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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

Dry Drayton Parish Council – Lockdown Part 3

Now we have once more entered national lockdown, we have been reviewing what additional help we can provide to our fellow parishioners.  We had already arranged a small supply of sanitiser, masks, gloves and aprons which are available for residents providing support in our community but whilst practical what more could we do.  We were fortunate to receive a small grant from the District Council and so there is more that we can and wish to offer.

During the past day we have been discussing with Mrs Hegan, Headteacher at the Primary School, if it would be possible to commandeer any spare capacity that the school kitchen might have, so that we can support those shielding, the elderly and vulnerable within our community.  Typically and how lucky we are to have Mrs Hegan, it did not take many seconds for her to commit full support to our initiative.  We now have weekday menus, with a two-course hot meal available for the community.

In the initial phase the Parish Council can cover the cost of providing the meal, we might have to ask for donations, depending upon take-up, but not yet.  However, anyone who does wish to donate immediately can do so, with a suggested amount of £4.00 per person.

I wanted to mention the Black Horse, what we are offering is community support, not a commercial alternative, for those of us that are able, we can continue to support the pub with their takeaway offerings as we have so enjoyed in past months.

To assist with catering orders, sourced wherever possible from local suppliers, we will need to order weekly in advance as far as possible.  We understand the dynamics of the virus cause change to our lives instantly, we have some flexibility therefore, but planning is key.  If you or someone you know  would benefit from this offer, please contact me or any Parish Councillor in the first instance for a menu and ordering information.

It is intended that the meals will be delivered and if anyone might be able to help with distribution, even on the odd day, that would be appreciated and a great help to the school.

We can deliver from Monday 11th January through to Friday 12th February and would be very happy to hear from you.

Simon Lander, Cllr.lander@drydraytonpc.org.uk, Or telephone on 07756 046592

Village News, VH AGM, Development, Diary Dates

1. Dry Drayton Village Hall Annual General Meeting.

Confirmation of Dry Drayton Village Hall AGM. This meeting will take place on Friday 18th September at 6:30pm as originally planned. However, to comply with the government’s direction on Covid as regards the maximum number of people meeting, it can no longer be held in the Marquee and instead it will take place online. The access link can be requested from the treasurer at ddvhtreasurer@gmail.com.

2. Proposed development in the village

See www.drydrayton.net for a report about a proposal for a developmen in the Green Belt, put before the Parish Council this week.

3. Suspicious characters

While we are all remaining alert to the Virus, it is also worth staying alert to other issues. Crime doesn’t stop for a pandemic and a resident noticed in the village the other day, two men in their 30s/40s casually dressed, untidy hair and tanned complexion “Acting rather oddly. Walking separately and peering into drives… looked for all the world as if they were looking for houses to get into”. If you see anything suspicious, notify Neighbourhood Watch or Cambs Police (phone 101, or 999 if it is an emergency, or report online at www.cambs.police.uk).

4. Parish Councillor Vacancy.

Interested in joining the Parish Council? Contact the Chair, Simon Lander, cllr.lander@drydraytonpc.org.uk for further information

5. Diary Dates

Deadline for next village newsletter: Sunday 20th September – please send to drydraytonnews@gmail.com
Next Parish Council Meeting: Tues 6 October 7.30pm – virtual meeting, access details will be on the agenda at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

Big Forest School, Safety, Church re-opening, Parish Council

1. Dry Drayton Big Forest School
As you may have read in the July / August Village Newsletter, Dry Drayton School is committed to providing a forest school experience for every child. The S and VA is fully supportive of this initiative and is now actively fundraising to help with the facilities needed. You can read all about the initiative here:http://www.drydrayton.net/svaforest1.asp and the S and VA would very much welcome donations towards this excellent initiative. So far around 47% of the necessary funding has been raised.

2. Do you feel safe and secure in Dry Drayton?
You are invited to take part in an important community safety survey by the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP). This is made up of representatives from South Cambs District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Police, Fire and Rescue Service, the NHS and Probation Service, who work together to deal with local crime and anti-social behaviour issues. This survey aims to collate information from the public on perceptions of safety within their communities. This survey is extremely important in the current climate where the Covid-19 pandemic prevents face to face community engagement. The results of this survey will directly affect the way in which community safety in certain geographical locations is prioritised among the statutory bodies within the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership. Closing date Sunday 26th July 2020. The survey has 19 questions and will take about ten minutes to complete. It is here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SouthCambsCSPSurvey2020

3. Re-opening the Church of St Peter and St Paul
Arrangements for the re-opening of the church for private prayer and safe communal worship are set out fully on the village website here: http://www.drydrayton.net/ChOpen.asp

4. Dry Drayton Parish Council
The next Parish Council meeting will be 28th July 2020. It will be a virtual meeting starting at 7.30pm – for access e-mail clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk.

