Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Reports from December 2015

Summary of a Meeting of Barnack Parish Council

held in The Village Hall, Barnack, on Monday 9 November 2015 at 6.30pm.
1) Public Meeting 6.30pm to 7.30pm
To discuss the proposed Multi Use Games Area and Playground to be situated on farmland at the rear of the Cemetery. Notes of the discussion are available on the Council’s website http://www.barnackparishcouncil.org/index.php?page=recreation-projects
And from the Clerk to the Council, Tel: 07944 054546 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2) Open Forum – for the Clerk to address issues raised by Residents.
a) On behalf of the Women’s Institute, could we install a seat in the memory of Peggy Sindall outside the Church Gate (west) in place of the old seat? The Council sees no problem with the proposal but must first gain permission from the City Council as it is their seat.
b) Has an application from Gladman, for the proposed development west of Uffington Road, been received by the City Council? Not yet but we will keep checking.
3) Outstanding Items.
a) A1 dangerous junction at Barnack Drift. Email received from Highways England: this is not a problem junction and resources must be concentrated on more pressing issues.
It was agreed to write and request that the Drift entrance be widened to create an exit slipway, as there is sufficient land available and to ask, ‘why wait for a fatal accident, surely prevention is key, there is a backlog of near misses. Sharp turn needs to be removed. How much would it cost to create a slip road? Action – Clerk.
b) Gigaclear update. Report by Ken Otter: Most of Barnack is now live, please check your own connection and contact Gigaclear if it is not working.
c) Vehicles parked on pavements, road junctions and inappropriately. It was agreed to place an article in the Parish News which include photographs of offending vehicles (with registration numbers not shown) Action – Clerk. Road signs on pavements are causing an obstruction for pedestrians, particularly those using pushchairs. Ivor Crowson is to speak to contractors.
4) Village Matters - for the Clerk to address issues raised by Councillors.
5) Open Forum – for the Clerk to address issues raised by Residents.
a) Is the MUGA dead? If suitable land becomes available, then it may be possible to restart the project.
b) Is action plan being delivered to every house? Yes.
You may read the full Minutes at: http://www.barnackparishcouncil.org/index.php?page=minutes-of-meetings by visiting notice boards outside the Post Office, Village Hall, Pilsgate Bus Stop & the Limes
Or contacting the Clerk on: 07944 054546 or: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We now have a FACEBOOK page – Barnack Village – why not visit and post your news and views

News from Bainton & Ashton Parish Council:

the most recent meeting of the council was held on 3 November:
•Speedwatch volunteers report no major change in the volume or speed of traffic.  However the northbound closure of King Street continues to be ignored and since the meeting there has been a head-on collision.  Work continues with the Police and City Council to enforce the restriction properly.
• The recent leaf-fall will be dealt with by Bainton’s regular contractor and we are working with landowners and Peterborough City Council to have overgrowth removed from signs and footpaths.
• Gigaclear superfast broadband is expected to ‘go live’ towards the end of November. 
• Projects:
The council agreed to purchase a defibrillator from Community Heartbeat Trust which provides good value for money and full installation, maintenance and training. 
A petanque pitch will be laid out on a spare plot at Bainton Allotments.  Initially on grass, councillors hope this will become a popular and permanent fixture.
The village website has gone live!  Why not take a look at www.baintonandashtonlocalcouncil.org.uk
Full minutes can be found on village notice boards and any comments can be sent to the Parish Clerk by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The meeting will be held in Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 5 January 2016 at 7.30pm. 

News from Ufford Parish Council:

The latest meeting was held on 10 November and focused mainly on planning:
Two new planning applications were considered, for extensions and refurbishment at properties in north of the village conservation area.  Council members raised substantial objections to plans at The Old Stables, however plans for Ermine House met with approval, other than a request to change the finish material.   Councillors also noted the recent decision by Peterborough City Council to refuse approval for plans to install a solar panel array at Ufford Farm. 
Concerns were again discussed over the length of time being taken by Peterborough to enforce planning conditions and other issues.
The forthcoming Peterborough Local Plan was discussed, alongside options for developing a Neighbourhood Plan.  Frieda Gosling is leading a working party to look at this on behalf of the Barnack Ward parishes and Ufford councillors agreed to follow the consensus that emerges from that work.
Full minutes and councillor contact details can be found on village notice boards and the website www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk or by contacting the Parish Clerk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The next meeting will be held in Ufford Village Hall on Tuesday 8 December at 7.30pm.