WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL
Peldon Great Wigborough Little Wigborough Salcott Virley
Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th February 2010.
Present: Frances Fergus, Jane Banks, Nicky Ellis, Robert Davidson, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Kevin Bradshaw, Sam Knill Jones, Kevin Bentley and 3 public
Apologies for absence: Andrew Ellis
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed and signed by the chairman
Borough Councillors: Peter Martin is the new leader of the County Council. The forthcoming budget has been decided and our council tax is to rise by 1.9% which works out to 38p a week per household.
Bad pot holes have been attended to quickly after being reported, less urgent ones are placed on a list and will be dealt with in due course. Owing to the bad weather there are many.
There is a new pilot scheme in this area beginning in April offering 5 to 19 year olds half price bus fares.
Helping Businesses Scheme is working well with lending money to help with cash flow for small businesses.
Apprenticeship Scheme is also working well to help train young people in certain skills getting them ready for work.
So far 12 post offices have been reopened and this figure is hoped to reach 36 in 3 years time.
More trees are to be taken down along Layer Road with the reservoir expansion scheme.
Certain planning matters will be chased up and looked into.
Public-Have Your Say: None
Declarations of Interest: None
Police Report: To assist us with our campaign on speeding through our villages the Police will be using speed guns in the near future.
100059 Proposal: Removal of existing flat roof to garage, increase in eaves height and replacement with new pitched roof to match adjacent at Marshlands, The Street, Salcott
100063 Proposal: Agricultural building to house livestock pens and feed hay-straw winter storage occasional livestock use at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
Notice of Planning Decisions:-
091543 Proposal: Two storey side extension at Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott – Permission Refused
101524 R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for February £353.53
101525 Lappset – Peldon play equipment repairs and new see-saw £4410.96
101526 Salcott Village Hall – hire £150.00
101527 T Simmons – play area inspection £30.00
The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 9th March 2010 at 7.30pm.
Our Parish Councillors are up for election this year and anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should look for details on the notice boards at the end of March.
BTCV is carrying out clearance work on Moss Hay on 28th and 31st March and anyone can join in. To ensure there are enough tools and refreshments please phone the clerk with names.