Parish Council Reports December 17

Barnack Parish Council 

The Parish council met on 13th November.  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 advised the PC that a box would be installed by mid-October.  A complaint has been written to the UK Operations Director of Royal Mail asking for the case to be resolved. 

Telephone Kiosks - Adoption of Barnack and Pilsgate Telephone Kiosks. BPC have adopted both telephone kiosks.  Planning Permission will need to be obtained to move the Barnack kiosk to a new location at the old bus stop opposite Pond House, Main Street (this is because the Telephone Kiosk is a listed building).   

Planning

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

17/01772/HHFUL, Barnack Post Office, Main Street, Demolition of single storey front extension, construction of ground floor rear extension and installation of three dormer windows to front elevation. Awaiting Decision.

17/01483/HHFUL, 1 Orchard Road, Single storey rear extension. Awaiting Decision.

17/01874/HHFUL, 18 Paynes Field, Proposed conservatory at rear. Permitted.

17/02079/TRE, 28 Orchard Road, TPO Sycamore fell. BPC agreed comments to be submitted to the Tree Officer.

17/02035/CTR, Blacksmiths Cottage, Main Street, Holly tree reduction. No objection. 

Local Plan Update. Due to the calculation of need for housing set by the government, PCC needs fewer homes – there is a reduction of 1,673 homes required between 2017 and 2036 compared to the previous target. The reduction in assessed need has resulted in the withdrawal of the proposal for a new settlement (Great Kyne) north of Castor and Ailsworth. The draft Local Plan now shows the village envelope encompassing the Gladman field, so if there were any attempts to build on the field behind there would be a strong point to argue.

Reports

Police - The rural crime update for October reports; two residential burglaries, one attempted theft from a motor vehicle and one theft from a motor vehicle in Barnack.  There was also a residential burglary and one theft from a motor vehicle in Pilsgate. 

Traffic Calming -Plans are moving forwards slowly with quotes coming in for speed cushions, gateways and posts.  

Other Items

Village Meeting – On Wednesday 6th December at 7pm all residents of Barnack and Pilsgate are invited to the Village Hall to look at proposals for improving the War Memorial green and safety of the junction, along with an opportunity to find out more about Neighbourhood Plans.  Mince pies and mulled wine will be served from 7pm.

Christmas Tree –Barnack Parish Council will be hosting the first village Christmas Tree event on Saturday 9th December.  Residents are invited to join Father Christmas from 4.30pm on Uffington Road as he makes his way around the village, finishing at The Square at 6pm.  Or come and gather from 5.30pm at The Square for refreshments, ready for the Christmas tree lights to be switched on by Adam Frost after 6pm.

Bulk Waste Collection – Barnack is on the list with PCC for a free bulk waste collection in the New Year.  Information will be circulated when a date has been confirmed.

For information

Deafblind UK, ‘Understanding Sight and Hearing Loss with Deafblind UK’ drop-in event -Do you know someone who is living with sight and hearing impairments? Join Deafblind UK for an interactive and informative drop-in event between 11am – 2pm on Monday 11th December at the Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Road, Peterborough PE7 8FD.  

PCC, LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) information leaflet -PCC is offering local residents a completely free of charge service called LEAP to help them save money and keep their homes warm and cosy.  Call 0800 060 7567 for more information or visit www.applyforleap.org.uk. 

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 11th December in the Village Hall.  

Ufford Parish Council

Ufford Parish Council met on 14th November.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil.org.uk, 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:

Police and crime

October update -There have been burglaries in Barnack, Pilsate and Ufford; Two residential burglaries and one attempted burglary were reported in Ufford.  The Police advise that this is the time of year heating oil thefts may take place.  Ideally the tank should be stored out of sight with a close-shackle alarm padlock fitted.  A remote electronic oil level gauge can be purchased,which will sound an alarm following a sudden drop in oil level.  For more information visit www.oftec.org. 

Ward Councillor’s report

Ward Councillor David Over reported that Council Tax is likely to rise by 5%.  This is primarily due to increased homelessness in the City,for many reasons including: six-week delays in receiving Universal Credit (creating delays in rental payment, leading to eviction by landlords).  A drop in housing benefit (only the agreed average rental fee is paid, not the actual rental fee).  A shortage of accommodation and temporary housing.

