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.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Parish Council Minutes

Little Gransden Energy Group (LGEG)

Solid wall insulation:
As mentioned last month, the Cambridgeshire local authorities have been awarded funds by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to assist privately owned houses, and rented houses, with the cost of the insulation of houses with solid walls. An event that was planned by SPEP on Wednesday 23rd postponed. Grants are available towards the cost of external insulation. See details on the website

Measurement of heat losses through exterior walls:
For solid walls, 45% of the total heating costs are due to heat losses through the exterior walls.
Houses of the same size, but with cavity walls are better insulated than for solid walls, and the total heating costs will be correspondingly lower. Even so, for cavity walls, 35% of the total heating costs are due to heat losses through the exterior walls, but see below for insulation benefits of cavity insulation.

The measurement of heat loss through buildings is the "U-value", the units of which are "watts/square metre" (i.e. the amount of heat passing through an area of a square metre).

Approximate values for different external wall constructions are:
Solid 9" (225mm) brick wall – U-value 2.0 w/sq m
Cavity brick wall 11" (280mm) – U-value 1.6 w/sq m
Cavity brick wall with cavity insulation – U-value 0.6 w/sq m
Modern cavity wall with insulated 150mm cavity – U-value 0.2 w/sq m
New house in Primrose Hill built in 2013 – U-value 0.1 w/sq m

As can be seen from these figures, a house with solid brick walls will lose 10 times as much energy through the exterior walls as a modern house with an insulated 150mm cavity. The new house in Primrose Hill used SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) to give a quicker building method that is even better insulated than most new houses built today. This is likely to be the building method of the near future.
A Passive House, or a Zero Energy house, would normally have a U-value of around 0.15 w/sq m.
It is possible with external, or internal, insulation, to improve the insulation of solid 9" brick walls to a U-value of around 0.3 to 0.5 w/sq m. Again, for more information, refer to

An example of external wall insulation has been installed at 15 Main Road, Little Gransden in 2002. The cost of this extra insulation has now paid for itself through savings in oil useage, as well as giving increased comfort. An example of internal wall insulation was installed in the Committee Room and the kitchen of Little Gransden Village Hall in 2013.

Trevor Brown on telephone number 01767 677285, or email

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Parish Council 2014 AGM Meeting Agenda

PARISH COUNCIL AGENDA for ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Followed by  ORDINARY MEETING Thursday, 8 May 2014 at 7.30 pm, at the Village Hall.
Download the Agenda HERE