WANSFORD PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Wendy Gray
25 Windsurf Bank, Tallington
Tel: 01778 341496
THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD IN THE WANSFORD COMMUNITY HALL ON MONDAY 14TH JANUARY 2013 AT 7.30 P.M.
Present: Cllr Jessica Burrows
Cllr Tim Pearson
Cllr Tracy Sortwell – Vice Chair
Cllr John Stannage – Chair
Cllr Graham Stevens
In Attendance: Jane Hunt and Becky Eames
In the absence of the Clerk, Tim Pearson took the minutes of the meeting
Concern was registered at the absence of the Clerk again.
Construction of the driveway at 19 Old Leicester Road has gone ahead. Has it
been approved ?
councillors. Only 2 councillors who had been present for all of the meeting were present at
this meeting and hence the minutes could not be approved or signed – agenda item for next
postponed to the meeting of the 11th February – agenda item for next meeting.
Invoice – Parish Clerk Expenses: In the absence of the Clerk there was no invoice
before they will consider granting a lease.
Responses could be summarised as follows:
How do you use the green in Nene Close now ? Never 54%
Total number of comments 24 For exercising the dog 21%
To walk in 17%
For occasional events 8%
How could we improve the area ? Make it more of a community space 30%
Total number of comments 27 Improve parking and hard landscaping 26%
Encourage nature; more planting; seating 44%
What are your views on the plan to include a playground for pre-school children ?
Total number of comments 34 In favour 70%
Opposed to plan 9%
As long as there is plenty of space for dogs, the area and is
kept natural and the equipment size deters teenagers. 21%
To obtain funding requires: (i) A project plan for design, delivery and completion (We are
awaiting 3 quotes for equipment and design. When received the Nene Close
residents will be consulted before a decision is made)
(ii) A long-term management plan (which would include a member of the Parish Council as
(iii) Proof that consultation has been undertaken.
10. Peterborough CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation: Our
observations have already been submitted.
Alan Jones (P.C.C.) has been in contact re. Cooks Hole Quarry proposals. Cllr Stannage
undertook to produce our response and circulate it before sending it off.
The Stonehill Quarry planning application hearing at Northants C.C. had been attended by
Cllrs Stannage and Pearson. We have been informed that Northants C.C. have granted
the planning proposals (on the assumption that the conditions imposed would be observed).
It was agreed that if noise, dust, transport or any other nuisance from these quarries aggrieves
them Wansford residents should be encouraged (in Living Villages) to react by informing us as
soon as possible.
12, Matters for Consideration: The accounts – agenda item for next meeting.
The Parish Council precept – agenda item for next meeting.
13. Reports from Councillors: There were none.
14. Dates of next meetings in the Community Hall:
Monday 11th February 2013 and Monday 11th March 2013
Cllr Pearson presented his apologies for his non-attendance at both meetings.
Living Villages: Cllr Pearson volunteered to submit an article for the February edition.
The meeting closed at 8.55 p.m.