Parish Council

COUNCILLORS AND CONTACT DETAILS Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP emailnrostami.lgpc@gmail.com (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Trustee and Parish Council representative for Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club) John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Little Gransden SG19 3BP email jrjefferies@btinternet.com (Elected 3 May 2018; co-ordinator Information Signs Working Party) Oliver Hipwell, Hill Farm, 8 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN Tel: 017944 547685 email oliverhipwell.lgpc@gmail.com (Elected 3 May 2019; Vice-chair; Biodiversity and Tree Officer) Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP email: jacokoen.lgpc@gmail.com (Co-opted 9 July 2020) Clerk: Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email clerk.lgpc@aol.com Office hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

Friday, 1 October 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting 7 October 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting Thursday 7 October 2021 6 p.m. Little Gransden Village Hall.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan - Public Consultation

Little Gransden Parish Council has received the following notice of Public Consultation: Gamlingay Parish Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan for its parish to us (South Cambridgeshire District Council, SCDC) on 26 August 2021, along with its supporting documents. You have received this email because you are a consultee or have asked to be notified. We are now seeking your views on the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner and can proceed towards a referendum. Comments can be submitted to SCDC between 9am on Monday 27 September and 5pm on Tuesday 23 November 2021. We are extending the usual period of 6 weeks when comments can be submitted to ensure that everyone can have access to the planning documents. How can I make comments? There are a number of ways that you can comment: By using the online consultation system: https://oc2.greatercambridgeplanning.org/ By emailing us at neighbourhood.planning@greatercambridgeplanning.org By writing to us at Planning Policy Team, SCDC, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA Please include your name, and both your postal and email addresses with any comments so we can keep you informed on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan. Where can I view the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents? To view the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents, visit: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/planning/local-plan-and-neighbourhood-planning/gamlingay-neighbourhood-plan/ For the duration of the consultation, it will be possible to inspect hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents in the public reception area in our offices in Cambourne. These offices are now open on limited days of the week. Please note that if you wish to view the documents you must book an appointment first via the booking service on our website. Within Gamlingay parish you will be able to inspect the documents in the library within the Eco Hub – Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, Sandy. SG19 3JR. The opening times of the library are available on the Eco Hub website You can also request a hard copy of these documents by Telephoning us at 0345 045 5215 emailing us at neighbourhood.planning@greatercambridgeplanning.org What is the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan? A Neighbourhood Plan is a way for communities to take a proactive approach to deciding the future of the places where they live and work. Once ‘made’ (adopted) a Neighbourhood Plan has the same legal status as the district wide Local Plan, and alongside the Local Plan will be used in deciding planning applications that fall within its area. Further information is available on our website: https://www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/emerging-plans-and-guidance/neighbourhood-planning/ The Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan sets out a range of planning policies which cover many issues that are considered important to the local community. We look forward to receiving your comments on the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan. Receiving future updates You can opt-in or opt-out of receiving future mailings in relation to public consultations or notifications on planning policy documents by logging in to the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service consultation database and choosing the ‘topics’ that you would like future mailings about. When you log in, you will find the list of ‘topics’ under ‘My Details’. You can also find our privacy notice on the Council’s website via the above link. Yours faithfully Jonathan Dixon Planning Policy Manager

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Agenda for Public Open Meeting 9 September 2021

From the clerk: S Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Telephone: 01767 67706 Email clerk.lgpc@aol.com LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL AGENDA PARISH COUNCIL OPEN PUB LIC MEETING to consider community celebration/commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Thursday, 9 September 2021 7.00–8.00 p.m., Little Gransden Village Hall 2021. 1. WELCOMEAND PURPOSE OF MEETING 2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 3. OUTLINE OF NATIONAL MEASURES SO FAR 4. ANY OTHER BLUEBELL COMJMUNITY EVENTS PLANNED TO DATE? 5. SUGGESTIONS RECEIVED SO FAR a) Street Party (we did this in 2012 for Diamond Jubilee) b) Exhibition of crafts, models, artwork etc in VH - particularly relevant to lockdown 'therapies'? Family Treasure hunt - walk around the Gransdens e.g. trying to match unusual photos taken from public highway to places such as 'church weather vane' ? c) Ceremony/installation of information signs? d) Revellers will be doing 'Time Travellers' in 2022 - thought a tableau through the last 70 years might be a good ending and a tribute to the Queen? e) Queen’s Canopy There is a national campaign for tree planting during 2022 – if not trees – perhaps flowers/bulbs? 6. OPEN SESSION 7. WHAT NEXT? If there is sufficient interest, this meeting needs to: 8. SET UP INFORMAL WORKING GROUP To consider and propose type of event, date, venue, costs involved, insurance, health & safety measures/risk assessment. (Nb Clerk has booklet) 9. CLOSURE OF MEETING

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Notice of Vacancy for Parish Councillor

PARISH COUNCIL OF LITTLE GRANSDEN Vacancy for Parish Councillor Following the resignation of Robert Murden a vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor. The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the said electoral area submit a written request within 14 days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays) from the date below, and if no such request is made the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option. Requests should be addressed to: The Electoral Registration Officer South Cambridgeshire District Council South Cambridgeshire Hall Cambourne Business Park Cambourne Cambridge CB3 6EA If sufficient requests are not received, the Parish Council may co-opt a councillor. Date 8 September 2021 Sylvia Sullivan – Parish Clerk 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden A copy of this notice has been placed on the noticeboard.

