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)

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.


Saturday, 25 April 2020

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update from South Cambs District Council

The weekly email from South Cambs District Council leader, Bridget Smith included:


  • The importance of reminding yourselves and each other to care for your own mental health as well as that of residents –  Every Mind Matters 
  • A reminder to encourage residents not to delay seeking medical help. Urgent care for conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, and care for longer-term physical or mental health concerns that may naturally deteriorate over time, should be sought as usual. The sooner people seek help, the better their outcomes. 
  • Guidance from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults and Children Board:
    • ‘If you see something, say something’ 
    •  how to help as volunteers 
  • Requests from Fire and Police services about safety, including encouraging residents to be considerate and not have bonfires, and to encourage residents to be aware of ‘Distraction burglaries’ 
  • You can view all current FAQs on the South Cambs website. Updates this week include:
    • Support for unpaid carers who may be struggling to cope
    • Updates on working with pharmacies, including how volunteers can collect residents’ prescriptions from hospitals, and how residents can pay online for prescriptions
    • Support for carers with a focus on caring for those with learning disabilities / autism
    • Support for residents seeking supermarket vouchers. 
    • Some guidance for people who are bereaved
  • South Cambs  will regularly update their website with information about funding to support the work you’re doing – please regularly check our dedicated page for the latest information

For more information see the South Cambs District Council website, or contact our village support group Bluebell-19 which has its own page on Facebook. 

Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk



Monday, 20 April 2020

Stay at Home Street Party

Stay-at-Home Street Party!
to commemorate 75th anniversary of VE Day
Friday 8th May 2020
Decorate your house red, white and blue and enjoy a picnic in your front garden to celebrate the end of World War II

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Wildlife Trust - Gransden/Waresley and Hayley Woods

The Wildlife Trust has informed us that following closure owing to exceptionally wet weather, Gransden/Waresley Woods have now been reopened, although the car park remains closed.
Hayley Wood has also been reopened.

Posted by Clerk, Little Gransden Parish Council

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Mobile library suspended services

News from mobile library
As you are probably aware with the current emergency with the coronavirus outbreak, all of Cambridgeshire libraries and mobile libraries are closed for the foreseeable future. So there will be no visits from the mobile library until further notice. I have renewed all items on loan for a further 2 months until 5thJune 2020  and will let you know when I am able to return to visiting with the mobile library, . I will miss you all while not being able to visit.
But for now please keep all items bagged up when finished, as I expect all items will end up being received back and going into a quarantine period before we can deal with them.
David Hamilton, librarian, mobile library

Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Recycling points closed

Recycling points closed
Due to the impacts of the coronavirus and restrictions on movement, many of the operators who empty clothing and other recycling banks at our recycling points are unable to collect from them. To avoid them overflowing and making a mess, and the items being wasted, please can you help us to discourage residents from taking their items to the banks at this time. Some of you have already shared our social media posts relating to service updates, which is really helpful. You can find them all at:
 
South Cambridgeshire District Council:
Twitter: @SouthCambs
 
Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service:
Twitter: @GtrCamRecycles
 

Information from South Cambridgeshire District Council posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk.