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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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Job at Village School, volunteering, Bag2School, Music Group, City Deal

Dear All,

  1. Dry Drayton CE (C ) Primary School MIDDAY SUPERVISOR – closing date 16/10

 Monday – Friday – 6 1/4 hours per week  (term-time only) 12:00 – 13:15 Scale 1c Point 8 Rate of pay: £7.19 per hour (Job share will be considered)

If you are someone who enjoys being part of a team, has good communication skills and cares about the welfare of all children then we would love to hear from you.

Dry Drayton CE Primary is a caring and welcoming village school that is set at the heart of a supportive community.

Please e-mail the school office on office@drydrayton.cambs.sch.uk or ring 01954 780618 for further information and an application form. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th October 2015.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date is Friday 16th October 2015.

Linda Ogilvie School Business Manager, Dry Drayton CE Primary School, Park Street, Dry Drayton, Cambridge, CB23 8DA, Tel 01954 780618

  1. New Children’s Music Group starting soon in the Village

Sue Bibby lives in Dry Drayton and in November she will be starting a children’s music group on Fridays in the Village Hall. Read about it here: www.drydrayton.net/musicbox.asp

  1. Footpath Maintenance Volunteers Wanted – from Richard Stamford

Three footpaths in the Parish are in need of re-surfacing, at least in part. Last time I arranged a weekend which went exceedingly well but excluded those unable to attend through other commitments. I also managed to pick a wet couple of days!! So this time I propose to have an open schedule, having the material delivered as close to the works as possible and complete each path in turn on a turn up – do a bit – go home for a hot bath – return later and do some more basis.

So, in the first instance please register your interest with me, Richard Stamford on 01954780187 when you can leave a name and contact number to which I will respond to advise the detail, and ensure you are covered by the parish council’s insurance. It is hard work, but also great fun and a valuable community activity contributing to health and happiness of workers and walkers alike.

The re-surfacing materials have kindly been granted by the Cambridge Ramblers Club totally free of cost to our Parish.

I very much look forward to hearing from you!

Richard Stamford Dry Drayton PC

  1. Bag2School Collection – from Anne Deane

 A very big thank-you to everyone who contributed to Dry Drayton’s Bag2School collection on 8th October. The village as a whole collected a whopping 720kg of second-hand clothing, thus raising £288 towards Dry Drayton School and Village Association’s funds.

There will be two further collections next year – on Thursday 17th March and Thursday 13th October – so please remember us whenever you are having a clear-out at home. I always have plenty of spare Bag2school bags available and can store them for you when full, if you want to get the stuff out of your house!

You can reach me on deanery2@talktalk.net Very many thanks, Anne Deane, Bag2School Co-ordinator

  1. City Deal

There are various proposals to improve bus journeys along the A428 into Cambridge which will impact on Dry Drayton. This link will take you to a list of public exhibitions of some of the proposals: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/planning-policy-news

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DryDrayton.Net Village E-Mails – film location, fabrics, A14, murder, Village Hall, Bag2School

Dear DryDraytonians All,

Some unusual and interesting communications for you below.

  1. Can you help get Dry Drayton to the Cannes Film Festival?

Zhongwei Sun writes to say: “I am a University of Cambridge MPhil student and a Wolfson member, and I am currently producing ORACLE, a London Film School MA Filmmaking graduation film. It tells the story of how the death of his donkey and the naïve faith in God of his mentally disabled son pushes a middle-aged priest into a dilemma between religious faith, life difficulties and fatherly love. We are currently busy preparing for shooting and we are now desperately looking for the following locations below:

(1)A typical (preferably old-fashioned, shabby) farmhouse in the British countryside with a dining room, bathroom, bedroom and a horse/donkey stable (2)Reception hall of a vet (or any reception hall that can imitate a vet) (3)[alternative for (1)]A typical British house situated in the countryside or in a quiet town street with a dining room, bathroom, bedroom.

We will be shooting for 11 consecutive days, including 10 days in the farmhouse and the stable, and 1 day in the animal hospital hall. The possible shooting dates are from 16 November 2015 to 26 November 2015. Is it possible to shoot our film in your village?

As producer I ensure that this is a powerful, influential story and we will be sending this film to next year’s Festival de Cannes. Do you have one of these three kinds of locations that we can come in and shoot our film? You will be listed in our credits as either “location producer”, “co-producer” or “Executive producer”. We are planning to shoot the film between late November and early December 2015.

