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PC Minutes 8th July 2014

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 8th July 2014.

Present: Bob Holmes, Jinny Gale, Charles Dymond (chair), Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis and 6 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Rob Surface, Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Kevin Bentley

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

Police and Zone Wardens reports: None received

County Councillor report was circulated including costings for highways matters and the poor grass cutting and broken drain at the Salcott crossroads are being investigated.

Borough Councillor: Police and Animal Control have been involved in the matter of the nuisance dogs in Mill Lane. Parking on the corner of The Street and Mill Lane, obscuring the site line and often on the pavement, is being monitored and reported to the Police for further investigation. The proposed Solar Park agents are now in correspondence with Maldon DC having moved their favourable site slightly and we will be kept informed of further developments. There will be more houses built in the Colchester area each year for the foreseeable future.  Loose stones from the road surfacing are a problem but have been cleared in some areas.

Public-Have Your Say: The dogs and parking were the issues of importance.

Declarations of Interest: Lynne for Item 5.

1.    Playgrounds and Playing Fields – having inspected on site the surrounding fence of the Salcott play area it was decided that the repairs should consist of an insertion of gravel boards and the fence painted.  When a quote has been produced and received via email that all the parish councillors give the go ahead to Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for this to be carried out reasonably soon, bearing in mind that we do not have an August meeting.   CBC Arboricultural Officer will be contacted for professional advice on the condition of the trees bounding the road edge of Salcott meadow and therefore work, if any, that needs doing to them to.  At Moss Hay, Peldon the new rubber surfacing for the play area has been delivered and the two new pieces of equipment have been installed. Signs will be made and fitted to advise suitability of age and a request for responsible usage for the new equipment and a maintenance programme will be produced.  Charles proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for the overhang on Moss Hay to be cut back by a local worker at a cost of £160. A kind offer will be accepted for a solution to reduce the bird droppings on the swings. 

2.    LGBC Warding – Colchester Electoral Review – It was agreed that the parish council should suggest a change of the present boundaries to include all our villages in the same ward as opposed to two different ones as it is now. 

3.    Our Standing Orders and Code of Conduct – updates are being considered

4.    Pete Tye Common Footpaths – the land owner will be contacted to request clearance of the public footpaths 

5.    Salcott Telephone Box – the authority to sign the agreement on behalf of the parish council before the next meeting was delegated to the clerk if an agreement satisfactory to both parties could be reached quickly. 

6.    Broadband Update – it is suggested that Great Wigborough will be up and running in the near future

7.    Pensions – LGPS – Employer Discretions – further investigation will take place but it would appear this is not applicable to us

8.    Transportation Meeting Report – was attended but the majority of the concerns were about matters in Colchester

9.    CALC Meeting – 4th September 2014 – will be attended if someone is available

10.   Actions and Reminder List – updated – with additions of Phil proposed, Netty seconded and all agreed for the bus shelter at Mill Lane to be smartened up for a minimal cost. Layer Church will be applying to the Abberton Reservoir Fund (there is very little funding left) which will require a decision during the holidays so the parish council will again rely on Phil to use his judgment on the matter.

 

Planning Applications:
145158Proposal: Two storey rear extension at South View, Mersea Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions:
144811Proposal: Detached double garage at Long acre, School Lane, Great WigboroughRefuse
144847Proposal: Single storey dependent relative annex and structural support to existing dwelling (resubmission of 130557) at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, SalcottApprove Conditional
144849Proposal: Lawful Development Certificate for existing use of dwelling with agricultural occupancy condition as ordinary residential use at Firs Cottage, Mersea Road, PeldonApprove Certificate of Lawful Use or Development
144792Proposal: Application for a variation of a condition 2 (approved drawings) following grant of planning permission. (120074) at Thornfleet, Church Road, PeldonApprove Conditional
144754 Proposal: Change of roof design to match with the existing side ridge levels at The Hollies, School Lane, Great WigboroughApprove Conditional

Finances:
101776 Business Services at CAS – new equipment on insurance£166.36
101777 Wicksteed Leisure Ltd. – new equipment on Moss Hay£20,400.00
101778 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary for July£367.57
101779 C Dymond – keys for Moss Hay£12.00
101780 T Simmons – play insp, grass cut and phone box door/frame repair£325.00

 

The next meeting will be on Tues 9th September 2014 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough

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PC Minutes 10th June 2014

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 June 2014

Present: Charles Dymond, Jinny Gale, John Walker, Rob Surface, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Andrew Ellis, 7 members of the public and Robert Davidson came later on.

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley

The Annual Parish Assembly

MP Report: A report from Priti Patel MP was circulated.

Zone Wardens or Police Report: None received

Chairman’s report: A summary of the report was read giving thanks to many and stating our achievements throughout the year, particularly the broadband project and new grant funded play equipment at Peldon.  Numerous planning applications have been considered and commented on and many meetings of other groups and bodies have been attended. The team have continually reported on various highways issues including flooding potholes, speeding etc, keeping our residents informed and dealing with any queries they have had on any matter. The report will be on our website in its entirety.

Public: Concern was expressed that a hedge should remain in place where the new houses are being built in Peldon. Also it was confirmed that there will be only one entrance to the houses from Lower Road. A complaint raised about inconsiderate garden fires in Church Road will be followed up with CBC Environmental Team. Overhang on a footpath in Peldon will also be dealt with. Concern was expressed about the overgrown verges particularly at junctions which is being chased up for a date when these will be trimmed back.

