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August 29, 2014

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Report on the June meeting

July 30, 2010

This Parish Council meeting followed the published agenda and the

Parish Council Vacancy.
Mr. F Northrop, the newly co-opted member, was welcomed to the meeting.

Village Plan.
Work continues on this project and replies to correspondence on the play area are still awaited. The related costs of legal proceedings and appropriate equipment are being explored prior to consideration by the Parish Council.

Housing Needs Survey.
This survey, based on returns and the local housing register, remarked on the need for 18 ‘affordable’ dwellings within the Village. The relevant Councils will explore availability of suitable land for such development.

A14, improvement schemes.
The proposed Public Inquiry has been postponed.

Salt Bins
Two salt bins are to be provided. These will be placed at the road entrances to the School and the High Street.

Blue Bins
These will be provided in October, 2010.

Finance.
Disbursements were £290.46, grass cutting, and £50.00, Internal Auditor fee.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 20th July 2010. The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.

Dry Drayton Parish Council. Report on the May meeting

May 23, 2010

This Parish Council meeting was the Annual Parish Council Meeting. Prior to the formal Parish Council agenda, Miss Fletcher, Strategic Planning Officer and Miss Shilton, the Rural Housing Enabler, made a presentation outlining the results of the recent Housing Needs Survey. These officers were thanked by the Chairman for their input and the survey findings will be an agenda item at the June Parish Council meeting.

The following Parish Council appointments were made:-
Chairman Dr. N Irish
Vice Chairman Mr. I Alexander
Treasurer The Clerk
Independent Auditor Mr. H Russell
Tree Warden Mrs. T Stephenson
Footpath Officer Dr. N Irish
Representatives
V. Hall Committee Mr. D Wyatt
S& VA Association Mr. D Wyatt

Co-option to fill Parish Council Vacancy. Mr. F Northrop was proposed and seconded to fill this vacancy.

Village Plan. Work continues on this project and replies to outstanding correspondence are awaited.
Housing Needs Survey. As noted above, findings will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting.

A14, improvement schemes. The Chairman presented his ‘Statement of Case’, outlining the concerns of the Parish Council regarding the traffic route through the Village. The Chairman and Mr. R Stamford will be attending the pre-inquiry meeting.

Finance. The Statement of Accounts for the year were presented and agreed. Disbursements were £264.38, grass cutting, £10.00 ‘bus shelter glass cleaning and £549.62, P. Council Insurance. The Parish Council agreed the purchase of a new ‘Receipts and Payments’ book. A grant of £705.96 for grass cutting has been received from the C. Council.

Next Meeting The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 15th June 2010. The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.

The following organisations may be of interest to some members of our community.

Every year large amounts of social security benefits are unclaimed because many people do not know what they are entitled to, or how to claim, and older people and those with disabilities face particular difficulties. The Village Benefits Advice Service helps people to claim their share of these benefits, by offering advice and assistance.
Telephone number 01353 666990
VILLAGE BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE
PO BOX 257
ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 9EA

SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE COMMUNITY CHEST

South Cambridgeshire Local Strategic Partnership small grant scheme for 2010/11.

This scheme is open to voluntary and community sector organisations. The maximum grant in any one year is £1000.00. Application forms with the relevant rules and conditions are available from the Parish Council Clerk or are available on http://www.cambs.gov.uk/lsp. This website also gives details of allocations since January, 2009.

Report on the April 2010 meetings

May 16, 2010

The April Parish Council meeting was preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting and Annual reports were received from named representatives.

• Allotments Mr. G Carter
• Townlands Charity Mr. G Carter
• Neighbourhood Watch Mr. R Burton
• Village Hall Mr. D Wyatt
• S and VA Mr. D Wyatt
• District Council Mr. R Hall
• Parish Council Dr. N Irish

Mr. G Carter was re-appointed as representative of the Allotment Committee and Mr. R Burton was re-elected as Neighbourhood Watch representative.

The Chairman agreed to make enquiries regarding the new ‘Clean Up’ scheme, proposed by the District Council, and the Annual Parish Meeting closed with the Chairman thanking the representatives for their reports and work throughout the past year.

The Parish Council meeting then commenced and the following items were discussed:

Village Plan Work continues on this project which will be fully reported in the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 18/05/2010.

Housing Needs Survey Findings will be presented by Miss Shilton, the Rural Housing Enabler, at the meeting on 18/05/2010.

A14, improvement schemes A pre-inquiry meeting is to be held in St. Ives on 24/05/2010.

Finance Disbursements were £40.50, Ramblers Association Fee, and £199.64, CALC Associated fee.

Training The Tree Officer reported on this specialist subject training as comprehensive, combining definition with advice on all aspects of trees and woodland.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 18th May 2010; this will be the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.

Report on the March 2010 meeting

March 21, 2010

Village Plan. Work continues on this project. As previously noted, three Parish Councils are now involved in the negotiations for a safer cycle way into Cambridge.

Housing Needs Survey. Findings and conclusions are awaited.

Footpaths. The Parish Council continues to organise relevant work but, in the interests of wildlife and vegetation, major clearances have been suspended until the Autumn. The expense involved in spreading ‘chippings’ has been assessed and Community Services are aware of the need for labour on these improvements.  

Vacancy.  Mr. Marvin Dimon has tendered his resignation from the Parish Council. The resulting vacancy will be advertised in due course.

A14, improvement schemes. The Parish Council monitors the works proposed and is concerned about the possible increase in traffic through the Village. Correspondence on this important matter continues and the objections of Dry Drayton have been registered. Meetings with the Highways Agency and Local Authorities are scheduled for September/October, with a final report at the end of the year. Mr. Stamford has offered to assist with the various consultations.

