Parish News – June 2017
The June meeting of the Parish Council was attended by Dr David Kenny of Historic England who came to brief the Council and members of the public attending about the intended works to the moated site along the Brampton Lane. The site was planted with woodland some 30 years ago, but, unfortunately the woodland has not been managed and is now posing a possible threat to the archaeology of the site, which is the remains of a medieval manor house. Historic England, together with Natural England and the current owner of the site, Hail Weston Farms, will put together a countryside stewardship agreement for the protection and management of the site. For further information you can visit the village website which will provide links to the Historic England website and a full description of and history of the site.
It is understood, that a couple of the ploughed up footpaths around the village have now been re-instated.
The question of overhanging hedges along the Brampton Lane was raised by Cllr Peter Downes. The Brampton end of the lane has been tidied up by a group of people from Brampton. It was suggested that Grafham village needs to put in a similar effort at the Grafham end. Cllrs Kevin Sharp and Alastair Watson have cut back hedges along there in the past and are prepared to do so again. If you want to help, please contact either of them or let Clerk know. Contact details are at the bottom of this article or on the village website.
Huntingdon District Council are planning to work with Planet Aid and provide textile banks in public places which would provide a source of income for the Parish Council. After discussion, it was agreed that Grafham PC would not take advantage of this offer.
The date set for the next Parish Council meeting is Tuesday 18th July 2017. At the village hall at 7.30pm.
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