Great Gransden Parish Council

Welcome to our website: thank you for visiting.

Great Gransden is a parish in Cambridgeshire, in the Huntingdonshire District. 
                          This web site contains information about the Parish Council, the village facilities it manages, 
 the data and agenda for the next meetings, and the minutes of previous meetings: 
please see the links below and in the sidebar on the left.

Your Parish Council welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions.
You may contact us via email here:

The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 7th November 2016

Please click here to view the draft minutes for the October meeting
 Please note that these will not be considered official until approved by the Council at the next meeting

Current Affairs:
These are the main matters that currently affect us:

Free trees available - this may be your last opportunity!

Great Gransden Parish Council has again been offered a tree allocation from the District Council Planting Scheme this Autumn. Landowners with sites in the open countryside and home owners with prominent gardens in public view are encouraged to apply for trees which when planted will improve the existing landscape within the Parish. The trees supplied (together with stake, tie, guard and mulch mat) are free but there will be a requirement to weed or spray around them and look after them properly so that they flourish. With this in mind the District Council may inspect and check the progress of growth.

Trees available are:

Large trees:Oak, Walnut, Lime, Wild Service tree, Black Poplar and White Willow.

Medium trees:Bird Cherry, Wild Cherry, Aspen, Alder, Wild Plum and Holly.

Small Trees:Crab Apple, Field Maple, Wild Pear, Hawthorn and Yew.

(Yew and Holly only available for planting in churchyards and cemeteries)

Would any parishioner or landowner who wishes to place an order, or requires further information, contact Michael Capps. (677350). Closing date November 30th

Trees will be available for planting in the new year.

Tree Warden Co-ordinator

This post is in danger of being cut by HDC which is seeking to save £13,000pa.  The Parish Council supports the retention of the post, which if lost will also lead to the loss of the numerous volunteers involved.  Support for the retention of the post can be emailed to 

Andy Moffatt, Head of Development at HDC 

Andy Moffat

Please click on the links below for further details

Tree Warden Note.pdf - the original note explaining the circumstances

Notes for 4.10.16 meeting.pdf - a summary of possible solutions/actions

A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement Scheme

Re-arranged meeting Wednesday 9th November

 The meeting will be held in the School Hall at 7.30pm

We hope you will come to learn more and share your views.

Police and Crime Plan

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, has produced a draft framework of his Police and Crime Plan and is asking for members of the public to complete a short survey

To view the Police and Crime Plan click


Boundary Review

 A proposal for new parliamentary constituencies. This consultation will move Great Gransden from the Huntingdon constituency to South  Cambridgeshire.     To find out the details and comment 

The consultation ends on 5th December 2016


Hinchingbrooke Hospital Merger - Public Meeting

Are you concerned about plans to merge Hinchingbrooke Hospital with Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals? You can learn more at the 

public meeting to be held on

Monday 19th September - 7pm, St. Neots Priory Centre

You can also register your views by answering the NHS survey about the merger. 

To download and print this survey, please click here

Great Gransden Matters
Your Parish Council recognises that there are many issues facing our village where we need to consult with residents. These include Highways developments, decisions on further road safety measures in  Gransden, tennis court refurbishments, and wider government changes. We warmly invite you to join our new official web forum, Great Gransden Matters. This will run for a trial period of 6 months, and we hope you will find it a valuable means of keeping in touch with village developments. 

Your Parish Councillors will benefit from gaining a better insight into village sentiment, which will aid our decision making at our monthly meetings. Please note that we will not participate in dialogues on the forum, as our discussions need to take place publicly and jointly.
Any matters raised on the forum will be discussed at the next meeting,
and we will post a response soon after.
Change may take some time to achieve, but pease be assured we are committed to doing our very best for Great Gransden.

please click here to join the forum - welcome!

"Twenty's Plenty"

The Parish Council is hoping to introduce a 20mph speed limit in Middle Street between the roundabout and the crossroads at Fox Street. Before going ahead, the county Highways Policy and Regulation team will be holding a formal consultation period between 18th August and 8th September.Click here for details and map.

Have your say! 

Please register any views you may have with our clerk at:

For further information on the village's forthcoming traffic safety improvements please click here



Ash tree disease threatens to destroy 30 million trees in the UK. There have been reports of cases as close as Gamlingay. Do, please take pre-emptive action if you can to attenuate the catastrophic effects on our country and our village, by planting replacement trees such as Field Maple, Oak, Wild Service, Small-leaved Lime, Birch, Alder or Wild Cherry.