Category Archives: Parish Council

The Parish Council  has a number of functions within the village. First and foremost, it is a representative body of the electorate of Kings Ripton. Councillors make decisions which affect the lives of all those living in the village and it is therefore important that they are in touch with the views of the residents. If you have any issue which you would like to discuss with one of your local  Councillors, please see the contact details below. 

July 6th draft minutes

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Approved minutes May 2021

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Standing Orders

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Kings Ripton Parish Council

Kings Ripton Parish Council

Chairman:             Mr Paul Bassitt

Parish Clerk:         Mrs Irene Healiss                                                                

Address:                5 Blenheim Road, Ramsey, PE261AL              

Tel:                         07866758445



NOTICE OF MEETING:    Full Council

TIME:                                    7:15pm

DATE:                                    Tuesday 6th July 2021

VENUE:                                Village hall, School Lane, Kings Ripton, PE28 2NL

Following the lifting of restrictions allowing Councils to meet virtually, this meeting will take place at Kings Ripton village hall. 

Please read the following instructions carefully: –

  • do not attend if you are currently experiencing Covid symptoms or should be self-isolating. 
  • upon arrival attendees will be required to register themselves with Track and Trace via the app, and if this is not possible a manual register will be completed. 
  • please wear a mask at all times and adhere to the current social distancing regulations- hands, face, space, fresh air. 

For members of the public wishing to attend, the Council encourage you to register your place. This will allow for better monitoring room numbers following Covid-19 safety processes. You can either register your place by contacting the Clerk directly (details above) or via the link:

All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend for the purposes of considering and resolving the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out below.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend the meeting and time will be made during the meeting for members of the public to address the Council.

Irene Healiss, Clerk to Kings Ripton Parish Council

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                                                                                                                                                                                Irene Healiss

 30th June 2021

MEMBERS: 5            QUORUM: 3

Public Participation

This section (at the Chairman’s discretion may last up to 15 minutes) is to ask questions of, and make comments, regarding the Parish Council.  Questions not answered at this meeting will be answered in writing to the person asking the question or may appear as an agenda item for the next meeting.


0015/06-21          To receive and approve apologies for absence.

0016/06-21          To receive Disclosable Interests Declarations.

Members of the Council are subject to the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interest) Regulations 2012. All dispensation requests must be made to the Clerk prior to the meeting.

0017/06-21          To approve minutes of the meeting on 4th May 2021.

0018/6-21            Matters arising from minutes of 4th May 2021.

0019/6-21            Matters for information and reports.

  1. Receive reports from County and District Councillors.
  2. Presentation by County Broadband representative (15 minutes.)
  3.    Clerk’s laptop and anti-virus – update Cllr P Rayner.
  4.    Costings for standardised Councillor Email addresses – update Cllr P Rayner.
  5. Website accessibility– quote offered by external company to meet compliance requirement.
  6. Policies update- Clerk.

0020/6-21            Village Matters

  1. Defibrillator update – additional account set up by the Clerk.
  2. A141 progression- any updates.
  3. ‘We Out Here’- meeting attended by Cllr R Rayner.
  4. LHI application, SID support team and newly located MVAS – update.
  5. Bury brook footbridge completion– any updates.
  6. Litter picking and road sweeping – Great British Spring Clean update.
  7. Traffic and security concerns within the village.

0021/6-21            Allotments

  • Any updates.


Planning Applications

  • APPLICATION REF – 21/00784/FUL. Proposed grain store at land at Glebe Farm, School Lane Kings Ripton. Comments to be received by 4th June 2021. No formal extension to comments for meeting date offered.


  • None

0023/6-21            Finance

(s150, s111 LGA 1972)

  1. To approve accounts for payment.
  2. To approve the Clerk’s expenditure.
  3. Monthly bank reconciliations – May and June.
  4. To approve 9 hours O/T.
  5. PC Contribution to printer costs.

