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DDPC, P & R and PCC

Dear All,

1. Your Parish Council wants to hear from you

Next Tuesday, 15th November, the Parish Council meets. Their agenda is on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk . The meeting starts at 8pm, members of the public can speak only at the beginning of the agenda. There is still time before the meeting to give the Parish Council your views on the four questions they posed in their mini village questionnaire in the November Village Newsletter. The questions (see page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the PC communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. West Cambridge Park and Ride, Scotland Farm Dry Drayton

In case you had not heard about the proposal to site the West Cambridge Park and Ride car park at Scotland Farm – this is on the Parish Council’s agenda for Tuesday. You will find material on this on the Greater Cambridge City Deal website http://tinyurl.com/hddnxw

3.  Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner (former Dry Drayton resident Jason Ablewhite) has just published his latest Newsletter which you can read on his website at http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/whats-new/newsletters/. He has just signed a rural crime concordat with the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Suffolk  promoting closer cross border cooperation on rural crime. Incidentally, following the recent spate of burglaries in the village,  there is advice for you on security from our Village Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and from the Cambs Constabulary on the village website www.drydrayton.net

Burglaries, A14 and Bag2School

Dear fellow villagers,

Burglaries in the Village

There has been a spate of four burglaries in the centre of Dry Drayton (Scotland Road, High Street and Cottons Field) during the last 48 hours, details not yet received from E-Cops. Entry at the unlit and unobserved  rear of premises, some during the daytime, some after dark, possibly part of a wider pattern of burglaries in local villages. What can we do about this? Greater vigilance, awareness that the stranger you have seen getting out of a parked car or walking around the village may be someone who has come here to steal. Show an interest, let strangers feel they have been seen and make a note afterwards of anything you see which is suspicious. Don’t make your own property the easiest target in your street; a darkened house in a secluded unlit garden obviously unoccupied when you are not there. And in the longer term perhaps our Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Council will need your support in any forthcoming debate about the possibility of a CCTV scheme in the village.

Contact – with information or for information – Graham Carver, Dry Drayton Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, grahamcarver@aol.com 0r phone 01954 781806

A14 – What’s going on

As you use the A14 you will see surveyors in fluorescent jackets everywhere, archaeological trenches and new fencing in fields and lots of heavy plant moving earth. Things are really happening – there will be a new A14 road open in 2020 – if you feel that you have lost the plot and are not sure how the A14 of the future will look or how the works are going to progress over the next 3 to 4 years, then how about an update and the chance to ask questions? There are a number of public information meetings taking place where you can drop in to get up to speed with  developments. These are at: Milton All Saints Church Hall Tues 11 Oct 2-8pm, Oakington Pavilion Sat 15 Oct 10-4.00pm, Swavesy Memorial Hall Wed 19 Oct 2-8.00pm, St Ives United Reform Free Church Thur 20 Oct 2-8.00pm and Judith’s Field Hall Godmanchester Mon 24 Oct 2-8.00pm. If you can’t get to any of these then the Highways England website for the project has maps, policies, newsletters etc to keep you briefed. It is here:  www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H

Bag 2 School

Please help the Dry Drayton School and Village Association raise money for our village school – Bag 2 School bags will be delivered to you all for a collection taking place on Thursday 13th October.  Please use this as the opportunity for a good clear-out of your unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, belts, handbags, jewellery, soft toys etc. Fill the bags (you can add your own bags too) and drop them off on 13th at the School or Village Hall. Full details in the Village Newsletter. Contact – Anne Deane 01954 789622


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Annual Parish Meeting, Concert, Voting

Dry Drayton Annual Parish Meeting

Revd Alison Myers, Vicar of St Peter & St Paul Church, Dry Drayton, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Parish Meeting this year.  The meeting will be in Dry Drayton Village Hall on Tuesday 19 April 2016 between 7 and 8pm.  It’s an ideal opportunity to meet our local vicar and to find out what’s been happening in Dry Drayton and locally.  Refreshments will be served from 6.45pm.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be followed by the April Parish Council Meeting

Agendas for both meetings are on the Parish Council’s website at www.drydraytonPC.org.uk

Special Concert in the Church

From Dianne Harris – You may have already heard that we have the rare opportunity in Dry Drayton to see (and listen to!) the Hermitage Ensemble, a male voice choir who sing Russian folk songs and Russian Orthodox choral music, and are know for their purity of sound & breakthtakingly brilliant fortes. The event is in Dry Drayton Church on Sunday, 24 April, at 7 pm.  Tickets are £10 and can be purchased in advance from rosemarygardiner@le-lau.org.uk Tel 01954 780679. To hear samples of their music visit hermitage.seenworks.com.

 Voting in Dry Drayton on 5th May

Don’t forget the date – your chance to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire. This site will tell you a bit more about the post https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/ and the candidates are listed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2016-36016274

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DryDrayton.net Village E-mail – suspicious incident etc

Suspicious incident in the village reported by Neighbourhood Watch

A white van registration S48 UNT was seen hanging around the High Street.   When challenged said he was look for work chopping down trees.  They then promptly drove off. This has been reported to the Police.

