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2012

PC Minutes 11th December 2012

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 2012.

Present: Charles Dymond, Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis (chair), Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, John Walker and 2 members of the public.

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, Netty Knill-Jones, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

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

Borough Councillors: The requested ‘No through Road’ signs at top end of Salcott Street have been given the go-ahead and will erected in the next year. The missing Salcott-cum-Virley sign and chevrons on Colchester Road will be chased up again.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

1. Police – no report and no crimes to our knowledge other than that the two posts on the green near Peldon Church have been burnt.

2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order with weeding being needed fairly constantly.  More work has been carried out at Peldon by the Community Service working party for which we are very grateful.  They will be doing yet more work at Peldon and some at Great Wigborough.  Thanks were expressed to Charles for efficiently liaising with this team. 

3. Zone Wardens and Highway Rangers will both be asked to help with the matter of the road subsiding into the verge along St Ives Hill.

4. Precept/Grant 2013/14 – was discussed at length and it was agreed that we will require approximately the same money next year as this to sustain our present standard of maintenance etc. but a final decision will be made when we receive the formal notification from CBC as to what their grant contribution will be.

5. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group, Community Fund and proposed Footpath – the grand opening of the dam took place. There are 3 applications for the Community Fund to be discussed at the meeting tomorrow evening and for these this parish council gives Phil a mandate, as always, to vote as he feels appropriate at the meeting having been given and considered all the facts. The footpath meeting was attended by 2 parish councillors and a detailed map of this proposed footpath was presented to us for information and discussion. An open event and questionnaire will probably follow in the spring.

6. Wigboroughs Village Hall will have to be taken down and the site sold. Expert advice is being sought to establish and achieve the maximum value. The proceeds will be for the benefit of the Great and Little Wigborough community and ideas for this are being sought and considered. 

7. Broadband – the funding from the Reservoir Community Funds is to be in 3 stage payments as opposed to 5 which will be confirmed at the meeting tomorrow evening.

8. Virley Councillor Vacancy – a leaflet has been produced but the circulation of it may not need to take place as we have an interested resident from Salcott.

9. Fireworks Display – it was decided after much consideration to give this event a year’s break as it attracts too many people from too far a distance making it a massive amount of work but probably reinstating it next year at Moss Hay again.

10. Actions and Reminders List – updated including noting our contact with the Public Rights of Way Officer for Colchester and Tendring who will be looking into all the footpaths in and around Peldon that were reported to us as being impassable.

Planning Decisions:

121768 Proposal: Swimming pool, pool equipment building, garden shed, greenhouse, potting shed, 3 chicken coops and 2 horse field shelters at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Granted

120580 & 121070 for roof and porch at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Salcott have both now received planning approval. 

The next meeting will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough on Tues 8th January 2013 at 7.30pm.

 

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Christmas Bazaar

121129 - peldon st marys xmas bazaarThe Friends of St Mary’s, Peldon, are hosting a (free entry) traditional Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 8th December.  Doors open at 11am and will be open until 3pm offering:

  • Craft stalls
  • Cake stall
  • Book Stall
  • Raffle
  • Lucky dip
  • Seasonal Refreshments and
  • Children’s Christmas Cards

All proceeds go to the Friends of St Mary’s Peldon.

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PC Minutes 13th November 2012

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th Nov 2012.

Present: Charles Dymond, Jinny Gail, John Walker, Nicky Ellis (chair), Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis, 1 Police Officer and 6 members of public

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, Kevin Bentley

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

Borough Councillors: They have received a complaint about lack of passing places along School Lane in Great Wigborough which will be looked into with ECC Highways.  They have also received requests for ‘No Through Road’ signage at the crossroads end of The Street at Salcott which will also be brought to the attention of ECC Highways along with the other signs that are still missing.  Simon High, CBC Land Drainage, has produced a map of critical areas for receiving or having received attention with regard to flooding.

