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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 of public

Apologies for absence: Netty Knill-Jones, Dave Taylor

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

Zone Warden Report: The Great British Spring Clean is taking place during March and April and 14th April has been suggested for organising a community litter pick in one or all of our villages when the Zone Wardens can assist and come with all the necessary equipment, volunteers please contact the clerk. The new dog bin has been installed at the car park area at the end of Copt Hall Lane and we would urge dog walkers to use this bin: thanks go to Andrew Ellis for his Locality Budget money for funding this and the Zone Wardens for purchasing and fitting.

Borough Councillor Report: Council Tax will rise by 3% equivalent to an extra £5.50 for a Band D property. Recycling in Colchester is up by 4% and the council will no longer charge for clinical waste, also, as council tax payers, there are offers to be had at Leisure World. The extra police officers with additional volunteer specials has enabled more hours spent on the beat and arrests made are reflecting of this.

The developers for the Lion pub site at Abberton have amended the application to include a community shop and supporting comments online is requested.

County Councillor Report: An extra £1 million has been allocated for mental health considered to be the cause of many other social problems and offences, also £500,000 for tackling ganging. Pot holes and road defects are being address systematically and money has been allocated to repair footpaths.

Several highways defects were reported to Kevin, the missing man hole cover on Maldon Road (again!), flooding areas near Kemps Farm and the Plough and the poor state of the verge at the beginning of Copt Hall Lane owing to large vehicles passing others, all will be looked into.

Public-Have Your Say: Cat feeding outside the Salcott play area is considered to be a problem for residents living opposite encouraging cats to foul in their gardens. CBC Environmental Health has visited and stated that they have no powers to prevent this.  A Human Rights website may be able to assist the residents in taking matters further and the suggestion of collecting as much photographic evidence was made.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and grass cutting will start as soon as the weather permits. Community Workers have started with very minor tidying up type jobs.
  2. County Broadband update: More residents are needed for commitment to the fibre network project so please do register now for this to progress forward for the benefit of all our residents countybroadbandfibre.co.uk  
  3. Free Trees from the Woodland Trust was discussed but considered to be unsuitable for us as costs incurred for planting and maintenance could be considerable.
  4. Salcott Telephone Box was discussed for its future and will be considered further.
  5. Transport Meetings Representative: ECC will be contacted to request if an interested resident can attend these meetings.
  6. Silent Soldiers was discussed for the future with the probability of their safe storage to continue as it is and be erected each year at the appropriate time.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

190356 Proposal: Variation of condition 3 (materials) of application 180680: change of tile specification at Wheatlands, Church Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

190005 Proposal: To decommission and remove existing cesspool which serves the existing home office and to install a new Klargester biodisc sewage treatment plant to serve the home office and two bedroomed dwelling in converted barn tank at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional
190077 Proposal: Remediation: removal and reinstatement of Kerosene contaminated brickwork and sub-floor materials, installation of gas resistant membrane and passive vent system at Church Cottage, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances:

102012 R J Playle – hedge cutting£60.00
102013 St Mary the Virgin, Peldon – magazine entries£180.00
102014 Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall – hire£20.00
102015 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary March£439.73
102016 R S Pullen – expenses (petrol, ink, paper, fittings, etc.)£351.09

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough.

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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:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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Holidays – From Paris to Orkney

Chris MooreHolidays – 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 during the second world war.

First Holiday Abroad

Our journey started in 1973 with Chris & husband Archie, winning their first holiday abroad in a raffle prize! Continue reading

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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, Zone Warden and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker

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

Zone Warden Report: The Great British Spring Clean will be held from 22nd March to 23rd April this year and volunteers are invited to join in in any way they can, form a group, or go out alone or contact the Zone Warden for joining other groups and all necessary equipment can be provided.

Litter Warriors for litter picking throughout the year are always required and again equipment will be provided. Volunteers can contact the clerk for their name to be passed on and added to the list.

Prosecutions have taken place recently for both fly tipping and dog fouling.

Refuse receptacles can be obtained at Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall the first Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11am.

Borough Councillor Report: Colchester Borough Council meet next week to decide council tax for beginning in May and a rise of 3% is expected.

The Draft CBC Local Plan Part 1 has been suspended until extra evidence is produced hopefully by the autumn which must happen before Part 2 can be accepted.

ECC Libraries consultation is still on-going and a decision will be made in June.

Public-Have Your Say: County Broadband meetings about fibre – more at item 5.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and thanks were expressed to Jack for mending the zip wire at Peldon.
  2. Peldon Noticeboard – the new locking noticeboard has now been fitted and the keys are kept safely at the village hall for access by acceptable users.
  3. Peldon and Wigboroughs Magazine – the increase of £30 a year for our donation to the magazine was proposed by Phil, seconded by Clare and agreed by all.
  4. Devolution – the ECC proposals were discussed at length and it was decided that more details on how it will all be implemented are required before we can come to any sort of decision on the matter.
    • The coned area with broken grate/ manhole cover along Maldon Road in Great Wigborough has been reported and followed up numerous times and we are told a new cover had to be ordered hence the wait.
  1. County Broadband Fibre was discussed at length and signing up/registering by 5th March 2019 is required from a good percentage of households in our villages for the scheme to take place here and so ways of reaching residents and explaining all about this will take place soon. No money or bank details are taken from anyone until your connection has been completed. The parish council is very supportive of this scheme as it is considered to be the only way of achieving this fibre broadband which will take us forward in this forever changing technological world.
  2. Footpaths Diversion Proposals – have been considered by those that would be affected and deemed to be acceptable.
  3. Silent Soldiers will be stored securely until decisions are made for their future.
  4. New Dog Bin for Copt Hall has been ordered thanks to Borough Councillor Locality Budget funding and will be fitted in good time, use of it will be hugely encouraged as dog walkers are often offenders of putting dog poo bags in hedges etc.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to note Gt Wig’s post box in School Lane is now in use and residents are encouraged to use it as much as possible to retain its existence and a paving slab has been kindly fitted by a resident to ensure easy posting

Planning Applications:

183127 Proposal: Conversion of existing vehicle repair and agricultural buildings to a single dwelling at Lovedowns Farm Barns, Barnhall Road, Salcott
190077 Proposal: Remediation: removal and reinstatement of Kerosene contaminated brickwork and subfloor materials, installation of gas resistant membrane and passive vent system at Church Cottage, Church Road, Peldon
190170 Proposal: Construction of extension to existing B2 industrial building at Hosplant Ltd. Unit 1, St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

182823 & 182816 Proposal: Reinforcement of timber frame to barn and installation of new oil fuel storage tank at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional
182030 & 182031 Proposal: 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 – Approve conditional

Finances:

102010 Mr T Newman – playground inspections x 4£120.00
102011 R S Pullen – Clerk’s February salary£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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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 Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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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. Continue reading

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PC Minutes 8th January 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

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

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, Dave Taylor, Robert Davidson, Jackie Maclean, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: Fly-tipping in School Lane has been reported, the dog bin at Copt Hall Lane is to be looked into.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: CBC Local Plan is still not completed; garden communities require further consultation and other sections improved. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 8th January 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 8th January 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:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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PC Minutes 11th December 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 December 2018.

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys, Dave Taylor, Robert Kean

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: None

County and Borough Councillor Reports: The parish council will write as requested to ECC in support of keeping open both Continue reading

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