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PC Minutes – 11th June 2019

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th June 2019.

Present: Liz Davidson, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Dave Taylor, Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill-Jones, Wendy Ritherdon, Andrew Ellis and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Kevin Bentley, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: Nothing reported and no outstanding issues

County Councillor Report: A public meeting, with the attendance of ECC Officers and the Police, to discuss speeding is being arranged and will hopefully take place in July at the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall. As Essex Highways Cabinet Member, a pavement scheme has been launched to spend extra money on repairing footways. The parish council will forward a list for repairs. Continue reading

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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 Minutes 10th July 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

Present: John Walker, Clare Lauwerys, Phil Gladwin (chair), Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Zone Warden, Andrew Ellis, and five members of the public for PC vacancy interviews

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Warden Report: Thanks were expressed to Tim for the Zone’s team of continuing work in our villages and yet again the rubble dumped at Pete Tye Common car park will be removed soon. A CCTV camera is being considered. They attend the Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am for collection of garden sacks obtainable with vouchers, clear bags and food boxes. (black sacks are the only refuse item residents have to buy themselves).

County and Borough Councillor Reports: Localism is being discussed for some parish councils where for a trial period they would receive funds from Essex County Council and initiate and pay for their own works by approved contractors for local jobs such as repairing pot holes, replacing missing signage, etc.

Parts of the CBC Draft Local Plan have been deemed unacceptable by the Inspectors and currently there are 3 options to resolve the matter which are now being considered.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Parish Council Vacancies: 5 applicants were present for 4 vacancies (3 for Salcott and Virley and 1 for Peldon) and interviews were carried out separately and a fair points system took place for the decisions. The chosen applicants will be informed tomorrow.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Reports for both play areas will be forthcoming. The Community Working Group have carried out a number of good clearance jobs for us, mainly in Peldon this month.
  3. Communications including Website: A working party has been set up to discuss what is considered the way forward in these modern times of social media and a meeting will be arranged hopefully to take place during the holiday period.
  4. Salcott Grass Cutting: Having received complaints about how and when the grass on Salcott meadow is cut quotations and estimates have been received from several alterative contractors which were discussed and are being considered. A decision will be made shortly.
  5. Solar Light and Plaque: The light is in situ and wording for the plaque has been agreed so will be made and erected in due course.
  6. Requests for raised curbs at Salcott and Peldon bus stops: It was agreed for the parish council to request these from ECC and the cracked pavement will be taken up by our Borough Councillor.
  7. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall: The Wigboroughs’ Charity and the new combined one are coming to the final stages of completion to enable funds from the Wigboroughs to be transferred to the new hall funds. Robert proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed to give Phil the parish council’s backing and support for representation on this new committee which will be required in due course.
  8. Canvass 2018: A request from CBC to carry out the job of canvassing for people to be on the electoral register who are not at present was discussed and it was decided that it is a very responsible position and not one we would wish to put anybody’s name forward for.
  9. Colchester Community Policing Team: Suggestions for the police to come to village coffee mornings and our parish council meetings now and again and the occasional driving slowly round the villages was suggested having received a request for communication ideas from them.
  10. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to include that the PC gives its backing to a resident who will pursue fibre as an alternative for broadband. The resiting of the old VR post box at Great Wigborough has been chased up for information and time scale on the work to be carried out. The verge cutting company will be contacted.

Correspondence:

  • Reply from First Essex Buses to say they will take our request for morning and evening inclusion into consideration when next reviewing their timetables

Planning Decisions:

172517 & 172518: Proposal: To include work to convert a barn from ancillary domestic use to a two bedroomed annexe with a new detached car port following demolition of a lean-to car port. The works include the demolition and rebuilding of the south wall at Harvey’s Farm, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
181416 Proposal: Extensions to dwelling (revision to approved scheme 171283) at Willowbank, The Street, Salcott

Finances:

101975 Anglia Inspection Services – annual playgrounds insp£234.00
101976 Peldon Village Hall – hire£20.00
101977 Colchester Association of Local Councils – subs£35.00
101978 R Pullen Electrical – bus shelter solar light£546.38
101979 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary for June plus back pay£465.55
101980 Mr T Newman – playground inspections x 4£120.00
101981 Colchester Borough Council – elections£248.00
101982 R S Pullen – July salary

£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PC Minutes 8th May 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 on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Present: Phil Gladwin (chair), Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Clare Lauwerys and 2 members of the public

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

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting particularly to Clare, our new parish councillor.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Jinny proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for Continue reading

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PC Agenda 14th November 2017

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 14th November 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: Continue reading

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PC Agenda 10th October 2017

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, Church Road, Peldon 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017 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 Agenda 12th September 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 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th September 2017 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 14th June 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 14th June 2016

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Phil Gladwin (chair), Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Andrew Ellis and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Jackie Maclean, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: None sent but they had cleared up a fly tipping problem for us

Borough Councillor Report: Certain matters are to be chased up including requesting resurfacing of Mill Road, Virley but in particular the sunken areas either side of the bridge, Continue reading

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PC Agenda 14th June 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 14th June 2016 to which the Councillors are summons to attend.

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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PC Minutes 10th May 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 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

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman and all the Continue reading

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