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 2021:

* 4 March

* 6 May (Annual General Meeting)

* 8 July

* 2 September
* 4 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 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.





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 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.

 

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