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Black Horse, Road Closure, Crime, Pathfinder March

The Black Horse Needs Your Help

From Judith Bennetton: Colin and Amanda are appealing for help to spread gravel around the Black Horse.  ‘With the Black Horse re-opening on the 19th May Colin and Amanda are looking for help this coming weekend to spread gravel around the car park and driveways. Volunteers are most welcome to come along this Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th between 10.00 and 12.00. Even an hour or so during those times would help greatly. Please bring shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes.

There will be refreshments. THANK YOU!’

Road Closure

Anglian Water require a road closure to complete 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, but you will need to divert through Girton to visit Oakington Market on Saturday. The road will be closed from 23:30hrs on 11/05/2018 to allow the last bus through and will be re-opened  at 05:00hrs on 14/05/2018.

Village Crime

BURGLARY: 27/04/2018 16:00 – 22:21, Oakington Road, Dry Drayton. Rear kitchen window jemmied open and smashed, cash and jewellery stolen.

Date for your diary

The Pathfinder March long distance walk will be taking place on 23rd June. One of their checkpoints will be in the school at Dry Drayton – expect walkers in the village throughout the day from 08:30-14:15.

 

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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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Dates, Crime, and The Black Horse

Dates and Forthcoming Events

The Parish Council meets this Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 8pm at Dry Drayton Village Hall. The agenda, including some planning applications, is on their website Dry Drayton Parish Council . Our County Councillor’s report for September is now on the village website Dry Drayton Community Web site home page

The deadline for the October Village Newsletter is this Wednesday, 20 September. E-mail your text or pictures to drydraytonnews@gmail.com

More on Crime

Another burglary in the village – Between 10:00am and 1:00pm on 13/09/17 at Oakington Road, Dry Drayton. Unknown offender has forced entry into a property via the front door and was then scared off by the dog left inside.

Cambs police warn of a spate of tool thefts in South Cambridgeshire recently. Most of these have been thefts from vans but they have seen a couple of building sites broken into. If you notice any suspicious behavior then please call 101, or 999 if you see a break-in in progress. And police are advising that you look after your tools, store them securely, mark your tools, park vehicles containing tools sensibly, and report to them any “dodgey deals” involving tools for sale.

Saving the Black Horse

In case you have not heard, below is the latest update from Judith Bennetton on behalf of the Black Horse Steering Group.

Many of you will have seen or heard that the lease of the Black Horse has been sold.  We understand from the Agent that the new owners have “shown a keen interest in the campaign to save the Black Horse” so they will know about the results of our survey in June and we are encouraged by that.  We will pass on all your comments (anonymously) and are sure that, with our support, the new leaseholder(s) can be off to a very good start.

Make a note of the next pop up pub (with food) in the Village Hall on Saturday 30th September.  All welcome.

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Dry Drayton Events August 2017

Staying local over the weekend

The press are predicting this will be the worst weekend of the year for travelling, so how about staying local and taking a trip to our local brewery?
Lord Conrad at Scotland Farm is having a pop up pub from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August, 2 – 10 pm each day with pizza on Sunday & Monday, 4 – 8pm.
Extra special is that he has brewed a ‘Save The Black Horse’ beer in support of’ ‘Save The Black Horse’.  He has a collection of his other beers and soft drinks too. All welcome

Parish Council – Extra meeting

There is an extra meeting of the Parish Council taking place at 8.30pm Tuesday 29th August to discuss recently received planning applications for Church Farm. The agenda is on the PC’s website at Dry Drayton Parish Council

Pop Up Community Cafe in Dry Drayton

Are you looking for something to do in the last week of the school holidays?  Or would your children enjoy somewhere to meet up with friends before school starts again?  On Wednesday 30 August, there will be a Pop-up Community Café with family activities running between 10.30 and 12 noon in Dry Drayton church.  With café tables at the back, and the usual chairs cleared away there will be space for giant Jenga, Lego and table football alongside toys for younger children too.  No charge, but donations to cover costs appreciated.  Feel free to share this information with friends and arrange to meet them there!

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The Black Horse, traffic, broadband etc

  1. Saving the Black Horse

    If you missed the last public meeting on 4th August you can watch the key highlights on video on the campaign’s website at https://www.savetheblackhorse.co.uk/ and you can pledge your support on the site and see the current level of fundraising achieved.


