Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Notices from July 2012

Southorpe Parish Council

The AGM and Annual Meeting of the Southorpe Parish Council were held on 21st May following a Parish Council meeting.  All Councillors, the Clerk and Councillor David Over were present and one resident attended the Annual Meeting.
The 2012 Parish Council Election was uncontested and all five current Councillors have been re-elected.Nick Lodge has been re-elected as Chairman and David Edwards as Financial Officer.  Daphne Williams has agreed to continue as Clerk.The Chairman gave a report and thanked the Councillors and Clerk for their work during the year.
The Entertainments Secretary Edward Elwood also gave a report on the year; the bonfire party had been a great success again and a village Jubilee picnic was planned for 3rd June.  A £400 Community Cohesion Grant had recently been received from PCC which meant the Parish Council could now allocate funds for the Jubilee picnic. It was agreed that commemorative mugs be purchased for all children in the village under 16 and a celebration cake and drinks be provided at the picnic. A resident has suggested that a village photograph be taken, it was agreed that this would be a good idea. The village scene photographs have not yet been undertaken because of the poor weather.The Financial Officer presented the financial statement for the year. Cllr David Over gave an update on the City Council and expressed concern about the level of policing in the villages.
Edward Elwood has continued to attend the Ward meetings as the Parish Council’s representative. At the last meeting an update on the current National Planning Policy Framework had been given by PCC and re-assurance given that the villages were still well protected.
Environmental projects were discussed; Jack Robinson was concerned about the slow rate that the new pond was filling and the loss of water even after the recent heavy rainfall.  He thought that the pond may need clay lining, this would cost in the region of £450. The Chairman suggested that the situation be reviewed after the winter.
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 10th September at 7.30 pm at 1 Middle Farm Cottage.  All residents are welcome to attend.
Please note that the full minutes of all the meetings are displayed on the Parish notice boards.

Barnack and Pilsgate Parish Council – new arrangements

Barnack and Pilsgate Parish Council has a new line-up of Councillors after the recent election.  Each Councillor has specific areas of responsibility to ensure that all subjects are covered.  Village residents are welcome to discuss any topic with any Councillor who will then ensure it is dealt with by the relevant member of the Council.   The new members with their responsibilities and contact details are as follows:
David Roxburgh Chairman 740571    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |Harry Brassey Deputy Chairman, Finance 740115 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | June Woollard Finance, Ward Group meetings, graveyard 740276   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |
Eddie Barker Village matters, police, security 740427 | David Laycock Village matters, police, security 740267 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Margaret Palmer Planning, housing, environment, verges 740988 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Ivor Crowso Planning, housing, environment, verges 740430 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
From time to time, residents come to Parish Council meetings in order to discuss issues informally, such as a proposed building project they are considering prior to engaging architects or going to planning approval.  An additional Public Forum section has been added early on the agenda of each meeting so that you do not need to sit through the whole meeting waiting to raise your point.  The traditional Public Forum at the end of the meeting is still retained, providing the opportunity to comment on topics covered in the meeting.
We hope that you will support your Parish Council in the work they carry out for the village.David Roxburgh Chairman, Barnack and Pilsgate Parish Council

Ufford Parish Council July 2012

1. Peter Grist was co-opted as a new member of the parish council.  There is still one vacancy.
2. We are all invited to comment on PCC`s draft Statement of Community Involvement which is an attempt to link planning policy with the new Localism Act and to encourage everyone to get involved in the planning process.  The slogan is “Have your say on the planning applications”.  If you would like to read the document and receive a copy of the form for comments, please see Frieda as soon as possible.  And read on...
3. For over six months the chief planning problem in Ufford has been the succession of developments, including stables, a triple garage, a huge greenhouse, a summer house, an old pond re-excavated and now a tree house, all without planning permission and completed while retrospective planning permission is being considered.  As a community we have all shared the privilege of living in or close to our conservation area and have done our best to respect our neighbours` right of privacy.
The parish council has responded on your behalf but would also ask residents either to let Frieda know of their concerns or contact PCC planning department immediately.  Email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4. Community Oil Buying Scheme.  A number of residents use oil for central heating and may be interested in the Cambs. Acre scheme which has been very successful in other rural areas.  There is a small price saving but it does involve a certain amount of administration.  Please let one of the councillors know if you are interested.
The next meeting will be on July 10th in the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Bainton and Ashton Jubilee thanks

With many thanks and with great appreciation to everyone who had a hand in the organizing of our wonderful Bainton and Ashton Jubilee celebrations.  I think we can all agree it was a truly outstanding few days full of fun, fellowship and the most amazing food. 
Thank you all again, well done.