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PC Minutes 10th July 2012


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 10th July 2012.

Present: Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Kevin Bentley and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Terry Sutton

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

Borough Councillors: All reported pot holes and road repairs are being addressed systematically. provides details of where and when this work will be carried out with maps.  Report any potholes noticed to the clerk to be sent on to ensure they receive attention.

Money from the Reservoir Community Fund allocated for an Education Centre is still in the early stages of discussion as there are many problems arising for this project to take off.

County broadband scheme is being held up by the EU Commission to agree.

A couple of matters were reported to Kevin to take up for us.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Nicky for discussion on planning application 121099 and refrained from joining in the discussion

  1. Police – no crimes reported in our villages
  2. Playgrounds – replacement swing chain tails have been bought for Salcott and will be fitted shortly, also replacing the bark with rubber clippings at Salcott is in hand but the weather has not been suitable for this job and may not now be carried out before the school holidays as was originally planned.  It will be done as soon as possible. Terry will cut the hedge at Salcott meadow and Barry will be asked for similar work at Moss Hay.  Work at Peldon resulting from the annual report has all been carried out and also erection of Dog Fouling signs.
    Having received a grant from the Big Society Fund Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to go forward with the replacement of the basketball pad on Moss Hay and hopefully use the money from Terry Sutton for the shortfall if it fits the criteria.
  3. Code of Conduct – councillors must fill in the Register of Interests form and the Parish Council should accept the new Code of Conduct.  We will inform Andrew Weavers (CBC Monitoring Officer) that we agree with West Bergholt Parish Council about the appointing of only one Parish Councillor on the Complaints Panel who would not have a vote.
  4. Great Wigborough illuminated 30 mph sign – we will contact ECC Highways to enquire about moving this sign to face the other way and be near the start of the houses when approaching from Salcott and also request another sign for Peldon when approaching from Wigborough on the Lower Road.
  5. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group Meeting – all work has been slowed down due to the weather. Avocet nests have been found for the first time. Passing signs at the lay-bys have been erected along School Lane.
    Community Fund – Phil has our agreement to vote for the Abberton & Langenhoe Village Hall extension application if the criteria for these funds are improved satisfactorily.
  6. Possible funds from Borough Councillors for the Wigs and Salcott & Virley – Kevin and Andrew have yet to decide how to use their funds as they have several villages on their patch
  7. Broadband and Website – Abberton and Langenhoe are to join forces with our project for high speed broadband.  John was absent for an update.
  8. Actions and Reminders List – updated


121070 Proposal: Variation of condition 2 of 102366 – to build porch with pitched gable roof as opposed to approved lean-to roof at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

121120 Proposal: Infill extension to create new bedroom – in part replacing demolished extension at Fourways, Barnhall Road, Salcott

121099 Proposal: Replacement three bedroom dwelling and detached car port. Ref: COL/1397/81 at Ransomes, Wigborough Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

120749 Certificate of Lawfulness has been completed for use of outbuilding as ancillary and incidental residential use at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon

120858 & 120860 (Listed Building) Proposal: Remove defective bow window to existing kitchen and replace with new timber window and remove all black paint/stain etc. from existing internal exposed oak beams, joists and studs via a gentle chemical free hot water vapour process at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Permission and consent granted

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 11th September 2012 at 7.30pm.