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PC Minutes 13th June 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 13th June 2017.

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

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Pat Moore

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

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PC Minutes 9th May 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 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

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman.

The public was asked for their comments and contribution and subsequently the parish council was asked if it would be supportive or against the Peldon children’s nursery planning application in the event of it being appealed or resubmitted and the reply was that all the Peldon residents’ comments on this matter would be considered before making a decision. Future road closures in Peldon causing diversions was questioned for possible speeding along usually quiet roads but this was considered to be misguided and also to note that it was for a very limited period. The method of how ECC Highways is going to fill potholes and resurface at the same time along Mill Lane was questioned but explained by our parish councillor who has knowledge on such matters.

The Borough Councillors spoke of the new increase in fines for dog fouling, littering and fly tipping and they will look into reports of different types of refuse bags being thrown into the same lorry compartment. The new VAS sign is installed and a success although there are still people speeding as they leave the village going towards the Wigboroughs. Dangerous racing activity along the new Layer causeway will be looked into further and reported to the police.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Bob proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for Phil to carry on as Chairman for another year. John proposed, Liz seconded and all agreed for Bob to carry on as Vice-Chairman for another year.  Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as the Financial and Responsible Officer.

Chairman’s Report thanked all who have helped during the year including all the Parish Councillors who are volunteers, Borough and County Councillors, CBC Zone Wardens, the Clerk and husband, Terry, Jack and Liz for playground and field work, Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit without charge and anyone else who has assisted in any way at all.

There have been many achievements during the year including obtaining funding and erecting a new playground fence at Salcott, obtaining funding for  2 defibrillators which are being installed on the village halls at present along with familiarisation sessions, resurfacing of Footpath 13, the new VAS sign thanks to the speed watch team and Kevin Bentley, significant progress with the flooding issues at  Salcott having engaged with the Environmental Agency, completing some legal policy requirements, communications with residents including the Winstred Eye, considering and commenting on many planning applications.

Financial Report: The Parish Council finances are in good order holding a reasonable reserve for any unforeseen emergency.

Membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC – it was agreed by all to continue our membership of these useful bodies

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

Zone Warden Report: None sent

Borough Councillor Report: The final draft of the CBC Local Plan has been compiled and the public consultation will begin following the Local Plan Committee meeting in June. There are no identified sites for development in our villages. The next round of Locality Budget is up for grabs on a first come first served basis for local community projects. Inadequate and messy documents and plans with applications on CBC website will be looked into.

Public-Have Your Say: A smashed bend sign will be reported to ECC and the broken manhole cover at Salcott crossroads will be chased for repair.

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application 170502 (further discussion in public section)            

  1. Audit Return and Associated Compliances: Phil proposed, Bob seconded and all agreed to accept the completed financial return for 2016/17 which includes the Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statement, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: The annual inspection report was questioned for a variety of reasons and this will be looked into before any payment is made for this service. Any matters needing attention in the playgrounds will be addressed in due course.
  3. Appointing Trustees to the Wigboroughs and Peldon Community Hall Committee:
  • The new charity will eventually operate with a committee consisting of appointed trustees and elected trustees but will be set up with initial trustees nominated by the existing Wigboroughs and Peldon Village Hall Committees.  The initial trustees will serve until the first AGM of the new charity.  The Parish Council will be an organisation entitled to appoint one trustee for the Wigboroughs and one for Peldon at the first and subsequent AGMs.   There is no need for action at present
  1. Parish Council Communications: Following further discussion on all our communication methods a refresh of our website was thought to be a good idea and John will draft points for suggested tweaking. Also it was decided we should ask residents to inform us via the email service of any comments they make to CBC with regard to planning applications so that we may consider their opinions for when the parish council returns its comments if the CBC timetable allows for this.
  2. Defibrillators: Having obtained 2 defibrillators funded by the British Heart Foundation which are to be installed on Salcott and Peldon Village Halls, a familiarization session is to take in Salcott VH on Tuesday 16th May carried out voluntarily by a West Mersea First Responder, Christine Cheetham and the Salcott machine will be operational from that date. A further session will take place in Peldon when the new hall is completed.
  3. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

170852 Proposal: Listed Building application for alterations at Wayside Cottage, Church Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

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 – Refuse

Finances:

101924 Mr J Newman – play insp x 2 £60.00
101925 Business Services at CAS Ltd. – defibs insurance £12.94
101926 AIS – Annual playground inspections £234.00
101927 EALC + NALC – Annual subs £306.02
101928 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May £426.82
101929 Mr J Newman – play insp £30.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 13th June 2017 at 7.30pm in Peldon Church  

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PC Agenda 9th May 2017

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 on Tuesday 9th May 2017 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.

Addressed 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)

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PC Agenda 14th March 2017

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held in Peldon Church 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence: Bob Holmes

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
  • Decision required: Any matters that require attention?

2.  Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study Meeting – Report

  • Meeting at Environment Agency offices on 9th March 2017

3.  Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre

  • To note matters to date of the PC’s role in this.

4.  Actions and Reminder List

  • Update

Correspondence:

  • National Plant Monitoring Scheme support@npms.org.uk or phone 01722 342743
  • Victim Support Volunteer Recruitment www.victimsupport.org.uk  01277 357557
  • RCCE 2017 Essex Village of the Year competition entry form
  • Essex Coastal Forum Meeting at County Hall 6th March 2017
  • Mersea Island Courier – invitation to enter articles of interest

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
163103 Proposal: 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

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th April 2017 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall  

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PC Minutes 10th January 2017

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 January 2017.

Present: Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Jackie Maclean, Zone Warden.

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley.

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

Zone Warden Report: The fly tipped asbestos has been removed. Prosecutions for fly tipping are ongoing. A volunteer Litter Warrior is required for Salcott, see below; there are already 70 in operation for Zone 1 area of Colchester.  There is to be a big Spring Clean the first weekend of March, or either Continue reading

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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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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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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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PC Agenda 11th October 2016

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th October 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: Continue reading

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