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 always welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions.
Please contact us via email here:
The next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 8th December 2018

Please click here to view the draft minutes for the December 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:

 Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) October 2017

Following on from the Local Plan Parish consultation, the HELAA consultation is now available to view.  This follows the 'Calls for Sites' consultation which ran along side the Local Plan consultation.  More information about this (HELAA) consultation is available on the Parish Council Village Consultations  page - see the link on the left hand side.  Four sites are listed in the consultation document for Great Gransden.  The consultation can be viewed on the link below and closes on Friday 3rd November 2017

The Parish Council's comments on the consultation can be seen in the minutes of the meeting held on 30th October 2017.  These can be found by clicking the link for Parish Council meetings on the left hand side.

Great Gransden Neighbourhood Plan

Following the public meeting held on Thursday 20th July, the Parish Council will be considering at their October meeting whether to take further steps in moving ahead with this suggestion.
A Neighbourhood Plan, while facilitated by the Parish Council, requires the commitment of village residents to implement the process, and cannot proceed without
To view the full notes arising from the meeting, please click here
More information and examples of Neighbourhood Plans can be found by clicking on the Village Consultations link on the left hand side
If you are interested in becoming involved and having a role in helping to take the project forward, please contact Diane Taylor at 

Sand Road Planning Proposal 
An additional Parish Council meeting was held on Wednesday 2nd August to consider the application for outline planning for residential development of up to 40 dwellings, Land north east of Mandene Gardens (off Sand Road)
The application can be viewed on HDC's website reference 17/01375/OUT
A copy of the agenda is available here
Catesby Property Group's  proposals can be viewed on their website 

Notice of Casual Vacancy
The two vacancies were filled by co-option at the September Parish Council meeting. Nick Ginn and Giles Scott were successful out of the four candidates. 
We are very grateful to all candidates for putting themselves forward and look forward to working with Nick and Giles.
There will be general elections held in May 2018.
If you would like to become part of our Parish Council 
  and help shape the future of the village at this crucial time, 
do please consider standing for election alongside 
                                                        the existing Parish Councillors.

Speedwatch volunteers needed!
The latest review of speedwatch data shows a 23% reduction of overall speeding during morning Speedwatch sessions by Audley Close, 
from 41% to 18% 
Just two hours of your time per month could make the difference between a viable team of three volunteers, or no session. Do please join us if you can.

Great Gransden Matters

The Parish Council's official forum is a great way to make sure you 

never miss an important development

Great Gransden Matters is intended to improve village communication in all ways, both for residents to discuss significant issues, and for your Council to inform the public. Any matters raised on the forum are discussed at the next meeting, and responses are posted soon after. There are an increasing number of matters where the Parish Council would very much like to keep residents as up to date as possible.  Change may take some time to achieve, but please be assured we are committed to doing our very best for Great Gransden.

please click here to join the forum - welcome!

Audit of the Parish Council's Accounts
The Parish Council's certified Annual Return for 2016/17 is available to view on the Parish Finance page along with an explanation of public rights including the rights of inspection. 

A428 development
The announcement of the preferred route
has now been deferred to January 2018
 Proposed Routes and latest information
please click here to view more details: 

Bin Collections

Waste collection days changed in February 2017

Residents should have received a letter from HDC advising that collection days will change from Mondays to Thursdays for blue or grey bins and Wednesdays for green bins. 

For the majority of Great Gransden, collections will be as follows:

   Sept        Oct     

45678910  2345678 
11121314151617  9101112131415 
18192021222324   16171819202122 
252627282930  23242526272829 

 1314 151617 18 19  11 12 13 14 15 16 17  
20 21 22 23 24 25 26  18  1920 21 22 23 24  
 2728 29 30      2526 27 28 29 30 31  

Please note: in a masterpiece of municipal organisation, some parts of the village may have a different schedule. Please visit the link below and enter your postcode to verify which are your days.  

online bin collection calendar : HDC's collection calendar.


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.