Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm
Present: John Walker, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin (chair), Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis, Pat Moore and 3 members of the public
Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman.
The public was asked for their comments and contribution and Continue reading
A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.
Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting.
Addressed from any of the following may take part: County Councillors, Borough Councillors, Police and any other body or organisation.
44 members attended PAWS AGM on 28th March. The formal part of the evening was dealt with first with Jackie Manning reading out her President’s Report for the year followed by the Treasurer’s Report by Jane Anderson. The current committee were re-confirmed for the current year with Lorraine Davies being confirmed as President and Caroline Wilson as her Vice.
The AGM was then followed by a Fashion Show provided by Lisa Merrett from Alaric Fashions. Models for the night were (from left to right in the photo), Alex Henderson, Janet Sheehan, Vivienne Ohmke, Jackie Manning and Bry Mogridge, who all did an amazing job. After the show members had the opportunity to browse and buy.
Lorraine ended the evening by presenting Jackie with a bouquet of flowers and thanking her for all her hard work and said she was looking forward to the forthcoming year.
PAWS next get together is on 25th April when Lucy Allen will talk about “A Stuntwoman’s Life”. Membership is currently full but visitors are very welcome at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.
Details of all meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of this website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring either of the following committee members:
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.
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.
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:
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 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.
Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016.
Present: Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Netty Knill-Jones, John Jowers, Pat Moore, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley and 5 members of the public
Apologies for absence: Jackie Maclean
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman and all the Continue reading
A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016 to which the Councillors are summons to attend:
Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting. Continue reading
34 members attended our recent AGM on the 22nd March and unanimously voted back in the current committee. Reports were read by Pam Foakes, our outgoing President and Jane Anderson, our Treasurer, before Jackie Manning was voted in as Continue reading
The AGM of the Five Parishes Show Committee will take place at 19:30 in Peldon Village Hall on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.
All are welcome. Why not come along and hear what happened during 2015 when we had, by common opinion, one of our best shows ever. Use the chance to ask questions, make suggestions and maybe even volunteer to get involved.
on behalf of Mike Watson (President) and Paul Bryan (Chairman)
Our Governing Document states that:
…. if in any year an AGM shall not be convened and held in the month of June the AGM for that year shall be held as soon as practicable after the month of June.
Since the previous AGM in November 2014 the committee has struggled with agreeing a recommended way forward for what has become a very challenging problem.
Given the schisms in both the community and the committee we sought help from the Charity Commission in the good management of the Charity and advice from a lawyer who specialises in Charity Commission work.
The lawyer stated that the Charity has been in breach of its objectives since the hall first became unusable over 20 years ago because the trustees have not managed the hall for residents to use nor provided the alternative benefits which the Governing Document allows for. He therefore advised that selling the land to enable the release of alternative benefits was a priority task to comply with the objectives of the Charity. Further that if residents did not agree to sell the land the Charity would effectively become ungovernable because the trustees would be unable to take action to correct the breach of duty. In that case the Charity Commission would advise on what action should be taken.
We are currently seeking further help from the Charity Commission and the lawyer.
The committee and the community have suffered from ill-founded rumour in the past and the trustees want to be sure that any information given is both correct and legal.
We feel that although this is delaying the AGM it is in the best interests of the Charity to resolve the outstanding issues before moving forward.