Parish Council Reports June 2018

Ufford Parish Council

The Ufford Annual Village Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting took place on Tuesday 8th 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 plans for the future, along with a talk on Ufford Heritage and a plan to update the publication. 

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.  All residents will receive an invitation to attend first aid training and to familiarise themselves with a defibrillator in the next few weeks.

There are several planning applications awaiting decision, but the latest applications are:

18/00585/HHFUL, 3 Hillside Close – demolition of rear extension and part of garage, erection of new side and rear two storey extension and open front porch elevation.

18/00570/HHFUL, Hightrees, 2 Walcot Road – Conversion of garage, proposed single storey front porch extension, two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and internal alterations and proposed detached double garage with gym.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Full minutes can be found on the noticeboards or on the website www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk

Barnack Parish Council

The Barnack Annual Village Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting took place on Monday 14th May.

Local organisations and groups reported to the residents on their activities over the past year and plans for the future.  There are several events to look forward to such as A Right Royal Wedding on 19th May, Party in the Paddock on 7th July and the Centenary Commemoration ‘Battles Over’ of WW1 on 11th November, as well as the various sporting activities with the Bowls and Cricket Clubs.

Topics discussed at the Parish Council meeting included the appointment of council working group representatives for ongoing projects, Barnack Primary School and plans for the future, updates on traffic calming and village maintenance (such as the appearance of pot holes on every road!). All villagers will shortly receive a flyer through their letterbox advising of the next free bulk waste collection organised by the Parish Council. 

The Parish Council were also made aware of a plan to remove pews from St John The Baptist church to create a more flexible space for coffee mornings etc, but this will be queried with the Bishop, as the whole community should be consulted on such a drastic change to the historic church building.

There are several tree works  applications pending, along with the addition of revised plans for the Linden Homes development (18/18/00377/REM) and an application for 27 Uffington Road (18/00620/HHFUL) to build a single storey rear extension and a side/rear extension, annex.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 11th June at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

Full minutes can be found on the noticeboards or on the website www.barnackparishcouncil.org

Parish Council Minutes May 2018

Ufford Parish Council Annual Meeting

Residents of Ufford are invited to The Annual Village Meeting on Tuesday 8th May 2018, from 6.30pm for refreshments, with the meeting commencing at 7pm.

Come along to the Village Hall and listen to the annual reports from local organisations, raise any issues relevant to the village and bring your ideas for new projects.

Ufford Parish Council

The council met on 10th 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. .

Rural Crime: No crimes reported in Ufford this month, but vehicles are continuing to be targeted locally.  Please do not leave valuables in your car, even if they are out of sight as offenders are breaking into vehicles even if nothing is on show.

Finance: The Annual Governance and Accountability Return has been approved and will be available residents to view from 4th June 2018.

Planning: 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.

18/00225/FUL, North Lodge, Main Street, Construction of stable block – retrospective. 

18/00259/LBC, Pear Trees, Main Street – Listed Building Consent to refurbish ex coal shed.

18/00510/CTR, Robins Acres, Walcot Road – Fell laburnum and apple tree. 

18/00405/LBC, Compass Cottage, Main Street – Proposed alterations to outbuilding to form guest bedroom. 

18/00575/CTR, The Coach House, 5 Fountain Court – Reduce height and prune walnut, beech and fig trees. 

18/00502/HHFUL, Highlands, Marholm Road – Construction of garage, revised. 

Other Items: Ufford Heritage Publication – a working party will be formed to update and revise this publication.

Defibrillator – the defibrillator will be installed in the telephone kiosk on 19th April.  It will not be in use until it is registered with the emergency services shortly afterwards.  Training will be organised and advertised to all residents.

Traffic Calming – the PC will invite Peter Tebb for another site visit to look at what can be implemented, (and where) within PCC’s financial schedule.

Gigaclear – Gigaclear have finally been in touch and are raising a schedule of works.

