Parish Council Meetings October 2017

Barnack Parish Council

The council met on 11th September.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.barnackparishcouncil.org, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Items discussed included:

Outstanding Items
The Post Box - due to be installed by October.
School Grounds – the Parish Council are meeting with School and PCC later this month.
Church wall – the Archdeacon has granted approval for repair work to be carried out.
Bus Shelters – the Parish Council are finalising details with PCC.

Current Planning Applications
17/01418/HHFUL, 21 Bainton Road, Two storey and single storey extension. Permitted.
17/01160/WCPP, Barnack Methodist Chapel, Variation of Condition C7 (plans) of planning permission 16/02067/FUL. Awaiting Decision.
17/01087/FUL, Erection of temporary timber dwelling and agricultural building, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Barnack. Awaiting Decision.
17/01636/CTR, 12 Whitman Close, Common Beech - Reduce crown and side reduction. Copper Beech - Reduce crown and side reduction. Laburnam - Reduce crown.
17/01730/CTR, The Rectory, Millstone Lane, Ash tree - Fell.
17/01628/CTR, Nethercott, Stamford Road, Cherry Tree - reduce by 2-3 metres away from house.

Reports
The rural crime prevention team report that beauty spots continue to be targeted for vehicle crime.  A black Chrysler people carrier is possibly responsible.  The police believe the vehicle may be using different index plates.  Please report sightings of the vehicle via 101 or www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/.
Hills and Holes – Please ensure your dogs are on leads as sheep have now arrived on Hills and Holes. 
Traffic Calming – the PC met with LDA Designs to discuss improving the layout of the War Memorial Junction.  Awaiting initial drawings. 

Other Items
Orchard Road – Cross Keys are unable to provide lighting for the garage area due to no electricity supply.
Neighbourhood Plan – Information will be circulated to residents over the next few weeks.
Bonfire Night – The Millstone are looking into organising an event this year.
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 9th October in the Village Hall. 

Ufford Parish Council

The council met on 12th September.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk, view them on the Village noticeboards or contact the Clerk via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Items discussed included:
The Rural Crime Police team have reported that beauty spots continue to be hit for vehicle crime and a black Chrysler people carrier is possibly responsible.  The Police believe the vehicle may be using different index plates.  If you see the vehicle please report it via 101 or www.contactcambspolice.co.uk/Report/.  
A resident at the meeting reported the break-in of an outdoor building on 6th Sept on Walcot Road.  There have also been thefts from sheds in Bainton.  Councillor David Over reported that there have been incidents involving tree branches/logs being pulled in front of cars along High Field Road in Ashton to intimidate women.  Please report any incidents to the Police.
The Parish Council have approved a donation towards cricket balls for Ufford Cricket Club.
The Parish Council met with Highways to discuss traffic calming measures for the Village.  Highways are looking into relocating the speed limit sign on Marholm Road to farther out of the Village for better visibility, as well as the possible installation of two sets of speed cushions close to Newport Way. 
Ward Councillor David Over reported that the Mayor of the Devolved Authority has the power to issue a precept which may come in for next Financial Year.  
The Local Plan is out for Public Consultation in November and still contains plans for 2,500 houses in Castor.
The PC have applied for a grant to install a defibrillator in the telephone box.

Current planning applications:
15/00307/ENFOTH Compass Barn – skateboard ramp enforcement notice.  The ramp has been removed.
17/00564/FUL Sherwood, Marholm Road – Demolition of existing bungalow with a new two storey dwelling. Permitted.
17/00696/HHFUL Highlands – Construction of garage. Awaiting Decision.
17/01526/HHFUL Highlands – Demolition of existing conservatory to rear, two storey side and rear extentions, single storey side extension and increase in the height and length of wall that is to project rearwards from east facing elevation of singe story side extension.  Awaiting Decision.
Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 10th October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Parish Council Meetings August 2017

Barnack Parish Council

Barnack Parish Council met on 10th July.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.barnackparishcouncil.org, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Philip Hylton, Senior Strategic Planning Officer at PCC, attended the meeting to give a short overview on Neighbourhood Planning.  He advised BPC to carry out a scoping exercise to identify the right approach to a Neighbourhood Plan, and to find out if it would be in Barnack and Pilsgate’s interests.

