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.





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

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