Welcome to the Milton & Waterbeach ward page. The Milton & Waterbeach team cover the parishes of Landbeach, Milton and Waterbeach.
Anna Bradnam, District Councillor & County Councillor
[email protected] 01223 862364
Judith Rippeth, District Councillor
Hazel Smith, District Councillor
[email protected] 07763 560857
You can also get in touch with any of our main South Cambs contacts found here
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If you have an issue which you think we should be looking into, then please do get in contact with a member of the team. We are always happy to hear from you.
Waterbeach to Cambridge public and active transport
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) is developing schemes for improving the public transport network around Cambridge. One of these is Waterbeach-Cambridge, for which there is a public consultation running until Monday 14th December 2020.
The GCP has developed four 'areas of interest'. Three of these pass through a narrow area at the junction of Cambridge Rd and Glebe Rd in Waterbeach, threatening homes and allotments.
The choice given to Waterbeach villagers is to select one of the routes that could result in home demolition, or a different route, far to the west, which doesn’t serve Waterbeach village at all. We feel alternative options should have been put forward for the consultation.
Mayor Palmer’s influence is threatening homes, due to his hugely expensive Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM) vanity project. The GCP has only provided options that could be 'CAM-compliant' and therefore ruled out a route along the High Street. Similarly, in Milton the route options bypass the village.
If elected as Mayor in May next year, Lib Dem candidate Aidan Van de Weyer will review the CAM scheme.
We have been working with residents in the area to highlight the damage that could be done and persuade the GCP to take a different approach.
Some good news about cycle paths
At last County Highways, in conjunction with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, are nearing the completion of the Fen Ditton cycle path on the east side of Ditton Lane.
The bank below the paddock was recently cut back, re-profiled and stablilised using (green!) seed-impregnated fibrous matting, under which bulbs have been planted. So that should be a treat in the spring!
Anna supported residents when they requested that, while Ditton Lane was closed, the team did some cautious siding back on the west side of Ditton Lane too. This has been a complete success, with the footway widened significantly on both sides. While on site, with time to spare, the team even trimmed back vegetation along part of the Wadloes cycle path towards Cambridge. Anna recently spoke to parents and children walking, cycling and scooting to school along the cycle path and they were universally appreciative of the wider, safer path.
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 Milton & Waterbeach are highlighted below.