    2. Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

    The deadline for September’s Dry Drayton Newsletter is this Sunday, 20 August. Send your material to the Editors at drydraytonnews@gmail.com .

    3. Strawberry 50 community cycling event.

    The Strawberry 50 Community Cycling event will be taking place on Sunday 3rd September 2017 between 9am and 3pm. The event consists of two distance rides of 55 and 28 miles and the route passes through Dry Drayton twice. The route through the village passes along Oakington Road and the Dry Drayton to Madingley Road in both directions, so please drive slowly and expect lots of cycles on both roads. Route signage will be put up on Saturday 2nd September and taken down by the following Sunday evening. Full event information is available at www.strawberry50k.co.uk . If you have any query please do contact Neil Davies, Strwaberry 50 Organising Committee, on 07502 372852

    4. Swifts in Dry Drayton.

    The Pettitts Close Swift Project has been very successful this year – there is an update at DryDrayton.net .

    5. Broadband problems in Dry Drayton

    The Rural Services Network recently posted the top 5 questions they recveive on Broadband in rural areas. One of these was: “The council keeps announcing new areas to get superfast broadband but it never gets to our house?” If this sounds familiar to you here in Dry Drayton, here is their answer: “Councils are working with BT and alternative network providers like Gigaclear to fill in the gaps left by earlier phases of the broadband roll out project. The contracts BT signed stipulated that money had to be paid back to local councils when connections reach 40% of properties. Councils revisit the areas that were too difficult the first time around and see if they have become more viable by using different technology, or increased demand. Keep contacting your local council’s broadband team and raise the issue with elected members, the greater the visibility of your problem, the more likely it is that a solution will be found.” So if you are still unable to get superfast broadband, despite Dry Drayton being ticked as fibre enabled, then contact the Connecting Cambridgeshire project team Home – Connecting Cambridgeshire and let them know your problem.

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Saving the Black Horse, The PC and Crime

  1. Saving the Black Horse – an update from Judith Bennetton [judithbennetton@gmail.com]

Since the last email in early May we have made a lot of progress.  The BHSG has  grown from 8 to 9  and we have a website and a facebook page and we’re on Twitter!

Do go to our website and see what we’ve been doing. https://www.savetheblackhorse.co.uk/ And the links to Facebook and Twitter are: https://www.facebook.com/SaveBlackHorse/ and https://twitter.com/SaveBlackHorse

Do you have any Black Horse photographs of times and events gone by whether it’s a darts team, pool team, Marquee Team, bus trip, birthday celebration, landlords/ladies, or anything you think could be of interest to others that you would you like to share?  Your photograph(s) wouldn’t even have to leave your possession.  You can take a photograph of your photograph and email it to me on savetheblackhorse.drydrayton@gmail.com or I can come and take a photograph of your photograph.

We are also looking for someone to be our press agent.  Could you interest the local press in our cause?  Why stop at local press?  Do you have any national press/TV contacts? If you think you can help, do get in touch.

If you’re not already on our supporters list would you like to be?  You can sign up on our ‘Save The Black Horse’ website or you can send it to me.  Of course we will not share your address with anyone without your permission.

Judith Bennetton BHSG

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  1. Parish Council Vacancy

 

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Pryer, – please see the notice on their website at www.drydraytonPC.org.uk . If you are interested in joining the PC then please contact the Parish Clerk, Anita Cullum, clerk@drydraytonPC.org.uk

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  1. Crime in the village

48 local residents attended the crime prevention event in the Church on 10th May organised by Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator Graham Carver. Over 20 shed alarms were sold – (reminder – if you bought one, have you fitted it, or just left it somewhere in its box?). Meanwhile there have been a couple more crimes in the village over the last few weeks. Between 2.30pm 04/05/2017 and 7.30am on 05/05/2017, at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, offenders attempted to gain entry to a property via the front door but have been unsuccessful leaving the door frame with a considerably amount of damage. Between 7.00pm on 17/05/2017 and 7.00am on 18/05/2017 at Park Street, Dry Drayton, a thief smashed the nearside quarter window on a stationary parked vehicle, nothing believed to have been taken.

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