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PC Minutes 11th April 2017

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 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

  1. Changes to the Waste Collection Service – CBC Zone Warden explained all the forthcoming changes beginning in June:
    • Black bags/sacks will have to be paid for by the householder
    • Only 3 black bags per household will be collected fortnightly
    • Food waste will be collected weekly
    • Collection of all other refuse will not be changed ie. alternate weeks for various
    • Clear sacks are free and the next delivery of them to households will be in May
    • Garden waste bags are also free
    • An extra green box per household is available so glass and tins can be separated
    • A visit from a Zone Warden to households to discuss recycling is thought to be useful if they think that just the collection of 3 black bags per fortnight will prove difficult to achieve.
    • Collection and purchase of recycling bags and green boxes can be obtained from Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall the first Tuesday of each month or Layer de la Haye Village Hall the last Tuesday of each month between 9 and 11am
    • All recycling and refuse details are on the CBC website www.colchester.gov.uk and click on Recycling and Rubbish.
  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order
  2. Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study – the Parish Council would like to remind all residents that it is an offence to dump garden waste or any other rubbish in the Salcott creek and if it causes flooding they could be held responsible.
  3. Parish Council Communications discussion – Our website was originally designed when few other groups had their own websites. It was felt that it is time to re-consider its original purpose and perhaps update its appearance.  The role of Facebook as a communications vehicle to be considered as well.  It was emphasized that reciprocal linking arrangements with other websites should be maximised.  Councillors once again expressed their appreciation of the excellent support service supplied by David Kingaby.  All councillors to look at other Parish Council websites to guide future discussion.  The e-mail service was seen as a continuing asset.  Following on from the planning discussion in Public Have Your Say it was agreed that notifications of planning applications would in future be announced via the e-mail service and on the Winstred Eye Facebook page.
  4. CBC Planning Skills Training and Clerk’s Information Session – Planning Training was not reported on owing to absence. Clerk’s Session was about election procedures which we follow correctly now.
  5. To note updates to PC’s Register of Members Interests – Phil Gladwin and Lynne Simmons have updated their register and there is a link on our website to the CBC website where these can all be viewed.
  6. Actions and Reminder List – updated including a summary of the year’s finances from Bob for which thanks were expressed.

Planning Decisions:

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

Finances:

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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PC Minutes 10th November 2015

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 November 2015

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

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Wardens Report: None received

Borough Councillor: The S106 monies from new build at Salcott can be allocated for funding the new fencing required for the play area. A troublesome issue at Salcott is being dealt with appropriately.

County Councillor: Government Flood Defence Funding is being looked into with regard to the problem at Salcott and Virley (Item 3). The LHP meeting has been postponed but when resumed an application for speed assessment strips for the 3 roads in Peldon will be considered. The road over the bridge in Mill Lane will be looked into for repair. Highways are ready with salt/grit for any forthcoming bad weather. The government are looking at devolution thus enabling parish councils to authorise local jobs carried out at local level.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Lynne with regard to any work requested from Terry

  1. Neighbourhood Watch: There has been no further interest but more advertising and enquiries will be made.  
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields –hedge trimming on Salcott meadow is required and Terry will carry out the work for little cost. The Community Group has been successfully contacted and they will be carrying out several outstanding jobs for us at Peldon.
  3. Salcott Flooding – some correspondence has followed, also note County Councillor report above.
  4. S106 Monies and Borough Councillor Fund – ideas were considered
  5. Process for agreeing the Parish Council planning comments – updating our previous guidelines we will endeavor to make a more streamline approach to finalizing our responses to CBC. Planning training organized by CBC will be attended in the near future.
  6. Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way – meeting was attended and a summary of all the findings will follow in the magazine. The Parish Council expressed huge thanks to John for all his hard work on this matter including negotiating with various landowners and groups to obtain all possible throughways and the majority of objectives have been met.
  7. Bus Service Questionnaire – owing to proposed changes to the Peldon bus service the questionnaire was agreed to be filled in as follows ‘Regular bus services in the evening are key for people returning from work and leisure to rural areas, falling into Essex County Council priorities 1 & 2. Reduction of these services can only reduce safety and security for passengers as well as sustainability of our communities’.
  8. Winstred100 Website has been hacked and to alleviate this problem our operator has suggested changing to WordPress at an approximate cost of £250 which was agreed by all having allocated the funds for this type of event some years ago using the Abberton Reservoir Expansion Grant set aside for website updating.
  9. Actions and Reminders List – updated including resurfacing of Footpath 13 to be chased up.

Planning Applications:

152293 Proposal: Single storey side extension at Elm Tree Cottage, Church Road, Peldon
152363 Proposal: Insertion of windows and doors into existing garage structure with alterations and ground floor extension to provide ancillary accommodation for dependent relatives (resubmission of application no. 151111) at Bucklands, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough
152302 Proposal: Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 150866 in order to add drawing nos. 563-4 & 563-5 and omit drawing nos. GHP/HP/15/01 & GHP/HP/15/02 at Hosplant Ltd. Unit 1, St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon
152318 Proposal: Vehicle access to and from highway at The Bungalow, Mersea Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

151918 Proposal: Double garage sited in front of dwelling and rear extension orangery/garden room at Longacre, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances:

101852 R S Pullen – November salary £375.65
101853 Mr B Gooding – play insp £30.00
101854 T Simmons – play insp £30.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th December 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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