Public-Have Your Say: Moving the bus stop at Church Road/ Malting Road was enquired about and we have had recent notification that new funding is available so ECC will hopefully get this project moving again in the not too distant future.  The large puddle there also needs addressing.  St Ives gets flooded easily now as the culvert there needs attention so letters will be written to land owners.  Various footpaths in and around Peldon are blocked or have been ploughed so that they are not useable which will be brought to the attention of the appropriate people.  Overhanging trees at Moss Hay footpath will be looked at for appropriate remedial work.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Police there had been some fairly minor traffic accidents and one theft of a wallet left in an insecure office.   
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – Salcott goal post need straightening and this will be carried out in the spring as the ground is too wet now.  The rubber clippings have now been installed and provide an excellent surface for the Salcott playground. 
    Weeding needs to be carried out at Peldon playground which will be addressed.
    The Community Service has made a very good start on clearance work at Moss Hay with more to follow.  
  3. Zone Wardens and Highway Rangers – Zone Wardens will be thanked for the clearance work carried out at Peldon around The Glebe and The Plough.  We have asked the Highways Rangers if they can tackle road surface issues at Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough. 
  4. Meetings for 2013 – Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed that we should, for the forthcoming year, hold a third of our parish council meetings at the new meeting rooms at Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall Farm at Great Wigborough starting with the January meeting if this is convenient with them.  The rate for us is very favourable.
  5. Borough Councillor Funds for community projects – this being available for Wigboroughs and/or Salcott and Virley, but we have no suitable new projects at present as maintenance would inevitably follow and therefore feel that other villages may use the money for things they require.
  6. Gold Magazine Edition – sadly, due to our finances being cut this coming year, Phil proposed, Lynne seconded and all agreed that we would not sponsor a Gold Edition Magazine next year for our annual reports.  It is not a statutory requirement but never-the-less we will ensure that these reports are on our website and the noticeboards and we would request that more join our email service where these reports will be sent out automatically.  Please contact the clerk if you wish to receive this emailing service.   
  7. Broadband – this new high speed service that John has been working on so diligently is to be launched in January 2013 if all goes to plan.
  8. Cul-de-sac signs for Salcott – ‘No Through Road’ signage will be requested from ECC Highways.  There is already a red T sign but is evidently not obvious enough. 
  9. Virley Councillor Vacancy – a leaflet to drop in all eligible houses (Wigboroughs, Salcott and Virley) is being produced including an invitation to our December or January meeting.
  10. Parish Transportation Meeting – was not attended
  11. Fireworks Display – took place very successfully and thanks are given to all those who helped at some point or another.  Huge thanks are given to Robert and Liz Davidson for the use of their land, their help with parking, etc and much more.
  12. Actions and Reminders List – updated

Planning Decisions:

121245 Proposal: To erect shed measuring about 2.4M x 3M x 2M high at peak of roof in the garden to the south of the house. To be installed on supports driven into the ground. No concrete base at Priests House, Church Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

121561 Proposal: Dependant relative annexe to main dwelling comprising bedroom, bathroom and sitting room, all attached to main dwelling at rear at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Granted

Finance:

101684 EALC – Chairman’s Day 2 Course

£65.00

101685 Eastern Waste Disposal – rubber clippings for Salcott

£900.00

101686 R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for November

£353.53

101687 R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses (paper, ink,  phone, car, etc)

£218.39

101688 Keith Banks – grass cut on Moss Hay

£40.00

101689 Terry Simmons – 1 play insp, dealing with bark and rubber, gravel boards

£164.00

The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 11th Dec 2012 at 7.30pm.

 

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PC Minutes 9th October 2012

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes for the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th Oct 2012.

Present: Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Carys Handley (Zone Warden) and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley

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

Borough Councillors: Andrew has arranged that the Zone Warden Supervisor would attend a meeting of our choice to answer our queries about their role if we so wished.

Certain matters are being chased up with ECC Highways, a missing road sign, flood management issues and letters written to residents with regard to this matter at Salcott. Also a letter has been written to Highways about our issues with regard to road resurfacing and associated signage.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None  

1. Police – no report of crimes that we are aware of but the message, as always, is to be alert for suspicious behaviour and particularly theft of heating oil now that the weather has turned colder.

