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PC Minutes – 14th May 2019

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 on Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys, John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gail, Phil Gladwin (chair), Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 5 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and no-one chose to speak at this time.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Liz proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for Robert Kean to take the Chair for the next two years. Jinny proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for Wendy to be Vice-Chairman. Phil proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as the Responsible Financial Officer. The Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly signed.

Chairman’s Report: The parish council had dealt with numerous matters during the last year including various complaints, dog fouling issues, planning applications, highways problems and much more. Thanks, were expressed to everyone involved in getting the result for County Broadband to include our villages in the up and coming fibre investment. It was with great sadness that Lynne Simmons had died, she had served on the parish council for many years including chairmanship and was a great champion for Salcott and Virley matters. Thanks, were expressed to the Parish Councillors, Borough and County Councillors, Zone Wardens and the Clerk for their continuing hard work in getting matters resolved as and when they have cropped up. Thanks, were also expressed to Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit, Liz for grass cutting, Dave and Jack for playground maintenance and all the Litter Warriors in the villages. A special thank you was also given to the generous anonymous donor for legal fees costs required for completion with the Charities Commission including distributing of the funds from the old Wigs hall to the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall and to St Stephen’s Church which will be used to enhance the nave to improve its use as a venue for community events.

Financial Report was circulated to all at the meeting. No excessive spending had taken place this year therefore the Parish Council finances are in good order with a reasonable reserve.

Confirmation of membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC: It was agreed by all to continue membership of these bodies.

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

Zone Wardens are able to attend very few of our meetings now as they are required to carry out more duties in the town centre but they are always at hand should we need assistance with any matter.

Borough Councillor Report: Congratulations were expressed to Robert for taking the chair and Wendy for vice. Pat Moore won the seat for Mersea and Pyefleet at the last Borough Councillor election. With CIF’s new format funds could be available for repair work needed for our playgrounds. Peldon’s bus service for evenings and weekends may be lost owing to poor use. The old Lion pub site has been granted planning permission for dwellings and a small shop. CBC Local Plan is still no nearer to completion and the ECC Libraries consultation should soon be decided, volunteers for West Mersea are always welcome.

County Councillor Report: The CIF grants are available for any community organisation. Pavement repairs across the county are taking place. Raised bus curbs are being considered. Item 3 on the agenda was discussed at length.

Public-Have Your Say: A pavement to the new nursery was requested but is not possible due to ownership of the land involved. Enquiries were made about derelict barns and land on Wigborough Road but the parish council has no recent information. Flooding on Mersea Road and next to the Plough were mentioned again. Item 3 speeding in Great Wigborough was discussed later on by all.

Declarations of Interest: Liz for grass cutting on Moss Hay.

  1. Audit Return and Associated Compliances: Robert proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for the completion and signing of the Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statement, Certificate of Exemption 2018/19, noting the internal audit.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Certain repair and maintenance work was identified in the Annual Inspection Report for attention at both playgrounds therefore quotes and materials etc will be acquired and work carried out accordingly. The Community Working Group continue to work on the greens and hedges.
  3. Speeding in Great Wigborough: Following residents’ complaints, with an on-going petition taking place, speeding measures were requested and discussed at length, with much public participation, for Maldon Road at Great Wigborough where either end is 60mph, as is the normal limit for this category of road, and the complete disregard by many drivers, including council vehicles, for the 30mph when coming to the village and driving through Great Wigborough. Kevin Bentley, ECC Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, explained in detail what the statutory rules are for certain roads and the speed limits etc. He will however, endeavour to address the concerns and consult the Highways Panel Officer to consider possible measures that would help the situation such as advance warning signs, village gates, lengthen the extent of the 30mph limit and request consideration for a 40mph limit for the whole road from Salcott crossroads right through to Peldon.
  4. County Broadband: To note leaflet delivered to all the dwellings explaining that ultrafast fibre is one step nearer to being installed owing to sufficient pre-ordering from residents in all our villages and thanks were expressed to those who carried out leaflet drops to encourage people to sign up.
  5. Meeting Venues: A suggestion was discussed for future meetings to be held at the two halls only as Wigborough is now joined up with Peldon but it was agreed that, at least for now, we will keep it as it is and meet at Abbotts Hall Farm in turn as we have been doing.
  6. Moss Hay: Land registration documents will be looked into and letters sent to householders currently encroaching on Moss Hay land.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

190777 Proposal: Garden shed at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
190957 Proposal: To decommission the existing cesspool that serves the existing home office, to install a new pumping station to transfer the foul waste from the home office and converted barn to the existing house drainage at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough
191005 Proposal: Extension to and conversion of existing garage to create annexe at Beavers Lodge, Lower Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

190356:Proposal: Variation of condition 3 (materials) of application 180680: change of tile specification at Wheatlands, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
190692 Proposal: Single storey rear extension at The Bungalow, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional

Finances:

102021 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May£455.14
102022 Mr T Newman – play insp. x 4£120.00
102023 CALC subs£35.00
102024 Anglia Inspection Services – annual playground inspection£234.00
102025 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd.£180.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th June 2018 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall  

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PC Agenda 14th May 2019

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 on Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting.

Addresses from any of the following may take part: County Councillors, Borough Councillors, Police and any other body or organisation.

Followed by:

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Apologies for absence:

Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Financial and Responsible Officer, resignations, co-options, elections of Parish Councillors, signing of all necessary forms and declarations, welcomings and thank yous accordingly.   Continue reading

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PC Minutes – 9th April 2019

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019

Present: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gail, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 2 members of public

Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor, Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys

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

Zone Warden Report: The two dog bins at Copt Hall Lane are now installed in the correct places and thanks were expressed to the wardens for achieving this.

Borough Councillor Report: More money is being allocated to the Local Highways Panel for highways matters such as missing Continue reading

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PC Minutes 12th February 2019

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th February 2019.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Dave Taylor, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Zone Warden and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker

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

Zone Warden Report: The Great British Spring Clean will be held from 22nd March to 23rd April this year and volunteers are invited to join in in any way they can, form a group, or go out alone or contact the Zone Warden for joining other groups and all necessary equipment can be provided.

Litter Warriors for litter picking throughout Continue reading

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PC Agenda 12th February 2019

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th February 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

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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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 ([email protected]) the Chairman ([email protected])
     
  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
163103Proposal: 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 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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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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PC Minutes 13th September 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 Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th September 2016.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden, 2 CBC Helpline representatives and 3 members of the public.

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Bob Holmes, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Warden Report: They have been dealing with fly tipping and litter picking. They will be erecting road signs for Continue reading

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PC Agenda 13th September 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th September 2016 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report: Continue reading

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