Babraham Parish Council: Agenda 6 May 2021

To members of the Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of Babraham Parish Council to be held remotely on 6 May 2021 at 19:00 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: 4        Quorum: 3

The meeting will be conducted remotely using Zoom conferencing using the following details.

Topic: Babraham Parish Council Annual Meeting 6 May 2021

Time: May 6, 2021 07:00 PM London

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                Part I: Non-confidential information

2105/01           To receive and approve apologies for absence

2105/02           To elect a Chairman of the Parish Council for the ensuing year       

2105/03           To elect a Vice Chairman of the Parish Council for the ensuing year

2105/04           For Councillors to sign their acceptance of office forms      

2105/05           To elect Council representatives to outside bodies

2105/06           To receive members’ declaration of interest for items on this agenda         

2105/07           To sign and approve minutes of meeting dated 8 April 2020

2105/08           Exclusion of the public

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

2105/09           Co-option for Vacancy

Cllrs to consider application by members of the public to serve as Councillor by co-option as a result of the resignation of Cllr Thomas (19 March 2021). Vacancy was posted on 25 March: Electoral services declared no request for election was received by 20 April 2021.

2105/10           Public participation time: 15 minutes are allocated

2105/11           Report from South Cambridgeshire District Councillor P McDonald

2105/12           Report from Cambridgeshire County Councillor

2105/13           Report from Babraham Research Campus (BRC) representative

2105/14           Clerk’s report

2105/15           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.

2105/16           Insurance

To review actions in respect of insurance renewal and, if agreed, resolve to approve.

2105/17           Action Plan and Policies

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

2105/18           Year End and Annual Governance and Accountability Return

To note actions on year end (FY 20/21), audit and annual governance documents and any response from regulators and other authorities.

2105/19           Community Governance (Boundary) review

To note review activity and resolve on any actions.

2105/20           Zero Carbon Grants

To consider Parish project development and resolve on any actions.

2105/21           Local Plan and local developments

To review and to resolve on proposals for development, including H/1:c, recent developments, including H/1:b, the Call for Sites and SCDC Local Plan.

2105/22           Transport, traffic and planning

To consider works and proposals by such agencies as Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), Cambridgeshire County Council, (CCC), South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC), Hill developments and others and to resolve on any actions.

2105/23           Traffic calming

To note any correspondence on Parish Council sponsored traffic calming and to resolve on any actions.

2105/24           Street Lighting

To review replacement lighting and correspondence and to resolve on any actions.

2105/25           Defibrillator

To review activities on operation of defibrillator and resolve on any actions.

2105/26           Neighbourhood Plan

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

2105/27          Future meetings, Annual Parish Meeting

To resolve on how to meet after 6 May 2021, when Coronavirus regulations no longer have force and to explore Annual Parish Meeting.


2105/28           Receipts (as of 29 April 2021)

Cllrs to note following receipts.

SCDC                Zero-carbon grant                                   £9835.00

SCDC                Precept six-month H1 FY21/22               £8072.23

2105/29           Payments (as of 29 April 2021)

HMRC                                Income tax, April                                                                       £83.40

Employee       Salary, April                                                                       £334.20

Employee       Travel, April                                                                        £13.41

Employee                        Costs                                                                   £347.61         £347.61

Brookfield                        Bins, March                                                                               £135.00

FRRFD                            Friends Roman Road & Fleam Dyke 21-22                                £30.00

Parish Noticeboard Co    Noticeboard                                                                            £2076.00

Codec Facilities               New bench                                                                                £557.00

Ionos: 3 DD    Mail and web services (Inv 16, 17 Apr)                                                        £30.00

Haven: 3 DD  Electricity for lighting, all periods (Inv. 1 Apr)                                                £40.73

Total (as of 29 April 2021)                                                                                           £3,299.74

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

Cllrs to consider payments and, if minded, resolve to approve.

2105/30                Purchases

Cllrs to consider purchases; quotations and estimates circulated separately and to resolve on any actions.

2105/31           Balances and Bank Reconciliation

Balances held at 29 April 2021

Unity Current A/C balance                    £122,619.08

Unity Savings A/C balance                     £61,242.84

Total                                                     £183,861.92

Cllrs to consider bank reconciliation and, if minded, resolve to approve

2105/32           Unity Bank and Bank Accounts

To review action to open new Bank Account and note actions on Bank signatories.

2105/33           Bookkeeping software

To note actions at year End 20/21 and to open 21/22 using Scribe software.

2105/34           VAT reclaim

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


2105/36           Planning Applications (as of 29 April 2021)

21/00635/HFUL: consultation period closed. 43 High Street Babraham CB22 3AG; Single storey front extension and conversion of existing double garage to create a music room and gym with shower room. Applicant, Mr & Mrs David & Ruth Rowland; Agent, Mr Stephen Clarke.

20/01475/REM: consultation period closed. Land Adj 6 Blacksmiths Close Babraham Cambridgeshire. Approval of all matters reserved following outline planning permission S/2925/16/OL for a development of 1 no detached dwellinghouse with associated car parking. Applicant, David Oxley

2105/37           Planning Decisions (as of 29 April 2021)

None was received.

2105/38           Correspondence

Correspondence was circulated in advance.

2105/39           Items to report and inclusion in the next meeting

                        Date of next meeting: Thursday 10 June 2021 at 7:30pm

2105/40           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, 29 April 2021

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

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