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PC Minutes 12th July 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 12th July 2016

Present: Bob Holmes (acting chair), Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis, Netty Knill-Jones, John Walker, Lynne Simmons, Andrew Ellis, Zone Warden, Kevin Bentley

Robert Kean was welcomed and invited to join Continue reading

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PC Agenda 12th July 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, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th July 2016 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Co-opt and welcome the newly appointed Peldon Parish Councillor.

Completion of Declaration of Acceptance of Office form (and book) and Register of Member’s Interest form

Apologies for absence: Phil Gladwin

Minutes of the last meeting: Continue reading

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PC Minutes 14th July 2015

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th July 2015

Present: John Walker, Nicky Ellis, Bob Holmes, Jinny Gale, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Liz Davidson, Rob Surface, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis and 5 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Wardens Report – None received

Borough Councillors: Attempts will be made to repair and replace missing road and village signage with the help of CBC personnel as we are unable to get any action from ECC.  Abberton and Langenhoe are replacing their play equipment and surfacing so the old is available and will be viewed by us for possible interest.  A Casualty Reduction Team Officer is willing to attend a future meeting of ours which will be arranged.  A CBC Planning Officer will also visit in due course to listen to the parish council’s views on the Local Plan and proposed sites.

Public-Have Your Say: The installation of speed survey strips was discussed at length and a request had been made for all three roads in Peldon, Lower, Church and St Ives to receive this speed assessment measure and enquiries will be made to this end.  A request for litter picking bag hoops was repeated and will be chased up.  ECC Highways will be contacted for an overgrown verge in Peldon.

Declarations of Interest – None

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Work at Moss Hay is on-going, the growth along the footpath has been cut back and quotes to resurface the footpath are being sought for which grants will be investigated for funding. The new zip wire will be tightened. Extra playground maintenance courses were considered not to be necessary.

2. Emergency Plan: Progress has been made and hopefully this will be completed for our next meeting.

3. Standing Orders and Code of Conduct: Up to date versions will be looked at from appropriate bodies with a view to adding our specific requirements.

4. Small Project Ideas: Peldon Borough Councillor fund could possibly be used to help fund Moss Hay footpath.  Ideas for Salcott and the Wigs will be gathered.

5. Grass cutting: The cutting of the small area of grass in front of Peldon Church has become an issue therefore a rota of volunteers will be sought and our insurance looked into.  The loose rubber on Moss Hay has been a problem for cutting the grass but Liz has managed a brilliant job for which we thanked her. The grass at Salcott meadow will be cut for the two events we have had requests for.

6. Operation of Speed Watch: No one further has come forward showing an interest in training to carry out this operation. We will answer an email we received about this.

7. Neighbourhood Watch Schemes: Having received a small interest enquires will be made as to the possibility of a scheme in this neighbourhood.

8. Salcott Flooding: Having now heard back from Environmental Agency with several emails including photos of ditches etc and their view on matters at their suggestion a meeting, to include Andrew will be arranged, at their offices to discuss matters further and inform them of what we consider to be their misinformation, a summary of the situation so far will be sent to Priti Patel.

9. Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way: There had not been a meeting of this committee since last month but a site meeting at Lodge Lane, Peldon is to be arranged.   

10. Actions and Reminders List – updated and taking note that we have not received a full answer to our letter to the Police Crime Commissioner for Essex about local crimes as yet and that the matter of crime will be brought up by our representative attending the Essex Rural Strategy Consultation Event later this month. Also we will make enquiries about the suitability of a clothes bank requested by Air Ambulance to help with funding the operation which is hugely expensive.

