Tag Archives: Census 2021

Covid-19 testing and vaccination, 2021 Census, garden birdwatch, Parish Council

Covid-19 rapid testing

Covid-19 rapid testing, with lateral flow tests, is now available locally for key workers who are asymptomatic – the nearest testing site for this is at Cambourne – full details, including the booking process, can be found here: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/rapidtesting

First Covid-19 large scale vaccination centres launch in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough


The NHS has launched its first large scale vaccination centres in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough this week as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.  The centres are located on the ground floor of the Grafton Centre in Cambridge and at City Care Centre on Thorpe Road in Peterborough. The centres provide an additional option to the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Details are here tinyurl.com/1tu1wfbl

2021 Census

The Census for England and Wales takes place every ten years and 2021 is a census year. This once-in-a-decade survey gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales, and has been carried out every decade since 1801, except in 1941. Census information helps in the planning and funding of public services. Collecting this information is even more important during a Brexit departure from Europe and also the difficulties of an ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. You can find out all about the 2021 census at https://census.gov.uk. The Census offers a number of temporary jobs, which can be explored at https://www.censusjobs.co.uk/. If you want to see recent Dry Drayton Census Data from 2001 and 2011, it is here: http://www.drydrayton.net/census.asp. We also have the full data from 1891 and 1911 at http://www.drydrayton.net/history.asp.

Big Garden Birdwatch

This weekend, 29-30 January 2021, the Big Garden Birdwatch takes place. Visit https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/ to find out how, in just a couple of hours, from your own home, you can contribute to our knowledge about bird life locally and nationally.

Next Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday February 2 Feb 2021 at 7.30pm – virtual meeting – for public access e-mail clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk. Agenda at http://www.drydraytonpc.org.uk The Agenda includes a presentation on the proposed solar farm at Childerley.