Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016.
Present: Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Netty Knill-Jones, John Jowers, Pat Moore, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley and 5 members of the public
Apologies for absence: Jackie Maclean
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman and all the Borough Councillors who had recently been voted into office were congratulated by the Parish Council.
Nicky proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for Phil to be the Chairman for the next two years. Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed for Bob to be Vice-Chairman for the next two years. Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as the Financial and Responsible Officer. All necessary forms were filled in and signed accordingly. Thanks were given by all to Lynne for her time as Chairman, particularly as she stepped in at short notice when the previous chairman moved from the area.
Chairman’s Report: Thanks were given to everyone who has been involved in working for the council and our villages be it paid or voluntarily; there was mention of meeting attendance of other bodies by parish councillors, various grant monies received and the parish council’s day to day duties such as commenting on planning applications, playgrounds and fields, flooding issues, highways defects and informing the all the residents on matters of interest and dealing with any concerns or queries brought to us where ever possible.
Financial Report: The parish council finances are in good order with no major expenditure during the year resulting in this financial year completed with a small increase in surplus funds. The External Audit Return will be displayed on the noticeboards and website in accordance with requirements.
Membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, and SLCC: Phil proposed, Bob seconded and all agreed for our continued membership of these associations.
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
Zone Warden Report: None sent but we have been informed of some very unsightly fly tipping in School Lane that was removed by CBC very quickly.
County and Borough Councillor Reports: Well done to Peldon for moving forward with the new village hall project. CBC Local Plan is still being considered and Colchester will be building more houses. The Community Initiative Fund is available again this year for which our villages have benefitted from on many occasions. There will also be fund for just Parish Councils to apply for and not any other groups. A potential flooding matter in Church Road will be followed up. The possibility of a speeding deterrent sign and the siting there of in Peldon is still being considered (see below at item 3). Congratulations were expressed to Phil and Bob for their new positions on the parish council. We are advised that there are one and half units of allotments available at Langenhoe, near the Langenhoe Lion. If you are interested please contact Claire Collett, the Abberton and Langenhoe Parish Clerk. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris de Courcy Bower (email@example.com)
Public-Have Your Say: The speed survey results for the two roads in Peldon were spoken about, excessive litter at a certain field entrance in Peldon was discussed.
Declarations of Interest: None
|160956||Proposal: Erection of double car port at Sunnyside, Colchester Road, Peldon|
|160605||Proposal: New grain store to store grain to 4m at New Potts Farm, Lower Road, Peldon – went before the Planning Committee on 28th April – Approve conditional|
|101883||R S Pullen – clerk’s salary for May||£375.65|
|101884||Anglia Inspection Services Ltd – annual play areas insp.||£234.00|
|101885||Colchester Association of Local Councils – annual subs||£35.00|
|101886||St Mary the Virgin Peldon – churchyard upkeep||£200.00|
|101887||Great and Little Wigborough PCC – churchyards upkeep||£400.00|
|101888||Salcott PCC – churchyard upkeep||£200.00|