Planning Applications:
151462 Proposal: Cart lodge at The Anchorage, Lower Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions:
150726 (and 150727 Listed Building application) Proposal: Demolition of existing greenhouse and construction of a single storey residential annexe at East Anglian Farm Rides, Moor Farm, Colchester Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
150927 Proposal: Two dormer windows to first floor to improve internal daylight/ventilation bedroom environment at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve Conditional
150866 Proposal: Construction of a new B2 industrial building at Hosplant Ltd. Unit 1, St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
15111 Proposal: Alteration of existing garage outbuildings to form 2 bed dwelling at Bucklands, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Refuse

Finances:

101836 Peldon PCC – churchyard upkeep £200.00
101837 Salcott PCC – churchyard upkeep £200.00
101838 Great and Little Wigboroughs PCC – churchyards upkeep £400.00
101839 R S Pullen – July salary £375.65
101840 Peldon Village Hall – hire £80.00
101841 PKF Littlejohn LPP – external audit £240.00
101842 T Simmons – play insp, 2 x cuts, Salcott hedge, Moss Hay footpath £170.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th Sept 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PAWS July – C&W Social

Jean Hedger & Sheriff Sue Copeland
Sarah and Mick Graves
Gen Fretwell & Gang
Ya Who

11 visitors joined us on Tuesday 24th July, for our Country and Western social night, on one of the hottest nights of the year.  40+ ladies and one brave young man in assorted cowboy gear strutted their stuff to live music performed by Mick Graves and Sarah who very patiently endeavoured to show us the necessary line-dancing steps and gave us a couple of amusing renditions of songs.

The supper menu consisted of an unusual selection of “Wagon Wheels, Dead Man’s Fingers, Buffalo Wings, Mexican Blood, Golden Nuggets, Sweet Delight and Cactus Cocktail” and unbelievably seemed to be enjoyed by all.

There were 3 quizzes to enjoy and the best dressed went to Jean Hedger as seen above in the photo top left.  Another lovely evening any ideas for next year?

As we don’t meet in August our next get together is on 23rd September when we welcome back Jane Malyon, once again, and her talk this time is “All about You.”    Currently membership is full but visitors are very welcome at the cost of £3.50 which includes refreshments.

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website.  If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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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:
145158 Proposal: Two storey rear extension at South View, Mersea Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions:
144811 Proposal: Detached double garage at Long acre, School Lane, Great Wigborough Refuse
144847 Proposal: Single storey dependent relative annex and structural support to existing dwelling (resubmission of 130557) at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott Approve Conditional
144849 Proposal: Lawful Development Certificate for existing use of dwelling with agricultural occupancy condition as ordinary residential use at Firs Cottage, Mersea Road, Peldon Approve Certificate of Lawful Use or Development
144792 Proposal: Application for a variation of a condition 2 (approved drawings) following grant of planning permission. (120074) at Thornfleet, Church Road, Peldon Approve Conditional
144754 Proposal: Change of roof design to match with the existing side ridge levels at The Hollies, School Lane, Great Wigborough Approve 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 9th July 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 9th July 2013

Present: Charles Dymond, Andy Beharrell, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Nicky Ellis (chair), Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley and three public members

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, Netty Knill Jones, Zone Warden

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman with the addition at the end of the sentence of 1. ECC Highway Rangers…….like them to do for us ‘at the Kings Head junction and Peldon bus stop triangle’.

Police Report: No reported crimes in our villages but please be alert and aware that in neighbouring villages outbuildings have been broken into. We have three volunteers from Peldon who have undertaken the speed gun training so will be out and about soon.

Borough Councillors: The ‘no through road’ signs for Salcott are on the list to be fitted. Other missing signage will be reported and or chased up. Along with all the other parish councils our displeasure at the withdrawal by CBC of paper copies of planning applications to parish councils will be supported by the Borough Councillors and brought up at their next Borough meeting. Verge cutting along Salcott Street and Mill Lane has been overlooked so will be requested. The S106 money or so called ‘bedroom tax’ will be available from various building projects in our villages for local community based spending for which Salcott Village Hall have already made a  request for some improvements.

County Councillor: At County level further savings have still to be made but hopefully without cutting services. Rodney Bass is now the Portfolio Holder for ECC Highways and a quarterly surgery will be held for County Councillors to meet engineers with their list of jobs that need doing in their respective areas. The ECC Broadband project is progressing having carried out an extensive survey but the roll out date will not be for some time. The proposed 40 mph limit along Mersea Road in Peldon and Colchester Road to the Strood will be taken up with Rodney Bass with our support for this to materialise soon.

Public-Have Your Say – None

Declarations of Interest – None

1.  CBC Zone Wardens: Charles met them on Moss Hay  to discuss a siting for  a bench  very kindly given to us by them with cost of fitting to be arranged.

2.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields – having just spent a quite a lot of money on necessary repairs at Moss Hay play area and further work is required due to vandalism we are reluctant to buy new equipment until this problem has been resolved. Also having obtained quotes of a small skateboard ramp requested by a group of children it has proved to be very expensive and so our intentions are to investigate possible alternative equipment and meet the children on site to talk to them about this.  The bark at Moss Hay is low and so rubber clipping, as we bought for Salcott, would seem to be the obvious choice as the life span is much longer if not indefinite.  It was agreed to wait awhile before buying this as money from S106 will be available and could possibly be of help with this.

3.  Winter Salt Bag Scheme: as we still have plenty from the year before last it was agreed to decline the offer this time.

4.  Broadband update – John providing us with a sheet of information including Mast locations and confirmed CAPs (Community Access Points) locations in all our villages with a couple more to be confirmed. The project is moving forward generally to plan and the launch event at Peldon Village Hall is still set for 28th September 2013. Yet again, we give enormous thanks to John for his tireless work on this brilliant project that will be of benefit to all.

5.  Junctions at Lodge Lane and St Ives Road in Peldon – Kevin will take this up with Highways for any possible solutions for these difficult junctions.

6.  Abberton Reservoir Community Fund – Friends of the Wigboroughs were granted the money for their tables and chairs, Layer de la Haye was granted the money for their hall but money raised from events will be knocked off the total cost.
Reservoir Expansion: all concrete work will be finished by October.
Rights of Way Meeting
was attended; there will be a Project Manager to ensure that this job is done professionally with proper consideration to everything required.

7.  Actions and Reminders List updated

Planning Applications:
131040 Proposal: Single storey rear extension at The Paddocks, Lower Road, Peldon
131315 Proposal: Erection of an outbuilding containing a swimming pool, gym and home cinema at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon
Appeal against refusal:
APP/A1530/D/13/2198804 Proposal: Infill extension to form additional bedroom for use by existing residents’ children, in part replacing former demolished extension – resubmission of 121120 at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Finances:

101730 R S Pullen – salary for July £353.53
101731 Mr B Gooding – 3 x insp and repairs £522.50
101732 T Simmons – play insp, grass cutting, bench painting, hedge cutting £160.00

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

Following complaints we have received we would like to request that all event organizers please take down the posters they have put up after the event has taken place and also to refrain from using a staple gun as these are very difficult to get out and therefore look unsightly.

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PC Minutes 10th July 2012

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 July 2012.

Present: Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Kevin Bentley and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Terry Sutton

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

Borough Councillors: All reported pot holes and road repairs are being addressed systematically. www.essex.gov.uk/highways provides details of where and when this work will be carried out with maps.  Report any potholes noticed to the clerk to be sent on to ensure they receive attention.

Money from the Reservoir Community Fund allocated for an Education Centre is still in the early stages of discussion as there are many problems arising for this project to take off.

County broadband scheme is being held up by the EU Commission to agree.

