Minutes 14th May 2012


MONDAY 14TH MAY 2012 AT 8.00 P.M.


Present:                        Cllr J Burrows

Cllr R Clarke

Cllr S Forward

Cllr J Stannage – Vice Chairman

Cllr T Sortwell

In Attendance:              Wendy Gray Parish Clerk, Mr G Bedford

  1. Apologies for Absence:  Parish Cllrs Pearson, Stevens and Cllrs Lamb and Holdich


  1. Declaration of Interest:


  1. Planning: 

12/00597/HHFUL – Consultation on Householder (Full) – Raise roof level by 1.mm to

incorporate new dormers to front and rear elevations, associated works and alterations at

Old Pump House,Old Leicester Road, Wansford – other than the description is a little misleading the Parish Council had no further comments to make, no objections were



12/00684/HEDG – for removal of 5m section of hedgerow to create gateway at Hedgerow t to the north ofOld Leicester Road, Wansford.  Reason for application: to install new gateway.  Correspondence received from PCC Planning to say sent out in error – a new application will be issued in due course.


  1. Minutes of meeting held on 16th April and 23rd April 2012: the minutes were approved and signed, all in favour.


  1. Matters arising from the Minutes:
  • Council website – plan is to put minutes and agenda’s onto the website in a manner whereby you can actually search for agenda’s etc.  In order to do this the website will need regular input of that data.  Will be putting current information on going forward first.  Suggestion that perhaps put a copy of Living Villages on at some stage.


  • Seat now delivered – PCC are not sure where pipes/cabling are but have suggested that we dig out rather than use a pick axe.  Need to have a plaque put on it during the course of the year, Cllr Clarke will look at costings for name plate “Diamond Jubilee”.


  • Banking signatory’s forms now completed – Cllr Stannage now a signatory.  It was suggested that perhaps we should look at feasibility of on line banking moving forward.


  • Special Projects – see below
  • Roundabout – pending
  • Village Map/Information Board – pending


  • Sign for the Community Hall – costings still to be obtained.
  • 30 mph signs for wheelie bins – Cllr Holdich reported signs have arrived, will arrange to deliver to Village Shop/Post office.
  • Landing Stage on River – Cllr Clarke still progressing.
  • Add Cycle Path to list. 


  • Diamond Jubilee – advertised in Living Villages the events of the day.


  • Letter to Highways Agency – response received, it appears it is not just a case of speaking with one individual or department on the issues we have.  Some are with PCC, some with Highways Agency (Atkins) – Cllr Stevens still progressing.  Agenda item next meeting.


  • Quality Status – reinstatement – work still progressing.


  • Visit from Tree Warden – look at possible date mid/end of June.


  • Matters for consideration –
  • State of underpass – has been reported to PCC – chase up (copy in DL and JH)
  • Roundabout – Mick George – still pending – agenda item next meeting
  • Bus Stops – still pending (copy in DL and JH)
  • Post Box – still pending


  1. Finance:

Parish Clerk – Salary – £136.64


The above invoice was agreed for payment.


  1. Correspondence:

Invitation from RAF Wittering – Family Fun Day – Cllr Stannage to reply.


Letter from SCS Parish Council re Japanese Knotweed growing and encroaching onto the

area turning into the public footpath adjoining the river bridge on Sibson-cum-

Stibbington side.


  1. Matters for Consideration:

Speak to PCC – who owns the bridge?  Bridge structure deteriorating but appears to be

structurally sound – request a visit from PCC to meet with  Councillors in July.


Invite PCSO to meeting to find out what their role is, what they can and cannot do.


Play Area – agenda item for July meeting.


Street lights not working – opposite Community Hall  between 13 and 13aPeterborough

Road, outside no, 17 OldLeicesterRoad.  Request numbers on all street lights that we

can easily see.


  1. Reports from Councillors:

No one attended CAPALC meeting as it clashed with meeting on 23rd April.


To write report for Living Villages – June (Cllr Forward), July (Cllr Stevens).


10. Dates of next meetings in the Community Hall:

      Monday 11th June 2012,  Monday 9th July 2012



The meeting closed at9.10 p.m.


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