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PC Minutes 13th June 2017


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held in Peldon Church 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

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

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Pat Moore

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

Zone Warden Report: More details were given on the new refuse/recycling collections, everyone has received a card in the post from CBC by now explaining the changes and the website gives all the information including where to pick up the recycling bags and boxes and buy the black sacks. To obtain new garden sacks a voucher can be down loaded from the website or you can ring customer services 01206 282700.

More fly tipping culprits have been prosecuted.

Borough Councillor Report: CBC carries out a scheme for possibly cheaper electric and the details are on the website. The Draft Local Plan is now complete which is on CBC website and the consultation period is from 16th June to 11th August 2017 and comments can be submitted by any member of the public.

Public-Have Your Say: The recent verge cutting at Salcott and Virley has been done badly with bits missed here and there.  Also, the workers who carried out the recent road resurfacing at Salcott and Virley have left tarmac in the drains. The manhole cover at Salcott crossroads is still not repaired.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and any issues from the annual report are being addressed. Following an unsatisfactory annual report and subsequent correspondence on the matter it was agreed to pay in full this time but to request that in future more notice of the inspections are given so that our maintenance men can attend on site during the inspections. Salcott meadow road hedge is in need of trimming which will be carried out shortly as this is a matter of safety. However, the parish council is unable to address over growing trees and bushes on the playground boundary as requested by the adjoining property as it is illegal at this time of the year owing to nesting birds which continues until September.
  2. Churchyard Donations: Lynne proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed to donate the same amount of £200 each (x 4 churches) this year to the churches for churchyard maintenance.
  3. Website: Possible improvement ideas have been worked on and will be circulated to the parish councillors for consideration during the month.
  4. Speeding/car racing/anti-social behaviour on the Layer Causeway: This is now a serious growing problem and data will be collected with regard to times, dates, noise etc and used as collateral when hopefully the police will be involved. If anyone has anything to report on this matter please contact the clerk on 01206 735367 or at [email protected] to add their data to the list.  Cameras were suggested to help with compiling the list with possibly giving vehicle details.
  5. Defibrillator: The Salcott training session was very successful and the defibrillator has now been installed on the exterior of Salcott Village Hall. Those that attended the session have improved knowledge on CPR and use of a defibrillator. The session at Peldon will be arranged shortly as completion of the hall is nearly at an end.
  6. Financial Report: To be quarterly as stated in our Financial Regulations
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

171345 (and 171346 Listed Building Application) Proposal: Demolition of agricultural building, conversion of barn to residential use (C3), single storey extension, creation of residential curtilage and carport at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott
171283 Proposal: Conversion of a 3-bed bungalow to a 5-bed house, providing garaging for two vehicles, additional off-road parking and a large reception room at Willowbank, The Street, Salcott
171463 Proposal: Disabled bathroom at 5 Peldon Crescent, Mersea Road, Peldon


101930 CALC – subs£35.00
101931 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – June£426.82

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th July 2017 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall