Parish Council Reports for September 2019

Barnack Parish Council

The parish council met on 12th August.

Items discussed included:

Defibrillator – the cabinet on the village hall has been repaired and the ambulance service have ensured the pin code is up-to-date and registered with 999. 

Telephone kiosk - thanks to Will Aldwinckle, Brian Pearsall and Harry Brassey for installing the phone kiosk in its new position on Main Street following a refurbishment.

Grit Bins - the grit bin outside the former village shop has now been relocated to the Wittering crossroads.

Hills and Holes – work has begun on the footpath opposite the cricket club to improve the path and put in a boundary fence to allow access when livestock are grazing.

Finance - a contribution to local charity MAGPAS air ambulance was agreed by members and a request for support from Barnack Pre-School has been approved by members pending a site visit later this month.

Current planning

Linden Homes – 18/00377/REM, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Reserved matters approval for 80 dwellings - There has been concern over the lighting plan approved by PCC for the footpaths.  BPC agreed to contact PCC and ask for a revision of the plans.

19/00553/ADV, The Millstone Inn, Millstone Lane – Externally illuminated fascia sign and directional signs. Awaiting Decision.

19/00824/HHFUL, Aberfoyle, Main Street – Single storey front and rear extensions. Permitted.

19/00816/HHFUL, 2 Kingsley Close – Single storey side extension and front extension to porch and proposed alterations to existing elevations. Awaiting Decision.

19/01117/HHFUL, 4 Owen Close – Construction of porch. No objections.

19/01008/FUL, 32 Uffington Road – Creation of new vehicular access to serve 31 and 32 Uffington Road. No objections.

Adoption of Peterborough Local Plan. The Local Plan was adopted in July at a meeting of the full council.

Neighbourhood Plan - the latest policies were discussed and approved by BPC and the working group were thanked for their hard work.  The draft Neighbourhood Plan should be ready for consultation by the end of the year.

To read the full Minutes, please check the village noticeboards or contact the clerk via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 077595 377236 for a copy. 

 

Parish council Notices August 2019

Barnack Parish Council

The Parish Council met on 8th July.

BPC were updated on the latest work of the Neighbourhood Plan group and approved the latest policies.  The NP group are working tirelessly to write the detailed plan led by Margaret Palmer.

Concerns due to speeding traffic on Uffington Road were raised by a resident at the meeting.  The community speedwatch group is now up and running and the first session in Pilsgate recorded 8 vehicles travelling between 35mp and 45mph.  Other areas will be monitored over the coming weeks - if you would like to volunteer an hour of your time once in a while to help the group, please get in touch with the clerk.  Further traffic calming measures are due to be implemented, pending PCC Highways’ schedule.

School Governor Mike Mills presented to the meeting the school’s boundary fencing project - recent safeguarding reports have identified that the grounds need to be enclosed during school hours.

The Bulk Waste event last month was once again a popular service with 47 car loads being taken away, as well as 15 ‘on foot’ loads - thanks to Luke Broughton and volunteers from BPC for ensuring the smooth running of the event.

Current planning applications are:

19/00553/ADV, The Millstone Inn - externally illuminated fascia sign and directional signs. (Awaiting decision.)

19/00824/HHFUL, Aberfoyle, Main Street - single storey front and rear extensions.

19/00816/HHFUL, 2 Kingsley Close - single storey side extension and front extension to porch and proposed alterations to existing elevations.

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 12th August at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

To read the full Minutes, please check the village noticeboards or contact the Clerk via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07595 377236 to request a copy. Please note copies of the latest Minutes are not on the website until the new site is launched.

Ufford Parish Council

The Parish Council met on 9th July.  This month was an extra special one with a little pre-meeting celebration for Frieda Gosling’s 90th birthday - very many happy returns Frieda!

Items discussed included:

There are still several outstanding maintenance items that have been followed up with PCC but not yet completed – Newport Way drainage, Highways signage and maintenance.  Please bear with UPC - they have not been forgotten, but are dependent on PCC’s schedules.

Members agreed donations to both the Village Hall Committee and Magpas Air Ambulance service.

Cllr Over advised that there are funds in his Ward Community Leadership Fund for projects/organisations within Barnack Ward - Please get in touch with UPC if you would like to know more.

The Ufford Heritage publication is pending an update from the design team, but please keep an eye out for a sneaky peek and more details soon.  

Current planning applications:

19/00865/CTR - Wind Rush, 3 Walcot Road - tree works

19/00949/CTR - The Coach House, 5 Fountain Court - tree works

19/00734/HHFUL - Thorne, Newport Way - render existing front elevation and alter dormer window, proposed single storey extension to rear.

