Past Parish Council Reports for Barnack, Bainton and Ufford

Parish Council Notices Jan 2010

Parish Council Notices

Ufford Parish Council Meeting December 8th 2009
1 The gate at Southey Woods car park was re-opened on November 21st and will be open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4pm for a trial period of 3 months. This facility depends entirely on volunteer wardens and more wardens are needed, particularly to shut the gate. Ideally the Forestry Commission would like to devise a rota so that volunteers would be called upon infrequently, perhaps once a month. Please let one of your parish councillors know if you would like to volunteer.
2 A permissive footpath is being created between the Granary/Willow Brook Farm and the entrance to Castor Hanglands and from there to the proposed new bridle way leading to Southey Woods. Starting at the Granary car park at 10.30, two walks for all the family are being organised, one on December 31st and one on January 3rd. Farmhouse breakfasts will be available from 9am and hot lunches on return –pre-booking is advised.
3 The Langdyke Trust`s New Year`s Day Walk will be in Castor Hanglands. Meet at the double-gated car park entrance on Ailsworth Road at 1.45pm. Families are welcome and well behaved dogs on leads. The walk is on tracks and grassland, but is not too muddy, but wellies or strong shoes are recommended. This walk will be led by Frieda.
4 The next meeting will be on Tuesday January 12that 7.30 in the Village Hall.


Southorpe Parish Council
A meeting of the Parish council was held on 30 November 2009 and was attended by all Parish Councillors, the Clerk & David Over.


Village Matters
A further traffic survey has now been undertaken by the Highways Department at Peterborough City Council. Traffic speeds were recorded at the southern end of Main Street at an average of 39 mph, with some 67% of drivers exceeding the speed at which they could be prosecuted. The City Council have offered to improve the road markings and signage at the southern entrance to the village. Whilst the Parish Council are pleased to see the City Council at last acknowledge that there is a traffic problem in the village, they don’t believe that this will have a significant impact on traffic speed and so will be requesting the installation of speed activated signs.
Councillor David Over supports this and will also be contacting the Highways department to seek some immediate action.
The possibility of establishing a pond within the parish continues to be researched by Jack Robinson; discussions have been held with English Heritage and the Walcot estate to identify a potential site.
British Telecom have advised that the consultation process on the removal of the telephone kiosk will end on 19 December 2009.


i. Preserved Tree Application – Ash tree and elm trees, Main Street 09/0940/CTR– Granted.
ii. Listed Building Application – Bridle Cottage, 09/00828/LBC, new ground floor window. Granted.
iii. Preserved Tree Application – Fell two spruce trees Stud Farm 09/0939/CTR– Granted.
iv. Prior Notification of Agricultural Development (Refusal) – Gazeley Lodge, new building for agricultural storage.
v. Full Planning Permission – Stud Farm, two storey rear extension (revised 09/01053/FUL – Granted


Councillor Vacancy
Helene Carr has now stood down from the Parish Council. She is thanked for her service to the village.
This leaves a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Southorpe residents interested in joining the Council or requiring any information on the role should contact the Clerk on 01750 740511 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak to any Councillor. Next Meeting: The next meeting will take place on Monday 15 March 2010 at 7.30pm at Rosemead Cottage.