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Events, Consultations and Saving Swifts

­ Events, Consultations and Saving Swifts
­ ­Next Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting   Tuesday 6 December 2022, NOTE: Early start time 7.00 pm, Village Hall. Agenda is here http://www.drydraytonpc.org.uk/Meetings_26385.aspx  . Speaker: Bridget Smith & GCP representative to discuss Village Bus Services / City Access Proposal / Making Connections Consultation (clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk)  

Village Coffee Morning   COFFEE MORNING 10 – 12  at the Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month.  All welcome. Our next date is Wednesday 7 December, 10-12 at the Village Hall.  If you don’t fancy a cake maybe you’d like a mince pie?  If you’d prefer to take something away with you and enjoy at home you are welcome.  Bring your own mug.  We’re serving home made cakes and mince pies with a good cup of coffee or tea at a very modest price. Please note that there is a box in the hall where we welcome donations for the food bank. And, for your diary – the next Coffee Morning will be on Wednesday January 4th 2023. (Judith Bennetton)  

Saving Swifts   If you have been following the Dry Drayton Swifts project, can you spare a few minutes to sign a petition to help swifts in the UK generally? Details are here: https://drydrayton.net/swifts.asp  (Rowena Baxter)  

Flooding   A virtual webinar to provide advice and support to community flood groups and anyone interested in flooding is being run by Cambridgeshire County Council. The Flood Preparedness Webinar will be held on Wednesday, 14 December at 6pm, and speakers will also give advice on how to prepare for periods of heavy rainfall. Details are here:
https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/news/flood-preparedness-webinar-to-be-hosted-by-council  . Free tickets are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flood-preparedness-webinar-tickets-476354799027  
(Stamatia Christianou, Senior Flood Risk Officer – Community Flood Action Programme Flood Risk Team)  

Congestion Charge etc   The GCP consultation “Making Connections” on the Cambridge congestion charge runs until the 23rd of December. In the meantime, our local MP is running his own survey to provide him with information to help fight the charge. Anthony Browne MP says, “If these plans go ahead, Cambridge will have the most severe congestion charging scheme in the whole of the UK. It will introduce a £5 daily congestion charge to drive in Cambridge, applying to all types of private vehicles, regardless of size and fuel type. It will apply to all journeys into and within the city, including Addenbrooke’s, Royal Papworth, and the Rosie hospitals. It is, without doubt, the most controversial local issue I have dealt with since I was elected as an MP.”
Anthony Browne’s survey is linked from here: https://www.anthonybrowne.org/congestion 
GCP’s consultation on Making Connections is here: http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/mc-2022   
(Anthony Browne MP)

DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails 20 Oct 2014

Dear All,

 Roadworks will affect you if you are on the A14 after 10pm or before 6am

Amey will be carrying out resurfacing works on the A14 westbound between Junctions 31 (Girton interchange) and 26 (Fenstanton). They will also be resurfacing the carriageway on the A1307 (Huntingdon Rd) between Histon Road and A14 junction 31 (Girton interchange). They are carrying out the works to replace old and worn out surfacing at this location. They will carry out the works in two phases. Works to resurface the carriageway between junctions 31 (Girton) and 29 (Bar Hill) will start on Thursday 23 October, and subject to weather conditions they plan to finish these works by Friday 7 November. They will then start the resurfacing works between junctions 29 (Bar Hill)  and 26 (Fenstanton) on Monday 10 November and plan to finish these works by Tuesday 2 December. They will be working between 22:00 and 06:00 on weeknights only and will be closing the entire Westbound carriageway on the A14 where their staff are working.

Evaluation of possible items to be auctioned for the benefit of Medecins Sans Frontiers Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8.15-9.15 p.m. in the Village Hall, Dry Drayton. 

The parish church is organizing a fund-raising scheme, all the proceeds of which will go to Medecins Sans Frontiers  — a charity that is doing major humanitarian work in a number of conflict zones.

Cheffins of Cambridge have kindly agreed to include a number of items in one of their regular sales (some time next Spring) that will not be subject to their usual commission. The entire proceeds will then be given to the charity. A verbal evaluation of possible items (antiques or pictures or other items that would be suitable for a Cheffins auction catalogue) will be undertaken by Mr Richard Haywood on Nov. 11.

It is suggested that individuals who are interested in this scheme bring up to six items to the evaluation — in the village hall — on the understanding that they will seriously consider offering at least one of them to the auction — with a likely value of not less than £20. [There will be no commitment made at this time, and everyone will benefit from having a verbal evaluation of a number of items.] Those considering offering more than one item will not be restricted to six items. Any enquiries to Michael Langford (19 High St, 01954-789593). 

Next Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 8.00pm in Dry Drayton Village Hall. Agenda and draft minutes of their last meeting are on the council’s website http://www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk

Lift wanted Dry Drayton to Cambridge

Would anyone be able to offer a lift into Cambridge (to The Backs or Sidgewick Avenue/West Road) to a law student on certain weekdays for arrival around 9.00am  from now until the end of December?

