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PC Cancelled Meeting 12th June 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

The meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council due to be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th June 2018 was cancelled owing to the availability of Parish Councillors not being sufficient for a quorum and therefore all matters will be attended to at the next meeting which will be held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 7.30pm.

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PC Agenda 12th June 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th June 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence: Robert Kean

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Parish Council Vacancies

  • To note applicants and conduct interviews
  • Decision required: To hold a ballot to appoint

2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Community Working Group activities to date
  • Decision required: Any matters that require immediate attention?

3. Website

  • Decision required: To arrange a working party & meeting to discuss this project.  

4. Salcott Grass Cutting

  • To note and discuss any quotes received
  • Decision required: How should we proceed with this?

5. Solar Light and Plaque update

  • To confirm plaque wording

6. Request for raised curb for Salcott resident

  • To consider the request for a raised curb at the bus stops either side of the road at Salcott crossroads
  • Decision required: Do we all agree to put in a request to ECC?

7. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall

  • Update following AGM

8. Actions and Reminder List – update

Planning Decisions:

180680: Proposal: Demolition of existing single storey dwelling on same footprint. Construction of two garages in front curtilage of the dwelling at Wheatlands, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
181038 Proposal: Agricultural Determination. Application for prior notification of agricultural or forestry development proposed general storage building for agricultural machinery at Brooklyn Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – Prior Approval Required (Approved)

Finances:

101975 Anglia Inspection Services – annual playgrounds insp£234.00
101976 Peldon Village Hall – hire£20.00
101977 Colchester Association of Local Councils – subs£35.00
101978 R Pullen Electrical – bus shelter solar light£546.38
101979 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary for June plus back pay£465.55
101980 Mr T Newman – playground inspections x 4£120.00

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall

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PC Minutes 8th May 2018

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 on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Present: Phil Gladwin (chair), Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Clare Lauwerys and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting particularly to Clare, our new parish councillor.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Jinny proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for Phil to carry on as Chairman for this year. Jinny proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for Robert to be Vice-Chairman for this year. Jinny proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for the clerk to be the Responsible Financial Officer for the year. We are seeking to co-opt to fill the vacancies we have and leaflets have been delivered in the villages where the vacancies lie to advertise the positions and it is hoped for an enthusiastic response.  

Chairman’s Report: Thanks were expressed to the retiring parish councillors Nicky and Bob who have been a huge benefit to the team with a special mention for Bob’s tireless efforts with being the main driving force in getting the new hall built which would not have happened without him and so a very big thank you to Bob from the community, I’m sure everyone would agree. Thanks were also expressed to Terry, Jack, Barry and Liz for playgrounds and field work in particular and anyone else who has helped the parish council during this last year particularly the County and Borough Councillors and Zone Wardens who have always been available and willing to sort out any problems and issues that have come up. Thanks were expressed to Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit without charge and all the parish councillors and the clerk for good team work in addressing matters as and when they have arisen.

The parish council has had numerous planning applications to assess and pass comments on over the year and the new children’s nursery, which the parish council supported, is a major achievement for all and will be much appreciated by the community.                                                             

Financial Report: The Parish Council finances are in good order with holding a reasonable reserve for any unforeseen emergencies.

Confirmation of membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC: It was agreed by all to continue membership of these informative and useful bodies.

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

Zone Warden Report: No report sent but to note they have removed a fly tipped mattress very quickly and sorted out illegal signs that had been erected.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None sent

Public-Have Your Say: The drains in The Street at Salcott are still blocked and will be reported again.

Declarations of Interest: Phil for item 5.

