Barrington Parish Council Barrington Parish Council
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on – November 10th, 2022
Present: Cllrs Alderton, Anscombe, Cooper, Hopewell, Kemp, Priddle, Rhodes-Kemp, Walker and CCClr Kindersley, SCDCllr Van de Weyer, the Clerk and one member of the public.
- Apologies, welcomes and introductions. Apologies were received and accepted from Cllrs Buchanan and Quincey both for personal reasons.
- Declarations of Interest and dispensations. Cllr Anscombe declared an interest in Planning Item iv)22/04334/FUL for 14 Orwell Road as a neighbouring property to his own.
- Public Forum – there was nothing to address.
4. To approve the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 13th October the draft Minutes were attached. Cllr Anscombe proposed that these are a true record of the meeting this was seconded by Cllr Walker and agreed by all.
5. To take CCC (Cambridge County Council), SCDC (South Cambs District Council) and Clerk reports CCCllr Kindersley sent a written report which has been circulated. The main points were:
Warm Hubs and Cost of Living. Electric blankets are relatively cheap to run as are slow cookers. Turning the heating down by quite a small amount can make a real difference to costs as can only heating the rooms you are using. There is a lot more information available on our website.
Making Connections Consultation. The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has launched the Making Connections 2022 consultation until 23 December 2022. The survey, plus information about the proposals, including maps, frequently asked questions, dates of public meetings etc can be found here: http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/mc-2022
Business Support Newsletter. SC publishes a business focused newsletter every month. You can sign up to receive it automatically.
Effects of the hot summer on Highways. There is considerable subsidence at the sides of the roads, and the return of many bumps and dips. There has also been a major increase in subsidence in housing, and that the same issue has caused huge problems for the water companies as the movement of the ground has led to many more leaks and broken water mains. The CC simply doesn’t have the money to fix this type of damage at the scale at which it is happening. It may be that we may need to introduce far lower speeds on some of our roads. Some roads have already been marked up for repair.
Highway Notices – A new footbridge is planned at Boot Lane, Barrington before year-end. The Local Highway Improvement Scheme is now open.
Advance Warning! The Addenbrooke’s Link Road between the Biomedical Campus and Trumpington has always been designated as being for access to the Campus only and has ANPR cameras on it to detect through traffic. We understand that the police may be once more about to start fining people who use it to drive straight through the Campus, so we’d advise against doing that.
Everyday Needs Grants. The Everyday Needs Grants Programme from the Royal British Legion is designed to assist people who need help in a quick and easy way with essentials. The Legion is dedicated to supporting not only serving and ex-serving personnel but the whole of the Armed Forces community, including families, dependants, and carers. More at rbl.org.uk/costofliving or call 0808 802 8080
Cultivate Cambs Grants –the next deadline for applications will be 16 December. https://www.cambscf.org.uk/cultivate-cambs.
Household Support Fund. CCC is planning to agree eligibility criteria for the third round of the Household Support Fund (October 2022 to March 2023.
Community Chest Grants. SC has amended the terms of Community Chest Grant criteria so that Parish and Town Councils of any size can bid for Community Chest grants that provide a benefit to those affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
EV Charging Grants. SC has also agreed to create an electric vehicle charge point grant scheme for parish councils and operators of community buildings to support installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle chargers.
Fostering Unaccompanied Children. The CC is desperate to find more Foster Carers for unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum. Visit:cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 052 0078.
Recent unusual rainfall and flooding The October 20 rain saw household flooding concerns in various parts of South Cambs. It would be helpful to know where these incidents took place, you can report directly here: https://www.gov.uk/report-flood-cause.
Community Rail Partnership AGM Nov 29, 12PM. All welcome – please contact email@example.com if you’d like to find out more.
Further comments were made on the Fire Authority as there will be a shortfall in the budget due to inflation.
There are plans for7/8 special schools in Cambridgeshire
The CEMEX liaison meeting was held last week and there is due to be an increase in train numbers.
A meeting was held to discuss safety outside the school and although a toucan crossing seems the obvious option the £125K cost is prohibitive.
The vandals that have accessed Redrow and CEMEX land should now be dealt with by the police.
Councillors and the PC were encouraged to respond to the Making Connections Consultation.
A verbal report was given by SCDCllr Van de Weyer. The main point was that half the rented properties at All Saints Garden (Redrow) will have local letting policies applied to them so those with a local link to Barrington will have priority on renting them. The first properties will be available in 2023. There are a total of 88 houses 70% of which are rental and 30% in shared ownership.
A report from the Clerk had been circulated.
The amended tree quote has been received from Charlie Vince with the same total £2850 but after inspecting the work in the woodland the Clerk noticed one tree had not had any work carried out and it was included in the tree inspection and that would ask for it to be added to this quote and would circulate that in due course.
- Dumpling Footpath Cllr Rhodes-Kemp and SCDCllr Van der Weyer. There is an unauthorised caravan blocking the footpath. This is a planning regulation breach. The enforcement officer has been out and a notice to quit has been served, the police and other are agencies are involved with the ongoing situation.
- Finance Cllr Walker
a) To approve the payment of accounts listed below and to approve any further invoices presented to Council that are not in the schedule (if any): It was proposed to approve the payments listed by Cllr Cooper, seconded by Cllr Hopewell, and agreed with all in favour.
|173||Electricity Charges||Southern Electric||201.58|
|174-181||staff costs – Pay, PAYE, NI, home allowance, pension||staff||1801.37|
|182||Bank Charges Lloyds Oct||Lloyds Bank||7|
|183||1941||Cut of sports field 30/9||Herts & Cambs||144|
|184||1951||Cut of sports field 7/10||Herts & Cambs||144|
|185||1957||Install bins on Challis Green||Herts & Cambs||132|
|186||1980||Playground Inspection 28/10||Herts & Cambs||114|
|187||1986||Cut of sports field 21/10||Herts & Cambs||144|
|188||Volunteer maintenance group- West Green Pond||Mr M Goding||86.28|
|189||2022 permitted way licence||The Green Charity Barrington||450|