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PC Minutes 13th December 2011


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 13th December 2011.

Present: Nicky Ellis, Charles Dymond, Jane Banks, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, John Walker and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

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

Borough Councillors: The really poor state of School Lane, Great Wigborough has been reported to ECC Highways and their complaint of the use of passing places for bird-watching along there is being chased up.  Empty salt bins, one in Church Lane, Great Wigborough and two in The Street, Salcott have been reported and are being chased up.

Public-Have Your Say: The concrete footpath sign for Moss Hay in Church Road is leaning badly.  This had been reported and will be chased up for reinstatement.  A site meeting will take place to sort out the rubble in the ditch problem in the same area.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds – inspection reports for both sites were read out noting a couple of jobs to be carried out in the near future.The rubber clippings for Salcott will be ordered.
  2. Salcott Meadow/Creek – it was agreed for this decision on the request for fencing round the creek would take place next month when the meeting is held at Salcott and also when the RoSPA Water Report has been circulated to interested parties as the other reports have been.  Meanwhile we will be organizing the erection of Water Hazard signs at the entrances of the meadow.
  3. Police – no reports of crime in our villages to our knowledge.
  4. Chairmanship and Vice for the next 2 year period from May – Nicky Ellis will be chairman and vice-chairman is to be decided in the next few months.  The wording in our Constitution may need to be altered to accommodate a change in our pattern routine due to people not wishing to or not being able to take up these challenging roles.
  5. Broadband Update – John provided an update based on the paper circulated at the last meeting.  It was agreed that the chances of getting a grant would be improved if adjoining parishes could be recruited.  Phil felt that this might be welcome in respect of Layer Breton and John undertook to speak with Chris de Courcy-Bower to explore the perception that Abberton and Langenhoe were not impressed with County Broadband and to see whether there was likely to be any interest in working with Winstred Hundred.
  6. Precept/Grant for 2012/2013 –was discussed at length taking into account all necessary spending for this forthcoming year.  A more detailed financial report will be circulated for a decision at the next meeting.  CBC’s interpretation of a Band D property on the precept/grant form will be sort.
  7. CALC meeting – was attended by two of our councillors and a report was given.  The working party had met with Councillor Dopson to discuss the withdrawal of the CBC grant but had appeared not to have made any progress in changing her mind on this matter.
  8. Affordable Housing Enabler meeting – took place at the RCCE offices with two of our councillors to explore ways in which we could receive a better response from any future housing needs surveys we carry out.  A more friendly approach was suggested and we will possibly carrying out another survey in 3 years time.
  9. Actions and Reminders List including Website progress – our list was updated and John has made a good start for taking over the website.


    112135 Proposal: Two storey extension to provide additional kitchen and wc in study space at ground floor also incorporating a utility room. First floor additional bedroom at 9 Sharlands Row, The Street, Salcott

    Notice of Planning Decisions:

    111662 Proposal: Extension to dwelling to provide additional accommodation at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Refused

    111830 Proposal: Front garden wall and improved existing access to residential frontage only at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Refused

    111972 Proposal: Demolition of existing single storey extension, erection of two conservatory style extensions to the rear of the property with single storey cloakroom between and detached double garage to the front of the property at The Farmhouse, Abbots Wick Lane, Great Wigborough – Permission Granted

    Appeal: APP/A1530/A/11/2163764NWF against refusal of planning permission by CBC at Beckton House Farm for proposed agricultural building to store hay crop produced by the farm.

    Appeal: APP/A1530/D/11/2164288 against refusal of planning permission by CBC at Beckton House Farm for proposed extensions and alterations to existing dwelling.

    Appeal Decision: APP/A1530/A/11/2154584 against planning conditions imposed by CBC at Fourways Farm – Appeal Dismissed


    101635 – SLCC – annual subs                                                                         £97.00

    101636 – Mr B J Gooding – play insp and repairs to goal post on Moss Hay            £89.72

    101637 – Tollesbury (St Mary’s) PCC – mag entries                                            £55.00

    101638 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for December                                                £353.53

    101639 – T Hedger – trim of Salcott meadow roadside hedge                            £40.00

    101640 – T Simmons – play insp x 2                                                                £60.00

    The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 10th January 2012 at 7.30pm