Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Reports November 2017

Ufford Parish Council Report

The council met on 10thOctober.  To read the full Minutes, please visit, view them on the Village noticeboards or contact the Clerk via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Items discussed include:

Theft from motor vehicles is still an issue with cars parked at beauty spots, or cars parked up for dog walking/running being targeted.  Please keep your homes secure - there have been recent burglaries in Barnack, Ufford and Bainton.

PCC’s Public Rights of Way Officer Lee Moore has agreed to investigate additional bridleways within the village. This could be taken forward as a Ward-wide initiative with other parishes.  A replacement gateway will be installed in place of the old stile by the Cricket Club/Spinney footpath.  

An application for a National Lottery Award has been submitted to cover the cost of installing a defibrillator and cabinet inside the Phone Box.


17/00696/HHFULHighlands – Construction of garage. Permitted.

17/01526/HHFUL Highlands – Demolition of existing conservatory to rear, two storey side and rear extentions, single storey side extension and increase in the height and length of wall that is to project rearwards from east facing elevation of singe story side extension.  Refused.

The consultation period for the Local Plan has been delayed until January.

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 14thNovember at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.


Barnack Parish Council

Barnack Parish Council met on 9thOctober.  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 included:

Outstanding Items

The Post Box –BPC have contacted Royal Mail for a definitive date for installation, which was due this month.

School Grounds–BPC and the school discussed CCTV as an option to help deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism.  The school will propose the option to the governors.  PCC have agreed to provide new signs.

Bus Shelters – the Newstead design has been approved by BPC.

Current Planning Applications

17/01160/WCPP, Barnack Methodist Chapel, Variation of Condition C7 (plans) of planning permis-sion 16/02067/FUL. Permitted.

17/01087/FUL, Erection of temporary timber dwelling and agricultural building, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Barnack. Awaiting Decision.

17/01772/HHFUL, Barnack Post Office, Main Street, Demolition of single storey front extension, construction of ground floor rear extension and installation of three dormer windows to the front elevation.  The PC commented that the addition of a chimney (or mock chimney) to the roof would be in keeping with the street scene.

17/01483/HHFUL, 1 Orchard Road, Single storey rear extension. No comments.

17/01621/CTR, 12 Pudding Bag Lane, Pilsgate, Tree works – Fell Norway Spruce.  No comments. 

17/01874/HHFUL, 18 Paynes Field, Proposed conservatory at rear.  No comments.


The rural crime prevention team report that theft from motor vehicles is still an issue, people must not leave items on display and remove all valuables when leaving their car. Cars parked up whilst dog walking/running are currently being targeted.  There have been residential burglaries reported in Bainton, Ufford and Barnack.

Traffic Calming – The PC are putting together the final costings for the installation of gates, speed cushions and vehicle activated signs.

Hills and Holes – Please continue to ensure your dogs are on leads as sheep are grazing on Hills and Holes.  

Other Items

War Memorial Junction –BPC will be inviting residents to look at potential plans to improve the war memorial green, making the memorial a central focal point and improving the safety of the junction.  Plans are being drawn up over the next few weeks. 

Neighbourhood Plan –  An invitation to a Neighbourhood Plan information event will be circulated to residents shortly.

Walcot Road Footpath – Thank you to the parish councillors and residents who came along to help clear the ivy and brambles along the path of Walcot Road (between Saxon Road and the Cricket Club) last month.

Bonfire Night – Melinda from the Millstone will come and talk to BPC next month about organising a bonfire night for 2018.

Christmas Tree – Burghley House Preservation Trust are generously donating a tree this year to the village.  The PC will be in touch with residents and the school with more details about decorating the tree and switching on the lights.

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday13thNovember in the Village Hall.