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)

Sylvia Sullivan, Telephone: 01767 677906, Email: Office hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

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.

Monday, 6 January 2014


Agenda for Meeting to be held on Thursday, 9 January 2014, 7.30 pm
Little Gransden Village Hall
2. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS Declaration of any disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter to be discussed at the meeting and which is not included in the register of interest. [Members are reminded that they are required to withdraw from the meeting during the discussion and voting on matters in which they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, whether or not the interest is entered in the register of members' interests maintained by the Monitoring Officer.]
3. MINUTES OF THE MEETING ON 7 NOVEMBER 2013 to authorise Chair to Sign the Minutes of the meeting as a correct record.
5. OPEN FORUM (15 minutes)
6. CONSULTATIONS AND PROCEDURES To consider and decide whether LGPC should register under Data Protection Act;
7. INTERNAL AUDITOR – Clerk to report
8. PLANNING To decide response to:
S/2123/13/LB – 10 Main Road – Renovation and replacement of rendering to all elevations; replacement of 3 windows.
a)     To note letter from SCDC regarding Parish Precepts and decide whether to respond.
b)     To approve expenditure as follows: Clerk's salary November 2013. £202.33, December 2013 £202.33; reimbursement of photocopying and stationery expenses (to be advised).
c)     To note receipt of section 106 monies £3,617.42
d)     To review and approve draft budget for 2014/2015 
e)     To set precept for 2014/2015
a)       Roads – to note proposal on Church Walk
b)       Footpaths;
c)       Bridleways
d)       Parish Paths Meeting – to note Mr A George's report (circulated) on meeting 14 November. To note Adrian George has offered to represent LGPC
13. VILLAGE HALL to note that charges are to be introduced for waste collection.
14. ANNUAL MEETING To consider and decide speaker/subject.
15. VILLAGE SIGN – To note that repairs have been made.
16. WEBSITE – to consider paper prepared by Clerk
18. TRAINING – Clerk to report
19. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 6 March, Other meetings: 20 March (Annual Meeting), 8 May (AGM), 3 July (to be confirmed), 11 September, 6 November (Thursdays 7.30 pm, Little Gransden Village Hall):
Provision for Planning Meeting: 3 February, 7 April, 2 June, 4 August, 6 October, 1 December, (Mondays 6.00 pm Village Hall).
Little Gransden Parish Council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act

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