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PC Minutes 13th December 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th December 2016.

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

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Lynne Simmons, Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Warden Report: Costs to provide and empty a dog bin were given.  A countrywide Litter Pick Weekend will be 3rd-5th March 2017 and it is hoped that as many as possible will volunteer for this worthwhile event.  Prosecutions for fly tipping and litter being thrown from a moving car are ongoing.  Some asbestos fly tipped in Great Wigborough was reported.

County Councillor Report: Included that the analysis from the second speed survey carried out on Mersea Road, Peldon was due shortly. There are several alternatives for road improvements around the A120 that are being considered.

Borough Councillor Reports: The grant received by the parish council from Colchester Borough Council has been reduced for this next financial year.  New rules for refuse collection will allow for 3 black sacks purchased by the householder to be collected fortnightly. Continue reading

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Leonardo da Panto

Leonardo da Panto

It’s that time of year!

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.

  • 25th – 27th Jan 7.30pm
  • 28th Jan 2.00pm and 7.30pm

BOX OFFICE contact Mel Newton on: 07738 000378 or m.newton@btinternet.com

Hope to see you all there.
PVHMC and the Peldon Players!

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PAWS November – 10th Anniversary

PAWS November – 10th Anniversary

Peldon, Abberton & Wigborough Society is 10 Years Old!

10 years ago a decision was made to break away from the WI and become an independent ladies social group based in Peldon. We continued with monthly speakers with talks on a wide range of topics to include history, gardening, fashion and much more. So, no more Jam Continue reading

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PC Agenda 13th December 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th December 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:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields include modification of cable wire
  • Decision required: Any other matters that require attention?

2.  England Coast Path

  • Natural England requires an official PC reply for the suggested route
  • Decision required: Do we accept the route and how should we reply?

3.  VAS positioning

  • To note new survey strips installed and we await the outcome
  • Decision required: Should we notify residents now or wait for result?

4.  Defibrillator

  • To note British Heart Foundation form filled in and authorised for 2 on VHs
  • To note insurance is available on our policy at minimal cost

5.  The Winstred Eye – update

6.  Cheques

  • Decision required: Should we agree to the policy of cheques being signed at meetings that are not on the agenda but subsequently minuted, invoices having been received in good time prior to the meeting.

7.  Actions and Reminder List – update

Correspondence:

  • Useful Contact Information from Passenger Transport
  • ECC on Essex Energy Switch
  • CBC – Unauthorised Encampments information
  • Bradwell LCLC Meeting 10am 14th Dec 2016 at Mundon Victory Hall & Survey

Planning Applications:

161446 Proposal: Demolition of existing dilapidated out buildings and construction of a detached triple cart lodge garage and attached outbuilding at St Ives Farm – Appeal Lodged
162039 Proposal: The replacement of storage barn including replacement of damaged concrete base and regularisation of use and siting of caravan on land at Land adj Mehalah, The Strood – Withdrawn
162797 Proposal: Extend loft space above existing garage to convert into annexe at Marsh Cottage, The Strood
162818 Proposal: Outline application for proposed replacement and enlargement of existing employment use and creation of additional new employment (B1, B2, B8) including existing and creating of new parking at Pantiles, Peldon Road, Peldon
162987 Proposal: Residential Development – Five Dwellings (Resubmission of application 162247) at Heritage Pension, St Ives Road, Peldon
162674 Proposal: Amended plans as before at The Hinds, Colchester Road, Virley

Planning Decisions:

162473 Proposal: Erection of single storey extension and conservatory with internal alterations to sub-divide existing dwelling into two dwellings at Lodge Cottage, Lodge Lane, Peldon – Refuse

Finances:

101906 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary December £426.82
101907 SLCC – annual subs £68.06
101908 Tollesbury St Mary’s PCC – mag entries £70.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 10th January 2017 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall  

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Wigboroughs’ Village Hall AGM 2016

Wigboroughs’ Village Hall AGM 2016

WIGBOROUGHS VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 29th November 2016.

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 enhancement of the nave of Great Wigborough Church to make it more suitable for use as a community venue
  • supporting the re-development of Peldon Village Hall to create a co-owned and shared community centre to be known as the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre.

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.

