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Report on the Meeting of 20th September, 2011

September 26, 2011

There was no formal meeting in August.

Prior to the formal Parish Council meeting there was a period devoted to comment from members of the public and District and County Councillors’ reports. County Cllr. Reynolds and District Cllrs. Hall and Waters were thanked for their reports, which were duly noted. Members of the Parish Council and the Green Group reported favourably on their viewing of the solar tracker arrays at Scotland Farm.

During the subsequent Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed and, where necessary, actioned.

Parish Council. Mrs. Isabel Harrison was co-opted to the remaining Parish Council seat and signed the Declaration of Acceptance.

Village Plan. A revision of the Plan and associated working group membership is in progress. The next meeting of the sub-committee will take place on 15/11/11 prior to the Parish Council meeting. There will be a meeting regarding affordable housing at 4, Bakers Field on 29/09/11 and Shulyer Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council, will be attending. The Cotton’s Field proposal will be discussed.

Traffic and Speed limit Policy. Little progress has been made since the last report but relevant discussion continues. The ‘wheelie bin stickers’ are awaited from Cllr. Hall. A comprehensive note on speeding has been prepared for the Crime and Disorder questionnaire by Cllr. Rosewell.

Finance and Disbursements, Room hire £48.00, Election Fee £105.00, Clerk’s salary £194.96, HMRC £48.74, Admin.£578.86, grass-cutting £720.00, allotment water rate £65.06.

Planning. No new applications received. A time extension for comment has been allowed on 29, Park Street and the Parish Council has registered its objections.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 18th, October, 2011. 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

Report on the 15th March, 2011 meeting

March 19, 2011

Before this meeting commenced, the Chairman welcomed Mrs. Jean Hunter, the new Chief Executive of South Cambridgeshire District Council and Mrs. Gail Stoehr, the new Clerk to Dry Drayton Parish Council. A deputation of residents from Scotland Road were also present to express their concern regarding traffic in this area.

Mrs. Hunter said that she was visiting to familiarise herself with the various parishes and personnel of the District within her responsibility and remained, to observe, during the Parish Council meeting which followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Suitable sites for Development and Recreational Areas. The Chairman reported on the group meeting to explore the Village that took place on 28/02/11 with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council and Mr. Chapman, of Luminus, in attendance. This tour identified two sites, one near the Callow Brook and one adjacent to Oakington Road which will be discussed by the Planning Authority in due course.  
 
Village Play Areas. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. The Chairman has written to the School Governors (next meeting 28/03/11). Bar Hill Parish Council has referred the request for suitable facilities to Bar Hill Football Club.   

Traffic. It was agreed that the speeding problems of the industrial area on Scotland Rd and Dry Drayton village be emphasised to the Highways Authority and the appointment of a Speed Warden was discussed. It was reported that the County Council are currently reviewing speed policies.   

Finance. There were no disbursements. The purchase of four ‘litter sticks’ was agreed. 

Planning. The extension of the Planning Consent for 27/39 High St. was approved.

Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011. Candidates must advance their names before noon on 4th April, 2011.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 19th April, 2011. 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 15th February, 2011 meeting

February 20, 2011

This meeting followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Housing Needs.  It was confirmed that the Parish Council members are in favour of a small amount of appropriate and varied housing on a suitable site and that possibilities will continue to be explored with the South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Suitable sites for Development and Recreational Areas. The Chairman’s meeting to explore possible areas with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council and Mr. Chapman, of Luminus, will take place on 28th February. 
 
Village Play Areas. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. The Chairman has written to the School Governors and Bar Hill Parish Council requesting the use of suitable facilities.   

Finance. Disbursements were £24.36 for Allotment water rate, £70.00 for Village Hall rent and £75.00, grant to the ‘Green Group’. It was noted that the grass cutting allowance from the County Council may be reduced to 75% of that paid in 2010.       

Retirement of Parish Clerk.  The vacancy is being advertised through the the Parish Clerk’s Association and CALC. Prior to a new appointment, LGS services of Hardwick, an experienced provider of Clerking, will be employed on a ‘three month rolling contract’ which was duly approved by the Council and endorsed by the Chairman.        

Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011. 

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 15th March, 2011. 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 18th January, 2011 meeting

January 24, 2011

This meeting followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Housing Needs  The Chairman’s proposed exploration of the Village with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council, who confirmed the standard procedure for provision of housing following a formal housing survey, has not yet taken place.