Steve Rickard reported that this year’s Party in the Paddock was another successful event, with around eight to nine hundred people attending.  Approximately £3,400 has been raised for the charities and the feedback has been extremely positive.

There were mixed responses to the idea of reinstating an old footpath linking Barnack and Pilsgate, with both those in favour and those not.  BPC will explore the idea further.
BPC councillors agreed to form a voluntary group to cut back the ivy along Walcot Road wall between Saxon Road and the Cricket Club.  If any residents are able to help, please contact the Clerk on 07595 377236.  A provisional date is Saturday 16th September.

Planning Applications for July:
17/00639/HHFUL, Everdon, Pudding Bag Lane – Side and front extension. Permitted.
17/00976/HHFUL, 36 Uffington Road - Installation of vehicle crossing. Awaiting Decision.
17/01001/HHFUL, Laburnum, Wittering Road – Single storey rear extension. Awaiting Decision.
17/01244/CTR, 11 Whitman Close – Tree Works including; Norway Maple, Copper Beech, and Silver Birch.  No objections.
17/01199/TRE, 10 Bishops Walk – Tree Works including; Horse Chestnuts, Conifer, Elm, Holly and Hawthorn.  No objections.
17/01188/HHFUL, 11 Bishops Walk - Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of two storey and single storey rear extensions and first floor side extension. No objections.
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 7pm on Monday 24th July in the Village Hall.  The next full Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 14th August at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Ufford Parish Council Meeting

Ufford Parish Council met on 11th July.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Items discussed include:
Traffic Calming - Members of UPC met with PCC Highways’ Andy Tatt and Peter Tebb for a walk around the Village to explore traffic calming options.  PCC Highways will put together a report of their suggestions in time for the September Parish Council meeting.
Phone Box Adoption - UPC are adopting the telephone box from BT and have agreed to submit a bid for lottery funding towards fitting the box with a defibrillator and cabinet.
Playing Field - Quotes for a new basketball hoop and board are being obtained.  A new dog waste bin has been installed close to the entrance of the field.
Police Report – Crimes within Barnack Ward include theft of index plates (Bainton), stable yard and barns broken into and electrical items stolen (Ashton) and damage to car locks (Barnack Hills & Holes).

Current planning applications:
15/00307/ENFOTH Compass Barn – skateboard ramp enforcement notice.
17/00564/FUL Sherwood – Demolition of existing bungalow with a new two storey dwelling. Awaiting decision.
17/00056/HHFUL The Drift – First floor extension, rear extension and side porch extension. Permitted.
17/00461/HHFUL 1 Meadow View – Rear and side ground floor extensions. Permitted.
17/00696/HHFUL Highlands – Construction of a garage. Awaiting decision.
17/00853/HHFUL Robins Acre – Construction of a replacement single storey side and rear extension.  Permitted.
Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Bainton & Ashton Parish Council

The council met on 4th July and welcomed Anita Phillips, of Ashton, as a newly co-opted parish councillor.  Anita will take the lead on planning issues.
Planning took centre stage in the council’s discussions, with a number of residents in attendance from Ashton, following a local landowner’s planning applications for three new houses outside the village envelope.  Residents expressed a number of concerns and councillors agreed to raise queries with the planning authority about protection of the village envelope and of Ashton’s special character.  Two other planning applications were considered and councillors raised no objections to these.

Councillor Susie Lucas updated on the hog roast and apple event to be held on the last Sunday in October, at Paddock View in Bainton.  This will be a family event, with tickets sold to cover costs and underwritten by the parish council.  Funds have been approved by Ward Councillor David Over to purchase an apple press and apple pressing will be a key feature of the event.  Look out for more information about the event as the date gets closer.

Councillors were advised of a consultation by the Police and Crime Commissioner to bring the Fire Service within the Commission.  Residents are encouraged to take part in the consultation via the weblink  http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/fire-governance-consultation/

The next meeting of the council will be held from 7.30pm at Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 5th September.  There will be no meeting in August.

Minutes of each meeting and councillor details can be found on village notice boards and the village 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.