Unique Dry Drayton Item for sale on Ebay

An original Peter Jeever drawing of a barn at Proctors Farm Dry Drayton is currently being auctioned on Ebay (0.99p currently) go to www.ebay.co.uk, search on Dry Drayton. Artist Peter Jeever was once a local resident. Auction ends 30th March.

Bag 2 School Collection

A very big thankyou to everyone who contributed to the Bag2School collection on 19th March. The village as a whole collected 480kg of secondhand clothing, thus raising a very useful £192 towards S&VA funds. The next collection is scheduled for 8th October. Very many thanks, Anne Deane, Dry Drayton Bag2School Co-ordinator

DryDrayton.net Village E-mail published on 27th March 2015

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DryDrayton.net Village E-mail, crime and other info

Dear All,

Burglaries in Dry Drayton

We were notified yesterday by E-cops that the following crimes had occurred in the village: Between 3rd January 2015 00:00 and 4th January 2015 10:00 a dwelling burglary took place in Oakington Road, Dry Drayton. Entry was gained in the property by forcing ground floor UPVC window to open. Nothing discovered as missing. On the 15th of January between 21:10 and 23:16, a burglary in a building took place in Scotland Road, Dry Drayton. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry into a building by forcing the door to open; various containers of supplements at high value were taken.

Burns Night

All tickets have now been sold

Another crime Warning

There have been a number of recent house burglaries in villages around Cambridge where car keys have been taken and used to steal valuable cars from the drive, BMWs and Audis in particular. Do take precautions to make sure any vehicle keys are not within easy reach of doors or windows especially on the ground floor, keep them somewhere secure, or take them upstairs with you at night.

No Village Coffee Morning

For your diary – the regular Thursday village coffee morning will be cancelled on 12th FEBRUARY, due to the hall being used that day for a County Council by-election, following the sad death of John Reynolds

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails

Crime Alert from E-Cops – burglaries in nearby villages – please be vigilant

Between the 7th November at 11:30 and the 8th November at 20:00hrs, a house was burgled in Rogers Close, Elsworth. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry into the property by forcing the kitchen window. The house was searched and various jewellery items taken.  If you have any information in relation to this burglary, please call 101 and quote crime reference number: CF0431061114. There was a suspicious incident reported on Saturday 14th Nov in Rogers Close, Elsworth where 3 persons called at an address in the area, saying they were looking for a TV they had bought on E-bay. The 4th person, a male in a grey t-shirt, was seen leaving the rear garden of another property, he was challenged by the occupant. They appear to be Eastern Europeans and were in a Nissan QASHQAI, colour grey. Once they knew they had been seen, they left the area. Please be extra observant and report any suspicious activity you come across direct to 101.

Between the 9th November at 14:30 and the 10th November at 12:30, another house was burgled in Thornton Road, Girton. Perpetrator(s) have gained entry by forcing a rear door and window. Cash and other items were taken. If you witnessed this happened, please call 101 and quote crime reference number: CF0433171114

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Tuesday 18th Nov in the Village Hall – the Agenda is on the Parish Council’s site at www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk

 For Sale in Dry Drayton

* Black and Decker Leaf Hoover/Blower – Only used a few times and in very good condition. £10

* Boy’s bike: 6 speed, “Falcon Raptor” in red. 12″ Frame, 20″ wheels. Suit

8 to 10-year-old. £10

If interested, please contact Anne Deane – 3, Bakers Field, Dry Drayton. Tel: 01954 789622 or 07718 305141

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Messages from ECops

One just in from E-Cops. Between the 9th and the 10th of October overnight, a criminal damage to a vehicle took place in Park Street, Dry Drayton. Perpetrator has used an implement to cut off a rear door lock of a vehicle left unattended parked at location. Unknown whether anything has been taken. Also from PC 1365 Gareth Tanner at the same source: The Histon Area Panel Meeting will be taking place at Orchard Park Community Primary School, Ring Fort Road, Cambridge on Wednesday 15th October 2014 starting at 19:30 hours. You can download the panel document from our blog page here: http://southcambscops.org/2014/10/10/histon-area-panel-meeting-wednesday-15th-october-2014/. Come along to the meeting, meet your local team and tell us what you want us to prioritise next. See you there!

See the Maasai Warriors at Cambourne on 21st October

From jeanine.kennedy@cambournechurch.org.uk  Dear Friends, I would be so grateful if you would help promote an exciting event that we are holding at Cambourne Church.  We’re thrilled to be hosting the Osiligi Maasai Warriors Troupe, at Cambourne Church on Tuesday 21st October at 8pm, as part of their UK tour. This is a unique, once in a lifetime experience!  Free Admission. Refreshments will be sold during the half-time interval. Tickets are required for entry and can be printed from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/osiligi-maasai-warriors-performance-tickets-13198532165

Also near Dry Drayton on Saturday 18 October, 12-5pm, Free

At this year’s Castle Hill Open Day even more venues along Castle Hill will open their doors for free. Join us for workshops, talks and tours exploring the art, history and heritage of Castle Hill, plus live music and hot refreshments. Click here to see the full event list & map. Read more about Castle Hill Open Day.

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