Increased financial pressure on both Child Social Services and Adult Social Care.

Planning

17/01933/CLP Orient House (Aubrieta Cottage), Main Street –Single storey rear extension.

The Local Plan, update on Great Kyne - Great Kyne is not in the new draft of the Local Plan as 1700 fewer homes are needed for Peterborough, due to the government issuing new guide-lines for calculating housing need.

Latest Update on the Local Plan Proposed Submission - The draft Local Plan may be available for-full consultation in January.  Ufford’s submission will be discussed at the January Parish Council meeting.

Other items

Telephone Kiosk - The telephone kiosk has been adopted by Ufford Parish Council, and the telephone equipment removed. The PC are waiting to hear if their grant application to cover the cost of installing a defibrillator is successful. 

Basketball – The new backboard, hoop and net is due to be installed in December.

Ufford Well – The well is scheduled to have a much-needed tidy-up on 14th December.

Newport Way Signs - Meadow View is now clearly signed from Newport Way, with each ‘arm’ of Newport Way marked.

The Tree Charter – The Tree Charter Team have sent copies of LEAF! Pick up your free copy of the newspaper from the foyer of the Village Hall or in the White Hart.  The Tree Charter Legacy Cherry tree will be planted on the Playing Field.

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th December in the Village Hall.  Residents are invited to attend.

 

Parish Council Reports November 2017

Ufford Parish Council Report

The council met on 10thOctober.  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. .

Items discussed include:

Theft from motor vehicles is still an issue with cars parked at beauty spots, or cars parked up for dog walking/running being targeted.  Please keep your homes secure - there have been recent burglaries in Barnack, Ufford and Bainton.

PCC’s Public Rights of Way Officer Lee Moore has agreed to investigate additional bridleways within the village. This could be taken forward as a Ward-wide initiative with other parishes.  A replacement gateway will be installed in place of the old stile by the Cricket Club/Spinney footpath.  

An application for a National Lottery Award has been submitted to cover the cost of installing a defibrillator and cabinet inside the Phone Box.

Planning:

17/00696/HHFULHighlands – Construction of garage. Permitted.

17/01526/HHFUL Highlands – Demolition of existing conservatory to rear, two storey side and rear extentions, single storey side extension and increase in the height and length of wall that is to project rearwards from east facing elevation of singe story side extension.  Refused.

The consultation period for the Local Plan has been delayed until January.

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 14thNovember at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

 

Barnack Parish Council

Barnack Parish Council met on 9thOctober.  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

The Post Box –BPC have contacted Royal Mail for a definitive date for installation, which was due this month.

School Grounds–BPC and the school discussed CCTV as an option to help deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism.  The school will propose the option to the governors.  PCC have agreed to provide new signs.

Bus Shelters – the Newstead design has been approved by BPC.

Current Planning Applications

17/01160/WCPP, Barnack Methodist Chapel, Variation of Condition C7 (plans) of planning permis-sion 16/02067/FUL. Permitted.

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

17/01772/HHFUL, Barnack Post Office, Main Street, Demolition of single storey front extension, construction of ground floor rear extension and installation of three dormer windows to the front elevation.  The PC commented that the addition of a chimney (or mock chimney) to the roof would be in keeping with the street scene.

17/01483/HHFUL, 1 Orchard Road, Single storey rear extension. No comments.

17/01621/CTR, 12 Pudding Bag Lane, Pilsgate, Tree works – Fell Norway Spruce.  No comments. 

17/01874/HHFUL, 18 Paynes Field, Proposed conservatory at rear.  No comments.

Reports

The rural crime prevention team report that theft from motor vehicles is still an issue, people must not leave items on display and remove all valuables when leaving their car. Cars parked up whilst dog walking/running are currently being targeted.  There have been residential burglaries reported in Bainton, Ufford and Barnack.

Traffic Calming – The PC are putting together the final costings for the installation of gates, speed cushions and vehicle activated signs.

Hills and Holes – Please continue to ensure your dogs are on leads as sheep are grazing on Hills and Holes.  

Other Items

War Memorial Junction –BPC will be inviting residents to look at potential plans to improve the war memorial green, making the memorial a central focal point and improving the safety of the junction.  Plans are being drawn up over the next few weeks. 

