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, 31 December 2015

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council meeting dates for 2016 - 7.30 pm Little Gransden Village Hall
Thursday, 14 January,  3 March, 17 March (Annual Parish Meeting), 19 May (Annual General Meeting – date to be confirmed - subject to local elections), 7 July, 8 September, 10 November    

Posted by Parish Clerk

Saturday, 5 December 2015

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

CHRISTMAS WASTEBIN COLLECTIONS
Please note your Thursday 31 December collection will be two days later on Saturday 2 January
Your Thursday 7 January collection will be one day later on Friday 8 January.

Posted by Parish Clerk

LITTLE GRANSDEN VILLAGE HALL

The cafe will be open on Wednesday 9 December from 11 am to 1 pm. Do come along for coffee/tea/cake and a chat!
There will be a short break over the Christmas period before opening again on 20 January.

Posted by S Sullivan


Sunday, 29 November 2015

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISh COUNCIL

CONSULTATION - ELECTORAL REVIEW OF SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL
 
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has formally commenced an electoral review of South Cambridgeshire District Council. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the review and seek your views on future ward boundaries for the council.
 
The Commission is carrying out a review to deliver electoral equality for voters across the district. At present, some councillors represent many more, or many fewer, electors than their colleagues elsewhere in the district. The review aims to correct those imbalances.
 
What is an electoral review?
 
The electoral review will recommend new electoral arrangements for South Cambridgeshire District Council. In particular, it will propose:
 
  • The total number of councillors elected to the council in the future.
  • The number of wards.
  • The number of councillors representing each ward.
  • Ward boundaries.
  • Names of wards.
 
For parishes, the review can recommend changes to the electoral arrangements of parish and town councils i.e. the number, names and boundaries of parish wards and the number of parish councillors for each parish ward. However, this is only in circumstances where the parished area is to be divided between wards. Even in these circumstances, the Commission will not normally recommend any change to the number of councillors to be elected to a parish or town council. The Commission has no power to consider changes to the external boundaries of a parish or the creation of new parishes. 

When?
 
Today, 24 November 2015, is the start of a 10 week public consultation during which the Commission is inviting proposals for new warding arrangements.  The consultation will close on 1 February 2016. After considering all representations made during this consultation, the Commission intends to publish draft recommendations in May 2016. There will then be a further period of consultation on the draft recommendations. Final recommendations are expected to be published in September 2016. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2018.
 
How to get involved?
 
This is a public consultation and we welcome views from individuals and organisations across the district on where they think new ward patterns should be drawn.
 
The Commission is minded to recommend that 45 councillors should be elected to South Cambridgeshire District Council in the future. It is now inviting proposals to help it draw up a pattern of wards to accommodate 45 councillors.
 
In drawing up a pattern of wards, the Commission must balance three criteria, which are set out in law, namely:
 
·         To deliver electoral equality where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the district.
·         That the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
·         That the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.
 
We are asking local people and organisations for their views as to the best pattern of wards for the district which meet the requirements set out above.
 
The Commission will treat all submissions equally and will judge each case on its merits and against the statutory criteria. If you wish to put forward a view, we would also urge you to ensure that your submission is supported by evidence. For example, if you wish to argue that two parishes should be included in the same ward, make sure you tell the Commission why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.
 
There is plenty more advice on our website about how you can get involved in the consultation and put your views forward. Log on towww.lgbce.org.uk to find out more. 

Posted by Parish Clerk.

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

CONSULTATION - ADVOCACY SERVICES ACROSS SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE

A public consultation has recently been announced on Advocacy Services across South Cambridgeshire. This could be for existing service users, potential service users, friends or carers of existing or potential service users, professionals or the wider public.
 
Both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are fully committed to the principles and benefits of independent advocacy and want the new service to build on the success of current and previous advocacy services. We are seeking feedback on the draft advocacy service specification. This feedback will be used to inform the final version of the advocacy service specification. This will be published once available.
 
Further information and a copy of the draft specification is available on Cambridgeshire County Council's website at:  http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/cons_details.aspx?ref=415  [[Please note this link ends in =415]]
 
The consultation questions can be downloaded from the link above, or completed online at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/G2KX0/  [[Please note this link ends in G2KX0/]]
 
The consultation is running from 23rd November 2015 to 20th February 2016.
 