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Annual meeting and Ordinary Parish Council meeting 8 July 2021

Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Meeting (normally held in March but postponed owing to Covid-19 pandemic)and Ordinary Parish Council meeting held on 8 July 2021

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Public Meeting Platinum Jubilee

LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING To discuss commemoration of PLATINUM JUBILEE of HM THE QUEEN What should we do? Ideas and people wanted! Get involved! Please come along on Thursday 9 September 7–8 p.m. Little Gransden Village Hall If you cannot attend this meeting but are prepared to help, please contact the Parish Clerk Sylvia Sullivan clerk.lgpc@aol.com (01767 677906) or any member of the Parish Council

Monday, 23 August 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 2 September 2021

Notice of meeting Parish Council of Little Gransden COUNCILLORS ARE SUMMONED TO PARISH COUNCIL MEETING to be held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 2 September 2021 at Little Gransden Village Hall Agenda attached Members of the public and the press are cordially invited to attend. Attendees are asked to wear masks, use hand sanitizers and to observe social distancing. It would also be appreciated if you would notify the Clerk in advance of your attendance (clerk.lgpc@aol.com) Clerk: S Sullivan 23 August 2021 www.littlegransden.org

Monday, 2 August 2021

Welcome booklet

Little Gransden Parish Council was pleased o make a donation towards the production costs of a welcome booklet for new residents Little and Great Gransden, Abbotsley and Waresley. The booklet was prepared and produced by the Bluebell community group covering the four parishes. It contains much useful information on where to get help and support, services, churches, facilities, clubs and societies in our villages, together with contacts. If you have recently moved to the village or have new neighbours, please contact the Parish Clerk clerk.lgpc@aol.com or  the Bluebell-19 lead for the Gransdens Mrs Gill Elwood at gillkelwood@gmail.com

Monday, 26 July 2021

Summer and Autumn activities 2021

For a variety of courses, entertainments and activities covering a wide range of age groups, have a look at The Library Presents https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries/the-library-presents

This covers events 

Also the University of the Third Age has a branch at Cambourne:



Greater Cambridge Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document

 

Greater Cambridge Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document 

 

A consultation had recently opened  for the new Greater Cambridge Draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document. 

 

This consultation runs between 9am on 23rd July to 5pm on 17th September 2021 during which time comments will be taken. Details of where you can view the Draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document and how to submit your comments can be found on the linked webpage 

 

Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document  

  

 

Monday, 19 July 2021

Covid-19 community update from South Cambs District Council – 16 July 2021

Covid-19 community update – 16 July 2021

Dear volunteer coordinators and parish councillors

 

As you will be aware, the Government is going ahead on Monday (19 July) with ‘Step 4’ of its roadmap out of lockdown. After this date, many of the measures that have been in place to prevent the spread of the virus will no longer be mandatory but the Government is still saying that many of these measures are still recommended in many circumstances.

 

We know that cases are rising across the country (including in South Cambridgeshire where, up to 11 July, we had 330 new cases in the preceding seven days, across all age cohorts (30% 0-17yrs, 25% 18-24yrs, 26% 25-44yrs, 16% 45-64)). You may be interested to note that in Longstanton, Swavesey and Oakington, cases per 100,000 residents hit 674, which was the highest figure across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We are not yet out of the woods.

 

Some of the latest Government and local Public Health messaging is shown below, and I would also like to draw your attention to some insights from the Government’s behavioural scientists.

1. Signage

Councils and community groups are encouraged to remove outdated signage. Even if an organisation is going to continue to encourage people to wear masks, the recommendation is to have new signage to communicate this. This is because signage that has been around for the past year will be ignored, as people will assume that after 19th July it will be out of date. Not only will this mean that the messaging won’t ‘cut-through’, but it may also make it even more difficult in the autumn to clearly communicate any new measures that may need to be reintroduced. Any new signs that are displayed should also make it clear what the expectations are: the more explicit the signage, the less people will confront each other based on their own assumptions or interpretations of what is the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ thing to do. If you need some support to create signage, please contact reopening@scambs.gov.uk, and we can help you to provide updated signage.

