Parish Council Reports Nov 2018

Barnack Parish Council 

Met on 8th October.  To read the full Minutes, please visit www.barnackparishcouncil.org, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy from the clerk.

Note the following are a selection of items discussed:

Planning

Linden Homes – 18/00377/REM, Land to the West of Uffington Road, Reserved matters approval for 80 dwellings.  Residents affected directly by the development were invited to view planting plans and raise any queries to be discussed with Linden Homes. Work on site is underway and concerns have already been raised about the deep gulleys forming in the verges of Uffington Road close to the entrance of the development.  BPC will contact Highways and the Planning Officer.

18/01619/LBC and 18/01618/HHFUL, 2 Kingsley House, Bishops Walk, Single storey side extension and internal alterations.18/01621/LBC and 18/01620/HHFUL, 2 Kingsley House, Bishops Walk, Barn conversion.No objections.

18/01591/HHFUL, 4 Bainton Road, Demolition of single storey extension and construction of single storey and two storey rear extensions and alterations to side and front windows.No objections.

18/01590/FUL, Sandall House, Stamford Road, Convert barn into Tourism Annex – retrospective. No objections.

18/01414/LBC, Church Cottage, Main Street, Replace roof timber work to small outbuilding.No objections.

18/01667/R3FUL, Barnack CE Primary School, Proposed alterations/improvements to existing vehicular and pedestrian access.No objections.

Other Items

Neighbourhood Plan –The membership of a Core Group of 8 members has been agreed with Margaret Palmer as Chair and June Woollard as Vice-Chair.  An information flyer will be distributed with this issue of the Parish News and a questionnaire for residents is currently being compiled by the Group.

Cemetery Renovation – Richard Harding & Son Landscaping are making progress on the cemetery renovation in time for the commemorative poppies being laid on WWI graves.

WWI Commemoration – The schedule of events for the weekend of 10/11 November will be posted on village noticeboards and on social media.  

Hills and Holes – The signs at the entrance gates have been made clearer by Natural England.  There is now a prohibition on dogs in the compartment where animals are grazing (a quarter of the site at any one time) due to the horses being chased and several incidents of sheep being worried by dogs, including one in which a lamb was badly injured and almost died.  The grazing animals are there to do their job to ensure the future of H&H.

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme – The Police are encouraging villages to setup (if they haven’t already) a NWScheme.  BPC have requested an information pack and would like to hear from any residents interested in setting a scheme up.  Our local PCSO will then liaise with the NHW Group over local issues and concerns.  

Friends Against Scams – Cambs Police have advised that residents can become a ‘Friend Against Scams’ by attending a short awareness session in person or completing online training (https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/elearning/Cambridgeshire) to raise awareness in all neighbourhoods and help protect the elderly and vulnerable against being targeted by scammers.  The 4th edition of the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ has been published by the Met Police. For the link to download the publication please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  A print-out will shortly be made available in the Village Hall.

A47 Wansford to Sutton Dualling Scheme - Highways England are consulting on their proposal to upgrade the A47 between Wansford and Sutton. The proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.  For more information visit https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a47-wansford-to-sutton-statutory-consultation/The consultation closes on 12th November 2018.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 12thNovemberat 7pm in the Village Hall.  All welcome.

Ufford Parish Council

The council met on 9th October.  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. :

Planning

18/00957/HHFUL, Honeysuckle Cottage, Main Street - Single storey rear extension, conversion of existing garage and creation of new garage with new vehicular access. Permitted.

18/01364/LBC, Walnut House, Main Street – Replacement of all windows, single door to rear elevation and french doors to front. Permitted with Conditions.

18/01632/CTR, Ufford Hall, Main Street – Tree works.

Other Items

Ufford Heritage Publication – Residents were invited to attend a meeting on 18th September to find out more about the Our Ufford Heritage publication and to decide whether it ought to be updated. The consensus was that it should be revised and reprinted.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to be involved, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gigaclear – The promise from Mike Quinn that Gigaclear would come out for a site visit to look at the poor works to footpaths etc has still come to nothing.  The Clerk will continue to follow up with Gigaclear.

Traffic Calming – 30mph bin stickers have been sourced, pending approval of costs.  UPC are waiting for an update from Peter Tebb on whether Highways will put measures in place on Walcot Road to slow traffic, particularly where children cross the road for the school bus.

Village Bins – Amey have now emptied the overflowing bins outside the Village Hall.  It seems a glitch on their system meant they had been missed out for several weeks.  If you notice the bins are being missed off again, please let the Parish Council know.

Friends Against Scams – Cambs Police have advised that residents can become a ‘Friend Against Scams’ byattending a short awareness session in person or completing online training

(https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/elearning/Cambridgeshire) to raise awareness in all neighbourhoods and help protect the elderly and vulnerable against being targeted by scammers. The 4th edition of the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ has been published by the Met Police. For the link to downloadthe publication please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A print-out will shortly be made available in Ufford Village Hall.

A47 Wansford to Sutton Dualling Scheme - Highways England are consulting on their proposal to upgradethe A47 between Wansford and Sutton. The proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relievecongestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network. For moreinformation visit https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a47-wansford-to-sutton-statutory-consultation/ The consultation closes on 12thNovember 2018.

Potholes – It has been noted that not all potholes have been repaired on the road leading to Bainton, despite PCC carrying out a number of fixes.  UPC will raise this with Highways and find out why they were not repaired at the same time.  

WWI Commemoration - The Village Hall Committee have made contact with the British Legion and have gained sponsorship so that poppies may be bought and displayed in Ufford. 

Residents are invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 13th November at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.