A couple of matters were reported to Kevin to take up for us.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Nicky for discussion on planning application 121099 and refrained from joining in the discussion

  1. Police – no crimes reported in our villages
  2. Playgrounds – replacement swing chain tails have been bought for Salcott and will be fitted shortly, also replacing the bark with rubber clippings at Salcott is in hand but the weather has not been suitable for this job and may not now be carried out before the school holidays as was originally planned.  It will be done as soon as possible. Terry will cut the hedge at Salcott meadow and Barry will be asked for similar work at Moss Hay.  Work at Peldon resulting from the annual report has all been carried out and also erection of Dog Fouling signs.
    Having received a grant from the Big Society Fund Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to go forward with the replacement of the basketball pad on Moss Hay and hopefully use the money from Terry Sutton for the shortfall if it fits the criteria.
  3. Code of Conduct – councillors must fill in the Register of Interests form and the Parish Council should accept the new Code of Conduct.  We will inform Andrew Weavers (CBC Monitoring Officer) that we agree with West Bergholt Parish Council about the appointing of only one Parish Councillor on the Complaints Panel who would not have a vote.
  4. Great Wigborough illuminated 30 mph sign – we will contact ECC Highways to enquire about moving this sign to face the other way and be near the start of the houses when approaching from Salcott and also request another sign for Peldon when approaching from Wigborough on the Lower Road.
  5. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group Meeting – all work has been slowed down due to the weather. Avocet nests have been found for the first time. Passing signs at the lay-bys have been erected along School Lane.
    Community Fund – Phil has our agreement to vote for the Abberton & Langenhoe Village Hall extension application if the criteria for these funds are improved satisfactorily.
  6. Possible funds from Borough Councillors for the Wigs and Salcott & Virley – Kevin and Andrew have yet to decide how to use their funds as they have several villages on their patch
  7. Broadband and Website – Abberton and Langenhoe are to join forces with our project for high speed broadband.  John was absent for an update.
  8. Actions and Reminders List – updated

Planning:

121070 Proposal: Variation of condition 2 of 102366 – to build porch with pitched gable roof as opposed to approved lean-to roof at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

121120 Proposal: Infill extension to create new bedroom – in part replacing demolished extension at Fourways, Barnhall Road, Salcott

121099 Proposal: Replacement three bedroom dwelling and detached car port. Ref: COL/1397/81 at Ransomes, Wigborough Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

120749 Certificate of Lawfulness has been completed for use of outbuilding as ancillary and incidental residential use at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon

120858 & 120860 (Listed Building) Proposal: Remove defective bow window to existing kitchen and replace with new timber window and remove all black paint/stain etc. from existing internal exposed oak beams, joists and studs via a gentle chemical free hot water vapour process at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Permission and consent granted

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 11th September 2012 at 7.30pm.

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PC Minutes 12th July 2011

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 12th July 2011.

Present: Les Lapwood, Charles Dymond, Nicky Ellis, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Kevin Bentley and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks, John Walker, Jinny Gale, Andrew Ellis

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

Borough Councillors: Our long awaited ‘Flood Summit’ meeting had been held prior to this meeting with several of us, other parish council representatives and CBC Officers attending to discuss all the flooding issues in this area but particularly in Salcott.  A plan of action was drawn up with the first stage of a drive round of the CBC Engineer and Officers to the bad flooding places meeting up with parish councillors for each place. This is to take place in the next few weeks.  CBC will visit land/home owners to advise people of their responsibility to have clear drainage and ditches in front of their properties.  The meeting was deemed a success with a positive attitude from all to sort out these long standing problem areas.

We have a new CBC ‘Zone Manager’ (we are Zone 1) who will be dealing with various problems that we may have and can be the first port of call in many instances.

Cards were delivered to all households to inform of a different refuse collection day and hopefully any problems will be rectified soon. Colchester Recycling Centres opening times have been slightly reduced due to less use because of successfully kerbside recycling collecting.

Public-Have Your Say –A 30mph limit was requested for Salcott crossroads but this has been explored many times with ECC Highways and the reasons why we have been unsuccessful were explained again.

The road edges have been falling apart and in many places there is a considerable drop.  Any particular places noted can be reported to a Borough Councillor, a Parish Councillor or the Clerk for forwarding for repairs.

