Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Reports June 2019

News from Bainton & Ashton Parish Council

Meetings: Bainton and Ashton Parish Council (BAPC) met on 8 May in the Reading Room with 16 parishioners present. Refreshments were provided and we began with the Annual Villages Meeting where reports from BAPC, Allotment Association, Buttercross Club, Bainton Reading Room, Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch were presented. Detail of the reports will be available in due course and as usual on notice boards and on the website as will the minutes of the ordinary BAPC meeting that followed.

In the meantime we report:

The retirement of Graham Fletcher as chair of BAPC. At the end of the Annual Meeting Graham announced his retirement and resignation as chair and as a councillor. This marks the end of 10 years of dedicated, solid, distinguished, unfaltering service to our community in the BAPC chair during which time Graham missed just one council meeting. Outside the regular statutory meetings, Graham’s incredible personal contribution utilising sizeable portions of his own time, thought, energy and his sheer physical effort cannot be overstated. We thank him most sincerely on behalf of all parishioners for having our villages at the very top of his priority list all these years. Graham, BAPC will miss you but we wish you a long and happy future life in Bainton.

Bainton and Ashton in Bloom

We are delighted to learn that our bid to the Communites Fund at Peterborough City Council has been reviewed and approved. We are one of only five community projects awarded in the first round of competitive bid assessments by the Peterborough Together Partnership Board. 

The full official summary description states:

“Bainton and Ashton Parish Council - £1,637.86 to bring together young and old residents to create a colourful spring bloom for all local people and walkers/cyclists.  The project will specifically seek to involve families with children, elderly residents at risk of isolation/loneliness and social housing residents not already involved in village activity. Plantings will be on show and a series of village open days will take place in spring 2020 to establish a wider community partnership and enable local people, invited groups and passing walkers/cyclists to enjoy some colour at a usually grey time of year.” 

We thank Bainton resident David Hare for the idea and his detailed plans that formed the basis of the bid. Watch out for further information from David and BAPC in the next Parish News.

Other items

Planning notices reviewed:

Poplar Farm, Bainton Green Road, Ashton. 19/00416/HHFUL and 19/00416/HHFUL. Two storey and single storey rear extensions, erection of a pergola at the rear and demolition of barn.

Swallows’ Rest, Ufford Road, Bainton.19/00446/CTR Sycamore tree - fell

1 St Marys Close, Bainton. 19/00581/HHFUL. First floor extension over attached garage, single storey front extension and erection of detached garage

A further vacancy arises following the resignation Graham Fletcher. Notices will be posted but if anyone is interested in joining BAPC please do not hesitate to contact Catherine (clerk) or councillors Susie Lucas, Cliff Stanton and/or Chris Womack who will be happy to provide you with more information and answer any queries.

BAPC welcomes input from parishioners whether in writing, in person directly to councillors and you are very welcome in fact positively encouraged, to attend our regular meetings. At each meeting there is an opportunity for residents to speak and the next meeting is on Tuesday 2 July at 7.30pm in Bainton Reading Room.

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

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

Barnack Parish Council

The Annual Village meeting and parish council meeting took place on 13th May with the local organisations reporting on their year and future plans.  Chris Evans, Natural England’s Senior Reserve Manager, attended the meeting to answer questions regarding Hills & Holes following queries on grazing and the management of the site.  The ponies are no longer on the site and it is hoped that the sheep will be able to ‘keep on top of’ the grazing for the time being. Grazing the site is a requirement in the management of this internationally important SSSI to keep back scrub and preserve the last areas of limestone grasslands.  Residents were reminded that dogs must be kept ‘close and under control’ at Hills & Holes and on a lead when there are livestock nearby.  

Harry Brassey and Margaret Palmer were elected once again for the roles of Chair and Vice-Chair respectively. The whole parish council will be up for election in 2020 - if anyone is interested in standing for election please contact the clerk.

Items discussed included the adoption of the regulatory documents, appointment of council representatives and village maintenance.  Advance warnings have been given for road works from 3/6/19 on Uffington Road outside the Linden Homes site entrance.  This is likely to be 2 weeks of two-way traffic lights, followed by a one week road closure.

Current planning applications are:

19/00440/DISCHG – Public Open Space, Uffington Road, Linden Homes’ LEAP design.

19/00656/CTR – The Maltings, The Square – Tree works.

19/00628/CTR – 29 School Road – Tree works.

19/00553/ADV – The Millstone Inn – Externally illuminated fascia sign and directional signs.

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 10th June at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

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 until the new site is launched.

Ufford Parish council

The Ufford Annual Village Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting took place on Tuesday 14th May. 

Residents were invited to attend the village meeting, with local organisations including the Village Hall Committee, Cricket Club and Friends of St Andrew’s Church reporting on their past year and future plans.

Paul Gibbons, MD of Messenger Construction, visited the meeting and gave an informative presentation on the history and process of mining and producing Collyweston tiles.  The Collyweston Heritage Centre Museum is due to be opened soon and will offer a virtual reality tour of the mine and a look at the history of Collyweston slate.

At the Parish Council meeting Keith Lievesley was once again elected as Chairman and items discussed included adoption of the regulatory documents, appointment of council representatives, financial reports and village maintenance.  

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Full minutes can be found on the noticeboards or on the website