Steve Jarvis

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

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Secondary school place allocations for September have been published today. After an improvement last year there are once again too many children from Great Ashby who have not been allocated a secondary school which they and their parents have chosen. Just 84% were allocated places at any school they chose with just 57% getting their […]

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County Council blocks free school meals proposal

by stevejarvis on 23 February, 2021

Conservatives on Herts County Council have blocked a Liberal Democrat proposal to provide food vouchers in the summer holidays for children who get free school meals during term time. The council is providing the vouchers in the Easter holidays and May half term but refuses to do so for the rest of the year. The […]

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Revised yellow line proposals for Layston Park

by stevejarvis on 19 February, 2021

Herts County Council is to consult on revised proposals for parking restrictions in Layston Park, Royston. The proposals are intended to prevent parking on the bend near the entrance and around the junction with London Road, but residents had a number of concerns about the initial proposals. The revised proposals will reduce the length of […]

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West End, Ashwell traffic calming delayed

by stevejarvis on 18 February, 2021

Unfortunately the building of some traffic calming islands at West End, Ashwell has been slightly delayed. The work, which I have arranged to be funded from the Highways Locality Budget, was originally scheduled for March, then brought forward to February but has now been delayed until May. Apparently the problem was caused by delays in […]

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Parking Spaces in Friars Road, Weston

by stevejarvis on 2 February, 2021

It is good to see that the parking spaces in Friars Road are now completed and that people are using them. There are still white lines to be painted in the new parking bay (and in the ones that existed before) to ensure that the maximum number of cars can be fitted in. The new […]

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Layston Park yellow lines

by stevejarvis on 29 January, 2021

Over the last couple of weeks residents have been notified of a proposal to prevent parking on the bend at the entrance to Layston Park and the junction with London Road. These proposals are intended to address safety concerns raised by some residents about the poor visibility when vehicles are parked on the bend. Quite […]

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Rural transport progress

by stevejarvis on 18 January, 2021

A bid by Herts County Council supported by North Herts Council for a “demand responsive” bus service for villages in the eastern part of North Herts and northern part of East Herts has been selected to go ahead to the second stage of the Department for Transport bidding process. The scheme would serve Ashwell, Bygrave, […]

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Flooded roads

by stevejarvis on 17 January, 2021

One of the worst example of many flooded roads. This one (in Dane End, Therfield) is due to the failure to keep a culvert under the road clear. The County Council really needs to do a lot better at maintaining ditches and drains to avoid these problems. It would also save them money in the […]

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LED street lights in Ashwell

by stevejarvis on 15 January, 2021

Most of the street lights in Ashwell have now been converted to LEDs, with nine which have special requirements still to be dealt with. The new lights can be dimmed or have shades fitted if they are causing problems in particular locations. I am talking to the parish council about identifying where this needs to […]

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Parking bays being built in Friars Road, Weston

by stevejarvis on 8 January, 2021

Parking bays being built in Friars Road, Weston funded by the highways locality budget.

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