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.

Friday, 7 June 2019

A428 Public consultation

Information from Highways England
The  public consultation on the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements launched on Monday 3 June 2019 and runs to 28 July.

About the scheme

The scheme aims to improve journeys between Milton Keynes and Cambridge with a new 10 mile dual carriageway between the Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet junction. We’re also creating and improving a number of junctions including a new three tier junction at Black Cat roundabout, which will allow traffic to flow freely on the A1 and the new dual carriageway.  The existing A428 between St Neots and Caxton Gibbet will be de-trunked and retained for local traffic, public transport, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

About the consultation 
 Visit any of the following consultation events where our team will be available to discuss our plans and answer your questions.

Venue
Date
Wyboston Training Centre (Oakley Suite), Wyboston Lakes,
Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL
Thursday 13 June
12:00 to 20:00

St Neots Priory Centre, Priory Lane St Neots,
Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BH
Friday 21 June
12:00 to 20:00

Wyboston Village Hall, Wyboston
Bedford MK44 3AG
Monday 24 June
12:00 to 20:00

Newton Primary School, Caxton End, Eltisley, St Neots,
Cambridgeshire, PE19 6TL
Saturday 29 June
10:00 to 16:00

Stuart Memorial Hall, Church Street, Tempsford, Sandy,
Bedfordshire, SG19 2AW
Tuesday 2 July
12:00 to 20:00

Yelling Village Hall, High Street, St Neots, PE19 6SB
Thursday 11 July
12:00 to 20:00

Doubletree by Hilton, Cambourne Cambridge Belfry, Back Lane,
Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6BW
Monday 15 July
12:00 to 20:00

Roxton Village Hall, High Street, Roxton,
Bedford MK44 3EA
Thursday 18 July
12:00 to 20:00


We also have arranged some pop-up style events in shopping centres and we will also be making use of Highways England’s engagement van to reach additional locations.  More details can be found on our website.

Printed and reference copies of our consultation materials are available to view at the following deposit points:
  • St Neots Library
  • Papworth Library
  • Cambourne Library
  • South Cambridgeshire Hall
  • Sandy Library
  • Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Milton Keynes Library

Get involved and take part in our consultation:
Post: Freepost A428 BLACK CAT TO CAXTON GIBBET
Call: 0300 123 5000


Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

Spring and Summer Activities at Little Gransden Airfield


Below is a list of dates when there will be special flying activity at Little Gransden Airfield.


·      Saturday 11 May  Open Club Event – flying all day from 10 am
·      Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 May – Training of the British Intermediated aerobatic team
·      Thursday 20th June to Sunday 23rd June – ‘Unlimited team training’
·      Late July – Model Aircraft Day
·      Sunday 25 August  Children in Need Air and Car show.  Flying from 1.00 to 5.00 pm.


For events at Cambridge Gliding Club (Gransden Lodge Airfield) please see the Club's website www.camgliding.uk

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Oil Scheme supports Gransdens Windmill

Little Gransden Parish Council agreed that Little Gransden's portion of the  rebate from Agricole's village oil scheme should be combined with Great Gransden's and support the Gransden's Windmill restoration project (a total amount of £45). For details of Agricole's oil scheme see www.agricoleoil.co.uk

Cambridge Gliding Club Open Day

Cambridge Gliding Club will be holding an open day on Sunday, 5 May 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm at Gransden Lodge Airfield - access is via the Longstowe Road. For full details see www.camgliding.uk

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council AGM and Ordinary Meeting 2 May 2019

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Annual General Meeting followed by Ordinary Parish Council Meeting  2 May 2019 7.30 pm Village Hall

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Gransden Church Services Holy Week and Easter 2019

Benefice of Great Gransden, with Little Gransden, Abbotsley and Waresley.

Here are details of church services for Holy Week and Easter.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Agenda for Little Gransden Annual Parish Meeting 28 March 2019

Agenda for Little Gransden Annual Parish Meeting 28 March 2019, 7.30 pm, Little Gransden Village Hall

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 28 March 2019

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 28 March 2019, 7 pm, Village Hall.
Please note that this will precede the Annual Parish Meeting (7.30 pm).

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Saturday, 9 February 2019

St Neots Museum Spring leaflet 2019

Here is the spring leaflet for St Neots Museum, listing all the exhibitions and events through to Easter. See also www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk

Friday, 1 February 2019

Vacancy for Parish Councillor



Following the resignation of Laura White, a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor exists. As an election has not been called for, the Parish Council may now proceed to co-opt a replacement for Laura. 

If you are thinking of becoming a councillor and would like to know more of what is involved, please contact the Clerk or a current member of the Parish Council. To be a parish councillor you must be:
·      A British Citizen 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.

Posted by Parish Clerk.

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 7 February 2019 6pm Little Gransden Village Hall.

East–West Rail Consultation



The first of the East–West Rail consultations are about to take place.
Parish Councillor Jefferies will present an update following a telephone briefing on 25 January at the next Parish Council planning meeting on 7 February - 6 pm Village Hall.

You can find out more and submit your own thoughts by looking at:


Consultation events are scheduled for the following locations:

St Neots: Monday 11 February, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH
Bedford: Friday 15 February, 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Scott Hall, Barford Avenue, Bedford MK42 0DS
Bassingbourn: Saturday 16 February, 10am – 2pm
Bassingbourn Community Primary School, Brook Road, Bassingbourn SG8 5NP
Potton: Tuesday 19 February3.30pm – 7.30pm
Potton and District Club34 Station Road, Potton, Sandy SG19 2PZ
Cambridge: Friday 22 February, 3.30pm – 7.30pm
The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge CB2 1RU
Orwell: Tuesday 26 February, 2pm – 6pm
Orwell Village Hall, 32-66 High St, Orwell, Royston SG8 5QN
Sandy: Friday 1 March, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Sandy Village Hall, Medusa Way, Sandy SG19 1BN 
Cambourne: Saturday 2 March, 10:00pm – 2:00pm
Cambridge Belfry, Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6BW



Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Notice of Casual Vacancy Little Gransden Parish Council


 We regret to announce that Mrs Laura White has resigned from the Parish Council because of family commitments. We thank her for her work for the community.
The formal notice of vacancy is below. 


PARISH COUNCIL OF LITTLE GRANSDEN

Vacancy for Parish Councillor


Following the resignation of Laura White a vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor.

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the said electoral area submit a written request within 14 days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays) from the date below, and if no such request is made the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Requests should be addressed to:

The Electoral Registration Officer
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridge
CB3 6EA

If sufficient requests are not received, the Parish Council may co-opt a councillor.

Date 9 January 2019
Sylvia Sullivan – Parish Clerk


A copy of this notice has been placed on the noticeboard.