Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Reports April 2018

Reporting non-emergencies online

Non-emergency situations can now be reported to the police online if people would rather do so than call 101.

In October last year Cambridgeshire Constabulary re-launched their website with added functionality to report non-emergencies via specially designed forms or a live webchat.

The live webchat option enables people to communicate directly with a member of staff in the control room, just as would be the case when calling 101. Online forms are processed in the same way as a call and the person reporting can expect a response within 24 hours.

Due to the high level of demand there are often queues when calling 101. Reporting online is quick, easy and free of charge.

Superintendent James Sutherland said: “In the digital age people are doing more and more online. I’m pleased that our website now has increased capability to allow people to contact us in this way.

 “The system went through a thorough testing process and has been used successfully thousands of times since being introduced.

 “Feedback from a recent survey suggested that some people wanted to communicate directly with a person rather than submitting an online form. The webchat function allows people to do exactly that.

“Reports submitted online are treated in the same way as when people call 101 and will receive the same outcome.”

To view the online reporting section of the constabulary’s website visit The live webchat function is available by clicking on the green icon on the bottom right of the page.

Ufford Parish Council report April

The council met on 13th March.  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. .

The Rural Crime team report that vans are being targeted for thefts of tools.  Thorpe Wood Police Station have a quantity of driveway alarms for sale at £8 each.  There are also reports of a new scam called Courier Fraud – if someone claiming to be from your bank or local police force calls you to tell you about fraudulent activity but asks you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are – it is a scam.  NEVER give out personal information or your pin over the telephone.  If you think you have been targeted, please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Julia Densem was co-opted on to the Parish Council, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

A new gateway has been installed at the entrance to the public right of way opposite the Cricket Club and a new basketball hoop and backboard have been added to the playing field.

UPC will purchase a replacement projector screen for the Village Hall.

The Clerk recently attended a GDPR information session to ensure the council is working in line with the guidelines of the Regulation.

Current planning applications:

17/02150/HHFUL, The Drift, Walcot Road – Alterations to detached garage to form ancillary domestic accommodation. Permitted.

17/02370/HHFUL, Ufford Hall, Main Street – Construction of recreational tree house, decks and play equipment. Permitted.

17/01526/HHFUL, Highlands, Marholm Road – Planning Appeal. Permitted.

18/00326/NONMAT, Sherwood, Marholm Road – Non material amendment (removal of the red footprint of the existing dwelling) and (removal of the street scene and section drawings) of planning permission 17/00564/FUL. 

The Local Plan – comments in line with the last submission were submitted last month.  The main difference is the exclusion of Great Kyne.

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 10th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.