Parish Council AGM

Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for Charles to be chairman for the next two years, he then took the chair for the remainder of the meeting and gave thanks and appreciation to Nicky for her term as chair and hoped he could follow her excellent example.

Nicky proposed, Netty seconded and all agreed for Lynne to be vice-chairman for the next two years.

Jinny proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as Financial and Responsible Officer.

Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for John Walker to be co-opted on to the parish council for Salcott.

Rob and Bob were both welcomed on to the parish council and thanks were given to Jane and Andy for their terms of office.

All Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly completed and Notice of Registerable Interests forms given out.

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

Borough Councillors: Having lost an appeal the storage of items on land adjacent to Rowses Farm is to be removed immediately or if not removed it is hoped for a prosecution. The agents for the proposed solar park are now considering a slightly different location site. Potholes and repairs are steadily being done with an increased number of work gangs with priority routes completed first followed by smaller ones. Jet patching is used sometimes with generally good results. A section of the B1022 will be closed for 5 weeks due to repairing of collapsed drains, and traffic will be diverted accordingly. 

Declarations of Interest: Lynne for item 5. Salcott telephone box

1.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields – repairs needed at the Salcott playground have now been completed. The Peldon site will be brought up to date shortly including addressing problems of bird droppings on the swing seats and weeds.  Phil proposed, Bob seconded and all agreed to add £200 from parish council funds to the grant we have secured for the rubber chippings for the Peldon playground surface.

2.   Email protocol – our list of dos and don’ts when emailing was agreed to be current and still appropriate.  

3.   Our Standing Orders and Code of Conduct – an updated version will be circulated in due course. 

4.   Horse riding on Pete Tye Common – following complaints about horse riders making deep  ruts along the footpaths a discussion followed and it was agreed that walkers and horse riders have used this common successfully together for many years therefore a suggestion of strimming a wider footpath was thought to be a good plan of action at this time. 

5.   Salcott Telephone Box – the offer from Mr and Mrs Simmons to maintain the phone box was accepted and a formal agreement will be drawn up. 

6.   Actions and Reminder List – updated

7.   Broadband – The Wigboroughs should be up and running by the end of July and there will be a launch event for Salcott and Layer Breton in September. 

8.   Local Government Boundary Commission – Colchester Electoral Review www.lgbce.org.uk asks for ideas and suggestions supported by logical reasoning for boundary changes, the website has an interactive map for use. This consultation period ends on 4th August 2014.

Planning Applications:
144811Proposal: Detached double garage at Longacres, School Lane, Great Wigborough 
144792Proposal: Variation of a condition 2 (approved drawings) following grant of planning permission (120074) at Thornfleet, Church Road, Peldon
144847Proposal: Single storey dependent relative annexe and structural support to existing dwelling (resubmission 130557) at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
144849Lawful development certificate for existing use of dwelling with agricultural occupancy condition as ordinary residential use at Firs Cottage, Mersea Road, Peldon
144754Proposal: Change of roof design to match with the existing side ridge levels at Hollies, School Lane, Great Wigborough
144885Proposal: For prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed steel portal frame building for machinery and crop at Sampsons Farm, Sampsons Lane, Peldon
Planning Decisions:
142473Proposal: Listed building application for various internal and external alterations at Peldon Rose<Approve conditional
143677Proposal: Erection of single storey rear conservatory extension at Ashleigh, Lower Road, PeldonApprove conditional
144576Proposal: Demolish existing garage and erection of new detached garage/carport and alteration to bedroom 1 providing sliding patio door and Juliette balcony at Whitethorns, Mersea Road, PeldonApprove conditional
144885as abovePrior Approval Required (Approved)

Finances:
101770 Salcott PCC – churchyard upkeep£200.00
101771 Great and Little Wigborough PCC – churchyards upkeep£400.00
101772 Peldon PCC – churchyard upkeep£200.00
101773 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary for June£367.57
101774 EALC – Councillor Training days x 4£268.00
101775 T Simmons – play insp and repairs, grass and hedge cuts, noticeboard£313.75

 

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th July 2014 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PC Minutes 13th May 2014

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 13th May 2014.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jinny Gale, Terry Sutton, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Police officer and 7 public members

Apologies for absence: Charles Dymond, John Walker, Andy Beharrell

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

Police Report: There had been several unlawful entries to various sheds and outbuildings and a house in Great Wigborough and Peldon where items have been stolen.  The doors from a Land Rover had been stolen and there were a couple of road traffic accidents but no serious injuries. A man has been seen selling from the back of a vehicle and a parking issue at the junction of Mill Lane and The Street in Salcott has been monitored and noted for further action.

Zone Warden Report: The culprit of fly tipping in School Lane has now been prosecuted and given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs. The Wardens will continue to focus on fly tipping, dog fouling and other unsociable activities.

Borough Councillors: Black sack delivery has been delayed until the end of the month. The agents for the Solar Park project have asked for a formal view from the CBC Policy Team. There is now a new round of Community Initiative Funding available. There are 2 allotments available for rent at Abberton and Langenhoe, enquiries to the clerk.

The Parish Council wished Terry Sutton well in his retirement and thanked him for always being available to assist us in any way he could. He expressed his enjoyment at working in rural villages.

