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­ ­ ­ XMas Holiday Activities and Food Programme   This is a reminder about the Christmas HAF programme which is funded by the Department for Education. Families in receipt of income-related free school meals (FSM), can access a holiday scheme for up to 16 hours per child and will receive enriching experiences, a meal and snacks daily. Ukrainian and other refugee families are also eligible as well as families struggling financially but not eligible for FSM. They are also looking to increase the number of HAF places on offer for young people aged 11+ for 2023. Details of the scheme are here: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/communities-localism/support-with-the-cost-of-living/holiday-activities-and-food-programme/haf-provider-directory 
(From Allison Box HAF Programme Coordinator)  

Making Connections 2022 Consultation Live until midday Friday 23 December   Everyone living in Greater Cambridge and the travel to work area can have their say on the Making Connections proposals. The proposals are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change how we travel in Greater Cambridge and the wider area, relieving pressure on the network and responding to air quality, cost of living and climate crises for a better, cleaner and safer future. The survey, plus information about the proposals, including an interactive map, frequently asked questions, dates of public meetings and ways you can share your thoughts can be found here: http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/mc-2022 . These proposals will affect everybody living in Dry Drayton, so please have your say. The village has been left out of their the transposed bus routes completely. We have been waiting for years and hoping for non motorised user tracks connecting cyclists and walkers to the proposed Greenways. All future trips by car into Cambridge for shopping, doctors or hospital appointments etc could incur a £5 charge. Stephen Aldersley, Chair of the Dry Drayton Parish Council, has written a piece on this for the December Village Newsletter and a GCP representative will be attending the next meeting of the Parish Council. (Tues 6 Dec 19.30)  

Greater Cambridge Partnership North Area Community Forum New Date   Due to a clash with the Football World Cup England v Wales game, the North Area Community Forum will be moved to 6pm on Monday, 5 December. The event will focus on the current Making Connections 2022 public consultation (www.greatercambridge.org.uk/mc-2022 ) with updates on other projects in the area: Milton Road, Waterbeach to Cambridge, Waterbeach Railway Station, Greenways. To attend this event, please register on https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vL_bIODJQTuBUiDEJZSSWw  . Each event will be recorded, and recordings will be available to watch on their YouTube Channel. More information on the Greater Cambridge Partnership and their projects can be found on www.greatercambridge.org.uk .  

Support for Ukraine: It all starts with a spare room   A major campaign has been launched to appeal for more hosts in South Cambridgeshire and the City of Cambridge to support families from Ukraine. Anyone who can offer a room is being asked to text ROOM to 88802.
Between the two areas, a total of almost 500 hosts have already been providing housing to guests. However, with the war in Ukraine continuing, and with it not being safe for many families to return, there is an ongoing demand to provide them with a safe place to stay.
Anyone who can offer a spare room and warm welcome is being asked to text ROOM to 88802 so that the councils can support them through the process and match hosts to guests who have already started to settle in the local area.
Read more, and watch video stories from current hosts and guests, at www.scambs.gov.uk/support-for-ukraine-it-all-starts-with-a-spare-room  Supporting video content where you can hear from current hosts and guests, which we also encourage you to watch and share, is available at the following links:
Homes for Ukraine: Rend’s story – YouTube https://youtu.be/g4-MoGomzRA
Homes for Ukraine: Isobel’s story – YouTube https://youtu.be/nHEJ0CmsiFQ 
Homes for Ukraine: Amy’s story – YouTube https://youtu.be/ENgIS9cC3Wk 

A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Project   If you are interested in discovering all the details of the project, National Highways are running a number of public information drop-in events, listed here: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/a428-black-cat-to-caxton-gibbet/  
They are also holding a live online webinar Wednesday 30 November (6pm – 7.30pm)  on Microsoft Teams. This will give you an opportunity to listen to what they will be doing and to ask any questions. Details of how to register are here:
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