DryDrayton Village News, circulated to the DryDrayton.net e-mail list on Sunday 19 March 2023

Annoyed by Aircraft Noise ?
If you are finding the increase in aircraft noise in the village annoying, here is an explanation of the cause: https://www.drydrayton.net/AD6.asp and, if this affects you adversely, here is how to complain about it: https://www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/complaint.pdf . Please don’t just rely on others to complain. The number and nature of complaints will make a difference, demonstrating the need for re-thinking flight paths.

Dry Drayton on YouTube – Fragments Of Time: Dry Drayton In The 1900s
Fragments of Time Episode 3 has now been uploaded to YouTube. Follow this link: https://youtu.be/lTOXQxHYuTQ or type in to YouTube: Fragments of Time Episode 3. In Episode 3 we meet Joy Dunn and Violet Hawkes. Joy first came to the village in the war years. She produced Nativity plays in the church from the 1940s to the early 1960s. She was active with her family in the church and school and stayed connected with Dry Drayton for many years. Violet arrived at age 12 when her father became Rector of the Parish. Violet remained in the village for the rest of her 98 years. She was active in many aspects of village life and founded and ran the Country Cattery. Many of her family are still here.

The recollections are illustrated and brought to life in the videos with photographs and information, much of which can be found in the Local History and Family History pages on the village website. Previous episodes featuring John Hacker and Sid Martin can be found by following the links: https://youtu.be/0PJVfP-S5GQ and https://youtu.be/zA5S4iWW0MM

Next Village Coffee Morning
The next coffee morning will be at the Village Hall on 5th April 10 – 12. There will be a few stalls selling local produce and homemade craft items to raise money for Riding for the Disabled and the Dry Drayton Village Hall. If you have any produce/ craft items etc which you could donate, please bring them along on the morning. A big thank you to all the volunteers who make the coffee morning a success The last one was the busiest yet and it was great to see people travel from other villages to join us.

Broadband speeds in Dry Drayton
Are Broadband speeds now adequate throughout Dry Drayton? If you have a minute, please do a check on one of the free speed testing sites e.g. https://broadbandtest.which.co.uk/ and let us know the result. We will produce an anonymised table showing variations across the village – please let us (webmaster@drydrayton.net) have the following five details: street, postcode, download speed Mbps, upload speed Mbps, internet service provider.

Oakington Market
Oakington Market, Oakington Business Park, Dry Drayton Road, Oakington CB24 3DQ, opens Saturday 25 March 2023 and Saturdays thereafter. Public entry before 8.30am £1 per person, after 8.30am 50p per person. https://bedfordmarkets.wixsite.com/skylarkcarboot/oakington-car-boot

Neighbourhood Policing, Community Meeting, Tues May 2 2023, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
This online meeting will include a presentation on recent policing activity from the team, Police will listen to concerns, present the results of the survey and allow you to have an influence. You will be sent a link to the meeting about 15 mins before it is due to start. After the meeting, your neighbourhood policing team will work on the matters we agree and update you with the progress over the coming weeks and months.
Find out more and reserve a free ticket here: https://tinyurl.com/nn74rb3k


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