County Councillor: Essex Highways are working their way through repairs and resurfacing of the major highways and the minor routes will follow. Road signs at Salcott crossroads will be adjusted for clarification and a damaged manhole cover at the crossroads will be dealt with.  Rodney Bass (Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transportation) will be holding surgeries at Essex County Hall for anyone to attend.

Public-Have Your Say: There has been horse riding on Pete Tye Common spoiling the footpaths, this will be investigated further. There has been a dog, sometimes two, chained to a tree in a front garden in all weathers at Mill Lane, Virley which will be reported to the appropriate authorities. Cutting of the verges was mentioned as was the army helicopter manoeuvres; unfortunately both are beyond our control.

Declarations of Interest: None

1.    Churchyards Upkeep Donations – Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to donate the same amount as usual (£200 per churchyard) to help with the upkeep of the churchyards in all our villages  

2.    Playgrounds and Playing Fields – following the Annual Inspection the fence posts at Salcott will be investigated for quotes for various materials which we can discuss on site at our July meeting.  Other necessary work will carried out soon.  The new equipment is due to be installed on Moss Hay shortly which may cause a slight disruption. Quotes for rubber chippings for the Peldon play area are being sought. We have been given S106 money to fund both these projects.  The Parish Council understands that Liz Davidson very kindly cut the grass on Moss Hay all last year and is continuing to do it this year for which we expressed our thanks.

3.    Website disc space – in the future we may need more website disc space and so Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for an extra £20 to be available to our website operator for when he feels it necessary.  

4.    Finances for the year – Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to approve our finances for the last year. The End of Year Return for the external auditor was duly completed by the chairman and our thanks where expressed to Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit for us again and without cost. 

5.    Actions and Reminders List – updated 

Planning Applications:
142493Proposal: Erection of detached granny annexe and extension of existing storage building at Homeview, Mersea Road, PeldonWithdrawn
144576Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and erection of new detached garage/car port and alteration to bedroom one providing sliding patio door and Juliette balcony at Whitethorn, Mersea Road, Peldon 
143677Proposal: Single storey rear conservatory extension at Ashleigh, Lower Road, Peldon 
Planning Decisions:
142142Proposal: Two dormer windows to existing dwelling at Green Farm, The Street, SalcottApprove conditional
142455Proposal: Small building to house Biomass environmentally friendly renewable fuel boilers at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, SalcottApprove conditional
142947Proposal: Replacement dwelling, resubmission of 131529 at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great WigboroughPermission Refused
142511Proposal: Listed building application for replacement of 3 no. windows and one front door at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little WigboroughApprove conditional

Finances:

101765 R S Pullen – salary for May£367.57
101766 Anglia Inspection Services Ltd£192.00
101767 Essex Wildlife Trust – hall hire£96.00
101768 Mrs E Davidson – 8 x grass cuts last year, 2 x cuts this year£400.00
101769 CALC – subs£35.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 10th June 2014 at 7.30 pm at Peldon Village Hall which will be the Annual Parish Assembly.

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PC Minutes 8th April 2014

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 8th April 2014

Present: Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jinny Gale, Charles Dymond, Andy Beharrell, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis, John Jowers, 1 Zone Warden, 1 Police Officer and 8 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Kevin Bentley

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

Police Report: There were several incidents this last month including theft from a vehicle, a trailer theft, a car accident and a burglary in Colchester Road, Great Wigborough. Please report anyone looking suspicious at the time and also be vigilant and lock up securely when going out.

Zone Wardens Report: They are prosecuting culprits of dog fouling from other local areas and will from our villages if caught.  Missing road signs will be reported again.

Borough Councillors: Simon High, CBC Highways and Drainage Technician, has made another site visit to Salcott to assess the situation where a pipe has been installed to help alleviate the potential flooding problems.

CBC Conservation Team has been consulted with regard to the proposed Solar Park.

S106 monies available for Salcott from developments have been allocated to the village hall for improvements to the kitchen area.

County Councillor: More money has been allocated for flooding issues, attention to Barnhall Road is being brought up and potholes are being attended to more vigorously. Minerals and Waste Plans are receiving attention. The Police and Crime Panel will not receive increased funding so PCSOs will be relied on. Missing finger posts and white lines will be chased up.

Public-Have Your Say: The superfast broadband has been installed in a house in Great Wigborough and the residents expressed their thanks to the Parish Council which will be passed on to John for his major part in organising the project. However, the installation had not been as smooth as they would have liked and a Peldon resident who has also subscribed to the new system mentioned that his broadband speed was quite variable at times. See below in the broadband report (Item 2).

Jinny was also thanked for her brilliant parish council email service informing residents of certain matters of interest.

The ditch along Maldon Road, Great Wigborough has recently been dug out and it was noted that this is an extremely poor job with regard to natural flow of water.

It was mentioned that there had been inaccuracies on the Solar Park with correspondence on the proposed application with regard to the positioning of the actual solar panels.

Declarations of Interest: None

1. Parish Councillor Vacancies – we have one for Virley and one for Peldon for which we have received interest; although anyone can apply for any of the wards (Peldon, Gt & Lt Wig, Salcott and Virley).  In May Charles will be chairman and Lynne the vice chairman for a two year period.
2. Broadband update – John sent a report that was read out on how the project is progressing with more CAPs being installed and customers signing up. There have been a few network problems which the engineers are busily trying to sort out.
3. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – the annual inspection will take place in the next week or so. There are a couple of minor matters on the Salcott equipment that will be addressed shortly.

