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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.

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: None received but following constant fly tipping on Pete Tye Common car park the parish council will look into the cost of installing a CCTV camera.

Borough Councillor Report: The CBC Draft Local Plan is still in disarray and some way off being approved by the Inspectors.

Public-Have Your Say: There has been several complaints about County Broadband of late owing to poor connection resulting in resident’s broadband dropping out and subsequent communication with the company has been very poor and unacceptable. A new main aerial in Salcott should improve things around that location.  The company will be invited to send a technical representative to our November meeting which will be held in Peldon.

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application no. 181498         

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – Peldon playground report has been received and all is in order. Surrounding field hedges will be addressed in due course. The new contractor for grass cutting at Salcott is proving to be excellent and a new playground maintenance person will be found as soon as possible.
    It is extremely unfortunate that recently installed pigeon spikes on all the play equipment at Salcott to keep the seats and surrounding areas pigeon mess free were vandalized immediately after costly installation. If anyone has any information as to who could have done this would they please inform the clerk.
    The Community Group continue to carry out very good work having tackled an overgrown footpath and areas around the church.
  2. Communications Working Party has met and a general overhaul of our communication avenues will take place, resulting in a central method of sending out uniform information but with more appeal to the various points including social media and the website which will also be given a more up to date appearance. We are delighted to have a technology expert amongst who can steer this project on and train others to enable them to operate the new system.
  3. Solar Light and Plaque have now been installed in the brick bus shelter at Peldon and we are pleased to receive the generous contribution from Mrs Hedger who had requested this work to remember her husband Terry who had carried out work for the parish council over many years.
  4. Painted Village Signs – it has been noted that Great Wigborough village sign needs repainting and in the next month the other village signs will be looked at closely to see if any others need repainting.
  5. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – Phil proposed, Netty seconded and all agreed to appoint Robert Kean as the parish council Peldon trustee for the new charity once it is created.
  6. Actions and Reminder List – updated
    1. The parish council is delighted that the new children’s nursery at Peldon is up and running following a brilliant opening day.
    2. Peldon Telephone Box was not used enough, has therefore been emptied of equipment by BT and will be removed in due course.
    3. Great Wigborough post box will eventually be installed following utilities surveys.

Planning Applications:

181545 Proposal: Application to remove conditions 14 and 16 of planning permission 132330 at Langenhoe Hall
181665 Proposal: Single storey pitched rear extension of existing house at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough
181498 Proposal: Change of use of agricultural barn to allow storage of agricultural chemicals and erection of portacabin at New Pots Farm, Lower Road

Planning Decisions:

181416 Proposal: Extensions to dwelling (revision to approved scheme 171283) at Willowbank, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
181665Proposal: Single storey pitched rear extension of existing house at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances:

101983 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – hedge, tree, weeds cut back£360.00
101984 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
101985 Peldon Village Hall – hire£20.00
101986 Mr T Newman – play insp x 3£90.00
101987 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary Aug and Sept£879.46
101988 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd.£90.00
101989 R S Pullen – exp incl petrol, ink, phone, spikes, plaque fit£386.11

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough

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PC Agenda 8th May 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 on Tuesday 8th May 2018 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.  

Chairman’s Report Continue reading

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PC Agenda 10th April 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 April 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: Continue reading

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PC Minutes 13th January 2015

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 January 2015

Present: John Walker, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Charles Dymond (chair), Jinny Gale, Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Rob Surface, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Zone Warden, Jan Hawkins (Community Agent) and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Netty Knill-Jones, Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Wardens Report: They continue to help in prosecuting fly tipping and dog fouling culprits and welcome assistance with any evidence. They will fix our village sign that has a post adrift and the ditch by the brick bus shelter in Peldon.

County Councillor Report: Received and distributed covering cabinet member changes, government funding reductions for ECC, highways matters, etc.

Borough Councillors Reports: We are encouraged to write to the appropriate CBC Officer to express our disapproval for the proposal for West Mersea to close all but one of their public toilets.

CBC are still looking for further sites for develops with new housing etc, many have already been put forward and further sites can be added for consideration.

Funding for a speed survey at Peldon has been applied for to be considered at the next LHP meeting in February and following that consultation with the villagers for a speed reduction method,  possibly a VAS sign, could be considered which Highways would position if and where it thought appropriate.

