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PC Minutes 10th January 2017


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 10th January 2017.

Present: Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Jackie Maclean, Zone Warden.

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley.

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

Zone Warden Report: The fly tipped asbestos has been removed. Prosecutions for fly tipping are ongoing. A volunteer Litter Warrior is required for Salcott, see below; there are already 70 in operation for Zone 1 area of Colchester.  There is to be a big Spring Clean the first weekend of March, or either weekend before and after, details below. The collection of 3 black sacks per fortnight from each household will begin in June. Compost is being dumped at regular intervals in the Wigborough area.

Borough Councillor Report: The new rota drawn up means we will see alternate Borough Councillors (there are 3) from the Marks Tey and Layer ward at our meetings. Enquiries will be made with regard to the rules of spending the Locality Budget funds on the Wigboroughs Village Hall project to assist in the completion process.

Public-Have Your Say: None present

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – all in good order.
  2. Precept/Grant 2017/2018 – with detailed budget and accounts produced and discussed Phil proposed, John seconded and all agreed to increase out precept by £200 and including the reduction of CBC grant by £112, the charge to a band D council tax payer will be an increase of 28 pence (1.1%) to £25.43.
  3. VAS positioning – having received the results from the speed survey carried out by ECC Highways in Mersea Road, Peldon the figures suggest there is a problem in both directions. We now have the offer of a VAS and its positioning is yet to be decided. Residents near any potential site will be informed.
  4. Locality Budget – suggestion above will be looked into and nothing further was submitted.
  5. Footpath 13 – unfortunately ECC has ceased work on this footpath and is seeking further funding for the materials
  6. Winstred Eye – is up and running and can be joined by looking in Groups for Winstred Eye on Facebook and following instructions for joining. It is in addition to all other communication methods for our villages.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

163076 Proposal: Application for lawful development certificate for an existing caravan to be positioned on site and the use of a storage building that has been used to store outboard engines, oars and other paraphernalia at Bennysteins, The Strood, Peldon
163146 Proposal: Erection of detached one and a half storey four bedroom dwelling with single storey utility and study with garage attached, landscaping and access; previously approved under 152799 at Salcott Cottage, The Street, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

Appeal allowed and Permission Granted for 161446 Proposal: Demolition of existing dilapidated out buildings and construction of a detached triple cart lodge garage and attached outbuilding at St Ives Farm, St Ives Road, Peldon
Appeal Lodged ref no: 090857 against enforcement notice at Mehalah, The Stood, Peldon
162674 Proposal: Two storey side extension and orangery (not started) plus drop kerb access installed at The Hinds, Colchester Road, Virley – Approve conditional
162797 Proposal: Extend loft space above existing garage to convert into annexe at Marsh Cottage, The Strood, Peldon – Approve conditional


101909 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary January£426.82
101910 St Mary the Virgin Peldon – mag entries£150.00
101911 David J Kingaby – website refinement and support£380.28
101912 Information Commissioner – Data Protection£35.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 14th February 2017 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough  

Spring Clean

There is to be a country-wide Spring Clean on the weekend of March 4th and 5th, all volunteers are welcome to join in and equipment will be provided.  Please contact the clerk on 01206 735367 or CBC Zone Wardens.

A volunteer litter warrior is required for Salcott, all equipment and guidance provided contacts as above.