  1. Audit Return and Associated Compliances: Phil proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed to accept the completed financial return for 2017/18 including the Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statement, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment which will be sent to the external auditor.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Items needing attention at both play areas following the annual inspection report were noted and will be addressed as soon as possible.
  3. Clerk’s Salary Pay Increase: Jinny proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for the clerk’s salary to increase in line with the National Salary Awards dated from April 2018, giving a monthly increase of £12.91.
  4. General Data Protection Act: From the presentation given by CBC at the Clerk’s Forum and advice from several other bodies at present our main concern is to ask email service users if they wish to carry on receiving information from the parish council. Other matters in this legislation are being address in due course as new advice is put out.
  5. Requested Dog Bin for Lodge Lane: Owing to the huge cost of providing a new dog bin, £360.72 for purchase and installation and more importantly £624.00 annual cost for emptying the parish council feels unable to fund this project. We will have made and erect signage in a bid to prompt dog walkers to take home their bags of dog poo rather than flinging them into the bushes as they return home as is happening now, for which there will be a small cost which we have agreed to at this meeting. If this is unsuccessful we will approach Abberton Reservoir Footpath people for their ideas and support.
  6. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall: The Wigboroughs Management Committee and the new joint venture for the hall is moving forwards towards a merger.    
  7. Solar Panel Light for Bus Shelter: Having received a reasonable quote for this project the parish council thanked Jean Hedger for her offer to contribute most of the cost for this light and Phil proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for the parish council to make up the balance and to provide a plaque thanking Terry Hedger for all his work he carried out for the parish council over many years.
  8. Greens and Common Land: As yet, we have been unable to ascertain the true position of common land and village greens within the parish of Peldon
  9. Actions and Reminder List – updated including that an overhanging tree in School Lane has been dealt with and a meeting is to take place to try and address problems with dog walkers at Copt Hall.

Planning Decisions:

180788:Proposal: Notification of prior approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling house at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Prior Approval Required (Approved)

Finances:

101972 R S Pullen – office expenses, light, heat, etc£250.00
101973 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May£426.82
101974 Royal Mail Group Ltd. – Wigborough post box£750.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 12th June 2018 at 7.30pm in Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough  

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PAWS May – A photojournalist visits

President, Caroline Wilson, with Deborah Brady PAWS May – A photojournalist visits

Our speaker, Deborah Brady, gave us an illustrated talk on what life was like as a female photojournalist in Fleet Street.  Deborah, a former national press photographer, covered some of the biggest stories of the late 80’s and 90’s.  She focused on news, features and her favourite, sport, for the London papers.

Right place, right time

As with many situations, it is Continue reading

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PC Agenda 8th May 2018

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 on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting.

Addresses from any of the following may take part: County Councillors, Borough Councillors, Police and any other body or organisation.

Followed by:

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Apologies for absence:

Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Financial and Responsible Officer, resignations, co-options, elections of Parish Councillors, signing of all necessary forms and declarations, welcomings and thank yous accordingly.  

Chairman’s Report Continue reading

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Vacancies for Parish Councillors, what is it like being one?

Lord Kitchener appealing for residents to help fill parish council vacanciesVacancies exist for Parish Councillors, what is it like being one?

To see the answer, Nicky Ellis describes her experiences below; first to the issue at hand.  Following the May meeting, there is one Parish Councillor vacancy for Peldon and three vacancies for Salcott and Virley.

Notices will be displayed in due course, the closing date for applications is 5th June.

For more details, or to apply, please telephone our Secretary Sue Pullen on 01206 735367 or email [email protected] Continue reading

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PAWS April – A Creative Journey

Amanda Sutherland talked about her creative journeyPAWS April – A Creative Journey

Amanda Sutherland, our Speaker for the evening, arrived carrying several interesting bags and boxes.  She then slowly and carefully displayed a very colourful and enticing array of decorated hats, fascinators, wraps and jewellery.  Amanda told us that her creative journey began when she was a child at school;  she sold her first pieces of jewellery, made from a selection of inner soles, to her Teachers!

West End Career

After completing five years in Continue reading

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PC Minutes 10th April 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th April 2018.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Bob Holmes, Phil Gladwin (chair), Lynne Simmons, Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Robert Davidson, Jackie Maclean, Nick Ridley for website information and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: None received

County and Borough Councillor Reports: ECC is dealing with potholes as fast as they can having received further government funding. GDPO (General Data Protection Officer) advice Continue reading

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PAWS March – AGM & Before and After Beauty

Caroline Hendricks - volunteer for demonstration

Caroline Hendricks – willing volunteer

PAWS March – AGM & Before and After Beauty

PAWS’ President, Lorraine, opened the AGM with a warm welcome to everyone and checked that no visitors were present. She thanked everyone for their support during the past year; especially during the months we were relocated in the Church (which proved rather cold on occasions). This was followed by a brief review of the year including

  • a resumé of the Speakers we had enjoyed listening to, and
  • outings that had been arranged including Christmas Dinner at The Old Siege House.

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PC Agenda 10th April 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th April 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say: Continue reading

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