Dry Drayton at the Tipping Point

We are about to lose the village pub, unless the community acquires the asset that is the Black Horse. There could be a new park and ride site at Scotland Farm. There is a threat of development in the middle of the village. The village needs a comprehensive new neighbourhood plan if there is to be any rational control over future development. Neighbourhood Watch needs your support. All this and more is for discussion at the Parish Council Meeting at 8pm Tuesday 21st March in the Village Hall. If you care about the future of life in Dry Drayton, come along and have your say.  The agenda is on the PC’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

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DryDrayton.net News – more burglaries

More Burglaries in the village.

This is becoming all too regular – please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious notify our Neighbourhood Watch or the police.

The latest burglary took place around 7.00pm on 7th February at a house near to the Village Church. A computer and jewellery were stolen.

Also between 5:30pm on 6th February and 8am on 7th Feb someone forced an entry to one of the units at Scotland Farm Industrial Estate and stole cash.

Become a Planning Application Watcher

With all the latest talk about the Green Belt and the need for more housing – you might  want to follow planning applications relating to Dry Drayton. Here is the link: http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display and when you get there just select “Dry Drayton” from the drop down list in the Parish field.

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Crime, yoga and important meetings

Three more crimes in the village

  1. Between 18:00 and  22:30 on 02/02/2017, High Street, Dry Drayton, Offender(s) have forced the door to victim’s shed and have taken tools amounting to the approx value of £2,000.
  2. On the 19th of January, between 13:45 and 15:30hrs, a theft from a motor vehicle took place in Park Lane, Dry Drayton. Unknown offender(s) have gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means and have taken a mobile phone from within.
  3. Between 13/01/2017 17:00 and 16/01/2017 09:00 at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton. Offenders have forced entry to an office and a search has been carried out, nothing appears to have been taken.

If you see anything or anyone suspicious, please notify either the police or neighbourhood Watch (form and details on p 11 Dry Drayton Village Newsletter Feb 2017). If you see a crime in progress dial 999

New Yoga Class in Dry Drayton  

There’s a new yoga class starting in the Village Hall on Tuesday 28 February, from 6.45 to 8pm.  This is an opportunity to learn yoga from the beginning, with an introduction to basic poses, gradually moving as a group towards a more fluid practice.  The cost will be £21 for three classes (28 February, 7 and 14 March).  Please note that the Parish Council has its meetings on the third Tuesday of every month so there will be no class on 21 March.  Please bring a yoga mat, and a blanket for relaxation, and aim to arrive at least five minutes before the class starts.  Contact Anita Cullum on 01954 780645 / anita@littleyogacorner.co.uk for further information and to book a place.  http://www.littleyogacorner.co.uk

Dry Drayton School and Village Association

The AGM of the School and Village Association will take place at 7pm on 8th February in the School Hall. The Association runs local events and raises funds for school and village nand publishes the Village Newsletter. Please come along and support them.

Dry Drayton Parish Council

Next meeting 21 Feb 8pm Village Hall – open to all – development pressures in the village are building – a Village Neighbourhood Plan is being proposed. Agendas and minutes are on the Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

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Parish Council, crime and traffic issues

Dear Dry Drayton Folks,

  1. Dry Drayton Parish Council tonight

The Council meets tonight, Tuesday 20th December at the Village Hall at 8pm, with some important issues for discussion. On the agenda tonight are 4 planning applications and another planning item: Planning Applications: In the light of recent concerns about traffic around new housing developments near Dry Drayton School, to consider ways to campaign against further development producing additional traffic should the pub come up for sale. There will also be feedback from the Newsletter Questionnaire on residents’ responses to the four questions relating to 1) installing CCTV in the village; 2)planning issues; 3) dog waste removal and 4) Parish Council minutes. The full agenda is on the PC’s website www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk. If you want to speak at the meeting, the only opportunity to do so is right at the beginning under agenda item 16/12/3 – you will not be allowed to speak later.

Dates for the Council Meetings in 2017 are now on the PC’s website.

  1. Police and Crime Commissioner’s Surgery

As part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s public engagement commitment, Jason Ablewhite (former Dry Drayton resident) offers regular one to one meetings with members of the public across the county. Jason will be holding a public surgery in South Cambridgeshire on Friday 13th January 2017, 10am to 12pm. The surgery is being held at South Cambridgeshire District Council Offices. If you have an issue you would like to discuss with him, you can book a 15 minute appointment. Please email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk or phone 0300 333 3456 to speak to a member of his team.

  1. Road Closures, The Avenue, Madingley

To allow safe construction of the new local access road that is forming part of the A14 project, it will be necessary to undertake a closure of part of the Avenue. A temporary traffic order is in place that authorises closure of the Avenue from its junction with the A14, to its junction with Dry Drayton Road. As a consequence of this there will no access either onto the A14 from the Avenue, or from the A14 onto the Avenue. This closure will come into effect on Monday 20th February 2017 and will last until Thursday 1st March 2018. Traffic for The Avenue will be diverted through Dry Drayton.