Thank you so much! Best regards, Zhongwei Sun, Student, Producer of ORACLE” http://cambridge.academia.edu/ZhongweiSun

  1. Dry Drayton Fabric Appeal

Anne Dean asks, “Dear All, Does anyone have any fabric lying around the house that they no longer need – especially any Christmas-themed material? Margaret Wheatley, whose grandson attends the village school, would like to use it to make craft items for sale at the forthcoming “Dry Drayton Winter Wonderland” Christmas bazaar, to be held in the school hall from 3.00-5.00pm on Saturday December 5th. If you do have any fabric you would like to donate, please contact me on 01954 789622 or at deanery2@talktalk.net and I can make arrangements with you to collect it. Very many thanks, Anne Deane”

  1. A14 and other local traffic issues (no e-mail would be complete without mentioning the A14)

A new traffic campaign called “The Better City Deal Campaign” is proposing a different and, they say, much improved version of the Girton Interchange on the A14, as well as some radical new proposals for improving traffic flows in Cambridge Generally. They have just sent their proposals to a wide range of local politicians and their site, including a map of Girton Interchange, is at http://www.bettercitydeal.com/

  1. There’s going to be another murder in the village

The crime rate is going up and it’s happening in the Village Hall on 7th November. Can you be a super-sleuth and unravel who did it? Tickets limited – read all about it on the Dry Drayton village web site:  www.drydrayton.net

  1. Dry Drayton Village Hall Rents

There have been some minor changes – read all about them on the Dry Drayton Village Hall web site http://www.drydraytonvillagehall.org.uk

  1. Bag2School

Twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn, The Dry Drayton School & Village Association arranges a collection of secondhand clothing for the Bag2School scheme, in order to raise funds. The next collection will take place during the morning of Thursday 8th October. Clean, good quality second-hand adults’ and children’s clothing, shoes, bags, belts, hats, ties, scarves, jewellery, lingerie and soft toys are all welcome. The following items, however, are no longer accepted:-

  •     Pillows and cushions
  •     Duvets, bedding, blankets, household linen
  •     Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  •     Curtains
  •     Towels
  •     Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
  •     School uniforms
  •     Corporate clothing and workwear
  •     Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

The heavier the bags are the better, as Bag2School pay us per kilo! In a couple of weeks’ time, you will receive a special Bag2School bag through your door. However, any other kind of bag can also be used, so you could start collecting now! Please could all shoes be paired up, with an elastic band round them or else with the laces tied.

Please bring all bags – big and small – to the School, or leave them outside the Village Hall, as early in the morning as you can on 8th October. Collection may also be possible if you are unable to deliver.

Another collection is being planned for March/April 2016.

Please contact Anne Deane, the village Bag2School co-ordinator, on 07718 305141 or deanery2@talktalk.net, for more info or to discuss collection. She has plenty of Bag2school bags available now, if you need them in advance of collection day, and can store your bags if you wish to hand them over early…


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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails: A14 and other traffic and development issues

1. Road Closures on the A14

For seven nights between Saturday 17 July and Friday 24 July, the eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 31 and 32. There will also be no westbound access to the A14 at either junctions 32 or 36. These closures are effective between 20:00 and 06:00hrs.

2. Madingley – Meeting on major traffic and development issues

Madingley village is holding a further traffic meeting at 7pm this Wednesday (22nd) in the Madingley Village Hall. This is not a Parish Council meeting but a village meeting. All are welcome. Wine once again will be supplied. There are a lot of important issues being discussed and there will be information and discussion on the A14 upgrade, traffic measuring, the proposed busway into town and Madingley traffic calming. They now have a detailed coloured plan prepared by District Councillor Francis Burkitt. This largely follows the red bus route and includes a new park and ride between Park Farm and the A428, and a new bridge over the M11. All are welcome. Please pass on to friends and neighbours.

3. Dry Drayton Coffee Mornings 

A note for your diary from Marlene Northrop – there will be no coffee morning in the village on the 6th and 13th August.

