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Dates, Crime, and The Black Horse

Dates and Forthcoming Events

The Parish Council meets this Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 8pm at Dry Drayton Village Hall. The agenda, including some planning applications, is on their website Dry Drayton Parish Council . Our County Councillor’s report for September is now on the village website Dry Drayton Community Web site home page

The deadline for the October Village Newsletter is this Wednesday, 20 September. E-mail your text or pictures to drydraytonnews@gmail.com

More on Crime

Another burglary in the village – Between 10:00am and 1:00pm on 13/09/17 at Oakington Road, Dry Drayton. Unknown offender has forced entry into a property via the front door and was then scared off by the dog left inside.

Cambs police warn of a spate of tool thefts in South Cambridgeshire recently. Most of these have been thefts from vans but they have seen a couple of building sites broken into. If you notice any suspicious behavior then please call 101, or 999 if you see a break-in in progress. And police are advising that you look after your tools, store them securely, mark your tools, park vehicles containing tools sensibly, and report to them any “dodgey deals” involving tools for sale.

Saving the Black Horse

In case you have not heard, below is the latest update from Judith Bennetton on behalf of the Black Horse Steering Group.

Many of you will have seen or heard that the lease of the Black Horse has been sold.  We understand from the Agent that the new owners have “shown a keen interest in the campaign to save the Black Horse” so they will know about the results of our survey in June and we are encouraged by that.  We will pass on all your comments (anonymously) and are sure that, with our support, the new leaseholder(s) can be off to a very good start.

Make a note of the next pop up pub (with food) in the Village Hall on Saturday 30th September.  All welcome.

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Dry Drayton Events August 2017

Staying local over the weekend

The press are predicting this will be the worst weekend of the year for travelling, so how about staying local and taking a trip to our local brewery?
Lord Conrad at Scotland Farm is having a pop up pub from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August, 2 – 10 pm each day with pizza on Sunday & Monday, 4 – 8pm.
Extra special is that he has brewed a ‘Save The Black Horse’ beer in support of’ ‘Save The Black Horse’.  He has a collection of his other beers and soft drinks too. All welcome

Parish Council – Extra meeting

There is an extra meeting of the Parish Council taking place at 8.30pm Tuesday 29th August to discuss recently received planning applications for Church Farm. The agenda is on the PC’s website at Dry Drayton Parish Council

Pop Up Community Cafe in Dry Drayton

Are you looking for something to do in the last week of the school holidays?  Or would your children enjoy somewhere to meet up with friends before school starts again?  On Wednesday 30 August, there will be a Pop-up Community Café with family activities running between 10.30 and 12 noon in Dry Drayton church.  With café tables at the back, and the usual chairs cleared away there will be space for giant Jenga, Lego and table football alongside toys for younger children too.  No charge, but donations to cover costs appreciated.  Feel free to share this information with friends and arrange to meet them there!

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Saving the Black Horse, The PC and Crime

  1. Saving the Black Horse – an update from Judith Bennetton [judithbennetton@gmail.com]

Since the last email in early May we have made a lot of progress.  The BHSG has  grown from 8 to 9  and we have a website and a facebook page and we’re on Twitter!

Do go to our website and see what we’ve been doing. https://www.savetheblackhorse.co.uk/ And the links to Facebook and Twitter are: https://www.facebook.com/SaveBlackHorse/ and https://twitter.com/SaveBlackHorse

Do you have any Black Horse photographs of times and events gone by whether it’s a darts team, pool team, Marquee Team, bus trip, birthday celebration, landlords/ladies, or anything you think could be of interest to others that you would you like to share?  Your photograph(s) wouldn’t even have to leave your possession.  You can take a photograph of your photograph and email it to me on savetheblackhorse.drydrayton@gmail.com or I can come and take a photograph of your photograph.

We are also looking for someone to be our press agent.  Could you interest the local press in our cause?  Why stop at local press?  Do you have any national press/TV contacts? If you think you can help, do get in touch.

If you’re not already on our supporters list would you like to be?  You can sign up on our ‘Save The Black Horse’ website or you can send it to me.  Of course we will not share your address with anyone without your permission.

Judith Bennetton BHSG

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  1. Parish Council Vacancy

 

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Pryer, – please see the notice on their website at www.drydraytonPC.org.uk . If you are interested in joining the PC then please contact the Parish Clerk, Anita Cullum, clerk@drydraytonPC.org.uk

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  1. Crime in the village

48 local residents attended the crime prevention event in the Church on 10th May organised by Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator Graham Carver. Over 20 shed alarms were sold – (reminder – if you bought one, have you fitted it, or just left it somewhere in its box?). Meanwhile there have been a couple more crimes in the village over the last few weeks. Between 2.30pm 04/05/2017 and 7.30am on 05/05/2017, at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, offenders attempted to gain entry to a property via the front door but have been unsuccessful leaving the door frame with a considerably amount of damage. Between 7.00pm on 17/05/2017 and 7.00am on 18/05/2017 at Park Street, Dry Drayton, a thief smashed the nearside quarter window on a stationary parked vehicle, nothing believed to have been taken.

