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Sharing Hope, Money, Development and old photos

Sharing Hope at Christmas
From Sue Wyatt: At www.drydrayton.net you will find free templates of Christmas Candles to download.  These are for anyone who wishes to colour/decorate/cut them out and put them in their windows – as mentioned in the December Dry Drayton newsletter. As the days grow shorter and we face a Christmas unlike one we’ve ever known, perhaps this is a good time to share symbols and words of hope.

Have you lost some money in the High Street?
Some money was found in the High Street on Friday morning, 27th. If yours, please contact Geoff Page and let him know what you have lost. geoffpage1@yahoo.co.uk   

Presentation on Proposed Development in the field near Warrington’s Farm, Park Street
This is on the Agenda for the Parish Council On-line Meeting on Tuesday 1st December. For details see the agenda at: www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Dry Drayton in old photographs
The archive of old photos of Dry Drayton continues to grow, but we would love to add more. If you have any old photos of the village, or of Dry Drayton folks, which you are willing to share, please see www.drydraytonpost.co.uk/history.asp

Crime, Safety, Old Photos, Diary dates

Crime and Staying Safe
In these difficult times, when we are all intent on looking out for each other, it is worth remembering that there are still people out there committing offences, so stay alert. Two nights ago someone entered the back garden of a house in Pettitts Lane and stripped all the remaining fruit from the apple trees there. We are also being warned by Neighbourhood Watch to be on our guard for con men and rogue traders pretending to be local council officers offering loft insulation. There is information about dealing with cold callers here: www.drydrayton.net/nwatch.asp .  Neighbourhood Watch are also offering some useful advice on how to take care online, by protecting your passwords in 3 easy steps: www.ourwatch.org.uk/passwords

Dry Drayton in old pictures
We are pleased to see that there have been a number of visits to our local history pages. We now have over 100 old photographs of the village online and would very much like to increase this number. If you have any old photographs of the village which you are willing to share, we would love to hear from you. More information is here www.drydrayton.net/history.asp

December / January Village Newsletter
The deadline for items for the December / January Dry Drayton Village Newsletter is 20 November. Send your material to drydraytonnews@gmail.com

Next Parish Council meeting
This will be on Tues 1st December. After recent local consultation, there will be a presentation on a proposed development on Green Belt land in Park Street.

Development & Village Hall News

Just a quick reminder that 5pm on Monday 28 September 2020 is the closing point for community consultation on proposals to develop a Green Belt site in Park Street, Dry Drayton. The consultation is by Pegasus Group on behalf of the Walter Scambler Trust. Project details were circulated in the village by leaflet. Send your comments to drydraytonconsultation@pegasusgroup.co.uk.  Pegasus Group say that, “All responses and questions received as part of this consultation will be carefully considered and answered within a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI will accompany any planning application that is submitted to the Council in the future, and will be made available to view on the Council’s website along with all other plans and reports supporting the application.”

More development proposals for Dry Drayton
Meanwhile a list has been published of 12 sites in Dry Drayton being proposed for development. These have been submitted by land owners and developers in response to a “call for sites”, which is part of the process to prepare a new Greater Cambridge Local Plan.

Related links can be found at www.drydrayton.net. A Pegasus Group presentation to the Parish Council on 8 Sept is included in the PC’s minutes at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Next Parish Council Meeting
The development proposals mentioned above will two of the subjects discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 6th October 2020 at 19.30. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. For access contact clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk.

Village Hall
Great news – after last week’s AGM a new committee, with lots of new ideas, will be taking forward the management of our Village Hall – details at www.drydraytonvillagehall.org.uk

Village News, VH AGM, Development, Diary Dates

1. Dry Drayton Village Hall Annual General Meeting.

Confirmation of Dry Drayton Village Hall AGM. This meeting will take place on Friday 18th September at 6:30pm as originally planned. However, to comply with the government’s direction on Covid as regards the maximum number of people meeting, it can no longer be held in the Marquee and instead it will take place online. The access link can be requested from the treasurer at ddvhtreasurer@gmail.com.

2. Proposed development in the village

See www.drydrayton.net for a report about a proposal for a developmen in the Green Belt, put before the Parish Council this week.

3. Suspicious characters

While we are all remaining alert to the Virus, it is also worth staying alert to other issues. Crime doesn’t stop for a pandemic and a resident noticed in the village the other day, two men in their 30s/40s casually dressed, untidy hair and tanned complexion “Acting rather oddly. Walking separately and peering into drives… looked for all the world as if they were looking for houses to get into”. If you see anything suspicious, notify Neighbourhood Watch or Cambs Police (phone 101, or 999 if it is an emergency, or report online at www.cambs.police.uk).

4. Parish Councillor Vacancy.

Interested in joining the Parish Council? Contact the Chair, Simon Lander, cllr.lander@drydraytonpc.org.uk for further information

5. Diary Dates

Deadline for next village newsletter: Sunday 20th September – please send to drydraytonnews@gmail.com
Next Parish Council Meeting: Tues 6 October 7.30pm – virtual meeting, access details will be on the agenda at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

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-Mails: A14 and other traffic and development issues

1. Road Closures on the A14

For seven nights between Saturday 17 July and Friday 24 July, the eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 31 and 32. There will also be no westbound access to the A14 at either junctions 32 or 36. These closures are effective between 20:00 and 06:00hrs.

2. Madingley – Meeting on major traffic and development issues

Madingley village is holding a further traffic meeting at 7pm this Wednesday (22nd) in the Madingley Village Hall. This is not a Parish Council meeting but a village meeting. All are welcome. Wine once again will be supplied. There are a lot of important issues being discussed and there will be information and discussion on the A14 upgrade, traffic measuring, the proposed busway into town and Madingley traffic calming. They now have a detailed coloured plan prepared by District Councillor Francis Burkitt. This largely follows the red bus route and includes a new park and ride between Park Farm and the A428, and a new bridge over the M11. All are welcome. Please pass on to friends and neighbours.

3. Dry Drayton Coffee Mornings 

A note for your diary from Marlene Northrop – there will be no coffee morning in the village on the 6th and 13th August.

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails – development, transport, communications

1. Development in Dry Drayton

There will be an important discussion at Dry Drayton Parish Council on Tuesday 21st July (open to the public – in the Village Hall 7.30pm for 8pm) on permitted development in the village. South Cambs District Council Policy DP/7 states that outside the village framework, only development for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, outdoor recreation and other uses which need to be located in the countryside will permitted. A developer is applying for permission to erect six houses on land outside the village development area, stating that Policy DP/7 is out of date and should not be followed. You will find the planning application No S/1497/15/OL  at https://www.scambs.gov.uk/

2. Dry Drayton Parish Council’s Website

The council’s new website, under the government’s new Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, has agendas, minutes and lots more at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

3. City Deal Busway Proposals

This is the proposal to move the Madingley Road Park and Ride site to somewhere near Madingley Mulch and provide a busway from there to Cambridge. Further to the info on this already circulated, Bill & Sandra Martin advise us that there is an active group in Coton which is very concerned with this possible development.  There is a blog item on http://www.cotonvillage.co.uk/2015/06/12/proposed-new-route-through-coton-have-your-say/ and a googlegroup on https://groups.google.com/d/forum/west-cambridge-busway both of which might be of interest to Dry Drayton residents.

4. Super Fast Broadband in Dry Drayton

We continue to publish good and bad news stories on this at www.drydrayton.net/broadband.asp – take a look before placing an order with your isp. We welcome your Dry Drayton broadband news and views.

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