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PC Minutes 12th April 2011


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 April 2011.

Present: Les Lapwood, Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Lynne Simmons, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Kevin Bentley, John Jowers and 2 members of public

Apologies for absence: Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillors: Flytipping is a serious problem at present and CBC is working hard to clear up dumped rubbish quickly and also investigate the perpetrators so that they can be prosecuted.  Pete Tye Common is constantly being targeted by offenders and had got quite untidy all over the car park.  The Parish Council would like to express their thanks to the Tamblyns for making an extremely good job of clearing up all the loose bits and pieces that had been left from endless dumping and collecting.

More applications for Abberton Reservoir Community Fund should be submitted and the procedure for processing applications will be improved. It is felt that Peldon Village Hall should get a decent amount of the funds as it has and will be in the future used for communicating to the public on matters relating to the reservoir works.

The government has allocated a large sum of money for getting all the pot holes mended. In this area the materials used have now been improved and in general and where possible all the pot holes in one road are mended together.

County Councillors: The Localism Bill will probably be passed in November which will bring certain responsibilities back to community level, planning being one them. More training from CBC for parish councillors will be required. The levy on building houses will help to ensure the infrastructure is in place for new developments.

The Big Society Fund is available for rapid response for urgent needs projects.  ECC has saved a large amount of money from backroom jobs rather than shutting libraries, etc.

Community Asset Transfer will release money to give back more to rural villages.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Affordable Housing – one or two discrepancies were found in the RCCE Survey Report that have since been corrected.  At our workshop the level of response was looked at closely and enough people did have their say to process the results and arrive at a stage for a decision.  With a relatively good return of surveys at 28% there was not an overwhelming for or against affordable housing.  Therefore Phil proposed, Charles seconded and all agreed that there hasn’t been proved an adequate need for affordable housing in our villages at this time.  But the parish council would hope to look at the matter in 5 year’s time.  We will inform RCCE of our decision and thank them for their time and effort on this. 
  2. Individual roles for individual Parish Councillors – some parish councillors already take on certain roles particularly with meeting attendance and this will continue with others taking turns on occasions.  Keeping an eye on the playgrounds will be taken on by two parish councillors, setting up of the halls for our meetings will be shared by all and the wide subject of communications will need more time to consider properly.  Our finances and budgeting will be more closely looked at in these times of cut backs and our Emergency Plan will be brought up to date and then passed on to one or two parish councillors to keep updated and attend the CBC meetings. Organizing training is another subject that can be the responsibility of one parish councillor.
  3. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Meeting – was attended by two parish councillors this time.  Work has been delayed due to bad weather but has now resumed including work on the B1026, ballast and clay extraction and pipe work. Thanks to our chairman for completing the very complicated application process we have been awarded a grant from the Community Fund to help improve the Parish Council website as this is one way of communicating to the public on the reservoir works.
  4. Land outside the Peldon Church – following an enquiry on ownership and registering this land so that the Church could lay pipe work underground, a letter has been sent to the Church Warden to explain our position on this and a phone call of thanks followed.  The ownership of this land is not established and therefore it cannot be registered.
  5. Salcott crossroads bus shelter alterations – the manufacturers who are supplying the timber will be contacted again for a delivery date. 
  6. Dog Fouling on Moss Hay – a great deal of time and effort has taken place so far to try and eliminate this problem.  Paint spraying round messes and visiting to keep a watchful eye has been carried out on numerous occasions. There is some progress but there are some dog owners that are still being irresponsible and inconsiderate.  New signage is being made and will be erected soon. 
  7. Wigboroughs Village Hall – a grant has been obtained from ECC for this project and a small sum from CBC for the use of the car park for the election. The Parish Council can now be reimbursed for the money it has spent so far. Work can now carry on with this project, to form a management committee and then establish the people’s opinions as what should happen to this dilapidated building.
  8. Actions and Reminders – updated



110058 Proposal: Erection of 5 houses with garages at former Peldon Garage site

110076 Proposal: Demolition of existing village hall and erection of new at Peldon

110554 Proposal: Rear facing dormer over converted garage to form dressing room at The Anchorage, Lower Road, Peldon

110534 Proposal: Construction of a 40m x 20m equestrian ménage for domestic use in field to rear of 2 Sherwins Cottages at 2 Sherwins Cottages, Abbots Wick Road, Great Wigborough


Planning Decisions:

102622 Proposal: Certificate of lawful use for existing use of land as private garden at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott has been granted

110185 Proposal: Erection of 50cm freesat dish on chimney facing east, top to be less than 60cm above ridge of roof at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Permission Refused

110220 Proposal: 2 storey side and rear extension at Wayside Cottage, Colchester Road, Virley – Permission Granted

110232 Proposal: Reinstatement of previous solid floor construction across ground floor at Moor Farm, Colchester Road, Peldon – Consent given

110105 Proposal: Garage extension at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon – Permission Granted



101597 – CALC – annual subs                                                                                     £35.00

101598 – EALC & NALC – annual subs                                                                        £277.45

101599 – B J Gooding – play insp x 3                                                                           £90.00

101600 – R S Pullen – office use, heat, light, etc.                                                        £250.00

101601 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for April                                                                   £353.53

101602 – R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses, paper, ink, travel, etc                                       £160.87

101603 – Anglia Inspection Services Ltd. – Playgrounds annual inspection                       £186.00

101604 – T Simmons – play insp x 2, grass cut                                                         £100.00

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 10th May 2011 at 7.30pm and will be the Parish Assembly and AGM.