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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 June 2017

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held in Peldon Church 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

Present: Robert Kean, Nicky Ellis, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Pat Moore

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

Zone Warden Report: More details were given on the new Continue reading

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PC Agenda 13th June 2017

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held in Peldon Church 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th June 2017 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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PAWS May – The Essex Scrubber

Sheila Gray with Christine Beedle MBE (right)

PAWS May – The Essex Scrubber

PAWS’ May meeting saw 43 members listening to Christine Beedle MBE talk about “The Essex Scrubber”.  Christine was a very inspirational speaker and started off by talking about buying her cleaning business and obtaining her first contract with Willis Corroon in Ipswich, cleaning Norman Continue reading

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PC Minutes 9th May 2017

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 on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm

Present: John Walker, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin (chair), Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis, Pat Moore and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman.

The public was asked for their comments and contribution and subsequently the parish council was asked if it would be supportive or against the Peldon children’s nursery planning application in the event of it being appealed or resubmitted and the reply was that all the Peldon residents’ comments on this matter would be considered before making a decision. Future road closures in Peldon causing diversions was questioned for possible speeding along usually quiet roads but this was considered to be misguided and also to note that it was for a very limited period. The method of how ECC Highways is going to fill potholes and resurface at the same time along Mill Lane was questioned but explained by our parish councillor who has knowledge on such matters.

The Borough Councillors spoke of the new increase in fines for dog fouling, littering and fly tipping and they will look into reports of different types of refuse bags being thrown into the same lorry compartment. The new VAS sign is installed and a success although there are still people speeding as they leave the village going towards the Wigboroughs. Dangerous racing activity along the new Layer causeway will be looked into further and reported to the police.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Bob proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for Phil to carry on as Chairman for another year. John proposed, Liz seconded and all agreed for Bob to carry on as Vice-Chairman for another year.  Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as the Financial and Responsible Officer.

Chairman’s Report thanked all who have helped during the year including all the Parish Councillors who are volunteers, Borough and County Councillors, CBC Zone Wardens, the Clerk and husband, Terry, Jack and Liz for playground and field work, Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit without charge and anyone else who has assisted in any way at all.

There have been many achievements during the year including obtaining funding and erecting a new playground fence at Salcott, obtaining funding for  2 defibrillators which are being installed on the village halls at present along with familiarisation sessions, resurfacing of Footpath 13, the new VAS sign thanks to the speed watch team and Kevin Bentley, significant progress with the flooding issues at  Salcott having engaged with the Environmental Agency, completing some legal policy requirements, communications with residents including the Winstred Eye, considering and commenting on many planning applications.

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

Membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC – it was agreed by all to continue our membership of these useful bodies

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

Zone Warden Report: None sent

Borough Councillor Report: The final draft of the CBC Local Plan has been compiled and the public consultation will begin following the Local Plan Committee meeting in June. There are no identified sites for development in our villages. The next round of Locality Budget is up for grabs on a first come first served basis for local community projects. Inadequate and messy documents and plans with applications on CBC website will be looked into.

Public-Have Your Say: A smashed bend sign will be reported to ECC and the broken manhole cover at Salcott crossroads will be chased for repair.

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application 170502 (further discussion in public section)            

  1. Audit Return and Associated Compliances: Phil proposed, Bob seconded and all agreed to accept the completed financial return for 2016/17 which includes the Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statement, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: The annual inspection report was questioned for a variety of reasons and this will be looked into before any payment is made for this service. Any matters needing attention in the playgrounds will be addressed in due course.
  3. Appointing Trustees to the Wigboroughs and Peldon Community Hall Committee:
  • The new charity will eventually operate with a committee consisting of appointed trustees and elected trustees but will be set up with initial trustees nominated by the existing Wigboroughs and Peldon Village Hall Committees.  The initial trustees will serve until the first AGM of the new charity.  The Parish Council will be an organisation entitled to appoint one trustee for the Wigboroughs and one for Peldon at the first and subsequent AGMs.   There is no need for action at present
  1. Parish Council Communications: Following further discussion on all our communication methods a refresh of our website was thought to be a good idea and John will draft points for suggested tweaking. Also it was decided we should ask residents to inform us via the email service of any comments they make to CBC with regard to planning applications so that we may consider their opinions for when the parish council returns its comments if the CBC timetable allows for this.
  2. Defibrillators: Having obtained 2 defibrillators funded by the British Heart Foundation which are to be installed on Salcott and Peldon Village Halls, a familiarization session is to take in Salcott VH on Tuesday 16th May carried out voluntarily by a West Mersea First Responder, Christine Cheetham and the Salcott machine will be operational from that date. A further session will take place in Peldon when the new hall is completed.
  3. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

