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.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Waresley and Gransden Woods Footpath Closure

Some paths are closed off to the public to prevent damage during poor weather.
Please refer to webpage for updates www.wildlifebcn.org/

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Survey re Voluntary and Community Sector

Have your say! 

Next year, we will be jointly commissioning our Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Capacity Building Partnership(s) with Peterborough City Council. In Cambridgeshire, this service is currently provided by Support Cambridgeshire - a partnership of Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations, Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service and Cambridgeshire ACRE.
To help shape the service we commission, we would really appreciate it if you could complete this short survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TW7A6/ by Friday 13 December 2019.
Apologies if you get this email multiple times but we are keen to reach as many people as possible.
Thanks in advance for your help



Diane Lane
Strengthening Communities Team
Cambridgeshire County Council
Diane.Lane@cambridgeshire.gov.uk 

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 5 September 2019

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 5 September 2019

Little Gransden Parish Council News - November 2019

Several notices below – take a moment to scroll down to see how you are affected or can contribute.
FAST FIBRE BROADBAND FOR LITTLE GRANSDEN
Please sign up to the Community Fibre Partnership. We need registered interest of everyone in Little Gransden who would like a faster broadband connection. Openreach will then calculate the cost of running new fibre cable to each resident or business and assist with application for vouchers under the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme. The more households that register the more money will be available.

The only information we need from you to register interest is:
Name, Postcode, Address, Landline Number, whether you are a SME or residential property.

Parish Councillors will be knocking on doors to collect your details if you are interested, alternatively you can email your details to: oliverhipwell.lgpc@gmail.com

Your details will be kept only in relation to this initiative.

ROAD CLOSURE MAIN ROAD
The County Council has advised that Main Road, Little Gransden (B1046) will be closed from 2­–4 December for works to replace overhead cables.

PLANT A TREE!
The Woodland Trust is encouraging everyone to plant trees, and has a number of packs of trees or hedging on offer at favourable prices. If you don’t have room to plant several trees, why not get together with some neighbours to share a pack? The birth of a new baby can also be celebrated by purchasing a tree or dedicating one at one of the Woodland Trust’s sites. See www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

LET’S GET MOVING!
The Let’s Get Moving Campaign is to promote more physical activity among residents of South Cambridgeshire. A new class for Circuit Training has started at Little Gransden Village Hall, adding to the other physical activities offered in the hall, including yoga, Pilates, bowls, badminton and at the fortnightly NAFFI club table tennis and boccia. 

BUS USER/NON-USER SURVEY
Public to have say on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough radical bus reform: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has launched a public survey on bus services as part of an ongoing radical reform of its bus network. From November 4th, there will be a six-week survey to canvas public views on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bus services and how they can be improved. You can feed back on the current bus network, through a survey that can be completed online or by phone. Respondents will be asked to comment on levels of satisfaction and a range of suggested improvements including more frequent services, an expansion of the bus network and new routes. Other ideas include greater use of technology such as driverless shuttles and more use of alternative fuels such as electric buses. The results of the survey with the public will be used as an evidence base for a plan for how to improve the bus network. Deadline: 15 December Contact: www.smartsurvey.co,uk/S/futurebus or telephone 07377001512

A VERY VICTORIAN EVENING
7 December 2019
Little Gransden Church 6 pm
Tickets £6/£4
Join us for an evening of music, poetry and story-telling from the Revellers in partnership with The Gransden Lady Singers.
Tickets from Gransden Food & Wine and the Crown & Cushion or see www.roundaboutrevellers.com
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Saturday, 2 November 2019

Little Gransden Church Bazaar

Little Gransden Church Annual Autumn Bazaar
Saturday 9 November 2019
2.30 p.m.
Little Gransden Village Hall
Books, Cakes, Teas, Tombolas, Toys, White Elephant, Raffles
proceeds to Little Gransden Church for day-to-day running expenses

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 7 November 2019

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Meet the Romans!


St Neots Museum
  Press Release

For further information contact:
Liz Davies, Curator
www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk
Museum Tel: 01480 214 163 Mobile: 07836 744 939
email: curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk 
Also follow us on facebook @stneotsmuseum or twitter @StNeotsMuseum

Meet the Romans Day

Meet the Romans!
Saturday 14th September 2019
11.00am – 4.00pm

Come and meet the Romans at St Neots Museum on 14th September. The Longthorpe re-enactment legion from Peterborough will be with us, resplendent in replica armour, to talk about what life was like for the soldiers and locals in and around Roman St Neots.
Visit the museum and find out about life in our area almost 2,000 years ago. Try on the armour and discuss the weapons and battle tactics with an expert, discover the work people did, the clothes they wore, the cosmetics they used, what happened if they became sick and their religious beliefs.
Around St Neots the countryside was a patchwork of small farms and growing settlements some of which seem have been home to wealthy Iron Age family groups. The Kimbolton coin hoard, which contains 68 gold coins, minted in the late Iron Age period 50 BC – AD 30 demonstrates the wealth of the an individual or group of people who lived in the Kimbolton area, in the period just before the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43.
The coin hoard will be on display along with our exhibition about the coins and Iron Age Huntingdonshire. 
For this special event entry to the museum will be £2.00 for each adult and free for children.
Pop-up café available all day.

