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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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PC Agenda 11th September 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th September 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

To welcome our new parish councillors and complete all necessary forms.

Apologies for absence: John Walker

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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Talks & Craft Days

Workers Educational Association - a Registered CharityTalks & Craft Days

The Tollesbury WEA are running a number of Talks & Craft Days between September & May next year to which you are warmly invited.  The events take place at either:

  • School Room, East St., Tollesbury, CM9 8QD (SR);
  • Tollesbury Sailing Club, Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE. (TSC); or
  • Tollesbury Activity Centre, Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE (TAC).

And are:

Talks

These are one day sessions running between 10 am – 3 pm on Saturdays and cost  £18 each.

  • Essex Country Houses (Margaret Mills) 29th Sept at SR.
  • Why Shakespeare? (Ron Marks) 13th Oct at SR.
  • History Everywhere! – Interpreting the landscape (James Nicholas) 20th October at TSC.
  • Zero Nights: The first great escape in WW11 (Mark Felton) 10th November at TSC.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: Civil Servant and Poet (Dr Graham Platt) 13th April at SR.
  • Imperial China (David Prynn) 11th May at SR.

They will also be running an 8-week course: A Russian Journey: An introduction to Russia, the land, its people and culture…. (Dr Anat Vernitski) This runs 10 -11.30 am on Tuesdays starting at SR on 8th January and costs £58.40.

Crafts

  • Christmas Wreathes (Deb Hart) Tuesday 4th December 10 am – 4 pm £26.50 at TAC.
  • Basket making – A symmetric basket (Deb Hart)  Saturday  12th>January 9 am – 5 pm £52 at TAC.
  • Garden structures including obelisks (Deb Hart)  Wednesday 1st May 10 am – 4 pm £29 at TSC.

More Information

For more information go to http://wea.org.uk and search for course name or your postcode. Online application available. Alternatively, you can call 0300 303 3464.

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PAWS July – Jitterbugs Report

Esther & David organise JitterbugsPAWS July – Jitterbugs Report

On our July social night, the quiet summer evening was rocked into life by the great Swing music played by Esther and the Jitterbugs.  The scene was set with the hall decked with fairy lights, large American and British Flags and posters of rock and roll legends, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley & The Comets and many more.  Centre stage was an amazing Wurlitzer,  designed and made for us by John Fell who lives in the village, it really was incredible. Continue reading

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PC Minutes 10th July 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

Present: John Walker, Clare Lauwerys, Phil Gladwin (chair), Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Zone Warden, Andrew Ellis, and five members of the public for PC vacancy interviews

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Warden Report: Thanks were expressed to Tim for the Zone’s team of continuing work in our villages and yet again the rubble dumped at Pete Tye Common car park will be removed soon. A CCTV camera is being considered. They attend the Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am for collection of garden sacks obtainable with vouchers, clear bags and food boxes. (black sacks are the only refuse item residents have to buy themselves).

County and Borough Councillor Reports: Localism is being discussed for some parish councils where for a trial period they would receive funds from Essex County Council and initiate and pay for their own works by approved contractors for local jobs such as repairing pot holes, replacing missing signage, etc.

Parts of the CBC Draft Local Plan have been deemed unacceptable by the Inspectors and currently there are 3 options to resolve the matter which are now being considered.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Parish Council Vacancies: 5 applicants were present for 4 vacancies (3 for Salcott and Virley and 1 for Peldon) and interviews were carried out separately and a fair points system took place for the decisions. The chosen applicants will be informed tomorrow.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Reports for both play areas will be forthcoming. The Community Working Group have carried out a number of good clearance jobs for us, mainly in Peldon this month.
  3. Communications including Website: A working party has been set up to discuss what is considered the way forward in these modern times of social media and a meeting will be arranged hopefully to take place during the holiday period.
  4. Salcott Grass Cutting: Having received complaints about how and when the grass on Salcott meadow is cut quotations and estimates have been received from several alterative contractors which were discussed and are being considered. A decision will be made shortly.
  5. Solar Light and Plaque: The light is in situ and wording for the plaque has been agreed so will be made and erected in due course.
  6. Requests for raised curbs at Salcott and Peldon bus stops: It was agreed for the parish council to request these from ECC and the cracked pavement will be taken up by our Borough Councillor.
  7. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall: The Wigboroughs’ Charity and the new combined one are coming to the final stages of completion to enable funds from the Wigboroughs to be transferred to the new hall funds. Robert proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed to give Phil the parish council’s backing and support for representation on this new committee which will be required in due course.
  8. Canvass 2018: A request from CBC to carry out the job of canvassing for people to be on the electoral register who are not at present was discussed and it was decided that it is a very responsible position and not one we would wish to put anybody’s name forward for.
  9. Colchester Community Policing Team: Suggestions for the police to come to village coffee mornings and our parish council meetings now and again and the occasional driving slowly round the villages was suggested having received a request for communication ideas from them.
  10. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to include that the PC gives its backing to a resident who will pursue fibre as an alternative for broadband. The resiting of the old VR post box at Great Wigborough has been chased up for information and time scale on the work to be carried out. The verge cutting company will be contacted.

Correspondence:

  • Reply from First Essex Buses to say they will take our request for morning and evening inclusion into consideration when next reviewing their timetables

Planning Decisions:

172517 & 172518: Proposal: To include work to convert a barn from ancillary domestic use to a two bedroomed annexe with a new detached car port following demolition of a lean-to car port. The works include the demolition and rebuilding of the south wall at Harvey’s Farm, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
181416 Proposal: Extensions to dwelling (revision to approved scheme 171283) at Willowbank, The Street, Salcott

Finances:

101975 Anglia Inspection Services – annual playgrounds insp£234.00
101976 Peldon Village Hall – hire£20.00
101977 Colchester Association of Local Councils – subs£35.00
101978 R Pullen Electrical – bus shelter solar light£546.38
101979 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary for June plus back pay£465.55
101980 Mr T Newman – playground inspections x 4£120.00
101981 Colchester Borough Council – elections£248.00
101982 R S Pullen – July salary

£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PAWS June – Great Gardens

Andrew BabiczPAWS June – Great Gardens

After a long and lovely day soaking up the sunshine in our gardens we spent the evening on a journey around Great Gardens of Great Britain with Andrew Babicz.  With the help of superb photos, we explored some of the great and beautiful gardens of Britain.

Great Gardens are?

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PC Agenda 10th July 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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th July 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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