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.

Friday, 16 October 2015



The Parish Council has received notice of two consultations:

Cambridgeshire County Council budget consultation 
The County Council is currently consulting on the 2015/16 business plan. This consultation will run up until 8 November. 
 The direct link to the consultation is:

Cambourne to Cambridge – better bus journeys
The consultation on better bus journeys for the Cambourne to Cambridge area runs until 23 November. The proposals aim to create speedy and reliable bus routes between Cambourne and Cambridge, including:
  • Bus lanes on existing roads
  • Bus-only routes
  • New Park & Ride
  • Pedestrian and cycling facilities
Leaflets are being distributed to residents and businesses near the proposed routes, households further afield will receive a postcard. The link to the project's web page for the online survey and further information:
The consultation will be widely publicised through various channels, including leaflets and posters at key locations, press releases and online; a questionnaire is online and included in the leaflet. Staffed drop-in exhibitions across the area will give residents the opportunity to look at proposals in more detail, ask questions and share their views:
St Neots
Tue 27 Oct
Tesco Extra, Barford Road, PE19 2SA
Wed 28 Oct
Village Hall, Short Street, CB23 2SG
Thu 29 Oct
Village Hall, Coton, CB23 7PL
Mon 2 Nov
Roger Needham Building, University of Cambridge, CB3 0RB
Tue 3 Nov
Primary School, Hardwick, CB23 7RE
Wed 4 Nov
The Hub, High Street, CB23 6GW
Tue 10 Nov
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, CB3 0BU
St Neots
Wed 11 Nov
The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, PE19 2BH
Papworth Everard
Thu 12 Nov
The Vinter Room, Vinter Close, CB23 3RU
Highfields Caldecote
Wed 18 Nov
Caldecote Primary School, Highfields Road, CB23 7NX
Thu 19 Nov
Morrisons, Broad Street, CB23 6EY

Sylvia M Sullivan
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Tel 01767 677906

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