Parish Council

Councillors - Elected 3 May 2018
Laura White (Chair, Parish Council appointed Trustee Little Gransden Village Hall)
Oliver Hipwell (Biodiversity and Tree Officer)
Robert Murden (Vice Chairman, Parish Council representative on Gliding Club and Little Gransden Aerodrome Consultative Committees)
John Jefferies (co-opted 3 May 2018)
Noushin Rostami (co-opted 6 September 2018)

Clerk:
Sylvia Sullivan, Telephone: 01767 677906, Email: clerk.lgpc@aol.com Office hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

Meetings
Will be held at Little Gransden Village Hall on the following Thursdays at 7:30pm throughout 2019:

* 3 January
* 7 March
* 28 March (Annual Parish Meeting)
* 2 May (Annual General Meeting)
* 11 July
*5 September
* 7 November

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings. Items that they would like Councillors to discuss must be presented in writing to the Clerk at least a week before the meeting.

Agenda and Minutes of meetings are placed on the village noticeboard and are posted on the website Blog, together with other information, notices and news.

Planning applications
Additional meetings to discuss planning applications may be held. Provisional planning meeting dates for 2019 are 7 February. 4 April, 6 June, 1 August, 10 October, 5 December.
Planning applications may be viewed on South Cambridgeshire District Council website.

Meet your councillors
John Jefferies
John Jefferies was born and brought up on the family farm at Fullers Hill, Little Gransden, where he continues to live and work. He has served on the Parish Council for several years, including two terms as Chairman.

Oliver Hipwell
Born in Little Gransden and now moved back into the village, as well as working on my familiy’s farm for the past 8 years: these connections mean I have a true passion about the village’s rural environment and fascinating history. I understand the importance of everyone having a voice, and feel that I am able to provide the voice and outlook of a younger member of the community.

Robert Murden
Robert Murden has lived in Cambridgeshire all his life, moving to Little Gransden in 2008. He is married with two daughters. His career began in production engineering for high-tech companies in Cambridge and progressed to purchasing manager for a large heating and ventilation company. Inthe past he was an enthusiastic football and cricket player and half-marathon runner. He is now retired, which gives him more time to play golf and bowls.

Laura White
I am a qualified seamstress, working on various theatrical, film and TV productions over the past 12 years. I now work in the education sector, with a Performing Arts Department in Cambridge as well as running a small alterations company. My love for the countryside is rooted deep inside, as I was brought up in the countryside of Essex/Suffolk border, spending most of my time as a child exploring all the local lands, climbing hay bales and making dens with my younger brother. I first came to the Gransdens just over 12 years ago, visiting my now, in-laws. Four years ago, my husband and I found ourselves drawn back to the beautiful village of Little Gransden, from Cardiff city. This little village is definitely our home, where we feel so lucky to be able to bring up our family.

Noushin Rostami (co-opted 6 September 2018)
I am a resident of Little Gransden. I moved here almost 18 years ago and brought up my young family. Due to work commitments, I was away from the village for a period of time. However, I have been back more than four years and, for good. I work part-time as an Occupational Health Adviser for Cambridge University. I so enjoy being part of this beautiful and friendly village. As a Parish Councillor I hope to be a voice for my co-residents. I bring my life experience as a mature mother who is also thinking of the legacy we leave for future generations living in this area.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Jubilee party and tickets

Sitting here at the computer typing this little piece with the sun shining in through the window it’s easy to imagine a sunny, summer’s afternoon spent with friends and neighbours in the enclosure behind the Village Hall.  From my deckchair I can feel a gentle breeze blowing as I relax with a cool drink after eating lunch from the delicious barbeque cooked by Matthew and helpers.  The children are all busy burning off excess energy and having a great time.

So, if the biggest queue you want to wait in this bank holiday is the queue for one of our fabulous ‘Jubilee’ milkshakes from our Milkshake Bar then make sure you save the date – Monday 4th June from 12pm.

This is a free event for all residents of Little Gransden so all you need to bring is your tickets (more on how to get these in a moment) your picnic blankets, deckchairs and a bottle or two (if required).  Join friends and neighbours at Little Gransden Village Hall from midday on Monday 4th June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee.

The enclosure to the rear of the hall will be transformed into a sports field for the occasion.  There will be running races for all ages and abilities, a three-legged race, egg & spoon and a tug-of-war competition. 

The afternoon will commence with a toast to her Majesty, then a local photographer will be on hand to record the day by taking a giant group photograph of all the villagers – this we hope will be framed & displayed alongside others in the village hall. 

After lunch the afternoon’s races will begin.  These are not just for the young but we hope the young-at-heart too!  So, get practising your three-legged skills, your egg balancing and of course why not get a tug-of-war team together.  Medals will be presented to the winners.

Whilst we are in the presenting mood, all village children 16 and under will be presented with a memento of the day in the form of a commemorative china mug.  A very limited edition of these Jubilee mugs have been produced and they will not be available at any other time.

There will of course be a raffle – well it wouldn’t really be a village event without a raffle, would it!

During May you will receive an invitation with a tear-off form to be returned to Ann at 2 Church Walk, Little Gransden by 14 May.  We will exchange your slip for the correct number of tickets. (If we are not home pop your slip through the letterbox and we will deliver your tickets.)

If you have friends or family visiting you who do not live in Little Gransden they too are welcome to join us but we ask you to buy them a ticket for £5.00 each, to cover the cost of their barbeque lunch – our budget is tiny and cannot stretch to any ‘extras’.

Everyone on the Jubilee committee has given their time and efforts freely to make this event a success for everyone, so do come along and join in with the spirit of the day. 

See you on the 4th June.

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