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This section of the website contains village and club news as well as news from the Parish Council and Borough Councillors.  If you have news to contribute please contact the parish clerk.

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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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PC Minutes 9th October 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

Present: Jinny Gale, Clare Lauwerys, Wendy Ritherdon, Netty Knill-Jones, Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, John Walker, Phil Gladwin

Apologies for absence: David Taylor, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: None given. A letter will be sent to CBC to express our disappointment that the Zone Wardens are carrying out duties in the town centre that restrict their attendance of our meetings.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None given

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. It was agreed by all to pay the invoice received for work up to date at Salcott playground and field and to note that alternative arrangements have now been made for both the field and playground inspection and maintenance.
    The Community Group continue to carry out good work for us with clearance at the church green area, verges along Malting Road and St Ives footpath.
  2. ECC Highways Devolution Pilot Scheme was discussed and although too late to offer our parish council for this scheme at this stage it was agreed that we wish to support the County Councillor in his attempts to resolve matters of certain small jobs not getting done owing to prioritization. We will email to say that some of the suggested works are not suitable for us but others are, the invoicing is a concern and we will request more details on how all this will be implemented.
  3. CCTV Camera options were discussed and it was agreed that a pole and sign will be erected soon.
  4. Painted Village Signs were looked at with a view to repainting and it was agreed that we should have Great Wigborough and Salcott-cum-Virley painted this time at a cost of approx. £250 each and take look at the other two in due course.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to include that we will request Essex Highways to dig culverts in two areas that are prone to flooding and also attend to poor road surfacing in a section of Peldon Road.

Planning Applications:

182030 (& 182031 Listed Building application)Proposal: Construction of new vehicle access from Mersea Road, construction of new driveway to Rose Barn and construction of new wall to the garden of the Peldon Rose Public House, landscaping and ancillary works at Rose Barn, Mersea Road, Peldon
182272 Proposal: Erection of single dwelling and garage. Resubmission of application no. 152149 approved on 30th Nov 2015 at Parmenter Farms Ltd. Green Farm, The Street, Salcott
181981 Proposal: Garden gym to be used by active family at 5 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon
182375 Proposal: Garage for domestic use only at 2 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon

Finances:

101990 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
101991 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary October£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, Peldon and to note attendance of County Broadband

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PC Agenda 13th November 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 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th November 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:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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How to do Everything and Be Happy

Peter Jones, looking happy, with Treasurer Jane Anderson

PAWS October – How to do Everything and Be Happy

Instead of hearing about the History of Watermills, PAWS were delighted with their last-minute replacement, a very happy Peter Jones.  Peter stepped in after Ken Guyton unfortunately, had to cancel due to illness.   What a great evening was had, members laughed, cried and laughed so much again!

Early Ambitions

As a young boy, inspired by the antics of James Bond at Gants Hill cinema, Peter had yearned to be an actor.  Discouraged from this by his mother he was encouraged to get a “sensible job”.  He started professional life as a particularly rubbish Continue reading

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Zero Night

Zero Night

Zero Night the greatest untold escape story of World War II. The scene is set in Oflag V1-B the prison camp in Warburg.  It tells of 40 British and Commonwealth officers who hatched the most original and daring escape from deep inside Nazi  Germany.

Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as prisoners charged the camp’s double perimeter fences.

Returning to the Tollesbury WEA, Mark Felton will entertain with his thrilling account of this remarkable escape.   It’s a story so fresh that Hollywood is making a movie out of the tutor’s book.

How to Attend

If you want to find out more about this World War II tale at Tollesbury on Saturday 10.00 -3.00 pm 10th November:

  • Check the WEA website wea.org.uk. Type in “Zero Night” in the subject or keyword box. You can book online
  • Call 0300 303 3464, alternatively
  • Contact Anne Mossman 07973 479636.

The course fee is £18 although discounts & concessions are available depending on your circumstances.

Venue address is Tollesbury Sailing Club. Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE.