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Parish Council, crime and traffic issues

Dear Dry Drayton Folks,

  1. Dry Drayton Parish Council tonight

The Council meets tonight, Tuesday 20th December at the Village Hall at 8pm, with some important issues for discussion. On the agenda tonight are 4 planning applications and another planning item: Planning Applications: In the light of recent concerns about traffic around new housing developments near Dry Drayton School, to consider ways to campaign against further development producing additional traffic should the pub come up for sale. There will also be feedback from the Newsletter Questionnaire on residents’ responses to the four questions relating to 1) installing CCTV in the village; 2)planning issues; 3) dog waste removal and 4) Parish Council minutes. The full agenda is on the PC’s website www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk. If you want to speak at the meeting, the only opportunity to do so is right at the beginning under agenda item 16/12/3 – you will not be allowed to speak later.

Dates for the Council Meetings in 2017 are now on the PC’s website.

  1. Police and Crime Commissioner’s Surgery

As part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s public engagement commitment, Jason Ablewhite (former Dry Drayton resident) offers regular one to one meetings with members of the public across the county. Jason will be holding a public surgery in South Cambridgeshire on Friday 13th January 2017, 10am to 12pm. The surgery is being held at South Cambridgeshire District Council Offices. If you have an issue you would like to discuss with him, you can book a 15 minute appointment. Please email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk or phone 0300 333 3456 to speak to a member of his team.

  1. Road Closures, The Avenue, Madingley

To allow safe construction of the new local access road that is forming part of the A14 project, it will be necessary to undertake a closure of part of the Avenue. A temporary traffic order is in place that authorises closure of the Avenue from its junction with the A14, to its junction with Dry Drayton Road. As a consequence of this there will no access either onto the A14 from the Avenue, or from the A14 onto the Avenue. This closure will come into effect on Monday 20th February 2017 and will last until Thursday 1st March 2018. Traffic for The Avenue will be diverted through Dry Drayton.

  1. A message from Highways England – Working together – Community safety and awareness

Now that work activity has increased on the A14 improvement scheme we thought it seemed timely to remind you that employees working on the scheme are not authorised to offer services door to door. Highways England and it’s delivery partners do not authorise any of its employees to cold call on residents to offer services. If in doubt, as with any cold callers, do consider reporting  them to the police on the non-emergency contact number 101 (unless it is an emergency, in which case it would be 999)’   ________________________________________

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DDPC, P & R and PCC

Dear All,

1. Your Parish Council wants to hear from you

Next Tuesday, 15th November, the Parish Council meets. Their agenda is on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk . The meeting starts at 8pm, members of the public can speak only at the beginning of the agenda. There is still time before the meeting to give the Parish Council your views on the four questions they posed in their mini village questionnaire in the November Village Newsletter. The questions (see page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the PC communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. West Cambridge Park and Ride, Scotland Farm Dry Drayton

In case you had not heard about the proposal to site the West Cambridge Park and Ride car park at Scotland Farm – this is on the Parish Council’s agenda for Tuesday. You will find material on this on the Greater Cambridge City Deal website http://tinyurl.com/hddnxw

3.  Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner (former Dry Drayton resident Jason Ablewhite) has just published his latest Newsletter which you can read on his website at http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/whats-new/newsletters/. He has just signed a rural crime concordat with the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Suffolk  promoting closer cross border cooperation on rural crime. Incidentally, following the recent spate of burglaries in the village,  there is advice for you on security from our Village Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and from the Cambs Constabulary on the village website www.drydrayton.net

Annual Parish Meeting, Concert, Voting

Dry Drayton Annual Parish Meeting

Revd Alison Myers, Vicar of St Peter & St Paul Church, Dry Drayton, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Parish Meeting this year.  The meeting will be in Dry Drayton Village Hall on Tuesday 19 April 2016 between 7 and 8pm.  It’s an ideal opportunity to meet our local vicar and to find out what’s been happening in Dry Drayton and locally.  Refreshments will be served from 6.45pm.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be followed by the April Parish Council Meeting

Agendas for both meetings are on the Parish Council’s website at www.drydraytonPC.org.uk

Special Concert in the Church

From Dianne Harris – You may have already heard that we have the rare opportunity in Dry Drayton to see (and listen to!) the Hermitage Ensemble, a male voice choir who sing Russian folk songs and Russian Orthodox choral music, and are know for their purity of sound & breakthtakingly brilliant fortes. The event is in Dry Drayton Church on Sunday, 24 April, at 7 pm.  Tickets are £10 and can be purchased in advance from rosemarygardiner@le-lau.org.uk Tel 01954 780679. To hear samples of their music visit hermitage.seenworks.com.

 Voting in Dry Drayton on 5th May

Don’t forget the date – your chance to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire. This site will tell you a bit more about the post https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/ and the candidates are listed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2016-36016274

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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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