PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

 

Are you interested in becoming a parish councillor?

 

The role of parish councillor is a voluntary position.  No specific training or qualifications are required - free training and advice are available to all parish councillors, once elected.  Meetings are held in the village hall, usually every six weeks.

 

To qualify, you need only have a healthy interest in our village and its future.  Fen Drayton Parish Council is a voice representing the village and its inhabitants to the outside world.  It has no jurisdiction on final decisions in matters such as planning, education and health, but does have strong powers of comment.  We especially welcome applications from newcomers to Fen Drayton, but you should have lived in the village for at least 12 months.

 

If you would like to talk to someone informally before committing yourself, please contact the parish clerk on

fendrayton.clerk@gmail.com

 

To apply, send an email to the above address, or a letter to the postal address below, telling us a little about yourself and your interest in the village. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Fen Drayton Parish Clerk, PO Box 1102, Fen Drayton, Cambridge CB24 4WZ

JOSEPH ELLIS FOUNDATION TRUST

 

The Trust was founded in 1728 by the will of Joseph Ellis. The objective of the Trust is to assist students who are residents of Fenstanton and FenDrayton with the purchase of books for their further/higher education.  If you would appreciate help then apply to this Trust.  The fund is not a large one, but every little helps.

 

Any student interested should apply to the Clerk of the Trustees:

 

Mrs C Collison, Holly Lodge The Fen Fenstanton PE289JT

Email: c.e.collison@googlemail.com

 

All correspondence is in strict confidence.

HISTORY OF THE LSA

 

You may be aware that the Land Settlement Association built an estate of 43 small-holdings on land at Fen Drayton in the late 1930s. This was one of over 20 such estates around the country, established to provide employment opportunities for long-term unemployed men and their families from depressed industrial areas.

 

I have just completed a history of the LSA from its formation in 1934 to its closure in 1983, and realise that those living on or close to those former estates may like to know how they can obtain copies.

 

I have also written a book Newbourne in short trousers relating my experience of growing up on another LSA estate during the 1940s and 1950s. This may also be of interest in that it describes family and working life for LSA tenants during the early years of the scheme.

 

Anyone interested in either or both publications can contact me using the details below.

Leigh Belcham

45a Western Avenue

Felixstowe

IP11 9SL

01394 285674 lbelcham1@aol.com

 

 

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