Minutes 11th April 2016



Clerk: Wendy Gray

13 Dovecote, Rippingale, Bourne PE10 0SY

Tel: 01778 441312





AT 7.30 P.M.


Present:           Cllr R Clarke

Cllr G Garner

Cllr M Handley – Vice Chair

Cllr D Johnson (arrived at 8pm)

Cllr T Pearson – Chairman

Cllr J Stannage

Cllr V Thorley


In Attendance:  Wendy Gray, Mr and Mrs Waudby, Mrs Bartlett and Mr Saunders


  Former Little Chef site

Occupiers from Nene Close expressed dismay that so many trees have been either totally removed or heavily trimmed, as these screen the Close from A1 traffic noise, and that near neighbours had not been made aware of the Ducati Workshop and the noise that may be associated with this.  WPC agreed to make enquiries.

1. Apologies for Absence: City Cllrs J Holdich and Diane Lamb  
2. Declarations of Interest: None  
3. Planning:

16/00633/CTR – Remove dead Cherry-Plum tree (T1) at rear Church House, 5 Bridge End, Wansford – no objections, would be guided by Tree Officer’s recommendations.



Parish Clerk

4. Minutes of the meeting held on 14th March 2016: 

Cllr Stannage proposed, Cllr Handley seconded and it was agreed that the above minutes were a true and accurate record and that Minutes should be signed.

5. Matters arising from the Minutes:


Christie Hall – Cllr Stannage attended meeting on 6th AprilLease/rent review ongoing.


Neighbourhood Watch / No Cold Calling signs: Councillors have started to erect new signs around the village.

6. Finance:

Parish Clerk – salary (March 2016) – £216.66

D Knibbs – Litterpick March/April – £100.00

T&WPBGC Donation – £2,000.00


The above invoices were approved for payment.

7. WI Centenary Donation:

Pending – WPC is continuing to seek quotations for a hand rail and lighting.


Cllr Stannage

8. Toddlers Play Area: 

The opening of the Toddlers play area on Easter Saturday was a great success.  Thanks go to Nene Valley Tots and Cllr Stannage for all their hard work in bringing to a successful conclusion.  It is accepted that some harder surfacing may be needed at the entrance at some time in the future.

Vehicular Access is an issue – it was suggested that “Please do not use Nene Close entrance” signs for parking be conveniently placed as parking is very restricted even for residents.   Visitors to be guided to park in Peterborough Road and use the footpath access from the western end.


Fencing etc still to be removed by contractor – Parish Clerk to contact requesting this is collected before end of April (or we will dispose of).











Parish Clerk

9. Village Notice Board:

A New village notice board with a map of the village and surroundings points of interest will shortly be erected opposite the Church.  Anticipated delivery by end of week commencing 18th April and installation as soon as possible after delivery.

10. Speed Signs:

It was agreed that the Parish Council request that Peterborough Highways issue a Highways Order restricting speed to 20mph within the Village centre.

11. Correspondence:

Various items circulated to all cllrs via email



12. Matters for Consideration:

Next meeting APM and AGM, financial report and election of officers.

13. Reports from Councillors:

Cllr Thorley attended Parish Liaison meeting about Community Involvement.  Want to develop network of Parish Councils, grants available to allow us to do our own thing, what we feel we can do etc.  Time table of Local Plan – being sent round via email.  CIL (pooled over an area) list of projects!! – Pump in Nene Close, Cycle Route.


Village Magazine Rota – reports for:

May edition – Cllr Handley

June edition – Cllr Clarke

July edition – Cllr Pearson

August edition – Cllr Johnson

September edition – Cllr Thorley

October edition – Cllr Stannage

November edition – Cllr Garner





14. Date of next meeting in the Community Hall:

Monday 9th May 2016 commencing at 7.30 p.m. – Annual Parish Meeting followed by AGM and normal Parish Council Meeting.



The meeting closed at 9.26 p.m.