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History Everywhere

History Everywhere mapHistory Everywhere – 20th October

Do you enjoy walking in the countryside? Did you wonder about particular features that you see around you? Is it Saxon or Roman? Or perhaps why a town looks and feels the way it does?   If so, this one-day course, led by Nicholas James, is definitely for you.

Course Summary

Britain’s history lies in its familiar geographies. Town and country have been shaped by planning and by accidents, agreements and conflicts, policies and technologies, by work and by play, by worship, and, above all, by changing climate and population. We can identify a series of chapters:

  • the long era of prehistory, for which archaeology is the sole evidence;
  • the Roman period, commonly imagined as one of radical change but now seen, by some historians, as a mix of innovation and tradition;
  • the Saxon period, which witnessed both the collapse and the reinvention of state government and towns;
  • the later Middle Ages saw growth followed by a catastrophic decline;
  • the Early Modern period of urban and rural development under new concepts of civilization;
  • the industrial age of massive growth, technological transformation and radical policies.

The principles for studying landscapes and finding the clues are simple but the analysis of causes can be much more complicated.

How to Attend

If you want to find out more about this intriguing subject come to Tollesbury Saturday 10.00 -3.00 pm 20th October. Information about this day course can be found on the WEA website wea.org.uk. Type in “History Everywhere” in the subject or keyword box. You can book online or phone 0300 303 3464. Alternatively, contact Anne Mossman 07973 479636.  The course fee is £18 although discounts & concessions are available depending on your circumstances.

Venue address is Tollesbury Sailing Club. Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE.

 

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PC Agenda 9th October 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 9th October 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:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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PC Minutes 11th September 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th September 2018

Present: Liz Davidson, Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin (chair), David Taylor, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Kean

The chairman welcomed our new parish councillors who were duly co-opted onto the Parish Council and completed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms. The completed Register of Members’ Interests forms will be sent to CBC in due course.

The chairman expressed the parish council’s sincere sympathy to the Simmons family for their sad loss.  He also spoke of all the work both Lynne and Terry have carried out for the parish council and in particular the residents of Salcott and Virley for many years. Continue reading

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PAWS September – The Connie

Wendy (left) with PAWS President, Caroline Wilson

Wendy (left) with PAWS President, Caroline Wilson

PAWS September – The Connie

With the Mediterranean summer behind us and all the beautiful changing colours of autumn around us, we were taken on a lovely trip down memory lane by Mrs Wendy Butcher.  The delightful subject of the evening was “The Connie”, the history of the Constitutional Holiday Camp.

The camp was situated on the East Coast at Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk.  Hopton village had its own railway station which linked it with Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.  It was a lovely little rural village with a Post Office and a few shops.

Starting in 1929

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Don’t leave your home in the dark

Don’t leave your home in the dark

Don’t leave your home in the dark

Essex Police are warning residents not to leave their home in the dark.  With the nights drawing in, the tell-tale signs of empty houses become more apparent.  This is a bonus for burglars who prefer to target empty homes unseen and avoid confrontation.

As the days get shorter if you work away from home, or even pop out to get the children from school, by the time you return home it may already be dark.  A house in darkness says no one is in especially if your neighbour’s houses either side have lights on and show other signs of being occupied. If you back onto open farmland or have parking areas or footpaths to side or rear this may be even more apparent.

Illusion of Occupancy

Create the “Illusion of Occupancy”, when its dark make your home look like you are in. Leave lights on or put them on timers or daylight sensors to come when it gets dark. Remember though no one lives in the hall or on the landing so if you leave these lights on supplement these with lights on in rooms that you would normally occupy at that time of day i.e. lounge and kitchen.

A carefully placed imitation TV or “Fake TV” can further add to that illusion of occupancy by making it look like the television is on. Some burglars may also listen at windows or letterboxes for signs of activity, so consider leaving a radio on within your home.

Don’t forget the outside of your property too, if burglars see that it is lit they are less likely to approach for fear of being seen.
Leave lights on, with energy efficient bulbs it costs very little nowadays and yet may save you lots!

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