Tag Archives: Yummies for Mummies

Village News Updates, Digging to Diggers etc

1. Pop-up Cafe Wednesday 24 Oct

Pop-Up Cafe with family activities, Autumn Half Term, Dry Drayton Church, Wednesday 24th October 2018 10.30am to 12 pm Facebook Group (Dry Drayton Church) (please note this is the correct date for the event, elsewhere it has been incorrectly shown as Thurs 24 Oct)

2. Help us grow good food – from Ony Collison

We require someone to work an allotment in Dry Drayton, two hours a week, throughout the year to provide fresh food for Ony’s Wine Bar in Mill Road, Cambridge. Payment £16 per two-hour session. Contact: Ony Collison, 17 High Street, Dry Drayton, 01954 789173, ony@dcol.co.uk, http://www.onys.co.uk

3. Dry Drayton Village Newsletter

The deadline for the November Dry Drayton Newsletter is next weekend – Saturday 20th October. Contributions please to drydraytonnews@gmail.com.

4. CamBedRailRoad

You may be aware of various proposals for future transport links in the Cambridge – Oxford corridor. We have been contacted by one campaigning group, CamBedRailRoad, whose proposals will include a rail route passing very close to our parish, somewhere between Dry Drayton and Madingley, with new rail stations at Northstowe and Cambourne. They are asking supporters to sign an online petition. You can see their proposals at: CamBed RailRoad – promoting the best route for the east west railway

5. A14, update on the works closest to Dry Drayton

The latest newsletter from the A14 improvement team, updating parishes, says:
“Work on the new local access road that will run from Oakington Road to Huntingdon Road and Girton to Dry Drayton is progressing well. It is anticipated that traffic will be using these roads by the end of the year. Construction of the new access road into Cambridge Crematorium is now underway.”

6. Proposed cycle path from Dry Drayton to the new A14 Dry Drayton to Girton local road

Updates continue to be posted on the Facebook group “The Dry Drayton to Cambridge Cycle Path”

7. Concerned about the future of local bus transport?

You may be interested in the newly formed Cambridge Area Bus Users group, whose strap-line is “Working for bus passengers in and around Cambridge”. Their web site is: https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/

8. Reminder: Yummies for Mummies – first meeting Fri 19 October

From the organizer, Natalie Williamson. First meet-up is this Friday, 19th Oct 11:30am The Black Horse Dry Drayton. A friendly monthly brunch for parents, grandparents, carers and the kids! Treat yourself to a delicious brunch and make some new friends too. It will be held every 3rd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Please join the Facebook group “Yummies for Mummies” for booking information, menu choices and prices. Alternatively contact Natalie Williamson who will be pleased to answer any questions  nataliewiniecki@aol.com . Booking and Prepayment is essential as places are limited. Natalie is responsible for organising the group and not the pub.

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Events etc in and around Dry Drayton

  1. Autumn / Harvest Celebrations in Dry Drayton

From Revd Alison Myers, Team Rector of the Lordsbridge Team of Churches, and Lead Minister for Hardwick and Dry Drayton.

It is autumn and we have a week of Dry Drayton Harvest family events planned based in the church to celebrate the season in different ways:

Community Harvest Service Sun 23 Sept, 11am to12 noon. A church service for all the family, with traditional Harvest hymns, prayers and interactive story.  The church will be decorated for Harvest including new banners made by the school to be revealed at the service.  You are invited to bring traditional Harvest donations for Cambridge City Foodbank (tins, packets etc) and the Children’s Hospice in Milton (fresh produce)

School Harvest Service Tues 25 Sept, 2—2.45pm. A service for the school – children, staff and governors – in the village church to which parents, carers and supporters are welcome.  Harvest donations are invited, as above.

Community Harvest Ceilidh Sat 29 Sept, 6-9pm, with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, all ages and proficiencies of dancing are welcome! Tickets £5 child, £10 adult, £25 family, on the door.  Finger buffet & soft drinks. Bring your own wine or beer.

Come and celebrate the season and life in our village at any or all of the above!  Bring your friends and neighbours!

  1. Yummies for Mummies – a new Brunch Club in Dry Drayton

From the organizer, Natalie Williamson.

First meet-up is on Friday 19th Oct 11:30am The Black Horse Dry Drayton. A friendly monthly brunch for parents, grandparents, carers and the kids! Treat yourself to a delicious brunch and make some new friends too!. It will be held every 3rd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Please join the Facebook group “Yummies for Mummies” for booking information, menu choices and prices. Alternatively contact Natalie Williamson who will be pleased to answer any questions  nataliewiniecki@aol.com . Booking and Prepayment is essential as places are limited. Natalie is responsible for organising the group and not the pub

  1. A14 Improvements

For those of you wanting to see the installation of the steel decking on the new Bar Hill interchange, HE have now posted a 1.5 minute time-lapse video of the work here: Installation of new bridge decks at Bar Hill – September 2018

A number of overnight closures are planned for the A14, closest to Dry Drayton are:

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd Sept (two nights), overnight between 8pm and 6am,
* A14 westbound Swavesey J28 to Fenstanton J27
* A14 eastbound Fenstanton J227 to Swavesey J28

Monday 24 to Friday 28 Sept (five nights) overnight between 8pm and 6am,
A428 eastbound Madingley to A14 eastbound junction 33 Milton

  1. Another crime in the village

Dry Drayton – Oak Crescent. Between 22:00 hrs on 14/08/18 and 09:08 hrs on 17/09/18, Unknown offenders have broken into a van but were not successful in getting into the rear compartment, so no items were taken.

  1. Bar Hill Church Art Exhibition

From Kaye Benson  – One for your diary – in Bar Hill.

A small Art Group in Bar Hill are holding an Art Exhibition to raise money for the Kerala flood victims. 20th October 10.30am – 4pm, at Bar Hill Church, Hanover Close, Bar Hill, CB23 8EH. Paintings and Greetings Cards for Sale. Refreshments Available. Free Entry. Disabled Facilities

  1. New Website for Madingley

Madingley now have a new website Home – Madingley Parish Council   Their Parish newsletters are there alongside all the PC’s documentation.