Parish Council


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


John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Fullers Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3BP email (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 (Elected 3 May 2018; Vice-chair; Biodiversity & Tree Officer)

Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill Little Gransden SG19 3DP Co-opted 9 July 2020 email:


Mrs Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email

Office hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

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.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Jubilee party and tickets

Sitting here at the computer typing this little piece with the sun shining in through the window it’s easy to imagine a sunny, summer’s afternoon spent with friends and neighbours in the enclosure behind the Village Hall.  From my deckchair I can feel a gentle breeze blowing as I relax with a cool drink after eating lunch from the delicious barbeque cooked by Matthew and helpers.  The children are all busy burning off excess energy and having a great time.

So, if the biggest queue you want to wait in this bank holiday is the queue for one of our fabulous ‘Jubilee’ milkshakes from our Milkshake Bar then make sure you save the date – Monday 4th June from 12pm.

This is a free event for all residents of Little Gransden so all you need to bring is your tickets (more on how to get these in a moment) your picnic blankets, deckchairs and a bottle or two (if required).  Join friends and neighbours at Little Gransden Village Hall from midday on Monday 4th June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee.

The enclosure to the rear of the hall will be transformed into a sports field for the occasion.  There will be running races for all ages and abilities, a three-legged race, egg & spoon and a tug-of-war competition. 

The afternoon will commence with a toast to her Majesty, then a local photographer will be on hand to record the day by taking a giant group photograph of all the villagers – this we hope will be framed & displayed alongside others in the village hall. 

After lunch the afternoon’s races will begin.  These are not just for the young but we hope the young-at-heart too!  So, get practising your three-legged skills, your egg balancing and of course why not get a tug-of-war team together.  Medals will be presented to the winners.

Whilst we are in the presenting mood, all village children 16 and under will be presented with a memento of the day in the form of a commemorative china mug.  A very limited edition of these Jubilee mugs have been produced and they will not be available at any other time.

There will of course be a raffle – well it wouldn’t really be a village event without a raffle, would it!

During May you will receive an invitation with a tear-off form to be returned to Ann at 2 Church Walk, Little Gransden by 14 May.  We will exchange your slip for the correct number of tickets. (If we are not home pop your slip through the letterbox and we will deliver your tickets.)

If you have friends or family visiting you who do not live in Little Gransden they too are welcome to join us but we ask you to buy them a ticket for £5.00 each, to cover the cost of their barbeque lunch – our budget is tiny and cannot stretch to any ‘extras’.

Everyone on the Jubilee committee has given their time and efforts freely to make this event a success for everyone, so do come along and join in with the spirit of the day. 

See you on the 4th June.