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Dry Drayton Boundary Walk

Dear All,
Alec Hawkes is organising a 2020 Dry Drayton Boundary Walk, which, as the name implies, will involve walking the whole of the Dry Drayton Parish Boundary (around 10 miles). The walk is based on the ancient custom of “Beating the Bounds”. In England the tradition is centuries old, dating from at least Anglo-Saxon times and would have been held in Dry Drayton on Rogation Sunday. It was the custom to walk the geographic boundaries of a locality, to maintain collective memory of the precise location of these boundaries.

This year the walk will go clockwise around the boundary and will be organised to ensure appropriate social distancing. Household groups will set of at timed intervals, but “overtaking” can be arranged during the walk as required.

 The 2020 walk will take place on Saturday July 4th, meeting at the north end of High Street at 9.30am.

 Photographs from the 2019 Boundary Walk can be seen here:

Boundary Walk 2019

 

For further information and to let Alec know if you intend to take part, please e-mail

 boundarywalk@gmail.com

Reopening the Church, Swifts, Parish Council, Newsletter

The following were circulated by DryDrayton.net Village E-mails 19th June 2020

Reopening the Church of St Peter and St Paul for private prayer.
The Churchwardens have advised that the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Dry Drayton, will now reopen for private prayer on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The full details of the arrangements being made can be found on the village website at: http://www.drydrayton.net/ChOpen.asp

Dry Drayton Swifts
Rowena Baxter and Michael Clydesdale advise: At present it is the height of the breeding season for swifts. Our colony in Pettitts Close is growing and super busy!  Why not stroll along one warm day or evening to see if you can catch some of the action?  Swift Awareness Week runs from 27 June to 5 July, but swifts will be here in numbers until the end of July.

Dry Drayton Parish Council
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place online on 23rd June 2020 7pm – For access to this virtual meeting, e-mail clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk. Agenda at http://www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Dry Drayton Village Newsletter
The deadline for the July issue is tomorrow, 20 June – contact: drydraytonnews@gmail.com

New construction site opening in Dry Drayton

A new construction site is opening in the village before 28 April, during Coronavirus Lockdown. Details are here

Coronavirus – Dry Drayton

Dear All,

There are two items of local news to circulate.

1. Helping Dry Drayton Villagers

There has been a lot of positive discussion between villagers on the “Dry Drayton People” group on Facebook about helping each other through these difficult and unprecedented times. As a result you should have received through your door a leaflet in the following terms.

You are one of our Dry Drayton people and we are here to help.
If you are self isolating due to the Coronavirus we can help with:

  • Collecting shopping and dropping off to your doorstep
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Even just a friendly chat on the phone

This service is run by our caring villagers on a voluntary basis and no charge will be made for any help.

If you need help please call or text 07900 813046 (Parish Councillor Fiona Peck) and we will organise help as a priority.

If you are equally in a position that you feel you could help, please do contact us (many hands make light work).

2.  News about your Village Hall.

The Village Hall management has decided to close the Village Hall from 16th March 2020, to all users, as it would be impossible to maintain sufficient cleanliness. All users have been informed. There will be no Coffee Mornings until further notice. The Committee meeting advertised for 24th March, to which everyone was invited, has been cancelled.

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Brian Copping, message of thanks

Dear All,

A message has been received from Ros Copping thanking you all for your best wishes, cards of condolence and support following the death of her father, Brian. The family really appreciated the support of  the many villagers who came to the Crematorium, the church service and after at the village hall. Thank you for your warmth and for turning out on the 5th of February. Ros’s mum would welcome any visitors, but if you want to call, please phone first on 01954 273310  or 01954 780993.

 

DryDrayton.Net Village E-Mails, Brian Copping

Dear All,

I am sorry to bring you the sad news of the death of Dry Drayton resident Brian Copping. Our thoughts are with Yvonne and the rest of Brian’s family.

All who knew Brian are warmly invited to attend his funeral, which will take place on Wednesday the 5th of February. There will be a ceremony at 11.30am at Cambridge Crematorium, then at 12.30 a service of tribute at St Peter and St Paul Church in Dry Drayton, followed by a reception in Dry Drayton Village Hall.

 

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.