Village Plan. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. Mrs Hawkes, a ‘Freaky Friday’ youth group organiser, outlined the parameters for a recreational area. It was agreed that the School Governors be approached for a small area and Bar Hill Parish Council for the use of ‘skate board’ and other facilities.

‘Cycle Paths. Drift to Bar Hill work almost completed. There is no progress on the major routes to Cambridge.

Sustainable Biodiversity Group. Nothing to report. The possibilities of ‘green’ electricity generation are being researched.

Finance. Disbursements were £218.05 for salt bins. £284.62 for footway lighting. £570.06 for Clerk’s salary and expenses. The grant to the Church will be £400.00 and the ‘Green Group’ will receive a solicited £75.00.

Retirement of Parish Clerk. The vacancy is being advertised. Prior to a new appointment, LGS services of Hardwick, an experienced provider of Clerking, will be employed on a ‘three month rolling contract’.

Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 15th February, 2011. 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.

Report on the November Meeting

November 19, 2009

 This Parish Council meeting followed the published agenda and the following topics were discussed or reviewed.

  • Telephone. The Parish Council has asked BT to provide a public telephone facility in the Village and has emphasised the urgency attendant on this request. Action from BT is awaited.
  • 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. Representatives of this sub-committee will make a presentation to the Local Strategic Partnership on November 19th.
  • Housing Needs Survey. Documents related to this survey, implemented by the Rural Housing Enabler, are now in circulation. All householders are requested to return the survey documents in due time.
  • Footpaths. Clearances continue. This work, organised by the Countryside Access Group, will include various re-surfacing and repair work. Long Lane now has a traffic barrier. The footpath bridges and drainage systems have been surveyed and necessary remedial work is currently being carried out. A new footpath map is being prepared and copies will be displayed on the village notice boards.
  • Green Group. The Parish Council has received a letter of thanks for the £100.00 grant.
  • Vacancy. A public declaration of the Parish Council vacancy will be made within the next four weeks.
  • 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. This is to be studied by the Parish Council and its comments will be forwarded to the S.C.D.C Planning Office
  • Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership. The Parish Council received minutes of the last meeting. Copies can be obtained from Mr. Fane.
  • Finance. Disbursements included £258.75 for grass cutting, £149.50 to Moore Stephens (auditor), £574.60 Clerk’s salary, £22.60 for for Footposts and £40.90 for Village Plan literature.

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 http://www.ctxchange.org/about ctx/partners/microsoft

Agenda for Next Meeting

July 14, 2009

21 July 2009, 7.30pm Village Hall

1. Apologies

2. Presentation by Miss Sara Johnston from ACRE on the Village Plan

3. Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 June 2009

4. Matters Arising:

  • Housing Needs Survey
  • Cycle Path to Madingley and Cambridge
  • Cleaning of Callow Brook and overhanging tree Madingley Road
  • Black Horse Public House – present status
  • Village Plan implementation
  • Repair to telephone kiosk Church Green

5. Footpaths

6. Finance – request from the Dry Drayton Green Group for further grant of £100 for future activities

7. Planning Applications – Demolition of garage and erection of new one 9 Pettitts Lane

8. Correspondence – CCC Position Statement Children’s Centres Development in Cambs

9. Date of next meeting 15 September 2009

Agenda, Annual Parish Meeting

June 11, 2009

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall on 16th June 2009

1. Apologies

2. Presentation by Miss Shilton, Rural Housing Enabler, Cambridgeshire ACRE on a possible Housing Needs Survey.

3. Minutes of the Meeting 16/5/2009

4. Appointment of Officers and Representatives for the year

  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Treasurer
  • Independent Auditor
  • Tree Warden
  • Footpath Officer
  • Representatives, Village Hall Committee and School and Village Association

5. Matters arising from the minutes

  • Cycle path Madingley/Cambridge
  • Cleaning of Callow Brook
  • Overhanging Tree, Madingley Road
  • Repair to telephone kiosk Church Green
  • Black Horse Public House
  • Village Plan
  • Dry Drayton web site
  • Parish Forum Meeting

6. Finance
To pay CALC Affil Fee £187.17
H.Russell Internal Auditor £50.00
P.Church Council grant, churchyard and clock £350.00
P.Round grasscutting £258.75
Receipts CCCouncil footpath grant £250

7. Next meeting 21 July 2009