4. Peldon Garage Site Houses – the Parish Council will write to CBC Planning Dept. to express our dissatisfaction about the height of the houses which we did mention when we were first consulted and also an apology for any errors made would not go amiss.

5. Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting – the reservoir work is now finished and the water level is at 19 metres and will be increased to 20.3 metres next year; monitors are in place to look at bunds and money allocated for education is yet to be decided.  The footpath is a major project that required a qualified manager to see it through; this position is yet to be filled.  The Community Fund is all but spent with the last few projects getting the go-ahead. 

6. Actions and Reminders List updated

Planning Applications:
142473Proposal: Listed building application for removal of internal door between bar and conservatory, removal of internal door between kitchen and passage, removal of internal ‘Essex’ cupboard and addition of ‘Peldon Rose’ sign to front elevation at the Peldon Rose
142947Proposal: Replacement dwelling, resubmission of 131529 at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough
143677Proposal: Erection of single storey rear conservatory extension at Ashleigh, Lower Road, Peldon

142493

Proposal: Erection of detached granny annexe and extension to existing storage building at Homeview, Mersea Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions:
140346Proposal: Erection of glazed link between approved outbuilding and existing dwelling at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon    Approve
 conditional

Finances:

101760 R S Pullen – salary for April£367.57
101761 R S Pullenoffice expenses (heat, light, etc)£250.00
101762 Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
101763 EALC & NALC – subs£284.08
101764 T Simmons – 3 x play insp and 2 x grass cuts£180.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 13th May 2014 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough which will also be the Annual Parish Meeting

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PC Minutes 11th March 2014

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 11th March 2014

Present: Andy Beharrell, John Walker, Jinny Gale, Charles Dymond (chair), Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis, Beverley McClean (CBC Coast and Countryside Planner), 1 Police Officer and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley

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

Police Report: There had been a burglary in Great Wigborough, several different types of incidents have occurred in all our villages, sheds and outbuildings continue to be targeted for theft in the area and churches are also being targeted for theft and damage.  Speed Watch has operated a couple of times in Peldon. Inappropriate parking at the corner of Mill Lane and The Street at Salcott was reported and will be forwarded to Tiptree Police for investigation.

Borough Councillor: More consultations need to be carried out with various bodies before the proposed Solar Park application can even be submitted and we will be notified of any further developments or meetings with regard to this.

The houses being built on the old garage site in Peldon are not as people would have anticipated because the street scene that was submitted with the application was not drawn to scale and therefore misleading. The site has been checked by CBC Enforcement Dept. and the houses are being built to the correct measurements as per permission granted.  However, the builder has been instructed to make some other adjustments to comply with the plans.

In future any S106 monies arising from house building will need to be specifically allocated before the developers are requested to pay.

A suggestion for altering the signage at Salcott crossroads was given to correct the recently installed sign and to help reduce the number of signs as there are several there.

Public-Have Your Say: A resident from Abbots Wick Lane in Great Wigborough expressed further her disapproval of the proposed Solar Park stressing the potential upset, it would cause to wildlife in general and particularly to local bird life.  Her comments were noted for any future developments on this matter.

Some of the hedges along the roadside on Colchester Road from Salcott crossroads to the Kings Head are overgrown and damaging to farm vehicles and therefore need trimming back. Land owners will be contacted requested this action.

It was noted that a land owner in Salcott has dug out a trench in a field entrance as requested in a bid to relieve flooding in the area and other home owners in the vicinity have been requested again to dig out their ditches. The Environment Agency has visited Salcott to assess any visible problems for themselves. We will write to them with a suggestion to help alleviate possible problems from high tides combined with water run-off.

A statement was read out from the Wigboroughs Village Hall Management Committee which will be entered in full in the April edition of the Peldon and Wigboroughs Parish News magazine.

Declarations of Interest – None

1.   Neighbourhood Planning – Beverley McClean explained in detail when there is the need for a Neighbourhood Plan; this is often when the District or Borough Council does not have a Local Plan which Colchester does and also when housing developments are desired which our surveys proved they are not. It was therefore felt that our Village Design Statement and Parish Plan is sufficient for us at this time. CBC are just about to begin the process of compiling a new Local Plan and a Marine Plan will follow.  

2.   Broadband event in Peldon Village Hall went well and many signed up and more recorded an interest in signing up in the near future.

3.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and Cory Environmental Trust has sent the signed grant contract so Wicksteed will be contacted to arrange a date for installing the new equipment.

4.   Salcott Telephone Box – Phil proposed, Charles seconded and all agreed for Terry to make, paint and fit a new door frame, following the vandalism, for £250.  S106 monies will be investigated for the cost of possibly lighting this box and the corner in general with a solar powered lamp which would be quite expensive.

5.   Abberton Reservoir Community Fund – applications have been submitted again from Abberton Cricket Club and Great Wigborough Church car park plus a new one from Abberton Church for improvements to the car park which the parish council is in favour of. The parish council therefore gives Phil a mandate to vote as he sees fit with the documentation produced but adding that new signage could be placed in order to avoid parking in other unsuitable places.

6.   Our Emergency Plan has been looked at for possible updates and additions and this will be completed in due course.

7.   Actions and Reminders List updated and Peldon planting volunteer group will be contacted to discuss ECC’s reply with regard to a Licence to Plant.