Payments for June  2021

Clerks SalaryS/O on 24/6/21£115.20 
Clerk SalaryBACS 28/6/21£38.40(O/T outstanding)
HMRCS/O  on 24/6/21£28.80 
HMRCBACS 28/6/21£9.60(O/T outstanding)
Zen InternetD/D on 14/6/21£71.86Annual Charge (sub-domain)
Clerks expensesS/O on 24/6/21£10.00  Home working  
Unity BankD/D on 30/6/21£18Charges

Payments for July 2021

Clerks SalaryS/O on 22/7/21£115.20 
HMRCS/O on 22/7/21£28.80 
Clerks expensesS/O on 22/7/21£10Home working
M.A.MBACS (April, May June) 8/7/21£150.00Parish Maintenance
Bean BookkeepingBACS 8/7/21£65Internal Audit FY20/21

0024/6-21            Matters as agenda items for future consideration (decisions cannot be made under this item)

0025/6-21            Correspondence

Received regarding possible maintenance assistance towards the churchyard.

0026/6-21            The following item is to be held as a closed meeting due to personal information.

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 S1(2).

  • Staffing matters – Clerks employment contract.

To agree the date of the next Parish Council meeting.

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Application reference 21/00784/FUL at Glebe Farm, Kings Ripton

Pathfinder House, St Mary’s Street 

01480 388424 

Huntingdon. PE29 3TN 

Irene Healiss 

5 Blenheim Road, 



PE26 1AL 


PE28 4RW 

Our Ref : 21/00784/FUL 

13th May 2021 

Dear Clerk 


Land At Glebe Farm School Lane Kings Ripton  

Enclosed is the form relating to the above application. 

I would be grateful to receive any views your Council would wish to make in respect of the proposed development. Any representations made should be representations of the Parish Council as such and not of individuals and should include material planning reasons for any recommendation of approval or refusal. 

Residential neighbours abutting the site will be notified of its submission and invited to make comments. I will suggest to them that they may wish to let you have a copy of their comments but would remind you that it is inappropriate to delay your recommendation for this. 

I should be pleased to receive your Council’s views as soon as possible or in any case by 4th June 2021. 


The application including documents and plans, is also available to view from Huntingdonshire District Council’s Web site at It is also possible to submit any comments you care to make direct from this site to this office. Alternatively, you may submit comments by post, email or fax. The quickest way to submit comments is by e-mail to 

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact Planning Reception on Direct Dial 01480 388424 or the case officer Lewis Collins via email to 

Yours faithfully

Clara Kerr 

Services Manager – Growth

Pathfinder House, St Mary’s Street 

01480 388424 

Huntingdon. PE29 3TN 

Head of Planning Services 

Pathfinder House 

St. Mary’s Street 


Cambridgeshire PE 29 3TN 

Application Number: 21/00784/FUL Case Officer Lewis Collins 

Proposal: Proposed grain store. 

Location: Land At Glebe FarmSchool LaneKings Ripton 

Observations of Kings Ripton Town/Parish Council. 

Please √ box as appropriate 

 Recommend approval because ……(please give relevant planning reasons in space below) 

 Recommend refusal because…(please give relevant planning reasons in space below) 

 No observations either in favour or against the proposal  

Irene Healiss Clerk to Kings Ripton Town/Parish Council. (For GDPR purposes please do not sign) Date : 

Failure to return this form within the time indicated will be taken as an indication that the Town or Parish Council do not express any opinion either for or against the application. 

Please send response to email address below:- 

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Certificate of exemption, annual governance statement, accounting statements and annual internal audit 2020-21

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Notice of public rights and publication of annual governance and accountability return (exempt authority) 2020-2021

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Draft minutes for 4th May 2021 meeting and annual parish meeting

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Annual parish meeting and annual meeting of the council

Kings Ripton PC will be holding their Annual parish meeting followed by the annual meeting of the Council on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 7pm via zoom. Necessary codes are dispalyed on the agendas below.

Please contact the Clerk for further information – all are welcome to join!

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Minutes March 15th 2021

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