Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Report May 2019

Ufford Parish Council 

The PC met on 9th April.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk, 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. or 07595 377236 for a copy.

 Items discussed included:

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year 2018-19 was approved and signed.

The design of the Ufford Heritage book is underway and looking superb – watch this space!

The Chair of UPC is writing to Highways and Councillor Hiller to request action on the outstanding traffic calming and maintenance items that have been pending for almost two years.  UPC hopes to update residents at the Annual Meeting of progress.

Ward Councillor Over reported that finances are looking good at PCC with government grants coming in for specific areas.  The Combined Authority has plans to find a partner university for University Centre Peterborough, and Cambridge University is thought to be interested.  Councillor Over has recently taken on the role of Chair of the Fire Authority.

Unfortunately, there is a rise in car crime with thefts from drives where criminals can access vehicles via keyless entry, and thefts of licence plates.  

Planning

19/00043/LBC, Old Rectory, Main Street – Heighten an existing stone wall on the front boundary of property by 1.5m. Awaiting Decision.

19/00449/CTR, Honeysuckle Cottage, Main Street – Fell apple tree.

18/00570/HHFUL, Hightrees, 2 Walcot Road – Clarification of Discharge of Conditions (C3), Materials.

The next meeting is the Annual Village Meeting, open to all residents, on Tuesday 14th May.

DIARY DATE – THE ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING

on Tuesday 14th May in the Village Hall

Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm with the meeting due to commence from 7.00pm.

Your Village. Your Community. Your Council.

Barnack Parish Council 

The PC met on 8th April. 

To read the full Minutes, please check the village noticeboards or contact the Clerk via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07595 377236 to request a copy. Please note copies of the latest Minutes are not on the website due to a software issue – a new Parish Council website will be launched soon.

Items discussed included:

Barnack CE School - Chair of the Governors, Clare Duffy, attended the meeting to update the parish council on news from the School and plans for improvement following the recent Ofsted inspection.

Bus shelters – the new Barnack bus shelters have been installed and a request was made at the meeting by residents of Pilsgate to replace the former Pilsgate bus shelter.  

Hills and Holes – Natural England’s Chris Evans is visiting the village for the Annual Village Meeting on Monday 13th May to talk about the site and answer any questions from residents.

Neighbourhood Plan –The results from the recent questionnaire have been published on a leaflet within this issue of Parish News. 

Traffic Calming – The entrance gateways to Barnack and Pilsgate have been installed and the parish council are following up with Highways to progress the installation of speed cushions and vehicle activated signs.

Bulk Waste Collection – Once again there will be a village bulk waste collection organised.  Further information will be circulated to residents shortly.

Latest planning:

Linden Homes – 18/00377/REM, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Reserved matters approval for 80 dwellings.   Members of the parish council and village representatives are due to meet with Linden Homes this week to help improve communication.

19/00354/HHFUL & 19/00355/LBC, Pilsgate House, Stamford Road – Listed building consent and planning permission for single storey infill extension and internal alterations.

DIARY DATE – THE ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING

Monday 13th May – “What’s happening in YOUR Village?” Refreshments will be served in the Village Hall from 6.30pm with the meeting due to commence from 7.00pm.

Bring your ideas, questions and thoughts!

News from Bainton & Ashton Parish Council

Bainton and Ashton Parish Council (BAPC) met on 9 April in the Reading Room with 5 parishioners present. Much of the business was routine and the official minutes will be available in due course and as usual on notice boards and on the website.

In the meantime we can report: 

A recent reduction in the number of speeding vehicles has been recorded by the Community Speed Watch Team and we are hoping this is sustained. The council also approved purchase of an MVAS (Mobile Vehicle Activated Sign) to replace and upgrade the old devices one of which on the approach from Barnack, no longer works and is beyond economic repair. There is evidence that MVAS are more effective at speed reduction than static devices and will be able to be located on rotation at one of four locations. MVAS also offers data recording which can be useful to the speed watch team.

The MVAS is part of on going speed reduction activities which include the imminent introduction of a 20 mph speed limit through Ashton.

There has been a recent spate of thefts from vehicles particularly from cars parked at local beauty spots. Please make others aware and take extra care not to leave items visible and report any suspicious behaviour.  

Plans have also been initiated for the Apple Day which will be on Sunday 22 September - watch out for further details and PLEASE NOTE THE DATE IN YOUR DIARIES.

A bid has been made to the Communities Fund for a bulb and tree planting project we are calling “Bainton and Ashton in Bloom”. Watch out for more information if the bid is successful.

After more than 10 years serving as a parish councillor latterly as vice chairman, Richard Harris has decided to retire. Richard’s contribution to the working council has been absolutely tremendous and is much appreciated. We thank him wholeheartedly and wish him a happy “council retirement”.

Vacancy notices will be posted but if anyone is interested in joining BAPC please do not hesitate to contact Catherine (clerk) or Graham (chairman) or any of the councillors whose contact details are on the website

Annual Villages Meeting

Please also note that the Meeting will be held in Bainton Reading Room on Tuesday 7th May from 6.30 pm with refreshments followed by the BAPC AGM at 7.30pm. 

Minutes of each meeting and councillor details can be found on village notice boards and the village website

 www.baintonandashtonlocalcouncil.org.uk . 

The Clerk welcomes all enquiries, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.