Pop-up cafe, Swifts, A14, RAF Cadets, Crime

POP-UP CAFE – Sept 3rd 10.30-12 Noon

The Church will be open for a pop-up café on September 3rd from 10.30 to 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome to come for a mid-morning coffee/ refreshment break at the church (with activities for children) Online Poster

Summer 2018 update on the Swift project centred on Pettitts Close.

Read all about it on the village website www.drydrayton.net

A14 Road Closure

This is a big one. Highways England will be installing the steel decking for the new Bar Hill Bridge and so the A14 will be closed Friday 14 September (9pm) to Monday 17 September (6am) (except for access to Bar Hill for local traffic). You can see how they will be undertaking this major operation here:  Bar Hill Junction – SPMT Movement. If you want to see them moving these two 1000 ton structures into place, they will be live-streaming the action – you should be able to find the link at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home/

A14 Charity Walk Sunday 9 September

Highways England are holding a charity ‘Welly Walk’ on Sunday 9th September 2018, raising money for Cancer Research UK. The walk will follow the new A14 route between A1198, Ermine Street and Swavesey Junction. This is a unique opportunity for members of the public to explore 10 km of what will eventually be the new road carrying traffic between Cambridge and Huntingdon. HE are inviting you to come behind the traffic cones, get on site and see how they are progressing at building the new A14. This is a great opportunity for a good cause and is guaranteed to be a good day. Come and join them in the fight against cancer! You’ll arrive at their Main Project Office where you can park your vehicles for free. You’ll then be coached along the existing A14 to their Ermine Street compound. This is where your 10k guided walk along the new A14 will begin, finishing back up at their Main Project Office for drinks, Bbq, bouncy castle and more! It’s free but you need to book at A14 C2H Welly Walk

RAF Air Cadets Oakington are recruiting local young people from Year 8 (12-year-olds) upwards

An open evening will be held on Tuesday 11th September as part of a recruitment drive for 2524 (Oakington) Air Cadets. Boys and girls aged 12 and over are invited to attend with their parents to find out more. The Cadets general take on the Air Cadets is that they can have fun and go flying and gliding, shooting, take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme, go on adventure training weekends and in school holidays there are week-long camps. There are also events throughout the year to highlight their pride of the Air Cadets like Remembrance Sunday. Cadets have opportunities for Travel both within the UK and Abroad, Adventure and to make friends for life. The squadron is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and parade twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The open evening is at the Cadet Centre, Magdalene Close, Longstanton, Cambridge, CB23 3EG at 7.30pm. There is no need to book. More information is available by emailing. Adj.2524@aircadets.org

More crime in the parish

Between 16/08/2018 20:15 to 17/08/2018 05:45 at Park Street / Madingley Rd Dry Drayton, offenders have gained access to a metal shipping container by forcing the arm of the latch off. Crime Ref 35/23123/18

Between 18/8 – 19/8 at business premises in St. Neots Road Dry Drayton offenders have forced the lock securing a container and stolen beer from inside. Between 20/8 – 21/8 offenders have attempted to remove money from a slot machine. Crime Ref 35/24225/18

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Safer Cycling, PC Meeting, A14 Charity Walk

Would you support having Dry Drayton linked to the new A14 off-road cycle route into Cambridge?

From Councillor Richard Stamford, Dry Drayton Parish Council.

The Parish Council is considering financially supporting the creation of a safe cycleway to link the existing cycleway from Bar Hill and adjacent villages to the new cycleways provided by the A14 development alongside it’s new local access roads. These will extend from the extremity of our village to both Huntingdon Road and Girton (see map at http://www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/Cpath.pdf for detail).

In order to obtain the necessary grants to accomplish this, we would need to show support from Dry Drayton parishioners and also to make a modest contribution from our precept (our precept is the village’s annual income).

It would be very helpful, therefore, if you would register your support (or otherwise) and indicate the maximum contribution you would feel it would be appropriate for the PC to make. (For your information, the balance of unallocated expenditure of our precept this year is £1,687 and the Council would consider £500 to a be reasonable grant for this project.)

Please send your views to:
Anita Cullum
Parish Clerk
clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk 
or drop a note to her at 46 High Street
Follow this initiative on Facebook –  Dry Drayton to Cambridge Cycle Path

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Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting

There will be an August meeting – Village Hall, 8pm Tuesday 14 August 2018. The agenda is on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk,

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A14 C2H Welly Walk 9th September 2018

From Highways England A14 Integrated Delivery Team As per their July – September update:

We recently made you aware that the A14 is hosting a Welly Walk to raise money for Cancer Research in honour of valued team members that we have lost to the disease and those that are fighting it right now.

