Cambridgeshire County Council’s Leader Steve Count is to discuss the future of the King’s Dyke project at an event for local residents, ahead of a specially convened Committee meeting in August to agree the next steps in getting the bypass scheme built.
He has responded to requests put to him by County Councillors Chris Boden and David Connor to engage directly with residents of Whittlesey regarding the future of Kings Dyke - at an event in the heart of their town.
Despite tight timelines he has asked the County to put together an exhibition outlining the issues and options for the project, where there will be ample opportunity to talk to officers and Cllr Count. This will take place in Whittlesey on August 12 – three days ahead of a special meeting of the Economy and Environment Committee called to consider recommendations on a way forward for the project which looks to cut congestion in the area.
Comments from the event will be fed back verbally to the Economy and Environment Committee on the 15 August – a meeting which Cllr. Count has also requested the chairman investigate holding in Whittlesey.
March resident, Cllr Count, himself a regular user of the affected route said “I think those most affected by any decisions that we take, are right to ask me and deserve to hear and understand for themselves the issues that we have faced so far and also fully understand the options that are going to be discussed by the committee.
“I am going to be there in person, so that I can talk directly to residents and they can measure for themselves how determined I am to get this built - to put it bluntly “by seeing the whites of my eyes”.
The event will be held between 3-8pm at the Whittlesey Christian Church on Broad Street.