Dry Drayton Feast Week 28 June-6 July 2019
See the full program in the June Dry Drayton Village Newsletter – if you have lost your copy, you can see the whole Newsletter online here: https://tinyurl.com/yyb9wyjx
Swift Awareness Week, 22-30 June 2019
It is Swift Awareness Week from 22nd to 30th June 2019. Dry Drayton has its own Swift Project – come and see the Swifts in Pettitts Close. On Sunday afternoon 23rd June 2019 Rowena Baxter will be on hand to explain the Dry Drayton Swift Project to anyone who might be interested. These links will take you to
1. information about Swift Awareness Week 2018 UK Swift Awareness Week, 16-23 June , and
2. videos of the comings and goings of swifts filmed in a nesting box at Fowlmere Cambs. https://tinyurl.com/y332crj7
Dry Drayton Community Speedwatch Update from Graham Carver, Speedwatch Coordinator. Telephone 01954 781806
Dry Drayton’s speedwatch team are now out most weeks on Scotland Road, Park Street or Oakington Road, monitoring traffic for an hour with a portable radar and speed sign kit. Traffic flow through the village is typically 200 vehicles per hour each way and we usually see ten percent or so exceeding the 30-mph limit by five mph or more. Our aim is to educate motorists passing through Dry Drayton as this is an increasingly popular route around, into and out of Cambridge. Drivers speeding above 35 mph receive a police letter noting that they’ve broken the law and persistent offenders may find themselves being interviewed regarding their driving habits.
I’m sure residents will agree this is a worthwhile activity as the main road and footpaths through Dry Drayton are used by our schoolchildren, cyclists, horse riders and other non-motorised users who are all concerned for their safety. The narrow footpath along Oakington Road to Hill View is a particular worry where pedestrians are walking so close to the busy road with HGVs passing right beside them.
We would like one or two more people to join the speedwatch team so we can be out more often, operating in groups of three for an hour. So please contact us if you can help.
Finally, a plea to our Parish Council to expedite funding and installation of modern effective speeding signs throughout Dry Drayton. Most other Cambridgeshire villages seem to be better equipped in this regard.
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