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PC Minutes 14th June 2016

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 June 2016

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Phil Gladwin (chair), Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Andrew Ellis and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Jackie Maclean, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: None sent but they had cleared up a fly tipping problem for us

Borough Councillor Report: Certain matters are to be chased up including requesting resurfacing of Mill Road, Virley but in particular the sunken areas either side of the bridge, Continue reading

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PC Agenda 14th June 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th June 2016 to which the Councillors are summons to attend.

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 10th May 2016

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 May 2016.

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

Apologies for absence: Jackie Maclean

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by the chairman and all the Continue reading

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PC Agenda 10th May 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL
Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016 to which the Councillors are summons to attend:

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting. Continue reading

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PC Minutes 12th April 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL
Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley
Website: www.winstred100.org

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th April 2016. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 12th April 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL
Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley
Website: www.winstred100.org

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th April 2016 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting – to be confirmed as a true record of the meeting including the correction that Beverley McClean’s presentation took place before the meeting was declared open. Continue reading

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New Councillor Sought For Peldon

New Parish Councillor Sought for PeldonNew Councillor Sought For Peldon

A new Parish Councillor is needed for Peldon Village

If you would like to attend the next Parish Council Meeting it will be held at Salcott Village Hall, Tuesday 8th March, 7.30pm. The closing dates for applications is 31st March.

The Winstred Hundred Parish Council comprises Peldon, Great and Little Wigborough, Salcott and Virley and requires nine councillors.  Meetings are held 11 times each year alternating between Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Peldon and Salcott Village Halls.  The responsibilities of the Parish Council are integral with CBC and have a strong community aspect.

The Parish Council is the most micro-element of this Country’s democratic process.  Normally Councillors are elected but when a vacancy arises mid term, applicants will be selected by the Council and co-opted onto the committee without an election process.  Councillors come from all walks of life, there are no specific criteria applied to those individuals wishing to be considered.

If you enjoy living in your Village and want to become involved in your community then a place on the Parish Council could be exactly right for you.  For full details please telephone our Secretary Sue Pullen on 01206 735367 or email susiepullen@btinternet.com.

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PC Minutes 9th February 2016

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL
Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley
Website: www.winstred100.org

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th February 2016.

Present: Liz Davidson, Bob Holmes, Jinny Gale, Lynne Simmons, Nicky Ellis, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: None

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

Zone Wardens Report: ‘Clean for the Queen’ litter picking is to take place on the weekend of 5th and 6th March and local people are taking part.

Borough Councillors: Colchester Borough Council is not increasing its part of the Council Tax but there will be an increase of 3.99% from other sections.

County Broadband is in the process of being updated to accommodate new customers as it is running at full capacity at present.

Natural England is holding meetings at present to listen to suggestions for their Coastal Access Scheme.

There has been mention of nuisance horses and motor bikes on Pete Tye Common which will be looked into further.

At the Local Community Action Panel it was suggested that for a relatively small cost per household a PSO could be funded to assist with the lack of a Police presence in and around our villages.

S106 funds can be used for new fencing required for the play area at Salcott and with some Locality Budget money.

Certain planning enforcement issues will be looked into.

County Councillor: The County Budget was explained in detail and reasons for the increase. No frontline budget has been cut and as always a substantial part the budget is spent on social care.

At the recently held Local Highways Panel meeting funding was allocated for speed assessment strips in St Ives Road and Lower Road in Peldon.

The potholes in Salcott, bridge at Mill Lane and missing finger posts in Great Wigborough are being redirected for possible results.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Lynne for item

1.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields – Quotation to be received for Salcott fencing and installation in time for available funding datelines. A bench needing repair at Peldon will be looked into for possible removal.

2.   Peldon Parish Councillor Vacancy – This vacancy will be advertised in the normal manner on noticeboards, magazines, etc and the closing date for applications to be received by the clerk will be 31st March.

3.   Vehicle Racing along new stretch of Reservoir Road – This nuisance behavior was discussed and will be reported when it is actually happening if at all possible for any positive action to take place.

4.   Standing Orders, Media Policy, Transparency Code – A newly set up working group will address these complicated documents for completion of our versions hopefully in two months’ time for adopting and putting on the website in an orderly manner to comply with the Transparency Code. Bob proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to the completed application form for the Transparency Fund.