2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – both playgrounds are in need of a bit of weeding but this will be dealt with shortly as the project of bark topping up at Peldon and the rubber clipping being delivered to Salcott will be carried out in the next week or so. Thanks were given to Charles for planting grass seed on the surrounding area of the basketball pad to make good.  Thanks were also expressed to Colchester Borough Council and Peldon Borough Councillor Terry Sutton for their generous donation towards the new basketball pad.  Thanks also to ECC Big Society Fund for the grant for the majority of this project.

3. Zone Wardens and Revenue Cuts – Carys Handley explained that they do not intend to duplicate matters that we already have in hand but can operate as a quick response team with matters such as dog fouling, graffiti, fly tipping, etc.  We asked for them to carry out litter picking along our roadsides where hedge cutting has revealed quite a lot of rubbish.  After discussion it was decided to email the Zone Warden boss, Cassandra to ask for their job description so that we can be sure of exactly what they are able to tackle.  It would seem that much to our disappointment on losing our CBC Revenue Grant contribution which we have tried in vain to retain the Zone Wardens are here to stay so we must use them to our benefit.

4. Code of Conduct – most of our parish councillors have now filled in the necessary form.  Andrew Weavers, CBC Monitoring Officer will be consulted for confirmation.

5. Abberton Reservoir Footpath Committee Meeting – thanks were given to two of our parish councillors for attending this meeting.  It transpired that the map of the land and proposed footpath that had been drawn up was inaccurate in several places so will be corrected.  Work is still going on to acquire land necessary for the completion of a footpath round the whole of the reservoir. Ducks require an exclusion zone of 200 yards or a high hedge if the path cannot be of the correct distance away. 

6. Gold Magazine Edition – further discussion on cost will take place following a request to the treasurer for magazine finances.  Jinny had carried out a questionnaire from email participants and drawn up a comprehensive results sheet on feedback which was very useful and we thanked her for this excellent piece of work. It was agreed that this is still a very good way of getting our annual report to everyone in all the villages.

7. Broadband – John was thanked again for all his sterling work on this very complicated and involved project. Abberton and Langenhoe have at last put in their application to join us for funding from the reservoir money which will probably be paid out in stages as work progresses. A booklet will be acquired from County Broadband for all the parish councillors for a better understanding of this project which will hopefully enable us to answer questions from inquiring public.

8. Virley Councillor Vacancy – having received no interest at all we will draw up a leaflet explaining the role of a parish councillor that will be delivered to all the houses in Salcott and Virley in a hope of attracting people.

Actions and Reminders List – updated

Planning Applications:

121768 Proposal: swimming pool, pool equipment building, garden shed, greenhouse, potting shed, 3 chicken coops and 2 horse field shelters at Fourways, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

120845 Proposal: Creation of gateway off Wigborough Road to provide safer access for agricultural vehicles at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

120916 & 120917 (Listed Building) Proposal: Erection of 2 storey side extension. Minor internal remodelling; lowering of section of ground floor at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Permission & Consent Granted

121251 Proposal: Replacement of a derelict conservatory with a 2 storey side extension at Haxells Farm, Haxells Farm Cottage, Peldon Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

Finance:

101678 EALC – Chairman’s Day 1 Course

£65.00

101679 Keith Banks – Moss Hay grass cuts x 4

£160.00

101680 R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for October

£353.53

101681 St Mary the Virgin, Peldon – Gold mag entry

£150.00

101682 Peldon Village Hall – hire

£80.00

101683 T Simmons – play insp

£30.00

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 13th Nov 2012 at 7.30pm.

 

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PC Minutes 11th September 2012

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th Sept 2012.

Present: John Walker, Lynne Simmons, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Andrew Ellis, 1 Police Officer and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Netty Knill-Jones

Minutes of the last meeting: with the alteration at item 3. Code of Conduct, at the end should read ‘one Parish Councillor on the Complaints Panel who should have a vote’, was agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillors: The online complaints procedure for ECC Highways is not being dealt with satisfactorily in many cases. County Councillor Kevin Bentley has party to a hot line for complaints so please phone or email the clerk with problems to be passed on. It was brought to Andrew’s attention for investigation that holes in the roads are not always being filled before resurfacing takes place and loose chippings following resurfacing are being wasted. Also the temporary signs for loose chippings are being left too long after the job has been finished and get knocked into the road causing obstructions.

