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PC Minutes 12th October 2010


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th October 2010.

Present: Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Les Lapwood, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Nettie, Knill Jones, John Walker, Lynne Simmons, Terry Sutton and 6 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all with the correction to ‘Some positions’ instead of ‘Senior positions’ in the Borough Councillors’ section.

Borough Councillors: a report was read out explaining that the last planning application for a ‘managed woodland’ at Bellwood has been refused by the CBC Planning Committee and they have requested that direct action is taken to turn the site back to an agricultural field. This would involve the removal of the caravan, tractor cover, cesspit, hardcore, shingle and services such as water and electricity.

The dumped fridge/freezer along School Lane has been reported and will be removed shortly.

Public – Have Your Say: There are still outstanding jobs that need completing in helping with the flooding problem at Salcott.  ECC Highways will be contacted again.  The proposed ‘Flood Meeting ‘with various bodies will be chased up yet again. Virley Hall drain has been dug out.

Refurbishments to Salcott Village Hall were noticed and the details brought to our attention.  It does look and feel splendid and Salcott are to be congratulated on their fund raising that has managed to fund such wonderful improvements.

Garden waste has been dumped in Salcott creek which is an offence and the Environment Agency will prosecute.

Parking on the pavement in Salcott Street will be reported to the Police.

Les Lapwood was co-opted onto the parish council and was welcomed by all.

Declarations of Interest: Les for item 5 and Lynne for item 8.

  1. Abberton Reservoir expansion – liaison group meeting report – the reservoir is probably at its lowest ever now but will be pumped in future, concrete crushing has finished, newts had delayed certain works but have naturally moved on now.  The new inlet pipe and the higher road works will begin shortly and the new dam footprint is in place.  There is to be a new footpath in Layer from The Fox to the Church that is scheduled to cost a huge amount of money to be inspected on completion.
  2. Emergency Plan – updating our plan is required as certain contact names are no longer parish councillors.  Robert and Sam will be contacted to ask if they would still be willing to be of assistance in an emergency with regard to useful equipment like tractors and Robert for retaining an emergency phone number when all other phones would not be working.
  3. Sparklers – a very well prepared updated Health and Safety plan by Robert Kean was presented for the Sparklers to the parish council for this year’s event.
  4. 2011 Census – CBC are encouraging everyone to fill in their form and return it.   The government funding for Colchester is greatly reduced for each and every form that is not filled in and returned.  We will decide if there is anything we can do to assist this process being carried out successfully.
  5. Great Wigborough red telephone box – several people had shown an interest but only one person had put in an actual bid in the required time scale and so Jinny proposed, Lynne seconded and all agreed for the parish council to accept this offer.
  6. Goal posts – for Moss Hay are in the process of being refurbished.
  7. Playgrounds – both our maintenance men have signed our contract and will fill in the required forms monthly.  All outstanding jobs have or will be brought up to date shortly.
  8. Salcott crossroads bus shelter alterations – an estimated cost of adapting this bus shelter for rough weather was presented and further quotes will be sort.  A grant from ECC will also be looked into.
  9. Actions and Reminders List – updated as necessary
  10. Flood Partnership Manager – enquiry was answered by us in full with photographs and will be followed up for any progress that might result from this.
  11. The Water Board has given free Mercury Theatre tickets for youths which have been successfully allocated by the Peldon panto organizer.

Notice of Planning Decisions:

101417 Proposal: Temporary use of mobile home as monitoring accommodation for free range chicken egg unit. Also siting of 3 no. mobile hen houses, tractor building, brood and feed shed. (Resubmission of application 091245) at Bellwood, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Permission Refused

101612 Proposal: Replacement house at Grove Bungalow, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – Permission Refused

101837 Proposal: Removal of condition 2 of planning permission 072151 at St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon – withdrawn

Letter from CBC Enforcement to say they will be looking into complaints at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Abberton

Matters at Hillside Farm, Great Wigborough reported to us have been looked into by CBC Planning Enforcement and certain matters must be acted on.

The owner of some land at Peldon has been served a notice on him concerning ‘creating a nuisance’ following the burning of large amounts of trees etc. that are too wet and green.


101572 R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for October                                                                  £353.53

101573 T Simmons – grass cut, play insp, tree cut, replace fence posts                           £260.50

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tuesday 9th Nov 10 at 7.30pm.