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PC Minutes 14th March 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 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.         

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are both in good order, a tree on Salcott meadow in need of attention will be seen to in due course.
     
  2. Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study Meeting:
    After measuring the catchment of Virley Brook (which flows out of the sluice into Salcott Creek) very accurately the Environment Agency has produced a computerized model of how the fresh and sea water interact in the Salcott and Virley area.  This followed concerns from the Parish Council about flooding in the village of Salcott and the possible increase in water discharged from Tiptree Sewage Works if more houses were built in Tiptree.
     
    We were invited along to a meeting to discuss the findings of this modelling.
     
    In this sort of model extreme weather events and extreme tides and future sea level rises are used to produce ‘worst case scenarios’ or things which could typically happen once in 200 years.
     
    Their findings show that a measurement of doorstep and airbrick height of the most at risk houses needs to take place, depending on the results of this a cost/benefit analysis of altering flood protection will take place.  The Environment Agency have a strict formula for deciding where investment is warranted, we will be informed of their decision once it has been reached.
     
    The Environment Agency will also put the data into the Local Plan for Colchester that is being written at present.The Parish Council will talk to Tiptree Parish Council to make them aware of our concerns.
     
    If anyone wants more information about what we know so far they can email the Clerk (susiepullen@btinternet.com) the Chairman (phil.gladwin@btinternet.com)
     
  3.  Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre: One representative from each of the Wigboroughs and Peldon will be on the new management committee and these 2 could be residents and not necessarily parish councillors. They are to be appointed by the Parish Council.  If by some extraordinary circumstances in years to come the new hall becomes unused and therefore not needed some money may revert to the Wigboroughs.  It will become the responsibility of the Parish Council to ensure that this is used for the benefit of the residents of the Wigboroughs. Likewise, if the money from the plot sale going to the Great Wigborough Church is not used or needed, this will be received by the Parish Council and used for the benefit of the Wigboroughs residents.   All the Parish Councillors were in agreement with this.
     
  4. Actions and Reminder List – updated
    • Essex Coastal Forum Meeting at County Hall 6th March 2017 was attended by a parish councillor and some interesting points were learnt.

     

 
Planning applications:

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 Decisions:

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

Finances:

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

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PC Agenda 14th March 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 14th March 2017 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence: Bob Holmes

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

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

2.  Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study Meeting – Report

  • Meeting at Environment Agency offices on 9th March 2017

3.  Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre

  • To note matters to date of the PC’s role in this.

4.  Actions and Reminder List

  • Update

Correspondence:

  • National Plant Monitoring Scheme support@npms.org.uk or phone 01722 342743
  • Victim Support Volunteer Recruitment www.victimsupport.org.uk  01277 357557
  • RCCE 2017 Essex Village of the Year competition entry form
  • Essex Coastal Forum Meeting at County Hall 6th March 2017
  • Mersea Island Courier – invitation to enter articles of interest

Planning Decisions:

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

Finances:

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

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th April 2017 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall  

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PAWS February – Perrywood Garden Centre

PAWS February – Perrywood Garden Centre

At our last Meeting on 28th February, 39 members plus 5 visitors came along to hear Alan Bourne give us the History of Perrywood Garden Centre.

The Perrywood Garden Centre

The Perrywood Garden Centre

Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by Alan, Karin and their children Simon & Hannah in Essex. We work hard to produce and source quality plants and products for your home and garden. Whether you are a plant enthusiast or want a day out with the family we have the products, customer service and facilities you are looking for. Our large covered areas allow you to visit whatever the weather, and you can enjoy a home cooked meal or cream tea in our light, bright modern coffee shop. Our 10 acre site is surrounded by beautiful countryside, backing onto woodland and views over the Kelvedon valley.

Alan Bourne & Members

Alan Bourne & Members

Named after local wood

Perry Wood is next to the site and lent its name to the business back in the 50’s when Alan Bourne’s parents, Mary and Les, bought the land and called it Perrywood Nurseries. They started out growing potatoes and pick-your-own strawberries.

After working for Colchester parks department, and seeing the supermarkets begin to take over the strawberry market, son Alan Bourne started to grow plants to sell from the front of the property and took over the business with his wife Karin in 1984.

