Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th April 2017
Present: Nicky Ellis, Bob Holmes, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, John Walker, Kevin Bentley, 2 Zone Wardens, 5 members of the public
Apologies for absence: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
Zone Warden Report: Unfortunately there are still many vehicles speeding through Peldon. There have been successful prosecutions of fly tipping culprits and litter louts. For up to 3 bags of rubbish dumped an instant fixed penalty of £100 can be issues and dog fouling will also shortly incur a fixed penalty of £100..
County and Borough Councillor Report: The options consultations for improvements to the A120 and A12 have now ended and all the data is being thoroughly assessed and answers will be arrived at during the summer for funding the work during 2020-2025.
The newly installed VAS at Peldon is to be checked by engineers to see if it is working correctly. Over signage on a Wigborough corner junction will be looked into. The Salcott crossroads broken manhole cover is being pursued. The next round of Locality Budget is up for grabs and the missing Salcott sign is a possibility for its use.
Public-Have Your Say: The planning application for a children’s nursery in Lower Road, Peldon was discussed at length and the parish council’s reply to CBC Planning was questioned for the lack of comments with regard to parking and highways concerns which we will add if the application is not called in for CBC Planning Committee to consider. The parish council is aware that ECC Highways always gives careful consideration to applications that are appropriate for their approval hence its omission in this instance. Oil is sometimes left on the road after the refuse lorries have been which will be reported for investigation.
Declarations of Interest: Bob for Essex Wildlife Trust
|163198||Proposal: Single storey rear extension and alterations to ground floor. Provision of new window to west elevation of lounge at Plovers, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve Conditional|
|101920||T J Simmons-play insp, grass cuts, fence erection, notice board repairs||£1,235.00|
|101921||Essex Wildlife Trust – meeting room hire||£96.00|
|101922||R S Pullen – clerk’s office expenses – light, heat, etc||£250.00|
|101923||R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – April||£426.82|
The next meeting will be on Tues 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough which will also commence with the Annual Parish Assembly Meeting.
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