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.

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