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 8TH APRIL 2013 AT 7.30 P.M.
Present: Cllr Sean Forward – attended for half hour
Cllr Tim Pearson
Cllr John Stannage – Chair
Cllr Graham Stevens
In Attendance: Wendy Gray (Parish Clerk), Cllr D Lamb, 6 members of the public
and reporter and photographer from Peterborough Telegraph
Mr Alan Jones – Specialist Minerals & Waste PCC Planning – gave a brief outline on his
job – he is dedicated Minerals and Waste Planning Officer whose full time
responsibility is dealing with quarries and landfill in the Peterborough area. Wansford Parish
has quite a few sites on their doorstep. He regularly visits sites in the area looking at
regulations etc and what is happening. Does not have same powers over the border but liaises
with his colleagues in that area. Alan also updated on the following sites:
13/00344/HHFUL – Consultation on Householder (Full) – Construction of a single storey side
and rear extension including demolition of existing garage and conservatory at 14 Old North
Road, Wansford PE8 6LB – Parish Council comments are as follows:
In view of the above Wansford Parish Council are opposed to the application. If officers are
minded to accept application the Parish Council would like the application to go before a full
planning committee. Copy of our response to be sent to Cllrs Lamb and Holdich.
13/00271/OUT – Erection of 3 bedroom bungalow with associated amenity and
Parking facilities on Land to the North of 15 Nene Close, Wansford – The Parish Council feel
that further clarification of the development proposed is required and some assurance that
access to garages is not obstructed. Actual location and plans not a problem.
Vtesse re new Fibre Optic Cable. Events have moved on since last meeting – over the Easter
Holiday Cllr Sortwell attended meeting with residents/Vtesse/PCC. The Parish Council have
not received any feedback from any other residents in the village. Cllr Lamb to contact Peter
Brigham on WPC’s behalf to obtain latest update.
Question: Why did it go through village and what permissions were given etc. Had permission
being given to work on Easter Saturday and Sunday?
A47 underpass – PCC will get leaves attended to and have advised Street Lighting to deal with lighting faults.
Also reported large number of street lights not working north of the A47 – not on PCC list, PCC are currently updating information.
Grasscutting – PCC advise that grasscutting will commence end of March across all of our villages and the team will visit each village approximately every 2/3 weeks.
Fix it Van – dates of visits requested.
Trees overhanging footpaths and grass growing over footpaths in Old Leicester Road and
along the river bridge. Cllr Stannage identified and will supply list to Parish Clerk for letters
to be sent.
Wansford Church (area around churchyard) – damaged grass area will be reinstated in due course.
Parish Clerk reported that end of year of accounts were being produced and will be circulated to all councillors in due course.
The following invoices were approved for payment.
Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk Salary (March) – £136.64
Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk Expenses – £45.64
Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk Tax – £111.02 for Jan/Feb/March 2013
Thornhaugh & Wansford Parish Burial Ground Committee – £2,000
CAPALC – £170.04
All above invoices were approved for payment.
Resident enquired that sometimes had noticed happenings in village where would be best place to advise other residents. It was suggested encourage residents to put information in Living Villages or email or put note through Cllr Stannage’s letter box in the first instance.
In view of recent spate of burglaries the following website may be useful to look at
www.police.uk – up to date website on crimes etc.
Cllr Stannage will submit article for May edition.
Cllr Pearson will submit article for June edition.
Cllr Stevens will submit article for July edition.
Monday 13th May 2013 – Annual Parish Meeting, Annual General Meeting and
Parish Council meetings.
Apologies received in advance for the following meetings:
13th May – Cllr Sortwell, Cllr Stevens
10th June – Cllr Sortwell
12th August – Cllr Sortwell, Wendy Gray Parish Clerk
The meeting closed at 9.40p.m.