Tag Archives: Allotments

EW Rail, DDPC, Village Spring Clean, paint wanted


EW Rail

EW Rail – possible routes into Cambridge include an option passing through Dry Drayton – have your say. Consultation ends on 9 June (background here: http://www.DryDrayton.Net/Railcon.asp and it is on the Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting on 1 June)

Dry Drayton Parish Council – next meeting Tues 1 Jun 21 at 7:00pm

Meeting to be held at the barn at Duck End Farm at 7pm – it is requested that you contact the clerk if you plan to attend: clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk. Government advice on face masks and social distancing applies to this meeting and it will be a stand up meeting, no chairs will be provided.
Agenda items include:  

  • Invoice for £5,868 from UK Power Networks regarding disputed substation base at the village allotments
  • Update on East West Rail (EWR) Consultation, including Anthony Browne’s visit to the parish.

Riding for the Disabled Charity

From Annie Harley: Thank you to everyone who supported the plant sale for Riding for the Disabled. We made a handsome £97.  And I need some more help please – I need to make some props for a riding competition for the group, and need a small quantity of red and green paint. If you have some on a shelf in your garage that you don’t need, please contact me on 07714 393408. It could be any kind of paint – car, floor, emulsion, gloss, anything!  Thank you very much.  Annie Harley


Great British Spring Clean – not too late to help.

Dry Drayton Parish Council has registered for the Great British Spring Clean which started on 28 May and will run for two weeks. It is a great opportunity to tidy the Village and get Dry Drayton ready for the summer. South Cambs are assisting with rubbish bags and their collection. The PC has high-visibility jackets and litter pickers. It is obviously important that any activity of this type follows current Government guidelines for Covid to ensure that it is carried out in a safe manner, and risk assessments have been carried out and will be shared with volunteers. If you are interested in assisting please e-mail Stephen Aldersley aldersley@btinternet.com and let him know your availability and the area you wish to help clear. Further information can be found by Googling “Great British Spring Clean” or checking www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean

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.

Dry Drayton Allotments

Early Sunday morning. Dry Drayton allotments are in full production, with vegetables, fruit, flowers and wildlife all in evidence. Take a look at this slideshow of images on Photobucket

An impression of allotment flowers

An impression of allotment flowers