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PC Agenda 10th February 2015

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 10th February 2015

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting

Zone Wardens Report

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.   Police Messaging, Posters and Emails

  • Discuss who and what we receive 
  • Decision required: What should we pass on and how? 

2.   Quotations

  • Decision required: Clarification on how these are dealt with?  

3.   Request for bin at Salcott crossroads

  • Discuss request and options
  • Decision required: Should we take this further?

4.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Progress on work completed and work ongoing including signage for the new equipment, rubber installation, hedge work, etc. on Moss Hay
  • Decision required: Any other matters that require attention?

5.   Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way – update 

6.   Broadband – update

7.   Actions and Reminders List – update

Planning Applications
150092 Proposal: Listed building application for installation of 3KW solar photo voltaic system 2 rows of 6 panels located on inner west and inner east facing pitches of an M roof at Malting Cottage, Malting, Peldon
150112 Proposal: Demolition of existing ground floor extension. Erection of two storey rear extension and first floor side extension at 6 Peldon Crescent, Mersea Road, Peldon

Correspondence:

  1. CBC Local Plan Issues and Options – consultation till 27th February 2015
Finances:
101817 R S Pullen – February salary, plus back dated sums £405.35
101818 Essex Wildlife Trust – meeting room hire £96.00
101819 Webhosting UK COM Ltd. – domain renewal £38.97

The next meeting will be on Tues 10th March 2015 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough

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PAWS January – The Storyteller

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The Storyteller Entertains

PAWS report on their most recent meeting as follows:

44 Members, including our 2 most recent, were joined by 3 visitors when we welcomed back our speaker John Lilley “The Storyteller” at our recent January meeting.

It was a busy night with membership being renewed and then John relayed a number of amusing stories, antidotes, rhymes and poems relaying how the “British like small pleasures” as written by Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island and other references to Pam Ayers, Parish Magazines etc. 

There were a lot of laughs from the appreciate audience.

The next meeting is on 24th February when Chris Farndell will talk on the subject of “Photography – Crime Scene to Art”. Membership is currently closed but visitors are welcome at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.

Details of all  meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website.

If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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PC Agenda 13th January 2015

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 13th January 2015

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting

Zone Wardens Report

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.    Presentation from Tony King – Community Agents Essex

2.    Precept 2015/2016

  • Consider our requirements for the next financial year 
  • Decision required: In addition to grants from CBC how much do we consider to be necessary to continue providing the same quality of service?  

3.    Chairman and Vice-Chairman

  • Following Charles’ move and subsequent resignation discussion on who will take on the role of chair and who will be vice-chairman?
  • Decision required: To appoint new candidates if possible. 

4.    Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Progress on work completed and work ongoing including signage for the new equipment, rubber installation, hedge work, etc. on Moss Hay
  • Decision required: Any other matters that require attention?

5.    Speed Reducing Options

  • Discuss what options are available and what we consider to be the most desirable and precise location for installation for maximum impact.
  • Decision required: Ask Kevin to take forward any decisions.

6.    Review of Village Design Statement and Parish Plan

  • Discuss changes to our villages and possible updating
  • Review Action Point List
  • Decision required: What changes should be made to the plan and what actions from the list can we take further?

7.    Peldon Brick Bus Shelter

  • Discuss any quotes obtained to date 
  • Decision required: To agree contractor if quotes are in. 

8.    Clerk’s Salary

  • Following new information from NALC and SLCC 2014-2016 National Salary Award that  National Joint Council and Local Government Services has reached an agreement – consider these guidelines for the clerk 
  • Decision required: Should we award the clerk as per attachment?  

9.    Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way – update 

10.   Broadband – update

11.   Actions and Reminders List – update

Planning Applications
146599 Proposal: Listed building application for demolition of unsafe storm damaged outbuilding at Kemps Farmhouse, Mersea Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions
146240 Proposal: Listed building application for installation of secondary double glazing to 7 no. windows at Sleyes, Church Road, Peldon Approve Conditional

Correspondence:

  1. CBC Development Policies and Core Strategy revised July 2014
  2. NHS Forum Focus and Care Closer to Home/Urgent Care
  3. CBC Grounds Maintenance Contractors

 

Finances:
101809 Salcott Village Hall – hire x 4 £120.00
101810 St Mary the Virgin, Peldon – mag entries £150.00
101811 SLCC – annual subs £69.87
101812 R S Pullen – January salary £367.57
101813 David J Kingaby – website work £348.00

 

 

The next meeting will be on Tues 10th Feb 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PAWS December – Clarice House

42 of us descended on Clarice House Colchester on a wet and windy night for our annual Christmas meal. The setting was very elegant in this lovely old house and James and his staff made us very welcome. There was lots of laughter and chat, with everyone enjoying the chance to relax and talk to other members. The meal was really good with a few minor niggles, but nothing that spoilt our enjoyment. There were two quiz’s with lots of banter as to who had the correct answer and then everyone had a silly present from the lucky dip. All agreed that we had a super evening. Those members who could not attend missed a treat but, hopefully, enjoyed spending their £10 M&S voucher!

