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COVID19 Test Centre Volunteers Needed

Message received from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC)

Please share this request for support via your mailing lists, Parish Bulletins and on all social media platforms.

Due to the large number of Vaccine Hubs, urgent support is required at 1 of our testing hubs within the region.

The roles range from queue management, registration assistant (welcoming people to the testing site), test operative (actually processing the testing sample, in full PPE, training provided), result logger (logs result), evaluation (asks people why they’ve come, would they come again) and general role (would include cleaning).

Fen Road, Cambridge
The test site is open Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st 10- 6pm.  Staff would be expected to arrive by 9.15/9.30 latest.  The last test is 5.30pm, so we would hope staff could finish by 6.15-6.30.

If you are in a position where you can help support the testing hub, please contact Nikitta Vanterpool – Nikitta.vanterpool@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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-mail – volunteering – found chicken

Have you lost a brown chicken, or do you know someone who might have?

Ian and Michelle have contacted us to say that a brown hen appeared in their front-garden yesterday and is still there.  It must have come from somewhere and presumably has an owner, but enquiries in the immediate vicinity have not managed to find out who. Anyone with any information about the likely owners should contact Ian & Michelle at The Maples, Park Lane, Tel.: 781379

Dry Drayton Volunteering Opportunity for a Responsible Young Person during the Holiday

I am looking for a volunteer to help me with mostly clerical (i.e. computing) work for my charity, Civilizations in Contact, http://www.cic.ames.cam.ac.uk/, which I run from my home in Dry Drayton and at Wolfson College, Cambridge. It would be a good opportunity to gain work experience and find out about the effort to make an educational charity work. We are trying to bridge the gap between civilizations through education, particularly by seeing how the history of different cultures and civilizations were connected to each other in the past: ‘Exploring global contacts in the past…for global understanding in the future’. There may be other types of activities in addition to clerical ones, and chances to meet new people — you can become as active as you want. Our next project is the Alexander the Great Holiday History Camp, which we are running for two days in Cambridge just after Easter. Please contact: Sally K Church (skchurch@gmail.com)

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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails, O2, Scams, Highways, volunteering

O2 users in Dry Drayton
We have been asked to ask if anyone in the village has become aware of reception problems on the O2 network in the village. A number of residents have complained of difficulty making and receiving calls from home over the last couple of weeks, especially O2 to O2. If you are suffering the same problems, please report the problem to O2 who are likely to take more notice it they receive more reports. If this affects you and you have a moment to do this, phone 202 (or 0344 8090202 from a landline at standard landline rates ) and follow the endless menus. Easier still if you are online is to use their live chat reporting system here: http://www.o2.co.uk/contactus

Another scam to avoid
A local villager reports receiving a card through his door claiming that a parcel containing jewels was being held for him at a centre and that he should pay a fee of £10 by credit card over the phone for it to be delivered. He fortunately ignored the card, but as he was awaiting delivery of a couple of parcels at that time it would have been quite easy for him to have paid up and given the scammers his credit card details. Cambridge Consumer Hub reports other more elaborate telephone scams happening locally here: http://consumerhub.org/new-courier-fraud-fools-victims-into-buying-expensive-jewellery-and-clothes-for-fraudsters/

Reporting Highways Problems
Cambridgeshire County Council Highways people are promoting the use of their free online reporting system should you wish to report highway faults. This is the easiest way to make a report and get some action. Go to http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/highwayfaults and follow the simple form, which includes a map to allow you to pinpoint the problem and to see if it has already been reported. It’s simple and quick to use. There is even a guide to the system should you need it at: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3420/hfr_user_guide (1.2mb).

Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies Volunteer Opportunity
Interested in an unusual area of volunteering?  Cambridgeshire County Council are looking for Meet and Greet Volunteers who can spare a few hours on a regular basis (Saturdays). A great way to meet new people and feel part of the community To find out more, please speak to a staff member on 01223 729180 or email helen.bentley@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


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