Parish Council

COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Chair: Robert Murden, 40 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden, SG19 3DP Tel:01767 677520 email bobmurdenlgpc@btinternet.com (Elected 3 May 2018; Parish Council representative Cambridge Gliding Club and Little Gransden Aerodrome Consultative Committees)


John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Fullers Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3BP email jrjefferies@btconnect.com (Co-opted 3 May 2018; co-ordinator Information Signs working party; Bikeability scheme)


Oliver Hipwell, Hill Farm, 8 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN Tel: 07944 547685 email oliverhipwell.lgpc@gmail.com (Elected 3 May 2018; Biodiversity & Tree Officer)


Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3DP email nrostami.lgpc@gmail.com (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Vice-chair; Trustee and Parish Council representative Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club)



Clerk

Mrs Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 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 2020:

* 9 January
* 5 March
* 26 March (Annual Parish Meeting)
* 14 May (Annual General Meeting)
* 2 July
* 3 September
* 5 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 2020 are 6 February. 2 April, 4 June, 6 August, 1 October, 3 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.

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, 24 March 2020

Coronavirus - Little Gransden community support

Bluebell-19 is your covid-19 (coronavirus) mutual aid group for the villages of Great and Little Gransden, Abbotsley, Waresley and Tetworth, providing services for those who are self-isolating, such as a friendly chat over the telephone, dog walking, shopping, letter posting, prescription collection or arrangements, arranging deliveries.

Contact details for Little Gransden: Sarah Thurbin tel: 07775 878719, email: sarah7802@gmail.com; facebook bluebell - 19

Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk

Friday, 20 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS – (COVID-19) - Community Support in Gransdens


CORONAVIRUS – (COVID-19) - Community Support

Little Gransden Parish Council welcomes the community support initiatives and thanks those who have volunteered to co-ordinate offers of and requests for help and/or support.
There is a community page on facebook and a community email point of contact for Gransdens’ residents.
The facebook group is called Covid-19 Bluebell 192020, the community email support address is: bluebell192020@gmail.com

 posted by Clerk.lgpc@aol.com 20.03.2020

NOTICE CORONAVIRUS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING


LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE
CORONAVIRUS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

26 MARCH 2020 7.30 p.m. Village Hall

There is a legal requirement for the Parish Council to hold an Annual Parish Meeting. At the time of posting this notice, no Government advice has been received regarding holding Parish Council meetings during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). However, residents have been advised by Government to avoid non-essential social contact and for those over 70 years of age to self-isolate.

In this unprecedented situation Little Gransden Parish Council has, after careful consideration, decided to cancel the Annual Parish Meeting and has asked those who would normally provide reports to do so in writing to the Clerk. These will be available on the Parish Council website: www.littlegransden.org

The Annual Parish Meeting is normally an opportunity for residents to ask questions, make comments and suggestions, so please contact the Clerk at clerk.lgpc@aol.com

All parish council meetings are open to the public, and usually have an Open Forum, when residents have a chance to speak to items on the agenda. Topics or suggestions that you would like to be discussed must be presented in writing to the Clerk at least one week before the meeting.

The next Parish Council meeting should be the Annual General Meeting on 14 May.
Signed                        S Sullivan (Clerk) clerk.lgpc@aol.com

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Waste collection - Green bin collections suspended


Thursday 19 March 2020

Green bin collections suspended

Green bin collections across Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire will not take place between Monday 23 March and Monday 4 May.

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, a partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, has made the decision in order to support staff and the recycling and waste service as a whole during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension of green bin collections will allow crews to concentrate on emptying blue and black bins during the coming weeks. It will also assist with any future staff sickness or self-isolation issues.

As always, residents are being encouraged to waste as little food as possible, so they minimise the amount they need to throw away. For this period only, the advice to residents who do have food waste will be to put it into the black bin.

Residents who enjoy spending time in the garden and growing their own food are also being asked to consider home composting as much of their garden waste as possible.
Residents who are subscribed to the additional green bin collection scheme, and therefore pay for more than one green bin to be collected, will see a reduced fee for their permit upon renewal in the October.

The bulky waste collection service, which collects large items from residents’ homes, will also be suspended during this period.

Head of the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, Trevor Nicoll, said: “Our priority is to try and maintain a regular waste collection service throughout the difficult months ahead and to do what we can to support the health and wellbeing of all our staff and residents. We’re making this change now to make sure we can focus on collecting blue and black bins as normal for as long as we possibly can. Our bin collection crews are trying their very best and deserve all the help we can give them. Suspending green bin collections will take some of this burden off them – they each walk the equivalent of a half marathon every shift. Residents can help by trying their very best to absolutely minimise the amount of food that they are throwing out and trying not to generate garden waste for now. Finally, it would also be a big help to our hardworking crews if residents whose bins don’t have much waste inside can wait until it is full before putting it out – if they think they can manage until their next collection.”

Double bag black bin waste if suffering symptoms

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service has also published advice on handling waste if your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.
If you're experiencing the main symptoms - a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature - please be very careful when disposing of your personal waste (including used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths/wipes) at home. The advice for disposal of this waste is as follows:
  1. It should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
  2. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
  3. It should be kept separate from other waste in suitable secure place on your property for 72 hours before being placed in the black bin as normal
The principle behind this method is that after 72 hours outside the body, the virus is no longer viable. This approach will help keep bin collection crews as safe as possible.

Other household rubbish and recycling should be treated as normal.

If you or anyone in your home is self-isolating or is confirmed as having Coronvirus, Cambridgeshire County Council are politely asking that you do not go to any of their Household Recycling Centres.

Find out more about your local bin collection services at www.cambridge.gov.uk/recycling or www.scambs.gov.uk/recycling



Residents who experience any waste-related difficulties during this period are asked to email waste@scambs.gov.uk or call 03450 450 063. Please note that it may take longer than usual to receive a response as the service adapts to different working practices.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 5 March 2020

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting Thursday 5 March 2020, 7.30 p.m. Little Gransden Village Hall

Sunday, 23 February 2020

East–West Rail - Event at Little Gransden Village Hall 29 February

In January, the Preferred Route Option for the section of East West Rail between Bedford and Cambridge was announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP. It would link existing stations in Bedford and Cambridge with communities in Cambourne and the area north of Sandy, south of St. Neots.

Everyone living and working in the area, or with an interest in the railway is invited to join the East West Railway Company team at any of the events in February and March this year. You will be able to find out more, talk about the next steps for the railway, share your views, and meet experts from across the East West Railway Company.

There will be an event on 29 February at Little Gransden Village Hall, from 11.30–5 pm

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Care Services and Support

A Guide to Independent Living in Cambridgeshire 2020 has just been published - it is a guide to accessing information and support to keep you and anyone you know, independent, safe, well and living a fulfilled life.  The guide is available electronically at www.carechoices.co.uk;
 or to request a paper copy email carechoices@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Little Gransden Parish Clerk has a copy of the guide.

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