Parish Council Meeting – 8th October 2020 – Agenda

To members of the Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of Babraham Parish Council to be held remotely on Thursday 8 October 2020 at 19:30 for the purpose of considering and resolving the business as set out below.

Please could Councillors ensure they read the agenda notes and supporting documents circulated via email prior to the meeting.

Members of the public and press are invited to address the Council at this meeting during the Public Participation Time.

Members: 5        Quorum: 3

The meeting will be conducted remotely using Zoom

Part I: Non-Confidential Information

2010/01               To receive and approve apologies for absence

2010/02               To receive members’ declaration of interest for items on this agenda

2010/03               To sign and approve minutes of meeting dated 10 September 2020

2010/04                Exclusion of the public

To determine which items, if any, from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded.

2010/05                Public participation time: 15 minutes are allocated

2010/06                Report from South Cambridgeshire District Councillor P McDonald

2010/07                Report from Cambridgeshire County Councillor K Cuffley and R Hickford

2010/08                Report from Babraham Research Campus (BRC) representative

2010/09                Clerk’s report

2010/10                Coronavirus

To note or review communications from local and national authorities, views and actions from Parishioners and other publics. To resolve on actions for Parish Council.

To note that Cllrs have all confirmed all personal data relating to shielding has been destroyed.

2010/11                Zero Carbon opportunities

To review proposals on Parish initiative, consider costs and resolve on any actions.

2010/12                Cambridge Great Park

To consider proposals for a Cambridge Great Park and resolve on any actions. Initial proposals reviewed at 2003/25.

2010/13                Local Plan and local developments

To note documentation on call for sites and particular attention to two included sites in the Parish for 5000 dwellings submitted by Bidwell’s on behalf of Cheveley Park Farms. Cllrs to review and to resolve on any actions.

2010/14                Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP): A1307

To consider recent works on A1307, Schemes 6 (Babraham Research Campus crossing etc, realignment of bus stop, etc and carriageway resurface) and 7 (Babraham High Street junction, bus lanes, safety improvements, including traffic island), and to resolve on any actions.

2010/15                Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP): Transport and Parking Proposals

To consider presentations to Council, communications and proposals on routing of novel transport solutions and location and servicing of P&R and to resolve on any actions.

2010/16                Traffic calming

To note report on costings for privately delivered speed control systems. To consider Council’s actions to provide traffic calming and to agree expenditure.

2010/17               Independent transport report

To consider action by Stapleford and Great Shelford Parishes on a review of transport and resolve on actions for Parish Council.

2010/18                Traffic and transport

To review traffic and transport issues affecting the Parish and resolve on any actions.

2010/19                 Street Lighting

To review correspondence and resolve on actions on street lighting.

2010/20                Budget

To review documentation in preparation for 2021 Budget.

2010/21                Clerk appraisal and salary

To note response from Yorkshire Tax Bureau on back pay from salary increase on 1 April.

2010/22                Review Policies

To review and approve, if agreed, Parish Council Policies.

2010/23                Defibrillator

To review activities and resolve on actions on to ensure correct operation of defibrillator.

2010/24                Review of audit and payroll providers

To consider undertaking review of audit and payroll providers.

2010/25                Neighbourhood Plan

Cllrs to consider report from Cllr Attwood and to resolve on any actions.

2010/26                Communications

Cllrs to consider communications with Parishioners, such as road closures and the Call for Site, areas for improvement and to resolve on actions.


2010/27                Receipts (as of 30 September2020)

Parish precept from SCDC, Sept 2020-Mar 2021: £ 6,127.50.

HMRC refund of VAT paid (Oct 19 to Mar 20): £1,216.78.

2010/28                Payments (as of 30 September2020)

Don Powell                                            Salary Sept, incl. backpay            £373.48
Don Powell                                            Keyboard                                       £29.99
Don Powell                                            Travel September                            £8.46
Don Powell                                          Costs                                          £411.93
HMRC                                                    Tax                                                £93.40
Ionos: 3 DD (3 Sep)                               Mail and web services                   £30.00
Haven Power: 3 DD (15 Sep)                 All periods                                     £40.73
Cambs ACRE                                         Membership                                  £57.00
Total (as of 30 Sep)                                                                                 £633.06

A full list of payments will be circulated and reviewed at the meeting.

2010/29                        Purchases

Clerk request permission to purchase 1 TB back-up drive at cost of less than £75, such as WD My Passport 1 TB, currently £47.99 from Amazon.. Clerk to request permission to purchase 2 x 500 sheets A4 paper at a cost under !12.

2010/30                Balances and Bank Reconciliation at 30 September2020

Balances held

Unity Current A/C balance                    £18,155.26

Unity Savings A/C balance                     £61,242.84

Total                                                       £79,398.10

2010/31                Unity Bank

To note Clerk report on Bank signatories.


2010/32           Planning Applications (as of 30 September2020)

None was received as of this date.

2010/33           Planning decisions (as of 30 September2020)

20/01932/HFUL: Yorke House High Street Babraham CB22 3AG; Two storey side extension and other works; Nick Silk. Approved.

2010/34          Planning Department performance

To note email letters from Stephen Kelly and to consider response to Greater Cambridge Planning on lack of consultation with Council and Parishioner on development in the Parish.

2010/35          Correspondence

Cllrs to note:

  • Microasphalt programme
  • Coronavirus activities and support services
  • Parish Council and Community Group (SCDC)
  • SCDC newsletters and Parish bulletins
  • Cambridgeshire County Council newsletters
  • Planning Department bulletin

2010/36          Items to report and inclusion in the next meeting

Date of next meeting: Thursday 12th November 2020 at 7:30pm

2010/37           Part II: Confidential Information

Exclusion of the Press and the Public:  To resolve that in accordance with Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and by reason of the confidential nature of the remainder of the business, the Press and the Public be excluded from the meeting.

Signature: Don Powell 30 September 2020

Don Powell, 68 Woodland Road, Sawston, CB22 3DU

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