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Report on the Meeting of 21st June, 2011

July 4, 2011

In the absence of an elected Chairman, Cllr. Stamford was elected to chair this Parish Council meeting and 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. Cllr. Reynolds was thanked for his report, which had been circulated and was taken as read, and Cllr. Waters reported that SCDC was the most efficient finance collector in the region.

The Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Reeve was present and reported that there had been no crimes since the last meeting but that a speed survey in Scotland Road had resulted in the issue of one ticket and two verbal warnings. It was agreed that Neighbourhood Watch, the Neighbourhood Panel and e-cops worked well together to improve local policing.

During the subsequent Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed:

Parish Council Chairman. It was agreed that the election of a Parish Council Chairman be carried forward to the next meeting and the one remaining Parish Council seat will be advertised. As reported earlier, Cllr. Irish was elected Vice Chairman.

Review of standing orders, regulations and policies. It was agreed that the Parish Council adopt the simplest mandatory Standing Orders and that the Parish Council Chairman be the Clerk’s line manager. The basic model was adopted for Financial Regulation.

Village Plan. The Implementation Sub-Committee is considering its membership and working group status. 

Traffic and Speed limit Policy. A meeting is proposed with R. Preston (CCC) and Cllrs. Irish and Rosewell are to liaise on the allied presentation.  Speed stickers. The Parish Council has ordered 40 and 20 mph stickers for wheelie bins, these notices will be distributed by the Speedwatch group.   

Finance and Disbursements. Clerk’s salary.£97.48, Admin.£320.19, grass-cutting £360.00. It was noted that Insurance cover with Aviva will save £1000.00 over the three year term.    

Planning. 18, Oakington Road, new dwelling and garage, approval recommended.
                 The Old Chapel, Park Lane, single storey extension, approval recommended.
                 27-39 High Street, extended time limit, detached dwelling, SCDC approved.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 19th July, 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.

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Parish Council Vacancy

May 18, 2011

The Dry Drayton Parish Council warmly invites any parishioner who would like to serve on the Parish Council to contact the Clerk. The term of office would be for four years until May 2015.

You should consider becoming a Parish Councillor if:

  • You Want To Do More for Your Community
  • You Want To Spend Your Time Productively
  • You Can Think, Listen and Act Locally

Effort required:

TIME – As with most things, the more you put in, the more you (and your community) will get out of it.

The Council employs a Clerk to support it in its work both at meetings and also between meetings.

The Parish Council meet each month on the third Tuesday of the month at 8pm in the Village Hall.

If you are interested in joining the Parish Council or want more information on the vacancy please write to or email the Clerk.

The Parish Council hopes to fill the vacancy at its June meeting.

Clerk to the Parish Council

Mrs Gail Stoehr, 30 West Drive, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge, CB237NY

Tel 01954 210241       E-mail: drydraytonpcpc@lgs-services.co.uk    Fax 0870 705 2759

Report on the 16th November, 2010 meeting

December 12, 2010

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

1. Housing Needs and Warren’s Field proposal The Chairman reported a meeting with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council, who confirmed the standard procedure for provision of housing following a formal housing survey. Miss Newstead had noted the comments made at the October Parish Council meeting and it was unlikely that planning would be granted for the proposed site on Warren’s Field. She volunteered to explore the Village, in company with a Parish Council representative, to assess the possibilities of other, more suitable, building sites and the Chairman will arrange this survey.

2. Village Plan. Work continues on various aspects of this plan.

3. Cycle Path, Drift to Bar Hill. Work almost completed. There will be a site meeting to discuss the economics of appropriate signage and an end barrier. 

4. Sustainable Biodiversity Group. Nothing to report.

5. Extension to lay-by at Methodist Church. A meeting with the Highways division revealed that finance for such a modification is not available.     

6. Grass Cutting. It was agreed to accept the tender of Mr. W G Round.

7. Best Kept Village Competition.  This year there will not be a competition.

8. Finance. Disbursements were £290.46 for grass cutting. £84.00 had been received for allotment rents.     

9. Salt Bins.  Two bins have been delivered and placed in the agreed positions.

10. Retirement of Parish Clerk.  Mrs. L Volans, after twenty eight years of exemplary service, is retiring from the position of Parish Clerk but will continue in this role until the end of the financial year (31/03/2011). Applicants for this important post should contact the Parish Council Chairman.       

The next meeting of the Parish Council is in January, 2011, but a meeting will be convened if business of an urgent nature arises. 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 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.

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 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.

Agenda Tuesday 16 February 2010

February 14, 2010

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of previous meeting

3. Matters arising

4. Co-option of Mr Stamford to fill vacancy

5. Village Plan

6. Bins for Gritting materials

7. Footpaths

8. A14 public enquiry

9. Finance – cheques paid: Countryside Watch £30, Allotments, water rates £20.04

10. Next meeting 16 March 2010.

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

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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 
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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

Vacancy on the Parish Council

November 22, 2009

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Nominations should be sent to the Clerk to the Council, Mrs Volans, 1 Cottons Field, Dry Drayton, before 4 December, after which date the vacancy will be filled by co-option at the next Parish Council Meeting on 15 December 2009