5.   Wigborough Zeppelin Event Saturday 24th September 2016 – The event was explained fully and it was noted that the National Trust and Stow Maries are completely in control of the necessary procedures and precautions.

6.   Courses Reports – were received from recently attended courses. CBC Planning Dept. had also sent a power point presentation.

7.   Actions and Reminders List – updated, website to be discussed next month.

Planning Applications:

152293 Proposal: Single storey side extension at Elm Tree Cottage, Church Road, Peldon

Finances:

101866 Webhosting UK COM Ltd.£38.97
101867 Peldon Village Hall – hire incl for Community Group£185.00
101868 EALC – Course/briefing£15.00
101869 Information Commissioner – Data Protection£35.00
101870 T Simmons – playground insp£30.00
101871 R S Pullen – Clerk’s February salary£375.65
101872 Salcott Village Hall – hire£120.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th March 2016 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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Job Vacancy with RCCE – Rural Housing Enabler

Full Time – 35 hours per week
Salary circa £24,000

Job Vacancy with RCCE
Rural Housing Enabler

Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) is a leading charity working in Essex for over 85 years. We provide assistance to people and communities throughout rural Essex to build a sustainable future.

RCCE is looking for a new Rural Housing Enabler to help rural communities in Essex provide the housing they need.

You will promote and advise on affordable rural housing, working with parish councils, registered providers and local authorities to achieve this. You will attend community events, deliver presentations at parish council meetings and undertake housing needs surveys.

You will also have the opportunity to work on other community engagement projects that include wider housing and development priorities or needs.

You will be a confident communicator, able to prioritise and problem solve and be enthusiastic about rural communities, especially in terms of affordable housing. This role will require flexibility, as it involves some out of hours working. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants that have experience of affordable rural housing or planning/development.

Application deadline: 12 noon Wednesday 3rd June

Interviews: Wednesday 10th June

Contact: Sarah Sapsford (Community Engagement Manager) – 01376 574 330, sarah.sapsford@essexrcc.org.uk or www.essexrcc.org.uk.

RCCE registered charity no 1097009 Registered company no 4609624

To apply you must complete an application form and an equality monitoring form, which can be downloaded from RCCE’s website: www.essexrcc.org.uk/Working_for_us  or can be provided by contacting us (see above).

For any queries relating to the posts or application process, or informal discussion please call 01376 574 330.

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Vacancy at Abberton Rural Training

abberton-rural-trainingABBERTON RURAL TRAINING

PART TIME ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT VACANCY

Based at:       Layer Water Treatment Works, Church Road, Layer de la Haye, Essex CO2 0EP

Hours:           Monday – Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00 with an opportunity to increase the hours worked further as the project develops

Salary:           Negotiable 

Abberton Rural Training is a new Rural Skills training charity providing Further Education for post 16 students in Land Based Studies, and short course programmes in a variety of rural skills. A diverse range of organisations have come together to work in partnership to create and deliver Abberton Rural Training. These include Essex County Council, Colchester Borough Council, Layer Parish Council, Rural Community Council of Essex, Colchester Institute, Writtle College and Essex Wildlife Trust. 

Following the commencement of our courses, we now wish to recruit a part time Administrative Assistant who will support the Project Manager and the Programme Tutors in:

  • maintaining student and timetable records;
  • recording and investigating student absence;
  • dealing with parent/family enquiries;
  • following up referrals;
  • booking visits;
  • liaising with feeder schools and other community bodies;
  • taking minutes for meetings;
  • updating finance records;
  • purchasing consumables and other items relevant to the course;
  • handling the post; and
  • dealing with other administrative requirements as they arise.

The successful candidate will ideally have had experience working within an educational environment, and will be proficient in using Microsoft Excel and Word. You will be educated to at least GCSE standard, including Maths and English, with excellent IT, organisational and communication skills, and will possess the ability to work effectively to tight deadlines whilst handling multiple priorities. Outstanding attention to detail, first-class interpersonal and team-working skills, and the ability to establish good working relations at every level of the organisation, are all essential requirements for the post. A First Aid qualification would also be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check, and references will be sought.

This summary is designed to assist prospective candidates in understanding the key components of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive. The content of the role may be subject to modification from time to time.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Jacqui Stone, Project Manager, Abberton Rural Training at: jacqui.stone@abbertonruraltraining.org.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd November 2014.

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