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Pop-up cafe, Swifts, A14, RAF Cadets, Crime

POP-UP CAFE – Sept 3rd 10.30-12 Noon

The Church will be open for a pop-up café on September 3rd from 10.30 to 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome to come for a mid-morning coffee/ refreshment break at the church (with activities for children) Online Poster

Summer 2018 update on the Swift project centred on Pettitts Close.

Read all about it on the village website www.drydrayton.net

A14 Road Closure

This is a big one. Highways England will be installing the steel decking for the new Bar Hill Bridge and so the A14 will be closed Friday 14 September (9pm) to Monday 17 September (6am) (except for access to Bar Hill for local traffic). You can see how they will be undertaking this major operation here:  Bar Hill Junction – SPMT Movement. If you want to see them moving these two 1000 ton structures into place, they will be live-streaming the action – you should be able to find the link at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home/

A14 Charity Walk Sunday 9 September

Highways England are holding a charity ‘Welly Walk’ on Sunday 9th September 2018, raising money for Cancer Research UK. The walk will follow the new A14 route between A1198, Ermine Street and Swavesey Junction. This is a unique opportunity for members of the public to explore 10 km of what will eventually be the new road carrying traffic between Cambridge and Huntingdon. HE are inviting you to come behind the traffic cones, get on site and see how they are progressing at building the new A14. This is a great opportunity for a good cause and is guaranteed to be a good day. Come and join them in the fight against cancer! You’ll arrive at their Main Project Office where you can park your vehicles for free. You’ll then be coached along the existing A14 to their Ermine Street compound. This is where your 10k guided walk along the new A14 will begin, finishing back up at their Main Project Office for drinks, Bbq, bouncy castle and more! It’s free but you need to book at A14 C2H Welly Walk

RAF Air Cadets Oakington are recruiting local young people from Year 8 (12-year-olds) upwards

An open evening will be held on Tuesday 11th September as part of a recruitment drive for 2524 (Oakington) Air Cadets. Boys and girls aged 12 and over are invited to attend with their parents to find out more. The Cadets general take on the Air Cadets is that they can have fun and go flying and gliding, shooting, take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme, go on adventure training weekends and in school holidays there are week-long camps. There are also events throughout the year to highlight their pride of the Air Cadets like Remembrance Sunday. Cadets have opportunities for Travel both within the UK and Abroad, Adventure and to make friends for life. The squadron is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and parade twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The open evening is at the Cadet Centre, Magdalene Close, Longstanton, Cambridge, CB23 3EG at 7.30pm. There is no need to book. More information is available by emailing. Adj.2524@aircadets.org

More crime in the parish

Between 16/08/2018 20:15 to 17/08/2018 05:45 at Park Street / Madingley Rd Dry Drayton, offenders have gained access to a metal shipping container by forcing the arm of the latch off. Crime Ref 35/23123/18

Between 18/8 – 19/8 at business premises in St. Neots Road Dry Drayton offenders have forced the lock securing a container and stolen beer from inside. Between 20/8 – 21/8 offenders have attempted to remove money from a slot machine. Crime Ref 35/24225/18

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Crime, PC, Swifts, Planning, Black Horse

DryDrayton.net Village E-Mail circulated12/6/18 and accidentally omitted from the Village Blog

More crime in the village.

Ben Jakes, Chairman, St Giles Cricket Club, Dry Drayton, writes to inform us that on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning last (between 20:30 05/06/2018- 09:20 06/06/2018) their clubhouse behind houses in Scotland Road was broken into. As well as a lot of damage, their bar stock and money were taken. As you can imagine, as a club run by volunteers only, it is very frustrating and upsetting, especially as the club facilities are enjoyed by many colts. A white van was seen leaving the ground at ~8am on Wednesday morning, by one of their neighbours.

June 2018 Parish Council Meeting

The June Meeting will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 12 June commencing at 8pm. The agenda has been posted on the Parish Council’s website Dry Drayton Parish Council . New councillors will be adopted and a new Chairman will be elected, following the resignation of Councillor Howard Russell.

Swift Awareness Week

Read all about the local events to mark Swift Awareness Week 16-23 June 2018 on the village website DryDrayton.net   Have you seen our Dry Drayton swifts yet?  Take some time this week in June to come along to Pettitt’s Close and watch the aerobatic displays of our swifts.  They are breeding here at the height of the summer, taking advantage of the aerial plankton (flying insects). Choose a dry warm day, not too windy – particularly before 10 am and at sunset for the best chance of seeing these charismatic birds.

South Cambridgeshire District Council Announcement on Housing Supply

The Council has made a significant announcement which will affect the way that planning applications made after 21 May 2018 will be decided.  Annual Monitoring Report | South Cambs District Council

The Black Horse

Have you visited yet?

The Black Horse is open in June as follows:
Wednesday 10am-4pm and 6pm-9pm
Thursday 10am-4pm and 6pm-9pm
Friday 10am-4pm and 6pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
(Monday and Tuesday closed)
Food available during the day and 6pm-8pm in the evenings
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Closure of permissive footpath, crime, Newsletter deadline, Churchyard tidy-up

Tragic Incident and closure of permissive footpath.

