if you only have one.
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.