Parrot found in Dry Drayton

A pet parrot has been found in the village and has taken up temporary residence with Scottie Hawkes. If it is yours, or you know someone who may have lost a parrot, please contact Scottie on 01954 780633 or scottiehawkes@gmail.com
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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails – Visit to RHS Flower Show

Hilary Hurst is organising a coach trip to the new Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show at Chatsworth on Thursday 8th June and two places have become available. The cost of coach and entry is £42.50 per person. If you are interested in attending, please contact Hilary on 01954 781042 or e-mail hilaryhurst@btinternet.com for more details.
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Crime Prevention and Saving the Black Horse

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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