We are sorry to pass on the following message from David and Linda Searle.

“The permissive path that runs from point a to point b on Drill Lodge, High Street Dry Drayton will be shutting permently as of Sunday 17/6/18. This is due to dog attacks on our horses resulting in bite injuries and the subsequent death of our horse due to injury after running into our fence after being chased by a loose dog. If you could pass on this information please. Signs have been put up on the footpath accordingly. Police are involved and if dogs are caught on our land amongst our horses we are within our rights to protect them. Please please please keep your dog leashed when around livestock, it is a criminal offence to let dogs roam and can lead to prosecution, death of dog and a huge fine. As it is we are mourning the loss of Rudi who as a ex racehorse deserved to live in peace in his own field and not spend the last two hours of his life bleeding to death.”

More crime in the village.

E-Cops report the following:

Spring Stables, Oakington Road, Dry Drayton, Business burglary. On Friday the 15th June at approx. 09:55hrs, unknown offender(s) have broken into a stable yard and searched the premises but nothing believed to have been taken.

Oak Crescent, Dry Drayton – Theft from a motor vehicle. Between the 14th June at 20:00 and the 15th June at 07:20hrs, unknown offender(s) have gained entry to a stationary vehicle by smashing the rear window. The catalytic converter and tow bar have been removed and taken.

Believed to be the same offender(s) who have removed the front bumper of another stationary parked vehicle in the same area.

Deadline for the next Village Newsletter, 27 June 2018

Rachel Gardner, the Editor, writes to let you know that for the July Newsletter she is extending the deadline by a few days. If you have items, please send them by Wednesday 27th June at the latest. Also, Rachel would welcome pictures to enliven the text, so if you have (or could take) any photos relevant to your item, do please send those as well. Please be aware that because of the extended deadline, the Newsletter will hit doormats a week later than usual, so some residents will not receive it until 8th or 9th July. And as a reminder, there’s no August issue. So do let Rachel know if you have any information about events in August or the beginning of September and she will include them in this issue. (drydraytonnews@gmail.com)

Churchyard Tidy-Up – Note for your diary

From Martin Tester. There will be a ‘Churchyard Tidy-Up’ morning on Saturday 14th July. All with  an interest in seeing the churchyard made tidier are invited to come and help. The bare details are:
•    Saturday 14th July;
•    9am onwards to 12.30;
•    Refreshments!
•    Please bring gardening tools, especially shears, secateurs, & loppers. Gardening gloves would be a good idea!
•    Please bring any spare ‘big bags’ from the likes of Madingley Mulch & Ridgeons for all the hedge & tree trimmings we hope to generate.
•    Just turn up in the churchyard on the day, although advance warning would help calculate the number of cakes to provide!
•    More details from the Church Wardens – David Wyatt or Martin Tester, contact details from page 2 of the village newsletter.

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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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Village Hall Stage, Crime, A14, Places to Visit

(Circulated as DryDrayton.net Village news E-Mail on 3 March 2018)

All the World’s a Stage

The Village Hall Management Committee is considering whether or not the Hall should keep its stage. What is YOUR VIEW? In the past a number of village entertainments, including pantos, revues and murder mysteries have been held on the stage. The quiz master of the Macmillan Quiz Night in February sat up there, with the scores beamed onto a screen beside him so that everyone could see them.

The Committee wants to hear your views on whether we should keep the stage or remove it from the hall and look for alternatives. Hiring a stage would be expensive (around £700) but we may be able to request the loan of the staging from the school on the occasions when a stage is needed. As not everybody was able to make the Village Hall open meeting in February, the Committee seeks your views by e-mail on whether the Hall should keep its stage. If you have a view on this please e-mail Graham Carver at grahamcarver@aol.com.  Please say “Yes” if you think the Hall should keep its stage, or “No” if you don’t. And please give a reason for your views. Please respond by Tuesday 20 March 2018.

Village Crime and Crime Prevention

The latest report is of an attack on a Vauxhall Van in Oak Crescent between 26/02/2018 18:00 – 27/02/2018 08:50. Offender(s) punched a hole through the rear door of the van and forced the lock to gain entry. Fortunately nothing was stolen. On the subject of crime prevention – there will be a Scams training event ‘Friends Against Scams‘ taking place at Histon and Impington Baptist Church 2- 4p.m. Thursday 8 March 2018. The event is being organised by Cambs. County Council Community Protection Team. Do come along to find out more (Message Sent By Rachel Carr, Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)

Looking for Somewhere Interesing to Visit Locally ?

Jordan’s Mill have been in touch with us to advertise their Children’s Mother’s Day activities on 10th March and Easter Creature Hunt 2nd – 15th April. The Mill is a great place to visit for coffee, afternoon tea, a meal or just a look around, and it is just 25 miles from Downtown Dry Drayton.  Their web site is Jordans Mill – Historic Mill and Gardens, Bedfordshire  

And inevitably – something on the A14.

