Bainton and Ashton Parish Council (BAPC) met on 8 May in the Reading Room with 16 parishioners present. Refreshments were provided and we began with the Annual Villages Meeting where reports from BAPC, Allotment Association, Buttercross Club, Bainton Reading Room, Neighbourhood Watch and Speedwatch were presented. Detail of the reports will be available in due course and as usual on notice boards and on the website as will the minutes of the ordinary BAPC meeting that followed.
In the meantime we report:
The retirement of Graham Fletcher as chair of BAPC. At the end of the Annual Meeting Graham announced his retirement and resignation as chair and as a councillor. This marks the end of 10 years of dedicated, solid, distinguished, unfaltering service to our community in the BAPC chair during which time Graham missed just one council meeting. Outside the regular statutory meetings, Graham’s incredible personal contribution utilising sizeable portions of his own time, thought, energy and his sheer physical effort cannot be overstated. We thank him most sincerely on behalf of all parishioners for having our villages at the very top of his priority list all these years. Graham, BAPC will miss you but we wish you a long and happy future life in Bainton.
Bainton and Ashton in Bloom
We are delighted to learn that our bid to the Communites Fund at Peterborough City Council has been reviewed and approved. We are one of only five community projects awarded in the first round of competitive bid assessments by the Peterborough Together Partnership Board. The full official summary description states:
“Bainton and Ashton Parish Council – £1,637.86 to bring together young and old residents to create a colourful spring bloom for all local people and walkers/cyclists. The project will specifically seek to involve families with children, elderly residents at risk of isolation/loneliness and social housing residents not already involved in village activity. Plantings will be on show and a series of village open days will take place in spring 2020 to establish a wider community partnership and enable local people, invited groups and passing walkers/cyclists to enjoy some colour at a usually grey time of year.”
We thank Bainton resident David Hare for the idea and his detailed plans that formed the basis of the bid. Watch out for further information from David and BAPC in the next Parish News.
Planning notices reviewed:
· Poplar Farm, Bainton Green Road, Ashton. 19/00416/HHFUL and 19/00416/HHFUL. Two storey and single storey rear extensions, erection of a pergola at the rear and demolition of barn.
· Swallows’ Rest, Ufford Road, Bainton.19/00446/CTR Sycamore tree – fell
· 1 St Marys Close, Bainton. 19/00581/HHFUL. First floor extension over attached garage, single storey front extension and erection of detached garage
A further vacancy arises following the resignation Graham Fletcher. Notices will be posted but if anyone is interested in joining BAPC please do not hesitate to contact Catherine (clerk) or councillors Susie Lucas, Cliff Stanton and/or Chris Womack who will be happy to provide you with more information and answer any queries.
BAPC welcomes input from parishioners whether in writing, in person directly to councillors and you are very welcome in fact positively encouraged, to attend our regular meetings. At each meeting there is an opportunity for residents to speak and the next meeting is on Tuesday 2 July at 7.30pm in Bainton Reading Room.