Planning Applications:

142142 Proposal: Two new dormer windows to existing dwelling at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott

142129 Proposal: Kitchen extension at 2 Brick Cottages, Peldon Road, Little Wigborough

142455 Proposal: Small building to house Biomass environmentally friendly renewable fuel boilers at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

142510 Proposal: Replacement of 3 no. windows and one front door at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough

142511 Listed Building application as above at New Hall

 

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th April 2014 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PC Minutes 11th February 2014

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 11th February 2014.

Present: Nicky Ellis (chair), Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Charles Dymond, Andy Beharrell, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Jinny Gale, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden and 8 members of the public.

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks has retired so we all signed a card to wish her well and thank her for her valued contribution to the Parish Council for many years.

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

Police Report: None received

Borough Councillor: Andrew had attended a meeting on the proposed Solar Park and is now waiting for a response from a CBC Planning Officer.  Changes to the existing plan would have to be made with regard to positioning and height. But if at all detrimental to the area then it will not be acceptable. Parish Councillors will attend the consultation event in Birch Village Hall on 11th March.

County Councillor: ECC held their budget meeting and there is to be a freeze on Council Tax again.  One of the biggest costs is Adult Social Care, followed by schools, learning and physical disabilities, highways, flooding and apprenticeships. Illegal parking, particularly near schools, is being targeted and speed checks are being carried out in our villages.

Public-Have Your Say: Maritime assets were spoken about and lack of policing the waters.

Residents from Abbots Wick Lane spoke against the proposed Solar Park expressing the need to preserve the beautiful countryside as it is at present.

Two Peldon residents came to ask our thoughts on planters with bulbs and flowers to be put out by volunteers to make the village more appealing. The parish council thinks this is a wonderful idea but we have asked Kevin to check if this is in order as ECC own the land for the proposed first lot of pots.

Two CBC officers, one a Land Drainage Technician, have met with a parish councillor to discuss flooding issues that are long standing in Salcott. Hopefully a meeting with the Environment Agency will follow. Blocked drains and gullies are the main cause of the problems.

We will write to Progressive Homes to request that they reinstate the verge opposite the new building on the old garage site in Lower Road, Peldon.

Permission for Saltmarsh 75 Event to finish at Salcott meadow as per last year was agreed.

The ‘no through road’ sign at the Salcott crossroads has been erected up on top of a high pole, this will be looked into.

Declarations of Interest: Phil and Jinny on planning application 132631 as they are on the Wigborough Village Hall Management Committee.

1.  CBC Zone Wardens – fly tipping at Pete Tye car park and School Lane will be dealt with. Also rubbish in a ditch at Malting Road will be cleared. Dog fouling and dogs in the play area at Moss Hay will be monitored.  

2.  Broadband update: Some are already connected to this super-fast broadband and hopefully more will sign on for it soon. The launch event is this coming Saturday at Peldon Village Hall where people can come with or without their own devices to get an experience of the new system.

3.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields – a grant from Cory Environmental Trust has been secured to part fund the two new pieces of equipment for Moss Hay which will be installed as soon as the weather permits. A mother with child and dog was seen in the play area on Moss Hay, dogs are not allowed in this area for obvious reasons.  There has also been dog fouling again on Moss Hay which is a fineable offence and will be dealt with accordingly if the offending dog owners are spotted.

4.  Salcott Telephone Box – has been vandalized and the door frame needs replacing, quotes for this will be sought and also English Heritage contacted for any interest on the matter. Discussion on lighting or repositioning so that the box can be insured in future will follow.  

5.  Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting – there has been no meetings to attend.  

6.  Neighbourhood/Local Plans – we are seeking advice from CBC Spatial Planning Team as to whether we should carry out a Neighbourhood Plan bearing in mind that we have completed a Village Design Statement and Parish Plan just a year or so ago.

7.  Clerk’s salary – it was unanimously agreed to increase the clerk’s salary by one Spinal Column Point from March 2014.

8.  Actions and Reminders List updated

Planning Applications:

132753 Proposal: Resurfacing car park with grass reinforcement Truckpave and associated work at St Stephens Church, Great Wigborough

132631 Proposal: Demolition of existing village hall and erection of 2 no. 3 bedroom dwellings at Great Wigborough Village Hall

140346 Proposal: Erection of a glazed link between approved outbuilding and existing dwelling at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon

140475 Proposal: Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension at Honeysuckle Cottage, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough

 

Finances:

101756David J Kingaby – website£253.20
101757R S Pullen – salary for Feb£357.07
101578Mr B Gooding – play insp x 8£240.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th March 2014 at 7.30pm at Peldon Village Hall

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PC Minutes 14th January 2014

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 January 2014

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Charles Dymond, Andy Beharrell, Andrew Ellis, John Jowers and 3 members of the public.

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Jane Banks, Jinny Gale, Kevin Bentley, Police, Zone Warden

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

Police Report: was received and read out stating that there were no crimes in Little Wigborough and Salcott and Virley, one road accident in Great Wigborough (no one injured), and at Peldon there was a road accident near The Strood (no one injured) and a burglary at a property near The Strood where a number of items were stolen and a messy search of all rooms took place.

County Councillor: Peldon has received more funding from the ECC Community Initiative Fund for the new village hall project.  There will be a 40mph speed limit along Mersea Road in Peldon and a small section of Colchester Road leading up to The Strood. Also there will be lights in the middle of The Strood crossing to enable viewing high tides at night more easily.  There is another £15 million for repairing potholes and more money for Rural Funds.

Borough Councillor: Information was given on the proposed Solar Park in our area to assist us with our return comments.

Public-Have Your Say: To thank us for our efforts in gaining the speed reductions in Peldon.

Declarations of Interest: None

1. CBC Zone Wardens – nothing to report. 
2. Broadband update – the latest summary of events was noted.  The launch day in Peldon Village Hall will take place on Saturday 15th February from 10am to 5pm.   A leaflet will go out to all households a fortnight before.

3. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – all in good order as far as is possible with the recent weather.  We are waiting to hear the result of our grant application for the 2 pieces of play equipment for Moss Hay for which the supplier is holding the price for us and will erect as soon as we request when the weather has improved.

4. Precept 2014/2015 – having discussed at length our present financial situation and expected forthcoming spending requirements Phil proposed, Andy seconded and all agreed except one abstention for us to request a precept/grant slightly less than last year, absorbing the reduction from CBC’s grant cut.  Also Phil proposed, Charles seconded and all agreed to honour Terry’s request for £5 more per grass cut.

5. Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting: 11,800 hedge plants are being put in around the reservoir site and volunteers for this are requested, if anyone is interested please contact Jo Wray on 01206 738172. The costings for Great Wigborough Church car park application for funds has to be explained further, also a business plan for Abberton Cricket Club application has been requested.

6. Elections May 2014 – we know of one Peldon Parish Councillor who will be standing down in May, therefore there will be a vacancy if anyone is interested please contact the chairman or clerk for more information.

7. Actions and Reminders List updated including, as requested ECC Highways have agreed to put in steps for easier access to the new bus shelters in Malting Road, Peldon.

    Planning Applications:

    132403 Proposal: Erection of one and a half storey dwelling with attached single storey utility and garage (resubmission of 130420) at Salcot Cottages, The Street, Salcott

    Planning Decisions:

    132137 Application for variation of Condition 10 following grant of planning permission F/COL/01/1140 at Gable Lodge, Malting Road, Peldon – Approve Conditional

    132269 Proposal: Conservatory and garden room/orangery at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve Conditional

    Appeal Decisions:

    APP/A1530/D/13/2207055 Against CBC’s refusal of application for erection of an outbuilding containing swimming pool, gym and home cinema at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon, ref 131315 – Appeal Allowed – Permission Granted

     

    Finances:
    101747R S Pullen – salary for Jan£357.07
    101748St Mary the Virgin, Peldon – magazine entry£150.00
    101749Tollesbury (St Mary’s) PCC – magazine entry£55.00
    101750Information Commissioner’s Office – Data Protection£35.00
    101751Business Services at CAS – Insurance£1,071.85
    101752R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses£225.92
    101753Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
    101754T Simmons – play insp x 2£60.00
    101755Salcott Village Hall – hire£90.00

    The next meeting will be on Tues 11th February 2013 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough

    There has been more dog fouling on Moss Hay which is extremely inconsiderate of the offending dog owners and fines can and will be implemented.

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    PC Minutes 10th December 2013

    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 December 2013.

    Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jane Banks, Jinny Gale, Charles Dymond, Andy Beharrell, John Walker and 5 members of public

    Apologies for absence: Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

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

    Police Report: None given

    Borough and County Councillors: ECC are now in the process of setting the budget for the next financial year which will be voted on by all the County Councillors at their meeting in February.  Grant allocations from government will be greatly reduced so ECC will have to make decisions about the services it provides but many of these such as highways maintenance, social care and waste disposal are statutory duties that it must provide. Public consultations will be carried out on other services for residents’ views.

    All salt bins owned by ECC will be filled for the start of winter, which must be used sparingly on the highways and is not for use on resident’s properties. Residents can keep up to speed with gritting lorries online at www.essex.gov.uk/highways . Other winter related advice is available at www.essex.gov.uk/winter .

    Public-Have Your Say: There are some impassable and overgrown footpaths in our villages, some that farmers should reinstate after ploughing, and we can do our best to report accordingly if we hear about them. Disappointingly there will not be a footpath around the whole of the reservoir and high hedges will be grown along much of the footpath obscuring the view as nesting birds etc take priority.

    The bus stops in Malting Road are difficult for users stepping down from the bus and will be reported to ECC with photo evidence. The footpath finish/edge along the front of the new houses in Malting Road can be a problem for users and so the Zone Wardens will be contacted for help with a possible solution.

    Declarations of Interest: None

    1.  CBC Zone Wardens – as above and nothing to report from them  

    2.  Broadband update – the signal is now live, the launch event will take place in Peldon Village Hall on Sat 8th February 2014 and by the end of February it is expected that all the CAPS (Community Access Points) will be in place.  

    3.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields – several quotations for the two new pieces of equipment on Moss Hay were obtained and so Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed for Wicksteed as the preferred supplier as they offer sound, substantial equipment with a  good guarantee that CBC are known to use. A grant form has been submitted for some of the funding which will be chased up for its receipt and likelihood of success. Following our information leaflet delivered to all Peldon households on the proposed new pieces of equipment we have not received any queries. As the weather is now unsuitable for installation the company will be contacted to ensure the price quoted will be held but we will hopefully be able to make the order soon. 

    4.  Precept 2014/15 – following information from CBC on precept/grant for the next financial year consideration will be given to the matter until the January meeting when we will have to agree our course of action.  

