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, 12 September 2020

Mobile library returns

The good news is that the mobile library is returning to visit Little Gransden starting Friday 2nd October 2020. We have had the mobile vehicle risk assessed and service can now resume, but with restrictions to access and precautions in place. Sadly there will no browsing the books allowed as in all libraries at the moment.

So you can either use the Select and collect service via the Cambridgeshire libraries website which would be a chosen random selection of titles, or access the library catalogue and placing an order for specific titles which I can bring on a future visit, if they are available.  All books returning will be put into 3 days' quarantine before they are taken off your library records.

The library service may have sent you the following via an email with all the relevant links to the website.

We will be returning to our regular stops, but unfortunately access to the vehicle is limited to help keep staff safe and we will be providing books selected in advance.

Customers can pre-order books to collect from our usual reservation servicehttps://cambridgeshire.spydus.co.uk currently FREE of charge, or the New Select and Collect service which allows you to request a collection of books based on your tasteshttps://cambridgeshire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Select_and_Collect or by calling 0345 045 5225

Simply choose the mobile library as a pick up point and order as far in advance as possible to ensure a selection is ready and issued for you to pick up from your stop (ideally a week in advance, but we will do our best with forms received after this).

Posted by Parish Clerk on behalf of Huntingdon Library Services

Minutes of meeting of Little Gransden Parish Council 6 August 2020

 Minutes of meeting of Little Gransden Parish Council 6 August 2020

Friday, 28 August 2020

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting Thursday 6 August 6.30 pm

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting Thursday 6 August 6.30 pm via Zoom video conferencing


Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Reopening High Streets Safely - business and residents survey

Dear Parish Councils,

 

We have a business and residents survey out as part of our Reopening High Street Safely project. Supporting our local businesses is a priority for us, especially now with our local businesses having been impacted by Covid-19.

 

We would appreciate it if you could please help us distribute these surveys widely over your own social media platforms to reach as many businesses as possible.

 

Please find the following links;

 

Resident survey:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SouthCambridgeshireDistrictCouncil/photos/a.155464601178391/3186113764780111/?type=3&theater

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SouthCambs/status/1286316452392427521?s=20

 

Business survey:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SouthCambridgeshireDistrictCouncil/photos/a.155464601178391/3198049206919900/?type=3&theater

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SouthCambs/status/1287790333313667073?s=20

 Katherine Southwood | Covid-19 Community Response Patch 5 Lead

 

Development Officer A14

Health & Environmental Services


Posted by Clerk to Little Gransden Parish Council

Friday, 24 July 2020

Revised Library at Home Service

Revised Library at Home Service

Cambridgeshire Libraries can now accept new referrals to the Revised Library@Home Service. This service is open to Cambridgeshire Residents who fit a set criterion: 

The service is for anyone who usually relies heavily on reading books or listening to audiobooks AND who is housebound, shielding or isolating due to age or health conditions under the current COVID-19 Government guidelines.

People accepted for this service will be contacted by a member of the Library@Home Team who will arrange a doorstep delivery of specially chosen books/audiobooks. Deliveries will be monthly (by prior arrangement) and previously loaned books/audiobooks will be picked up when new ones are delivered.

To enquire about the Revised Library@Home Service you can contact us:
By email - volunteers@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
By phone – 07442 022 926  or 07342 700308
A member of Library@Home team will respond to the referral.

Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk
 

Thursday, 16 July 2020

New Parish Councillor

Mr Jaco Koen was co-opted as a member of Little Gransden Parish Council at the meeting on 9 July 2020. This means that we now have a full complement of councillors, which will be a great help to fulfilling the role of the parish council.

Posted by S Sullivan, Clerk.

General Privacy Notice

Little Gransden Parish Council General Privacy Notice

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 14 May 2020

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 14 May 2020

Friday, 10 July 2020

Valuing Nature andOpen Space Survey

Natural Cambridgeshire has put together this simple and quick survey to gather evidence about how people used natural open space, parks and the countryside during lockdown. We are interested in whether people’s attitudes to the natural world have changed as a result of lockdown and what more needs to be done now to encourage more people to enjoy and value the natural world.
Please take a few minutes to fill it in. Thank you!
Click the link to go to the survey.

Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

St Neots Museum Reopens

St Neots Museum Reopens
Trustees, staff and volunteers are pleased to announce that the museum is at last able to reopen to the public from Tuesday 7th July. During July the museum will remain closed on Saturdays but will reopen fully from Saturday 8th August 2020. Social distancing measures will remain in place, limiting the numbers who can visit the museum at any one time.