Andrew will ask the head of Zone Wardens for a meeting with us to explain their roles within our community. Also we would like to know the cost from CBC of the Zone Wardens particularly as our precept/grant is being cut.

The missing Salcott-cum-Virley sign from along Colchester Road will be followed up and also CBC Simon High will be contacted for an update on drainage problems in Salcott and the poor state of the road in Salcott and bridge and road on Mill Lane in Virley.

Public-Have Your Say: Concern was expressed about speeding along Lower Road, Peldon. Training for speed gun use will hopefully be taking place shortly.  There was a suggestion for the triangle of grass area at the beginning of Peldon coming from Wigboroughs to be improved but this, unfortunately, is out of our hands as it is privately owned.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Police – A house in The Glebe, Peldon had been burgled but there was no sign of forced entry. The Police urge people to make sure windows and doors are not left unlocked. No other crimes were reported.  The Police do use their speed gun periodically in order to help in reducing speeding through our villages.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – Both playgrounds are in good order with minor jobs outstanding. The replacement chain tails have been fitted to the swings at Salcott. The bark removal will hopefully take place in the very near future in readiness for the rubber clippings. There had been a number of complaints about the grass being too long on Salcott meadow and the roadside hedge in need of a trim. This was explained that these jobs were carried out when it became possible after a spell of wet weather. The contractor has made a good job of the new basketball pad on Moss Hay for which we have obtained grants.  Charles will sow grass seed on the surrounding area to make good.  Children have asked for a net for the ring but unfortunately we have found in the past that nets are quickly broken by children swinging on them or rot too easily.
  3. Code of Conduct – Some had completed the Registerable Interests Form but others still need to do this.  No one wished to be nominated for the Standards Board that takes on the onerous task of judging other parish councillors where there has been complaints received by CBC about them.
  4. Great Wigborough illuminated 30 mph sign – no additional ones are available at present and moving the one in Wigborough will be considered but funds are short for this type of work so it will be sometime before anything happens if at all.
  5. Gold Magazine Edition – we may need to make changes as to how we get our annual report to everyone due to costs, and so requirements and alternatives will be explored.
  6. Broadband and Website – update from John to whom we again expressed our thanks for his tireless efforts on this broadband project.
  7. Finances – to acknowledge completion of the approved external audit.
  8. Abberton Reservoir Community Funds – we agreed on a mandate for Phil to vote for Abberton & Langenhoe’s application to join the broadband scheme, vote also for the expansion of A & L Village Hall following an improved application. The resident in Layer de la Haye who were inconvenienced and out of pocket for being unable to move on their arranged date because their driveway was blocked by reservoir vehicles, for this Phil was mandated to vote for this application if the evidence supported the claim.
  9. Actions and Reminders List – updated

Planning:

121251 Proposal: Replacement of a derelict conservatory with a 2 storey side extension at Haxells Farm, Haxells Farm Cottage, Peldon Road, Peldon

121245 Proposal: To erect a shed measuring about 2.4M x 3M x 2M high at peak of roof, in the garden to the south of the house. To be installed on supports driven into the ground. No concrete base. At Priests House, Church Road, Peldon

121561 Proposal: Dependant relative annexe to main dwelling comprising bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. All attached to main dwelling at rear at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

120074 Proposal: Replacement dwelling and garage following demolition of existing dwelling at Thornfleet, Church Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

120580 Proposal: Variation of condition 3 of planning permission 102366 to allow for amended ridge height of extension due to design fault on approved scheme at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott – Permission Granted

121007 Proposal: Listed building application for demolition of derelict conservatory and replacement with 2 storey side extension at Haxells Farm, Peldon Road – Consent Granted

121047 & 121043 Proposal: Part conversion of existing outbuildings to provide home office, WC, kitchen and storage areas at Seaborough House, Peldon Road, Great Wigborough – Permission and Consent Granted

121120 Proposal: Infill extension to create new bedroom – in part replacing demolished extension at Fourways, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Refused

121099 Proposal: Replacement 3 bedroom dwelling and detached car port – Ref: COL/1397/81 at Ransomes, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