Please note there is no meeting in August.  The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Residents are welcome to attend.

Full minutes can be found on the noticeboards or on the website www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk   

News from Bainton & Ashton Parish Council

Bainton and Ashton Parish Council (BAPC) met on 2 July in the Reading Room with 8 parishioners present. Much of the business was routine and the official minutes will be available in due course and as usual on village notice boards and on the website.

In the meantime we report:

We installed and welcome two new coopted councillors, Anita Phillips and Pete Charlton.

The various councillor responsibilities were discussed, divided up as agreed and will be listed on the website as soon as possible and in the minutes.

Planning notices reviewed

19/00711/CTR: Thatch Cottage, Bainton. Fell poplar, fell cherry. To note comment submitted since the last meeting.

19/00727/LBC: The Old Bakery, Bainton. Replacement of windows. To note comment submitted since the last meeting

19/00928/CTR: St Mary’s Church, Bainton. To note application for tree work.

Parish Project updates

Traffic calming: updates received on the mobile vehicle activated signs (MVAS) for Bainton and 20 mph signs for Ashton - all still pending and being pursued with the City Council.  

Apple & Cider Event: following proposal and discussion it was decided to cancel the 2019 Apple Day. 

Bainton in Bloom: the formal agreement from the Communities Fund at Peterborough City Council was reviewed and signed, the project plan will be reviewed prior to submission, a stall was presented at the Family Day and further details will be released direct to residents in due course and in the Parish News. Public meetings will be held in October.

Village maintenance

The poor state of the pathway due to vegetation overgrowth along the north side of the B1443 is noted and has been repeatedly escalated to the City Council - for an update please refer to the note on the website dated 6 July.

A proposal for the sale and storage of maintenance equipment was discussed and it was agreed that lawnmowers, strimmer and leaf blower should be sold and that a storage place be found for the apple press.

BAPC welcomes input from parishioners whether in writing, in person directly to councillors and you are very welcome in fact positively encouraged, to attend our regular meetings. At each meeting there is an opportunity for residents to speak. 

The next BAPC meeting is on Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm in Bainton Reading Room and we are proposing that this will be preceded by an open meeting at 7pm at which we will be inviting representatives from Peterborough City Council to speak about Rural North West Peterborough Way Warden and Good Neighbours Scheme.

Agendas and Minutes of each meeting and councillor details can be found on village notice boards and the website www.baintonandashtonlocalcouncil.org.uk . 

The Clerk welcomes all enquiries, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parish Council Reports July 2019

Barnack Parish Council

The Parish Council met on 10th June.  Archie Dennis attended the meeting to show his proposal for a woodland play area on land off Sutton Heath Road, lots of questions were answered and ideas discussed. An application will be submitted to PCC in due course.

BPC were updated on the latest work of the Neighbourhood Plan group which is already over half-way written with the aim of a draft being completed and ready to submit later this year.

BPC agreed to donate funds to refurbish the church clock and install an automatic winding device.  They will also help investigate how to secure additional funds for the new heating project.

Unfortunately, a Lottery Fund for the new defibrillators has not been awarded, but this will not stop the project proceeding.  The newly painted phone kiosk will be reinstalled on Main Street within the next few weeks and Western Power will hook it up ready to house a defibrillator.  The refurbishment of the Pilsgate kiosk will begin shortly.

It is hoped that Burghley will attend the next meeting in July to discuss the possibility of supporting a village shop.  Please do come along to the meeting or contact the Clerk with any ideas.

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 8th July at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

To read the full Minutes, please check the village noticeboards or contact the Clerk via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07595 377236 to request a copy. Please note copies of the latest Minutes are not on the website until the new site is launched.

Ufford Parish Council

The Parish Council met on 11th June. Items discussed included the recent public consultation at Walcot regarding a woodland play area in Southorpe which was attended by members.

The Langdyke Trust have shared their vision document for the Countryside West of Peterborough, which is supported by UPC. (For more information please contact the Clerk).

There are several outstanding maintenance items that have been followed up with PCC but not yet completed – Newport Way drainage, Highways signage and maintenance.  Highways are also looking at how to ensure cars do not park up to the Walcot Road junction when events take place in the village.  This safety issue became particularly apparent after a recent accident, and we need to prevent any further incidents. 

The Ufford Heritage publication (coffee table book) is close to completion and the working group will be sharing more details ahead of seeking sponsorship from local businesses and individuals.  

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Residents are welcome to attend.

Full minutes can be found on the noticeboards or on the website www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk