Barrington Parish Council Barrington Parish Council
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on April 14th, 2022
Present Cllrs Bird, Day, Kemp, McBride, Rhodes-Kemp, Walker (arrived late), CCCllr Kindersley, SCDCllr Van de Weyer, the Clerk and two members of the public.
1.Apologies welcomes and introductions. Apologie were received and accepted from Cllrs Hopewell and Bedford both for personal reasons.
The two members of the public who have both stood for office were welcomed to the meeting.
- Declarations of Interest and dispensations – there were no declarations of interest made.
- Public Forum
No one wished to bring anything before the Council.
- To approve the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 10th March 2022 and to ratify the decisions of the meeting held on the 7th of April 2022 the draft Minutes of both these meetings are attached.
It was proposed by Cllr Day that the Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 10th March are a true and accurate record. This was seconded by Cllr Kemp and agreed by all.
It was proposed by Cllr Rhodes-Kemp that the decisions made at the meeting on the 7th of April be ratified this was seconded by Cllr Bird and agreed with all in favour.
- To take CCC (Cambridge County Council), SCDC (south Cambs District Council) and Clerk reports
SCDCllr Van de Weyer gave a verbal report. The main points of which were
Enforcement has been informed and action taken to ensure access to the footpath by Dumpling Cottages.
The planning application for 7 West Green has been deferred to the next planning committee in June.
There is no further update on the S106.
Rosamund asked if Foxton Travel Hub will be decided anytime soon. The decision has been has been differed by CCC as it was a tied vote.
Cllr Rhodes-Kemp highlighted the lack of joined up thinking. South Cambs villages are paying price for the bio medical campus expansion.
CCCllr Kindersley gave a written report. The main points of which were:
Bin Collections. Covid is still making it very challenging to run all the bin collections. As we write over 40 of the workforces of 150 are away
Council Tax Rebate Scheme. The government’s council tax rebate scheme goes live on 1st April.
Fitness and Wellbeing Grants. SCDC is urging instructors to apply for up to £300 to lead fitness and wellbeing activities in their communities.
Better Connected Communities. The Councils are urging residents and community groups to use a new personalised advice service which will identify free tools and funding to tackle local problems and create safer communities in South Cambridgeshire. More on www.scambs.gov.uk
Zero Carbon Communities Grants South Cambridgeshire’s community groups can now bid for a share of more than £120,000 from the District Council’s popular Zero Carbon Communities Grant scheme. www.scambs.gov.uk/zerocarbongrant
Ukraine. The Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, which asks people to offer space in their homes for those fleeing the war, has been launched (https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk). FAQs are available here on the Homes for Ukraine scheme – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions and also on the SCDC, website.
County Underspend Amazingly the County Council has a forecast end of year underspend of £15.7m
Family Support Although Government-backed schemes set up to help struggling families during the pandemic ended on March 31, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Joint Administration has agreed to earmark £3.6m to extend the Holiday Voucher Scheme for a further year. More at www.cambridgshire.gov.uk.
Over 7.5T Lorry Ban? A neighbouring authority Councillor has asked us to enquire if our Parishes and residents would support a 7.5T weight limit covering a square bounded by the A505, A1198, A428 and the A1M. Such a limit is intended to be aimed only at vehicles trying to take a short cut through the area. Once satnavs are updated, they would need to do this against the advice of such a satnav.
The Cemex liaison meeting will be at 6.30pm on 12th May.
A new white paper published by the Government on education says all schools will need to belong to multipurpose academies by 2030. Local Authorities will be able to set up multi academy trust.
It appears the OXCAM Arc proposal will not go ahead as there is no government support and no local councils are invested in it. No business case has been disclosed EWR although a new chief executive has been appointed.
The Clerk has been collating the Annual Parish Meeting (APM) reports and will investigate the cost of printing copies for each household.
The Planning application for 7 West Green was not discussed at the Planning Committee yesterday but has been deferred until the 15th of June. Cllr Kemp cannot attend that day and therefore the assistance of another Cllr is sought.
Items for consideration
- Finance a. To approve the payments listed below. It was proposed to approve the payments listed by Cllr Walker, seconded by Cllr Bird, and agreed with all in favour.
|234||Electricity Charges||Southern Electric||181.07|
|233||UTB – Precept account Service Charge Q4||Unity Trust Bank||7.00|
|223- 225||Pay, HMRC, NI, Pension & home allowance||Staff||2,939.36|
|222||Materials for the new bridge over West Green Pond.||Whippletree Hardwoods||1,324.86|
|231||UTB – Precept account Service Charge Q4||Unity Trust Bank||18.00|
|232||UTB – Precept account Service Charge Q4||Unity Trust Bank||18.55|
|1||Street Light Energy for 01/10/18 to 30/09/19.||Cambs County Council||3,384.22|
|2||Remove dangerous tree from Woodland||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||384.00|
|3||Playground Inspection March 22||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||114.00|
|4||Roll cricket field, spike cricket field||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||552.00|
|5||Re-fit sign under 5’s and reinstate ground at bottom of slide on multiplay||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||204.00|
|6||Cut main green, sports field, Glebe Rd April 22||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||468.00|
|7||Website – hosting||NetWiseUK||360.00|
|9||Mileage allowance 86.4 miles||Clerk||38.88|
|10||Harston & District Village Warden, they requested £1000||Harston & District Village Warden||1,000.00|
|11||Building Report for future development.||Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP||607.50|
|12||To payroll services for the quarter ended Mar 22||Red Shoes Accounting Services||59.40|
|13||Affiliation 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023||CAPALC||447.71|
|14||Reimbursement for open day expenses||Clerk||48.58|
|15||Traffic survey||2020 Consultancy||8,244.0|