Declarations of Interest – None

1. Reports from Parish Councillors – Accounts and finances will have the addition of a spreadsheet giving more detail.  With regard to communications the Gold Addition magazine has been or will be delivered to every household in our villages. This special edition is sponsored by the Parish Council and the Five Parishes Show.

2. Training – was discussed and some councillors would benefit from training in certain areas and so they will try to attend appropriate courses.  In-house courses were thought to be far too expensive and not justifiable.

3. Salcott Meadow/Creek – reports from CBC Health and Safety Adviser and HM Inspector of Health and Safety were read out explaining that fencing along the creek is not good practice.  Further reports are expected from RoSPA and Anglia Inspection Services. We will then draw a conclusive decision to this enquiry.

4. Police – report that no crimes have been committed in our villages in the last few weeks or so.

5. Playgrounds and Salcott meadow grass cutting – Peldon playground is being maintained to a very high standard.  Salcott playground is closed at present while painting of the equipment is being carried out. New swing seats have been bought and will be fitted, the weeds addressed, fence secured, gate mended and the price of play bark will be investigated.  The grass will be cut when it is considered to be necessary.

6. Declaration of Acceptance of Office book – deferred to next month as we are seeking a price to extend the life of the old book as an alternative to buying a new one.

7. Rural Community Council of Essex – yearly membership of £55 – Nicky proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for us to renew this subscription for at least this next year as it has proved helpful with the work in completing the Village Design Statement.

8. Bus stop at Peldon – a discussion of the positioning of a possible new shelter at Malting Road has taken place with ECC.  This project could possibly include a new shelter at Salcott crossroads.  Phil proposed, Charles seconded and all agreed for this to proceed with the clerk to make further enquiries including contacting CBC with regard to the necessary groundwork.

9. Wigboroughs Village Hall – all money held on their behalf has been forwarded to them as they now have their own bank account.  This subject will now only be on our agenda if there is some major development to report.

10. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Meeting – was attended and work continues well and to timetable.  Birds are still coming and seem to be generally undeterred by the works.  Some more of the Community Fund has now been allocated to Layer de la Haye for their village hall car park and field entrance, both for safety issues.

11. Spending – some retrospectively – Phil proposed, Les seconded and all agreed for the agreed inter meeting spending of  certain items thought necessary for matters of some urgency.  A core number of councillors were consulted on this spending.  It was decided that no change was necessary to the way we normally agree mid-meeting spending.

12. Actions and Reminders List – was updated

Planning:

111082 Proposal: Removal of existing conservatory and replace with extension to existing kitchen. Side extension to include new side entrance and boot room. Replacement of existing windows to part north elevation. Erection of new rear all glass extension at New Hall, Copt Lane, Little Wigborough

111083 Proposal: Listed building application as above

111119 Proposal: Omission of previously approved conservatory (ref F/COL/07/0072) and replace with single storey rear/side extension

111120 Proposal: Listed building application as above

111074 Proposal: Agricultural building to store hay crop produced by the farm at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Notice of Planning Decisions:

110636 Proposal: Erection of 50cm freesat dish on chimney facing east, top to be less than 60cm above ridge of roof. Resubmission of 110185 at Sampton Wick Wigborough Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

110997 Additional dormer windows and amended chimney breast and stack design to existing approved extension to dwelling at Fourways, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Permission Granted

Finances:

101611 – St Mary’s the Virgin, Peldon PCC – churchyard upkeep                           £200.00

101612 – Gt & Lt Wigborough PCC – churchyards upkeep                                    £400.00

101613 – Salcott PCC – churchyard upkeep                                                       £200.00

101614 – Gt & Lt Wigborough Village Hall – remainder of grant                           £4635.63

101615 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for July                                                            £353.53

101616 – G B Sport & Leisure – swing seats                                                          £82.80

101617 – Barry Gooding – play insp. x 3                                                                £90.00

101618 – Keith Banks – Moss Hay grass cuts x 4                                                   £160.00

101619 – Rural Community Council of Essex – annual subs                                       £55.00

 The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 13th September 2011 at 7.30pm

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PC Minutes 14th July 2009

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 14th July 2009.

