Steve Jarvis

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Royston West & Rural and District Councillor for Weston & Sandon. Learn more

Cutting schools carbon emissions is a massive job

by stevejarvis on 20 May, 2022

Following a motion from Liberal Democrat councillors, Herts County Council has revealed that it will cost somewhere between £275 million and £500 million to make the county’s schools carbon neutral. This figure only includes schools that are the responsibility of the council. Costs for schools which are academies will be on top of this as […]

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Back in 2020 Herts County Council consulted people on whether 20mph speed limits should be allowed only where existing speeds were 25mph or less. After the consultation was over the council decided to change the policy to only allow 20mph limits where the existing speed is 24mph – only 1 mph difference, but one that […]

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Baldock Road 40 limit

by stevejarvis on 17 January, 2022

The council has taken the next step on extending the 40mph limit on Baldock Road, Royston from Rosecomb to just beyond the Therfield turning. The traffic regulation order to introduce the new limit has now been published. If there are no objections by 3rd February (or at least none which cannot be overruled) then the […]

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More HertsLynx stops

by stevejarvis on 7 January, 2022

Another batch of locations where you can catch a HertsLynx service (or travel to) are to be added next week. These include: Ashwell – Bear Lane, Dixies CloseAshwell – Angels MeadowAshwell – Hinxworth Road, Loves LaneClothall – Ashanger Lane, by the churchClothall – Ashanger Lane, Hickmans HillHinxworth – High Street, opposite the Three HorseshoesRedhill – […]

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Earlier this year Conservatives at County Hall decided to cut the amount of money being spent on a five year “Invest to Improve” plan tackling the repair of “unclassified roads” (minor roads in towns and country lanes) because these roads were apparently in such good condition. That’s probably not how most residents would have described […]

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After making it harder to introduce 20mph speed limits Herts County Council said it would spend £7 million to overcome its own rules and introduce at least some more 20mph limits. These will be expensive because of the council’s absurdly complicated rules about where 20 mph limits are allowed and which ones should actually be […]

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Extended Christmas hours or the HertsLynx bus

by stevejarvis on 1 December, 2021

In addition to the normal day time hours of 07.00 to 19.00 the HertsLynx on demand bus will run in the evenings from 20.30 to 23.00 on selected days before Christmas. The dates for the evening services are: Thursday 2nd DecemberWednesday 8th DecemberThursday 9th DecemberThursday 16th DecemberSaturday 18th DecemberThursday 23rd December As usual you can […]

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New Herts Lynx bus stops

by stevejarvis on 26 November, 2021

More places have been added where you can catch the Herts Lynx on demand bus service. In our area these are at: Hinxworth, Farrowby FarmHinxworth, Three HorseshoesKelshall, Lower Heath FarmLuffenhall, Walnut Tree FarmRushden, Church GreenRushden, Southern GreenSandon, Five House FarmSandon, GannockSandon, Lye EndTherfield, Chapel GreenWallington, Kits LaneWeston, The Cricketers I have asked for stops to […]

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Yellow lines to make junctions safer.

by stevejarvis on 16 November, 2021

After a long wait Ashwell’s new yellow lines are starting to appear – beginning with these on the corner of Gardners Lane. Hopefully the others in Silver Street and Ashwell Street will appear soon.

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Leaving it to October to cut the grass is too late.

by stevejarvis on 9 November, 2021

Yesterday I had a meeting with the manager responsible for Herts County Council’s grass cutting on rural roads (North Herts Council cuts the verges in the towns) to ask why it has taken until late October or even November before many of the rural verges had been cut this year. There are biodiversity benefits in […]

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