Friday, 1 October 2021
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Annual meeting and Ordinary Parish Council meeting 8 July 2021
Thursday, 2 September 2021
Monday, 23 August 2021
Monday, 2 August 2021
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 email@example.com or the Bluebell-19 lead for the Gransdens Mrs Gill Elwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 26 July 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
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
Monday, 19 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.
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 email@example.com, 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
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.
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 Facebook, Twitter 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 Facebook, Twitter 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.
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
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Monday, 5 July 2021
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 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Little Gransden Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/21
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting 29 April 2021
Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting 1 April 2021
Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council Meeting 4 March 2021
Friday, 30 April 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council Planning Meeting, 29th April 2021 6pm via Zoom (details in Agenda)
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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
Saturday, 27 March 2021
Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 1 April 2021Parish Council of Little Gransden Councillors are summoned to PARISH COUNCIL PLANNING MEETING to be held at 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 1 April 2021 Via Zoom Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703 Password: 299748
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
2021Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 4 February 2021.pdf
2021Minutes of Little Gransden Parish Council meeting 14 January 2021.pdf
Monday, 8 March 2021
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.
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.
Curator Liz Davies writes:
From the cool cat in Brulėe2 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.
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
Mobile: 07836 744 939
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
Thursday 4 March 2021
Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703
Friday, 29 January 2021
Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council planning meeting 4 February 2021
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 email@example.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
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.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Saturday, 9 January 2021
Agenda for Little Gransden Parish Council meeting Thursday 14 January 2021 7.30 p.m. via Zoom
Meeting ID: 896 1445 1703