    5.  Abberton Reservoir Community Fund –2 applications were submitted, VAT for the already agreed car park at St Stephens Church, Great Wigborough which the parish council supports and the resubmitted application for improvements to Abberton and Langenhoe Cricket Club. 

    6.  Actions and Reminders List – updated and also to mention that Great Wigborough phone box has now been removed and we have received the agreed amount of £300 for its sale (the PC bought it for £1 from BT).

    Planning Applications:
    132269Proposal: Conservatory and garden room/orangery at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
    132753Proposal: Surfacing car park with grass reinforcement Truckpave and associated work at St Stephens Church, Great Wigborough
    Appeal Decisions:
    131878Proposal: First floor side extension and replacement sunroom, new garage and side entrance as previously approved under COL/120533 at Rolls Farm, Peldon RoadApprove Conditional
    132070Proposal: Erection of an out building containing a swimming pool, gym and home cinema (new application following the refusal of 131315) at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, PeldonRefuse Permission

     

    Finances:
    101745R S Pullen – salary for Dec<£381.82
    101746SLCC – subs£68.00

    The next meeting will be on Tues 14th January 2014 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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    PC Minutes 12th November 2013

    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 12th November 2013

    Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis, Charles Dymond, Jane Banks, John Walker, Andy Beharrell, Andrew Ellis, 2 from County Broadband and 3 members of the public

    Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Police

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

    Police Report was read out and there were several crimes and incidents in Peldon and the Wigboroughs but none in Salcott and Virley.

    Borough Councillors: The meeting on flooding matters has been held up slightly by a change of staff.  Nearly all the S106 money from the building work in Peldon has now been paid to CBC.  There had been some fly tipping in Great Wigborough and we are very grateful to the Zone Wardens who cleared it up and an address was found amongst the rubbish which may be helpful in finding the culprit.  We also give our thanks to them and Rob (Pullen) for fixing a couple of road signs.

    Public-Have Your Say: Enquiries were made about the proposed 40 mph limit for Mersea Road in Peldon and up to the Strood which will be followed up.

    Declarations of Interest: None

    1.  CBC Zone Wardens – were not present but we have thanked them for the great job of installing the (gift) bench on Moss Hay and also for fixing the road sign.

    2.  Broadband update – from Lloyd Fenton, County Broadband who reported that there had been much activity on our project behind the scenes but there had been several hurdles to overcome.  Although the Diocese has been supportive with regard to the use of Peldon Church tower, the Chancellor has had a number of queries that each takes time to resolve.  The money paid to them so far is still banked in readiness for the start of installing the equipment. 

    3.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields – work has been brought up to date as much as possible with the weather as it is now.  Terry Sutton has kindly agreed for us to use the Peldon S106 monies for the 2 new pieces of equipment on Moss Hay.  This part of the money can only be used for sport, leisure and recreation and only in Peldon, and therefore this new equipment is an ideal use.  Further quotes will be obtained for framework and grant application form purposes.  The leaflet on the Church timetable of events plus information about this play equipment has now been delivered to all the houses in Peldon, thanks to John for printing and the Peldon team for delivering. 

    4.  Planning Archiving – owing to our dissatisfaction of the way CBC Planning Department make it very difficult to look back at even fairly recent planning applications, decisions and conditions we will write a letter to them with computer knowledge suggesting how they could improve the matter which will also be sent to CALC for their support.   

    5.  Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting – no reports from meetings.  It was agreed unanimously for Phil to continue to be our representative on the committees of the various Reservoir Liaison Groups.  He asked for this to be clarified or others take over if they so wish as, in due course, he will be adding to his Declarations of Interest form that he will be renting to farm some of the Water Board’s land. 

    6.  Actions and Reminders List – updated 

    Planning Applications:
    132070 Proposal: Erection of an outbuilding containing a swimming pool, gym and home cinema, resubmission of 131315 at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon 
    132137 Application for variation of Condition 10 following grant of planning permission F/COL/01/1140 at Gable Lodge, Malting Road, Peldon 
    Appeals:
    APP/A1530/
    C/13/2204569
    Against Enforcement Notice issued by CBC at field west of Rowses Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough 
    APP/A1530/
    D/13/2207055
    Against CBC’s refusal of application for erection of an outbuilding containing swimming pool, gym and home cinema at Hall Barn, Peldon Road,Peldon 
    Appeal Decisions:
    APP/A1530/
    D/13/2202740
    Proposal: Alterations and extensions to first floor over the existing single storey element to provide an additional bedroom and en-suite facility at Honeywood, Mersea Road, PeldonAppeal Allowed – Permission Granted

     

    Finances:
    101741R S Pullen – salary for Nov plus backdated pay£381.82
    101742CBC – installation of bench on Moss Hay by Zone Wardens£156.00
    101743T Simmons – 2 x play insp.£60.00
    101744Fenland Leisure Products – climbing frame rope£137.94

    The next meeting will be on Tues 10th December 2013 at 7.30pm at Peldon Village Hall

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    PC Minutes 8th October 2013

    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 8th October 2013.

    Present: Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Jane Banks, Andy Beharrell, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden

    Apologies for absence: Charles Dymond, Lynne Simmons

    Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman with the addition of ‘at the Peldon site’ at the end of 2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

    Police Report: no report had been received

    Borough Councillors: Building of the new houses at the old garage site in Peldon has begun therefore S106 money is overdue for payment and will be chased up.

    The parish council had not been notified or consulted about an appeal to an eviction notice issued in Great Wigborough and this will be looked into.

