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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

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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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The Black Horse, A14 Communications

Ceilidh, Road Closure, Black Horse Etc

COMMUNITY CEILIDH TONIGHT – IT’S NOT TOO LATE….

The Community Ceilidh is TONIGHT, Saturday, in the church, at £10 per adult, £5 per child or £25 for a family. The event starts deliberately early (7pm) to cater for the whole family and will finish at 9pm.  The Cyriacs will provide music for dancing in two sessions each of about 45 minutes and, in between, there will be a light buffet and soft drinks. If you wish to, you can bring your own beer and wine.  There will be something for everyone, communal dancing (with clear instruction), a great band and the company of your community in our most historic building (as you have never seen it before).   If you’re planning to come along and haven’t reserved a ticket yet, you can still just turn up on the night.


CLOSURE – DRY DRAYTON BRIDGE OVER A14

There will be a closure of the Dry Drayton overbridge for an intrusive structural survey on Monday 20th November. This closure was due to be a 24 hour operation, however after consultation this has been reduced to a 9.30am start with an 8pm finish. Following this they will install 2 way lights on the overbridge to be operational Tuesday 21st-Friday 24th off peak 09.30am-3.30pm. The entrance and exit slip will be maintained and vehicles will divert via the Bar Hill junction. From Bob Pettipher, Stakeholder Manager, Integrated Delivery Team, Mobile +44 7799 435589, Boxworth A14 Compound, High Street
Boxworth Cambridgeshire CB23 4NG

SAD NEWS – Mrs Bunty Heffer

Jim Heffer writes to inform us of the sad news of the death of his mother, Margaret Elliott (Bunty) Heffer, on 9th November 2017, peacefully with her family.  Mrs Heffer was a resident of Dry Drayton for over 40 years. Mother of Richard, James and the late Stephen, grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 3. Funeral 11.00 am, Saturday 2nd December at St Peter and Paul Dry Drayton.

BLACK HORSE SUPPORT GROUP NEWS from Judith Bennetton


There will be another Pop up Pub 6pm – 11pm and curry 6pm – 8pm on Friday 24th November. Lord Conrad’s brewery will provide the bar (from 6pm) and there will be medium and mild, meat and vegetarian curry with rice, naan and condiments.  Standard plates £5 and bowls £3.  Although Colin and Amanda can’t be with us we hope, around 8pm, to have some news on how their plans are coming along. November’s pop-up will be the last for 2017 as the BHSG just cannot squeeze out another.  However we’re glad to say Lord Conrad is planning on popping up in the Village Hall on 29th December from 6pm – 11pm.  Before that you’ll see his signs for the bottle shop, 11th – 17th December. Finally we don’t make a lot of profit after expenses on our pop ups but any profit we do make is helping to offset the costs of our campaign to Save the Black Horse.  Any surplus will be deposited in the Dry Drayton Community Enterprises account and used to benefit the community.’

Also a separate item ‘Volunteers to help clear undergrowth at the rear of the Black Horse, Sunday 25th November 10 am – 3pm.
The BHSG asked Colin and Amanda how the community could help them and they told us they’d really appreciate some help to clear undergrowth. There are nettles and brambles and all sorts around the pond so strong gloves and protective clothing would be advisable.  Bring secateurs and loppers and if anyone has a petrol strimmer it would be great.  Even if you just have  half an hour to spare it would help. Colin and Amanda would be grateful for any help and will provide refreshments throughout the day, 10am to 3pm. http://www.savetheblackhorse.co.uk and https://www.facebook.com/SaveBlackHorse/’

DRY DRAYTON VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

The deadline for December’s Newsletter is next Monday, 20th November. Please send copy to drydraytonnews@gmail.com

RECENT SHED BURGLARIES
 
E-Cops have written to advise us that over the last ten days there have been a number of shed and outbuilding burglaries, with power tools and equipment being targeted. Villages affected include Little Shelford, Foxton, Meldreth, Fowlmere, West Wratting, Oakington, and Haslingfield.
 
Since the clocks have gone back, darker evenings provide more cover for potential criminals.  Also consider the security of your shed even if you only store garden spades etc. inside as these may be used to prise open a door or window in order to break into your property.
 
