The Housing Needs Survey report published after surveys and interviews in September 2010 is now available to read by clicking the link above. This report was prepared by the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) following several discussions with Winstred Hundred Parish Council and surveys in each of the three communities within the Parish. Parish Councillors have no access to the information contained on individual survey questionnaires.
A closed workshop will take place towards the end of March 2011 to give Councillors an opportunity to explore together the mass of data contained in the report and to decide whether they feel the recommendations made by RCCE are valid conclusions based on that data.
Unless the workshop throws up unforeseen problems the subject of Affordable Housing will be on the Agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held at 19:30 on 12th April 2011 in Salcott Village Hall. Following our usual practice there will be an opportunity then for members of the public to ask questions and comment. The Council will then decide whether to support in principle the recommendations of the report.
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 February 2011.
Present: Netty Knill Jones, John Walker, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Moira Groborz (RCCE), 3 Police Officers and 7 members of the public.
Apologies for absence: Les Lapwood, Terry Sutton, Andrew Ellis
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
Police: Crime figures were given and though not huge numbers, oil theft is a serious problem and people need to be on their guard. The Crime Reduction Officer can visit to give advice on preventative measures. Speed checks are taking place on our roads and some by unmarked motor bike officers. NAP meeting reported on later Item 4.
The Police can be reached on 0300 333 4444 or 07966 197265 or 07966 197404.
Borough Councillors: CBC budget meeting will be held on 16th Feb 2011 and our Borough Councillors will be asking for a reduction of 25% over 3 years instead of 50% all in one go as is proposed. An alternative that has been mentioned is to disband with all Parish Councils and leave the Borough Council to take care of everything.
The County Council have to save £300 million pounds but are not proposing to close any libraries or fire stations. No firemen or teachers will lose their jobs but 450 people will be made redundant from County Council backrooms. There will be no free school transport for secondary school children or special needs children.
The 2011 Census Day is Sunday 27th March 2011 and it is important for these forms, one per household, to be filled in as there is a fine for not returning a completed form and more money is forthcoming from the government for each form completed and returned.
Potholes are being dealt with reasonably quickly now after being reported. These can be sent to the parish or borough councillors to be emailed forward.
Public-Have Your Say: Large stones have been put on the roadside outside Hall Barn, which will be looked into with the planning department.
Due to a bad pothole a car was damaged and for a possible claim a letter may be sent to a Borough Councillor for this to be dealt with.
A resident’s emails had not been answered by the parish council but it would appear to be a misunderstanding rather than deliberate.
Declarations of Interest – None
102275 Proposal: The retention of a barn/stable erected for use partly as an agricultural store (in association with the applicants use of the application site for agricultural purposes) and partly for the stabling of recreational horses at Pantiles Farm, Peldon Road, Abberton
102622 Proposal: Certificate of lawful use for existing use of land as private garden at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
110147 Proposal: Reallocation of land uses (residential/equestrian purposes) and upgrade of existing access to unclassified road and erection of equine and cart store at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
110185 Proposal: Erection of 50cm freesat dish on chimney facing east, top to be less than 60cm above ridge of roof at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon
Notice of Planning Decisions:
102625 Proposal: Change of use to B2 use from B1 use with restrictive condition 2 removed. The use of the building to be restricted to occupation by Swift Boats at Hosplant Ltd. Building 2, Unit 1, St Ives Farm, Peldon – Permission Granted
101591 – Salcott Village Hall – year’s hire charges £210.00
101592 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for February £353.53
101593 – Design Clark Ltd. – Repainting Salcott village sign £220.00
101594 – T Simmons – play insp £30.00
Please note Lynne Simmons is no longer able to be contacted by email but can still be contacted by post or phone, her number is 01621 860652
The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 8th March 2011 at 7.30pm
Colchester Borough Council and Essex Police have joined forces to provide you with a direct line to report anti-social behaviour.
Essex County Council have announced a temporary speed limit of 40mph on the B1026 Wigborough Road/Layer Road that may affect residents. It is effective from 1st March 2010 and will last up to 18 months.