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PC Minutes 14th February 2017


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Present: John Walker, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden and one member of the public.

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson.

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

Zone Warden: A speed gun check carried out in Peldon revealed several speeding. There has been a substantial increase in fly tipping recently and prosecutions will be carried out whenever possible.  Black refuse bags now have to be bought by residents.  Details of refuse collections etc. are on the CBC website.  There is a litter picker operating in Salcott.

Borough Councillor: CBC Local Plan is subject to further consultation hence the slightly lengthened timetable. Recently received correspondence from ECC Highways with regard to a strip of land in Great Wigborough will be forwarded to Essex Wildlife Trust at Abbotts Hall Farm and our reply will be to suggest they take back ownership of the land as former owners and as it’s opposite their main entrance. Complaints from the parish council concerning certain planning notifications not being received will be taken up with CBC on our behalf.

County Councillor: Correspondence received requesting a speed limit on the stretch of road between Great Wigborough and Peldon will be taken to the LHP meeting but it maybe that a limit just at Little Wigborough would be more likely to be given the go-ahead. Throughout the county social care has increased by 3% and a huge proportion of the council tax is spent on that. The Police are now using a program on their phones to elevate paperwork for reporting and following up crimes giving them more time to be on the streets. Two consultations with various ways for improving the A120 and the A12 are on the ECC website and participation by all is encouraged. A broken manhole cover at Salcott crossroads will be reported for repair. Two missing fingerposts in Great Wigborough have now been reinstated.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Bob Holmes for matters concerning Peldon Village Hall and Essex Wildlife Trust.

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. The hedge along the front of Peldon Hall Farm houses in Church Road is in need of attention and owing to the start of the bird nesting season (1st March) this needs to be done now so John proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed to pay £350, the quoted price, for this work to be carried out.
  2. Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study Meeting at 10am 9th March at the Environment Agency offices will be attended by several councillors to discuss matters still to be resolved.
  3. VAS Installation – siting has been agreed along Mersea Road and this will be installed in due course.
  4. ECC Highways – Church Road, Peldon flooding issue will be dealt with in due course. The pond matter is still being looked into and a reply from the parish council will be sent to the residents to say ECC are looking into it.
  5. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre: When the site of the old Wigboroughs Village Hall has been sold half the money will go towards the new hall at Peldon. The proposal is for the parish council to nominate two representatives, one from the Wigboroughs and one from Peldon to stand on the new committee. The parish council supports any available money from the Borough Councillor’s Locality Budget being spent on more new chairs for the hall. There will be a photo shoot at Peldon Village Hall site at 2 pm on 3rd March to express appreciation to ECC Community Initiative Fund for the generous contribution towards the new hall.
  6. Layer Breton Causeway – The letter received expressing concerns for speed and wildlife was discussed and a decision was made that the parish council is content with how the situation is at present and the chairman will write back accordingly.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated.
  8. Defibrillators: We are pleased to say that the parish council has successfully applied for and obtained 2 defibrillators from the British Heart Foundation, one each to be situated for everyone to use on Salcott Village Hall and at Peldon when the new hall is completed.


  • Salcott PCC request for money for repairs to bell – a reply will be sent to say the parish council is not in a position to contribute funds to this.

Planning Applications:

170063 Proposal: Fenestration adjustments and inclusion of attic storage space to family leisure activity at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott.

Planning Decisions:

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 – Approve Conditional.
162818 Proposal: Outline application for proposed replacement and enlargement of existing employment use and creation of additional new employment (B1, B2, B8) including existing and creating of new parking at Pantiles, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve Conditional.
162987Proposal: Residential Development – Five Dwellings (Resubmission of application 162247) at Heritage Pension, St Ives Road, Peldon – Refuse.


101913 Mr T Newman – play insp x 3£90.00
101914 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary February£426.82
101915 Webhosting UK£38.97

The next meeting will be on Tues 14th March 2017 at 7.30pm at Peldon Church