    The road defect in Church Lane, Great Wigborough was reported for repair but ECC Highways say it does not require attention.

    A site meeting with CBC and parish councillors will be arranged in the near future to discuss flooding at Salcott.

    CBC has to make substantial savings in the next few years and is encouraging people to go online as much as possible for transactions and information as this is much cheaper than face to face situations. Angel Court Customer Services is being moved to the library and guidance will be given to anyone who needs it for carrying out online matters.

    Defects in The Street at Salcott have been reported for repair.

    All broken or missing road signs are reported and on the list for repair eventually.

    County Councillor: Certain services will be reduced in a bid to make substantial savings in the next few years e.g. some bus subsidies, some school transportation, some youth services and some street lights will be turned off in the small hours but can be turned back on if deemed necessary.

    Potholes will be marked with either orange for repair within 28 days or purple for repair within 3 months.

    Public-Have Your Say: None present. However, last month the hedge and ditch along the front of the new houses on Malting Road at Peldon Hall Farm were reported for attention. This was looked into but the area cannot be reached with machinery and we have been advised by an expert that it is not causing a hazard so no action will be taken. The resident with the hedge obscuring the bus stop sign at Malting road will be contacted and the Church on the matter of the half dead tree.

    Declarations of Interest: None 

    1. CBC Zone Wardens – The concrete base for the bench on Moss Hay has been laid and the bench will be fitted tomorrow and the parish council would like to say a big thank you for this generous gift.

    The speed gun has been operated in Church Road, Peldon and 6 vehicles were registered over 36 mph.

    Refuse bags can be collected at Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall the first Tuesday of the month from 9 am to 12 noon and from the Layer Fox car park the last Tuesday in the month from 9 am to 12 noon. These are also drop in points for any issues or queries the public might have that they can help with.

    Reported matters to CBC such as fly tipping can be tracked online.

    A free dance class at Mersea School on Mondays from 6 -7 pm is open to all 13 to 19 year olds.

    2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – 2 pieces of new equipment for Moss Hay for older children was discussed and it was agreed that a grant form would be filled in for half the cost, with other money hopefully available for the remainder. A notice to inform all the residents of Peldon will be produced and delivered.

    3. Broadband update – Broadband connection in Winstred 100, Abberton & Langenhoe and Layer Breton is dependent on aerial connections for internet source from Peldon Church tower and/or the kind use of an agricultural mast which will link our parishes to connections linking to Braxted Tower, Colchester Town and others; the latter arrangements are in place.

    In Peldon we are still awaiting final approval from the Chancellor of the Diocese of Chelmsford as regards use of Peldon Church tower that he is happy with all aspects of template agreement for the PCCs so that Peldon can proceed with the remaining applications for Faculty and indeed, continue with the many other churches who have since expressed interest though County Broadband in Essex. Faculty Application was sent to the Chancellor in 2012.

    The Diocese have been very supportive – but they appear to be unable to hurry the Chancellor in this regard, despite the support of the Archdeacon of Colchester in this matter.

    Accordingly, in an effort to expedite this project County Broadband decided to concurrently pursue an alternative route into the area, using a agricultural mast in Peldon for internet source.  Once again, legal negotiations have proven understandably complicated just for example “who pays the small electric bill for the connection/who is responsible for electricity failure and consequences on household internet users”. People like British Telecom may have all of this tied up corporately in cities but sorting it in Peldon and sister villages is starting from scratch.
    Good news. We believe that all matters are now becoming resolved and we are awaiting responses.
     
    In support of the service to be provided to the area County Broadband have already installed a primary backhaul route to enable the services to be delivered to support our villages requirements.

    County Broadband emphasise that they “share the frustrations associated with the roll-out of this project and want nothing more than to be able to promote the successful roll-out of this project to the many other rural parishes in dire need of high-speed broadband”.

    Within the next few months the new internet connection speed will be demonstrated in Peldon Village Hall for films, TV, social media, Youtube, browsing and just email. Interested parties can use computers provided or bring their own laptops and hand held devices to trial the County Broadband connection. Date to be confirmed.

    4. Clerk’s Salary – Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed to increase the clerk’s salary in line with the National Salary Awards backdated to April 2013. 

    5. Junctions at Lodge Lane and St Ives Road in Peldon – ECC Highways say there is nothing they can do about these junctions. The collapsed wall at the top of St Ives Hill has improved viability but the residents can, of course, rebuild as it is on their own property. 

    6. Abberton Reservoir, Community Fund, Rights of Way – The reservoir expansion project is coming to an end and the water filling will commence soon. There had been complaints of horses fouling the footpath. The application for Community Funds for Great Wigborough Church car park to be built has been accepted but the application for safety measures from a land owner in Layer was refused.

    7. Actions and Reminders List – Updated

    Planning Applications:
    131878Proposal: First floor side extension and replacement sun room, new garage and site entrance as previously approved under COL/120533 at Rolls Farm, Peldon Rd, Peldon

    Planning Decisions:

    131529Proposal: Replacement dwelling at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great WigboroughPermission Refused
    Appeal Decisions:
    APP/A1530/D/13/2203019Proposal: single storey dependant relative annexe and structural support to existing dwelling at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, SalcottAppeal Dismissed

     

    Finances:
    101739 R S Pullen – salary for Oct£353.53
    101740Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00

    The next meeting will be on Tues 12th November 2013 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall, Great Wigborough

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