Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Meetings August 2017

Barnack Parish Council

Barnack Parish Council met on 10th July.  To read the full Minutes, please visit, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Philip Hylton, Senior Strategic Planning Officer at PCC, attended the meeting to give a short overview on Neighbourhood Planning.  He advised BPC to carry out a scoping exercise to identify the right approach to a Neighbourhood Plan, and to find out if it would be in Barnack and Pilsgate’s interests.

Steve Rickard reported that this year’s Party in the Paddock was another successful event, with around eight to nine hundred people attending.  Approximately £3,400 has been raised for the charities and the feedback has been extremely positive.

There were mixed responses to the idea of reinstating an old footpath linking Barnack and Pilsgate, with both those in favour and those not.  BPC will explore the idea further.
BPC councillors agreed to form a voluntary group to cut back the ivy along Walcot Road wall between Saxon Road and the Cricket Club.  If any residents are able to help, please contact the Clerk on 07595 377236.  A provisional date is Saturday 16th September.

Planning Applications for July:
17/00639/HHFUL, Everdon, Pudding Bag Lane – Side and front extension. Permitted.
17/00976/HHFUL, 36 Uffington Road - Installation of vehicle crossing. Awaiting Decision.
17/01001/HHFUL, Laburnum, Wittering Road – Single storey rear extension. Awaiting Decision.
17/01244/CTR, 11 Whitman Close – Tree Works including; Norway Maple, Copper Beech, and Silver Birch.  No objections.
17/01199/TRE, 10 Bishops Walk – Tree Works including; Horse Chestnuts, Conifer, Elm, Holly and Hawthorn.  No objections.
17/01188/HHFUL, 11 Bishops Walk - Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of two storey and single storey rear extensions and first floor side extension. No objections.
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will take place at 7pm on Monday 24th July in the Village Hall.  The next full Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 14th August at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Ufford Parish Council Meeting

Ufford Parish Council met on 11th July.  To read the full Minutes, please visit, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Items discussed include:
Traffic Calming - Members of UPC met with PCC Highways’ Andy Tatt and Peter Tebb for a walk around the Village to explore traffic calming options.  PCC Highways will put together a report of their suggestions in time for the September Parish Council meeting.
Phone Box Adoption - UPC are adopting the telephone box from BT and have agreed to submit a bid for lottery funding towards fitting the box with a defibrillator and cabinet.
Playing Field - Quotes for a new basketball hoop and board are being obtained.  A new dog waste bin has been installed close to the entrance of the field.
Police Report – Crimes within Barnack Ward include theft of index plates (Bainton), stable yard and barns broken into and electrical items stolen (Ashton) and damage to car locks (Barnack Hills & Holes).

Current planning applications:
15/00307/ENFOTH Compass Barn – skateboard ramp enforcement notice.
17/00564/FUL Sherwood – Demolition of existing bungalow with a new two storey dwelling. Awaiting decision.
17/00056/HHFUL The Drift – First floor extension, rear extension and side porch extension. Permitted.
17/00461/HHFUL 1 Meadow View – Rear and side ground floor extensions. Permitted.
17/00696/HHFUL Highlands – Construction of a garage. Awaiting decision.
17/00853/HHFUL Robins Acre – Construction of a replacement single storey side and rear extension.  Permitted.
Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Bainton & Ashton Parish Council

The council met on 4th July and welcomed Anita Phillips, of Ashton, as a newly co-opted parish councillor.  Anita will take the lead on planning issues.
Planning took centre stage in the council’s discussions, with a number of residents in attendance from Ashton, following a local landowner’s planning applications for three new houses outside the village envelope.  Residents expressed a number of concerns and councillors agreed to raise queries with the planning authority about protection of the village envelope and of Ashton’s special character.  Two other planning applications were considered and councillors raised no objections to these.

Councillor Susie Lucas updated on the hog roast and apple event to be held on the last Sunday in October, at Paddock View in Bainton.  This will be a family event, with tickets sold to cover costs and underwritten by the parish council.  Funds have been approved by Ward Councillor David Over to purchase an apple press and apple pressing will be a key feature of the event.  Look out for more information about the event as the date gets closer.

Councillors were advised of a consultation by the Police and Crime Commissioner to bring the Fire Service within the Commission.  Residents are encouraged to take part in the consultation via the weblink

The next meeting of the council will be held from 7.30pm at Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 5th September.  There will be no meeting in August.

Minutes of each meeting and councillor details can be found on village notice boards and the village website  The Clerk welcomes all enquiries, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.