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.

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’.