Present: Kevin Bradshaw, Robert Davidson, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis, Frances Fergus, Kevin Bentley and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Jane Banks

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

Borough Councillors: Bellwood’s last application will soon be determined and if refused we are advised that a notice to leave in 28 days will be served followed by prosecution.

The Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group has met and a transport plan has yet to be drawn up, also the proposed educational area needs to be discussed. All compulsory purchase orders have been served and a group for determining the grant money will be formed.

Some pot holes in Salcott Street have yet to be filled and this will be followed up, also the fact that documents from CBC are now coming to us that are only on line and rather big to download.

Public-Have Your Say – a request was made for work promised by ECC to be chased up with regard to flooding at Salcott crossroads and the clerk will do this.

Declarations of Interest – none.

  1. Archie’s retirement – enormous thanks and a presentation were given to Archie for all his good work over many years.  No one, as yet, has come forward to help fill the gap.
  2. CALC (Colchester Association of Local Councils) meeting was attended. A quote from Aon Insurance will be sought, access to National Association of Local Councils website will be obtained and our views on hospital car parking will be expressed to CALC to take forward. CBC are conducting a review of footpaths at present.  It was felt that we should continue to be members.
  3. Freedom of Information – course was attended and proved to be informative. If we have it, ie. information, correspondence, etc. it should be included. Certain documents should be kept for different lengths of time. Our Communication Committee will sort things out accordingly and come back to a parish council meeting at a later date.
  4. Standing Orders – Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed to accept as written the small amendments made to ours and presented to us previously.
  5. The Way We Work – due to cheques being temporarily mislaid it was agree all monies paid out should be from the clerk to the recipient directly.
  6. RCCE – Nicky proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed to continue with our membership at a cost of £55.  It is proving to be invaluable with regard to our completion of a Village Design Statement.
  7. Quotations re Moss Hay footpath renovation need to be written out explaining the job exactly.  These will be requested and a decision will be made in August as this work needs to be carried out during the summer months.
  8. Planning Training – 6 places have been booked for us to attend a session in the Town Hall in August.
  9. Wigborough Village Hall – deferred to next month.
  10. Abbotts Hall meeting – not attended.
  11. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group meeting – as above.
  12. VDS – evaluation of questionnaires is being processed.
  13. Playgrounds – new equipment for Peldon was again discussed and the VDS questionnaire results will hopefully tell us how much use this play area gets as a new alternative quote was still quite a lot of money.  The multiplay piece of equipment needs attention sooner rather than later and will be done when a new maintenance man can be found. We will write to Cory Environmental Trust to ask if we can still have the grant awarded to us even with a much smaller scheme as other funding is not materialising.
  14. Salcott crossroads accident was discussed and as this is an ECC Highways matter we will write to John Jowers to take it up.  We have many times before asked for speed reducing measures here but they have always been turned down. The clerk will write to Mrs Whybrow explaining this.

Finance:

101490  St Mary the Virgin Peldon  –  extra copies of  gold edition mag                     £100.00

101491  CBC  –  VDS questionnaire freepost envelopes                                             £47.76

101492  Keith Banks  –  4 x grass cuts at Moss Hay                                                 £160.00

101493  Archie Moore  –  play insp and maintenance                                                 £35.00

101494  R S Pullen  –  clerk’s fee for July                                                               £350.02

101495  Peldon Village Hall  –  hire                                                                          £94.00

101496  T Hedger  –  trimming of Salcott meadow roadside hedge                             £45.00

101497  T Simmons  –  2 x grass cuts of Salcott meadow and play insp                      £105.00

101498  RCCE  –  annual subs                                                                                 £55.00

The next meeting will be at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 8th September 09 at 7.30pm.

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PC Minutes 8th July 2008

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm. on Tuesday 8th July 2008.

