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Helen Ballantyne; Madingley Parish Council Proposals

 1. Re Helen Ballantyne, Hill View

 The funeral of Helen Ballantyne, of Hill View, Dry Drayton will take place on Monday 17 June at the parish church at 12 noon.

 2. Madingley Parish Council Proposals

The June 2019 issue of “Madingley News” sets out three specific proposals from MPC, centred around Madingley, aimed at creating a network of Rural Greenways, connecting the City of Cambridge to the parishes of Girton, Dry Drayton, Coton and Bar Hill. Three specific projects are:

a. Turning The Avenue into a Non-Motorised Route

b. Reconnecting footpaths and bridleways

c. Mitigation measures on Dry Drayton Road.

 (The June 2019 issue of Madingley News will be available soon on the Madingley Parish Council’s Website)
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Village Clean-Up, Footpaths and Art

  1. Dry Drayton’s big clean up just got bigger.

    Thanks to interest, the Great British Spring Clean has grown from one day to two. Anyone willing to spend time picking up litter from Dry Drayton’s roadsides is encouraged to take part in one of two tidying timeslots this coming weekend:

    ·     Saturday 16th March, 10.30 – 13.00

    ·     Sunday 17th March, 13.00 – 15.30

    Both efforts start at the Church Green.

    The clean up, which is being organized by Geoffrey Isitt and Gilly Carr, is part of a month long national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy.

    Participants are encouraged to bring high-visibility vests, good boots and gloves. Black bags and picking sticks will be provided.

To take part, sign up via Doodle Poll at Doodle: Dry Drayton spring clean-up .

  1. Reminder – consultation on possible future changes to Village Footpaths

See the link on the Dry Drayton Parish Council’s website Dry Drayton Parish Council

  1. Reminder – Dry Drayton Art Group Event

The Art Group are holding a special event at Dry Drayton Village Hall: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Demonstration 19.00 to 22.00, David Hyde, Watercolour (Ely Cathedral) £7.00. Some places are available, but please BOOK EARLY – contact Gill Russell 780897

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Footpaths, Park and Ride, PC, Art Group

Below are the latest items circulated by DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails on 6 Mar 2019. To subscribe to the E-mail list e-mail webmaster@drydrayton.net

Possible changes to local footpaths.

The Parish Council have been approached and asked for their views on possible changes to public footpaths around Rectory Farm. The Parish Council welcomes the views of residents on the proposals and will consider this at their Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2019. Full details of possible changes, including maps, are on the Parish Council website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk. Please send any comments you wish to make to the Parish Clerk clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk

Cambourne to Cambridge Public Transport Route – Have Your Say

With just weeks to go, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) wants people to have their say on proposals for part of a new link between Cambourne and Cambridge. The GCP Project Team has been sharing proposals across the surrounding area, with a good turn-out at Dry Drayton Village Hall on Tuesday (6th).

The Project’s Communications Lead, Laura Gates, said: “We’re really keen to get to gather views as widely as possible, in particular from those in villages close to the proposed route and P&R sites. Views will be used to shape plans for an end-to-end route and P&R site, which will be presented to the GCP Board in the Autumn for final decision. We’ll also be attending the next Dry Drayton Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 12th, so please do come along if you have any questions”.

Consultation closes on Sunday 31 March and you can respond via the paper questionnaire delivered to homes and businesses in the area or online at www.greatercambridge.org.uk/cambournetocambridge

Dry Drayton Parish Council

Next meeting Tuesday 12 March, 8.00pm Village Hall, The Agenda is on the PC’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Dry Drayton Art Group

The Art Group are holding two special events at Dry Drayton Village Hall:
Saturday Workshop, 9th March 2019, 10.00 to 16.00,  Jamie Sugg Oils/acrylics/Watercolour.
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Demonstration 19.00 to 22.00, David Hyde, Watercolour (Ely Cathedral) £7.00. Some places are available for 2nd April, but please BOOK EARLY – contact Gill Russell 780897

Important Village Notices

Jane Austin Event in the Village Friday 26th February 2016, Admission Free of Charge

Jane Austen at Home is a solo recital celebrating the author’s life using extracts from her own works. Previously performed in country houses around the UK, including the home of Jane’s brother, Chawton House, Stephen Siddall and Hannah Lee bring Jane Austen to life at Dry Drayton Parish Church from 7pm this Friday (26th February). Entrance is free, with donations to church funds welcomed. The performance is followed by a buffet supper.

