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Local community news
Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held in Peldon Church 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017.
Present: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Nicky Ellis, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 3 members of the public.
Apologies for absence: Bob Holmes, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Zone Warden
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
Zone Warden Report: Thanks were expressed to our Zone Wardens for the successful litter pick in Peldon and also for the removal of some bags that had been dumped on the roadside. Dog fouling is an ongoing concern and the parish councillors have the authority to take photographic evidence to pass on for submitting for prosecutions.
Borough Councillor Report: Locality Budget funds have been allocated for chairs for the new hall at Peldon. The parish council will take care of the money until required and will purchase the chairs for vat return which is in order. Some bags of tree tubes left on Pete Tye Common following removal by the Community Services will be taken away for us. Everyone will have had or soon to have their council tax bill along with instructions about refuse collections including that garden bags will be free but black bags will have to be bought and only3 per household will be collected fortnightly. This change is intended to encourage more recycling as we are badly falling behind on this in the Colchester area.
County Councillor Report: The parish council is pleased to see the new VAS sign installed in Mersea Road, Peldon and thanks were given to Kevin for all his hard work in achieving this which has taken much time and effort. The broken drain cover at the Salcott crossroads has been reported for attention. The A12 improvements consultation is still open for opinions, A120 is now closed. The Public Road Safety team will be asked to look into and consider a speed limit for the length of the road from Great Wigborough to Peldon for which we will probably receive an answer by May.
Public-Have Your Say: The parish council was asked to support an appeal for a development in Lodge Lane, Peldon that was refused. The parish council supported this application in the first instance so is happy to send a letter to the Appeal Inspectorate accordingly. Thanks were given to litter pickers in Peldon and for the improvements of Footpath 13 (Church Road to St Ives Road). Dog fouling is a problem in Lodge Lane particularly with bags being hung on hedges, posts etc. The parish council would like to request that these bags are either put in the appropriate bins or taken home.
Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application no.170502.
|170502:||Proposal: Day nursery care ages 0-5, located on designated rural employment area. Existing agricultural buildings demolished for proposed development to comply with Ofsted Specification at land adjacent Games Farmhouse, Lower Road, Peldon – the Parish Council discussed this application and will submit its supporting reply to CBC Planning.|
|Planning Enforcement Appeal against Enforcement Notice has been lodged (Ref: 091167)||Appeal ref: APP/A1530/C/17/3168882 at Mehalah, The Strood, Peldon|
|170063||Proposal: Fenestration adjustments and inclusion of attic storage space to family leisure activity at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve Conditional|
|163076||Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing caravan to be positioned on site and the use of a storage building that has been used to store outboard engines, oars and other owner paraphernalia at Bennysteins, The Strood, Peldon – Refuse Certificate of Lawful Use or Development|
|163103||Proposal: 1.2m extension to existing domestic garage and garden screen wall to existing patio at Willow Creek Farm, Colchester Road, Virley – Approve Conditional|
|101916||R S Pullen – Webhosting (101915 cancelled)||£38.97|
|101917||R S Pullen – clerk’s salary March||£426.82|
|101918||R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses||£172.48|
|101919||Salcott Village Hall – hire||£90.00|
The next meeting will be on Tues 11th April 2017 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall
With the frame of the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre now erected, and the roof going on soon, it will shortly be time to start building the walls. So we are holding a brick-laying ceremony on the site at 2.00pm on Friday March 3rd to mark the start of the construction – everyone is welcome to join us! Continue reading
The Peldon Village Hall Management Committee invite all to a coffee morning this Saturday 11th February. Taking place at St Mary’s Church between 10am – 12 noon cakes and refreshments will be on offer. Builders have made progress on the hall with the foundation and floor now complete. The site visit will allow you to walk through the site with the rooms marked out so you can get an idea of the layout.
No charge will be made although any donations would be welcome, since although the build is fully funded, money is still needed for fitting out of the hall.
For more information please contact either:
Nominations are now open for the prestigious Who Will Care? Awards taking place on 24 May 2017. Seven award categories celebrate the unsung heroes volunteering across Essex. They bring together communities and individuals who are working to make Essex an even greater place to live, work and visit.
Nominate any business, charity or individual you feel deserves recognition for their volunteering efforts in our county, by filling in an online form.