Jinny Gale

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PC Minutes 8th November 2016

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 November 2016

Present: Robert Kean, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Nicky Ellis, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: No report given

Borough Councillor Report: A CBC Local Plan update meeting had been attended and following consultation responses there are now no proposed sites for development in our villages.  The next stage with Continue reading

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PAWS October – A Sailor’s Life

Phil Lyons, presenter of A Sailor's Life, with JackiePAWS October – A Sailor’s Life

At the October meeting, our president, Jackie, welcomed Phil Lyons who had come along to talk about A Sailor’s Life.

Phil started with the fact that 21 men from Colchester and the surrounding villages had served at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. At that time Britain had the greatest navy in the world, with 108 ships but after the battle, they possessed 152 ships as they had captured those of the French and Spanish.

Boys as young as 7 served on board, often at sea for over 2 years before setting foot on terra firma. Crews were recruited by press gangs and quota men who rounded up paupers and criminals to serve in the navy. Interestingly 2 of the Colchester men joined voluntarily.  Life on the ships was a mixture of boredom, terror and sheer hard work. It took 8 men to hold the wheel in calm weather and 12 men in a storm, then there was always a danger of catching the wheel and being thrown overboard.

Food was poor with maggots in the meat and weevils in the ship’s biscuits, but men did not complain as at least they were fed. To prevent scurvy, Nelson provided his sailors with onions not limes!  The best part was the daily ration of grog, a mixture of half a pint of rum mixed with 4 parts of water, and a gallon of small beer served daily.  This provided the men with 200 units of alcohol a week!

The sailors slept in hammocks, caught rats for fun and were flogged for any misdemeanour.  50% died from malaria, yellow fever or typhus and many were wounded in battle. Desertion, mutiny and cowardice were hanging offences!

So was a sailor’s life a merry life? I leave you to decide.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is our 10th anniversary celebration on the 22nd November, as such it will be closed to non-members. You can 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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PC Agenda 8th November 2016

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th November 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:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.        Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Discuss the suggestion of alterations to the cable wire on Moss Hay.
  • Decision required: Any other matters that require attention?

2.        Financial Regulations – November 2016

  • To note,  agree and adopt this version of  Financial Regulations for our purposes
  • Decision required: Is everyone in agreement with this proposal?

3.        VAS positioning

  • Discuss possible sites and meeting with ECC  if arranged
  • Decision required: What do we need to do now?

4.        Defibrillator

  • Discuss the quote from WEL Medical Ltd. and possible sources for funding
  • Decision required: Do we wish to take this any further?

5.        The Winstred Eye – update

6.        Actions and Reminder List – updated

Correspondence:

  • Peldon Church for meetings until new hall is built
  • ECC Highways notification of road closure for drainage works
  • CCVS – Community Marketplace at Firstsite 23rd Nov 9.30-3.30
  • CBC – PSPO – anti-social behaviour of dog fouling in public areas
  • West Mersea nuisance dog owner- emails etc.

Planning Applications:

162672 Proposal: Two storey side extension and orangery (not started) plus dropped curb access (installed) at The Hinds, Colchester Road, Virley

Planning Decisions:

162229 Proposal: Single storey rear house extension and single storey detached cart lodge at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
162247 Proposal: Outline application for erection of five dwellings at Heritage Pension, St Ives Road, Peldon – Withdrawn

Finances:

101902 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary November £426.82

The next meeting will be on Tues 13th December 2016 at 7.30pm at Peldon Church  

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PC Minutes 11th October 2016

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 October 2016

Present: Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, 2 Zone Wardens and 3 members of the public

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

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

Zone Warden Report: Changes at the refuse tips should be noted as to what they will accept now. A speed check had been carried out in Peldon. Thanks were given to the Zone Wardens for Continue reading

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Peldon Village Hall – Contract Awarded

New Peldon VIllage Hall

Coming Soon – Contract Awarded

Peldon Village Hall – Contract Awarded

Stroods Specialist Contractors appointed to rebuild Peldon Village Hall

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.

Funding the project

The total project cost, including professional fees, will be around £500,000.  The majority of the costs are coming from grants awarded by:

  • Essex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund,
  • the Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, and
  • Colchester Borough Council’s Big Choice Fund.

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.

Crissy Lee

Crissy Lee

Farewell Party – October 30th

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 bobhomes7@btopenworld.com.

Bob Holmes
Peldon Village Hall Management Committee

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