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, 13 December 2018

Christmas greetings!

Little Gransden Parish Council wishes all residents a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

The next Parish Council meeting will be on 3 January.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 6 December 2018

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting, Thursday, 6 December 2018, 6 p.m., Village Hall.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

News on Trees


Good news – South Cambridgeshire District Council has appointed a new adviser on trees and tree-planting.  

If local householders need advice, a tailored guide is available at https://www.forestry.gov.uk/PDF/FCMS026.pdf/$FILE/FCMS026.pdf, called 'Managing trees for safety'. 

The Great British Elm Search
The Great British Elm Search is recording mature elm trees across the UK to build an accessible, public database that records the state of the elm population and potentially disease-resistant trees. Your help is needed to record mature elms and update the records, which are verified by a group of elm experts. More information at https://www.conservationfoundation.co.uk/elms/map

Posted by S Sullivan on behalf of Little Gransden Parish Council, Councillor Oliver Hipwell (Tree Warden)

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 1 November 2018

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 1 November 2018
Little Gransden Village Hall
Booking enquiries to phyllis@jaquest5.plus.com, telephone 01767 677313
 
Regular Activities at the hall as at October 2018
Monday - Ballet, Yoga
Tuesday - Buzzi Bodies Mother & Baby group, Brownies, Badminton
Wednesday - Coffee & Cakes, Carpet Bowls
Thursday - Pilates
Friday - Yoga, Youth Club
 

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Agenda for Planning Meeting 11 October 2018

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting Thursday 11 October 2018

Friday, 28 September 2018

Reminder – road closure!

Reminder – the road between Great Gransden and Waresley will be closed on Sunday 30 September. Waresley Parish Council asks residents to use alternative routes on that day.

Winter Gritting - volunteers wanted

The County Council would like to thank the volunteers that took part in our Community Gritting Scheme during a very challenging winter season last year.  
 
For those hearing about the Community Gritting Scheme for the first time it is a scheme where Local volunteers can help to keep their community moving in freezing weather. Under this scheme, the parish or town council agrees specific routes in their area which are important to the local community and agrees them with the county council.   
 
If you would like to help, please contact the Clerk or one of your Parish Councillors before 25 October. 
For further information please see our web page:
 

 

Monday, 17 September 2018

Fifth Parish Councillor co-opted for Little Gransden

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that at the Parish Council meeting on 6 September 2018 Mrs Noushin Rostami of 34 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden  was co-opted to fill the vacancy remaining since the election in May.
Noushin introduces herself:


“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 4 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 what legacy we leave for our future generations, living in this area.”

Road closure Gransden–Waresley Sunday 30 September


Waresley-cum-Tetworth Parish Council advises that work is to be carried out that will involve closure of the Gransden–Waresley Road on Sunday 30 September. 
Road users will be asked to use alternative routes. 
WPC assures you that inconvenience to local residents will be kept to a minimum.

Minutes for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 12 July 2018

Minutes for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 12 July 2018.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Friday, 10 August 2018

Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Return 2017/18

Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18, including Certificate of Exemption, Internal Auditor's Statement, Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statements.

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 5 April 2018

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 5 April 2018.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Thunderstorms - advice on power cuts

From UK Power Networks

You may have seen the forecast of unsettled weather over the next few days with heavy rain and lightning affecting parts of the East and South East of England.

We are currently monitoring the weather closely and we are in regular contact with the Met Office as the forecast develops.

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead and underground power lines, resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.

You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
·         Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
·         Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
·         Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.

If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website:ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:

@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of the current extreme weather. Call 105 to report a power cut and visithttps://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare  

Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visithttps://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information.

Posted by S Sullivan, Clerk

Friday, 4 May 2018

Parish Council election



Three nominations were received for the Parish Council Elections on 3 May: Councillors Oliver Hipwell, Robert Murden, and Laura White offered themselves for re-election. 
            There was an uncontested election for the Parish Council. Two vacancies for Councillors exist – if you would like to serve your community in this role, please contact the Clerk or a Parish Councillor.
To be a parish councillor you must be:
·      A British Citizenm or of the Commonwealth or European Union
·      Over 18 years old
·      Have resided in the parish or within 3 miles of it for at least 12 months or have your principal or only place of work in that area.
More information about roles and responsibilities can be found on www.cpalc.org.uk