2. Messaging and identity

The Government’s behavioural scientists are recommending that it’s better to focus on scenario-based decision making, rather than identity-based decision making. In other words, individuals should make balanced decisions based on the situation rather than sticking rigidly to a set of behaviours regardless of the circumstances.

 

For instance, people may choose to wear a mask when they’re in a poorly ventilated public place and to keep a safe distance from strangers at the train station but they may choose not to wear a mask in a crowd when they need to be able to communicate with a child or an older person and they may choose not to keep a distance from friends and family from different households. Tolerance and understanding is going to be very important and we should try to avoid engrained attitudes along the lines of 'I wear a mask because I care about other people' or 'I don't wear a mask because I believe in freedom'.

 

If we are not very careful, it will be difficult to encourage everyone to adopt measures later that need to be introduced or re-introduced (for example) in the autumn. We all need to help to encourage scenario-based decision making, as well as tolerance and understanding.

Government’s timetable for summer and autumn

Below you can see the Government’s timetable for the next couple of months:

·         On 19th July, most legal restrictions will end, removing social distancing and social contact restrictions and enabling remaining businesses to reopen – read what you can and cannot do

·         By the end of July, the government will publish an updated Covid-19 outbreak management framework for local areas

·         On 16th August, the rules on self-isolating will change for people who are fully vaccinated and for the under 18s

·         In September, the government will undertake a review to assess the country’s preparedness for the autumn and winter; they will consider whether to continue the post-19th July rules or strengthen the public and business guidance.

Government guidance for Step 4

The Government is promoting the following guidance while the prevalence of the virus remains high:

  • whilst the government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, the Government is expecting and recommending a gradual return over the summer
  • the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport
  • they are encouraging people to spend time outside or to let in fresh air
  • they are recommending that people minimise the number, proximity and duration of social contacts
  • they are encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high-risk settings

You may wish to share the Government’s video which outlines this, on Facebook or Twitter.

Local Public Health recommendations for Step 4

  • Meeting people outdoors or in well-ventilated places
  • Keeping a polite distance from others
  • Wearing a face mask in crowded places
  • Washing your hands thoroughly and often.

You may wish to share this messaging via a vlog from Jyoti Atri, Director of Public Health for Cambridgeshire County Council, using the County Council’s Facebook or Twitterposts.

Vulnerable people

Whilst the Government is moving away from legal restrictions, Government has published updated guidance on protecting people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to Covid-19. The guidance comes into effect on Monday (19th July). The guidance advises CEV people, as a minimum, to follow the same guidance as everyone else. However, it also notes that CEV people who are at a higher risk of serious illness if they were to catch Covid-19, may wish to think carefully about additional precautions. The Government guidance sets out a number of suggested measures for CEV people to consider, related to socialising, vaccinations, work and travel.

 

We know that many Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people are anxious about this next step, so it is worth highlighting a key study on immunosuppressed and immunocompromised groups. Public Health England looked at more than a million people in at-risk groups and found that those that are immunosuppressed have significantly better protection from symptomatic infection following the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. 

Cambourne drop-in vaccination clinic this Sunday – and more locations

A reminder that the drop-in vaccination clinic is happening in Cambourne on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. Please do share our posts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram within your communities if you haven’t already done so.

 

AstraZeneca and Pfizer will both be available (and offered based on age), and people can attend for their first dose or second dose (second doses only available if people had their first dose on or before 23 May – eight weeks ago).

 

You can also find information about all other drop-in vaccination clinics via Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s dedicated webpage, or by following them on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

Finally, on vaccines, I wanted to share this video, produced by another Council to remind people that “one jab is only half a job”. Feel free to share this in your groups as well.

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We will send a further community update when there is useful information to share. Thank you again for all your support.

 

Best wishes

Bill Handley

Lead Cabinet Member for Community Resilience, Health and Wellbeing

South Cambridgeshire District Council


Friday, 16 July 2021

2021 Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council AGM and Ordinary Meeting 6 May 2021

 2021 Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council AGM and Ordinary Meeting 6 May 2021

New Countryside Code

To view the code and for more information see www.gov.uk/countryside-code






 

Monday, 5 July 2021

Little Gransden Village History

 


Time Travel website - Councillor Oliver Hipwell now administers this website:

https://sites.google.com/site/littlegransdentimetravel/features

If you have photographs or information you would like to add please contact Councillor Hipwell or the Parish Clerk.

For more information on local  history, see The Gransdens Society http://www.gransdenssociety.org



Saturday, 3 July 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting and Ordinary Meeting 8 July 2021

 Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting and Ordinary Meeting 8 July 2021 7.30 p.m. Little Gransden Village Hall

The Agenda also includes any reports received.


Members of the public are cordially invited to attend.

Covid-19 precautions - please wear masks, use hand sanitizers and observe social distancing. It would also be appreciated if you would notify the Clerk if you wish to attend - clerk.lgpc@aol.com

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Notice and Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Panning Meeting 3 June 2021

 LITTLE GRANSDEN PARISH COUNCIL

Planning meeting

Thursday 3 June 6.30p.m.