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails – development, transport, communications

1. Development in Dry Drayton

There will be an important discussion at Dry Drayton Parish Council on Tuesday 21st July (open to the public – in the Village Hall 7.30pm for 8pm) on permitted development in the village. South Cambs District Council Policy DP/7 states that outside the village framework, only development for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, outdoor recreation and other uses which need to be located in the countryside will permitted. A developer is applying for permission to erect six houses on land outside the village development area, stating that Policy DP/7 is out of date and should not be followed. You will find the planning application No S/1497/15/OL  at https://www.scambs.gov.uk/

2. Dry Drayton Parish Council’s Website

The council’s new website, under the government’s new Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, has agendas, minutes and lots more at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

3. City Deal Busway Proposals

This is the proposal to move the Madingley Road Park and Ride site to somewhere near Madingley Mulch and provide a busway from there to Cambridge. Further to the info on this already circulated, Bill & Sandra Martin advise us that there is an active group in Coton which is very concerned with this possible development.  There is a blog item on http://www.cotonvillage.co.uk/2015/06/12/proposed-new-route-through-coton-have-your-say/ and a googlegroup on https://groups.google.com/d/forum/west-cambridge-busway both of which might be of interest to Dry Drayton residents.

4. Super Fast Broadband in Dry Drayton

We continue to publish good and bad news stories on this at www.drydrayton.net/broadband.asp – take a look before placing an order with your isp. We welcome your Dry Drayton broadband news and views.

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Village E-mails: traffic, speed, Bag2School, Broadband and the Art Group.

Dear fellow villagers,

Dry Drayton Speedwatch 

Are you concerned about vehicles speeding in our village. Willing to do some volunteering to help reduce speeding locally? Speedwatch is explained here : http://www.cambs.police.uk/roadsafety/speedwatch/  If you would like to find out more about Speedwatch in Dry Drayton, please contact Graham Carver on 01954 781806

 Dry Drayton Bag2School Collection – It’s this week –

Twice a year, in March and October, The Dry Drayton School & Village Association arranges a collection of second-hand clothing for the Bag2School scheme, in order to raise funds. We achieve an average of £300 each time. The next collection will take place during the morning of Thursday 19th March. Clean, good quality second-hand adults’ and children’s clothing, shoes, bags, belts, hats, ties, scarves, jewellery, lingerie and soft toys are all welcome. The following items, however, are unfortunately no longer accepted:-

Pillows and cushions

Duvets, bedding, blankets, household linen

Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)

Curtains

Towels

Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing

School uniforms

Corporate clothing and workwear

Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

You should soon be receiving a special Bag2School bag through your door – but any other kind of bag can also be used, so you can carry on collecting throughout the year! The heavier the bags are the better, as Bag2School pay us per kilo… Please could all shoes be paired up, with an elastic band round them or else with the laces tied.

Please bring all bags – big and small – to the School, or leave them outside the Village Hall, as early in the morning on the 19th as you can. Collection may also be possible if you are unable to deliver. Please contact Anne Deane, the village Bag2School co-ordinator, on 01954 789622 or 07718 305141 for more information or to discuss collection. She also has plenty of additional Bag2school bags available, if you need them.

Another Bag2School collection is being planned for 8th October.

Look out – more scams, viruses etc

Most days something arrives in the e-mail box which is an obvious scam and a candidate for immediate deletion. There was one today which was a bit more subtle than most, purporting to come from the DVLA and asking me to fill in an online form to get back a refund on an earlier transaction. It all looked fairly official and believable, but the link in the message didn’t go to a government site but to somewhere obscure. Don’t be fooled by it – delete and don’t click on the link in the message.

Super Fast Broadband in Dry Drayton – Update

They say we are still on for phase five of the project, March to June 2015.  See www.drydrayton.net/broadband.asp  for updates as they arrive.

Dry Drayton Art Group

Open to all – a Demonstration In Pastels by John Glover, professional portrait artist, at Dry Drayton Village Hall Tuesday 24th March at 7.30. Tickets £7 including wine / soft drink and nibbles, contact Roger Goodden 01223 235055 or Jean Stevens 01954 210542.

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What’s Occurring Traffic-wise in Dry Drayton?

Philip Morley writes to ask: “Something is puzzling me and I wonder whether other people who look at your site may be able to shed some light on the matter. 

Why has the volume of traffic suddenly increased, in both directions, coming through the village? Where are people going when they leave the A14 at our junction?

Maybe you could ask people for their views. Quite apart from the constant noise, the traffic is often speeding.”

So – what’s occurring? Has Dry Drayton suddenly become popular on TomTom as a rat run between the A14 and A428? Is there something here attracting more people – like more beerfests? Is this what you get when you publish your Village Plan? Are more funerals taking the scenic route back to Cambridge from the Crem? Have Tescos posted a new map showing the route to their appalling emporium? Or is this all a figment of Philip’s imagination?