Meet your Local Contact

We are a group of residents drawn from the villages we represent who have volunteered our time to help our communities maintain and improve our transport infrastructure. Find out who your local contact is:

Jonathan Cook

Swaffham Prior

Group Chairman

Jonathan is one of the founders of the group and lives in Swaffham Prior. He runs Prior Consulting, a Management and Leadership Consultancy and The Prior’s Flour, an artisanal flour milling business from Swaffham Prior’s Windmill. Jonathan has had an interest in transport issues for many years and has worked with organisations such as the West Midlands Combined Authority facilitating dialogue around a number of key transport projects.

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Emma Fletcher


Emma is a founder of the group and also lives in Swaffham Prior. With a background in planning and infrastructure development, Emma brings huge knowledge and experience to the group. Emma is Managing DIrector of SmithsonHill and is Chairman of the Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust

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Colin Lizieri


Colin lives in Quy and teaches urban economics and finance at the University of Cambridge. He has over thirty years’ professional experience in planning, development and land markets.  He is also a keen competitive cyclist and is general secretary of Cambridge Cycling Club.

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Steven O’Dell


Steven is a Community activist and has been involved in campaigning for better Public Transport for many years. Steven who sits on Bottisham Parish Council represents the views of all those that live in the village. During the many years of activism, he has built up many contacts to which hopefully will be beneficial.

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Fran Platten

Lode & Longmeadow

Fran lives in Lode and is a member of Lode Parish Council. She was a key figure in the campaigning and planning that went into the creation of the Quy to Lode cycle path and we are delighted she has brought this experience and her many other talents to the A to B 1102 group!

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Tania Verdonk


Originally from Pretoria, Tania has lived in Burwell since 2005 along with her Dutch husband, two teenage children, and a Cairn terrier called Desmond. As well as running her own marketing consultancy, Tania is an active member of the community, a regular fundraising volunteer, a school governor at the Swaffham Partnership and serves on the Cambridge 100 Club committee. Tania has excellent knowledge of the local media and business community.

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Andrew Trump


Andrew is fortunate to work from home as managing director of an organic grain business, Organic Arable, so avoids a daily commute.  He is however well aware of the issues posed by poor public transport into Cambridge as his daughters have both battled the bus service to attend sixth form college in Cambridge and as his wife commutes daily he regularly hears about the challenges of car journeys.  Andrew is a member of the Reach Parish Council and represents Reach PC within the group.”

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Liz Swift


I have lived in Burwell for 11 years. We moved here from Shropshire when I retired as a Housing Officer  to be closer to Family.

I have always been involved in Community activities and  I am currently Chair of Burwell  Parish Council.

 We need better public transport provision especially as we are being encouraged to use our cars less often.  Another really important issue  is the time and difficulty and cost  experienced by youngsters who have to travel into Cambridge to access Post 16 Education and this also limits employment opportunities for local residents.

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