St Neots Museum, 8 New Street, St Neots 
Tel: 01480 214163
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Admission Free to Local Residents
Visitors: Adults £3.00, Seniors £2.00 & Children £1.00

Monday, 2 September 2019

Roundabout - village newsletter

Unfortunately the village newsletter, Roundabout magazine, will be delivered a few days late this month.

However, you can now view future editions of Roundabout online by going to:



Saturday, 31 August 2019

Friday, 30 August 2019

Consultations




LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS – Have your say!
The following public consultations are currently running. They can be viewed on line and you can give your views.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local Transport Plan
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has prepared a draft Local Transport Plan which they are now consulting upon. The deadline for comments is Friday 27 September 2019. There are several different ways of providing feedback to the plan including an online questionnaire. If you wish to find out more information about the plan there are links to all the relevant documents and how to comment on the Combined Authority’s website. There is a frequently asked questions section that provides a good introduction to the plan. Within our area there is one consultation event that has yet to take place • Cambridge, Sat 14 Sep, 10am-3pm, Cambridge Central Library, Lion Yard SCDC and Cambridge City are responding to this consultation.

New Joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan
Workshops have been held for different groups including parish councils and residents associations to start thinking about what the next joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan will include. For those who were not able to attend these sessions there is a YouTube video that gives a taster. There will be public consultation on Issues and Options for the new joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan in the autumn 2019 so there will be an opportunity for everyone who is interested in the Greater Cambridge area to have their say in shaping the future of this area.

Draft Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction (SPD) Proposals to help make new housing developments as green as possible have been published by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council – and local people are being encouraged to have their say. The draft guide to sustainable design and construction will, when adopted, give developers a clear steer on what is expected of them to reduce the environmental impact of developments. This includes setting out the need to minimise carbon emissions, flood risks, pollution and pressure on water sources. This is all aimed at helping to ensure any development enhances the natural environment, leaving it in a better condition than before it took place. Planning applications received since the current South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge Local Plans were adopted last year need to include sufficient detail to demonstrate how developers intend to meet the sustainability policy requirements. Local people, businesses and interested groups are being encouraged to comment on the draft SPD until 5pm on Monday 23 September 2019.

NATIONAL NEWS Creating space for beauty: interim report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission is an independent body that is advising government on how to promote and increase the use of high quality design for new build homes and neighbourhoods. In their interim report published on 9 July 2019 they have set out their work to date – ‘Creating space for beauty’.




A Sidecar Named Despair!

On behalf of Little Gransden Village Hall, we are delighted to announce:


A Sidecar Named Despair!

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 7.30 pm
Little Gransden Village Hall
Tickets £12 (£10 aged 18 and under) from Great Gransden Village Stores or Sylvia Sullivan 01767 677906

Professional theatre comes once again to Little Gransden Village Hall with a welcome return by Common Ground Theatre Company, this time with a rip-roaring black comedy. Original, zany and unpredictable, after The Old Curiosity Shop  and The Mariner, you know for sure it will be good!

Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike.
www.commongroundtc.co.uk


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Complaints policy and form

If you have a complaint please complete the attached form and return it to the Parish Clerk at Clerk.lgpc@aol.com

If you have a complaint about flying activity at Cambridge Gliding Club or Little Gransden Airfield please contact the body concerned directly. You may like to send a copy of your complaint to Little Gransden Parish Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

A428 consultation - have your say!

Reminder! The public consultation will close on 28 July - you can respond online at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/a428


Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 2 May 2019

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 2 May 2019 – Annual General Meeting followed by Ordinary Meeting.

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 28 March 2019

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 28 March 2019

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 6 June 2019

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 6 June 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Time Travellers 2019 The Mill

The Revellers invite you to Time Travellers 2019 The Mill.  Seven short scenes inspired by the windmill, written and performed by local people.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, 2,00 pm and 5.30 pm performances.
Tickets - see www.ticketsource.co.uk  or phone 0333 666 3366

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