DryDrayton.net News: Christmas Fair, Floods, A428 and Refugees from Ukraine.

  1. Little Owl Christmas Fair, Saturday 19th November 2022 Get your stocking stuffers early while enjoying festive stalls, Christmas crafts, mince pies & mulled wine at the Little Owl Christmas Fair on Saturday the 19th of November from 3 to 5 pm in Dry Drayton Church. You can also be entertained by carols performed by the Little Angels and a visit to Santa’s grotto for the young at heart. The prize raffle, which includes a £50 voucher for afternoon tea at the fabulous Clayton Hotel in Cambridge and a £40 voucher for the Boot in Histon, will be drawn at 4:30.

2. Flood Risk We may live in DRY Drayton, but have you checked the long term risk of flooding to your property? You can do this by going to https://www.gov.uk/check-long-term-flood-risk  and adding your postcode. For anyone whose property is at risk of flooding – a Flood Resilience Day, a free community event, is taking place in Ramsey, on the Service Road at 43 Great Whyte, Ramsey, PE26 1HH on Saturday 12th November from 10am to 3pm. Flood Resilience days are part of the Community Flood Action Programme (CFAP), which was set up in April 2021 by Cambridgeshire County Council, following severe flooding in December 2020 and the increasing risk of flooding posed by climate change. Since then, council officers have worked with communities to develop and train flood groups and build local resilience. The event will be attended by Fola Ogunyoye CEng CWEM FCIWEM, Director of TJAY Consultancy Ltd who has more than 30 years’ of expertise in providing flood risk, water and environmental management consultancy services and Mary Long-Dhonau, a flood resilience campaigner who has spent 20 years supporting communities at risk of flooding. Residents attending will be able to receive expert advice onboard a special ‘Floodmobile’ – an interactive demonstration vehicle which provides examples of over 50 practical measures of flood resilience. You are invited to drop in and meet them.

3. A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements National Highways are hosting a series of public information events before construction starts later this year on the much-anticipated A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements. These events will enable you to see how the work will progress and will give you an idea about the fascinating archaeological discoveries they continue to make! If you are unable to come in person, they will also be hosting an online webinar. The nearest event to Dry Drayton will be Wednesday 23 November (1pm – 7pm) A428 Black Cat Mobile Visitor Centre at Cambourne (Morrisons car park) Broad St, Great Cambourne, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EY. This link will take you to a list of other events and details of an online webinar for those unable to attend in person.

4. For those supporting refugees from Ukraine Just a reminder that there are two key places for information which are continuously updated:
South Cambs Support for Ukraine webpage –
There is also the South Cambs ‘Ukrainian Guest information hub’ https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-safety-and-health/support-for-ukraine/ukrainian-guest-information-hub/  .  

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