Throughout the museum we have put in place the safety measures needed to keep the public, as well as our staff and volunteers as safe as possible while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We are also delighted to announce a new temporary exhibition, The Upcycling Crafter by local artist Frances Corlett.  The exhibition features her striking pictures made from stamps, sweet wrappers and tickets. From underground tube maps revealed as the London skyline to old stamps reimagined as everything from flowers to tractors and lamas, and not forgetting her dogs made from chocolate wrappers. The exhibition is fun and a great advert for recycling. All the pictures are for sale and make unique inexpensive gifts ranging in price from £12 - £38, do call in and have a look.

Frances Corlett writes:

I love to create and decorate items using materials that most people discard. I started a few years ago when my Mother gave me my old stamp collection that I had as a child. What was I going to do with it? The stamps were fascinating to look at, so much history and brought back childhood memories. I decided they needed displaying so I started to use them to make pictures. That got me thinking what other everyday items could I use? I started taking labels off tins and saving sweet wrappers. My hobby turned into a little business and I named it JessAmy Designs after my two daughters Jess and Amy. I’m always looking for new ways to create and give a new life to something that most people throw away. I’m passionate about the environment and what we need to do to Save our planet, my creations show what can be done with items that get thrown away. I love the fun quirky and uniqueness of the items I create, I hope you do too.

Curator, Liz Davies says:

We are all looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the museum and being able to share the story of the town and the surrounding villages.

St Neots Museum pandemic safety measures for reopening the museum:

·         Deep clean of museum before reopening

·         Introduced warning and advice signage at entrance door

·         All internal doors held open & hands-free to reduce touching

·         Large sturdy Perspex barrier built around reception desk

·         Clear signage about 2M social distancing in museum

·         Limit of 3 groups or families in the museum at any one time

·         Removal of all handling interactive exhibits

·         All payments contactless if possible

·         Hand sanitiser available

·         Disposable face masks available

·         Regular cleaning throughout the day of heavy use areas

·         Regular monitoring of visitor numbers

St Neots Museum is a registered charity no:800074


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Liz Davies, Curator
Lesley Sainsbury, Learning & Development Officer

The Curator works Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10.00am - 4.00pm 
The Learning & Development Officer works Tuesday to Friday inc, 09.00 am - 4.00pm

If you have received this email in error or no longer wish to receive our emails please contact us and we will remove you from our contacts. we do not share your information with any other contacts. 
If your email arrives on a day when we are not at work there may be a delay before we are able to reply.

St Neots Museum
The Old Court
8 New Street
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 1AE

01480 214163

9Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk)

Funding News

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Funding News
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Registering for the funding news service ensures you are kept up to date with the latest funding news. The following news articles have been published in the last week. To view the full details of any news article, simply click on its title.
02/07/2020: Government’s New £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund to Open in ‘Due Course’
https://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/supportcambs/Launch/News/851f0526850a446dbac424f0fb89e3c9/GRUKBP3!N72188

01/07/2020: Co-op Local Community Fund – Applications Still Being Accepted in Some Areas
https://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/supportcambs/Launch/News/851f0526850a446dbac424f0fb89e3c9/GRUKBP3!N72176

01/07/2020: GSK IMPACT Awards 2021 Open to Applications
https://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/supportcambs/Launch/News/851f0526850a446dbac424f0fb89e3c9/GRUKBP3!N72172

01/07/2020: Screwfix Foundation Re-opens for Applications
https://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/supportcambs/Launch/News/851f0526850a446dbac424f0fb89e3c9/GRUKBP3!N72177

26/06/2020: School Funding: Exceptional Costs Associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/supportcambs/Launch/News/851f0526850a446dbac424f0fb89e3c9/GRUKBP3!N72148

Posted by Parish Clerk at request of N Rostami, Chair of Little Gransden Parish Council

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 9 July 2020

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 9 July 2020


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

to be held

at 7.30 p.m. on

Thursday 9 July 2020




Via Zoom Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703

Password: 299748

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Working safely during Covid-19

A host of information on working safely and risk management during the Covid-19 outbreak is available on the Government website. Businesses looking to start up work again may find the following link useful:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Waresley and Gransden Woods

The Wildlife Trust car park at Waresley and Gransden Nature Reserve has been re-opened. 
 The permitted access points to the wood can be seen on the webpage https://www.wildlifebcn.org/waresley

 
 

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Agenda for Little Gransden AGM and Parish Council Meeting 14 May 2020

Notice of Little Gransden AGM and Parish Council Meeting 14 May 2020


Meeting ID: 848 3350 6584
Password: 731609


Please Note: Due to restrictions currently in place around COVID-19, there will be no physical meeting. Those who wish to comment on any item on the agenda during the Open Forum are invited to join the Parish Council via the ‘Zoom’ App. (Meeting ID 848 3350 6584. Password 731609). Councillors will not be making decisions about items not on the agenda. Any personal information given will be dealt with in line with the Parish Council’s General Privacy Notice.


Draft minutes of meeting 5 March 2020
Statement of Accounts for 2019/2020