A14, Village Hall, Charlie Baker, Parish Council

Major changes to the A14 will impact on Dry Drayton residents.

At 5am next Monday, 11 November, there will be a series of changes to the A14 locally, which will last until January 2020 and are likely to cause you problems.

Highways England explain the changes here: http://ow.ly/B81v50wYNuj  and have provided a map here: http://ow.ly/DMe350wYNui .

Suffice it to say that all Westbound traffic wanting to get to Bar Hill will be exiting at Dry Drayton and crossing the A14 on the Dry Drayton Bridge. If you want to leave Dry Drayton and use the A14 to travel Eastbound you will have to cross the A14 and use the new local road to reach the Bar Hill intersection where you can join the A14. If you want to leave Dry Drayton and take the A14 Westbound you will either have to use the local road to Bar Hill as above and join the A14 there, or travel towards Cambridge on the A1307 past the Crematorium and join the A14 at the Girton entry slip.

One omission from the Highways England map is that there will be traffic lights at the top and bottom of the “Jug Handle” curved road connecting to the B1050 in the middle of their map.

We have enquired of Highways England when they will finish surfacing the last section of the A1307 at Girton, which will allow us to drive from Dry Drayton to Cambridge without using the A14. This apparently is unlikely to be finished before March 2020.

Village Hall Management

Just to flag up the need for a new slate of Committee Members if our Village Hall is to continue to function. See Dry Drayton Community Web site home page  or P9 of the November Village Newsletter for details.

Do you remember Charlie and Ada Baker?

Do you remember Charlie Baker and his family, formerly residents of Pettitts Lane? One of Charlie’s descendants is putting together their family history and would welcome any memories or copies of any photos you might have. See DryDrayton.net  for details

Forthcoming Parish Council Meetings

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 8pm. (to be confirmed and for minutes of last meeting see Home – Dry Drayton Parish Council )
Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 8pm.

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Local Events, Dry Drayton Parish Council

Events at the Black Horse.

Just a quick reminder that tonight, Saturday 27 July, Pizza Passione is back at the Black Horse. No need to book, just turn up. Then, next weekend, Saturday 3 August is Gin Night, with a Pink Gin Tasting Evening starting at 8pm. Try a little snifter of six pink gins and choose your two favourites to have as a long G & T at the end of the sampling. Tickets are £18 and include a few nibbles along the way. Book your place at the bar or by e-mailing amanda@blackhorsedrydrayton.com.

Dry Drayton Parish Council, Extraordinary Meeting and a Councillor Vacancy

There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of Dry Drayton Parish Council at Dry Drayton Primary School on Tuesday 30 July 2019 commencing at 8 pm. After a Public Forum the Council will be discussing a bid for Local Highways Improvement Funding, to be submitted by 4th August. The agenda is here: https://tinyurl.com/y2xbhn4x  . The County Council’s Local Highways Improvement Funding is explained here: https://tinyurl.com/y6n7brhu .

There is a vacancy following the resignation of Councillor F.Northrop. If you would like an election for a new Councillor, please see the PC’s notice https://tinyurl.com/y5mlmswn  deadline 30 July 2019.

DryDrayton.Net Village E-mails – change of date for next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting, scheduled originally for Tuesday 25 June 2019, will not now take place on that date, but will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 9th July 2019 commencing at 8pm.

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

Pop-up Pub, Pam Ducker, PC Meetings 2018, Neighbourhood Watch

Dear All,

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and brilliant New Year

Pop Up Pub

The Black Horse Support Group are holding their next Pop Up Pub at the Village Hall from 6.00-11.00 on Friday 29th December – Pizzas and Beer available.

Another Dry Drayton Resident who will be sorely missed

We are sorry to bring you the sad news of the death of Pam Ducker, who for many years has been at the heart of the activities of the WI, the Friendship Club and other organisations in the village. Pam’s funeral service will be held at Cambridge City Crematorium, West Chapel, on Tuesday 2nd January at 12 noon and afterwards at Dry Drayton Village Hall. http://www.family-announcements.co.uk/cambridgeshire/view/4476658/ducker

Neighbourhood Watch

A reminder from the village Neighbourhood Watch – please remain vigilent both during the longer hours of darkness and during daylight and report any suspicious activity. In recent weeks there have been distraction burglaries in other villages during the daytime, and shed burglaries at night also feature. One local resident has reported suspicious activity by a couple of men in a landrover shining a red laser light across fields in the village, and we understand there have been attempted break-ins at one local Dry Drayton business. If you are interested in the work of Neighbourhood Watch nationally you can read their latest newsletter here: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NHW-Our-News-December-2017-Edition.pdf

Parish Council Meetings 2018

A note for your diaries – the Parish Council Meetings from February 2018 will take place on the second and not the third Tuesdays in the month – the new dates are shown on the PC’s website at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

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