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.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Entry for Roundabout Magazine – May 2012 edition.

If you are thinking about trying to improve the insulation, or energy efficiency, or
the heating system, of your home, then there are several opportunities to learn
from other people’s experience in May. Cambridge Carbon Footprint are holding
an “Eco Renovation Question Time” at 7.30pm on 2nd May 2012 at St Paul’s Centre,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP. A panel of experts will be available to answer
questions. Entrance is free, although donations will be welcomed.

There are Open Eco Homes Weekends taking place on 12/13th May, and 26/27th
May 2012. This is an opportunity to visit houses that have been upgraded to improve
their energy efficiency, and lower their running costs. See www.openecohomes.org
for more information, and booking details for these homes. Prior booking is
essential! Phone no. 01223 301842.

A Green Deal Information Centre will be held between 10am and 5pm on 26th/
27th May at the Gamlingay Eco Hub, and there are free guided tours at 10.30am, 12
noon, 2pm and 3.30pm. This building is heated by ground source heat pump, the
water is heated by solar thermal panels to heat the water, and it also has a large
solar pv panel system for generating electricity. The building is also highly insulated.
Other Green Deal Information Centres are open on 12th May at Rampton Drift,
Longstanton, and on 13th May at Coton Village Hall.

The sun did certainly shine during the last week of March! The solar pv system at
15 Main Road generated 70 kWh of electricity during that week – this was more than
the electricity generated during any week last summer or autumn. This system has
now generated 1652 kWh of electricity since installation on 27th May 2011 and the
end of March 2012.

Contacts:
John Hawkins on telephone 677323. Email: jhaw207755@aol.com
Trevor Brown on telephone 677285. Email: trevor.brown40@hotmail.co.uk

Websites for your reference:
SCDC - Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP) – www.spep.net
Energy saving trust (independent charity for advice) – www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Heat Incentive Policy and "Green Deal" - latest information – www.decc.gov.uk

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