Neighbourhood Plan –  An invitation to a Neighbourhood Plan information event will be circulated to residents shortly.

Walcot Road Footpath – Thank you to the parish councillors and residents who came along to help clear the ivy and brambles along the path of Walcot Road (between Saxon Road and the Cricket Club) last month.

Bonfire Night – Melinda from the Millstone will come and talk to BPC next month about organising a bonfire night for 2018.

Christmas Tree – Burghley House Preservation Trust are generously donating a tree this year to the village.  The PC will be in touch with residents and the school with more details about decorating the tree and switching on the lights.

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday13thNovember in the Village Hall.  

 

Parish Council Meetings October 2017

Barnack Parish Council

The council met on 11th September.  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
The Post Box - due to be installed by October.
School Grounds – the Parish Council are meeting with School and PCC later this month.
Church wall – the Archdeacon has granted approval for repair work to be carried out.
Bus Shelters – the Parish Council are finalising details with PCC.

Current Planning Applications
17/01418/HHFUL, 21 Bainton Road, Two storey and single storey extension. Permitted.
17/01160/WCPP, Barnack Methodist Chapel, Variation of Condition C7 (plans) of planning permission 16/02067/FUL. Awaiting Decision.
17/01087/FUL, Erection of temporary timber dwelling and agricultural building, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Barnack. Awaiting Decision.
17/01636/CTR, 12 Whitman Close, Common Beech - Reduce crown and side reduction. Copper Beech - Reduce crown and side reduction. Laburnam - Reduce crown.
17/01730/CTR, The Rectory, Millstone Lane, Ash tree - Fell.
17/01628/CTR, Nethercott, Stamford Road, Cherry Tree - reduce by 2-3 metres away from house.

Reports
The rural crime prevention team report that beauty spots continue to be targeted for vehicle crime.  A black Chrysler people carrier is possibly responsible.  The police believe the vehicle may be using different index plates.  Please report sightings of the vehicle via 101 or www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/.
Hills and Holes – Please ensure your dogs are on leads as sheep have now arrived on Hills and Holes. 
Traffic Calming – the PC met with LDA Designs to discuss improving the layout of the War Memorial Junction.  Awaiting initial drawings. 

Other Items
Orchard Road – Cross Keys are unable to provide lighting for the garage area due to no electricity supply.
Neighbourhood Plan – Information will be circulated to residents over the next few weeks.
Bonfire Night – The Millstone are looking into organising an event this year.
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 9th October in the Village Hall. 

Ufford Parish Council

The council met on 12th September.  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. .

Items discussed included:
The Rural Crime Police team have reported that beauty spots continue to be hit for vehicle crime and a black Chrysler people carrier is possibly responsible.  The Police believe the vehicle may be using different index plates.  If you see the vehicle please report it via 101 or www.contactcambspolice.co.uk/Report/.  
A resident at the meeting reported the break-in of an outdoor building on 6th Sept on Walcot Road.  There have also been thefts from sheds in Bainton.  Councillor David Over reported that there have been incidents involving tree branches/logs being pulled in front of cars along High Field Road in Ashton to intimidate women.  Please report any incidents to the Police.
The Parish Council have approved a donation towards cricket balls for Ufford Cricket Club.
The Parish Council met with Highways to discuss traffic calming measures for the Village.  Highways are looking into relocating the speed limit sign on Marholm Road to farther out of the Village for better visibility, as well as the possible installation of two sets of speed cushions close to Newport Way. 
Ward Councillor David Over reported that the Mayor of the Devolved Authority has the power to issue a precept which may come in for next Financial Year.  
The Local Plan is out for Public Consultation in November and still contains plans for 2,500 houses in Castor.
The PC have applied for a grant to install a defibrillator in the telephone box.

Current planning applications:
15/00307/ENFOTH Compass Barn – skateboard ramp enforcement notice.  The ramp has been removed.
17/00564/FUL Sherwood, Marholm Road – Demolition of existing bungalow with a new two storey dwelling. Permitted.
17/00696/HHFUL Highlands – Construction of garage. Awaiting Decision.
17/01526/HHFUL Highlands – Demolition of existing conservatory to rear, two storey side and rear extentions, single storey side extension and increase in the height and length of wall that is to project rearwards from east facing elevation of singe story side extension.  Awaiting Decision.
Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 10th October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.