121070 Proposal: Variation of condition 2 of 102366 – to build porch with pitched gable roof as opposed to approval lean to roof (retrospective) at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott – Permission Granted

121258 Proposal: Extension to provide structural support to existing dwelling and additional dependant relative accommodation (resubmission of 110912) at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Refused

Appeal against CBC’s Decision: Proposal: Replacement front garden wall and improved vehicle access to residential area frontage only (resubmission of 111830) at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Finance:

101671 Keith Banks – Moss Hay grass cuts x 4                                                            £160.00

101672 R S Pullen  –  clerk’s fee for August and September                                         £707.06

101673 David J Moore – new basketball pad at Moss Hay                                          £3,595.20

101674 Peldon Village Hall – hire x 2                                                                         £160.00

101675 Audit Commission – annual external audit                                                       £162.00

101676 T Simmons – 2 x play insp, 7 x grass cuts, cut hedge, fit swing parts                 £381.00

101677 B & S Chains –  swing parts                                                                            £53.88

The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 9th Oct 2012 at 7.30pm.

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PC Minutes 10th July 2012

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 July 2012.

Present: Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Kevin Bentley and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Terry Sutton

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

Borough Councillors: All reported pot holes and road repairs are being addressed systematically. www.essex.gov.uk/highways provides details of where and when this work will be carried out with maps.  Report any potholes noticed to the clerk to be sent on to ensure they receive attention.

Money from the Reservoir Community Fund allocated for an Education Centre is still in the early stages of discussion as there are many problems arising for this project to take off.

County broadband scheme is being held up by the EU Commission to agree.

A couple of matters were reported to Kevin to take up for us.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Nicky for discussion on planning application 121099 and refrained from joining in the discussion

  1. Police – no crimes reported in our villages
  2. Playgrounds – replacement swing chain tails have been bought for Salcott and will be fitted shortly, also replacing the bark with rubber clippings at Salcott is in hand but the weather has not been suitable for this job and may not now be carried out before the school holidays as was originally planned.  It will be done as soon as possible. Terry will cut the hedge at Salcott meadow and Barry will be asked for similar work at Moss Hay.  Work at Peldon resulting from the annual report has all been carried out and also erection of Dog Fouling signs.
    Having received a grant from the Big Society Fund Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to go forward with the replacement of the basketball pad on Moss Hay and hopefully use the money from Terry Sutton for the shortfall if it fits the criteria.
  3. Code of Conduct – councillors must fill in the Register of Interests form and the Parish Council should accept the new Code of Conduct.  We will inform Andrew Weavers (CBC Monitoring Officer) that we agree with West Bergholt Parish Council about the appointing of only one Parish Councillor on the Complaints Panel who would not have a vote.
  4. Great Wigborough illuminated 30 mph sign – we will contact ECC Highways to enquire about moving this sign to face the other way and be near the start of the houses when approaching from Salcott and also request another sign for Peldon when approaching from Wigborough on the Lower Road.
  5. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group Meeting – all work has been slowed down due to the weather. Avocet nests have been found for the first time. Passing signs at the lay-bys have been erected along School Lane.
    Community Fund – Phil has our agreement to vote for the Abberton & Langenhoe Village Hall extension application if the criteria for these funds are improved satisfactorily.
  6. Possible funds from Borough Councillors for the Wigs and Salcott & Virley – Kevin and Andrew have yet to decide how to use their funds as they have several villages on their patch
  7. Broadband and Website – Abberton and Langenhoe are to join forces with our project for high speed broadband.  John was absent for an update.
  8. Actions and Reminders List – updated

Planning:

121070 Proposal: Variation of condition 2 of 102366 – to build porch with pitched gable roof as opposed to approved lean-to roof at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

121120 Proposal: Infill extension to create new bedroom – in part replacing demolished extension at Fourways, Barnhall Road, Salcott

121099 Proposal: Replacement three bedroom dwelling and detached car port. Ref: COL/1397/81 at Ransomes, Wigborough Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

120749 Certificate of Lawfulness has been completed for use of outbuilding as ancillary and incidental residential use at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon

120858 & 120860 (Listed Building) Proposal: Remove defective bow window to existing kitchen and replace with new timber window and remove all black paint/stain etc. from existing internal exposed oak beams, joists and studs via a gentle chemical free hot water vapour process at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Permission and consent granted

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 11th September 2012 at 7.30pm.

