Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Meeting Notes March 2017

Barnack Parish Council met on 13th February 2017.

To read the full Minutes, please visit or view them on the village noticeboards.  Items discussed included:
16/01256/OUT, 34 Uffington Road - Detached house - Appeal Decision. Dismissed.
17/00080/CTR, Tree Works, Tree dismantle and stump removal of Cherry Tree, Verge Adjacent to Glebe House, Stamford Road. No objections.
17/00180/CTR, Tree Works, Fell Silver Birch, Five Bar Gate, Main Street.  No objections.
16/02390/WCPP, Variation of Condition 7 (approved plans – garage) of planning permission ref 15/01153/FUL, Pasque Lodge, Wittering Road. No objections.
15/01840/OUT, Land to west of Uffington Road. Gladman Appeal.  The Inquiry took place over seven full days. PCC’s planners put up a very good case, clearly having put in a tremendous amount of work. Councillor Ivor Crowson spoke for the PC and residents saying thank you to Harry and Margaret for all the work they put in to the appeal and for maintaining the village presence throughout the Inquiry.  The result of the Inquiry will take up to two months.  The PC will be writing letters of thanks to the planners and resident speakers.
S14/3078, Residential Development, Land off the South Side of Kettering Road. Refused.
Post Box -
Royal Mail have not carried out their survey yet so are unable to confirm the new location of the Post Box. 
Traffic Calming -
It was noted that the 20mph zones in the village are all enforceable.  A confirmation letter from Highways is on the noticeboards and a copy will be sent to the School to be sent out to parents.  Many road signs need cleaning rather than replacing, councillors have volunteered their time to help clean them. 
Fly tipping -
Builders’ rubbish has been dumped by the track in the field between Barnack and Pilsgate.  The PC will contact the tenant farmer.
Caravan -
The PC will write to PCC to ask for the caravan on land off Uffington Road to be removed.
Street lighting -
Western Power are connecting power to the faulty light on Stamford Road.  The streetlight on Orchard Road has been fixed.
Home from Home
An external provider – KIA – will take over the management and running of Home from Home after Easter.  KIA run 15 out of school clubs across Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and comes recommended by several primary schools. The current committee would like to formally thank the Parish Council for their support over the last year.
Cricket Pavilion
The current lighting is unsuitable for evening meetings/activities.  It was suggested that when the PAT test is carried out in April, a quote could be carried out to replace the lights with LED spots and to fix the electric clock.
Rural Crime Update
There are an increased number of thefts from motor vehicles in the local area.  Please remain vigilant and keep valuables out of sight and locked away.
Health & Safety
There are safety concerns about parking outside the school at peak times.  With vehicles parking on both sides of the road there is insufficient room for emergency vehicles to drive through, and visibility restrictions for children crossing the road.  This will be discussed with highways and the school. 
The next Council Meeting will be held on Monday 13th March at 7.00pm.  All residents are welcome to attend.

Ufford Parish Council met on the 14th February 2017.

To read the full minutes, please visit, view them on the village noticeboards or contact the Clerk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Items discussed included:
15/00307/ENFOTH Compass Barn:  Skateboard ramp enforcement notice – appeal. Awaiting decision.
16/02061/FUL Hillywood View. Proposed removal of existing stables and erection of new stables and relocation of existing manege. Permitted with precedent conditions.
16/02210/FUL Five Elms. Re-Consultation. Erection of replacement dwelling and associated works following demolition of existing dwelling. Permitted subject to a detailed list of finishes to external materials.
Castor Township & Local Plan – Ufford PC’s response has been submitted. 
Other Items
Rural crime -  Incidents within Barnack Ward include several thefts from motor vehicles along with a ladder stolen from the roof of a van in Ufford.   Please ensure you keep your valuables out of sight and locked away.
Playing Field - UPC agreed the work to the boundary hedge will be carried out by RJC Countryside Management, ideally within the next two weeks.
Gigaclear -  The Clerk has compiled a list of outstanding issues from residents which will be passed to Gigaclear to resolve.
Poster case replacement - The new poster case is in place and the old case will be offered to the Langdyke Trust. 
Barnack Ward Group - Neil Boyce from Castor Parish Council attended as a guest speaker to update the Group on plans for Great Kyne.  Bainton will be holding a Cider press day and hog roast in October.  The next Ward Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 29th March.
Speedwatch - During the onsite meeting last month with PCC Highways, there was discussion about reinstating Speedwatch, but UPC were concerned by the lack of response from the Police last year.  Clair George, Prevention and Enforcement Services Manager, has suggested talking to Victor Kerlin at Cambridgeshire Police for their view as there have been some recent changes. 
Building Waste – It was noted that heavy load vehicles have deposited soil and rubble by the Spinney and there are piles of building waste down Clay Lane.
The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm.  All residents are welcome to attend.