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.





Energy Group

This group was set up at the request of Little Gransden Parish Council, and is associated with the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP), which was set up by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Its purpose is to spread information about ways in which householders can save energy (and hence money), and to protect to the environment.

Similar organisations have been set up in many other parishes, including in Gamlingay, Coton, Girton, and the Cambridge City based “Cambridge Carbon Footprint”. The latter have organised an annual “Open Eco Homes” event, where you are able to look round houses that have taken steps to greatly improve their energy efficiency, as inspiration to what everyone else could do. The EcoHub in Gamlingay have organised a free annual “Green Day” at which anyone can call in and talk to companies (supplying insulation, solar & heating systems, efficient lighting, etc.), and organisations such as the RSPB, and to learn about environmental and energy saving issues.

South Cambridgeshire District Council has purchased 3 infra-red cameras, which LGEG have borrowed for a week or so for the last 4 winters. This has enabled local householders to see where the heat losses are in their houses. These cameras are now available to any South Cambridgeshire householder by arrangement (and with training) from their Cambourne offices.

Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is a bulk purchase scheme for electricity supplies that has been organised by the Cambridge Councils.

SPEP have organised various talks about energy saving measures and experiences of the various parish groups in Cambridgeshire.

LGEG write an article about energy saving matters in the Roundabout magazine most months.

For further information, refer to the following websites:



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