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1. Next Village Newsletter
Just a reminder that news items for the next Village Newsletter should be with Sylvia (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 22 January please.
2. Broadband Internet Access.
Congratulations to those covered by Madingley Exchange (Some parts of the village near Scotland Farm & in Madingley Road). After a brilliantly run campaign the Madingley Exchange won a place in the top 6 exchanges in the country in the recent BT Race to Infinity competition for early introduction of a new high speed broadband service. Caxton Exchange was also in the top 6 nationally. The winning exchanges will be enabled in early 2012 subject to what BT say is “availability, survey, terms and conditions”. By and large the more apathetic subscribers in the Crafts Hill exchange area (most of us in Dry Drayton) didn’t vote in the competition and will have to wait our turn as the new system is rolled out nationally.
3. Crime and Policing
Cambridgeshire Constabulary PCSO 7009 Bujar Mani wanted to remind you that he will be holding a police surgery next week on Wednesday 19th Jan between 10:00 and 12:00, This surgery will be held at the usual place at Bar Hill Parish Council Office. There is an invitation to go along and talk about any issues there might be in the village.
For your information below are the four most recent crimes in and near the village recorded on the police website.
15/12/2010 17:30-17/12/2010 07:00 Hill View, Attempted to gain entry to garage by forcing the lock.
08/12/2010 17:00-05/01/2011 08:00 Cambridge Rd Madingley, forced lock and removed heating oil from tank
15/11/2010 08:00-17/11/2010 14:00 St. Neots Rd, Offenders entered office and took safe and contents
12/11/2010 15:15-12/11/2010 18:30 Park Street, rear window forced and rooms searched and jewellery and money stolen
4. TV Digital Changeover
Cambridgeshire ACRE is supporting the local roll-out of the TV Switchover Help Scheme which aims to help people to understand the changes to how our television signal will be received from the end of March 2011 onwards. The analogue signal will be switched off and replaced with a digital signal that you will need special equipment to receive. They need local volunteers to help raise awareness and make sure no one misses out on the help that is available to make the necessary changes. They are looking for people who are willing to make use of their local connections, knowledge and networks to spread the word. If you think you could help the message reach some of the most vulnerable people in our communities please read on and return a completed ‘Volunteer Form’ to be invited to a training event which is taking place on 27 January at the Cambridge Development Centre. Please note, they are looking for volunteers across, East Cambridge, Fenland, South Cambridge, Huntingdon and Cambridge City.
The ACRE contact is Edward Aniskowicz, Community Project Assistant, Cambridgeshire ACRE, 32 Main Street, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1PJ, email@example.com , Main Switchboard: 01353 860850
5. Village Pub
Roger Swain writes to say, “This may be common knowledge, but 2011 sees new landlords in our local………Gary & Denise. Gary tells me he has run bars in London, so knows the ropes. First impressions are encouraging. I gather he intends to re-open on Mondays & Tuesdays. Gary needs to re-build the business & regain support from the community……….but the community also needs to show its support for one of the few facilities we’ve got here. So get down there & give it a go. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.” Later he added, “I’m informed that for the time being the pub is open on Monday/Tuesday lunchtimes only i.e. not those evenings”.
6. Housing Needs Survey Report
“To fulfil all current and immediate housing needs in Dry Drayton, eighteen new affordable homes need to be built.” This is the recommendation of The Cambridgeshire ACRE Housing Needs Survey Report for Dry Drayton, which is now available at www.drydrayton.net .
7. Indian food delivered to the village on Thursdays – a new service
Just before Christmas, at the Mill Road Winter Fair, we came across Cadwins Of Cambridgeshire, who provide home-made Indian curries that utilise organic ingredients that are, where possible, locally produced, in association With Cambridge Organic Food Company. Each week they see what is available and create an Indian meal that they offer to their customers. The meals change each week depending on what is available. Normally they send out their menu via email for the week on a Friday and customers email them with their confirmed orders by Monday evening. Your Organic Indian meal is delivered to your door in Dry Drayton, chilled and with heating instructions on Thursday evening. If you want to learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sudesh 07814303885.