Stephen Siddall who devised and directs the piece has previously directed for the BBC, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, and the Pendley Shakespeare Festival. He is also the author of books on Shakespearean theatre.  Hannah Lee is a Cambridge English graduate who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her stage performances include those of Austen’s characters Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) and Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility). The recital is a professional piece that has received acclaim from reviewers around the UK’s stately homes where this has previously been shown and it is a real coup to have secured the performance in our Village. Your support would be much appreciated.

Dry Drayton CE (C) Primary School Needs your help

Dry Drayton School has been chosen to receive a grant of £8000, You could help to make it into £12000. Following a successful bid the school has been awarded at least £8000 by Tesco ‘ Bags of Help’ Grant Scheme to replace the surfacing around their Trim Trail. With your help, this could be increased to £12000. Please vote for their project in the following local Tesco stores from Saturday 27th February until Sunday 6th March: HISTON CAMBS EXPRESS, GREAT SHELFORD EXP, BAR HILL CAMBS EXTRA, FULBOURN, CHERRYHINTON, MILTON. www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Parish Council – Understanding Planning Seminar

Dry Drayton Parish Council is offering a free seminar open to all on planning at 7pm on Tuesday 8th March at the Village Hall.  It will be run by the Local Council Public Advisory Service.  The event is useful for those who are unfamiliar with the planning process but are increasingly aware that planning applications may affect village life.  The seminar covers material planning considerations, and explains Local Plans, and the National Planning Framework. It also explains the mysteries of s106 agreements and the new Community Infrastructure Levy. They will also look at building regulations and enforcement action.

Parish Clerk Vacancy

 Robert Stone, the current Clerk & Finance Officer, is retiring at the end of March and moving to the Cotswolds. If you are interested in a part time paid job that is varied, enjoyable and worthwhile look at the Parish Council website, at: www.drydraytonpc.org.uk  . Howard Russell, Chairman of Dry Drayton PC would be delighted to discuss in more detail. His contact number is 01954 780897. Applicants with relevant local government experience would be welcome but training can be arranged.

40mph Speed Limits on the A14

If you are frustrated by the continual 40mph restrictions on the A14 and apparent lack of works there, then you may be interested in the following explanation from the contractors. “We are renewing and restoring the safety barrier in the centre of the road between junctions 31 (M11 interchange) and 34 (Horningsea). We expect to finish this work in April. While we are working there will be lane closures in both directions between the junctions overnight with a 40mph limit in place throughout the works. It is important that this speed limit is observed as the crash barrier remains de-tensioned and requires new posts and bolts, which will not be complete until this work is finished.”

Proposed Western Orbital Bus Way

There is to be a Madingley Village Meeting on 8th March to hear about and to discuss the proposed Western Orbital Bus Way. Come along to the Madingley Village Hall at 7.00 pm to hear from Ashley Heller of Cambridgeshire County Council and make your views known.

Abuse of the Permissive Footpath across the field at the top of the High Street.

Correspondence has been received from the land owners expressing disappointment that walkers are not sticking to the marked permitted footpath when crossing the 10 acre field at the bottom of the High Street. The owners of the field point out that if trespass and damage to fencing and signs by the minority continues, then they will have no alternative but to close the permitted path and access will be lost to all.

Interested In Rescuing Our Last Remaining Village Telephone Kiosk?

Richard Stamford is investigating the possibility of adopting the last village telephone kiosk, situated on Scotland Road at Scotland Farm, and would like to consult with you to see if you wish to breathe new life into this old icon. The possibilities are endless, a book / music exchange, an art gallery, Dry Drayton’s smallest beer outlet (Lord Conrad’s perhaps?) a defibrillator station or just a place to sit and watch the world go by.

There will be serious considerations; planning consent, insurance, renovation, maintenance and associated costs. If you feel it is desirable and viable proposal please let Richard have your name, phone number and your thoughts on potential use / funding / preparedness to help. Contact  Richard Stamford, 39 High Street, or if easier, Cherry Stamford c/o Dry Drayton Estate, Scotland Farm.

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