Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Reports December 17

Barnack Parish Council 

The Parish council met on 13th November.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.barnackparishcouncil.org, 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

Post Box - Royal Mail advised the PC that a box would be installed by mid-October.  A complaint has been written to the UK Operations Director of Royal Mail asking for the case to be resolved. 

Telephone Kiosks - Adoption of Barnack and Pilsgate Telephone Kiosks. BPC have adopted both telephone kiosks.  Planning Permission will need to be obtained to move the Barnack kiosk to a new location at the old bus stop opposite Pond House, Main Street (this is because the Telephone Kiosk is a listed building).   

Planning

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 front elevation. Awaiting Decision.

17/01483/HHFUL, 1 Orchard Road, Single storey rear extension. Awaiting Decision.

17/01874/HHFUL, 18 Paynes Field, Proposed conservatory at rear. Permitted.

17/02079/TRE, 28 Orchard Road, TPO Sycamore fell. BPC agreed comments to be submitted to the Tree Officer.

17/02035/CTR, Blacksmiths Cottage, Main Street, Holly tree reduction. No objection. 

Local Plan Update. Due to the calculation of need for housing set by the government, PCC needs fewer homes – there is a reduction of 1,673 homes required between 2017 and 2036 compared to the previous target. The reduction in assessed need has resulted in the withdrawal of the proposal for a new settlement (Great Kyne) north of Castor and Ailsworth. The draft Local Plan now shows the village envelope encompassing the Gladman field, so if there were any attempts to build on the field behind there would be a strong point to argue.

Reports

Police - The rural crime update for October reports; two residential burglaries, one attempted theft from a motor vehicle and one theft from a motor vehicle in Barnack.  There was also a residential burglary and one theft from a motor vehicle in Pilsgate. 

Traffic Calming -Plans are moving forwards slowly with quotes coming in for speed cushions, gateways and posts.  

Other Items

Village Meeting – On Wednesday 6th December at 7pm all residents of Barnack and Pilsgate are invited to the Village Hall to look at proposals for improving the War Memorial green and safety of the junction, along with an opportunity to find out more about Neighbourhood Plans.  Mince pies and mulled wine will be served from 7pm.

Christmas Tree –Barnack Parish Council will be hosting the first village Christmas Tree event on Saturday 9th December.  Residents are invited to join Father Christmas from 4.30pm on Uffington Road as he makes his way around the village, finishing at The Square at 6pm.  Or come and gather from 5.30pm at The Square for refreshments, ready for the Christmas tree lights to be switched on by Adam Frost after 6pm.

Bulk Waste Collection – Barnack is on the list with PCC for a free bulk waste collection in the New Year.  Information will be circulated when a date has been confirmed.

For information

Deafblind UK, ‘Understanding Sight and Hearing Loss with Deafblind UK’ drop-in event -Do you know someone who is living with sight and hearing impairments? Join Deafblind UK for an interactive and informative drop-in event between 11am – 2pm on Monday 11th December at the Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Road, Peterborough PE7 8FD.  

PCC, LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) information leaflet -PCC is offering local residents a completely free of charge service called LEAP to help them save money and keep their homes warm and cosy.  Call 0800 060 7567 for more information or visit www.applyforleap.org.uk. 

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 11th December in the Village Hall.  

Ufford Parish Council

Ufford Parish Council met on 14th November.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk, 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:

Police and crime

October update -There have been burglaries in Barnack, Pilsate and Ufford; Two residential burglaries and one attempted burglary were reported in Ufford.  The Police advise that this is the time of year heating oil thefts may take place.  Ideally the tank should be stored out of sight with a close-shackle alarm padlock fitted.  A remote electronic oil level gauge can be purchased,which will sound an alarm following a sudden drop in oil level.  For more information visit www.oftec.org. 

Ward Councillor’s report

Ward Councillor David Over reported that Council Tax is likely to rise by 5%.  This is primarily due to increased homelessness in the City,for many reasons including: six-week delays in receiving Universal Credit (creating delays in rental payment, leading to eviction by landlords).  A drop in housing benefit (only the agreed average rental fee is paid, not the actual rental fee).  A shortage of accommodation and temporary housing.

Increased financial pressure on both Child Social Services and Adult Social Care.

Planning

17/01933/CLP Orient House (Aubrieta Cottage), Main Street –Single storey rear extension.

The Local Plan, update on Great Kyne - Great Kyne is not in the new draft of the Local Plan as 1700 fewer homes are needed for Peterborough, due to the government issuing new guide-lines for calculating housing need.

Latest Update on the Local Plan Proposed Submission - The draft Local Plan may be available for-full consultation in January.  Ufford’s submission will be discussed at the January Parish Council meeting.

Other items

Telephone Kiosk - The telephone kiosk has been adopted by Ufford Parish Council, and the telephone equipment removed. The PC are waiting to hear if their grant application to cover the cost of installing a defibrillator is successful. 

Basketball – The new backboard, hoop and net is due to be installed in December.

Ufford Well – The well is scheduled to have a much-needed tidy-up on 14th December.

Newport Way Signs - Meadow View is now clearly signed from Newport Way, with each ‘arm’ of Newport Way marked.

The Tree Charter – The Tree Charter Team have sent copies of LEAF! Pick up your free copy of the newspaper from the foyer of the Village Hall or in the White Hart.  The Tree Charter Legacy Cherry tree will be planted on the Playing Field.

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th December in the Village Hall.  Residents are invited to attend.