Parish Council


Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3DP email (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Trustee and Parish Council representative Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club)

Robert Murden, 40 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden, SG19 3DP Tel:01767 677520 email (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 (Co-opted 3 May 2018; co-ordinator Information Signs working party;

Oliver Hipwell, Hill Farm, 8 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN Tel: 07944 547685 email (Elected 3 May 2018; Vice-chair; Biodiversity & Tree Officer)

Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill Little Gransden SG19 3DP Co-opted 9 July 2020 email:


Mrs Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email

Office hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

Will be held at Little Gransden Village Hall, subject to Government guidelines and regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays at 7:30pm through 2021:

* 4 March

* 6 May (Annual General Meeting)

* 8 July (Annual Parish Meeting)

* 2 September
* 4 November

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings - because of Covid-19, please notify the Clerk in advance. Items that you 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 2021 are 4 February, 1 April, 3 June, 5 August, 7 October, 2 December.

Planning applications may be viewed on the 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.

Jaco Koen
Born in South Africa I became a naturalised British citizen in 2009. Moving to Little Gransden in February 2016 with my wife Estelle and daughter Lani, we have fallen in love with the village, the surroundings and the people here. As a keen DIY'er I keep busy at home on weekends, and during the week I am the Managing Director of RNT Tanks and Silos Ltd, located in Gamlingay. Previous to this I have worked in Life Sciences for various companies in the UK and abroad. There have also been a few years in Botswana, where I started a commercial hydroponic farm growing tomatoes for the local market. Although I enjoy the basic things in life, I appreciate the importance of progress and am a student in getting his balance right. If successful, I would offer both my managerial and practical skills and experience to the benefit of the council and the residents of Little Gransden.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Little Gransden Parish Council Cashbook 2018/19

Little Gransden Parish Council Cashbook 2018/19

Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Return 2018/19

Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19, including Certificate of Exemption, Accounting Statement, Annual Governance Statement, Annual Internal Audit Report.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options  – Upcoming Consultation

Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options  – Upcoming Consultation in January 2020 
It is a very exciting time for Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, with work underway on a new joint Local Plan that will affect the future of Greater Cambridge over the next 20 years.  

The Councils are preparing to carry out a public consultation called: Greater Cambridge Local Plan – The First Conversation.  The consultation will start the conversation about the kind of place we want Greater Cambridge to be in the future. It will explore the ‘big themes’ –climate change, biodiversity, social inclusion and great places - that will influence how homes, jobs and infrastructure are planned, and where growth might go.   

This is advance notice that consultation will run between 9am Monday 13 January and 5pm Monday 24 February 2020.  

During the consultation we will be taking a pop-up ‘roadshow’ to places around the area.

We will also be holding a ‘Big Debate’ on the evening of 18 February, where we are inviting local groups to share their ideas about what should be in the Local Plan, in a fun, provocative and lively public event. If you are interested in being one of the groups to present, please contact Hana Loftus at Also look out for details about how to book your seat in the audience on the night, when we open the consultation in January. 

The consultation will go live on 13 January – you will be able to explore all the material, and share your views, on  

If you would like further information or have any questions please contact us by  or calling 01954 713183. 

Stephen Kelly 
Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development  
for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire 

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

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: 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 

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.
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:

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

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

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

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. 

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:,uk/S/futurebus or telephone 07377001512

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

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
Museum Tel: 01480 214 163 Mobile: 07836 744 939
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


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’.