Over the next 30 years they gradually grew the site into an award-winning garden centre.  It now attracts customers from all over Essex and further afield. Two of Alan and Karin’s children – Simon and Hannah – now help run the business.

A truly interesting and informative evening and we hope to follow this up with a visit and tea.

Our next get together is on 28th March and is our AGM and therefore a closed meeting. Members will also be treated to a Fashion Show with the opportunity to browse and purchase should they so wish.

Find details of all our meetings and speakers 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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The Frame is there – Walls are next

Peldon & Wigboroughs Hall - walls nextThe Frame is there – Walls are next

Join the brick-laying ceremony on 3rd March as construction of the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre gets underway

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

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The Future of Essex Police, Fire & Rescue?

Police & Crime CommissionerThe Future of Essex Police, Fire & Rescue?

The people of Essex are being urged to have their say in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed.  To have your say respond to the consultation that ends on Wednesday 10th May.

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 enables police and crime commissioners to become the fire and rescue authority where a strong local case is made. The Government has also created a statutory duty to collaborate.

Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst said: Continue reading

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PC Minutes 14th February 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

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

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson.

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

Zone Warden: A speed gun check carried out in Peldon revealed several speeding. There has been a substantial increase in fly tipping recently and prosecutions will be carried out whenever possible.  Black refuse bags now have to be bought by residents.  Details of refuse collections etc. are on the CBC website.  There is a litter picker operating in Salcott. Continue reading

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See Village Hall Progress this Saturday

See Village Hall Progress this Saturday

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.

More information

For more information please contact either:

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PAWS January – Life in Spain as a Journalist

PAWS January – Life in Spain as a Journalist

Ian Frewer with members

On 10th January PAWS met in their temporary home at St, Mary’s Church in Peldon.  33 members turned out to hear Ian Frewer talk about his “Life in Spain as a Journalist”. Ian started his talk with a brief History of Spain itself covering such facts as:

  • 1936 saw the last legal burning of a witch in Spain,
  • the expulsion of 150,00 Jews in 1492, and
  • the various invasions over the centuries.

From the mid 80’s he had a holiday home in Spain and in the early 90’s he moved out there permanently. He worked on the Costa Blanca News covering such stories as

  • Tigers in Torrevieja,
  • the bombing of MacDonalds by ETA, and
  • Working Girls to name but a few.

He then joined a local radio with a friend on a live show covering music, local news and interviewing local celebrities. He moved back to the UK about 9 years ago. Ian was a very interesting speaker and we all enjoyed the talk and the refreshments afterwards.

Next Meeting

PAWS next get together is on the 28th February when the speaker will be Alan Bourne.  Alan will talk about “The History of Perry Garden Centre”.  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 the Winstred 100 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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PC Minutes 10th January 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Present: Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Jackie Maclean, Zone Warden.

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley.

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

Zone Warden Report: The fly tipped asbestos has been removed. Prosecutions for fly tipping are ongoing. A volunteer Litter Warrior is required for Salcott, see below; there are already 70 in operation for Zone 1 area of Colchester.  There is to be a big Spring Clean the first weekend of March, or either Continue reading

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The Who Will Care? Awards Return for 2017

Who Will Care? AwardsThe Who Will Care? Awards Return for 2017

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.

Seven Categories

  • The Business Award
    For commercial organisations who have made an impact in their community.
  • The Voluntary Community Service Award
    Reflecting innovation or outstanding service delivery by a third sector organisation.
  • Individual Volunteer Award (Young Person)
    For volunteers aged under 18 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a charity/community group or employer.
  • Individual Volunteer Award (Adult)
    For volunteers aged 18+ who have demonstrated outstanding commitment within their community. This may be something they have done independently or in connection with a charity/community group or employer.
  • Individual Volunteer Award
    For volunteers who have overcome adversity to contribute to a group or community despite the challenges they have faced.
  • Volunteer Team Award
    A group of two or more volunteers of any age who have made an outstanding contribution to their community either independently or with a charity, community group or their employer.
  • Innovation Award
    For social enterprises, commercial organisations and individuals who have demonstrated innovation to support the community.
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