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PC Minutes 10th April 2012

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th April 2012.

Present: Jane Banks, John Walker, Nicky Ellis, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill Jones and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis, Charles Dymond, Jinny Gale

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the vice chairman with the alteration at 6. Broadband update to say ‘It was agreed by all to give Phil a mandate to vote for this at the meeting and John Walker to represent us’ in our bid……..

Borough Councillors: Simon High, from CBC Street and Leisure Services, is making good progress with organizing ditch clearance in Great Wigborough and hopefully will pursue residents in Salcott for similar work to be carried out in order to assist with potential flooding issues.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

1. Police – no reports of crimes to our knowledge.

2. Gold Edition Magazine – cost will be the same as last year, John will organize the cover as before and as usual it will be delivered to all the houses in our five villages by various willing volunteers. This edition will include the Chairman’s and the year’s financial reports.

3. Playgrounds and fields – any outstanding work in the playgrounds will be carried out shortly.  Volunteers will be asked to assist in collecting the old bark from Salcott play area and take to Peldon. Following that the rubber clipping can be arranged for Salcott.  Volunteers will also be sort to help clear the ditch on Moss Hay, overgrown shrubbery will be cut back in the autumn and the basket ball area assessed for safety, repairs and obtaining a grant. There has been dog fouling again on Moss Hay.  This is dangerous to children’s health and very unpleasant for all so please pick up your dog’s mess.  We will report to the dog warden any culprits we hear of.

4. Website update – progress is being made.

5. Abberton Reservoir Expansion, Community Funds & Rights of Way – if all goes to plan the new road will be opened on Saturday. For the time being the old road from Layer Church will be used for access to the Visitor Centre. The water level in the reservoir will take a couple of years to adjust and be established.  Our well presented application for funding has been accepted and funds granted (see Broadband below).  Footpaths have yet to be sorted as that cannot be done until nearing completion of the main works. John offered to be our representative on the Rights of Way Committee when formed.

6. Broadband update – we have received confirmation that funding is available from the 106 Reservoir agreement to create hi-speed internet wireless network in the Winstred 100, the network will include Layer Breton.  This will give our villages internet speed equivalent to the UK’s largest cities and access to ‘urban’ style online facilities including TV, films, video links, free phone calls etc. This gift is a unique opportunity, most rural areas in the UK will not ever in the foreseeable future benefit from this kind of facility.

7. CBC Emergency Planning Meeting – was attended and their main objective is forming lists of appropriate people to be of use in an emergency.  Our updated plan when finished will be sent to CBC for advice and or approval.

8. Flooding matters update – as above in Borough Councillors

9. Standing Orders – Phil proposed, Jane seconded and all agreed for the small change in the wording in our Standing Orders be adopted.  This accommodates for a situation where the chair cannot be found for one reason or another from our usual order of rotation of the villages.

10. Actions and Reminders List – updated

11. Complaint to CBC about the Parish Councillors – It was noted that Mr Bevan has lodged a formal complaint with CBC about all the members of the Parish Council.  The complaint is related to planning issues.  The Parish Council does not believe that there is any substance in the complaint but will, of course, co-operate fully with the relevant authorities who will investigate it.

12. Salcott crossroads bus shelter – many thanks were given to Terry Simmons for doing such a splendid job of modifying this bus shelter to make it more weather-proof for users.  We hope to put a photo of the finished result on the website.

Planning Applications:

120507 Proposal: Replacement front garden wall and improved vehicular access to residential area frontage only. Resubmission of 111830 at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

120496 Proposal: Listed building application for extension of eaves storage floor 1.2m and restoration of original interior dividing wall to remove safety hazard. Original and reclaimed material will be used to match existing beams, floor and walls at Priests House, Church, Peldon

120533 Proposal: Demolition of existing dwelling. Proposed four bedroom dwelling and detached garage at Rolls Farm, Peldon Road, Peldon

120580 Proposal: Variation of condition 3 of planning permission 102366 to allow for amended ridge height of extension due to design fault on approved scheme at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

