Parish Council

COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Chair: Robert Murden, 40 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden, SG19 3DP Tel:01767 677520 email bobmurdenlgpc@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.lgpc@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)

Mr Terence Burbidge, 11 The Drift, Lt Grnasden SG19 3DX Telephone: 07841 602586 email terryburbidgelgpc@gmail.com (co-opted 11 July 2019)


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.

Terry Burbidge (co-opted 11 July 2019)
I served as a soldier in the British army for over 20 years taking part in various operations and postings around the world. Since retiring from the army I have worked in space, defence and security for several government departments. I moved to Little Gransden in 2015 where I work mostly from home with occasional business meetings in and around London. My interests are mostly technical and I spend a fair amount of time on amateur radio experimentation with particular interest in the field of radio frequency design and antennas.

Monday, 30 March 2015

WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATION



 
END OF WORLD WAR II
COMMEMORATION/CELEBRATION
 

 
Little Gransden Village Hall has been booked for 31 August to commemorate and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. But what shall we do and who will do it? Volunteers are needed!
 
Come to an Open Meeting on Tuesday 14 April, 7.30 pm at Bowls Club Pavilion, Great Gransden
 
If you can't be there and want to be involved, all offers of help will be gratefully received! Contact John Gillett 677594
 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

SOUTH CAMBS TRANSPORT DIRECTORY

The Transport Directory for 2015-2016 gives details of Cambridge Park & Ride, The BikeBus Explorer, Concessionary bus passes, Blue Badge parking permits. bus operators, and community transport schemes such as 'Dial-a-rde, and Community Car Schemes. If you would like a copy please contact the Parish Clerk, ssulledit@aol.com telephone 01767 677906



ST NEOTS MUSEUM

The Parish Council supports St Neots Museum to enable residents to visit the Museum free of charge.
Exhibitions and events include: St Neots Art Group 11 March - 4 April
Pack Up Your Troubles! Saturday 11 April 
Life & Death 8 April - 2 May
Easter Family Activities 9 and 10 April
St Neots Regency Festival 25, 26 July
See www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk

Posted by Parish Clerk


Saturday, 14 March 2015

PARISH COUNCIL - PLANT SURVEY

Calling botanists! Sadly, Little Gransden's parish survey for dog's mercury will not take place this year, but records of this plant, which is an indicator species of old hedgerows and woodland, can still be sent to Councillor Adrian Penrose. Dog's mercury flowers during March and is best found during this month, so if you are not familiar with it, search for pictures on the web and start look for it when you go for a walk!

Nationwide,  the National Plant Monitoring Scheme was launched recently. The scheme is the first of its kind and asks for volunteers across the United Kingdom to visit a kilometre square local to them and record the plants they find there in several different plots. The scheme will enable us to explore how plants in different habitats are responding to changes in the environment.
 
This is a government backed scheme which is being delivered by a partnership comprising Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland; Centre for Ecology; Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Plantlife.
 
What support will volunteers get?
 
  • All volunteers registering for a square on www.npms.org.uk will receive a survey pack (survey guidance; species list; species guidebook)
  • All volunteers will  be able to access telephone and email support provided by the volunteer coordinator
  • All volunteers will be able to access free training courses
 
Additional information
  • Squares have been randomly selected across the UK and it is possible to see if there is a square in your area by visiting the website above.
  • Volunteers are asked to record up to 30 plant species in any one square or linear plot as long as it fits into 1 of  the 28 NPMS habitats
  • Volunteers carry out the survey of their plots 2 times per year
  • Volunteers may be individuals or small groups
 
If you would like to be involved, register on www.npms.org.uk

Posted by Parish Clerk.