A14, Village Hall, Charlie Baker, Parish Council

Major changes to the A14 will impact on Dry Drayton residents.

At 5am next Monday, 11 November, there will be a series of changes to the A14 locally, which will last until January 2020 and are likely to cause you problems.

Highways England explain the changes here: http://ow.ly/B81v50wYNuj  and have provided a map here: http://ow.ly/DMe350wYNui .

Suffice it to say that all Westbound traffic wanting to get to Bar Hill will be exiting at Dry Drayton and crossing the A14 on the Dry Drayton Bridge. If you want to leave Dry Drayton and use the A14 to travel Eastbound you will have to cross the A14 and use the new local road to reach the Bar Hill intersection where you can join the A14. If you want to leave Dry Drayton and take the A14 Westbound you will either have to use the local road to Bar Hill as above and join the A14 there, or travel towards Cambridge on the A1307 past the Crematorium and join the A14 at the Girton entry slip.

One omission from the Highways England map is that there will be traffic lights at the top and bottom of the “Jug Handle” curved road connecting to the B1050 in the middle of their map.

We have enquired of Highways England when they will finish surfacing the last section of the A1307 at Girton, which will allow us to drive from Dry Drayton to Cambridge without using the A14. This apparently is unlikely to be finished before March 2020.

Village Hall Management

Just to flag up the need for a new slate of Committee Members if our Village Hall is to continue to function. See Dry Drayton Community Web site home page  or P9 of the November Village Newsletter for details.

Do you remember Charlie and Ada Baker?

Do you remember Charlie Baker and his family, formerly residents of Pettitts Lane? One of Charlie’s descendants is putting together their family history and would welcome any memories or copies of any photos you might have. See DryDrayton.net  for details

Forthcoming Parish Council Meetings

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 8pm. (to be confirmed and for minutes of last meeting see Home – Dry Drayton Parish Council )
Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 8pm.

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School Governors, Coffee Mornings, Longstanton invite

Dry Drayton School Governors

Have you considered becoming a School Governor. The Governing Board of Dry Drayton Primary School needs additional Governors and would love to attract the skills and experience of people from our community. To find out more about the role and our village school, this link http://www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/govad.pdf will take you to an open letter from the Head Teacher.

Dry Drayton Village Coffee Mornings

There will not be a coffee morning in the Village Hall on Thursday 3rd October as no-one is available to organise it on that day! The next coffee morning in the Village Hall will be on Thursday 10th October

St Michael’s Church Longstanton

Longstanton residents are fundraising to promote the profile of St. Michael’s Church (which is technically redundant) and the need for its ongoing maintenance and upkeep. They have a limited calendar due to the nature of the building, but have been successful in garnering community engagement regarding this beautiful old building. There is an open invitation to Dry Drayton residents to come to their Michaelmas Harvest Fair on Sat 28th September.  The Fair starts at 1pm and among other things you can do some cupcake decorating. The invitation has originated from Narelle Hassell, Secretary, Friends of St. Michael’s Church fosm2017@gmail.com

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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.

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.