Tag Archives: A14

Village News Updates, Digging to Diggers etc

1. Pop-up Cafe Wednesday 24 Oct

Pop-Up Cafe with family activities, Autumn Half Term, Dry Drayton Church, Wednesday 24th October 2018 10.30am to 12 pm Facebook Group (Dry Drayton Church) (please note this is the correct date for the event, elsewhere it has been incorrectly shown as Thurs 24 Oct)

2. Help us grow good food – from Ony Collison

We require someone to work an allotment in Dry Drayton, two hours a week, throughout the year to provide fresh food for Ony’s Wine Bar in Mill Road, Cambridge. Payment £16 per two-hour session. Contact: Ony Collison, 17 High Street, Dry Drayton, 01954 789173, ony@dcol.co.uk, http://www.onys.co.uk

3. Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

The deadline for the November Dry Drayton Newsletter is next weekend – Saturday 20th October. Contributions please to drydraytonnews@gmail.com.

4. CamBedRailRoad

You may be aware of various proposals for future transport links in the Cambridge – Oxford corridor. We have been contacted by one campaigning group, CamBedRailRoad, whose proposals will include a rail route passing very close to our parish, somewhere between Dry Drayton and Madingley, with new rail stations at Northstowe and Cambourne. They are asking supporters to sign an online petition. You can see their proposals at: CamBed RailRoad – promoting the best route for the east west railway

5. A14, update on the works closest to Dry Drayton

The latest newsletter from the A14 improvement team, updating parishes, says:
“Work on the new local access road that will run from Oakington Road to Huntingdon Road and Girton to Dry Drayton is progressing well. It is anticipated that traffic will be using these roads by the end of the year. Construction of the new access road into Cambridge Crematorium is now underway.”

6. Proposed cycle path from Dry Drayton to the new A14 Dry Drayton to Girton local road

Updates continue to be posted on the Facebook group “The Dry Drayton to Cambridge Cycle Path”

7. Concerned about the future of local bus transport?

You may be interested in the newly formed Cambridge Area Bus Users group, whose strap-line is “Working for bus passengers in and around Cambridge”. Their web site is: https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/

8. Reminder: Yummies for Mummies – first meeting Fri 19 October

From the organizer, Natalie Williamson. First meet-up is this Friday, 19th Oct 11:30am The Black Horse Dry Drayton. A friendly monthly brunch for parents, grandparents, carers and the kids! Treat yourself to a delicious brunch and make some new friends too. It will be held every 3rd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Please join the Facebook group “Yummies for Mummies” for booking information, menu choices and prices. Alternatively contact Natalie Williamson who will be pleased to answer any questions  nataliewiniecki@aol.com . Booking and Prepayment is essential as places are limited. Natalie is responsible for organising the group and not the pub.

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Events etc in and around Dry Drayton

  1. Autumn / Harvest Celebrations in Dry Drayton

From Revd Alison Myers, Team Rector of the Lordsbridge Team of Churches, and Lead Minister for Hardwick and Dry Drayton.

It is autumn and we have a week of Dry Drayton Harvest family events planned based in the church to celebrate the season in different ways:

Community Harvest Service Sun 23 Sept, 11am to12 noon. A church service for all the family, with traditional Harvest hymns, prayers and interactive story.  The church will be decorated for Harvest including new banners made by the school to be revealed at the service.  You are invited to bring traditional Harvest donations for Cambridge City Foodbank (tins, packets etc) and the Children’s Hospice in Milton (fresh produce)

School Harvest Service Tues 25 Sept, 2—2.45pm. A service for the school – children, staff and governors – in the village church to which parents, carers and supporters are welcome.  Harvest donations are invited, as above.

Community Harvest Ceilidh Sat 29 Sept, 6-9pm, with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, all ages and proficiencies of dancing are welcome! Tickets £5 child, £10 adult, £25 family, on the door.  Finger buffet & soft drinks. Bring your own wine or beer.

Come and celebrate the season and life in our village at any or all of the above!  Bring your friends and neighbours!

  1. Yummies for Mummies – a new Brunch Club in Dry Drayton

From the organizer, Natalie Williamson.