If you are able to help please call me (or call in!): Richard Stamford, 39 High Street, 01954 780187, 07704804262

Were you affected by recent flooding?

Bar Hill Flood Meeting, Bar Hill Church, CB23 8EH – Thursday 23rd October at 7.00pm. Bar Hill Parish Council are arranging a meeting on 23rd October in the Church where there will be a Panel made up of local agencies who will be taking questions from residents regarding the flooding which caused so much damage on 8th August 2014. You are very welcome to attend, if you know of any other person/people who might like to please let them have the details Panel Attendees: Sass Pledger, Flood & Water Team, Cambridgeshire County Council: Emma Murden, Highways Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council: Graham Tweed, Children’s Families & Adults Directorate, Cambridgeshire County Council: Pat Matthews, Drainage Manager, South Cambs District Council: Rob Mungovan, Ecological Officer, South Cambs District Council: Georgina Nichols, Environment Agency: Sergeant Mark Rabel, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Thanks from Pauline Bunyan

Many thanks to all those who contributed towards making the magnificent sum of £500 for Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) at my Open Studio,  Pauline Bunyan

There’s going to be a murder in Dry Drayton. But you need to buy tickets in advance – don’t just turn up on the night or you will be disappointed.

Dry Drayton Village Hall Event, MURDER MYSTERY EVENING, Saturday 25th October, 6.30 for 7.00pm, only £12.50. By popular demand, our very special and talented David Wyatt has devised another mysterious murder story to tease and intrigue you. Do come along and enjoy an evening meal, punctuated by a developing tale of dastardly deeds. Tickets from Fred Northrop, 28 Pettitt’s Lane, tel:789525, fred.northrop@tesco.net 

Christmas Shop and Annual Sale at Just Sharing

The Fair Trade Shop St. Ives Free Church Market Hill, St. Ives 01480 496570 on Friday 31st October Saturday 1st November 9:30am-4:30pm

Make a purchase that makes a difference! Just Sharing is a fair trade shop, located in the Free Church in St Ives. It has been trading for over 20 years. They have a very large selection of Christmas cards, some with bible texts, from Traidcraft, Created, The Leprosy Mission and Amnesty International. In addition we have a very carefully chosen selection from our usual suppliers.

They also stock a varied range of Advent calendars and candles, Christmas decorations from around the world and a locally unparalleled collection of nativity sets. There will be olive oil, almonds and olivewood decorations from Palestine.

Just Sharing is a company limited by guarantee, and they aim to showcase some of the beautiful fair trade crafts and range of foodstuffs that are produced from all corners of the world, pay our way, and break even!  They are registered with BAFTS (the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and suppliers), and buy from suppliers who are also registered with BAFTS, or with other fair trade organisations.

Eastern Region Big Energy Saving Week Events

There is lots of activity coming up for Big Energy Saving Week 2014 (this week 20 – 24 October).Here is a list of what’s happening: http://consumerhub.org/eastern-region-big-energy-saving-week-events-2/. 20 – 24 October Cambridge CAB have a display at Cambridge Central Library – including information on reducing your energy bill, switching suppliers and energy efficiency, freebies and a prize draw. 7 Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, CB2 3QD.

Have you, or someone you know, been a victim of hate crime? 

From Lauren Alexander (Police, Communications Officer, Cambridgeshire Constabulary). Have you, or someone you know, been a victim of hate crime? Do you know what hate crime is? We’re trying to encourage victims to come forward and speak to someone about the issues. True Vision is a really useful website with loads of information and advice on hate crime. You can see the site here via our website homepage http://tinyurl.com/n3k7x23 . Anyone who is experiencing hate crime should call us on 101 to make a report – you don’t have to suffer in silence, there are people who can help.

Thanks for contributing to Bag2School

A very big thankyou to everyone who contributed to the Bag2School collection on 9th October. The village as a whole collected 540kg of secondhand clothes, thus raising a very useful £216 towards S&VA funds. Two more collections have been scheduled for next year – 19th March and 8th October. Many thanks, Anne Deane

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mail 18 August 2014

1. Charity BBQ & Mini Beer Festival at the Black Horse

Denise and Gary from the Black Horse invite you to their Charity BBQ & Mini Beer Festival, Sunday 24th August 12-5 and Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 12-5. Selection Of Real Ales And Chefs BBQ. Donations Towards Pancreatic Cancer Research

2. No Village Coffee Morning on Thursday 21st August

From Lois Clark – Just to let you know that there will not be one of the Village’s regular Thursday Coffee Morning on Thursday 21st August, but normal service will be resumed from the following Thursday.

3. Household Recycling – this will affect you – so have your say

Cambridgeshire County Council’s consultation on the Household Recycling Service started on Friday 15 August and will run for a six-week period until Friday 26 September. During this period they are encouraging residents to complete their online questionnaire which can be found at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentreservice . There are many major changes to the present system under consideration, so have your say.

