Parish Council Meeting Agenda: 12 November 2020

To members of the Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of Babraham Parish Council to be held remotely on Thursday 12 November 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 conferencing using the following details

Topic: Babraham Parish Council Meeting 12 November 2020

Time: Nov 12, 2020 07:30 PM London

Meeting details will be available on this page on the day of the meeting.

                        Part I: Non-confidential information

2011/01           To receive and approve apologies for absence

2011/02           To receive members’ declaration of interest for items on this agenda

2011/03           To sign and approve Minutes of Meeting dated 8 October 2020

2011/04           Exclusion of the public

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

2011/05           Public participation time: 15 minutes are allocated

2011/06           Report from South Cambridgeshire District Councillor P McDonald

2011/07           Report from Cambridgeshire County Councillor K Cuffley and R Hickford

2011/08           Report from Babraham Research Campus (BRC) representative

2011/09           Clerk’s report

2011/10           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.

2011/11           Zero Carbon opportunities

To consider any response to proposal and resolve on any actions.

2011/12          Cambridge Great Park

To consider and resolve on any actions on proposals for a Cambridge Great Park.

2011/13           Local Plan and local developments

Cllrs to review and to resolve on any actions on Call for Sites and SCDC Local Plan.

2011/14          Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP): A1307

To consider works on A1307, response to Council comments and to resolve on any actions.

2011/15           Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP): Transport and Parking Proposals

To note consultation, engagement with Parishioners and other stakeholders and response to GCP from Council.

To consider routing of novel transport solutions and P&R and to resolve on any actions.

2011/16          Traffic calming

To consider expenditure and Council’s actions to provide traffic calming and to resolve on any actions.

2011/17          Independent transport report

To consider transport review proposed by Stapleford and Great Shelford Parishes and resolve on actions.

2011/18           Traffic and transport

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

2011/19          Street Lighting

To review correspondence and resolve on actions on street lighting.

2011/20          Budget

To review draft 2020-21 Budget and, if agreed, resolve to adopt.

2011/21         Precept

To consider SCDC notification of Precept calculation for comment by 18 November 2020 and return by 20 January 2021.

2011/22          Policies

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

2011/23          Defibrillator

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

2011/24          Neighbourhood Plan

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

2011/25          Communications

Cllrs to review proposals for improved communications with Parishioners and resolve on actions.


2011/26           Receipts (as of 5 November 2020)

No receipts were received in the period.

2011/27           Payments (as of 5 November 2020)

Don Powell    Salary October                               £267.28

Don Powell    Backup drive, Amazon, WD 1TB    £49.99

Don Powell    British Legion, wreath                    £21.98

Don Powell    A4 paper, 2 x 500                          £7.00

Don Powell    Travel October                              £7.47

Don Powell   Costs                                          £353.72                 £353.72

ICO                   GDPR Information Commissioners registration        £35.00

HMRC              Income tax                                                                £66.80

British Legion Street poppies                                                           £50.00

Ionos: 3 DD    Mail and web services (Inv. 17 Oct)                           £30.00

Haven: 3 DD  Electricity for lighting, all periods (Inv., 2 Nov)            £40.73

Total (as of 5 November)                                                              £576.25

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

2011/28                Purchases (as of 5 November 2020)

No proposals received by this date.

2011/29           Balances and Bank Reconciliation at 30 October 22020

Balances held

Unity Current A/C balance       £ 16530.73

Unity Savings A/C balance      £ 61242.84

                           Total            £ 77773.57

 2011/30           Unity Bank

To note Clerk report on Bank signatories.

2011/31           Bookkeeping software

To review software options and, if agreed, approve payment.

2011/32           VAT reclaim

To review and, if agreed, proposed reclaim of VAT presented by Clerk.


2011/33           Planning Applications (as of 31 October 2020)

For information only, no action required: soft landscaping and boundary works conditions on H/1:b. S/3729/18/COND4, S/3729/18/COND7.

For information only, consultation closed: seeking approval of reserved matters for site adjacent to 6 Blacksmiths Close. 20/01475/REM.

Cllrs to note Applications going to planning committee on 11/11/2020 in email from Greater Cambridge Planning, 02 November 2020 09:57.

2011/34           Planning decisions (as of 31 October 2020)

Application withdrawn; erection of fence, Church Farm House Sawston Road. 20/03423/HFUL.

2011/35                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.

2011/36           Correspondence

Cllrs to note:

  • Correspondence from Mr Chapman (BRC: email, 20 October)
  • Chief Constable briefing (email, 21 October)
  • COVID updates from Cllr Cuffley (emails)
  • Rough sleeping survey 2020 (email, 4 November)

2011/38           Items to report and inclusion in the next meeting

                                        Date of next meeting: Thursday 14 January 2021 at 7:30pm

2011/39           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 5 November 2020

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

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