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Bins, Beer Fest, Roadworks and Grants

Bin Collections

South Cambs have advised that their bin collection staff will be working earlier in the day because of the heat. There is no change in collection days, but we are asked to put out the bins the night before collection to avoid being missed.

Curry Night and Beer Festival

Curry night in the Village Hall on Friday 22nd July. The Village Hall Management Committee has teamed up with Lord Conrad’s brewery, our own Dry Drayton brewery, to bring you curry on Friday 22nd at his weekend beer festival at the village hall. If you remember the curry nights associated with saving the Black Horse, then you’d probably want to come along. We’ll be serving curry between 6 and 8pm on Friday 22 July. All Welcome.

And on Saturday 23 July, 12pm to late, Lord Conrad’s Brewery will be continuing their Beer Fest at the Village Hall, teaming up with a food truck. 

A428 Roadworks

Between Mondays and Fridays, 8pm-6am, until 12 Aug, there will be roadworks on the A428 at the Cambourne slip roads. There will be diversions in place.

Cultivate Cambs Grants

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate & Cultivate Fund has been updated and has a new name – Cultivate Cambs!  Cultivate Cambs awards grants of £2,000 to £15,000 for new initiatives that support adults & older people with care and support needs, and children, young people & families, to live independently, safe and well in thriving and inclusive communities. The fund is open to voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations based in and outside of Cambridgeshire, and public sector organisations in Cambridgeshire, for projects that benefit Cambridgeshire residents. The first deadline for Cultivate Cambs grant applications is 16 September 2022. Full details are here: https://www.cambscf.org.uk/cultivate-cambs

Bin Collections

South Cambridgeshire residents are being asked to put their green bins out as normal from tomorrow, Wednesday. Waste crews will empty as many as possible, but may not be able to reach every home.

The next bin collection for Dry Drayton will be for green and blue bins on Saturday 15 January, then black bins on Friday 21 January, then back to regular Thursday collections from 27 January.

You can check your collection date or read the Council’s FAQs for more info at: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/return-of-green-bin-collections/

Jim Ross, Bin Collections, Transport Consultation

Jim Ross

Dr Maggie Hook has passed to us the sad news that Jim Ross, long-time resident of Dry Drayton, died earlier this week in Addenbrooke’s Hospital after a long illness. There will be no funeral or local cremation, but it is hoped that a celebration of Jim’s life will take place at some time in the future. More details to follow in due course.

Update 15 Dec 2021 From Maggie Hook. A service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Jim Ross will take place in Dry Drayton Parish Church on Monday 20th December at 12 noon. In addition, a mass will be said for him at St Laurence’s RC Church, Milton Road, Cambridge at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 22nd December. It will be live-streamed and viewable on the parish website https://www.saintlaurence.org.uk/live/.


Consultation – Making Connections – closing date 20 Dec 2021

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is running a public consultation, Making Connections, on proposals to help people move in and around Cambridge easily and more sustainably. The wide ranging proposals will affect everybody living in Dry Drayton. Making Connections is asking for people’s views on proposals radically to enhance bus and active travel journeys and to reduce car journeys. Proposals include the introduction of a road user charging zone (raising up to £60m pa) and higher parking charges and a workplace parking levy (raising up to £25m pa). But Dry Drayton does not appear on any of the maps of the proposed new bus network. The Making Connections consultation closes on 20 December and more information can be found at http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/making-connections-2021

Bin Collections

Green bin collections across Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire are being suspended from Monday (13 December) because of the number of drivers and loaders absent – particularly with Coronavirus or self-isolating. Dry Drayton Collections will be as follows.

Thurs Dec 16 blue bin
Thurs Dec 23 black bin
Tues Jan 4 blue
Mon Jan 10 black
Sat Jan 15 blue
Fri Jan 21 black
Thurs Jan 27 blue