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PC Minutes 12th February 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th February 2019.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Dave Taylor, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Zone Warden and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker

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

Zone Warden Report: The Great British Spring Clean will be held from 22nd March to 23rd April this year and volunteers are invited to join in in any way they can, form a group, or go out alone or contact the Zone Warden for joining other groups and all necessary equipment can be provided.

Litter Warriors for litter picking throughout the year are always required and again equipment will be provided. Volunteers can contact the clerk for their name to be passed on and added to the list.

Prosecutions have taken place recently for both fly tipping and dog fouling.

Refuse receptacles can be obtained at Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall the first Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11am.

Borough Councillor Report: Colchester Borough Council meet next week to decide council tax for beginning in May and a rise of 3% is expected.

The Draft CBC Local Plan Part 1 has been suspended until extra evidence is produced hopefully by the autumn which must happen before Part 2 can be accepted.

ECC Libraries consultation is still on-going and a decision will be made in June.

Public-Have Your Say: County Broadband meetings about fibre – more at item 5.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and thanks were expressed to Jack for mending the zip wire at Peldon.
  2. Peldon Noticeboard – the new locking noticeboard has now been fitted and the keys are kept safely at the village hall for access by acceptable users.
  3. Peldon and Wigboroughs Magazine – the increase of £30 a year for our donation to the magazine was proposed by Phil, seconded by Clare and agreed by all.
  4. Devolution – the ECC proposals were discussed at length and it was decided that more details on how it will all be implemented are required before we can come to any sort of decision on the matter.
    • The coned area with broken grate/ manhole cover along Maldon Road in Great Wigborough has been reported and followed up numerous times and we are told a new cover had to be ordered hence the wait.
  1. County Broadband Fibre was discussed at length and signing up/registering by 5th March 2019 is required from a good percentage of households in our villages for the scheme to take place here and so ways of reaching residents and explaining all about this will take place soon. No money or bank details are taken from anyone until your connection has been completed. The parish council is very supportive of this scheme as it is considered to be the only way of achieving this fibre broadband which will take us forward in this forever changing technological world.
  2. Footpaths Diversion Proposals – have been considered by those that would be affected and deemed to be acceptable.
  3. Silent Soldiers will be stored securely until decisions are made for their future.
  4. New Dog Bin for Copt Hall has been ordered thanks to Borough Councillor Locality Budget funding and will be fitted in good time, use of it will be hugely encouraged as dog walkers are often offenders of putting dog poo bags in hedges etc.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to note Gt Wig’s post box in School Lane is now in use and residents are encouraged to use it as much as possible to retain its existence and a paving slab has been kindly fitted by a resident to ensure easy posting

Planning Applications:

183127 Proposal: Conversion of existing vehicle repair and agricultural buildings to a single dwelling at Lovedowns Farm Barns, Barnhall Road, Salcott
190077 Proposal: Remediation: removal and reinstatement of Kerosene contaminated brickwork and subfloor materials, installation of gas resistant membrane and passive vent system at Church Cottage, Church Road, Peldon
190170 Proposal: Construction of extension to existing B2 industrial building at Hosplant Ltd. Unit 1, St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

182823 & 182816 Proposal: Reinforcement of timber frame to barn and installation of new oil fuel storage tank at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional
182030 & 182031 Proposal: Construction of new driveway to Rose barn and construction of new wall to the garden of the Peldon Rose Public House, landscaping and ancillary works at Rose Barn, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances:

102010 Mr T Newman – playground inspections x 4£120.00
102011 R S Pullen – Clerk’s February salary£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PC Agenda 12th February 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th February 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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PC Minutes 8th January 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Present: Liz Davidson, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Kean, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Clare Lauwerys, Netty Knill-Jones, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, Dave Taylor, Robert Davidson, Jackie Maclean, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: Fly-tipping in School Lane has been reported, the dog bin at Copt Hall Lane is to be looked into.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: CBC Local Plan is still not completed; garden communities require further consultation and other sections improved. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 8th January 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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PC Minutes 11th December 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys, Dave Taylor, Robert Kean

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: None

County and Borough Councillor Reports: The parish council will write as requested to ECC in support of keeping open both Continue reading

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PC Minutes 13th November 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th November 2018.

