Welcome to the Linton ward page. The Linton team cover the parishes of Bartlow, Castle Camps, Great Abington, Hildersham, Linton, Little Abington and Shudy Camps.
Henry Batchelor (District Councillor & County Councillor)
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John Batchelor (District Councillor)
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Bus lane to nowhere
A bus lane along the A1307 has been proposed, going towards Cambridge on the Linton bypass, starting about 200 yards beyond the new Bartlow Road roundabout and ending at Hadstock Road. This involves widening the road, losing the verge and existing hedgerows, and a cost of more than £1 million. Is it worth it? The answer is a resounding “NO”.
The only buses that would use the lane would be those that don’t go through Linton village. This amounts to a maximum of four buses in the morning rush hour.
Henry Batchelor says: “This is madness - why throw money away on something that achieves nothing when there is so much more that could be done?”
And yet - the rural transport hub is dropped
The plan to build a transport hub - with parking, a drop-off point and a bus stop - on Bartlow Road at the junction with the A1307 has been dropped. It’s claimed that this is not "value for money". It’s disappointing as it would have taken some of the parking pressure off Linton High Street and encouraged people to use the bus, which was the main focus of the money when it was given by central government.
John Batchelor says: “This is a much-needed facility that has local support. And it would benefit the wider village communities to come in and park or drop-off to use public transport - one of the main purposes of the whole A1307 project.”
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 Linton are highlighted below.