Steve Jarvis

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

Local Plan objections to be ignored

by stevejarvis on 4 December, 2018

We now have details of the changes that North Herts Council is proposing to make to the Local Plan after the examination which finished in March. Unfortunately they have ignored almost all the comments and objections made by local people. There are a few minor clarifications but all the proposed housing sites remain in the plan essentially unchanged. There […]

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On Tuesday I asked the County Council to agree that lights that are turned off over night should stay on until 2.00 am where local people wanted this to happen. This could be more than paid for by dimming the lights between 5.00 am and 6.00 am (as is already planned in the evening). There […]

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Another new speed indicator sign in Mill End, Rushden

by stevejarvis on 27 November, 2018

New speed signs in Baldock Road, Royston

by stevejarvis on 26 November, 2018

I’m pleased to see that a “smiley face” speed indicator sign has now been installed in Baldock Road, Royston. The evidence suggests that there do cut traffic speeds and many drivers say that they are a useful reminder to keep to the speed limit. I asked for this sign to be installed and funded it […]

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Conservative County Councillors have vote through a proposal to outsource the management of Hertfordshire’s libraries. The plan is that they should be taken over by a charity set up for the purpose, but the contract could be won by another bidder. The plan assumes that £500,000 a year can be saved by avoiding paying business […]

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Latest projections from the Office of National Statistics show the number of new houses required in North Herts from 2011 to 2016 down from around 14,000 to 10,000. The Local Plan inspector has asked North Herts Council whether this change should have any effect on the local plan. Clearly it should, since it could reduce […]

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New school sign funded from locality budget

by stevejarvis on 12 October, 2018

Following a request from Graveley School a new sign has been installed on the High Street pointing to the school, which I have funded from the highways locality budget. This budget provides each County Councillor with £90,000 to spend on road and pavement repairs and improvements each year. The money for this financial year (until […]

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What a daft way to mend the roads

by stevejarvis on 5 October, 2018

This is a report I received from a local resident: “Two lorries and four men with all their kit came to make repairs to six potholes. This they completed quite quickly, but there were about 20 more which needed filling. The men had a considerable amount of tarmac left on the lorry, but it was […]

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Funding for a defibrillator in Weston

by stevejarvis on 3 October, 2018

In the last few days I have agreed to provide a grant towards the cost of a defibrillator to be installed in Weston. It will be installed on the outside of Hearn Training’s building in Weston Barns so will always be accessible. Thanks are due to Hearn Training for arranging all of this. It will […]

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Great Ashby School Crossing Patrol to start

by stevejarvis on 27 September, 2018

I have just heard that the Great Ashby Way school crossing patrol will start on Thursday. After a long wait while we got the necessary work done and then found somebody to do the job I’m pleased that crossing that so many people campaigned for for so long will at last be in place.

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