Scam Alert – Argos

Follow Up Calls Computer Software Service Fraud




at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall 

Present:   Councillors                   

J Hill                        

P Thompson                         

S Hudspeth                          


J Lill                          

C Fuller                                  

Clerk:   L George

 Chairman’s welcome.

011/18   APOLOGIES :  N Kerr

012/18  OPEN FORUM FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC  Nothing raised by member of public attending. 

013/18   MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 22nd May 2018  Aprroved and signed by Chair after amendments made to attendees (Clerk had been omitted) and ……. Jane Hill – Trustee of Maxey Relief in Need


  1. Peter Tebb’s Visit (005/18e) 5 councillors met with Peter Tebb of PCC Highways Department on Thursday 7th June to observe traffic and speeds of vehicles.  Unfortunately, traffic lights were in operation on Peakirk Road, thus slowing the traffic.  However, Chair had sent Mr Tebbs details of past incidents on that road.  Traffic was observed on Suttons Lane, Deeping St James Road and Peakirk Road.  Feedback from P Tebbs stated that unfortunately no speed cameras would be placed on these roads due to their high cost. Repeater speed signs are prohibited in street-lit areas and on Peakirk Road (although there is a stretch on Suttons Lane which does not have street lights), chevron signs would not be able to be erected due to the close proximity to the highway boundary.  P Tebbs said that it was possible to get average speeds from Tom Tom.    He suggested that hand held speed guns could be used to monitor traffic speeds.  It was suggested that a sign stating “Beware – Vehicles in Centre of Road” could be erected at the bend on Suttons Lane.

Cllr Hudspeth stated the branches of a tree at the side of Peakirk Road is obscuring the 30MPH sign.  Clerk to report to PCC to have them cut back.  A further suggestion was to have a “gate” on entering Deeping Gate from Peakirk to make people aware they are entering a 30MPH area.

  • Drainage on Suttons Lane Clerk stated that an email had been sent on 28th May to PCC Highways Department but no reply had yet been received.
  • Potholes in Suttons Lane Photographs of the potholes are still awaited.  Cll Kerr to provide.


  • A comment had been received from a subscriber to the Parish Website regarding the broadband speed received in the Parish provided by British Telecom. Internet speeds are extremely slow and variable.  Clerk informed Cllrs that an email had been sent to Cllr John Holdich but she was still awaiting a reply.  Chair suggested Clerk send emails to Cllr Peter Hiller, Shailesh Vara MP and to Sylvia Radouani of PCC and was also asked to draft a letter on behalf of the Parish Councillors (Chair to sign) to British Telecom.
  • An email had been received by a resident of the Parish regarding vehicles parking on the verge of Lincoln Road near Suttons Lane junction. She had stated that the view of traffic was obscured.  Work is being carried out on a resident’s house.  Chair will visit householder’s home and explain the problem.
  • Chair mentioned an email received from Sylvia Radouani from PCC regarding community litter picking groups. It asked whether any were in place and whether volunteers would be willing to assist across the City.  Clerk reported that she had contacted S Radouani and said that unfortunately, the Parish would be unable to assist due to the small number of volunteers it receives.

016/18  PLANNING

  • 18/00710/CTR Silver Birch – remove split out branch Silver Birch – remove large over extending limb by 2.5m Silver Birch – fell Ash – Fell Weeping Willow – Re-pollard    Site address: 55 Riverside Deeping Gate Peterborough – No objections
  • 17/02442/OUT Outline Planning Application: Outline application with all matters reserved for the erection of up to three detached dwellings Land Adjacent 24 Suttons Lane Deeping Gate Peterborough – Planning permission refused with right to appeal.

017/18   FINANCE  – None


  • Survey of Trees on Riverside Cllr Lill and Cllr Hill met with Colin Larr, Amey Tree Surveyor, to discuss trees on Riverside.  It was agreed that a tree over-hanging 12 Fairfax Way will be cut back.  Other trees were surveyed.  Trees are the property of PCC and Western power.  Clerk was asked to send a letter to Chris Jackson (Colin Larr’s manager) explaining the outcome of the survey and concerns and copies to be sent to Cllr Peter Hiller, Cllr John Holdich and Peter Tebb of PCC Highways Department.
  • Flyers to Promote Parish Facebook Page and Website Clerk suggested that flyers be produced and given to all residents making them aware of these sites.  A recent communication had been received stating that Parish Councils should make their residents aware of their websites.   It was also suggested that a brief description of what the Parish Council can do for residents should be included in the flyer.     The 30MPH self-adhesive stickers had now been received and it was proposed that these be given out on a request basis (see Tribune Entry).
  • Tribune Entries It was suggested that notification of the Parish Website, Facebook page, Clerks’ new local government e-mail address and 30MPH self-adhesive stickers for refuse bins be included in the Tribune.  Cllr Thompson also suggested that thanks to volunteers for the litter pick should also be included. Cllr Fuller asked whether the Parish Litter Pick could be increased from twice a year to three times a year.
  • Overgrown Meadow The meadow at the end of Riverside is cut 3 times a year.  However, vegetation has grown apace.  Clerk was asked to send email asking if this could be done again.
  • Litter Pick on Saturday 16th June 2018 Volunteers were requested for the forthcoming Summer Litter Pick which will commence at 9.30am.  Volunteers to meet at the footbridge on Riverside.  Equipment and refuse bags will be provided but volunteers are advised to bring their own gloves.
  • Parking Restrictions on Riverside Residents on Riverside and Fairfax Way had received a letter and map detailing where the parking restrictions were proposed and asking for their support or objections.  Cllrs agreed that these restrictions were necessary as concerns had been raised about vehicles parking along the riverbank.  The protection of the riverbank is necessary as it is a flood defence.  It was decided that the Parish Council would support the proposal.


