LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP emailnrostami.lgpc@gmail.com (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Trustee and Parish Council representative for Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club) John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Little Gransden SG19 3BP email jrjefferies@btinternet.com (Elected 3 May 2018; co-ordinator Information Signs Working Party) Oliver Hipwell, Hill Farm, 8 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN Tel: 017944 547685 email oliverhipwell.lgpc@gmail.com (Elected 3 May 2019; Vice-chair; Biodiversity and Tree Officer) Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP email: jacokoen.lgpc@gmail.com (Co-opted 9 July 2020) Emma Ward 6 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN emmaward.lgpc@gmail.com (co-opted 6 January 2022) Clerk: Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email clerk.lgpc@aol.com Office hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

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.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

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

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, 17 May 2019

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