Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Minutes July 2016

News from Ufford Parish Council:

The council met on 14th June and noted:
•    Planning application decisions:
o    Extensions at The White Hart, permitted.
o    Alterations at Compass Cottage, permitted.
o    Skateboard ramp at Compass Barn (retrospective), refused.
•    Reports issued as part of the Peterborough Local Plan review.  Councillors discussed serious concerns about some options being considered as potential development sites in the area.  The next consultation period will be during Autumn 2016 and the reports can be found on the Peterborough City Council website.
•    Planning work on the new playground equipment was gaining speed since the award of a £10,000 grant.  Procedures are in place to manage the project and handling of funds.
•    A survey of the playing field boundary had been carried out by councillors resulting in recommendations for management of the planting.  This and the playground project may impact on each other so a course of action will be agreed at the next meeting.
•    Maintenance – councillors were disappointed that road re-surfacing was not as extensive as expected and didn’t include any roads in the parish.  They also expressed concern that final reinstatement by Gigaclear hadn’t yet taken place.  The Clerk will investigate both and report back at the next meeting.
•    Reports from the Village Hall Committee, Barnack Ward Group and Rural Scrutiny Committee.
•    Recent correspondence, including a response from RAF Wittering to the council’s complaint about frequent low-altitude flying over the village.
Finally, it was agreed to meet separately to discuss potential projects for inclusion in next year’s budget.  Any residents with ideas they would like to have considered should approach any of the parish councillors or the Clerk prior to the next council meeting. 
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 July at 7.30pm and residents are encouraged to attend.
Barnack Parish Council’s Meeting held on Monday 13th June 2016.
Co-option of Councillor  Sophie Moore was co-opted on to the Parish Council.

Outstanding Items
a)    A1 dangerous junction at Barnack Drift. Response from Highways England has been chased up. 
b)    Defibrillator. Training is taking place on Monday 4 July at 6pm in the Village Hall.  It is open to all residents, to book a place please contact the Clerk.
c)    School grounds Governance. A meeting took place which clarified that although the field is owned by PCC, the school has a statutory tenancy on the land which means they are responsible for managing the site, even out of school hours.  A working group will be formed to create a set of rules for the site and create a log system to report and record any anti-social incidents within the grounds. 
d)    Chapel Lane/Glebe Woodland. An action plan of works to make the area compliant with ROSPA’s safety report has been drawn up.  This will be displayed at the open public meeting on Saturday 2 July in the Village Hall.  Residents will be able to offer their views to help inform the Parish Council’s decision.
e)    Canon Drive, traffic si  gnage. We have been informed the work will be carried out by the end of June.

•    16/00629/HHFUL, First floor side extension, The Ridings, Station Road. Permitted.
•    16/00932/CTR, Fell Walnut Tree, Barnack Cricket Club, Walcot Road. If professional advice states that the tree needs felling, the Parish Council has no objection.
•    16/00887/CTR, Fell Eucalyptus, 1 Kingsley House. Permitted.
•    16/00991/HHFUL, Erection of a single storey rear extension and conservatory, Skipport, Main Street. No objection.
•    16/01071/HHFUL, Single storey side extension, New Inn House.  The Parish Council has no objection, save for any observations by the Conservation Officer.
•    16/00787/HHFUL, 24 Bainton Road, Demolish existing garage and construct two storey side extension. Permitted.
•    16/00777/FUL, Barnack Post Office, Main Street, change of use to residential. Permitted.
Reports: a) Ward Group. In the Local Plan there are two estates put forward for consideration in Barnack.  One is the Gladman development and the other is for 200 houses on the other side of Chapel Lane.  These have been put in by developers and PCC has to look at them to see if they are sustainable.  They may or may not appear in the Local

Plan in the Autumn.  Parish Council are monitoring.
b)    Hills & Holes Committee. There has been a count of man orchids in four areas.  130 were found which is down slightly on last year.  A Gloworm walk has been organised for Saturday 2 July at 9pm, meeting in the top car park on Wittering Road.
c)    Traffic Calming. There is an open day in the Village Hall on Saturday 2 July from 10am to 3pm where residents are encouraged to pop in and see displays, costings and information on possible traffic calming measures.  Residents will be invited to offer their feedback. 
Other Items: a)    Inspection regime for trees and burial grounds. The Parish Council has received one quote for a safety inspection of trees within the churchyard and cemetery.  Further quotes to be sought.
b)    Parish Council Archive. Margaret Palmer will contact Liz Young regarding viewing historical documents stored by the Friends of Barnack Church.
c)    Shop & ATM machine.  It is likely that the shop will not be open for many more weeks.  The Parish Council have made some enquiries into an ATM machine for the residents.  There are several options, but it is not known where a machine could be sited. 
Date and time of next Meeting – Monday 11 July 2016 to commence at 7.00pm.
Read the full minutes at or by visiting the noticeboards located outside the Post Office, Village Hall, Pilsgate Bus Stop and The Limes.  Or contact Clerk: 07595 377236 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bainton & Ashton Parish Council

The council last met on 17 May, following the local elections when Graham Fletcher, Richard Harris and Helen Watts were re-elected.  Two councillors were co-opted at the meeting – Susie Hall of High Field Road, Ashton and Cliff Stanton of Ufford Road.   Outgoing councillors Nicola Clough and Wendy Jackson were thanked for their work.
A report was received about the recent community defibrillator seminar which provided vital training on how to deal with someone in cardiac arrest.  Over 30 villagers attended, with 14 volunteering to be part of an Emergency Telephone Service so that someone can always be on hand in an emergency.

There was no meeting in June but the council continue to chase up outstanding village maintenance issues.  In particular, it is almost nine months since the parish council asked both the landowner and Peterborough Highways Dept to deal with overgrowth encroaching on the Barnack Road footpath from the Bainton House boundary wall.  Despite much chasing this is becoming more rather than less of a problem.

The council encourages residents to report maintenance issues to any councillor or the clerk.  However, using the My Peterborough phone app or FixMyStreet website makes the issue public and ensures a quick response direct from the authority responsible, which is usually not the parish council.

Full minutes of each meeting and councillor contact details can be found on village notice boards and will appear soon on the website .  The Clerk can be contacted 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 meeting of the Parish Council’s annual meeting will be held in Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 7.30pm.  Residents are encouraged to attend.