Parish Council

COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Chair: Robert Murden, 40 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden, SG19 3DP Tel:01767 677520 email r.j.murden@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@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 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.


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, 19 January 2012

Thermal imaging camera:

A donation of £70 was made to the Cambridge Carbon Footprint organisation, who owned the camera, and loaned it to the LGEG in return for a donation.  All the money donated by householders was passed on the Cambridge Carbon Footprint without any deduction for "expenses".  The loan of the camera was organised by the SPEP group within South Cambs District Council.
The thermal imaging camera showed up heat losses from concrete lintels over windows, where older buildings had lintels that bridged the cavity.  It showed the heat loss around the edges of some double glazed window panes, where the aluminium spacer between the two sheets of glass conducted heat from inside to outside.  The new "A" rated double glazing windows have an insulated spacer, instead of aluminium, as well as modified glass that reflects heat back into the building.  The camera detected heat being lost though air vents that were open, which they have to be open at times to allow adequate ventilation.  An example of the old style "Crittal" metal window frames revealed how much heat was conducted to the outside through the metal frames - such frames should be replaced as a matter of urgency!
The thermal camera detected heat losses around the outside edges of some houses with under floor heating, and the size and shape of radiators inside poorly insulated walls (mainly wattle and daub construction).  Wood burning stoves and AGA stoves can appear to have considerable heat losses up the chimney stack due to exterior surface temperatures between 20 and 30 deg C on the chimney, when the air temperature was only 4 to 7 deg C at the time of measurement.

In the Little Gransden Village Hall, the warm air rising from the convector heater resulted in air at 33 deg C at ceiling height when the room thermostat was set at 21 deg C.  Cold draughts of around 9 deg C were entering from poorly insulated ceiling at 11 deg C in the stage area and the Committee Room.  Aran Services are being employed to insulate the ceiling above the stage area.  Although the ceiling of the Reception Area is insulated, there is no insulation above the loft floor, and the loft space is open to the atmosphere around the edges of the corrugated roof and wall panels.  This cold air was descending into the Main Hall by the loft door that could not be shut fully - this has now been rectified as a matter of urgency!  In the kitchen of the Village Hall, there had been a damp area in one corner that started to show signs of mould.  This area is a cold spot and immediately above the hot water boiler.  The mould has now been removed, but better insulation and ventilation when water is being boiled, is required.

The Solar Photovoltaic Panels at 15 Main Road have now generated just over 1272 kWh of electricity since they were installed on 28th May, and 9th January.  Unsurprisingly, the many cloudy and short days has resulted in low amounts of electricity being generated in the last month.  Daily generation from only 0.15 kWh to 4.47 kWh were recorded over the Christmas to New Year period.