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Village E-mails, the pub, litter, and crime

Dear All,

The Village Pub and other strategic issues – keeping up to date

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting were both held on the 18th April. If you were unable to attend, you can now read the minutes of both meetings on the Parish Council’s website at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Litter Picking – from Annie Harley.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the litter pick on Easter Saturday. Between us we collected 16 bags of rubbish. Special thanks must go to the Isett family who cleared the area within the 30 mph limit at Scotland farm. Judging from what they found, it hadn’t been cleared for a very long time. Thanks must also go to Miriam who walked past the Village Hall as we were assembling, and immediately volunteered to help, and to the Irishes, who cleared Oakington road with me, and then turned out again two days later to clear Five Bells corner by the A 14 – which was briefly pristine, before the coffee cups and drinks cans appeared again.  Prize find of the day was a functioning I-pad, found in the gutter in Oakington Rd and now returned to its very relieved owner.

I know several others regularly pick rubbish up as they come across it, so I hope that with everyone’s help we can keep the village looking smart all summer. Annie Harley

Crime in the Village

We continue to receive the unwanted attention of thieves. Between 7pm on 15/04/2017 and 3.30pm on 19/04/2017 at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, a burglar forced entry to a shed and stole two lawn mowers. Please be vigilent and report anything of concern to our village Neighbourhood Watch representatives.

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails The Pub and Important Meetings

The Black Horse Public House – important update
From Anita Cullum, the Parish Clerk, clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk. Dry Drayton Parish Council has officially submitted, in writing to South Cambridgeshire District Council, on behalf of the village, a notice to bid for The Black Horse. This means that the community now has until 6 September to raise the necessary funds to place a bid.
Bernard Lee of Pub is the Hub will be at the Parish Council meeting next Tuesday (18 April) to talk to the village and answer any questions you have, so please come along.  There is an Annual Parish meeting at 7pm which is scheduled to take an hour so we can begin the parish council meeting promptly at 8pm.  The Black Horse is one of the first items up for discussion at the 8pm meeting.
Please let Anita know if you plan to come along although it is fine just to turn up on the night.  Please could you also let Anita know if you would be willing to be part of the Black Horse steering group that will lead this project on behalf of the community.
In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more, the following websites are a good place to start: https://www.pubisthehub.org.uk/ (Pub is the Hub] and https://www.plunkett.co.uk/ [Plunkett Foundation]
Annual Parish Meeting and Parish Council Meeting
These will take place at the Village Hall on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7pm for the annual meeting and 8pm for the Parish Council. Agendas for both meetings can be found on the Parish Council website http://www.drydraytonpc.org.uk/
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Clean-up, Crime and Communications

Dear All,

Village Clean-Up Easter Saturday

You will all have seen comments in the latest village newsletter about the worsening state of litter in the village – possibly connected with recent increases in traffic. Annie Harley is organising a Village clean up on Saturday 15 April starting at 10.00am. Please help if you can. Annie writes:

“Please come and help us pick up litter and generally tidy the village on Easter Saturday morning. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00.  Please bring rubber gloves, and hi-vis jackets if you have them. We have requested bags and  jackets from South Cambs, fingers crossed that they can help.  If we have lots of volunteers we could wash street signs as well – if you’d prefer to do that please bring buckets and mops!

Annie Harley 01954 780658. anneharley.hr@icloud.com

Thieves active in the village

Between 18:45 hrs on 02/04/2017 and 19:30 hrs on 02/04/2017, while the owner was attending Evensong at the Village Church, a thief smashed the rear window of a red Peugeot 308 which was parked on the road outside and stole a bag containing a lap top, which was left on display on the rear seat. We understand this is not the first car to be broken into in the village in the last few weeks. Please be vigilant and yes, even in the village, don’t leave valuable items in view in your parked car.

Holding the Police to Account

The Police and Crime Commissioner is currently recruiting for a new Independent Chair and Independent Member for the Joint Audit Committee. The Joint Audit Committee is an independent group for both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which overseas all audit arrangements and ensures that adequate arrangements for corporate governance and risk management are in place. The Chair is responsible for providing leadership to the Joint Audit Committee. The Member will contribute to the development and effective discharge of the Terms of Reference of the committee. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th May 2017. A link to the application form and key responsibilities can be found here: http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/vacancies/joint-audit-committee-independent-chair-independent-member/

Editor Wanted for Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

A reminder that The Dry Drayton Village Newsletter, in production since 1975, will shortly have a vacancy for a new Editor. Full training is offered. To find out more and for an informal discussion, please contact the current Editor sylviapryer@aol.com or the Chair of the S and VA scottiehawkes@gmail.com .