First meet-up is on Friday 19th Oct 11:30am The Black Horse Dry Drayton. A friendly monthly brunch for parents, grandparents, carers and the kids! Treat yourself to a delicious brunch and make some new friends too!. It will be held every 3rd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Please join the Facebook group “Yummies for Mummies” for booking information, menu choices and prices. Alternatively contact Natalie Williamson who will be pleased to answer any questions  nataliewiniecki@aol.com . Booking and Prepayment is essential as places are limited. Natalie is responsible for organising the group and not the pub

  1. A14 Improvements

For those of you wanting to see the installation of the steel decking on the new Bar Hill interchange, HE have now posted a 1.5 minute time-lapse video of the work here: Installation of new bridge decks at Bar Hill – September 2018

A number of overnight closures are planned for the A14, closest to Dry Drayton are:

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd Sept (two nights), overnight between 8pm and 6am,
* A14 westbound Swavesey J28 to Fenstanton J27
* A14 eastbound Fenstanton J227 to Swavesey J28

Monday 24 to Friday 28 Sept (five nights) overnight between 8pm and 6am,
A428 eastbound Madingley to A14 eastbound junction 33 Milton

  1. Another crime in the village

Dry Drayton – Oak Crescent. Between 22:00 hrs on 14/08/18 and 09:08 hrs on 17/09/18, Unknown offenders have broken into a van but were not successful in getting into the rear compartment, so no items were taken.

  1. Bar Hill Church Art Exhibition

From Kaye Benson  – One for your diary – in Bar Hill.

A small Art Group in Bar Hill are holding an Art Exhibition to raise money for the Kerala flood victims. 20th October 10.30am – 4pm, at Bar Hill Church, Hanover Close, Bar Hill, CB23 8EH. Paintings and Greetings Cards for Sale. Refreshments Available. Free Entry. Disabled Facilities

  1. New Website for Madingley

Madingley now have a new website Home – Madingley Parish Council   Their Parish newsletters are there alongside all the PC’s documentation.

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

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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Village Hall Stage, Crime, A14, Places to Visit

(Circulated as DryDrayton.net Village news E-Mail on 3 March 2018)

All the World’s a Stage

The Village Hall Management Committee is considering whether or not the Hall should keep its stage. What is YOUR VIEW? In the past a number of village entertainments, including pantos, revues and murder mysteries have been held on the stage. The quiz master of the Macmillan Quiz Night in February sat up there, with the scores beamed onto a screen beside him so that everyone could see them.

The Committee wants to hear your views on whether we should keep the stage or remove it from the hall and look for alternatives. Hiring a stage would be expensive (around £700) but we may be able to request the loan of the staging from the school on the occasions when a stage is needed. As not everybody was able to make the Village Hall open meeting in February, the Committee seeks your views by e-mail on whether the Hall should keep its stage. If you have a view on this please e-mail Graham Carver at grahamcarver@aol.com.  Please say “Yes” if you think the Hall should keep its stage, or “No” if you don’t. And please give a reason for your views. Please respond by Tuesday 20 March 2018.

Village Crime and Crime Prevention

The latest report is of an attack on a Vauxhall Van in Oak Crescent between 26/02/2018 18:00 – 27/02/2018 08:50. Offender(s) punched a hole through the rear door of the van and forced the lock to gain entry. Fortunately nothing was stolen. On the subject of crime prevention – there will be a Scams training event ‘Friends Against Scams‘ taking place at Histon and Impington Baptist Church 2- 4p.m. Thursday 8 March 2018. The event is being organised by Cambs. County Council Community Protection Team. Do come along to find out more (Message Sent By Rachel Carr, Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)

Looking for Somewhere Interesing to Visit Locally ?

Jordan’s Mill have been in touch with us to advertise their Children’s Mother’s Day activities on 10th March and Easter Creature Hunt 2nd – 15th April. The Mill is a great place to visit for coffee, afternoon tea, a meal or just a look around, and it is just 25 miles from Downtown Dry Drayton.  Their web site is Jordans Mill – Historic Mill and Gardens, Bedfordshire  

And inevitably – something on the A14.

There are some big changes coming up which will affect access to and from Bar Hill. Highways England are building a temporary junction at Bar Hill which will then enable them to build the permanent junction (roundabout and bridge). The first stage of the works is to start works on the tie-ins on Hattons Road, Longstanton. These works will need to be completed with a weekend closure of Hattons Road. Highways England have planned for these works to be completed on 3rd-4th March 2018 with a contingency date of 10th-11th March 2018. The second stage of the works will involve a 7 day closure Monday to Sunday of the Bridge from the Crafts Way/Saxon Way roundabout and over the A14 (roundabout will be fully operational). No vehicles, including emergency vehicles, will be able to go through the closure. Works are expected to start 2nd April 2018 for 7 days. The third stage of the works is to complete the tie-ins on Hattons Road, Longstanton which can be completed using 2 way temporary traffic signals dates to be confirmed. For the latest on the A14 project go to: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon/

 

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