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Helen Ballantyne; Madingley Parish Council Proposals

 1. Re Helen Ballantyne, Hill View

 The funeral of Helen Ballantyne, of Hill View, Dry Drayton will take place on Monday 17 June at the parish church at 12 noon.

 2. Madingley Parish Council Proposals

The June 2019 issue of “Madingley News” sets out three specific proposals from MPC, centred around Madingley, aimed at creating a network of Rural Greenways, connecting the City of Cambridge to the parishes of Girton, Dry Drayton, Coton and Bar Hill. Three specific projects are:

a. Turning The Avenue into a Non-Motorised Route

b. Reconnecting footpaths and bridleways

c. Mitigation measures on Dry Drayton Road.

 (The June 2019 issue of Madingley News will be available soon on the Madingley Parish Council’s Website)

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Safer Cycling, PC Meeting, A14 Charity Walk

Would you support having Dry Drayton linked to the new A14 off-road cycle route into Cambridge?

From Councillor Richard Stamford, Dry Drayton Parish Council.

The Parish Council is considering financially supporting the creation of a safe cycleway to link the existing cycleway from Bar Hill and adjacent villages to the new cycleways provided by the A14 development alongside it’s new local access roads. These will extend from the extremity of our village to both Huntingdon Road and Girton (see map at http://www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/Cpath.pdf for detail).

In order to obtain the necessary grants to accomplish this, we would need to show support from Dry Drayton parishioners and also to make a modest contribution from our precept (our precept is the village’s annual income).

It would be very helpful, therefore, if you would register your support (or otherwise) and indicate the maximum contribution you would feel it would be appropriate for the PC to make. (For your information, the balance of unallocated expenditure of our precept this year is £1,687 and the Council would consider £500 to a be reasonable grant for this project.)

Please send your views to:
Anita Cullum
Parish Clerk
or drop a note to her at 46 High Street
Follow this initiative on Facebook –  Dry Drayton to Cambridge Cycle Path


Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting

There will be an August meeting – Village Hall, 8pm Tuesday 14 August 2018. The agenda is on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk,


A14 C2H Welly Walk 9th September 2018

From Highways England A14 Integrated Delivery Team As per their July – September update:

We recently made you aware that the A14 is hosting a Welly Walk to raise money for Cancer Research in honour of valued team members that we have lost to the disease and those that are fighting it right now.

We’re inviting you to come behind the traffic cones, get on site and see how we’re progressing at building your new A14. You’ll be able to walk along the new A14 from our Ermine Street office to our Swavesey Office. This is open to all of the family and is guaranteed to be a good day. Come and join us in the fight against cancer!

To book your place please visit our A14 C2H Welly Walk booking page: A14 C2H Welly Walk

To see your route – Charity Walk Flythrough: https://vimeo.com/283425775/8c555fda6b

If you or your parishioners have trouble accessing the booking page please contact Samantha.Kedie@thea14.com

Alternatively if you do not have internet access please call the A14 Public helpline and we will manage the booking for you – 0800 270 0114
Places are limited so please book soon.

You can contact us on our dedicated A14 Public Helpline 0800 270 0114
Scheme information is also available at our website www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H

Consultation closing this week

Important deadlines for consultation

This is the last week for responses to the Greater Cambridge Partnership consultation on the Cambourne to Cambridge route and future Park and Ride sites, including one proposal for a park and ride site at Scotland Farm Dry Drayton. A printed booklet on the alternatives was distributed to all households. Consultation closes on 29 January at 23.59 hrs. If you intend to fill in the consultation questionaire on their web site at www.greatercambridge.org.uk  you might be disappointed as links to the pages you want on their site don’t seem to be working. We have told them about this, but it might be safer to send them a letter at Greater Cambridge Partnership, SH1311, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP.

At the Dry Drayton Parish Council meeting on Tuesday last the Parish Council agreed their response to the Greater Cambridge Partnership consultation and the letter which they signed off can be seen on their website here: Important Documents – Dry Drayton Parish Council

And if you want to let the planners know what you think about what could be the biggest housing development in Dry Drayton since the 1970s, then you have until 25th January to do so. For details of the proposal go to South Cambs website, View or comment on a planning application | South Cambs District Council  and search for application number S/4554/17/OL
It’s not too late to have your say on these issues affecting our community.

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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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