Nominations close Friday 3 March 2017 at midnight. Read about last year’s winners here.
The awards bring together communities and individuals across Essex who are working to make Essex an even greater place to live, work and visit.
Hello All, this year the Peldon Panto moves into St Mary’s as the construction of the new hall gets underway. An amazing challenge for the players this year as we tread boards previously untrodden in a new setting.
Come to see Leonardo da Panto in a truly authentic(ish) renaissance-style backdrop. Written by Simon Nunan, this panto looks at the Italian renaissance, with beautiful, scheming Borgias, Machiavellian intrigue, and slap-dash artists.
Cheer for the goodies, boo at the baddies, hiss at the interval wine….
We’d love to see you there, tickets are selling out fast.
BOX OFFICE contact Mel Newton on: 07738 000378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you all there.
PVHMC and the Peldon Players!
The single resolution put to the residents of Great and Little Wigborough was:
That the site in School Lane should be sold and the net proceeds split equally between two initiatives
The resolution was carried by 60 votes in favour and 22 against, the totals including 37 postal votes.
New trustees were elected and the committee now consists of three appointed trustees (Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin and Sam Norton) and four elected trustees (Steve Copeland, Marion Houlding, John Hutchinson and Melanie Newton).
At a subsequent trustees meeting Jinny was elected as Chairman, Melanie as Secretary and Steve as Treasurer.
The result is binding upon the committee who will now proceed to implement it as quickly as they can.
The following update has been received from the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee.
A short and somewhat bitter-sweet note to let you all know that the demolition work has commenced. We think it’s safe to say that the roof is leakier now than it’s ever been and that’s saying something. We are unsure how the demolition team will fare as they negotiate the sign near the bucket and string which states ‘do not move’ but we’re pretty sure they’ll cope.
So goodbye, village hall, as you make way for bigger and better things for Peldon and the surrounding villages. Thanks for all of the memories you have given us over the last 50 years, we’ll make sure we do all we can to make sure that the new hall is bustling full of life and bookings.
If you have any questions please direct them back to us via email or the Facebook messaging system.
Thank you all to those who have helped to make getting to this stage possible be that through volunteering your time, donating or helping to raise funds. We still have some gaps to close so please keep backing us (and on that note, Panto tickets go on sale this weekend!)
Peldon Village Hall Management Committee announces that its preferred contractor to build the new village hall in Peldon is Stroods Specialist Contractors of West Mersea.
Bob Holmes, PVH Treasurer, said:
After an extensive tendering process, Stroods emerged as the clear winners with a proposal that met our budget expectations. We’re delighted that, after several years spent working on the project, we’ve reached the stage when the building work is about to start and that we’ve been able to appoint a local firm with a good reputation for efficient delivery and strong connections to our village.
Lee Tyler, Director of Stroods, commented:
We’re very pleased to have been selected to carry out this project to replace a critical community asset with an exciting new building that will be of great benefit to the residents of Peldon and the surrounding area for many years to come. We’re looking forward to working with the Management Committee in the coming months.
The Management Committee expects work to start on site in November with the new hall completed by the summer of 2017.
The total project cost, including professional fees, will be around £500,000. The majority of the costs are coming from grants awarded by:
The remaining funds are coming from money raised by the Village Hall’s many fundraising activities over the last 6 years, including its recent Buy-a-Brick appeal which remains open, and from commitments from residents to lend the hall any final remaining funds by investing in PVH Bonds.
The Management Committee would like to express their sincere thanks to the grant funders and to all residents whose support over the years has made the project possible.
But, before demolition, there will be one last event in the hall, a farewell party on October 30th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. The entertainment will be provided by the Crissy Lee All Stars featuring Paul Wood. Paul is the singer with the Glen Miller Orchestra; his repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davies Jr and Michael Buble among many others. As well as a licensed bar there will be teas, coffees, snacks and cakes for sale.
With limited numbers you should book early, tickets are £8.00 each. To book them contact Bob Holmes on 01206 735510 or email@example.com.
Peldon Village Hall Management Committee
A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th October 2016 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.
Apologies for absence:
Minutes of the last meeting:
Zone Warden Report:
County and Borough Councillor Reports: Continue reading
This public meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th October at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. Please do your best to come along, we will talk through details of the new village hall. We will be covering: Continue reading