Roadworks will affect you if you are on the A14 after 10pm or before 6am
Amey will be carrying out resurfacing works on the A14 westbound between Junctions 31 (Girton interchange) and 26 (Fenstanton). They will also be resurfacing the carriageway on the A1307 (Huntingdon Rd) between Histon Road and A14 junction 31 (Girton interchange). They are carrying out the works to replace old and worn out surfacing at this location. They will carry out the works in two phases. Works to resurface the carriageway between junctions 31 (Girton) and 29 (Bar Hill) will start on Thursday 23 October, and subject to weather conditions they plan to finish these works by Friday 7 November. They will then start the resurfacing works between junctions 29 (Bar Hill) and 26 (Fenstanton) on Monday 10 November and plan to finish these works by Tuesday 2 December. They will be working between 22:00 and 06:00 on weeknights only and will be closing the entire Westbound carriageway on the A14 where their staff are working.
Evaluation of possible items to be auctioned for the benefit of Medecins Sans Frontiers Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8.15-9.15 p.m. in the Village Hall, Dry Drayton.
The parish church is organizing a fund-raising scheme, all the proceeds of which will go to Medecins Sans Frontiers — a charity that is doing major humanitarian work in a number of conflict zones.
Cheffins of Cambridge have kindly agreed to include a number of items in one of their regular sales (some time next Spring) that will not be subject to their usual commission. The entire proceeds will then be given to the charity. A verbal evaluation of possible items (antiques or pictures or other items that would be suitable for a Cheffins auction catalogue) will be undertaken by Mr Richard Haywood on Nov. 11.
It is suggested that individuals who are interested in this scheme bring up to six items to the evaluation — in the village hall — on the understanding that they will seriously consider offering at least one of them to the auction — with a likely value of not less than £20. [There will be no commitment made at this time, and everyone will benefit from having a verbal evaluation of a number of items.] Those considering offering more than one item will not be restricted to six items. Any enquiries to Michael Langford (19 High St, 01954-789593).
Next Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 8.00pm in Dry Drayton Village Hall. Agenda and draft minutes of their last meeting are on the council’s website http://www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk
Lift wanted Dry Drayton to Cambridge
Would anyone be able to offer a lift into Cambridge (to The Backs or Sidgewick Avenue/West Road) to a law student on certain weekdays for arrival around 9.00am from now until the end of December?
If you are able to help please call me (or call in!): Richard Stamford, 39 High Street, 01954 780187, 07704804262
Were you affected by recent flooding?
Bar Hill Flood Meeting, Bar Hill Church, CB23 8EH – Thursday 23rd October at 7.00pm. Bar Hill Parish Council are arranging a meeting on 23rd October in the Church where there will be a Panel made up of local agencies who will be taking questions from residents regarding the flooding which caused so much damage on 8th August 2014. You are very welcome to attend, if you know of any other person/people who might like to please let them have the details Panel Attendees: Sass Pledger, Flood & Water Team, Cambridgeshire County Council: Emma Murden, Highways Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council: Graham Tweed, Children’s Families & Adults Directorate, Cambridgeshire County Council: Pat Matthews, Drainage Manager, South Cambs District Council: Rob Mungovan, Ecological Officer, South Cambs District Council: Georgina Nichols, Environment Agency: Sergeant Mark Rabel, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Thanks from Pauline Bunyan
Many thanks to all those who contributed towards making the magnificent sum of £500 for Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) at my Open Studio, Pauline Bunyan
There’s going to be a murder in Dry Drayton. But you need to buy tickets in advance – don’t just turn up on the night or you will be disappointed.
Dry Drayton Village Hall Event, MURDER MYSTERY EVENING, Saturday 25th October, 6.30 for 7.00pm, only £12.50. By popular demand, our very special and talented David Wyatt has devised another mysterious murder story to tease and intrigue you. Do come along and enjoy an evening meal, punctuated by a developing tale of dastardly deeds. Tickets from Fred Northrop, 28 Pettitt’s Lane, tel:789525, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Shop and Annual Sale at Just Sharing
The Fair Trade Shop St. Ives Free Church Market Hill, St. Ives 01480 496570 on Friday 31st October Saturday 1st November 9:30am-4:30pm
Make a purchase that makes a difference! Just Sharing is a fair trade shop, located in the Free Church in St Ives. It has been trading for over 20 years. They have a very large selection of Christmas cards, some with bible texts, from Traidcraft, Created, The Leprosy Mission and Amnesty International. In addition we have a very carefully chosen selection from our usual suppliers.
They also stock a varied range of Advent calendars and candles, Christmas decorations from around the world and a locally unparalleled collection of nativity sets. There will be olive oil, almonds and olivewood decorations from Palestine.
Just Sharing is a company limited by guarantee, and they aim to showcase some of the beautiful fair trade crafts and range of foodstuffs that are produced from all corners of the world, pay our way, and break even! They are registered with BAFTS (the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and suppliers), and buy from suppliers who are also registered with BAFTS, or with other fair trade organisations.
Eastern Region Big Energy Saving Week Events
There is lots of activity coming up for Big Energy Saving Week 2014 (this week 20 – 24 October).Here is a list of what’s happening: http://consumerhub.org/eastern-region-big-energy-saving-week-events-2/. 20 – 24 October Cambridge CAB have a display at Cambridge Central Library – including information on reducing your energy bill, switching suppliers and energy efficiency, freebies and a prize draw. 7 Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, CB2 3QD.
Have you, or someone you know, been a victim of hate crime?
From Lauren Alexander (Police, Communications Officer, Cambridgeshire Constabulary). Have you, or someone you know, been a victim of hate crime? Do you know what hate crime is? We’re trying to encourage victims to come forward and speak to someone about the issues. True Vision is a really useful website with loads of information and advice on hate crime. You can see the site here via our website homepage http://tinyurl.com/n3k7x23 . Anyone who is experiencing hate crime should call us on 101 to make a report – you don’t have to suffer in silence, there are people who can help.
Thanks for contributing to Bag2School
A very big thankyou to everyone who contributed to the Bag2School collection on 9th October. The village as a whole collected 540kg of secondhand clothes, thus raising a very useful £216 towards S&VA funds. Two more collections have been scheduled for next year – 19th March and 8th October. Many thanks, Anne Deane
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