Finance. Disbursements were £572.00 for Clerk’s salary.  

  

Training. Reports awaited on specialist subject training.

Planning Applications. An application for property alteration has been received from J. Edwards, Scotland Road.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 20th April. This will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting, which will commence at 7 p.m.

 

The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.

Agenda for meeting 16 March 2010

March 13, 2010

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of Meeting 16 February 2010

3. Matters Arising

4. Footpaths, cost of surface chippings

5. Report of Treewardens’ Meeting at Eltisley

6. A14 Public Inquiry

7. Finance

8. Planning Applications. Dealt with, Mr T.Jack Park St, comment: this is still a large dwelling on a small site and the height of the building in intrusive to the neighbours. Application just received, Jane Edwards 10 Scotland Rd extension.

9. Correspondence.

SCDC Standards Committee.

Forthcoming Parish Council Member Vacancy 2010-2014.

10. Next meeting 20 April, also Annual Parish Meeting.

Report on the February 2010 meeting

February 18, 2010

1. Village Plan. As the Parish Council is responsible for recording the activities of the Village Plan Implementation Committee and reporting its activities to the Annual Parish Meeting, the Chairman reported on the last meeting of this special Committee. The availability of land suitable for a children’s play area is being explored and a working party on this issue is to be formed. It was noted that three Parish Councils are now involved in the negotiations for a safer cycle way into Cambridge.

2. Housing Needs Survey. Documents related to this survey, implemented by the Rural Housing Enabler have been circulated. Findings and conclusions are awaited.

3. Footpaths. Clearances continue. The Probation Officer is organising a survey and relevant work. The expense involved in spreading ‘chippings’ is being investigated. As noted, the new footpath map is available.

4. Vacancy.  Mr. Richard Stamford has been co-opted as a Parish Councillor for Dry Drayton.

5. A14, improvement schemes. The Parish Council monitors the works proposed and is concerned about the possible increase in traffic through the Village. Correspondence on this important matter continues.

6. Road Gritting. Two ‘gritting bins’ have been ordered from the Highways Department.

7. Finance. Disbursements were £30.00 for Countryside Watch, £20.04 for allotment water rate and £336.91 for street lighting.     

8. Training. Two councillors requested training on specialist subjects, agreed.

9. Planning Applications. There were no new applications.

The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.

Report on recent meetings, Dec 2009 & Jan 2010

January 21, 2010

The following topics were discussed or reviewed at meetings in December and January.
 
Village Plan. A copy of the Plan has now been circulated to every householder and a sub-committee, reporting to the Parish Council and incorporating members of all interested parties, including the Churches, is now formed. As noted in an earlier report, the Parish Council will be responsible for recording the activities of the sub-committee and reporting its activities to the Annual Parish Meeting.  A presentation has been made to the Local Strategic Partnership and a meeting, held on 15/12/09 in Dry Drayton village hall detailed group interest, ideas and possibilities for action.

Housing Needs Survey. The findings of this survey, implemented by the Rural Housing Enabler, are awaited. 

Footpaths. Clearances continue. The footpath bridges and drainage systems have been surveyed and necessary remedial work is in hand. A new footpath map has been prepared with a copy to all households. Copies will also be displayed on the village notice boards.

Green Group. The suggestion that infra-red monitoring of houses be carried out to reveal the extent of their insulation, was rejected as an invasion of privacy.

Vacancy.  A public declaration of the Parish Council vacancy has been made.

A14, improvement schemes. The Parish Council monitors the works proposed and is concerned about the possible increase in traffic through the Village. A letter expressing this disquiet has been sent to the authorities/contractors.

Cambridge University. Possible development between Madingley and Huntingdon Road.  Comments have been forwarded to the S.C.D.C Planning Office.

Finance. Disbursements included Victoire Press £260.00 for ‘Village Walks and guide’ and £71.62, O S Licence and Map. The village precept for 2010-2011 will be £4000.00. The increase in Council Tax is predicted to be 3%.     

Planning Applications. Two applications have been received:-
              Mr Day, Oakington Road, for a double garage.
              Mr Arnold, High Street, for house extension.
 
Future Agenda Items. The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.
The following organisation may be of interest to some members of our community.

VILLAGE BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE
Every year large amounts of social security benefits are unclaimed because many people do not know what they are entitled to, or how to claim, and older people and those with disabilities face particular difficulties. The Village Benefits Advice Service helps people to claim their share of these benefits, by offering advice and assistance.
Telephone number 01353 666990
VILLAGE BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE
PO BOX 257
ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 9EA

MICROSOFT – Microsoft donations to charities.

Working with the Charity Technology Trust through their Charity Technology Exchange Service, Microsoft is amongst a number of technology companies that makes software such as Microsoft Office available to the voluntary sector with supporting training. In this area the Papworth Trust and the Varrier –Jones Foundation have received software donations. If you would like to recommend or have more information about this programme, contact:-

Paul Morris        0203 139 6279     e’mail       paulmor@microsoft.com 
www.ctxchange.org/about ctx/partners/microsoft

Agenda Meeting 15 December 2009

December 15, 2009

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of previous meeting, 18th November 2009

3. Presentation by Miss Linda Brown SCDC Community Liaison Assistant

4. Matters Arising
     Village plan
     Footpaths, footpath map, costs

5. Cambridge University Development Madingley / Huntingdon Road.

6. Co-option to fill vacancy

7. Finance
     P Rounds grass cutting 258.75
     R.Scammell footpath posts 22.60

8. A14

9. Correspondence
     CCC1 Cambridgeshire Advisory Freight map
     Cambridgeshire Community Services – Keeping In Touch

9. Next Meeting 19 January 2010