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PC Minutes 13th November 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th November 2018.

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin (chair), Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Dave Taylor, Netty Knill Jones, Zone Warden, County Broadband representative and 11 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: Unfortunately, they are now having to carry out many jobs in the town centre but hopefully, with an additional member, will attend our meetings every other month. Nevertheless, they continue to pick up rubbish and prosecute the fly tippers whenever possible and also dog fouling culprits. Posters put up around the countryside are an offence unless permission is sought from the land owner or permission from Colchester Borough Council Enforcement Manager.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None given

Public-Have Your Say: Were all in attendance for County Broadband information and to report their problems.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. County Broadband Information – The majority of issues and problems occurring before and during the summer have been dealt with and much has been updated with new high capacity equipment installed. County Broadband is a serious contender for a grant which would be available for fibre installation which will increase upload and download speeds to homes enormously but interest for possible uptake is important for it to be a viable proposition for our villages.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – are all in good order and the Community Group has carried out work for us on the greens, footpaths and Moss Hay.
  3. Soldier Silhouettes – 3 have been installed in our villages organized by Borough Councillor Robert Davidson and a local tradesman in honour of lives lost in WW1 for which a donation is requested to cover costs, Robert K proposed, Phil seconded, all agreed with one abstainer for the parish council to buy these at a total cost of £180 noting that they can be auctioned off or sold at a later date and money given to the charity.
  4. Peldon Noticeboard – The existing one has rotted at the bottom so a new metal one will be ordered at an approximate cost of £320 plus a minimal cost for materials for/and fitting for which Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed.
  5. UK Power Networks Project – A new cabinet will be installed and cable work improved and tidied up at Malting Road near the bus shelter.
  6. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – Borough Councillor Locality Budget is funding staging for the new hall with the help of the parish council being able to reclaim the VAT.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated.

Planning Applications:

181981 Proposal: Retrospective application for the change of use of agricultural land to domestic garden land and erection of an outbuilding for gym use including personal training sessions. Amended description at 5 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon
182457 Proposal: Listed Building application for internal alterations at Wayside Cottage, Church Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

182272Proposal: Erection of single dwelling ad garage, resubmission of application no. 152149 approved on 30th Nov 2015 at Parmenter Farms Ltd. The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional

Finances:

101992 T J Simmons – play insp, grass cuts, repairs etc.£644.87
101993 GOPAK Ltd. – new hall stage etc.£5,563.48
101994 R S Pullen – Clerk’s November salary£439.73
101995 Business Services at CAS Ltd. – insurance£1,154.67

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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