Our next get together is January 27th when we welcome back our speaker John Lilley “The Storyteller”. Membership is closed but visitors are welcome at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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PAWS November – Experiences of a Puppy Walker

angusangus-and-marjory-culhamNearly 40 members and 8 visitors came along to our November meeting to meet Angus and his Puppy Walker Marjory Culham. Marjory has worked with 23 dogs on behalf of Guide Dogs for the Blind and explained how it all works. Guide Dogs for the Blind are the largest dog breeders with 250 brood bitches. Puppies are weaned at six and half weeks old at the centre in Warwickshire before going to their “Puppy Walkers” who will look after them until they are 12/14 months old before they then go on to full training at Woodford Green where the real work begins. She explained how she taught them to be house trained (busy or big busy being the terms used) and learning to respond to their name as well as learning skills like using stairs, lifts, going to church, shopping etc. It was important that the puppies got used to different environments and noises. There is a 70% success rate in the dogs being trained with some not making the grade and being rehomed with other departments or the general public. She herself has a Labrador who wasn’t successful as a Guide Dog. There were lots of questions at the end as everyone was interested in this wonderful charity.

There is no meeting in December but we have Christmas Dinner on 9th December at Clarice House in Colchester. So it only remains for the committee to wish all our members and loyal visitors a Merry Christmas and A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Our next get together is January 27th when we welcome back our speaker John Lilley “The Storyteller”. Membership is closed but visitors are welcome at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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PAWS October – Leaf Peepers

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Over 40 members and 4 visitors came along to our October meeting to hear the rather intriguingly named talk given by Mr. Ian Rose of “Leaf Peepers in the White Mountains USA”. Ian told us how some years back he and his wife joined a group of like-minded individuals to visit the States in order to hike the White Mountains in the fall and see the wonderful colours that can only be seen at this time of year. The small group had an excellent guide, Eileen, as even though the trails were marked it was still possible to get lost over such terrain.

He had a wonderful collection of slides showing the beautiful shades of autumn on the many Sugar Maple Trees and being a keen Mycologist lots of photos of mushrooms and fungi including the deadly death cap mushroom. The first part of their trip was uneventful but following some torrential rain the weather changed to -10o covering everywhere with a snow like substance and making the ascent to Mount Washington impossible. He told us they stayed in accommodation belonging to the Appalachian Mountain Club, they had to bunk sometimes 30 to a room, and the beds were 4 high, and as they were made of timber, and there were no stoves, due to fire risk, so therefore they were unable to have hot food or even a bath for most of the trip!  Sheer bliss when they finally were able to bathe.

Again, another interesting evening.

Our next get together is November 25th when our speaker Mrs Culham is going to tell us all about “Guide Dog Puppy Walking”.

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

 
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PC Agenda 11th November 2014

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 11th November 2014

Apologies for absence

Minutes of the last meeting

Police Report

Zone Wardens Report

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.   Traffic Speed Surveys

  • Discuss what we can do to address speeding through our villages
  • Decision required: What action should/can we take?

2.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Progress on work completed and anything that needs addressing including signage for the new equipment, bird wire, rubber etc. on Moss Hay
  • Decisions required: Any other matters that require attention?
  • Decision required: To approve purchase of baby seat at a cost of £97.61 plus possibly extra £5.50 each for bolts at Salcott playground.

3.   Salcott Telephone Box – update

4.   Parish Council Thank You Letters

  • Suggestions for thank you letters to be sent to people in our villages who carry out community good works voluntarily.
  • Decision required: Names for letters?

5.   Peldon Bus Stops/Shelter/Curbs

  • Discuss correspondence from ECC Passenger Transport re possibly moving a stop and requesting another shelter.
  • Decision required: What is thought to be the best options for Peldon bus users?

6.   Abberton Reservoir Community Fund and Rights of Way

  • Any updates on funds and/or footpath

7.   Broadband – update

8.   Actions and Reminders List – update

Correspondence:

1.   Support Officer to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex

2.   Local Government Boundary Commission – next stage consultation

Finances:
101797 Greener than Green – Salcott playground trees £250.00
101798 Mr B Gooding – play insp £30.00
101799 R S Pullen – expenses (phone, paper, ink, etc.) £254.20
101800 R S Pullen – November salary £367.57

The next meeting will be on Tues 9th Dec 2014 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough

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PC Agenda 14th October 2014

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 14th October 2014

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting

Police Report

Zone Wardens Report

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.   Reviewing Colchester Borough Council Local Plan

  • Decision required: Our response to the questionnaire

2.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Progress on work completed and anything that needs addressing including signage for the new equipment, bird wire, rubber etc. on Moss Hay
  • Decisions required: Any other matters that require attention?
  • Decision required: To approve purchase of 2 new flat swings and chains from Sutcliffe for Moss Hay at a cost of £228.18 including delivery.