170852 Proposal: Listed Building application for alterations at Wayside Cottage, Church Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

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 – Refuse

Finances:

101924 Mr J Newman – play insp x 2 £60.00
101925 Business Services at CAS Ltd. – defibs insurance £12.94
101926 AIS – Annual playground inspections £234.00
101927 EALC + NALC – Annual subs £306.02
101928 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May £426.82
101929 Mr J Newman – play insp £30.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 13th June 2017 at 7.30pm in Peldon Church  

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PAWS April – All About Stunts

Lucy Allen & Lorraine Davies

Lucy Allen with Lorraine Davies

PAWS April – All About Stunts

PAWS’ April meeting featured Lucy Allen who has been a professional stuntwoman for 27 years, 37 members attended and enjoyed her talk.

Inspired by Olga Korbut

Watching Olga Korbut at the Munich Olympics inspired Lucy as a child Continue reading

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PC Agenda 9th May 2017

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 on Tuesday 9th May 2017 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.

Addressed 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)

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PC Minutes 11th April 2017

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th April 2017

Present: Nicky Ellis, Bob Holmes, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, John Walker, Kevin Bentley, 2 Zone Wardens, 5 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: Unfortunately there are still many vehicles speeding Continue reading

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PC Agenda 11th April 2017

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 11th April 2017 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.  Changes to the Waste Collection Service

  • CBC Zone Warden in attendance to explain changes beginning in June

2.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Decision required: Any matters that require attention?

3.  Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study

  • Requirement to request all residents to keep Salcott creek free of all debris

4.  Parish Council Communications discussion

  • Decisions required: How does/should the PC communicate with residents?  Is the website still fit for purpose?  What should its purpose be?  Is it due for redesign?  Is the e-mail service still useful?  Can we streamline it better?  Should we be making use of Facebook? 

5.  CBC Planning Skills Training and Clerk’s Information Session

  • Reports including particular points of interest

6.  To note updates to PC’s Register of Members Interests

7.  Actions and Reminder List – update

Correspondence:

  • ECC Highways – to inform of its rejection to the request for removal of highways rights on land near to Rowses Farm
  • Future Road Closures https://roadworks.org?tm=107524
  • Emails with regard to objecting to planning application 170502 at land adjacent to Games Farmhouse
  • Natural England – England Coast Path Proposals – Maldon to Salcott
  • Police Conference at EALC offices on Wed 7th June 10am-3pm
  • New Detective Inspector at Colchester CID for serious crime incidents

Planning Decisions:

163198 Proposal: Single storey rear extension and alterations to ground floor. Provision of new window to west elevation of lounge at Plovers, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve Conditional

Finances:

101920 T J Simmons-play insp, grass cuts, fence erection, notice board repairs £1,235.00
101921 Essex Wildlife Trust – meeting room hire £96.00
101922 R S Pullen – clerk’s office expenses – light, heat, etc £250.00
101923 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – April £426.82

The next meeting will be on Tues 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough which will also commence with the Annual Parish Assembly Meeting.  

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PAWS March – AGM & Fashion Show

Fashion Show ModelsPAWS March – AGM & Fashion Show

44 members attended PAWS AGM on 28th March. The formal part of the evening was dealt with first with Jackie Manning reading out her President’s Report for the year followed by the Treasurer’s Report by Jane Anderson. The current committee were re-confirmed for the current year with Lorraine Davies being confirmed as President and Caroline Wilson as her Vice.

Fashion Show

The AGM was then followed by a Fashion Show provided by Lisa Merrett from Alaric Fashions. Models for the night were (from left to right in the photo), Alex Henderson, Janet Sheehan, Vivienne Ohmke, Jackie Manning and Bry Mogridge, who all did an amazing job.  After the show members had the opportunity to browse and buy.

Lorraine ended the evening by presenting Jackie with a bouquet of flowers and thanking her for all her hard work and said she was looking forward to the forthcoming year.

PAWS next get together is on 25th April when Lucy Allen will talk about “A Stuntwoman’s Life”.  Membership is currently full but visitors are very welcome at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.

Details of all meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of this website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring either of the following committee members:

  • Alice Holmes 01206 735510, or
  • Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

 

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