Cliff Stanton

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) is a new free energy and money saving advice service. LEAP can help you to save money and to keep your home warm and cosy.

Struggling to pay your bills?

Has it been too cold in your home this winter?

Is living in a cold home affecting your health?

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) is a new free energy and money saving advice service. LEAP can help you to save money and to keep your home warm and cosy.

LEAP offers a free of charge in-home advice visit. Our friendly Home Energy Advisors can:

  • install free simple energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs and draught-proofing
  • check if you’re on the best energy tariff
  • arrange a free money advice consultation
  • help you find funding for further energy saving home improvements.


Peterbourough CC ~ Care & Repair

Peterborough City Council’s handyperson scheme offers assistance to households solely occupied by vulnerable, older and/or disabled residents. This service is to maintain, repair and to assist people to continue to live independently in their home and is mainly for small non-urgent repairs.

Please use this link for details.

Rural Crime Report April 2018 for Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Pilsgate, Southey Woods and Ufford

Peterborough Rural crime and information update – 1st to 30th April 2018

Please find enclosed reported crime and incidents of note during the month of April 2018. This report is intended to inform Parish Councils and their communities of issues they should be aware of and will not include incidents such as domestic violence, shoplifting or personal assault for example.

TFMV = Theft from Motor Vehicle            TOMV = Theft of Motor Vehicle        UK = Unknown

Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Pilsgate, Southey Woods and Ufford

  • Heath Road, Helpston 8/4: TFMV – window smashed and gym bag stolen.
  • Walcot Road, Barnack 16/4: TFMV window smashed and handbag stolen.
  • Station Road, Barnack 2223/4: TFMV index plates stolen whilst vehicle was parked in the street.
  • Barnack Hills & Holes 29/4: TFMV – bag stolen from vehicle when owner parked up to walk their dog.

Kind regards

Helen O’Driscoll

Crime Reduction Officer

Important! General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.  It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils.  Local councils and parish meetings must comply with its requirements, just like any other organisation.

General PRIVACY NOTICE for residents and members of the general public.

PRIVACY NOTICE for staff, councillors and Role Holders

Reporting police non-emergencies online

Non-emergency situations can now be reported to the police online if people would rather do so than call 101.

In October last year Cambridgeshire Constabulary re-launched their website with added functionality to report non-emergencies via specially designed forms or a live webchat.

The live webchat option enables people to communicate directly with a member of staff in the control room, just as would be the case when calling 101. Online forms are processed in the same way as a call and the person reporting can expect a response within 24 hours.

Due to the high level of demand there are often queues when calling 101. Reporting online is quick, easy and free of charge.

Superintendent James Sutherland said: “In the digital age people are doing more and more online. I’m pleased that our website now has increased capability to allow people to contact us in this way.


“The system went through a thorough testing process and has been used successfully thousands of times since being introduced.


“Feedback from a recent survey suggested that some people wanted to communicate directly with a person rather than submitting an online form. The webchat function allows people to do exactly that.


“Reports submitted online are treated in the same way as when people call 101 and will receive the same outcome.”


To view the online reporting section of the constabulary’s website visit The live webchat function is available by clicking on the green icon on the bottom right of the page.

Tallington Level Crossing Closures A1175

Temporary Road Closure


Please note it will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road(s) detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area while works progress.


Essential maintenance works by Network Rail

LOCATION:  Tallington Level Crossing (A1175, O/S Map Ref TF 096 086)


23.05 Hrs 23/12/2017 to 08.50 Hrs 24/12/2017

23.05 Hrs 30/12/2017 to 08.50 Hrs 31/12/2017

23.05 Hrs 27/1/2018 to 08.50 Hrs 28/1/2018

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:A1175, A15, A151,A6121,A1175 & Vice Versa

If you have any queries, or require further information, please contact the LCC Customer Service Centre on 01522 782070.

Torpel Manor Book Published

A new book has been published about Torpel Manor in our parish.  The book is Torpel Manor: The Biography Of a Landscape by Frieda Gosling, Steven P. Ashby and Aleksandra McClain.  (ISBN 978-1-9997880-0-1).

The book is the result of an extended collaboration between the local communities of the villages of Helpston, Bainton and Ufford, and staff from the Department of Archaeology, University of York.  It has been made possible by the support of the Langdyke Countryside Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Available from Walkers in Stamford.

Amazon link

High Field Road, Ashton ~ Incidents

There were a number of incidents starting on 25th August where two men attempted to stop motorists and engaged in aggressive behavior.

Please contact the police on 101 as soon as possible if you spot anyone acting suspiciously in the area.  Do not engage with the people involved.  Our PCSO, Michael Courtney-Hunt (, 07525227482), is now aware of all the reported incidents and is keen to prevent this happening again.  Please contact Michael if you spot anything suspicious and let your Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator know.  The Parish Council will monitor the police response.

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