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Charity plant sale, PC meeting and History Quiz

Charity Plant and Veg Sale

There will be a sale of vegetable and garden plants in aid of Cambs College Riding for the Disabled group outside The Spinney/Jasmine House in Pettitts Lane over the bank holiday weekend. The group is for young adults with a range of disabilities, who benefit physically, mentally and socially from riding – as one young rider said “it’s like physio but more fun”.  There will be further sales during May and June.

Parish Council and Annual Parish Meeting – 4th May 2021

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place online at 7pm Tuesday 4th May 2021, followed at 7.30pm by a Parish Council meeting. For access and agenda see www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Dry Drayton Bank Holiday History Quiz

Looking for a little bank holiday distraction? No prize I’m afraid, beyond the satisfaction of showing how well you know our place. The quiz is here:

http://www.drydrayton.net/historyquiz.asp

NHS Hearing Aid users, VH AGM, Annual Parish Meeting, PC and Dry Drayton in 1901

Information for NHS Hearing Aid Users

CHH Hearing Aid Maintenance (HAM) Centres have asked us to spread the word to NHS hearing aid users, or their relatives, friends or carers, that they are now open again for appointments. Full details can be found here: www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/CHHapril2021.pdf

Village Hall 2021 AGM

This will be a virtual meeting starting at 7 pm on Thursday 22nd April 2021. Details on the Village Hall website https://sites.google.com/site/ddvillhall/home/

Diary Date

The Annual Parish Meeting and next Parish Council meeting will be on Tuesday 4 May. Both will be virtual meetings. Details on the PC’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk/Meetings_26385.aspx

Dry Drayton in 1901

1901 census return added to the village history page www.drydrayton.net/history.asp

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

Staying safe, book wanted and next newsletter

Suspicious incidents.

Our Village Neighbourhood Watch have received a number of messages about a couple of young men with Northern accents who are delivering leaflets in neighbouring villages and may be using this as an opportunity to look for places to later break into and steal. If you see anything suspicious, neighbourhood watch contacts are listed in the Village Newsletter or Cambs Police have an online reporting facility https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report  or you can phone 101.

Next Village Newsletter

The next Village Newsletter will be published in September and the deadline to submit items is next Thursday, 20th August. If you have anything you would like included, please send it to Rachel Gardner drydraytonnews@gmail.com by next Thursday at the latest. Pictures really bring the Newsletter to life, so please include them if possible. If you are sending pictures, please send them as separate attachments (i.e. not embedded in a Word document) and please send the largest file size that you can. Low file-size photos look fine on a screen, but sadly they do not reproduce well in print.

Village Speedwatch

Are you concerned about the speed of vehicles driving through our village? Village Speedwatch would welcome a few more volunteers to help them to educate drivers on the perils of speeding. In the last few weeks a Speedwatch session at Scotland Farm showed around 25% of drivers exceeding the 30mph speed limit. To find out how you can help to make Dry Drayton a safer place for all road users, please contact the Village Speedwatch Co-ordinator, Graham Carver on 019954 781806

Community Car Scheme

Anyone using the local Community Car Scheme might like to note the list of contacts has been updated, current details are here http://www.drydrayton.net/carshare.asp

Gallows Piece to Bee Garden.

This was the title of A Millennium History of Dry Drayton, published in 2000 by a group of village volunteers and distributed free to all households in the Village. We have had an enquiry from outside the village from someone interested in buying or borrowing a copy, If you can assist, please contact webmaster@drydrayton.net.

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