  1. A message from Highways England – Working together – Community safety and awareness

Now that work activity has increased on the A14 improvement scheme we thought it seemed timely to remind you that employees working on the scheme are not authorised to offer services door to door. Highways England and it’s delivery partners do not authorise any of its employees to cold call on residents to offer services. If in doubt, as with any cold callers, do consider reporting  them to the police on the non-emergency contact number 101 (unless it is an emergency, in which case it would be 999)’   ________________________________________

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Parish Council Survey, strategic planning and a good day out

Dear All,

  1. Your Parish Council still wants to hear from you

The Parish Council is still open for your comments on their mini village survey, until close of play on 25th November. Collated comments will then be considered at the next Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 20th December. The questions are listed on page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) and relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues especially regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the Parish Council communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. Minutes of the last Parish Council Meeting

The draft minutes of the November meeting of the Dry Drayton Parish Council are now available on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk – The minutes include a discussion on a more strategic approach to planning issues in future – you might like to read this before completing the mini village survey question on planning.

3. A good day out in Cambridge 3 Dec.

And if you fancy a good day out, the Mill Road Winter Fair is fast approaching. It takes place at Mill Road, Cambridge from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 3 December 2016. Mill Road is closed from East Road to Coleridge Road, meaning that everyone can enjoy the day in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. The sight of thousands of people calmly flowing up and down the road has to be seen to be believed. The Fair is known for its special charm and atmosphere with over 10,000 people participating in different ways and enjoying all that the Mill Road area has to offer. Full details are here:  http://www.millroadwinterfair.org/

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DDPC, P & R and PCC

Dear All,

1. Your Parish Council wants to hear from you

Next Tuesday, 15th November, the Parish Council meets. Their agenda is on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk . The meeting starts at 8pm, members of the public can speak only at the beginning of the agenda. There is still time before the meeting to give the Parish Council your views on the four questions they posed in their mini village questionnaire in the November Village Newsletter. The questions (see page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the PC communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. West Cambridge Park and Ride, Scotland Farm Dry Drayton

In case you had not heard about the proposal to site the West Cambridge Park and Ride car park at Scotland Farm – this is on the Parish Council’s agenda for Tuesday. You will find material on this on the Greater Cambridge City Deal website http://tinyurl.com/hddnxw

3.  Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner (former Dry Drayton resident Jason Ablewhite) has just published his latest Newsletter which you can read on his website at http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/whats-new/newsletters/. He has just signed a rural crime concordat with the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Suffolk  promoting closer cross border cooperation on rural crime. Incidentally, following the recent spate of burglaries in the village,  there is advice for you on security from our Village Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and from the Cambs Constabulary on the village website www.drydrayton.net

Burglaries, A14 and Bag2School

Dear fellow villagers,

Burglaries in the Village

There has been a spate of four burglaries in the centre of Dry Drayton (Scotland Road, High Street and Cottons Field) during the last 48 hours, details not yet received from E-Cops. Entry at the unlit and unobserved  rear of premises, some during the daytime, some after dark, possibly part of a wider pattern of burglaries in local villages. What can we do about this? Greater vigilance, awareness that the stranger you have seen getting out of a parked car or walking around the village may be someone who has come here to steal. Show an interest, let strangers feel they have been seen and make a note afterwards of anything you see which is suspicious. Don’t make your own property the easiest target in your street; a darkened house in a secluded unlit garden obviously unoccupied when you are not there. And in the longer term perhaps our Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Council will need your support in any forthcoming debate about the possibility of a CCTV scheme in the village.

Contact – with information or for information – Graham Carver, Dry Drayton Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, grahamcarver@aol.com 0r phone 01954 781806

A14 – What’s going on

As you use the A14 you will see surveyors in fluorescent jackets everywhere, archaeological trenches and new fencing in fields and lots of heavy plant moving earth. Things are really happening – there will be a new A14 road open in 2020 – if you feel that you have lost the plot and are not sure how the A14 of the future will look or how the works are going to progress over the next 3 to 4 years, then how about an update and the chance to ask questions? There are a number of public information meetings taking place where you can drop in to get up to speed with  developments. These are at: Milton All Saints Church Hall Tues 11 Oct 2-8pm, Oakington Pavilion Sat 15 Oct 10-4.00pm, Swavesy Memorial Hall Wed 19 Oct 2-8.00pm, St Ives United Reform Free Church Thur 20 Oct 2-8.00pm and Judith’s Field Hall Godmanchester Mon 24 Oct 2-8.00pm. If you can’t get to any of these then the Highways England website for the project has maps, policies, newsletters etc to keep you briefed. It is here:  www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H

Bag 2 School

Please help the Dry Drayton School and Village Association raise money for our village school – Bag 2 School bags will be delivered to you all for a collection taking place on Thursday 13th October.  Please use this as the opportunity for a good clear-out of your unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, belts, handbags, jewellery, soft toys etc. Fill the bags (you can add your own bags too) and drop them off on 13th at the School or Village Hall. Full details in the Village Newsletter. Contact – Anne Deane 01954 789622

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