Printer free to a good home

 HP Business Inkjet 1200wn printer, free to first applicant, available for collection in Dry Drayton. An old faithful friend, in good working order and daily use. Reason for disposal – no driver available to work it in Windows 10. Contact webmaster@drydrayton.net

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Dry Drayton at the Tipping Point

We are about to lose the village pub, unless the community acquires the asset that is the Black Horse. There could be a new park and ride site at Scotland Farm. There is a threat of development in the middle of the village. The village needs a comprehensive new neighbourhood plan if there is to be any rational control over future development. Neighbourhood Watch needs your support. All this and more is for discussion at the Parish Council Meeting at 8pm Tuesday 21st March in the Village Hall. If you care about the future of life in Dry Drayton, come along and have your say.  The agenda is on the PC’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

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DryDrayton.net News – more burglaries

More Burglaries in the village.

This is becoming all too regular – please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious notify our Neighbourhood Watch or the police.

The latest burglary took place around 7.00pm on 7th February at a house near to the Village Church. A computer and jewellery were stolen.

Also between 5:30pm on 6th February and 8am on 7th Feb someone forced an entry to one of the units at Scotland Farm Industrial Estate and stole cash.

Become a Planning Application Watcher

With all the latest talk about the Green Belt and the need for more housing – you might  want to follow planning applications relating to Dry Drayton. Here is the link: http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display and when you get there just select “Dry Drayton” from the drop down list in the Parish field.

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Crime, yoga and important meetings

Three more crimes in the village

  1. Between 18:00 and  22:30 on 02/02/2017, High Street, Dry Drayton, Offender(s) have forced the door to victim’s shed and have taken tools amounting to the approx value of £2,000.
  2. On the 19th of January, between 13:45 and 15:30hrs, a theft from a motor vehicle took place in Park Lane, Dry Drayton. Unknown offender(s) have gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means and have taken a mobile phone from within.
  3. Between 13/01/2017 17:00 and 16/01/2017 09:00 at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton. Offenders have forced entry to an office and a search has been carried out, nothing appears to have been taken.

If you see anything or anyone suspicious, please notify either the police or neighbourhood Watch (form and details on p 11 Dry Drayton Village Newsletter Feb 2017). If you see a crime in progress dial 999

New Yoga Class in Dry Drayton  

There’s a new yoga class starting in the Village Hall on Tuesday 28 February, from 6.45 to 8pm.  This is an opportunity to learn yoga from the beginning, with an introduction to basic poses, gradually moving as a group towards a more fluid practice.  The cost will be £21 for three classes (28 February, 7 and 14 March).  Please note that the Parish Council has its meetings on the third Tuesday of every month so there will be no class on 21 March.  Please bring a yoga mat, and a blanket for relaxation, and aim to arrive at least five minutes before the class starts.  Contact Anita Cullum on 01954 780645 / anita@littleyogacorner.co.uk for further information and to book a place.  http://www.littleyogacorner.co.uk

Dry Drayton School and Village Association

The AGM of the School and Village Association will take place at 7pm on 8th February in the School Hall. The Association runs local events and raises funds for school and village nand publishes the Village Newsletter. Please come along and support them.

Dry Drayton Parish Council

Next meeting 21 Feb 8pm Village Hall – open to all – development pressures in the village are building – a Village Neighbourhood Plan is being proposed. Agendas and minutes are on the Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

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Parish Council Survey, strategic planning and a good day out

Dear All,

  1. Your Parish Council still wants to hear from you

The Parish Council is still open for your comments on their mini village survey, until close of play on 25th November. Collated comments will then be considered at the next Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 20th December. The questions are listed on page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) and relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues especially regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the Parish Council communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. Minutes of the last Parish Council Meeting

The draft minutes of the November meeting of the Dry Drayton Parish Council are now available on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk – The minutes include a discussion on a more strategic approach to planning issues in future – you might like to read this before completing the mini village survey question on planning.

3. A good day out in Cambridge 3 Dec.

And if you fancy a good day out, the Mill Road Winter Fair is fast approaching. It takes place at Mill Road, Cambridge from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 3 December 2016. Mill Road is closed from East Road to Coleridge Road, meaning that everyone can enjoy the day in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. The sight of thousands of people calmly flowing up and down the road has to be seen to be believed. The Fair is known for its special charm and atmosphere with over 10,000 people participating in different ways and enjoying all that the Mill Road area has to offer. Full details are here:  http://www.millroadwinterfair.org/

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