Little Gransden Village Hall






Friday, 30 April 2021

Notice of Annual General Meeting 6 May 2021

 Notice of Little Gransden Parish Council Annual General Meeting Thursday 6 May 2021 7.30 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing.


Meeting ID 896 1445 1703

Password 299748

Agenda attached

Statement of Accounts



Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Waresley and Gransden Wood Open - Wildlife Course

 News from the Wildlife Trust is that the paths in Waresley and Gransden Woods are now open again. 

They are also running a FREE Wildlife for Beginners Course on Monday 10 May, 7–9 a.m. (Birds for Beginners), Monday 14 June, 10-12 (Summer Stroll); and Monday 5 July 10–12 (Common Plants). 

Places are limited so booking is essential.

The course must be booked as a block of three.

For more information see

https://www.wildlifebcn.org/events?category=All&type=&suitable_for=All&location_term=1855&local_group=&date_from=&date_to=&location=&tags=


Posted by S Sullivan, Little Gransden Parish Clerk

Monday, 8 March 2021

Mobile Library - Easter date

The Mobile Library van will be visiting Little Gransden, 2.55 p.m. at The Chequers, on Monday  29 March. 

St Neots Museum - Apring Art exhibition

 

Little Gransden Parish Council makes a small donation to St Neots Museum - so that residents can normally visit for free.

This year, the museum has concentrated on making a variety of online resources - local history - rubber ducks, the St Neots quads, and for this spring an online art exhibition.


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4th March – 1st May 2021


Our temporary exhibition programme has gone digital, and our first exhibition this year is showcasing exciting new works by local artist, sk172.  

A selection of powerful new works by them will be on display on our website under the heading of Collections, or just follow the link to Exhibitions from our web page.  https://www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk

All works are for sale.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Curator Liz Davies writes:

From the cool cat in BrulÄ—e2 to portraits and abstract montages sk172 work explores themes of urban life and alienation in a dramatic and vibrant way.  Often referencing the late American neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat their work is powerful and direct.

 

Sk172 writes:

Drawing has always been my friend since a very young age, always been scrawling and scribbling away in sketchbooks, since I can remember. Back then, more often than not, just drawings from watching cartoons like Ghostbusters, Transformers, MASK and Thundercats. The whole thing tying my art together, revolves around influences I have all around me - Jazz music, technology, hip-hop. African masks on my walls, other artists prints I have including Picasso, Basquiat and Warhol, also influence me, especially the African masks, and the vibrant colours in African art. The writing of my favourite author Philip K. Dick is also an inspiration. He was well ahead of his time and his visions of a dystopian future resonates with me and if you look carefully, you’ll see a mouse pointer, in all my paintings! That is just my nod towards Sci-Fi and all things technological.



St Neots Museum, 8 New Street, St Neots 

Tel: 01480 214163

Currently closed due to the pandemic

We hope to reopen our shop on Tuesday 13th April

Museum reopening currently planned for 18th May


For further information contact:

Liz Davies, Curator

www.stneotsmuseum.org.uk

Mobile: 07836 744 939

email: curators@stneotsmuseum.org.uk 

Also follow us on Facebook @stneotsmuseum or Twitter @StNeotsMuseposted by Clerk, Little Gransden Parish Council

 


Sunday, 28 February 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 4 March 2021

 Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 

Thursday 4 March 2021

7.30 pm

Via Zoom 

Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703

Password: 299748

Friday, 29 January 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting 4 February 2021

 Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting 4 February 2021

Covid-19 Small grants for households

 Little Gransden Parish Council has received a small grant (£100 - one hundred pounds) from South Cambs District Council to be used for short-term help with food, fuel, etc for Little Gransden residents who may be in need or difficulties because of Covid. Please contact the Parish Council at clerk.lgpc@aol.com if we can be of assistance. Requests will be treated in strict confidence.


Posted by Clerk.


Thursday, 28 January 2021

COVID VACCINE UPDATE 28 January 2021 from Bourn Surgery

 COVID VACCINE UPDATE 28 January 2021 from Bourn Surgery

Our local vaccination hub in Royston started vaccinating our patients last week, focussing initially on patients over the age of 75.  This week we have invited all those over the age of 70 to book an appointment.

If you are over 75 years old, a patient at our practice, and havent yet heard from us, please now contact us to arrange your appointment. If you have received a text message invitation, you can book through this.  If you have received an invitation letter from the NHS, you also have to option to contact the phone number and arrange vaccination at one of the mass vaccination centres such as the Grafton Centre or Stevenage.

Posted by Parish Clerk on behalf of Bourn Surgery

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 14 January 2021

 Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting Thursday 14 January 2021 7.30 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703

Password: 299748






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