  • Clerk was asked to contact James Collingridge of PCC to request a large bin to replace of the current litter bin at Blackgate Bridge.

Meeting closed at 9.35pm .  Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall.








Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill

New Ways to Protect your Neighbourhood

Courier Fraud

Minutes dated 22nd May 2018


held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall

Present: Councillors      J Hill      P Thompson     N Kerr     S Hudspeth     J Lill     G Purllant     C Fuller
001/18 APOLOGIES : None

Chair: J Hill Proposed : P Thompson Seconded: C Fuller
Vice Chair: PThompson Proposed: J Lill Seconded: S Hudspeth
Planning Officer: C Fuller Proposed: J Hill Seconded: P Thompson
Safety Officer: N Kerr Proposed: J Hill Seconded: G Purllant

Non-elective positions held by P Thompson – Trustee of Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall Jane Hill – Trustee of Money Relief in Need


a. Lack of Drainage on Suttons Lane Parishioner explained in detail where drains have been filled in on Suttons Lane. Clerk to meet with him to observe the site and report to Peterborough City Council (PCC).

004/18 MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 10TH APRIL 2018      Chair pointed out that 4a and 4b should have the addition of the word Approved.  Point 5 should have the word NOT taken out as this was typed in error.


a. Blackgate Bridge Clerk to follow up (as this has been ongoing since July 2017 with no repairs being carried out) with PCC.
b. Drainage As mentioned during Open Forum, Clerk to follow up with Peter Tebbs of PCC.
c. Self-Adhesive Signs Clerk reported that these have been ordered through PCC. There had been a problem with the design at the printers. Clerk will contact Claire George of PCC to see when these will be delivered.
d. Memorial Bench Former Councillor, M Martin, wishes a memorial bench (with funds from the Rotary Club) to be purchased in memory of her husband. This will be placed on the flat piece of land beside Deeping St James bridge next to the Deeping Gate Village information board. Clerk to inform Ward Councillor, Peter Hiller, as matter of courtesy.
e. Speeding Several councillors will meet with Peter Tebbs of PCC on Thursday 8th June in order for the latter to observe the speed of traffic using Deeping St James Road, Peakirk Road, Suttons Lane and Maxey Road.


a. Letter received from parishioner dated 2nd May 2018 concerning the poor Broadband and telephone infrastructure within Deeping Gate. He had requested that a letter on behalf of the residents be sent to British Telecom by the Parish Councillors. Chair stated that this problem dated back to May 2012. Clerk was asked to contact PCC in the first instance.
b. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Clerk stated that she had received correspondence regarding the new GDPR. As the parish does not hold any personal date on residents this is not a problem. Users of the new Parish Website will be asked to subscribe to the newsletter, thus giving consent to hold their data.

007/18 PLANNING   18/00824/HHFUL     No objections to planning application. Chair requested that in future, Clerk replies to Planning Department on behalf of the Parish Council.

008/18 FINANCE

a. Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018 – approved and signed by J Hill (Chair)
b. Precept – the Precept had been received from PCC in the sum of £3921.20
c. Internal Audit – Signed by J Hill (Chair)
d. AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18 – Signed by J Hill
e. Payments – Eyelid Productions (Parish website) £645.00 CAPALC membership £215.90 Affordable PC Solutions £160.00 Printer Cartridges £28.99
f. Cllr Thompson suggested that in the event of future printer problems, the Parish Council will purchase a newer printer. All agreed.
a. Pot Holes in Suttons Lane – N Kerr reported that there are potholes in Suttons Lane. J Hill said that potholes will be identified and photographed before reporting to PCC.
b. The litter bin on Suttons Lane appears to be used for domestic waste and grass cuttings instead of general litter. Photographic evidence will be sent to PCC and a request for a larger bin with a lid will be made.


a. Parishioner had asked if lights and traffic lights could be put on Deeping St James bridge. Councillors stated that a survey had been carried out some years ago by PCC and that the reply had been in the negative.
b. J Lill stated that a willow tree on the riverbank (opposite 12 Riverside) needed to be cut back due to concerns regarding the power lines between its branches. She had contacted PCC but asked that Clerk also report concerns with a request for an inspection to be undertaken.
c. C Fuller queried next month’s meeting date. Chair explained that future meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month.
d. G Purllant stated that since the eviction of the travellers on the old Lincoln road, the ditches are full of rubbish, excrement and grass cuttings. Clerk was asked to contact PCC to have this cleared.
e. Clerk was asked to contact Sylvia Radouani of PCC and supply dates of future meetings as she expressed an interest to attend. Councillors were asked to consider topics they would like to discuss with her.
f. Chair reported that a resident had asked if the post box on the corner of Suttons Lane and Lincoln Road could be moved into Suttons Lane next to the Parish Council noticeboard.

Meeting closed at 9.05pm . Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall.

Signed ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Date ……………………………