There are some big changes coming up which will affect access to and from Bar Hill. Highways England are building a temporary junction at Bar Hill which will then enable them to build the permanent junction (roundabout and bridge). The first stage of the works is to start works on the tie-ins on Hattons Road, Longstanton. These works will need to be completed with a weekend closure of Hattons Road. Highways England have planned for these works to be completed on 3rd-4th March 2018 with a contingency date of 10th-11th March 2018. The second stage of the works will involve a 7 day closure Monday to Sunday of the Bridge from the Crafts Way/Saxon Way roundabout and over the A14 (roundabout will be fully operational). No vehicles, including emergency vehicles, will be able to go through the closure. Works are expected to start 2nd April 2018 for 7 days. The third stage of the works is to complete the tie-ins on Hattons Road, Longstanton which can be completed using 2 way temporary traffic signals dates to be confirmed. For the latest on the A14 project go to: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon/

 

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The Pub, Hedgehogs, Crime, Art, Remembrance, Creative Writing

Dear All,

1. Pop up Pub – A message from the Black Horse Steering Group

Thanks to all who supported our September pop up pub and curry night in the Village Hall.  It was very successful.  Our next  pop up is with chilli and it’s THIS SATURDAY, 28th. The bar will open at 4pm and chilli will be served (medium and mild, meat and vegetarian) from 6pm – 8pm.  £5 for a standard serving and £3 for a bowl.  Lord Conrad will be joining us again providing beer, wine and soft drinks.  On the 28th We’re looking forward to meeting Colin and Amanda from the Black Horse.  The Hallowe’en theme means you are free to dig out your witches’ hats, broomsticks, skeletons,make up etc.  Get working on pumpkins too.  All Welcome! Judith Bennetton BHSG

2. With the season for fireworks approaching, here is a plea on behalf of local wildlife.

PLEASE CHECK BONFIRES CAREFULLY FOR SLEEPING HEDGEHOGS BEFORE LIGHTING. If possible the entire pile should be re-sited before being lit, if not possible, use broom handles to lift from the base of the pile, and shine torches, looking and listening carefully for any signs of life. British Hedgehog Preservation Society The British Hedgehog Preservation Society – The British Hedgehog Preservation Society

3. Crime in the Village

The days are getting shorter making it easier for thieves – so please be vigilent. Report anything which you think is suspicious. There have been two recent crimes in the village. At 20:50 hrs on 18/10/17. Springhill Stables, Oakington Road was burgled, various stable outer buildings were entered and drawers were searched and loose change taken. The same night, between 18:00 hrs on 18/10/17 and 08:00 hrs on 19/10/17 a van was attacked in Oak Crescent. Unknown persons forced the lock on the rear doors of a Vauxhall van whilst it was parked in the street. Nothing was taken.

Action Fraud have circulated a warning about a scam involving the offer or promise of modelling work – you can read all about the latest scams, and how to avoid them, here: Fraud News

4. Art Competition – there’s just enough time to enter

Do you know a child who likes to draw? As part of The Big Draw Festival this month, which promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, Cambridgeshire Constabulary have launched their own art competition. They say, “This half term, we’re inviting children under 12 to dig out their pens, pencils and paints and submit a drawing to fit the theme ‘The Police’.Engaging with young people and listening to their experiences is an important part of our role and we hope this light-hearted competition will get the young people of Cambridgeshire thinking about the police and the role we play in their communities.There are two age categories, five and under and six to 12-year-olds. The winners will receive a personalised tour of our headquarters in Huntingdon and entries will be displayed across the force. If you know someone who might like to get involved, ask them to send their entry along with their name, age and contact details to corporate.communications@cambs.pnn.police.uk, post it to Corp Comms, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP or submit it via our social media channels, Facebook (@CambridgeshireConstabulary) or Twitter (@CambsCops). The competition will close on 29 October.

5. The Royal British Legion Cambridgeshire County FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

Once again they are holding an annual Festival of Remembrance at The Robert James Hall at Comberton Village College in aid of the Poppy Appeal. Sunday 29th October at 2.00pm With The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment And guest performers, The Drums of 2417 (Newmarket) Sqn Air Training Corps, The Robert James Hall, Comberton Village College, West Street, Comberton, CB23 7DU, Tickets: £10 each. Keeping their memory alive. Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in two World Wars, and more recent conflicts are remembered on memorials and through Remembrance services across the nation.The Royal British Legion was formed to support the veterans of the Great War which was hoped to be “the war to end all wars”. But since then, Britain has been involved in many other wars and fields of Service, creating a continuous supply of Service men and women, and their families, who need assistance. To ensure that the memory of those who have given their lives in the Service of their country will continue and be honoured – for evermore, the nation has created memorials and participates in acts of Remembrance.
The Cenotaph in Whitehall and numerous war memorials around the country commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the First and Second World Wars.And to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Service of their country since 1948, the Armed Forces Memorial was opened in 2007 in the grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
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6. Free creative writing courses
There are free creative writing courses available at Madingley Hall. These are funded by the A14 works – how creative is that! Fun with Words: Try your hand at creative writing

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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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