The next meeting is the Annual Village Meeting on Tuesday 8th May in the Village Hall.  Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.  Please come along and hear what’s been happening over the last year and bring ideas for new projects.

The Annual Parish Council Meeting will follow at approximately 8pm.

Barnack & Pilsgate Litter Pick - Note of Thanks

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help clear litter from the villages.  Twenty-five pre & primary school children and their families cleared the school field, cricket pitch, footpaths and Chapel Lane.  Other areas targeted were the hotspots near the A1, between Barnack and Pilsgate and out along Uffington Road.

Also, a special thanks to Neil and Jayne from Stamford Litter Pickers who came to support the event.

Barnack & Pilsgate  Annual Village Meeting

Residents of Barnack and Pilsgate are invited to the Annual Village Meeting on Monday 14th May 2018, from 6.30pm for 7.00pm in Barnack Village Hall.

Join the village local organisations and the Parish Council to hear what’s been happening over the last year.  Residents will have the opportunity to raise any issues relevant to the village and bring ideas for new projects.

Drinks and sandwiches will be served from 6.30pm, with the Annual Meeting beginning at 7.00pm.  This will be followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

Barnack Parish Council

Barnack Parish Council met on 9th April.  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 confirmed that they are expecting results back from a recent CAT scan.  If the scans are clear from any underground services, they will go ahead and instruct the installation of a new box.  The post box by The Terraces has been hit by a vehicle and damaged.  Royal Mail have raised an order to repair or replace as soon as possible.

Telephone Kiosk – Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent have been granted for the relocation of the Barnack Kiosk.  BT will remove the telephony and disconnect the electric supply to that the kiosk can be sited in its new location.

Bus Shelters – PCC’s Transport and Infrastructure Planning Team confirmed they will issue final drawings/plans in the next few days, along with timescales for installation.

Planning

17/01087/FUL, Erection of temporary timber dwelling and agricultural building, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Barnack. Permitted.

17/02124/FUL, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Erection of a 20ft storage container. Awaiting Decision.

18/00284/LBC, Old Corner House, Main Street, Replacement windows to dwelling. Awaiting Decision.

18/00377/REM, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Reserved matters approval for 80 dwellings. BPC will facilitate a small gathering with the case officer for those families that requested a face-to-face meeting.  BPC will also ask if Linden Homes would be prepared to have a radical re-think and completely re-structure their plans.

The Clerk will request a meeting with PCC’s Play Area specialist to discuss equipment and layout.  

18/00397/HHFUL, 20 Bainton Road, Barnack, Proposed two storey and single storey rear extension with internal and external alterations including basement level. No objections.

18/00512/CTR, Hollow View, Wittering Road, Barnack, Alder-side prune, Walnut-side prune. No objections.

18/00439/LBC, Old Corner House, Main Street, Barnack, Conversion of an existing garage structure into a habitable space, internal alterations of existing bathroom, WC and bedroom, re-roof of existing single storey element of a Grade II listed residential property. BPC agreed comments to be submitted to the planning officer. 

Other Items

Memorial Inspections - Fenland Stone carried out a safety inspection of both burial grounds and have found a number of memorials to be unsafe (not compliant with current regulations).  Unsafe memorials have been staked and labelled.  The Clerk will trace families where possible to request maintenance work be carried out. 

Barnack Pre-School and Wrap Around Care –BPC are supporting a request for financial help with maintenance costs and furniture for both settings.

Barnack Primary School - Governor Mike Mills discussed options on behalf of the School for financial assistance.  It was agreed a working party would be formed to look at the accounts and explore the best way to offer support.

Chapel Lane Woods and Den Area – It was suggested that the youths using the den area could help clear it out.  Rubbish has accumulated, and old furniture needs to be removed.  Please get in touch with the Clerk if you can help.

The next meeting is the Annual Village Meeting on Monday 14th May, with refreshments served from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.  The Annual Parish Council Meeting will follow on at approx 8pm.