3.   Salcott Telephone Box

  • To further discuss plans for the box with new information presented
  • Decision required: What course of action should we take now? 

4.   Wigboroughs Village Hall Management Committee

  • Decision required: Are Jinny and Phil willing to continue representing the parish council on this committee? 

5.   Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting

  • Any meeting reports, applications etc. 
  • Decision required: Applications to consider if any and/or footpath matters? 

6.   Broadband Update

7.   Actions and Reminders List update

Correspondence:

  1. Maldon District Council – Submission of the Maldon District Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule www.maldon.gov.uk
Planning Applications:
145758 Proposal: Extension and alterations including loft conversion and dormers at Superb, The Street, Salcott
145967 Proposal: Alterations to rear roof over existing projection forming gable and additional first floor nursery/bedroom at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
Planning Decisions:
145564 Proposal: Single storey rear extension at Nest Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough Approve conditional

Finances:

101789 County Broadband £33,333.33
101790 Colchester Borough Council – Broadband VAT £2,266.00
101791 R S Pullen – October salary £367.57
101792 Mr B Gooding – playground fence, sign, goal post £565.80
101793 EALC – course £67.00
101794 PKF Littlejohn LLP – external audit £120.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th Nov 2014 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PAWS September – NLP, All About You

jane-malyonAfter our summer break it was lovely to see so many members and visitors at our September meeting where Jane Malyon returned with her talk “All About You”.

Jane explained that she was going to show that we are all different in the way we act and process things, and that these can be changed by Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Many people have phobias of things like spiders (that applied to several members!) flying, dentists, snakes etc. all of which can be ‘cured’ by NLP by suggestion and sometimes hypnotism – no she did not try it on us!  NLP is observing behavioural patterns, which are often learnt through experience, and changing them to achieve a specific goal.

We had fun finding out what sort of person we were.  Did we rush in to do things no matter what the consequences or did we take it slowly and think more about what we were to do?  So to change that thinking, a new motivation or goal would be suggested.  Body language and intonation is all part of how we speak.  If we are happy about something, we look and sound happy; if we are sad, we look and sound sad.  This is how mistakes in meaning can happen with text and email, because there is no body language to help to understand the true meaning.  An illustration of this was the sentence ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’; which could be ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’ or ‘my cat doesn’t kill birds’ – inferring that it may play with them!

This was a fun and enlightening talk and was enjoyed by all present.

Our next get together is October 28th when our speaker Ian Rose is going to tell us all about “Leaf Peepers in the White Mountains”. Sounds pretty intriguing doesn’t it?

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.

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PC Agenda 9th September 2014

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th September 2014

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting

Police Report

Zone Wardens Report

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.   Reviewing Colchester Borough Council Local Plan

  • Presentation from CBC Planning Policy Officer, Chris Downes
  • Decision required: Any action we should take?

2.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Progress on work completed and anything that needs addressing including signage for the new equipment on Moss Hay
  • Decisions required: Any matters that require attention?
  • Decision required: Where can the Cory plaque be erected and by whom?

3.   Salcott Telephone Box

  • To discuss further plans for the box due to the fact that a suitable contact has not been found that is acceptable to both parties concerned.
  • Decision required: What course of action should we take now? 

4.   Email Protocol

  • Clarification due to further arising problems 

5.   Salcott Trees

  • To consider quotes for trimming trees next to Salcott play area. 
  • To consider advice on Chestnut trees on road edge at Salcott meadow. 
  • Decisions required: What action do we think appropriate and with whom?  

6.   Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting

  • Any meeting reports, applications etc. 
  • Decision required: Applications to consider if any? 

7.   CALC Meeting Report

8.   Broadband Update

9.   Actions and Reminders List update

Correspondence:

  1. Priti Patel – Vodafone info
  2. Local Government on meeting openness
  3. Letter from Salcott resident on Salcott phone box
  4. EALC – AGM and Conference Event – 18th Sept 2014

Planning Applications:

145564 Proposal: 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 Hall

Approve conditional
145283 Proposal: Extension to rear of bungalow incorporating internal alterations at 14 Newpots Close, Peldon Approve Conditional
144754 Proposal: Change of roof design to match with existing side ridge levels at The Hollies, School Lane, Great Wigborough Approve Conditional

Finances:

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

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

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