We’re inviting you to come behind the traffic cones, get on site and see how we’re progressing at building your new A14. You’ll be able to walk along the new A14 from our Ermine Street office to our Swavesey Office. This is open to all of the family and is guaranteed to be a good day. Come and join us in the fight against cancer!

To book your place please visit our A14 C2H Welly Walk booking page: A14 C2H Welly Walk

To see your route – Charity Walk Flythrough: https://vimeo.com/283425775/8c555fda6b

If you or your parishioners have trouble accessing the booking page please contact Samantha.Kedie@thea14.com

Alternatively if you do not have internet access please call the A14 Public helpline and we will manage the booking for you – 0800 270 0114
Places are limited so please book soon.

You can contact us on our dedicated A14 Public Helpline 0800 270 0114
Scheme information is also available at our website www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H

Pub Quiz, Road Closure

 Summer Quiz at The Black Horse Dry Drayton

There will be a Summer Quiz in the Garden of The Black Horse on Wednesday 1st August at 7pm. Tickets £5 per person – Teams of up to 6. (We may be able to put fewer numbers together to make teams). Start 7pm, with a break at 8pm for topping up drinks. Chilli and accompaniments will be available and can be pre-booked (£8.95 per person)

There will be a prize for the winning team, who will also choose the charity for all proceeds! Tickets available at the Bar or amanda@blackhorsedrydrayton.com

 Road Closure, A14 Dry Drayton exit slip to Oakington

Anglian Water are completing diversionary works for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Scheme. Dry Drayton Road will be closed from Oakington Business Park (Phyper’s Farm) to the A14 exit slip. Farm access will be maintained.  The road will be closed from 06:00hrs on 28/07/2018 and will be re-opened at 05:00hrs on 30/07/2018. Access to Oakington Market on Saturday will be through Girton and Oakington.

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Final reminder of Feast week activities in the village

Dear All, 

a Final reminder of Feast week activities in the village – enjoy!

***Today: Friday 29th June, St Peter’s Day***

Activities at the Church

3.30 – 6pm  Pop-up-Café in the Church, with family activities:

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be there.

Bring your own picnic if you would like to.

Key collection point.

At the Black Horse:

8pm Live music with Cambridge band “The Searles” (Ballad / Folk music)

Pulled pork rolls available throughout the evening while you chill and listen to the band.

***Tomorrow: Saturday 30th June***

At the Black Horse:

9 – 11 am Breakfasts: Sausage and / or Bacon Rolls, tea and coffee.

2 pm Walking Procession from the end of Pettitts Lane to the school field.

Theme for the day is “Super Heroes”

Fancy dress will be judged at the school by Amanda, Black Horse

2.30pm School & Little Owl Fete:

Lots of great stalls for all ages.

Raffle with ***GREAT PRIZES***  including:

1st  £100 John Lewis voucher

2nd Champagne Hamper

3rd Tea Time Hamper

At the Black Horse:

2.30 onwards: you are welcome to take drinks from the Black Horse over to the school field.

5 – 8 pm  Bowls of Chilli & Accompaniments available

Dry Drayton Feast Week, Watch found in village

Latest Dry Drayton Feast Week Information

Today: Thursday 28th June

6.30pm Fun Run starting at school field

BBQ at school field

7 – 11pm  Pop-up-Pub at the school field:

7 pm  England football match on screen in the marquee for those who would like to watch, seating outside the marquee for those who would prefer a quiet chat!

Tomorrow: Friday 29th June, St Peter’s Day:

Activities at the Church

9.30 am Communion in Church, followed by refreshments

3.30 – 6pm  Pop-up-Café in the Church, with family activities:

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be there.

Bring your own picnic if you would like to.  Key collection point.

At the Black Horse:

8pm Live music with Cambridge band “The Searles” (Ballad / Folk music)

Pulled pork rolls available throughout the evening while you chill and listen to the band.

 Watch found in Dry Drayton

A watch was found in Victoria Passage also known as “The Snicket” on Monday morning (25th June). The owner should contact Annie Harley on 01954 780658, and they will be asked difficult questions to identify it!

Crime, PC, Swifts, Planning, Black Horse

DryDrayton.net Village E-Mail circulated12/6/18 and accidentally omitted from the Village Blog

More crime in the village.

