Agenda (with Clerk's briefing notes) for Little Gransden Parish Council Meeting 5 November 2020.
COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS
Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3DP email email@example.com (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Trustee and Parish Council representative Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club)
John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Fullers Hill, Lt Gransden SG19 3BP email firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email email@example.com
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Friday, 30 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020
Updates from Duty Commissioner, South Cambridgeshire District Council
At this stage (15 October 2020), no national advice has been given on the tradition of trick or treating but please bear in mind that some people, especially those who have health problems and are vulnerable, may not be happy to have people calling on them.
The passing of sweets at the doorstep will be harder to do whilst maintaining a social distance and many hands dipping into a pot of sweets is going to increase the risk of transmission.
That doesn’t mean that people can’t enjoy Halloween. There are plenty of online articles with suggestions for alternative Halloween entertainment, such as pumpkin trails, spooky walks, craft activities and safe ways to leave treats out for people to collect.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has published guidance about safely marking Bonfire night during the pandemic. The emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual because of the cancellation of many organised public events leading to more people having displays and bonfires in their own gardens.
Head of Community Fire Safety, Group Commander Per Middleton has urged caution, saying: “While most people enjoy fireworks responsibly, they can quickly become a disaster and, in the wrong hands, they can cause injury and damage to property. Fireworks are explosives and should be treated with respect. Only use fireworks in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the firework safety code, ensuring all necessary safety precautions are taken.”
He added: “We would strongly discourage people from lighting bonfires in back gardens as they present significant risks to residents if they get out of hand. Not only this, but the smoke can also aggravate coronavirus symptoms for those that might be shielding or isolating.”
If you intend on buying fireworks for a home display, please follow the firework safety code:
- Only buy fireworks marked with a CE mark
- Don't drink alcohol if you're setting off fireworks
- Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them
- Light them at arm’s-length using a taper and stand well back
- Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if a firework hasn't gone off, it could still explode
- Never throw fireworks, and never put them in your pocket
- Respect your neighbours – don’t let off fireworks late at night and remember there are laws in place you must follow
- Take care with sparklers – never give them to children under five. Even when they've gone out, they can still be hot, so put sparklers in a bucket of water after use.
Pets find the noise of fireworks very stressful and are best kept indoors throughout the evening - and why not turn on some music to mask the noise? In a recent survey, 62 per cent of dog owners and 54 per cent of cat owners reported that their pets show signs of distress during fireworks season. The RSPCA’s Bang Out Of Order campaign encourages the responsible use of fireworks and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning their use.
Posted by Little Gransden Parish Clerk
Waresley and Gransden Woods SSSI Nature Reserve - Will be closed from 23 October due to poor ground conditions. (Browne’s Piece will remain open)
Hayley Wood - will be open as usual from the start of next week.
Gamlingay Wood - is open to the public arriving by foot. Parking on the track upto the wood has been reviewed by the landowner and the Wildlife Trust BCN. We hope to implement provision for parking as soon as farming and forestry operations allow.