Tag Archives: Elections

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-Mails: Planning, Coffee Morning, Elections

  1. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 21st July 

Draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 21st July have been posted on the Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

  1. Another Planning Application of Interest

A planning application has been submitted to South Cambs DC to build Cambridge Solar Farm at Childerley. The site is huge, it covers an area of 103 Hectares – about the size of the whole built area of Dry Drayton, but it is outside our Parish, about a field width West of the boundary of Dry Drayton Parish on land east of Battle Gate Road, Childerley Farm. The Solar Farm will be capable of generating up to 50MW of electricity per annum. This is broadly equivalent to the electricity requirements of 14,209 average homes. Over 4000 vehicle movements will be needed for construction – vehicular access being from the A428 in the South and through Boxworth in the North. To read about the application and comment, go to https://www.scambs.gov.uk/ – follow the links to view a planning application and input the application number S/1714/15/FL. There are over 30 documents relating to the application – these take an age to load so be patient.

  1. Village Coffee Morning

Louis Clark writes to give an up-date on 6th August coffee morning from Huguette Jenkinson. The Coffee morning on 6th August will be held at 42 Oakington Road, Dry Drayton, from 11.30 – 12 noon. Hosted by Huguette Jenkinson on behalf of the Parish Church.

  1. South Cambs District Council – consultation on elections of councillors.

South Cambs are consulting on their future election process. Should they keep the present system of electing ‘by thirds’ – where elections are held for a third of all council seats each year for three successive years out of four of change to ‘all-out’ elections – with every District Council seat up for election once every four years.  You can read more about it here: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/views-wanted-future-district-elections and give your opinion (only takes a minute or so) here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H7BLXLV

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DryDrayton.net Village E-mails, missing cat, election, and heating oil

Dear All,

  1. Update on earlier message. – Beamish is missing, have you seen him?

Thank you to those who responded to our item earlier today about the missing black cat. I’m sorry to report that he was unfortunately fatally injured by a vehicle on the Oakington Road. A painful reminder to us all that there are very many reasons for keeping the speed down in the village area.


Beamish is a two year old black, fluffy, very friendly cat and he hasn’t been seen for the last two days. Please check your sheds and garages in case he has got himself locked inside somewhere. Any sightings or information please to Janet on 0790 377 1301 or 4 Pettitts Close.


  1. Dry Drayton Parish Election Result and the Agenda for next Tuesday’s Meeting

Are on the new Parish Council Website at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

3. Do you use Heating Oil?

If so you might be interested in the following from CambsACRE about a community oil buying scheme.

Cambridgeshire ACRE Community Oil Buying Scheme.

If you are a user of domestic heating oil and want to save money and reduce the number of tankers delivering oil in Dry Drayton then our countywide oil buying scheme may be for you. One tanker delivering to several members households in your village at the same time is more environmentally friendly too. The scheme is open to anyone in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The annual membership fee for domestic users is £20 and allows you to order as many times as you need to in the year. Community buildings such as churches and village halls as well as businesses, can join too. Through our partnership with AF Affinity Limited, a subsidiary of Anglia Farmers Limited, the scheme makes the most of collective purchasing power. Members have made savings over the past year of between 2 and 4 pence per litre against the average price in England. There are five easy steps to cheaper heating oil:

  • Step 1: Join the Cambridgeshire ACRE Community Oil Buying Scheme
  • Step 2: Receive a reminder to check your oil levels
  • Step 3: Place your order online
  • Step 4: Sit back whilst our negotiators get the best possible price
  • Step 5: Take delivery of the oil and pay AF Affinity Ltd

To find out more about the Cambridgeshire ACRE Community Oil Buying Scheme go to our website www.cambsacre.org.uk or contact Julie Weekes on 01353 860850.

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Exciting things in the village?

There are two big dates for Dry Drayton coming up. On 30th and 31st May there will be open gardens in the village. We hope for and expect a good turn-out;  proceeds for the Church restoration. Next up is the 4th June ,7am to 10pm – the European and County Elections. Will it be worth opening the Village Hall for the poll? After a daily spectacle of politicians with their snouts in the trough, will villagers be turning out to vote for our political parties? And if people do turn up, will this be to put a cross or write a comment on their ballot papers?

poll cards

An Exciting Summer Ahead

It looks like there will be an exciting summer ahead for Dry Drayton.

On 30th and 31st May there will be at least 25 gardens in the village open to the public. Dry Drayton goes on display to the rest of the world. This is a fantastic response – most village open garden events operate on around half this number of gardens – so expect this to be quite a draw, bringing people into the village from a distance around. The proceeds are for phase 2 of the church restoration, so please support neighbours who are already putting so much effort into making their gardens even more special this year. Let’s hope for good weather and a great turn-out.

We also have the outline programme for Feast Week in the Village Events, which looks packed with interest.

We are eager to learn what happened with the Village Plan discussed at yesterday’s Parish Council Meeting.

As if this isn’t enough – there is also the excitement of elections shortly for the County Council and the European Parliament – that is if anyone feels motivated to support any of our political parties this summer.