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Clean-up, Crime and Communications

Dear All,

Village Clean-Up Easter Saturday

You will all have seen comments in the latest village newsletter about the worsening state of litter in the village – possibly connected with recent increases in traffic. Annie Harley is organising a Village clean up on Saturday 15 April starting at 10.00am. Please help if you can. Annie writes:

“Please come and help us pick up litter and generally tidy the village on Easter Saturday morning. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00.  Please bring rubber gloves, and hi-vis jackets if you have them. We have requested bags and  jackets from South Cambs, fingers crossed that they can help.  If we have lots of volunteers we could wash street signs as well – if you’d prefer to do that please bring buckets and mops!

Annie Harley 01954 780658. anneharley.hr@icloud.com

Thieves active in the village

Between 18:45 hrs on 02/04/2017 and 19:30 hrs on 02/04/2017, while the owner was attending Evensong at the Village Church, a thief smashed the rear window of a red Peugeot 308 which was parked on the road outside and stole a bag containing a lap top, which was left on display on the rear seat. We understand this is not the first car to be broken into in the village in the last few weeks. Please be vigilant and yes, even in the village, don’t leave valuable items in view in your parked car.

Holding the Police to Account

The Police and Crime Commissioner is currently recruiting for a new Independent Chair and Independent Member for the Joint Audit Committee. The Joint Audit Committee is an independent group for both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which overseas all audit arrangements and ensures that adequate arrangements for corporate governance and risk management are in place. The Chair is responsible for providing leadership to the Joint Audit Committee. The Member will contribute to the development and effective discharge of the Terms of Reference of the committee. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th May 2017. A link to the application form and key responsibilities can be found here: http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/vacancies/joint-audit-committee-independent-chair-independent-member/

Editor Wanted for Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

A reminder that The Dry Drayton Village Newsletter, in production since 1975, will shortly have a vacancy for a new Editor. Full training is offered. To find out more and for an informal discussion, please contact the current Editor sylviapryer@aol.com or the Chair of the S and VA scottiehawkes@gmail.com .

Printer free to a good home

 HP Business Inkjet 1200wn printer, free to first applicant, available for collection in Dry Drayton. An old faithful friend, in good working order and daily use. Reason for disposal – no driver available to work it in Windows 10. Contact webmaster@drydrayton.net


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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

Village News Items 13 Jan 2015

Garage burglaries

E-Cops have just sent out a notice that during the night hours of the 12th / 13th January, there have been 9 reports of garage breakings in Bar Hill: 2x in Appletrees,1x in Hollytrees,6x in The Spinney. Nothing believed to have been taken at this stage. It’s only the next village, so please be extra vigilant and report and suspicious activity you may come across via 101.

A14 closures  

Due to adverse weather conditions  the planned closures of the eastbound and westbound carriageway on the A14 between junctions 31 and 3 have been postponed. Subject to weather, the works are now scheduled to recommence on Monday 12 January. There will be overnight closures of both carriageways between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00 until Friday 16 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place during the periods of closure as follows: A14 Eastbound Diversion – M11, A505, A11 A428 Eastbound Diversion – A1303, M11, A505, A11 A14 Westbound Diversion – A11, A505, M11

Drop-in Sessions for Carers

The popular drop-in events for adults living with a long-term illness or disability or age-related condition, and people providing unpaid care for an adult relative or friend, which are run by the Carers Support Team and Physical Disability Service, are continuing in 2015. Full details of these events across Cambridgeshire can be found on http://www.cambridgeshire.net/ . Dates of the early Spring events in South Cambridgeshire are below.

  • Bar Hill – Community Room, Tesco Extra Store (joint carers and adults drop-in) Monday 16th February, 10.30am – 1.30pm Monday 16th March, 10.30am – 1.30pm
  • Cambourne – Cambourne Library (drop-in for carers only) Wednesday 18th February, 1.30pm – 3.30pm Wednesday 18th March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Cambourne – Cambourne Church, Jeavons Lane (Carers Health and Well-being Awareness session) Tuesday 12th March, 10.00am – 2.00pm – Booking required

Police and Crime Commissioner – remember him…..

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, has launched a new monthly newsletter to highlight some of the initiatives under way to help make Cambridgeshire a safer place. The monthly Connect newsletter will cover a range of topics on policing, crime and community safety. The first issue highlights work to support the victims of crime, the new Volunteer Police Cadets scheme, tackling Alcohol-related crime, improving mental health support and safer cycling. The newsletter can be downloaded from www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/whats-new/newsletters/ You can sign up to receive the newsletter on the Police and Crime Commissioners website at www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/ . Meanwhile local police are running a campaign asking you to look out for signs of child sexual exploitation – www.cambs.police.uk/GetCloser/ChildSexualExploitation/ explains.

World War 2 End Small Grants

Next summer marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In celebration of this important anniversary, Cambridgeshire County Council is pleased to announce a Small Grants Fund to encourage community activity. Small grants will be awarded to local groups and organisations to support community activities linked to and inspired by the 70th anniversary, wartime Britain and the 1940’s era. Each grant will be up to a maximum of £500 and additional funding or support in kind will be expected. The grants will be awarded in two rounds. The deadlines for applications for each round are 9th February and 9th March.  Details are here: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20150/ww2_anniversary

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