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.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

NEWS FROM LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

ELECTIONS 2018
There will be local elections, including the Parish Council, on 3 May 2018. The notices will be displayed in due course, but if you would like to serve your community by becoming a Parish Councillor and want to know more about what is involved, have a chat with one of your councillors or contact the Clerk www.sulledit.co.uk or come along to the next Parish Council meeting on 1 March.

CONSULTATION – HAVE YOUR SAY!
CAMBRIDGESHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN and
SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The next round of consultations began on 5 January to end on 16 February.
Details of where you can view the consultation documents and how to submit comments can be found on
www.cambridge.gov.uk/mainmods or www.scambs.gov.uk/mainmods

POLICE PRECEPT
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a consultation regarding the police precept. The Commissioner is proposing to increase the policing part of the Council Tax by £1 per month per household - £12.00 per year (based on a Band D property)

The press release can be found on our website -  http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/say-police-funding-cambridgeshire/
The survey itself can be found at - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W3CD8P3
 The consultation runs until 29 January.

SPEEDWATCH – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Parish Council is seeking ways to reduce speeding traffic in the village, but can make progress only if supported by data. Speedwatch is a good way of gathering such data, so there is an urgent need for volunteers from Little Gransden. Training will be given. If you can spare a few hours to help please contact the Clerk ssulledit@aol.com

Posted by Clerk. 11 January 2018

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