120170 Proposal: Installation of photovoltaic solar panels on land to rear of farm buildings at Sherwins Farm, Abbots Wick Lane, Great Wigborough – Permission Granted

120215 Proposal: Retrospective application for a change of use of land from agricultural to domestic garden. Bringing fenced border in line with other properties at land adjacent to Magpies and Hepzibah, Church Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

120242 Proposal: 1st floor extension to rear over existing g/floor flat roof. Extension to side using same ground floor area with first floor above to existing rear build line. Ground floor extension to front for new entrance hall. Resubmission of 112023 at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

Finances:

101653 – R S Pullen – use of office, heat, light, etc.                                                 £250.00

101654 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for April                                                                £353.53

101655 – EALC and NALC – annual subs                                                                  £288.79

101656 – CALC – annual subs                                                                                  £35.00

101657 – Peldon Village Hall – hire                                                                           £80.00

101658 – T Simmons – play insp, grass cut, weeding, bus shelter alterations                £725.00

The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 8th May 2012 at 7.30pm and will be the Annual Parish Meeting and AGM

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PC Minutes 13th March 2012

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 13th March 2012.

Present: Netty Knill Jones, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis, Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Kevin Bentley, 1 Police Officer and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Andrew Ellis

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman with the alteration of Phil Gladwin being absent (not present) and the additional wording to Declarations of Interest: ‘and left the room when this was discussed.’

Borough Councillors: The structure of the Police force will be changing with the appointment of a Police and Crime Commissioner who will have overall responsibility for financial affairs, crime figures etc.

Essex has been picked for trials for the Community Budget in joining up of some government public bodies with ECC with the aim of reducing spending in certain areas. Civil Servants from Whitehall have come to County Hall for this purpose.

Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group meet tomorrow and our application for funds to improve our broadband will be discussed.

Lighting at the new Visitor Centre will be brought up for complaint. We’ve heard since that this was due to the time switch not working correctly and it should therefore not be a problem in future as the lights will only be used on occasions.

School Lane has had repair work carried out and all pot holes are being repaired more sensibly by repairing all in an area rather than the worst ones first and then returning for lesser ones later.

CBC have sent further letters to residents about cost of works that must be carried out in clearing drains and culverts to help in potential flooding problem areas.

Certain missing road signs will be reported for reinstating.

Public-Have Your Say – None

Declarations of Interest – None

1. Playgrounds – inspections have been routinely carried out and arising matters will be dealt with.  Rubber clippings for Salcott have yet to be organized. Salcott goalposts have been repainted.

2. Village Design Statement – the completed work was presented to everyone for approval. With the alteration of a couple of minor details the parish council agreed unanimously to adopt this document.  A very big thank you was given to all the team who contributed to the completion of this splendid piece of work. All households in our villages will receive a copy and it will be put on our website.

3. Police – there has been hare coursing locally, some children damaged a fence and the theft of diesel and catalytic converters still continues.

4. Website update – next month due to John’s absence.

5. CALC Meeting – was attended by two parish councillors where there was a presentation from CBC Tree Preservation Officer.

6. Broadband update – Parish Councillors have had a meeting with Lloyd Felton from County Broadband to discuss a scheme taking in some surrounding parish councils for faster broadband. It was agreed by all for Phil to represent us in our bid for a grant from the Reservoir Community Funds for this project.  There was a suggestion for a display at the Peldon May Festival.  A vote of thanks was given to John and Phil for their extensive work on this so far.

7. Les Lapwood – due to family commitments has resigned and therefore the correct procedure will be followed to enable us to fill the vacancy. A letter of thanks will be written to him.  See below.

8. Flooding matters – as above in Borough Councillors.

9. Standing Orders – alterations to the wording to accommodate changes to our rotation of villages for chairman arrangement will be discussed next meeting.

10. Actions and Reminders List – updated.

Planning Applications:

120413 Proposal: Two storey side extension at Mill Cottage, The Strood, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

112327 Proposal: 3 vehicle detached garage at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Granted

112422 Proposal: Demolition of existing and erection of replacement dwelling with attached garage at The Farmhouse, Abbots Wick Lane, Great Wigborough – Permission Refused

Appeal no. A1530/A/12/2171150 against the above CBC decision

Appeal no.A1530/D/12/2170062 against the refusal of proposed extension to dwelling to provide additional accommodation at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott.