Present: Frances Fergus, Nicky Ellis, Jane Banks, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Kevin Bradshaw, Sam Knill Jones, John Jowers and 4 public

Apologies for absence: Peter Crowe, Kevin Bentley

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

County Councillor: NATS are proposing to reroute the stacking area possibly over Dedham Vale and Saffron Walden but it will be over 8000 feet high. Another one is being considered over the Thames and Southend. The Bradwell Power Station application will be submitted soon and it is thought that Maldon Council will give their approval. The government talks of ECO towns which are really just new houses. A Countryside Commission Panel is being formed to discuss and take action on things such as local industry, using old redundant farm buildings etc.  The Abberton Reservoir application is now being considered.

Borough Councillor: There is a China Exhibition in the castle from July to September. The new stadium will open in 2 weeks time and will be used for other activities or events than just football. Money is to be spent on better cycle paths and road lanes to encourage people to cycle more.

Public – Salcott Village Hall is to have new toilets. Salcott will no longer hold a fireworks event but will continue with the Open Air Band Night which is a good fund raiser.

Declarations of Interest: None if item 10. is not discussed in detail.

Items for Discussion

  1. Peldon Hall frontage – the hedge will receive attention now as it is badly needed.  Peldon parish councillors will meet on site (as 3 missed the last site meeting) to decide on future maintenance of the hedge and ditch.
  2. Insurance/Sparklers – letters have been or will be sent to Zurich, NALC and Sparklers to clarify any misunderstanding with regard to this matter. Replies, if any by then, will be discussed at the September meeting.
  3. Grant Applications – we received a suggestion for fencing along the creek on Salcott meadow but this would be against health and safety within our risk assessment we had done a few years ago. Applications will probably be submitted for new work at Salcott Village Hall, possibly Peldon Village Hall and new play equipment at Peldon as the wooden equipment is gradually rotting and will require a constant flow of money spent to maintain it in future years.
  4. CALC – attendance to these meetings is felt necessary and will be attended by one or other of our councillors.
  5. VDS – there has been some interest in carrying out a Village Design Statement that would cover all our villages together which would be considered within CBC Supplementary Planning Policy. A well thought out questionnaire to all is the next stage.
  6. Communications Committee – a gold copy parish magazine was delivered to all with a summary of the parish council’s activities and achievements for the passed year. The extra cost for this has yet to be clarified.  A website course was attended by two of us and we will explore the idea of us having one during the next month.
  7. Update on Salcott to Peldon Rose highways works – letters to residents have been sent by ECC Highways to explain a timetable of road closures and suggested diversion routes. Farmers are not happy that this is taking place during the peak farming period.
  8. Playgrounds – maintenance has been carried out as per annual inspection. Lappset leg price with installation was discussed. The leg and steel foot will be ordered but more quotes obtained for installation.
  9. Environmental Assessment Service – is a commercial organization making habitat assessments of pieces of land in our villages.

10.  Local Development Framework Site Allocations – sites can be added or taken out until the consultation period in January 09. Phil proposed, Lynne seconded and the majority agreed to wait until then for our reply, unless the planners say otherwise. When the list is complete we will probably hold a public meeting, possibly in conjunction with VDS work, to discuss all the sites in our villages.

Planning:

081159  Proposal: Single storey rear extension at Jubilee House, The Street, Salcott

081237  Proposal: Listed Building application for internal and external alterations at Brickhouse Farm, Lower Road, Peldon

Notice of Planning Decisions:

080886  Proposal: Construction of additional bedroom over existing garage. Cladding of ground floor utility room at Woodlands, Church Road, Peldon  –  Permission Granted

Bellwood, Great Wigborough – Vincent Pearce, Planning Service Manager has authorised a prosecution. Magistrates Court date to be advised.

The next meeting will be at Peldon Village Hall on Tuesday 9th September 08 7.30pm.

There is grant money available for youth projects so if anybody has a suggestion or  idea for one would they like to get in touch with a parish councillor or the clerk.

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