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Report on the July 2009 Meeting

July 30, 2009

This meeting followed the published agenda and commenced with a presentation by Mrs. Sarah Johnston, from ACRE, who had come to discuss and progress the Village Plan with regard to its publication, distribution and appointment of a Steering Group. This plan was formally adopted at the last Council meeting and relevant Council minutes will be forwarded to ACRE.

The Parish Council role will be to assist, promote and to encourage comment on the project.

During the Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Madingley Road Cycle path. This project has been rejected by the University and will not progress in its present form. Alternatives are being researched.

Callow Brook. There will be no further action. Remedial vegetation removal and tree work will be carried out in August.

Telephone. The B.T box on Church Green will be replaced with a modern unit.

Public House. This has been ‘let’ and will re-open in late August.

Village Plan. The Parish Council Chairman has met with members of the steering group to discuss publication and implementation of the Plan. A reporting sub-committee of the Parish Council will be formed. The final version of the Plan will be made available on paper and also on the Village web site.

Housing Needs Survey. A survey, implemented by Miss Shilton, Rural Housing Enabler, is to proceed. Miss Shilton will co-operate with a Village working party and a relevant publicity article will be placed in the Newsletter.

Finance. Disbursements included £258.75 for grass cutting, and £576.55 Parish Clerk expenses.

Footpaths Various re-surfacing and repair work envisaged during the current year. The footpath bridges/drainage systems have been surveyed for damage and any remedial work will be carried out in the Autumn.

Future Meetings. 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.


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.


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

Report on the May Meeting

June 2, 2009

The May meeting followed the published agenda. Amongst routine business, the following topics were reviewed:

Madingley Road Cycle Path: This project progresses and a recent survey indicated over one hundred potential users. Negotiations with local landowners continue.

Callow Brook: the drainage problem is being addressed.

Telephone: the two BT boxes are under repair.

Finance: the audited Statement of Accounts was approved and adopted. Disbursements included £513.90 for Parish Council insurance and £258.75 for grass cutting.

Public House: various possibilities are being explored and the owners have applied for a new licence.

Housing Needs: the Rural Housing Enabler from ACRE, Miss Catherine Shilton, will be addressing the Parish Council at its next meeting on June 16th.

Village web site: this has been updated by Mr L.Waters. Its size and content will be discussed at the next Parish Council Meeting.

Village Plan: the Parish Council was suspended for a short period to allow an open discussion of the final version of the Village Plan. The discussion was positive and well focussed and on resumption of the Parish Council meeting the final version of the Village Plan was formally adopted. The Village Plan will now be forwarded to Cambridgeshire ACRE for consideration and evaluation. Developments will be reported in due course.

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