Parish Council

COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS

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

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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;

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


Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill Little Gransden SG19 3DP Co-opted 9 July 2020 email: jacokoen.lgpc@gmail.com

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, subject to Government guidelines and regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays at 7:30pm through 2021:

* 4 March

* 6 May (Annual General Meeting)

* 8 July (Annual Parish Meeting)

* 2 September
* 4 November


Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings - because of Covid-19, please notify the Clerk in advance. Items that you 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 2021 are 4 February, 1 April, 3 June, 5 August, 7 October, 2 December.

Planning applications may be viewed on the 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.

Jaco Koen
Born in South Africa I became a naturalised British citizen in 2009. Moving to Little Gransden in February 2016 with my wife Estelle and daughter Lani, we have fallen in love with the village, the surroundings and the people here. As a keen DIY'er I keep busy at home on weekends, and during the week I am the Managing Director of RNT Tanks and Silos Ltd, located in Gamlingay. Previous to this I have worked in Life Sciences for various companies in the UK and abroad. There have also been a few years in Botswana, where I started a commercial hydroponic farm growing tomatoes for the local market. Although I enjoy the basic things in life, I appreciate the importance of progress and am a student in getting his balance right. If successful, I would offer both my managerial and practical skills and experience to the benefit of the council and the residents of Little Gransden.





Thursday, 9 September 2021

Agenda for Public Open Meeting 9 September 2021

From the clerk: S Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Telephone: 01767 67706 Email clerk.lgpc@aol.com LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL AGENDA PARISH COUNCIL OPEN PUB LIC MEETING to consider community celebration/commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Thursday, 9 September 2021 7.00–8.00 p.m., Little Gransden Village Hall 2021. 1. WELCOMEAND PURPOSE OF MEETING 2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 3. OUTLINE OF NATIONAL MEASURES SO FAR 4. ANY OTHER BLUEBELL COMJMUNITY EVENTS PLANNED TO DATE? 5. SUGGESTIONS RECEIVED SO FAR a) Street Party (we did this in 2012 for Diamond Jubilee) b) Exhibition of crafts, models, artwork etc in VH - particularly relevant to lockdown 'therapies'? Family Treasure hunt - walk around the Gransdens e.g. trying to match unusual photos taken from public highway to places such as 'church weather vane' ? c) Ceremony/installation of information signs? d) Revellers will be doing 'Time Travellers' in 2022 - thought a tableau through the last 70 years might be a good ending and a tribute to the Queen? e) Queen’s Canopy There is a national campaign for tree planting during 2022 – if not trees – perhaps flowers/bulbs? 6. OPEN SESSION 7. WHAT NEXT? If there is sufficient interest, this meeting needs to: 8. SET UP INFORMAL WORKING GROUP To consider and propose type of event, date, venue, costs involved, insurance, health & safety measures/risk assessment. (Nb Clerk has booklet) 9. CLOSURE OF MEETING

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Notice of Vacancy for Parish Councillor

PARISH COUNCIL OF LITTLE GRANSDEN Vacancy for Parish Councillor Following the resignation of Robert Murden a vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor. The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the said electoral area submit a written request within 14 days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays) from the date below, and if no such request is made the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option. Requests should be addressed to: The Electoral Registration Officer South Cambridgeshire District Council South Cambridgeshire Hall Cambourne Business Park Cambourne Cambridge CB3 6EA If sufficient requests are not received, the Parish Council may co-opt a councillor. Date 8 September 2021 Sylvia Sullivan – Parish Clerk 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden A copy of this notice has been placed on the noticeboard.

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Annual meeting and Ordinary Parish Council meeting 8 July 2021

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Meeting (normally held in March but postponed owing to Covid-19 pandemic)and Ordinary Parish Council meeting held on 8 July 2021

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Public Meeting Platinum Jubilee

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING To discuss commemoration of PLATINUM JUBILEE of HM THE QUEEN What should we do? Ideas and people wanted! Get involved! Please come along on Thursday 9 September 7–8 p.m. Little Gransden Village Hall If you cannot attend this meeting but are prepared to help, please contact the Parish Clerk Sylvia Sullivan clerk.lgpc@aol.com (01767 677906) or any member of the Parish Council

Monday, 23 August 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 2 September 2021

Notice of meeting Parish Council of Little Gransden COUNCILLORS ARE SUMMONED TO PARISH COUNCIL MEETING to be held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 2 September 2021 at Little Gransden Village Hall Agenda attached Members of the public and the press are cordially invited to attend. Attendees are asked to wear masks, use hand sanitizers and to observe social distancing. It would also be appreciated if you would notify the Clerk in advance of your attendance (clerk.lgpc@aol.com) Clerk: S Sullivan 23 August 2021 www.littlegransden.org

Monday, 2 August 2021

Welcome booklet

Little Gransden Parish Council was pleased o make a donation towards the production costs of a welcome booklet for new residents Little and Great Gransden, Abbotsley and Waresley. The booklet was prepared and produced by the Bluebell community group covering the four parishes. It contains much useful information on where to get help and support, services, churches, facilities, clubs and societies in our villages, together with contacts. If you have recently moved to the village or have new neighbours, please contact the Parish Clerk clerk.lgpc@aol.com or  the Bluebell-19 lead for the Gransdens Mrs Gill Elwood at gillkelwood@gmail.com

Monday, 26 July 2021

Summer and Autumn activities 2021

For a variety of courses, entertainments and activities covering a wide range of age groups, have a look at The Library Presents https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries/the-library-presents

This covers events 

Also the University of the Third Age has a branch at Cambourne: