Parish Council

COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3DP email nrostami.lgpc@gmail.com (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 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;

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


Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill Little Gransden SG19 3DP Co-opted 9 July 2020 email: jacokoen.lgpc@gmail.com

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
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings will be held using remote video conferencing, unless advised otherwise, on the following Thursdays at 7:30pm through 2020:

* 9 July (revised date)
* 3 September
* 5 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 2020 are 6 February. 2 April, 4 June, 6 August, 1 October, 3 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.





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