Posted by Parish Clerk

Monday, 26 October 2015

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PLANNING MEETING 
Little Gransden Village Hall 
Thursday, 29 October 2015, 6.30 pm 
Main Item for discussion:
Proposal:
Demolition of existing property at No 34 Church Street and reconstruction of new property on plot
Application Ref:
S/2122/15/FL

Posted by Clerk

Friday, 16 October 2015

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

CONSULTATIONS - HAVE YOUR SAY!

The Parish Council has received notice of two consultations:

Cambridgeshire County Council budget consultation 
The County Council is currently consulting on the 2015/16 business plan. This consultation will run up until 8 November. 
 The direct link to the consultation is: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/budgetconsultation

Cambourne to Cambridge – better bus journeys
 
The consultation on better bus journeys for the Cambourne to Cambridge area runs until 23 November. The proposals aim to create speedy and reliable bus routes between Cambourne and Cambridge, including:
  • Bus lanes on existing roads
  • Bus-only routes
  • New Park & Ride
  • Pedestrian and cycling facilities
 
Leaflets are being distributed to residents and businesses near the proposed routes, households further afield will receive a postcard. The link to the project's web page for the online survey and further information: www.gccitydeal.co.uk/cambourne-to-cambridge.
 
The consultation will be widely publicised through various channels, including leaflets and posters at key locations, press releases and online; a questionnaire is online and included in the leaflet. Staffed drop-in exhibitions across the area will give residents the opportunity to look at proposals in more detail, ask questions and share their views:
 
St Neots
Tue 27 Oct
10:30-13:00
Tesco Extra, Barford Road, PE19 2SA
Bourn
Wed 28 Oct
17:00-20:00
Village Hall, Short Street, CB23 2SG
Coton
Thu 29 Oct
18:00-20:00
Village Hall, Coton, CB23 7PL
Cambridge
Mon 2 Nov
17:00-20:00
Roger Needham Building, University of Cambridge, CB3 0RB
Hardwick
Tue 3 Nov
17:00-20:00
Primary School, Hardwick, CB23 7RE
Cambourne
Wed 4 Nov
16:00-19:30
The Hub, High Street, CB23 6GW
Cambridge
Tue 10 Nov
17:00-20:00
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, CB3 0BU
St Neots
Wed 11 Nov
17:00-20:00
The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, PE19 2BH
Papworth Everard
Thu 12 Nov
18:00-20:00
The Vinter Room, Vinter Close, CB23 3RU
Highfields Caldecote
Wed 18 Nov
18:00-20:00
Caldecote Primary School, Highfields Road, CB23 7NX
Cambourne
Thu 19 Nov
11:00-13:30
Morrisons, Broad Street, CB23 6EY
 

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Sunday, 11 October 2015

LITTLE GRANSDEN VILLAGE HALL

The cafe will be open at the Village Hall on Wednesday 14 and 28 October from 11 am to 1 pm. Do come along! Everyone is welcome.

Posted by S Sullivan

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

LGPC Annual Return

The External Auditor's Report stated that on the basis of the review of the annual return, the information in the annual return was in accordance with proper practice and no matters had come to attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements had not been met. The appropriate notice has been placed on the noticeboard with a copy of the annual return (accounting statement, governance statement, external auditor's report and internal auditor's report), which may also be viewed on this website. The original may be viewed by appointment with the Clerk.  

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

PARISH COUNCIL

GET INVOLVED!
Public amenity/open space As a result of several new houses being built in Little Gransden, the Parish Council has a sum of money that must be spent on public open space. If you have any suggestions for how this sum, currently about £8,000, could be spent, please get in touch with the Clerk. ssulledit@aol.com Subject LGPC Section 106
Speedwatch Little Gransden will be operating a scheme jointly with Great Gransden, which will give the villages better coverage, especially of Main Road. Volunteers are needed – training will be given. Please contact Councillor Laura White wynn_laura@hotmail.com Subject LGPC Speedwatch
Worried about Japanese knotweed? Enforcement of control is by Natural England: see www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-the-spread-of-harmful-invasive-and-non-native-plants
Patient Transport Services - Consultation
Do you rely on transport services to meet hospital appointments? Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a public consultation on the future model for Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) for our area. The consultation runs to 19 November 2015. You can send your feedback to the CCG by filling in the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NEPTS

Posted by Parish Clerk