Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Trustee and Parish Council representative for Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club) John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Little Gransden SG19 3BP email (Elected 3 May 2018; co-ordinator Information Signs Working Party) Oliver Hipwell, Hill Farm, 8 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN Tel: 017944 547685 email (Elected 3 May 2019; Vice-chair; Biodiversity and Tree Officer) Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP email: (Co-opted 9 July 2020) Clerk: Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email Office hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Greater Cambridgeshire Local Plan Consultations

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has today launched two public consultations on proposals to help people move in and around Cambridge easily and more sustainably. The first – Making Connections – is asking for people’s views on proposals to radically enhance bus and active travel journeys, while the second – Cambridge Eastern Access – offers more specific proposals for improving cycling and walking journeys along Newmarket Road. The Making Connections consultation closes on 20 December and more information can be found at The Cambridge Eastern Access consultation closes on 22 December and more information can be found at We will be holding public events where attendees can discover more about the consultations. The events will consist of presentations from the project teams and an opportunity to ask questions. Public consultation events: Tuesday 9 November, 5-6.45pm and 7-8.45pm Wednesday 1 December, 4-5.45pm and 6-7.45pm The Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LN (please use Cutthroat Lane) Please register to attend at Both events will be in person and there are two separate sessions on each evening. Each session will include a presentation on each of the two consultations, followed by a question-and-answer session. We are asking people to register online to ensure we are following Covid-19 guidelines. The event space will be sanitised between sessions and all GCP employees will be wearing facemasks whenever they are not presenting. We will also be hosting further events online throughout the consultation period, and these are advertised on the consultation links above. For further information regarding these events and any of the GCP projects please follow this link to our website: Alternatively, you can email us as – Posted by Clerk, Little Gransden Parish Council

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Free rapid Covid testing kits from libraries

County Councillor Mark Howell reported that free rapid Covid testing kits are now available from libraries Residents will be able to collect free rapid Covid testing kits from libraries across Cambridgeshire. From Monday 1 November, home testing kits will be available from seven libraries as part of a four-week trial. The move comes as part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s commitment to reducing the spread of Covid and ensuring that preventative measures, such as rapid testing, are readily available to members of the public. Covid rates in Cambridgeshire are continuing to rise sharply and remain above the regional and national averages. Residents in the Gransdens can collect a home testing kit from their nearest library, St Neots. Posted by Parish Clerk

Friday, 1 October 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 7 October 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting Thursday 7 October 2021 6 p.m. Little Gransden Village Hall.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan - Public Consultation

Little Gransden Parish Council has received the following notice of Public Consultation: Gamlingay Parish Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan for its parish to us (South Cambridgeshire District Council, SCDC) on 26 August 2021, along with its supporting documents. You have received this email because you are a consultee or have asked to be notified. We are now seeking your views on the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner and can proceed towards a referendum. Comments can be submitted to SCDC between 9am on Monday 27 September and 5pm on Tuesday 23 November 2021. We are extending the usual period of 6 weeks when comments can be submitted to ensure that everyone can have access to the planning documents. How can I make comments? There are a number of ways that you can comment: By using the online consultation system: By emailing us at By writing to us at Planning Policy Team, SCDC, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA Please include your name, and both your postal and email addresses with any comments so we can keep you informed on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. Where can I view the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents? To view the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents, visit: For the duration of the consultation, it will be possible to inspect hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents in the public reception area in our offices in Cambourne. These offices are now open on limited days of the week. Please note that if you wish to view the documents you must book an appointment first via the booking service on our website. Within Gamlingay parish you will be able to inspect the documents in the library within the Eco Hub – Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, Sandy. SG19 3JR. The opening times of the library are available on the Eco Hub website You can also request a hard copy of these documents by Telephoning us at 0345 045 5215 emailing us at What is the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan? A Neighbourhood Plan is a way for communities to take a proactive approach to deciding the future of the places where they live and work. Once ‘made’ (adopted) a Neighbourhood Plan has the same legal status as the district wide Local Plan, and alongside the Local Plan will be used in deciding planning applications that fall within its area. Further information is available on our website: The Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan sets out a range of planning policies which cover many issues that are considered important to the local community. We look forward to receiving your comments on the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan. Receiving future updates You can opt-in or opt-out of receiving future mailings in relation to public consultations or notifications on planning policy documents by logging in to the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service consultation database and choosing the ‘topics’ that you would like future mailings about. When you log in, you will find the list of ‘topics’ under ‘My Details’. You can also find our privacy notice on the Council’s website via the above link. Yours faithfully Jonathan Dixon Planning Policy Manager

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 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.