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Parish Council, crime and traffic issues

Dear Dry Drayton Folks,

  1. Dry Drayton Parish Council tonight

The Council meets tonight, Tuesday 20th December at the Village Hall at 8pm, with some important issues for discussion. On the agenda tonight are 4 planning applications and another planning item: Planning Applications: In the light of recent concerns about traffic around new housing developments near Dry Drayton School, to consider ways to campaign against further development producing additional traffic should the pub come up for sale. There will also be feedback from the Newsletter Questionnaire on residents’ responses to the four questions relating to 1) installing CCTV in the village; 2)planning issues; 3) dog waste removal and 4) Parish Council minutes. The full agenda is on the PC’s website www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk. If you want to speak at the meeting, the only opportunity to do so is right at the beginning under agenda item 16/12/3 – you will not be allowed to speak later.

Dates for the Council Meetings in 2017 are now on the PC’s website.

  1. Police and Crime Commissioner’s Surgery

As part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s public engagement commitment, Jason Ablewhite (former Dry Drayton resident) offers regular one to one meetings with members of the public across the county. Jason will be holding a public surgery in South Cambridgeshire on Friday 13th January 2017, 10am to 12pm. The surgery is being held at South Cambridgeshire District Council Offices. If you have an issue you would like to discuss with him, you can book a 15 minute appointment. Please email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk or phone 0300 333 3456 to speak to a member of his team.

  1. Road Closures, The Avenue, Madingley

To allow safe construction of the new local access road that is forming part of the A14 project, it will be necessary to undertake a closure of part of the Avenue. A temporary traffic order is in place that authorises closure of the Avenue from its junction with the A14, to its junction with Dry Drayton Road. As a consequence of this there will no access either onto the A14 from the Avenue, or from the A14 onto the Avenue. This closure will come into effect on Monday 20th February 2017 and will last until Thursday 1st March 2018. Traffic for The Avenue will be diverted through Dry Drayton.

  1. A message from Highways England – Working together – Community safety and awareness

Now that work activity has increased on the A14 improvement scheme we thought it seemed timely to remind you that employees working on the scheme are not authorised to offer services door to door. Highways England and it’s delivery partners do not authorise any of its employees to cold call on residents to offer services. If in doubt, as with any cold callers, do consider reporting  them to the police on the non-emergency contact number 101 (unless it is an emergency, in which case it would be 999)’   ________________________________________

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Burglaries, A14 and Bag2School

Dear fellow villagers,

Burglaries in the Village

There has been a spate of four burglaries in the centre of Dry Drayton (Scotland Road, High Street and Cottons Field) during the last 48 hours, details not yet received from E-Cops. Entry at the unlit and unobserved  rear of premises, some during the daytime, some after dark, possibly part of a wider pattern of burglaries in local villages. What can we do about this? Greater vigilance, awareness that the stranger you have seen getting out of a parked car or walking around the village may be someone who has come here to steal. Show an interest, let strangers feel they have been seen and make a note afterwards of anything you see which is suspicious. Don’t make your own property the easiest target in your street; a darkened house in a secluded unlit garden obviously unoccupied when you are not there. And in the longer term perhaps our Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Council will need your support in any forthcoming debate about the possibility of a CCTV scheme in the village.

Contact – with information or for information – Graham Carver, Dry Drayton Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, grahamcarver@aol.com 0r phone 01954 781806

A14 – What’s going on

As you use the A14 you will see surveyors in fluorescent jackets everywhere, archaeological trenches and new fencing in fields and lots of heavy plant moving earth. Things are really happening – there will be a new A14 road open in 2020 – if you feel that you have lost the plot and are not sure how the A14 of the future will look or how the works are going to progress over the next 3 to 4 years, then how about an update and the chance to ask questions? There are a number of public information meetings taking place where you can drop in to get up to speed with  developments. These are at: Milton All Saints Church Hall Tues 11 Oct 2-8pm, Oakington Pavilion Sat 15 Oct 10-4.00pm, Swavesy Memorial Hall Wed 19 Oct 2-8.00pm, St Ives United Reform Free Church Thur 20 Oct 2-8.00pm and Judith’s Field Hall Godmanchester Mon 24 Oct 2-8.00pm. If you can’t get to any of these then the Highways England website for the project has maps, policies, newsletters etc to keep you briefed. It is here:  www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H

Bag 2 School

Please help the Dry Drayton School and Village Association raise money for our village school – Bag 2 School bags will be delivered to you all for a collection taking place on Thursday 13th October.  Please use this as the opportunity for a good clear-out of your unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, belts, handbags, jewellery, soft toys etc. Fill the bags (you can add your own bags too) and drop them off on 13th at the School or Village Hall. Full details in the Village Newsletter. Contact – Anne Deane 01954 789622

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