Local matters such as missing signage, pot holes and drains were updated.

Public-Have Your Say: More Police enforcement for speeding was requested for Peldon which will be followed up. Ditches and grips at Pete Tye Common have caused a problem. In Peldon Moss Hay footpath hedge clippings need clearing from the ditch and Butchers View footpath needs attention and the land owner will be written to. The remaining rubber chippings left on Moss Hay was questioned but will be put in place when the community team can use the facilities in the village hall again after the pantomime is finished and weather permitting.

Declarations of Interest – Lynne for item 7.

1.    Jan Hawkins, from Community Agents Essex gave a presentation on her role explaining that the team consists of 36 covering all of Essex and is funded by ECC Health and Social Care. The main aim is to help anybody that needs it, generally older people, at no cost to them, to be safe, happy and well enabling them, wherever possible, to stay in their own home, therefore giving support for independent living. The parish council will assist in helping them to spread word of their services. For further information visit: www.communityagentsessex.org.uk, or to arrange a free visit call 08009 775858 or email: [email protected].  

2.    Precept 2015/2016 – a comprehensive report was given of our financial situation and owing to a small amount of expenditure over income this last year due to unavoidable costs and the grant from CBC being reduced further Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed to increase our precept by £665 to enable the parish council to continue providing the quality of services that is required. 

3.    Chairman and Vice-Chairman – following Charles leaving Lynne is willing to take over the role of chair and Nicky vice- chair. CBC Electoral Services have been notified of the Peldon councillor vacancy and will issue notices accordingly in due course.

4.    Playgrounds and Playing Fields – at Moss Hay signage for the new equipment has been made and will be erected shortly, the rubber installation is on-going with weather and village hall access permitting, which will be followed by hedge and ditch work.

5.    Speed Reduction Measures – as stated above funding for a survey is being sought.

6.    Review of Village Design Statement and Parish Plan – The list of action points from the VDS which was published in 2012 was discussed for updating taking onto account the changes that have taken place since then in our villages and the revised version of these points will be listed in due course.

7.    Peldon Brick Bus Shelter – two quotations for refurbishing this shelter have been submitted (one to be altered slightly), a third one will be chased up to enable these to be sent to the ECC Passenger Transport Manager so that he can apply for funding at the next LHP meeting.

8.    Clerk’s Salary – Phil proposed, Bob seconded and all agreed to increase the clerk’s salary and the one-off payment in line with the new National Salary Award.

9.    Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way – Leaflets advertising the Have Your Say event in Peldon Village Hall on Wednesday Feb 4th drop-in from 4-6 and 7-9 pm will be printed by the Water Company and distributed to all households by the parish councillors.

10.   Broadband – launch event taking place in Salcott will be late Feb or early March

11.   Actions and Reminders List – updated and to include giving our support to RCCE’s funding campaign, the MP Priti Patel will be written to with photographic evidence with regard to the flooding issues at Salcott and Virley and changes to our signature mandate are being made owing to a change of personnel.

Planning Applications

146599 Proposal: Listed building application for demolition of unsafe storm damaged outbuilding at Kemps Farmhouse, Mersea Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions

146240 Proposal: Listed building application for installation of secondary double glazing to 7 no. windows at Sleyes, Church Road, Peldon – Approve Conditional

Finances:

101809 Salcott Village Hall – hire x 4£120.00
101810 St Mary the Virgin, Peldon – mag entries£150.00
101811 SLCC – annual subs£69.87
101812 R S Pullen – January salary£367.57
101813 David J Kingaby – website work£348.00
101814 Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
101815 Information Commissioner – Data Protection Registration£35.00
101816 T Simmons – play insp£30.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 10th Feb 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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Improved bus shelter at Salcott crossroads

salcott-bus-shelterWorking under a Parish Council initative together with the manufacturer, Littlethorpe, who kindly provided the timber, and a grant for the labour from Essex County Council, our local handyman, Terry Simmons, was pleased to announce completion of the enhancements to the bus shelter at the Salcott crossroads. 

The shelter is made from quality hardwood and since Littlethorpe bus shelters are expected to last for up to 50 years we hope it will be providing a pleasant, user-friendly and weatherproof facility for many years to come.

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