Barrington Parish Council Barrington Parish Council
Minutes of the
Parish Council meeting held on July 14th, 2022
Present: Cllrs Alderton, Cooper, Hopewell, Kemp, Priddle, Quincey, Rhodes-Kemp, Walker the clerk and SCDCllr Van de Weyer.
- Apologies, welcomes and introductions. Apologies were received and accepted from Cllrs Anscombe, Buchanan and SCDC Van der Weyer all for personal reasons. Cllr Priddle was welcomed to the meeting and to the Council. The Declaration of Acceptance was signed.
- Declarations of Interest and dispensations. There were no declarations of interest were made.
- Public Forum
To allow any member of the public to address the Council. This session is to last no more than. There were no members of the public present.
- To approve the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 9th June the draft Minutes are attached. It was proposed by Cllr Walker that these were a true record of the meeting seconded by Cllr Quincey and agreed by all.
- To take CCC (Cambridge County Council), SCDC (South Cambs District Council) and Clerk reports
SCDC Van der Weyer send a written report the main points of which were:
5G Mast in West Green. There are now nearly 40 responses opposing the application. The comments of the conservation officer are very robust and there is a very strong letter of opposition from English Heritage.
The applicants have not responded to a request for a site visit and have not engaged on either the planning issues or the legal issues relating to The Green.
The planning officer has said that, in the basis of the information he has, he would propose that the application is refused at the end of the consultation period. We will then see if the applicants want to appeal.
Support for Ukrainian Refugees South Cambs, along with the County Council and other organisations, is putting in a huge effort to support Ukrainian refugees. South Cambridgeshire is the district hosting the most Ukrainian visitors in England, with 677 Visas issued so far.
Northstowe The district council has decided to invest £13 million to ensure that the community and sports facilities at Northstowe are built to a high standard and delivered quickly.
East West Rail. The uncertainty around EWR continues and won’t be resolved before a new government is in place. Local government organisations businesses and the universities have come to the collective view that it is important to maintain a stance of supporting the principle of a rail route between Oxford and Cambridge. South Cambs recently signed a couple of letters to government. To be read alongside the response that SC gave to last year’s consultation, setting out the many problems with the scheme.
CCCllr Kindersley sent a written report the main points of which were:
Gamlingay First School Site for SEND children and young people.
Anti-Social Behaviour. South Cambs is bringing in a second Anti-Social Behaviour officer.
New Airspace Concerns – over the impact of the recent changes to Luton flightpaths.
Bins – leaving bins on the pavement causes obstruction.
Local Plan & Census 2021 Data. Last month, we published the many responses we received as part of our consultation on our ‘First Proposals. Further suggestions for possible new locations for homes and jobs have been put forward for us to consider. This is a normal part of the process.
Council Tax Collection. In 2021-2022, we collected 99.2% of the total amount of Council Tax due from residents. This amounts to £126,976,000. The national collection rate average 95.9%
Electric Bin Lorries. The second fully electric bin lorry to collect waste from residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has arrived, as local councils continue their fleet decarbonisation drive.
Household Support Fund. The Government has confirmed that it is extending the Household Support Fund for six months of 2022/23 and has allocated £3.58M of funding to Cambridgeshire.
Resourcing Net Zero. The Council’s Environment & Green Investment Committee is moving ahead to implement its ambitious climate change strategy.
Library@home award. Cambridgeshire’s Library@home volunteers are one of three voluntary groups in the county to be given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Energy retrofits Cambridgeshire. This is a collaboration between the County and District Councils, delivering energy efficiency projects in homes across the with the poorest energy efficiency and lowest incomes, using Government grant.
Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. CCC is encouraging take-up of the summer holiday activities and food (HAF) programme funded by the Department for Education.
Nature & Climate Declaration and Climate & Ecology Bill. The CC is supporting the Nature & Climate Declaration and endorsing the Climate & Ecology Bill.
In the background – Inflation adds to council costs
Social Care reform costs. The cost of the Government’s adult social care reforms could be a minimum of £10Bn higher than currently estimated, according to the County Councils Network.
The Combined Authority Board’s Annual Meeting on 8 June considered only the first part of its agenda before being held over to 27 June, when it managed to conclude its business. The day before the Platinum Jubilee holiday, the Chair of the Combined Authority’s Audit & Governance Committee received a letter from auditors EY expressing concerns about value for money at the Combined Authority because of various ongoing issues.
Additionally, the path through the field along the top of the quarry from Haslingfield Road has been closed off as it is not the designated path.
The Rights of Way Officer and Enforcement Officer have seen the landowner near the footpath beside Dumpling Cottages. The question of the mobile caravan is a SCDC issue.
An announcement on EWR is expected from the government before the summer recess.
The 5G tower application was raised and the Green Charity should object as it owns the land.
The Section 73 application from Redrow was discussed as there has been no consultation with the PC or residents and the application and all the documents associated with it are hard to follow and understand.
The Clerk’s report updating Council on playground works has been circulated.
Item 6 Finance from June – the benches and bin have been ordered and will be delivered to Herts and Cambs ready for installation.
Items for consideration
a) To approve the payment of accounts listed below.
It was proposed to approve the payments listed by Cllr Rhodes-Kemp, seconded by Cllr Alderton, and agreed with all in favour.
|73||INV-2913||Annual software licence 01/08/2022-31/07/2023||Scribe||561.60|
|74||SI-1668||Cut of verges 31/05/2022||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||228.00|
|75||SI-1669||Cut of sports field 31/05/2022||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||72.00|
|76||SI-1680||Playground Inspection 31/05/2022||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||114.00|
|77||Donation||Donation for use of equipment (S137)||Barrington Society||10.00|
|78||Direct Debit||Electricity Charges – May 2022||Southern Electric||186.15|
|89||MEM239697-1||Membership SLCC – 01/07/2022-30/06/2023||SLCC||186.00|
|90||240450||New A frame/grass matting/installation/inspections and freight||Kompan||14,186.13|
|91||Reimbursement||Stamps, Pond net A4 ,Envelopes||Clerk||41.58|
|93||SI-1719||Ranger duties for May 22||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||£257.40|
|94||SI-1720||Cut of Main green, Glebe Road areas, Sports field||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||£468.00|
|95||SI-1721||Strim Village||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||£204.00|
|96||SI-1722||Spread sand in under 5’s||Herts & Cambs Ground Maintenance Ltd||£588.00|
|97||0150677||Transfer of recreational land, Haslingfield Road, Barrington
|Mills & Reeve||£963.60|
|98||GDPR Data Protection||Information Commissioners Office||£40.00|