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin (chair), Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Dave Taylor, Netty Knill Jones, Zone Warden, County Broadband representative and 11 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: Unfortunately, they are now having to carry out many jobs in the town centre but hopefully, with an additional member, will attend our meetings every other month. Nevertheless, they continue to pick up rubbish and prosecute the fly tippers whenever possible and also dog fouling culprits. Posters put up around the countryside are an offence unless permission is sought from the land owner or permission from Colchester Borough Council Enforcement Manager.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None given

Public-Have Your Say: Were all in attendance for County Broadband information and to report their problems.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. County Broadband Information – The majority of issues and problems occurring before and during the summer have been dealt with and much has been updated with new high capacity equipment installed. County Broadband is a serious contender for a grant which would be available for fibre installation which will increase upload and download speeds to homes enormously but interest for possible uptake is important for it to be a viable proposition for our villages.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – are all in good order and the Community Group has carried out work for us on the greens, footpaths and Moss Hay.
  3. Soldier Silhouettes – 3 have been installed in our villages organized by Borough Councillor Robert Davidson and a local tradesman in honour of lives lost in WW1 for which a donation is requested to cover costs, Robert K proposed, Phil seconded, all agreed with one abstainer for the parish council to buy these at a total cost of £180 noting that they can be auctioned off or sold at a later date and money given to the charity.
  4. Peldon Noticeboard – The existing one has rotted at the bottom so a new metal one will be ordered at an approximate cost of £320 plus a minimal cost for materials for/and fitting for which Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed.
  5. UK Power Networks Project – A new cabinet will be installed and cable work improved and tidied up at Malting Road near the bus shelter.
  6. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – Borough Councillor Locality Budget is funding staging for the new hall with the help of the parish council being able to reclaim the VAT.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated.

Planning Applications:

181981 Proposal: Retrospective application for the change of use of agricultural land to domestic garden land and erection of an outbuilding for gym use including personal training sessions. Amended description at 5 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon
182457 Proposal: Listed Building application for internal alterations at Wayside Cottage, Church Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

182272Proposal: Erection of single dwelling ad garage, resubmission of application no. 152149 approved on 30th Nov 2015 at Parmenter Farms Ltd. The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional

Finances:

101992 T J Simmons – play insp, grass cuts, repairs etc.£644.87
101993 GOPAK Ltd. – new hall stage etc.£5,563.48
101994 R S Pullen – Clerk’s November salary£439.73
101995 Business Services at CAS Ltd. – insurance£1,154.67

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

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PC Minutes 9th October 2018

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 October 2018.

Present: Jinny Gale, Clare Lauwerys, Wendy Ritherdon, Netty Knill-Jones, Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, John Walker, Phil Gladwin

Apologies for absence: David Taylor, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: None given. A letter will be sent to CBC to express our disappointment that the Zone Wardens are carrying out duties in the town centre that restrict their attendance of our meetings.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None given

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. It was agreed by all to pay the invoice received for work up to date at Salcott playground and field and to note that alternative arrangements have now been made for both the field and playground inspection and maintenance.
    The Community Group continue to carry out good work for us with clearance at the church green area, verges along Malting Road and St Ives footpath.
  2. ECC Highways Devolution Pilot Scheme was discussed and although too late to offer our parish council for this scheme at this stage it was agreed that we wish to support the County Councillor in his attempts to resolve matters of certain small jobs not getting done owing to prioritization. We will email to say that some of the suggested works are not suitable for us but others are, the invoicing is a concern and we will request more details on how all this will be implemented.
  3. CCTV Camera options were discussed and it was agreed that a pole and sign will be erected soon.
  4. Painted Village Signs were looked at with a view to repainting and it was agreed that we should have Great Wigborough and Salcott-cum-Virley painted this time at a cost of approx. £250 each and take look at the other two in due course.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to include that we will request Essex Highways to dig culverts in two areas that are prone to flooding and also attend to poor road surfacing in a section of Peldon Road.

Planning Applications:

182030 (& 182031 Listed Building application)Proposal: Construction of new vehicle access from Mersea Road, construction of new driveway to Rose Barn and construction of new wall to the garden of the Peldon Rose Public House, landscaping and ancillary works at Rose Barn, Mersea Road, Peldon
182272 Proposal: Erection of single dwelling and garage. Resubmission of application no. 152149 approved on 30th Nov 2015 at Parmenter Farms Ltd. Green Farm, The Street, Salcott
181981 Proposal: Garden gym to be used by active family at 5 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon
182375 Proposal: Garage for domestic use only at 2 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon

Finances:

101990 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
101991 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary October£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, Peldon and to note attendance of County Broadband

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PC Agenda 13th November 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th November 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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PC Agenda 9th October 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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PC Minutes 11th September 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th September 2018

Present: Liz Davidson, Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin (chair), David Taylor, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Kean

The chairman welcomed our new parish councillors who were duly co-opted onto the Parish Council and completed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms. The completed Register of Members’ Interests forms will be sent to CBC in due course.

The chairman expressed the parish council’s sincere sympathy to the Simmons family for their sad loss.  He also spoke of all the work both Lynne and Terry have carried out for the parish council and in particular the residents of Salcott and Virley for many years. Continue reading

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