Barrington Parish Council
Minutes of the Full Parish Council Meeting held on March 16th 2021 by Zoom.
Present: – Councillors Rhodes-Kemp (Chairman), Bedford, Bird, Day, Hopewell, Kemp, McBride, and Walker.
In attendance: The Clerk, the RFO, SCDCllr Van de Weyer, CCCllr Kindersley and 3 members of the public.
1. Apologies welcomes and introductions. There were no apologies and the Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2. Declarations of Interest and dispensations there were no declarations of interest made.
3. Public Forum. No member of the public wished to speak.
4. To approve the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 16th February 2021. It was
proposed that the minutes were a true record of the meeting by Cllr Walker, seconded by Cllr Bird and
agreed with one amendment to Item 7C where there is an extra full stop and letter A.
Council to note the Finance Committee meet on 2nd March and a copy of the draft minutes are attached for
5. CCC (Cambridge County Council), SCDC (south Cambs District Council) and Clerk reports.
SCDCllr Van de Weyer gave a verbal report highlighting:
Redrow – trees have been felled on site for drainage installation and that lorries were accessing the site
through Haslingfield as Foxton and Barrington Roads leading to the A10 are currently closed.
East West Mainline – are about to launch a consultation on route alignment.
The Government has announced the Oxford -Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework for how the area will be
There will be consultation for a new town near Cambridge.
SCDC have approved a 3.4% rise in Council Tax, for a band D property that is an increase of £5/yr.
The Mayor will not receive the potential £45m for affordable housing in Cambridge.
Cllr Day asked where the foul drainage from the Redrow site was going and SCDCllr Van de Weyer responded
that he would find out.
Cllr Hopewell asked for clarity over the Barrington.cambs website as some associated emails are still used.
SCDCllr Van de Weyer responded that these can remain.
CCCllr Kindersley had sent a written report but added:
The trains to the CEMEX site will resume in May not March.
He has concerns regarding the delayed provision of the path from the Redrow site to Barrington Primary
School. This had been raised at the recent Barrington Liaison Meeting.
Foxton Park and Ride plans have been altered to install a parking area for 500 rather than 750 cars. It will still
have a big impact on the area.
Proposals for Station Fields a new village between Foxton, Barrington and Shepreth have been submitted in
the call for sites for the next Local Plan.
Elections for County Council, Combined Authority Mayor and the Police & Crime Commissioner will take
place in May and postal votes are available.
Census day is 21st March.
The CCC have agreed a council tax increase of1.99% for general expenditure and 1% for Adult Social care.
Cambridge Approaches and CamBedRailRoad met with the Rail Minister to press the case for an equal
assessment of the Northern Approach into Cambridge. This will be a major local issue for the next few
Cllr Day mentioned the hedge and tree removal along Back Lane. Cllr Hopewell asked whether the
archaeological surveys off the footpath from Glebe Road could be for East West Main Line. CCCllr responded
that they could be part of the site survey as it covers a wide area, or it could be something different.
The Clerk reported that after 7th May meetings will not be permitted to be held virtually unless current
legislation is amended, it was therefore agreed to:
Bring the May Parish Council meeting forward to May 4th this can be held over zoom.
Hold the Annual Parish Meeting on 27th April over zoom.
Move the June meeting to 22nd June and this at the moment will be required to be an in-person meeting.
130321 Item 13 3. Local Plan information gathering survey. The Clerk submitted comments to the SCDC
survey on sites put forward for consideration for the next local plan.
Items for consideration
It was proposed by the Chair and agreed to take Item 11 a. i) Local Updates – Redrow, Thakeham, East
West Main Line, Foxton.
Cllr Kemp gave a Power Point presentation of the local threats to Barrington and the actions that can be
taken. The slides will be shared with Cllrs and help form future steps and decisions. Action Cllr Kemp
a. To approve the payments. It was proposed to approve the payments listed by Cllr Day, seconded by Cllr
Walker, and agreed with all in favour.
|199||Electricity Charges||Sothern Electric||312.64|
|200||Bank Charge||Lloyds Bank||7.00|
|201||Playground Inspection||Herts & Cambs Ground
|202||Cut hedge alongside of play are
|Herts & Cambs Ground
|203||Clean out ditch from Pub along
to Village hall
|Herts & Cambs Ground