Parish Council Reports Aug 2018

Ufford Parish Council 

Met on 10th July.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk, view them on the Village notice boards or request a copy from the clerk.

Police and Crime Update – We will no longer be receiving a monthly report, but Cambs Constabulary are urging residents sign up to Ecops for regular updates at https://www.ecops.org.uk/  You can also obtain information about crime in your area via https://www.police.uk/

Recent Planning Applications: 

18/00570/HHFUL, Hightrees, 2 Walcot Road –Conversion of garage, proposed single storey front porch extension; two storey side extension; single storey rear extension and internal alterations and proposed detached double garage with gym. Permitted with conditions.

18/00957/HHFUL, Honeysuckle Cottage, Main Street -Single storey rear extension, conversion of existing garage and creation of new garage with new vehicular access. Awaiting Decision.

18/00585/HHFUL, 3 Hillside Close – Two storey side and rear extension and open porch to front elevation. No objections.

18/01176/CTR, Ufford Hall, Main Street – Tree works. No objections.

Other Items 

Councillor Training – UPC will investigate in-house training with the intention of opening sessions to local Parish Councils.

Ufford Heritage Publication – Several residents have offered to join the working group to help update the publication. A meeting will be set up in September to discuss the project.  If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with the clerk.

Defibrillator – The defibrillator is now ‘live’ and set-up with the local ambulance trust.  Details of training sessions to follow.

Traffic Calming & Parking Congestion – UPC will be meeting with Highways next week to discuss options.

Gigaclear – UPC are chasing a site visit from Gigaclear’s Mike Quinn. (Cont overleaf)

There is no Parish Council meeting in August.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  All residents are welcome. 

Barnack Parish Council 

Met on 9th July.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.barnackparishcouncil.org, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy from the clerk.

Items discussed included:

Outstanding Items

Post Box –Royal Mail have raised an order for the post box to be installed within the next 6-8 weeks.  It will be located near the rear church gates.

Telephone Kiosk – BT are removing the payphones from both kiosks on 10th July.  The Barnack box will be relocated to the old bus stop opposite the Methodist Chapel.

Planning

18/00377/REM, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Reserved matters approval for 80 dwellings. Members of the PC and residents attended the Planning Committee Meeting which approved Linden Homes’ plans with conditions.  BPC will arrange to meet Michael Britton, PCC’s play specialist to discuss the plan, layout and equipment of the young children’s play area.

18/00861/FUL & 18/00862/LBC, Greystones, School Road, Proposed Barn Conversion and Extension. Awaiting Decision.

18/00972/CTR, 9 Bishops Walk, Tree Works. No objections.

18/00872/LBC& 18/01028/HHFUL, 27 School Road, Demolition of shed and construction of replacement shed. No objections.

18/01039/CTR, 2 Bishops Walk, Tree Works. No objections.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Preliminary Draft Local Plan Consultation May 2018, Minerals and Waste Local Plan Consultation Response – Comments were agreed and submitted.

Other Items

Traffic Calming – BPC approved a quote from Skanska to install the village gateways. 

Police – There will no longer be a rural crime update report each month.  Cambs Constabulary advise residents to sign up to Ecops via https://www.ecops.org.uk/for more timely reports.  More information and stats about crime in your area can be found via https//www.police.uk/

Cemetery – Revised Terms and Conditions were adopted and can be found on the website and cemetery notice board.  The clerk will contact families where plots have become increasingly difficult for mowing due to items causing an obstruction.

Neighbourhood Plan – Margaret Palmer updated members on the recent Neighbourhood Plan working group meeting.  Interested parties agreed to join a working group and the Parish Council voted in favour of pursuing a Neighbourhood Plan for Barnack and Pilsgate.

Barnack Community Association - Sally Hullock and Andy Cavaciuti updated BPC on the BCA’s plans and talked about their current improvement projects including the new shed at the Village Hall.  

New Parish Council Email – please note the email address for BPC is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 13th August at 7pm in the Village Hall.  All welcome.

 

 

Parish Council Reports June 2018

Ufford Parish Council

The Ufford Annual Village Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting took place on Tuesday 8th May. 

Residents were invited to attend the village meeting, with local organisations including the Village Hall Committee, Cricket Club and Friends of St Andrew’s Church reporting on their past year and plans for the future, along with a talk on Ufford Heritage and a plan to update the publication. 

At the Parish Council meeting Keith Lievesley was once again elected as Chairman and items discussed included adoption of the regulatory documents, appointment of council representatives, financial reports and village maintenance.  All residents will receive an invitation to attend first aid training and to familiarise themselves with a defibrillator in the next few weeks.

There are several planning applications awaiting decision, but the latest applications are:

18/00585/HHFUL, 3 Hillside Close – demolition of rear extension and part of garage, erection of new side and rear two storey extension and open front porch elevation.

18/00570/HHFUL, Hightrees, 2 Walcot Road – Conversion of garage, proposed single storey front porch extension, two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and internal alterations and proposed detached double garage with gym.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

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

Barnack Parish Council

The Barnack Annual Village Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting took place on Monday 14th May.

Local organisations and groups reported to the residents on their activities over the past year and plans for the future.  There are several events to look forward to such as A Right Royal Wedding on 19th May, Party in the Paddock on 7th July and the Centenary Commemoration ‘Battles Over’ of WW1 on 11th November, as well as the various sporting activities with the Bowls and Cricket Clubs.

Topics discussed at the Parish Council meeting included the appointment of council working group representatives for ongoing projects, Barnack Primary School and plans for the future, updates on traffic calming and village maintenance (such as the appearance of pot holes on every road!). All villagers will shortly receive a flyer through their letterbox advising of the next free bulk waste collection organised by the Parish Council. 

The Parish Council were also made aware of a plan to remove pews from St John The Baptist church to create a more flexible space for coffee mornings etc, but this will be queried with the Bishop, as the whole community should be consulted on such a drastic change to the historic church building.

There are several tree works  applications pending, along with the addition of revised plans for the Linden Homes development (18/18/00377/REM) and an application for 27 Uffington Road (18/00620/HHFUL) to build a single storey rear extension and a side/rear extension, annex.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 11th June at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

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