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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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DryDrayton.net Village News, Broadband, Jazz, Coffee, etc

Dear All, 

  1. Super fast broadband for Dry Drayton

This crept a stage closer last weekend with the successful laying of the fibre optic cabling beside the A14. More work is being done on local cabinets before a brief commissioning period, then go-live. Go-live is still scheduled to take place before the end of June, but the latest news may mean a couple of weeks shaving off that date.  We will keep you posted.

2. Village Hall  Jazz Evening

DRY DRAYTON VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTTEE PRESENT – Village Hall Jazz Evening, Saturday 16th May 2015 7:00 for 7:30pm.

Singer Ruth Wilman with Mike Quigley and the Jazz Wave band. Easy listening music – popular standards from the great American songbook and mainstream jazz.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE. NOTE: ticket sales CLOSE on 9th May. This was a very popular event last year so you are strongly advised to purchase your tickets in good time as numbers will be limited. Tickets at £12.50 per person available from Marlene and Fred Northrop, 28 Pettitt’s Lane 01954 789525 or treasurer@drydraytonvillagehall.org.uk (cheques to ‘Dry Drayton Village Hall’ please) meal provided – bring your own drinks. A raffle will be held during the evening – prizes will be welcomed. Proceeds from the evening for further improvements to the Village Hall.

  1. Annual Parish Meeting

This will take place on Tuesday 19th May 2015, commencing at 7.00pm, refreshments at 6.45pm, in the Village Hall. The agenda is on the Parish Council’s new website at www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

 4. Village Coffee Morning – Election Day

Anne Deane writes: “village coffee will be taking place on the morning of Thursday 7th May after all. We are unable to hold it in the Village Hall, because of its being used as a Polling Station for the General Election. However, the church has very kindly stepped in and offered do coffee in the Parish Church that morning instead – and I understand that they will also be doing tea and cakes from about 3.00pm in the afternoon, so that parents and children can pop in after school”.

 5. Dry Drayton Village Newsletters

A local resident had an amazing find last week of old issues of Dry Drayton Village Newsletters. This enabled us to add several issues to the run of these held in the Cambridgeshire Collection. We are still missing around 40 of the earlier issues. You can see which ones have been deposited and which are missing on the village website at: http://www.drydrayton.net/newsletter.asp  If you are having a clear-out or spring cleaning the loft and you come across any old copies of the newsletter, please let us know.

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