4. Beware – there are some suspicious characters about

Putting together a few recent warnings – please be alert to suspicious characters around the village or calling at your house. E-Cops warned that last week 4 men in high visibility jackets were in Thornton Way and Thornton Close, Girton, going door to door asking for work, i/e doing up drive ways, roofs etc etc. Trading standards warned last week: We’d like to remind residents to be vigilant and always check the identification of anyone who calls at their door including those who say they are from Cambridgeshire County Council or Trading Standards. Council officers will usually ring and make an appointment first if they intend to call on someone. Also Anglian Water is urging extra caution over possible bogus callers in the Region after Anglian Water branded work clothing was stolen during a burglary at one of its sites.

5. Copycat websites imitating official government services will take your cash

Trading Standards Officers at Cambridgeshire County Council are urging residents to beware of copycat websites imitating official government services online. These are designed to trick you into parting with your cash unnecessarily by charging for services that are provided cheaper or for free through official government channels, e.g. ordering new passports, booking driving tests and renewing car tax, applying for a blue badge etc. For government services, search on http://www.gov.uk rather than using a search engine.You can view the full warning at:

6. Not so “Dry” Drayton
Were you affected by recent heavy rainfall in the village or do you have any good photos of the flooding? If you would like to share information or pics on our page on the recent floods at www.drydrayton.net/flooding.asp please let us know via the e-mail address below.

7. Finally to end on a positive note – a free offer

Free English class for speakers of other languages! Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge, Friday September 19th, 9.30am. Contact Sarah Adams sadams@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk


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Latest DryDrayton.net Village E-Mail

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Dear Dry Drayton Folks,

A few items of local interest.

1.    Village Crimes

We have been warned by ECops about thefts of heating oil in South Cambridgeshire villages, most recently in Elsworth and Rampton. They have issued advice on taking care of your heating oil, available at www.DryDrayton.net/pdfs/heatoil.pdf . You will probably also be aware of a recent daytime burglary at the Scotland Road end of the High Street. Latest village crime issues are posted at http://www.drydrayton.net/nwatch.asp

  • 2.    Christmas Floral Event

On Tuesday 3rd December 2013 there will be an excellent Christmas Floral Event by Madeleine Bradley at Dry Drayton Village Hall. Door opens at 7pm for a demonstration starting at 8pm. The flower arrangements made will be raffled with all proceeds going to Charity (Breast Cancer). Further information and tickets, at £8, available via Madeleine’s website http://madeleinebradley.com/   or telephone 01954 212242


3.    Volunteers needed for village working party.

Another working party is being organised to clear the ditch and prevent flooding along the Dry Drayton to Madingley Road. The outcome will be of great benefit to us all. The likely date is Monday 30th December starting at 10am. If you are willing to help, or would like more information, please contact Edward Byam-Cook, 01954 211 933 or elbyamcook@aol.com

4. Burns Supper

On Saturday 1st February 2014, 7:00 for 7:30pm at Dry Drayton Village Hall, there will be a traditional Burns Supper with the usual ceremony – piper, a haggis meal, Scottish dancing demonstration and a chance to dance yourself. Tickets at £12.50 per person (cheques to ‘Dry Drayton Village Hall’ please) available from Marlene and Fred Northrop, 28 Pettitt’s Lane 01954 789525 DDVH@tesco.net

5.    Village Hall – the new kitchen completed

The new kitchen was opened at a reception on 28th November attended by those who had contributed to the work and representatives of the funding organisations. Full details of the improvements to the kitchen and other parts of the Village Hall are in the press release, dated 28 November 2013, www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/VHPressR.pdf

6.    Bar Hill Children’s Centre – closure on 2nd December

On Monday 2nd December the Play & Learn group has been cancelled, the centre will also be closed on this date. This is due to staff needing to attend a county wide meeting. The Centre will re-open again as normal on Tuesday the 3rd December. Message from Kiri Drage, Business Support Assistant, Starship Childrens Centre, Gladeside, Bar Hill 01954 200473 www.cambridgeshirechildrenscentres.org.uk

7.    Information and support for Carers

Carers Rights Day 2013 is Friday, November 29 on the theme ‘rights, advice, support’ and the South Cambs Carers Support Team will be running information stands in different venues with information on benefits, support and services for carers who often work behind the scenes without recognition or help. Events will take place at:

Huntingdon Library, November 29, 10.00 am-2.00 pm

March Christmas Market, Sunday, December 8, 10.00 am-4.30 pm

Wisbech Christmas Market, Monday, December 16, 10.00 am-4.30 pm.

For those who cannot make one of these events but who want further details on support, information and services, advice is available from the Carers Support Team at: CarersSupportTeam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or by telephone at: (01480) 377616.

8.    South Cambridgeshire Community Awards

Would you like to nominate someone for a Community Award? Information about the scheme and categories for nomination can be found at http://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/community-awards. Nominations must be made via the Parish Council – the closing date for receipt at South Cambs is 24 January 2014.

9.    And finally – a good day out

If you fancy a good local day out on Saturday next, 7th December – it is the annual Mill Road Winter Fair in Cambridge – details here http://www.millroadwinterfair.org/ .

From: webmaster@drydrayton.net

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