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Peldon Village Hall

demolition-of-peldon-village-hallThe Peldon Village Hall situated next to St Mary’s Church in Church Road, Peldon, is no more – watch this space for updates on the development of the new replacement hall.

When this happens we expect, once again, to host events and meetings for the use of community groups and private individuals from within the Parish and beyond.

The Bowls Club, Art Group, PAWS & others have used the Hall on a regular basis.  It was also the venue for the Peldon May Festival and the Peldon Players stage their pantomime there every January. The Management Committee also runs a number of events during the year, including the ever-popular Quiz Nights. Please refer to the Events Calendar on the home page for further details.

All of these have temporary alternate accommodation until the new build is complete.

Hiring the Hall

The Hall is available for hire and you can book it by calling Mrs Chris Moore on 01206 735228. Click on the links if you want to review the terms and conditions or download a booking form.

Management Committee and Report and Accounts

The members of the management committee are:

  • Chairman – Andy Wade – 01206 735095,
  • Secretary – Jane Anderson – 01206 735505,
  • Treasurer – Bob Holmes – 01206 735510,
  • Committee Members:
    • Liz Davidson,
    • Robert Davidson,
    • Crissy Lee,
    • Nick Ridley,
    • Tim Rowbottom.

The most recent Reports & Accounts of the Management Committee can be found by following these links:

Hall Rebuilding Project

The Management Committee has embarked on a project to replace the present hall with a new building, some 50% larger than the present one.  Several events that are held in the Hall would benefit from a larger building.  Because the Hall was built in the 1960s it does not meet current standards and we expect it to become increasingly expensive to maintain as it ages.

In 2010 & 2011 Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council awarded the Management Committee grants totalling £30,000 under the Communities Initiative Fund towards the preliminary costs of the project. In order to complete the project we expect to need to raise some £500,000.

The committee appointed architects to assist and plans are now complete and consultation with the village undertaken. Taking that consultation into account we have submitted an application for planning permission for the new building. The designs that have been submitted can be found by following this link.

Latest News Updates

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PC Minutes – 9th April 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019 Present: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gail, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 2 members of […]

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PC Agenda 9th April 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend. Apologies for absence: Minutes of the last meeting: Zone Warden Report: County and Borough […]

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PAWS AGM 2019

PAWS AGM 2019 This month was PAWS AGM followed by a Quiz.  After the outgoing President’s report and the report by the Treasurer, Jane Anderson, Bry Mogridge was elected as the new President.  One of Bry’s first duties was to present Caroline Wilson, the outgoing President, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Pam Foakes stepped […]

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PC Minutes – 12th March 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL 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 12th March 2019. Present: Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and one member […]

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PC Agenda 12th March 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Salcott Village Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th March 2019 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend. Apologies for absence: Minutes of the last meeting: Zone Warden Report: County and Borough Councillor Reports: […]

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Holidays – From Paris to Orkney

Holidays – From Paris to Orkney This month Chris Moore, a local village lass, gave us an entertaining talk on her many holidays over the years.  One of which was a recent special holiday to Orkney,  where they came across, among other spectacular things, a memorial to the sailors lost while working the Arctic Convoy […]

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PC Minutes 12th February 2019

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 12th February 2019. Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Dave Taylor, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, […]

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PC Agenda 12th February 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th February 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend. Apologies for absence: Minutes of the last meeting: Zone Warden Report: County and Borough […]

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Plunkett Community Shops

Plunkett Community Shops Abberton & Langenhoe Parish Council is looking into community shops with a view into the viability of establishing one in part of the Langenhoe Lion.  They are keen to get feedback from the general neighbourhood to determine the potential level of interest in this project. Plunkett Foundation On 17th January 1919, Sir Horace Plunkett signed an indenture […]

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The World of Optical Illusion

The World of Optical Illusion Colin Hopper kicked off 2019 for PAWS with his talk on Optical Illusion.  It was a truly fascinating evening and the first thing we learnt was that seeing is believing!  That there is a conflict between your brain and the eye.  Your eyes and your brain will be teased into […]

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