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PC Minutes 11th September 2018


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.

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

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

Zone Warden Report: None received but following constant fly tipping on Pete Tye Common car park the parish council will look into the cost of installing a CCTV camera.

Borough Councillor Report: The CBC Draft Local Plan is still in disarray and some way off being approved by the Inspectors.

Public-Have Your Say: There has been several complaints about County Broadband of late owing to poor connection resulting in resident’s broadband dropping out and subsequent communication with the company has been very poor and unacceptable. A new main aerial in Salcott should improve things around that location.  The company will be invited to send a technical representative to our November meeting which will be held in Peldon.

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application no. 181498         

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – Peldon playground report has been received and all is in order. Surrounding field hedges will be addressed in due course. The new contractor for grass cutting at Salcott is proving to be excellent and a new playground maintenance person will be found as soon as possible.
    It is extremely unfortunate that recently installed pigeon spikes on all the play equipment at Salcott to keep the seats and surrounding areas pigeon mess free were vandalized immediately after costly installation. If anyone has any information as to who could have done this would they please inform the clerk.
    The Community Group continue to carry out very good work having tackled an overgrown footpath and areas around the church.
  2. Communications Working Party has met and a general overhaul of our communication avenues will take place, resulting in a central method of sending out uniform information but with more appeal to the various points including social media and the website which will also be given a more up to date appearance. We are delighted to have a technology expert amongst who can steer this project on and train others to enable them to operate the new system.
  3. Solar Light and Plaque have now been installed in the brick bus shelter at Peldon and we are pleased to receive the generous contribution from Mrs Hedger who had requested this work to remember her husband Terry who had carried out work for the parish council over many years.
  4. Painted Village Signs – it has been noted that Great Wigborough village sign needs repainting and in the next month the other village signs will be looked at closely to see if any others need repainting.
  5. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – Phil proposed, Netty seconded and all agreed to appoint Robert Kean as the parish council Peldon trustee for the new charity once it is created.
  6. Actions and Reminder List – updated
    1. The parish council is delighted that the new children’s nursery at Peldon is up and running following a brilliant opening day.
    2. Peldon Telephone Box was not used enough, has therefore been emptied of equipment by BT and will be removed in due course.
    3. Great Wigborough post box will eventually be installed following utilities surveys.

Planning Applications:

181545 Proposal: Application to remove conditions 14 and 16 of planning permission 132330 at Langenhoe Hall
181665 Proposal: Single storey pitched rear extension of existing house at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough
181498 Proposal: Change of use of agricultural barn to allow storage of agricultural chemicals and erection of portacabin at New Pots Farm, Lower Road

Planning Decisions:

181416 Proposal: Extensions to dwelling (revision to approved scheme 171283) at Willowbank, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
181665Proposal: Single storey pitched rear extension of existing house at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional


101983 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – hedge, tree, weeds cut back£360.00
101984 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
101985 Peldon Village Hall – hire£20.00
101986 Mr T Newman – play insp x 3£90.00
101987 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary Aug and Sept£879.46
101988 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd.£90.00
101989 R S Pullen – exp incl petrol, ink, phone, spikes, plaque fit£386.11

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough


PC Minutes 9th September 2014


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th September 2014

Present: John Walker, Nicky Ellis, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Charles Dymond (chair), Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Bob Holmes, Rob Surface, Andrew Ellis, Laura Chase CBC Planning Policy Officer, and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley

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

Police and Zone Warden Reports – None received

Borough and County Councillors: Highways issues at Salcott are being addressed. There was a request that signage for the recently closed Birch Tearoom should be taken down which will be followed up.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Lynne for item 3.

1.   Reviewing Colchester Borough Council Local Plan – Laura Chase gave us a very informative and useful presentation and questions were answered. There will be various stages in developing the CBC Local Plan which will be adopted in 2017. Our Village Design Statement and Parish Plan will be reviewed as we had planned but construction of the new Neighbourhood Plan is not considered to be appropriate for us as this is a document to complete when substantial development is required.

2.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields – Salcott is in good order and the playground perimeter fence has been repaired and painted. Peldon is receiving attention with the rubber chippings being placed in the playground in a couple of weeks when equipment and manpower will be available including a work-party yet to be appointed.  Wire to prevent birds landing above the swings is being erected and signage for the new pieces of equipment on the field are being made and will be erected including a plaque from Cory Environmental Trust who has given us a substantial grant for this equipment. More hedge trimming is to take place on Moss Hay when a date can be arranged with the volunteer group.  

3.   Salcott Telephone Box – Following more discussions it was agreed to make further enquiries about lighting and insurance but keeping an open mind as to our final decision as to the future of the box. 

4.   Email Protocol – It was agreed to add to our email protocol list of dos and don’ts that the emails requiring an answer should be done so within 48 hours, with holidays or illness etc. taken into account.  

5.   Salcott Trees – Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed for the lowest of three quotes to be accepted for trimming the trees alongside the playground and adjacent property.  All three professional contractors gave a verbal opinion that the Chestnut trees along the road edge did not need immediate attention at this time but of course they will be monitored periodically. 

6.   Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting – a prepared map, etc for the footpath was distributed to all and Phil proposed, Charles seconded and all agree to adopt John’s carefully considered plans. The parish council gave Phil a mandate to take to the Community Fund meeting to agree that the remaining funds are allocated to Layer de la Haye Church for improvements and that any money not spent at the at the end of the given time should be allocated to the church up to the amount they have requested.

7.   CALC Meeting – was not attended but the minutes will be received and circulated shortly.

8.   Broadband Update – Salcott launch event has been put on hold and further coverage for parts of our villages is still to be developed.

9.   Actions and Reminders List – update and to include that the Peldon noticeboard catches are made easier to open.

Planning Applications:
145564Proposal: Single storey rear extension at Nest Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough
Planning Decisions:
132631 Proposal: Demolition of existing village hall and erection of 2 no. 3 bedroom dwellings at Great Wigborough Village HallApprove conditional
145283 Proposal: Extension to rear of bungalow incorporating internal alterations at 14 Newpots Close, PeldonApprove Conditional
144754 Proposal: Change of roof design to match with existing side ridge levels at The Hollies, School Lane, Great WigboroughApprove Conditional

101781 EWD – rubber for Peldon playground£2,040.00
101782 Business Services at CAS – insurance for new equipment£85.71
101783 R S Pullen – salary for Aug and Sept£735.14
101784 R J Playle Servicescut hedge at Moss Hay£180.00
101785 Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
101786 EALC – course£67.00
101787 County Broadband – VAT£6,666.67
101788 T Simmons – play insp x 2, grass cuts x 4, fence, life ring£599.87

The next meeting will be on Tues 14th Oct 2014 at 7.30pm at Peldon Village Hall