Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Reports in April 2016

News from Ufford Parish Council:

The council met on 8th March and noted:
•    News that most of the roads in the area would be re-surfaced later this year
•    Council Tax for 2016/17 was about to be approved Peterborough City Council and would be close to the maximum permitted.  Ufford Parish Council agreed previously to make no increase in the precept this year.
•    Further submissions had been made by the planning agents for a solar panel array at Ufford Farm.  Councillors agreed to submit a note to the planning department making further comments and asking for guidance on relevant parts of planning legislation.
•    An enforcement order to dismantle a skate-ramp at a village property had so far been ignored.
•    Reports were noted from the Village Hall Committee, Barnack Ward Group and Rural Scrutiny Committee.
Councillors also agreed on a letter to RAF Wittering expressing concerns over safety and a complaint about nuisance caused by frequent and low-altitude flying over the village.
Full minutes of meetings and councillor contact details can be found on village notice boards and the website 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 at Ufford Village Hall on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm and residents are encouraged to attend.

News from Bainton & Ashton Parish Council:

The council met on 1st March.  Key topics:
•    Planning:  Planning applications were considered for:
o    A wall and gates at The Tithe Barn in Ashton.  It was agreed to make no objection to this applications.
o    An annexe building to replace the chicken coop at The Thatched Cottage, Tallington Road.  Councillors had no objections in principle but agreed to request changes to several aspects of the plans, including the materials to be used.
•    Village maintenance: 
o    Councillors were disappointed with the lack of response from Peterborough City Council on several outstanding issues, including foliage causing a danger along Barnack Road, potholes on Bainton Green Road, also reinstatement works by Gigaclear.  Chasing up continues….
•    Defibrillator:  A public access defibrillator (cPAD) is now installed and live at Bainton Reading Room (see separate article).  Funding was not obtainable for a second defibrillator but the council will be contacted when funds are opened to applications again.
•    Lolham Bridges Railway Crossings:  It was noted that current temporary restriction order to northbound traffic continues to be ignored by increasing numbers of drivers.  A review of the order is expected in June or July and several options are being considered, including reversing the flow.  Councillors agreed to work with other affected councils to put pressure on both Peterborough City Council and the police authorities to enforce the current restriction and consider carefully the best option(s) for the future.
Full minutes of each meeting and councillor contact details can be found on village notice boards and any comments can be sent to the Parish Clerk via the council’s post box at the rear of Bainton Reading Room (PE9 3AE) or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The next Parish Council meeting will be held in Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 5th April 2016 at 7.30pm.  Residents are encouraged to attend.

Defibrillator for Bainton
Funded by generous donations from the Aidan Patrick Fogarty Will Trust and an anonymous parishioner, a public-access defibrillator (cPAD) is now up and running at Bainton Reading Room.
Essential equipment to help save a life while waiting for the emergency services to arrive, the defibrillator can be used by anyone and is a piece of kit now available in most communities.  It is registered with the local ambulance services, maintained by the supplier, Community Heartbeat Trust and monitored by local volunteers.
Community Heartbeat Trust will run an evening of awareness and training for residents in the Reading Room.  Everyone is encouraged to attend so that the equipment becomes familiar and as many people as possible are comfortable with responding in an emergency.  The date is likely to be during April and will be announced soon. 
Having the defibrillator doesn’t change what you should do if you or someone you’re with is having a suspected heart attack. 
Dial 999. 
If you are able to get to defibrillator the call handler will tell you how to access it and the equipment itself will tell you what to do while you wait for an ambulance to arrive.