Parish Council


Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3DP email (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 (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 (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 (Elected 3 May 2018; Vice-chair; Biodiversity & Tree Officer)

Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill Little Gransden SG19 3DP Co-opted 9 July 2020 email:


Mrs Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email

Office hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

Will be held at Little Gransden Village Hall, subject to Government guidelines and regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursdays at 7:30pm through 2021:

* 4 March

* 6 May (Annual General Meeting)

* 8 July (Annual Parish Meeting)

* 2 September
* 4 November

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings - because of Covid-19, please notify the Clerk in advance. Items that you 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 2021 are 4 February, 1 April, 3 June, 5 August, 7 October, 2 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.

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 -

Twitter -


Business survey:

Facebook -

Twitter -

 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 -
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

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

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

01480 214163

9Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk)

Funding News

Funding News
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’!N72188

01/07/2020: Co-op Local Community Fund – Applications Still Being Accepted in Some Areas!N72176

01/07/2020: GSK IMPACT Awards 2021 Open to Applications!N72172

01/07/2020: Screwfix Foundation Re-opens for Applications!N72177

26/06/2020: School Funding: Exceptional Costs Associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19)!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


to be held

at 7.30 p.m. on

Thursday 9 July 2020

Via Zoom Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703

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