Finances:

101650 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for March                                                             £353.53

101651 – R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses, stationary etc.                                             £204.50

101652 – T Simmons – play insp and repainting goal posts                                        £113.27

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 10th April 2012 at 7.30pm

We now have a vacancy for a Salcott Parish Councillor who must live within 3 miles of the boundary of Salcott.  Anyone interested please contact the clerk Sue Pullen on 01206 735367.

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PC Minutes 14th February 2012

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th February 2012.

Present: Charles Dymond, Jane Banks, Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill Jones, Lynne Simmons, I Police Officer and 2 members of public

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

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

Borough Councillors: Empty salt bins have been an issue in Salcott and Great Wigborough and been followed up rigorously.  The contractors who carried out the initial fill up insisted they had filled them all. This is obviously not the case but it was considered too late to address this now even though we had tried many times to get them filled up during the past month or two.  Next year things will be noted and acted on more positively much sooner.  There will be another fill all round this winter if there is another cold spell.

The Parish Council would like to express thanks to Chris Jones for clearing away the snow on Mill Lane.

Flooding issues are explained at item 5.

Public-Have Your Say – None

Declarations of Interest – Netty Knill Jones for planning item application no.120033

1. Playgrounds – Reports were received from Salcott. Rubber clippings will be ordered shortly. Peldon is in good order and benches on Moss Hay will be painted on the corners with bright paint for safety at night.  Also dog fouling signs will be erected shortly.

2. Village Design Statement is nearing completion and will be ready for the draft to be considered at the March meeting.  Quotes for printing are being sort.

3. Police – there has been a break-in at a farm in Peldon and some items stolen.  A number of cars etc have been retrieved from ditches due to the icy road conditions.

4. Broadband Update – our two sources of information were absent from this meeting

5. Walkabout following Flood Summit Meeting – Borough Councillors were joined by Parish Councillors along with Simon High, CBC Land Drainage and Building Technician to look closely at particularly bad spots for flooding.  Letters have been written by Simon High to land owners with regard to ditch and culvert clearance.

6. Grass cutting offer from Tiptree – we will be replying to Tiptree PC declining their offer to join forces with their grass cutting equipment and staff as we are more than satisfied with our own arrangements.

7. Actions and Reminders List – updated

Planning:

112327 Proposal: 3 vehicle detached garage at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – amended plan

120074 Proposal: Replacement dwelling and garaging following demolition of existing dwelling at Thornfleet, Church Road, Peldon

120033 Proposal: Lawful development certificate for an existing use – The Bungalow let to non-agricultural tenant at Virley Hall Farm, Mill Lane, Virley

120170 Proposal: Installation of photovoltaic solar panels on land to rear of farm buildings at Sherwins Farm, Abbots Wick Road, Great Wigborough

120215 Proposal: Change of use of land from agricultural to domestic garden, bringing fenced border in line with other properties at land adjacent to Magpies and Hepzibah, Church Road, Peldon

Notice of Planning Decisions:

112135 Proposal: Two storey extension to provide additional kitchen and wc in study space at ground floor also incorporating a utility room. First floor additional bedroom at 9 Sharlands Row, The Street, Salcott – Permission Granted

111937 Proposal: Detached office, garage and car port building at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon – Permission Granted

112345 Proposal: Single-storey extension in brick and tile at north door, providing WC and wet area to Church at St Mary’s Church, Peldon – Permission Granted

Appeal Decision: APP/A1530/D/11/2164288 against refusal of planning permission by CBC at Beckton House Farm for proposed extensions and alterations to existing dwelling – Appeal Dismissed

Finances:

101645 – Salcott Village Hall – hire                                                                           £150.00

101646 – Webhosting UK Com Ltd. – website                                                            £29.99

101647 – David J Kingaby – website running                                                             £300.00

101648 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for February                                                           £353.53

101647 – T Simmons – 2 x play insp                                                                          £60.00

 

The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 13th March 2012 at 7.30pm

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