Harvest services and family history

Harvest Services

We understand that there have been amendments to the times of Harvest services.

Church service: 11am on Sunday 15th (half an hour later than previously advertised)

School service on Thursday 19th September is now 11am (i.e., morning, and not afternoon, as advertised)

The Ceilidh is still at 6pm on Friday 20th September.

Posters with the correct details will be put up around the Village.

Family History

For those of you interested in family history in Dry Drayton – we have received a query from a lady researching her family tree who is asking if anyone is familiar with a family by the name of “Heard” in connection with Dry Drayton.

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About this site

This site was put in place to record minutes etc from Dry Drayton Parish Council and to keep the local public aware of the Council’s work. In 2015, in response to the Government initiative on more open government, a new site was built for the Council using the  services of Google Sites. The site was here: https://sites.google.com/site/drydraytonpc/ and it continued in operation until 2019. These two sites were provided free of charge and were maintained by voluntary help. In July 2019 the Council engaged the services of a commercial web design company and set up a new site at http://www.drydraytonpc.org.uk. The two earlier sites have been left in place as something of an online archive of Council activities.

Local Events, Dry Drayton Parish Council

Events at the Black Horse.

Just a quick reminder that tonight, Saturday 27 July, Pizza Passione is back at the Black Horse. No need to book, just turn up. Then, next weekend, Saturday 3 August is Gin Night, with a Pink Gin Tasting Evening starting at 8pm. Try a little snifter of six pink gins and choose your two favourites to have as a long G & T at the end of the sampling. Tickets are £18 and include a few nibbles along the way. Book your place at the bar or by e-mailing amanda@blackhorsedrydrayton.com.

Dry Drayton Parish Council, Extraordinary Meeting and a Councillor Vacancy

There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of Dry Drayton Parish Council at Dry Drayton Primary School on Tuesday 30 July 2019 commencing at 8 pm. After a Public Forum the Council will be discussing a bid for Local Highways Improvement Funding, to be submitted by 4th August. The agenda is here: https://tinyurl.com/y2xbhn4x  . The County Council’s Local Highways Improvement Funding is explained here: https://tinyurl.com/y6n7brhu .

There is a vacancy following the resignation of Councillor F.Northrop. If you would like an election for a new Councillor, please see the PC’s notice https://tinyurl.com/y5mlmswn  deadline 30 July 2019.

Dry Drayton Parish Council’s Websites

This free website contains details of the work of the Dry Drayton Parish Council, Cambridgeshire, from 2009 to 2014.

A second free website covered the work of the Parish Council from Jan 2015 to July 2019 and this can now be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/drydraytonpc/

Since 1 July 2019 www.drydraytonpc.org.uk has pointed to a new web site purchased by the Parish Council.

DryDrayton.Net Village E-mails – change of date for next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting, scheduled originally for Tuesday 25 June 2019, will not now take place on that date, but will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 9th July 2019 commencing at 8pm.

Feast Week, Swifts, Local Government, A14. Speedwatch

Dry Drayton Feast Week 28 June-6 July 2019

See the full program in the June Dry Drayton Village Newsletter – if you have lost your copy, you can see the whole Newsletter online here: https://tinyurl.com/yyb9wyjx

Swift Awareness Week,  22-30 June 2019

It is Swift Awareness Week from 22nd to 30th June 2019. Dry Drayton has its own Swift Project – come and see the Swifts in Pettitts Close. On Sunday afternoon 23rd June 2019 Rowena Baxter will be on hand to explain the Dry Drayton Swift Project to anyone who might be interested. These links will take you to
1. information about Swift Awareness Week 2018 UK Swift Awareness Week, 16-23 June  , and
2. videos of the comings and goings of swifts filmed in a nesting box at Fowlmere Cambs. https://tinyurl.com/y332crj7

Local Government
 
The Latest report from our County Councillor, Lynda Harford, is now available at http://www.drydrayton.net . The next Parish Council Meeting is on Tuesday 25 June 2019

 

A14 Road Closures this weekend
 
This is the tweet from Highways England: A14 Cambridgeshire @A14C2H This weekend’s #A14C2HClosures. *Sat 22 12am – Mon 24 5am* #A14 EB Swavesey J28 to Bar Hill J29 #A14 WB Bar Hill J29 between exit and entry slips #A14 Girton J31 WB to WB loop.

Dry Drayton Community Speedwatch Update from Graham Carver, Speedwatch Coordinator. Telephone 01954 781806

Dry Drayton’s speedwatch team are now out most weeks on Scotland Road, Park Street or Oakington Road, monitoring traffic for an hour with a portable radar and speed sign kit.  Traffic flow through the village is typically 200 vehicles per hour each way and we usually see ten percent or so exceeding the 30-mph limit by five mph or more.  Our aim is to educate motorists passing through Dry Drayton as this is an increasingly popular route around, into and out of Cambridge.  Drivers speeding above 35 mph receive a police letter noting that they’ve broken the law and persistent offenders may find themselves being interviewed regarding their driving habits.

I’m sure residents will agree this is a worthwhile activity as the main road and footpaths through Dry Drayton are used by our schoolchildren, cyclists, horse riders and other non-motorised users who are all concerned for their safety.  The narrow footpath along Oakington Road to Hill View is a particular worry where pedestrians are walking so close to the busy road with HGVs passing right beside them.

We would like one or two more people to join the speedwatch team so we can be out more often, operating in groups of three for an hour.  So please contact us if you can help.

Finally, a plea to our Parish Council to expedite funding and installation of modern effective speeding signs throughout Dry Drayton.  Most other Cambridgeshire villages seem to be better equipped in this regard.

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Helen Ballantyne; Madingley Parish Council Proposals

 1. Re Helen Ballantyne, Hill View

 The funeral of Helen Ballantyne, of Hill View, Dry Drayton will take place on Monday 17 June at the parish church at 12 noon.

 2. Madingley Parish Council Proposals

The June 2019 issue of “Madingley News” sets out three specific proposals from MPC, centred around Madingley, aimed at creating a network of Rural Greenways, connecting the City of Cambridge to the parishes of Girton, Dry Drayton, Coton and Bar Hill. Three specific projects are:

a. Turning The Avenue into a Non-Motorised Route

b. Reconnecting footpaths and bridleways

c. Mitigation measures on Dry Drayton Road.

 (The June 2019 issue of Madingley News will be available soon on the Madingley Parish Council’s Website)
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