What do you think about the levels of traffic passing through the village?
Dry Drayton Parish Council is seeking residents’ views and would like to know which potential traffic calming measures you would like to see introduced throughout the village – including by Scotland Farm where speeding is a considerable problem. We know we cannot please everyone but we do wish to make decisions that are informed by, and take account of tour opinions.
The County Council will shortly be going out to public consultation on the transport strategies for Fenland and Huntingdonshire along with Cambridgeshire’s Active Travel Strategy, from Monday 26th September until Monday 7 November. The consultation had been planned to start on 12 September, but the start date has now been put back to 26th due to the national period of mourning for the Queen’s passing. The consultation will be included on the October Agenda of the Dry Drayton Parish Council. The consultation survey and draft strategies will be available on the ConsultCambs website https://consultcambs.uk.engagementhq.com/ from Monday 26 September.
Saturday 8 October starting at 4pm on the school field
We are so pleased to announce the Fun Run and BBQ are now rescheduled for Saturday the 8th of October, and we hope you can join in. The Fun Run and Walk around the village is for all ages and capabilities (including dogs & push chairs!) and there’ll be lots of good food to enjoy afterwards at the BBQ. Entry costs £2 and all entries get a medal. Contact Diane Harris for further information: email@example.com
In this time of national mourning St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton offers a place for personal reflection and thanksgiving.
There is a Book of Condolence in the church and an opportunity to leave prayers of thanksgiving, prayers for the Royal Family, and more personal prayers. There are also national online books of condolence available for the public to leave messages of condolence. You will find these on the Church of England’s website www.churchofengland.org/ and the Royal Family website www.royal.uk/ .
Anyone who wishes to leave flowers is welcome to do so outside the church, to the left of the porch as you enter the church. These flowers will remain until the day after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
There will be a special Service of Thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II at St Peter and St Paul on Sunday 18th September at 3pm. This Sunday’s service (9.30am) is a service of Holy Communion and Baptism when, of course, prayers will be said in thanksgiving for the life of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as prayers for King Charles III and all the Royal Family.
Cancelled ——–Catch up with your friends and classmates after the summer break at the annual S & VA Fun Run, BBQ & Outdoor Cinema night. The Fun Run & Walk around the village starts at 6:30pm and is for all ages and capabilities (including dogs & push chairs!). Then grab a burger, sausage or veggie option at the BBQ and enjoy one of Lord Conrad’s locally brewed beers or other refreshing drinks, before settling in to watch “ET – the Extra-Terrestrial” at the Outdoor Cinema screen on the school field — the all-age family favourite that was chosen in the school & village vote.
Fun run entry is £2 with a medal for all participants. The film is free (donations welcome) and will start just after sundown, about 7:40 pm – bring comfy chairs & blankets, which you can leave in the marquee during the Fun Run. Sunset is at 7:30pm next Friday, so Fun Run start will be PROMPT at 6:30 – if you can complete your entry forms beforehand that would be very helpful – entry forms are in the village newsletter – all family names can go in one form. Contact Diane Harris for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emma Dyer, Development Officer, National Trust, Wimpole Hall, has informed us of a new initiative by the Wimpole Estate. They are offering local community groups free admission to the estate and its facilities, to encourage creativity and connection with nature. Polly Ingham-Watts, the General Manager of Wimpole Hall, is passionate that everyone can enjoy all that Wimpole has to offer and recognises that National Trust membership or the standard admission charges are not accessible to everyone. Each pass issued under this initiative would provide free access for up to 16 people. Passes may be used on any day except on bank holidays and the weekends preceding bank holidays. Those intending to use the pass are asked to email email@example.com or call the estate before coming, stating the name of your group, the number of people and approximate time of arrival. Where practical, community groups are encouraged to visit during weekdays as Wimpole can get very busy at weekends when there may be less scope to cater for additional needs. If you think that members of groups would be interested in receiving free admission passes, please return the form at https://www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/communitypass.pdf via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Wimpole Estate consists of a historic mansion, beautiful gardens, a show farm and extensive parkland, there is plenty of free parking for cars and minibuses, a visitor reception centre, electric buggies to assist people with limited mobility, as well as cafes and shops. For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate .
September and October coffee mornings (first Wednesdays of the month)
We had a great atmosphere in the hall on July 7th and hope you and more will come again for real coffee and home made cake between 10 and 12 at the Village Hall on Wednesday, September 7th. In October the Art Group are going to run the coffee morning so make a note now of the first Wednesday in October on Wednesday October 5th
The Cambridgeshire Local Authorities have established the Action on Energy Cambridgeshire scheme.
This 100% grant funded programme supports lower income households to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and save money on their energy bills. Homes on gas and oil are eligible and landlords are also able to apply, although a financial contribution would be required. Full details are available at the Cambridgeshire County Council website at: https://tinyurl.com/yk8js6ya
Are you interested in Primary and Secondary School Education and want to be involved? ? Do you have excellent listening skills? ? Are you able to put people at ease? ? Are you able to make balanced decisions? ? Would you be interested in being part of an important, impartial service provided to parents and schools? If you have answered yes to any of the above, please consider applying to be become a Volunteer School Appeals Panel Member
Cambridgeshire Highways have prepared preliminary design plans for the scheme being proposed by Dry Drayton Parish Council The anticipated timeline for the project is: • Informal Consultation with applicant (including design amendments, if required) – Approximately 6 weeks, estimated completion W/C 5th September 22 • Costing – Approximately 6 weeks, estimated completion 24th October 22 • Delivery – Estimated delivery window 28th November 22 to 20th February 23