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.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Entry for Roundabout Magazine – May 2012 edition.

If you are thinking about trying to improve the insulation, or energy efficiency, or
the heating system, of your home, then there are several opportunities to learn
from other people’s experience in May. Cambridge Carbon Footprint are holding
an “Eco Renovation Question Time” at 7.30pm on 2nd May 2012 at St Paul’s Centre,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP. A panel of experts will be available to answer
questions. Entrance is free, although donations will be welcomed.

There are Open Eco Homes Weekends taking place on 12/13th May, and 26/27th
May 2012. This is an opportunity to visit houses that have been upgraded to improve
their energy efficiency, and lower their running costs. See
for more information, and booking details for these homes. Prior booking is
essential! Phone no. 01223 301842.

A Green Deal Information Centre will be held between 10am and 5pm on 26th/
27th May at the Gamlingay Eco Hub, and there are free guided tours at 10.30am, 12
noon, 2pm and 3.30pm. This building is heated by ground source heat pump, the
water is heated by solar thermal panels to heat the water, and it also has a large
solar pv panel system for generating electricity. The building is also highly insulated.
Other Green Deal Information Centres are open on 12th May at Rampton Drift,
Longstanton, and on 13th May at Coton Village Hall.

The sun did certainly shine during the last week of March! The solar pv system at
15 Main Road generated 70 kWh of electricity during that week – this was more than
the electricity generated during any week last summer or autumn. This system has
now generated 1652 kWh of electricity since installation on 27th May 2011 and the
end of March 2012.

John Hawkins on telephone 677323. Email:
Trevor Brown on telephone 677285. Email:

Websites for your reference:
SCDC - Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP) –
Energy saving trust (independent charity for advice) –
Heat Incentive Policy and "Green Deal" - latest information –