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Consultation closing this week

Important deadlines for consultation

This is the last week for responses to the Greater Cambridge Partnership consultation on the Cambourne to Cambridge route and future Park and Ride sites, including one proposal for a park and ride site at Scotland Farm Dry Drayton. A printed booklet on the alternatives was distributed to all households. Consultation closes on 29 January at 23.59 hrs. If you intend to fill in the consultation questionaire on their web site at www.greatercambridge.org.uk  you might be disappointed as links to the pages you want on their site don’t seem to be working. We have told them about this, but it might be safer to send them a letter at Greater Cambridge Partnership, SH1311, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP.

At the Dry Drayton Parish Council meeting on Tuesday last the Parish Council agreed their response to the Greater Cambridge Partnership consultation and the letter which they signed off can be seen on their website here: Important Documents – Dry Drayton Parish Council

And if you want to let the planners know what you think about what could be the biggest housing development in Dry Drayton since the 1970s, then you have until 25th January to do so. For details of the proposal go to South Cambs website, View or comment on a planning application | South Cambs District Council  and search for application number S/4554/17/OL
It’s not too late to have your say on these issues affecting our community.

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mail 18 August 2014

1. Charity BBQ & Mini Beer Festival at the Black Horse

Denise and Gary from the Black Horse invite you to their Charity BBQ & Mini Beer Festival, Sunday 24th August 12-5 and Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 12-5. Selection Of Real Ales And Chefs BBQ. Donations Towards Pancreatic Cancer Research

2. No Village Coffee Morning on Thursday 21st August

From Lois Clark – Just to let you know that there will not be one of the Village’s regular Thursday Coffee Morning on Thursday 21st August, but normal service will be resumed from the following Thursday.

3. Household Recycling – this will affect you – so have your say

Cambridgeshire County Council’s consultation on the Household Recycling Service started on Friday 15 August and will run for a six-week period until Friday 26 September. During this period they are encouraging residents to complete their online questionnaire which can be found at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentreservice . There are many major changes to the present system under consideration, so have your say.

4. Beware – there are some suspicious characters about

Putting together a few recent warnings – please be alert to suspicious characters around the village or calling at your house. E-Cops warned that last week 4 men in high visibility jackets were in Thornton Way and Thornton Close, Girton, going door to door asking for work, i/e doing up drive ways, roofs etc etc. Trading standards warned last week: We’d like to remind residents to be vigilant and always check the identification of anyone who calls at their door including those who say they are from Cambridgeshire County Council or Trading Standards. Council officers will usually ring and make an appointment first if they intend to call on someone. Also Anglian Water is urging extra caution over possible bogus callers in the Region after Anglian Water branded work clothing was stolen during a burglary at one of its sites.

5. Copycat websites imitating official government services will take your cash

Trading Standards Officers at Cambridgeshire County Council are urging residents to beware of copycat websites imitating official government services online. These are designed to trick you into parting with your cash unnecessarily by charging for services that are provided cheaper or for free through official government channels, e.g. ordering new passports, booking driving tests and renewing car tax, applying for a blue badge etc. For government services, search on http://www.gov.uk rather than using a search engine.You can view the full warning at:
http://consumerhub.org/beware-of-copycat-websites-imitating-official-government-services/

6. Not so “Dry” Drayton
Were you affected by recent heavy rainfall in the village or do you have any good photos of the flooding? If you would like to share information or pics on our page on the recent floods at www.drydrayton.net/flooding.asp please let us know via the e-mail address below.

7. Finally to end on a positive note – a free offer

Free English class for speakers of other languages! Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge, Friday September 19th, 9.30am. Contact Sarah Adams sadams@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk

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Consultation – Removal of Phone Box, Village Green

Letter received dated 1st Julyt 2013 from Planning and Development Services South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA

Our reference: – EA 38370885
Dear Sir or Madam,

REMOVAL OF PUBLIC PAYPHONE: 01954 780613 OAKINGTON ROAD, DRY DRAYTON

I am writing to advise you that BT has received a request from Robert Stone clerk to Dry Drayton Parish Council to remove the kiosk on Oakington Road, Dry Drayton.

The kiosk is leaning badly as a result of tree roots growing beneath it. Raising and resetting the box would prove costly and very often results in the cast iron cracking under the stress of lifting. The box is deteriorating badly and is now something of an eyesore. The local residents have no use for the kiosk and are now keen for it to go. The payphone is cashless and now serves no purpose. As a result we intend to comply with the request and permanently cease service at this site.

Before we can remove a kiosk we have an obligation to consult with relevant public bodies on the proposed removal. As part of the consultation process it is a requirement that the Council reply in writing to BT within 90-days giving their comments or any objections received from the local community. Further information on the consultation process can be found at: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/uso/statement/removals.pdf

If you do not reply, it will be taken that the council and interested parties have no objection to the permanent removal of this payphone. A notice of our proposal will be displayed in the kiosk and a copy is enclosed with this letter for your information.

If you require any further information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me via email at btpcfo@bt.com.

Yours faithfully

Derek Seaton – Commercial Field Officer- BT Payphones

This is the notice posted on the payphone:

IMPORTANT NOTICE 1st July 2013

Public Telephone Kiosk 01954 780613

BT has been requested to remove this telephone Kiosk. We are therefore proposing to remove Payphone service at this location.The nearest alternative payphone can be found at:Gladeside, Bar Hill

If you have any comments about this, please contact the planning department at South Cambridgeshire District Council
within 42 days from the date of this notice, quoting the telephone number of this payphone

BT Payphones Email address: btpcfo@bt.com

Postal address:4th Floor Monument Telephone Exchange 11-13 Great Tower Street London EC3R 5AQ
British Telecommunications plc. Registered office 81 Newgate Street, London. EC1A 7AJ
Registered in England No. 1800000