Steve Jarvis

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

Baldock Street crossing is now more visible

by stevejarvis on 4 February, 2019

It is good to see that LED “halos” have now been installed on the Baldock Street crossing by the Fire Station in Royston. Ever since the crossing was installed there have been complaints that yellow globes were difficult to see against the background of the sky. After trying everything else the County Council officers agreed […]

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Repairs to Dark Lane and Payne End, Sandon

by stevejarvis on 1 February, 2019

Road repairs are to be done in Dark Lane and Payne End, Sandon between 17th and 19th February. The roads will then be “surface dressed” later (at a time when the weather is likely to be better).

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Repairs are to be done on Warrens Green Lane and Dane End Lane, between Friends Green and Halls Green between   6th-8th and 12th-14th February. The roads will be patched prior to being “surface dressed” later. Parts of both these roads are in very bad condition – amongst the worst in Hertfordshire so I am pleased […]

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Road repairs in Ashwell

by stevejarvis on 16 January, 2019

Common Lane, Elbrook Lane, Gardiners Lane and Loves Lane in Ashwell are to be patched between 28th and 30th January. This work is being done in preparation for the “surface dressing” of these roads at some time in the future. Residents in these roads should all have received a letter notifying them of the work […]

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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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