Minutes 8th October 2012



Clerk: Wendy Gray

25 Windsurf Bank, Tallington

Tel: 01778 341496







Present:            Cllr J Burrows

Cllr S Forward

Cllr T Pearson

Cllr T Sortwell – Vice Chair

Cllr J Stannage – Chairman

Cllr G Stevens

In Attendance:  Wendy Gray Parish Clerk, several residents of Nene Close and other areas of the village


Cllr Stannage welcomed all members of the public to the meeting.

  1. Apologies for Absence:  Cllr Clarke


  1. Declaration of Interest:  None


  1. Planning: 
  • Rutland Oil Site – following the large amounts of correspondence on this it was agreed that the WPC would:

1. Write to ShaileshVara our MP and get him on board.

2. Through PCC we want EN to advise what exactly has been going on, does it apply with their regulations, investigate site and give full report.  What exactly is Mick George doing.

3. Copy in Shailesh Vara with all correspondence.

4. Assurance from PCC that nothing is going on from NCC, informed as neighbouring council until work is finished.

5. Health & Safety – no H&S on site, no security.

6. Who still owns the land?

7. Has work stopped until site investigated?

8. EN when receive planning application, can we have a copy.


  • 12/01120/FUL – Construction of 4 bed detached dwelling at land to rear of 2 Yarwell Road, Wansford – no comments to make, no objections were raised.


  • 12/01189/WCMM – Consultation on Without Compliance (Mineral/Waste) Variation of condition 1 of planning permission 10/00488/WCMM to vary the completion date of the permitted infilling from 31/07/2012 to 31/07/2013 at Cross Leys Quarry, Leicester Road, Wansford, Peterborough – no objections.


  1. Minutes of meeting held on 10th September 2012:

The minutes were agreed as a true and accurate record.


  1. Matters arising from the Minutes:

30mph signs – Cllr Burrows has distributed to nearly everyone in the village, a few

left to be handed out.  It was suggested that our thanks are passed to Cllr John Holdich for

obtaining the signs for the village.


Tree Warden visit – visit went very well, no further correspondence received from



Roundabout – Cllr Stevens still in discussion, representatives of PCC to attend next

meeting if possible to discuss roundabout, bridge, parking near Church, A47, Old

Leicester Road and Peterborough Road, downgrading Old Leicester Road, gritting etc.


Village Map – agenda item.


Underpass – a request has been made for the Fix It Van to clean up area, a further check

to be made before a reminder is sent to them if required.  It was reported that there were

three street lights not working, Cllr Stevens will check and advise clerk.


  1. Finance:

Invoice Parish Clerk – Salary – £170.90

Invoice Parish Clerk – Tax – £111.02

Invoice Moore Stephens – Annual Audit – £176.40

The above invoices were agreed for payment.


  1. Leasing of Land – Nene Close:  Brian Davis of PCC is on holiday until 16th, Cllrs Burrows and Forward will contact him on his return to look at progressing.


  1. Toddlers Play Area: Several residents from Nene Close were in attendance at meeting to express their concerns about the proposed plans to site toddlers play area in Nene Close.  Their concerns were taken on board which consisted of:


We don’t want a play area there – main contention

It will encourage older children and potential vandalism

Who will use it


There were supporters for the Play Area present who thought it would enhance the village.


Cllr Stannage proposed that we move the process on a stage further, seconded by Cllr Pearson, all other Cllrs in agreement.


It was agreed that we would arrange to hold an “open forum” from 10 am to 12 noon on the 8th December in the Community Hall where we would have to hand a design of how the play area would look.  We would need to advertise in Living Villages, complete a leaflet drop to all in the village inviting them along particularly residents in Nene Close to discuss and view designs.  Some members of the Parish Council would need to be in attendance.  Cllr Sortwell will prepare item for November edition of Living Villages advertising open forum.


  1. Village Notice Board/Map: Cllr Sortwell circulated proposed Notice Board i.e. Lectern style – cost approximately £998.40.  It was agreed to ask Cllrs Holdich and Lamb to see if they would help with funding.  All Cllrs were happy for Cllr Sortwell to produce the design for the board.


  1. Cambridgeshire 2012 Parish Funding Fair – 19th November 2012: Cllr Burrows will attend and possibly Cllr Pearson.


  1. Code of Conduct: Cllrs Stannage and Forward to email forms to Parish Clerk, all others received from councillors.


  1. Correspondence:  Seeds Field – Tree Officer was not advised when hedge cut down and advised that the WPC could insist that hedges are replaced.  It was agreed that we would write to the Tree Officer and request that this is done.


  1. Matters for Consideration:  None
  1. Reports from Councillors:

Thornhaugh & Wansford Parish Council Burial Ground Maint Committee – Mr Treserden has sold his house and is now moving away. Cllr Pearson has now taken over as Chairman.  Funds are in a good state.


  1. Dates of next meetings in the Community Hall:

Monday 12th November 2012  Monday 10th December 2012


The meeting closed at 9.30 p.m.


Cllr Sortwell will be late at next two meetings, apologies in advance.

Cllr Stevens will not be available for 10th December meeting, apologies in advance.


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