30 YEARS AGO
THERE was an absolute determination from North Herts District Council to ensure that a scheme for a Royston A505 bypass became a reality. The district council said it wanted the project moved from Herts County Council s preferred programme to its priori
THERE was an "absolute determination" from North Herts District Council to ensure that a scheme for a Royston A505 bypass became a reality.
The district council said it wanted the project moved from Herts County Council's preferred programme to its priority schemes.
Cllr D A Doel, chairman of the district council's highways committee, said: "It is now our absolute determination to get it moved up."
His words came after representatives from both the district council and the county council had met to discuss the proposals for the much-need bypass.
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The parish council said the project would cost £5,000 - but it has been told that South Cambridgeshire District Council was likely to pay perhaps half towards the costs.
But then the Government acted and told district council's that budgets for the year had to be revised and that cash could not be available for grants and loans.
The Crow was told by the district council: "It looks as though the Government is saying that we cannot now spend the money.