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PC Minutes 13th September 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

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 September 2016.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden, 2 CBC Helpline representatives and 3 members of the public.

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

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

Zone Warden Report: They have been dealing with fly tipping and litter picking. They will be erecting road signs for the Zepfest for us and will also look into various missing road signs where ever possible as most are the responsibility of ECC Highways.

Borough Councillor Report: Comments and opinions on the CBC Local Plan should be returned to CBC by 16th September 2016.  The parish council has agreed to reply individually reflecting the views of all our residents given in the Village Design Statement carried out several years ago.

ECC will be carrying out a survey of road signs which may be a step nearer to getting some of our missing ones reinstated.

The parish council wanted it to be reported back to CBC that planning applications often have unsatisfactory plans, drawings and forms etc making it impossible to return informed constructive comments and therefore fears that the planning officers are unable to make balanced decisions either.

Public-Have Your Say: A large pot hole near the Rose will be reported and the parish council would encourage all residents to report any pot holes they encounter on the ECC website in the ‘My Street’ section.

Declarations of Interest: Liz and Robert Davidson for Local Plan discussion.

  1. CBC Helpline Presentation was given explaining all the different services and alarms/bleepers that they can provide at a very reasonable cost in order to help people to maintain their independence living in their own homes with peace of mind for them and their families/carers. They can be contacted on 01206 769779 or email helpline@colchester.gov.uk or visit the website helplineplus.co.uk
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – all are in good order and all annual inspection requirements have been met. The new fencing at Salcott playground has now been fitted. We are seeking a replacement person for the monthly maintenance service at Moss Hay, if anyone is interested please contact the clerk 01206 735367. Vandals at Moss Hay are constantly destroying the dog fouling signs and the Parish Council requests that anyone who sees this behaviour to please notify the clerk or a Peldon Councillor as this is extremely tiresome and costly.  Meanwhile the dog fouling situation will be closely monitored. An over grown hedge near the Moss Hay playground will be cut back in due course as will an overgrown footpath on Pete Tye Common if at all possible.
  3. Code of Conduct – Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed that the Code of Conduct suitably revised this year be accepted and adopted by the parish council and subsequently displayed on the website.
  4. Speed Survey, ECC Engineers, and Leaflets – no update and will be looked into.
  5. Pub is the Hub Grant – The parish council is only too pleased to support this project of restaurant expansion and a book-swap area and will send a letter accordingly.
  6. Neighbourhood Watch Scheme – A local resident is creating a community group on Facebook, to be called The Winstred Eye, to add another option to the range of communications available to the community. The initial objective is to provide an alternative to a conventional Neighbourhood Watch scheme taking advantage of the immediacy afforded by mobile technology.
  7. Request for Dog Bin – It was agreed that another bin was not necessary and the parish council would encourage people to either use the bin that is already there or take home their bags to put with their own rubbish. Further, this is National Trust land.
  8. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

161934 Proposal: Application for an existing lawful certificate at Church Wharf, The Street, Salcott
162038 Proposal: Garden/sunroom addition to recreational facility at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
161167 Proposal: Amended plans – retention and refurbishment of two Grade 11 listed buildings on site. To demolish the modern extensions/alteration to the existing dwelling (Forge Cottage) and replace these with a new extension that enhances the building. Restore and repair etc. at Forge Cottage, Church Road, Peldon
161168 Listed building application as above
162039 Proposal: Replacement storage barn including replacement of damaged concrete base and regularization of use of siting of caravan on land adj. to Mehalah, The Strood
162229 Proposal: Single storey rear house extension and single storey detached cart lodge at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon
162247 Proposal: Outline application for erection of five dwellings at Heritage Pension, St Ives Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

161283 Proposal: Change of use of an existing barn to residential accommodation at New Hall, Copt Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional
161284 Listed Building application as above
161031 Proposal: Provision of additional dwelling accommodation within existing garage at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve conditional
161446 Proposal: Demolition of existing dilapidated outbuildings and construction of a detached triple cart lodge garage and attached outbuilding at St Ives Farm – Refuse

Finances:

101894 Headstart Fencing – Salcott playground£4,380.26
101895 PKF Littlejohn LPP – External Audit£120.00
101896 Mr B Gooding – Moss Hay playground repairs£532.24
101897 Stuart Brown – painting triangle bench£250.00
101898 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – Aug and Sept£853.64

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th October 2016 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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