Ben Jakes, Chairman, St Giles Cricket Club, Dry Drayton, writes to inform us that on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning last (between 20:30 05/06/2018- 09:20 06/06/2018) their clubhouse behind houses in Scotland Road was broken into. As well as a lot of damage, their bar stock and money were taken. As you can imagine, as a club run by volunteers only, it is very frustrating and upsetting, especially as the club facilities are enjoyed by many colts. A white van was seen leaving the ground at ~8am on Wednesday morning, by one of their neighbours.

June 2018 Parish Council Meeting

The June Meeting will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 12 June commencing at 8pm. The agenda has been posted on the Parish Council’s website Dry Drayton Parish Council . New councillors will be adopted and a new Chairman will be elected, following the resignation of Councillor Howard Russell.

Swift Awareness Week

Read all about the local events to mark Swift Awareness Week 16-23 June 2018 on the village website DryDrayton.net   Have you seen our Dry Drayton swifts yet?  Take some time this week in June to come along to Pettitt’s Close and watch the aerobatic displays of our swifts.  They are breeding here at the height of the summer, taking advantage of the aerial plankton (flying insects). Choose a dry warm day, not too windy – particularly before 10 am and at sunset for the best chance of seeing these charismatic birds.

South Cambridgeshire District Council Announcement on Housing Supply

The Council has made a significant announcement which will affect the way that planning applications made after 21 May 2018 will be decided.  Annual Monitoring Report | South Cambs District Council

The Black Horse

Have you visited yet?

The Black Horse is open in June as follows:
Wednesday 10am-4pm and 6pm-9pm
Thursday 10am-4pm and 6pm-9pm
Friday 10am-4pm and 6pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
(Monday and Tuesday closed)
Food available during the day and 6pm-8pm in the evenings
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Closure of permissive footpath, crime, Newsletter deadline, Churchyard tidy-up

Tragic Incident and closure of permissive footpath.

We are sorry to pass on the following message from David and Linda Searle.

“The permissive path that runs from point a to point b on Drill Lodge, High Street Dry Drayton will be shutting permently as of Sunday 17/6/18. This is due to dog attacks on our horses resulting in bite injuries and the subsequent death of our horse due to injury after running into our fence after being chased by a loose dog. If you could pass on this information please. Signs have been put up on the footpath accordingly. Police are involved and if dogs are caught on our land amongst our horses we are within our rights to protect them. Please please please keep your dog leashed when around livestock, it is a criminal offence to let dogs roam and can lead to prosecution, death of dog and a huge fine. As it is we are mourning the loss of Rudi who as a ex racehorse deserved to live in peace in his own field and not spend the last two hours of his life bleeding to death.”

More crime in the village.

E-Cops report the following:

Spring Stables, Oakington Road, Dry Drayton, Business burglary. On Friday the 15th June at approx. 09:55hrs, unknown offender(s) have broken into a stable yard and searched the premises but nothing believed to have been taken.

Oak Crescent, Dry Drayton – Theft from a motor vehicle. Between the 14th June at 20:00 and the 15th June at 07:20hrs, unknown offender(s) have gained entry to a stationary vehicle by smashing the rear window. The catalytic converter and tow bar have been removed and taken.

Believed to be the same offender(s) who have removed the front bumper of another stationary parked vehicle in the same area.

Deadline for the next Village Newsletter, 27 June 2018

Rachel Gardner, the Editor, writes to let you know that for the July Newsletter she is extending the deadline by a few days. If you have items, please send them by Wednesday 27th June at the latest. Also, Rachel would welcome pictures to enliven the text, so if you have (or could take) any photos relevant to your item, do please send those as well. Please be aware that because of the extended deadline, the Newsletter will hit doormats a week later than usual, so some residents will not receive it until 8th or 9th July. And as a reminder, there’s no August issue. So do let Rachel know if you have any information about events in August or the beginning of September and she will include them in this issue. (drydraytonnews@gmail.com)

Churchyard Tidy-Up – Note for your diary

From Martin Tester. There will be a ‘Churchyard Tidy-Up’ morning on Saturday 14th July. All with  an interest in seeing the churchyard made tidier are invited to come and help. The bare details are:
•    Saturday 14th July;
•    9am onwards to 12.30;
•    Refreshments!
•    Please bring gardening tools, especially shears, secateurs, & loppers. Gardening gloves would be a good idea!
•    Please bring any spare ‘big bags’ from the likes of Madingley Mulch & Ridgeons for all the hedge & tree trimmings we hope to generate.
•    Just turn up in the churchyard on the day, although advance warning would help calculate the number of cakes to provide!
•    More details from the Church Wardens – David Wyatt or Martin Tester, contact details from page 2 of the village newsletter.

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