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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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Crime Prevention and Saving the Black Horse

Village E-mails, the pub, litter, and crime

Dear All,

The Village Pub and other strategic issues – keeping up to date

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting were both held on the 18th April. If you were unable to attend, you can now read the minutes of both meetings on the Parish Council’s website at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Litter Picking – from Annie Harley.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the litter pick on Easter Saturday. Between us we collected 16 bags of rubbish. Special thanks must go to the Isett family who cleared the area within the 30 mph limit at Scotland farm. Judging from what they found, it hadn’t been cleared for a very long time. Thanks must also go to Miriam who walked past the Village Hall as we were assembling, and immediately volunteered to help, and to the Irishes, who cleared Oakington road with me, and then turned out again two days later to clear Five Bells corner by the A 14 – which was briefly pristine, before the coffee cups and drinks cans appeared again.  Prize find of the day was a functioning I-pad, found in the gutter in Oakington Rd and now returned to its very relieved owner.

I know several others regularly pick rubbish up as they come across it, so I hope that with everyone’s help we can keep the village looking smart all summer. Annie Harley

Crime in the Village

We continue to receive the unwanted attention of thieves. Between 7pm on 15/04/2017 and 3.30pm on 19/04/2017 at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, a burglar forced entry to a shed and stole two lawn mowers. Please be vigilent and report anything of concern to our village Neighbourhood Watch representatives.

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Clean-up, Crime and Communications

Dear All,

Village Clean-Up Easter Saturday

You will all have seen comments in the latest village newsletter about the worsening state of litter in the village – possibly connected with recent increases in traffic. Annie Harley is organising a Village clean up on Saturday 15 April starting at 10.00am. Please help if you can. Annie writes:

“Please come and help us pick up litter and generally tidy the village on Easter Saturday morning. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00.  Please bring rubber gloves, and hi-vis jackets if you have them. We have requested bags and  jackets from South Cambs, fingers crossed that they can help.  If we have lots of volunteers we could wash street signs as well – if you’d prefer to do that please bring buckets and mops!

Annie Harley 01954 780658. anneharley.hr@icloud.com

Thieves active in the village

Between 18:45 hrs on 02/04/2017 and 19:30 hrs on 02/04/2017, while the owner was attending Evensong at the Village Church, a thief smashed the rear window of a red Peugeot 308 which was parked on the road outside and stole a bag containing a lap top, which was left on display on the rear seat. We understand this is not the first car to be broken into in the village in the last few weeks. Please be vigilant and yes, even in the village, don’t leave valuable items in view in your parked car.

Holding the Police to Account

The Police and Crime Commissioner is currently recruiting for a new Independent Chair and Independent Member for the Joint Audit Committee. The Joint Audit Committee is an independent group for both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which overseas all audit arrangements and ensures that adequate arrangements for corporate governance and risk management are in place. The Chair is responsible for providing leadership to the Joint Audit Committee. The Member will contribute to the development and effective discharge of the Terms of Reference of the committee. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th May 2017. A link to the application form and key responsibilities can be found here: http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/vacancies/joint-audit-committee-independent-chair-independent-member/

Editor Wanted for Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

A reminder that The Dry Drayton Village Newsletter, in production since 1975, will shortly have a vacancy for a new Editor. Full training is offered. To find out more and for an informal discussion, please contact the current Editor sylviapryer@aol.com or the Chair of the S and VA scottiehawkes@gmail.com .

Printer free to a good home

 HP Business Inkjet 1200wn printer, free to first applicant, available for collection in Dry Drayton. An old faithful friend, in good working order and daily use. Reason for disposal – no driver available to work it in Windows 10. Contact webmaster@drydrayton.net

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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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