PC Minutes 10th December 2019


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean (chair), Clare Lauwerys, Liz Davidson, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Davidson

Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor

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

Zone Warden Report: No report sent and no issues at present. The Zone Wardens are being rearranged and probably with the new title of Neighbourhood Wardens.

Borough Councillor Report: Certain car parks in town are operating free parking after 3 pm in the run-up to Christmas.  CBC are giving away free trees in support of the nation-wide campaign for planting more trees everywhere.  Refuse collections will be different from normal over the Christmas and New Year period. Funding is available for creative events and for those that help the disadvantaged. More details of all these matters are on the Colchester Borough Council website.  The Silent Soldiers owned by the Parish Council will be put away in storage again for safekeeping.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order but with a couple of outstanding matters at Moss Hay to be dealt with when materials and quotes have been obtained. The Community Group Workers have carried out some clearance work for us recently and will tackle a footpath and ditch clearance in the near future. Grass cutting at Moss Hay will be put out to tender.
  2. Salcott Noticeboard is in a poor state and a new one will be bought in due course.
  3. Parish Online Database will be looked into for its uses and cost.
  4. CBC Draft Local Plan site allocations were submitted 2 years ago and the completed draft will go before the inspectors in 2020 but if Section One on garden villages is rejected then all of it will have to be revised.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

192329 Amended PlansProposal: Demolition of former village hall and erection of 2no. detached dwellings, a detached garage, vehicular access and change of use land from agricultural to residential curtilage with new access driveway to the rear at Former site of Great Wigborough Village Hall, School Lane, Great Wigborough

Planning Decisions:

192031Proposal: Two storey rear extension with single storey link at Pete Tye Cottage, Colchester Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
192474 (& 192475 Listed Building) Proposal: Entrance porch and single storey garage with room over and minor alterations at Oyster Barn, Sampsons Lane, Peldon – Approve conditional


102047 Tree & Lawn Company – Salcott grass cut£90.00
102048 Essex Wildlife Trust – meeting room hire£180.00
102049Business Services @ CAS Ltd. – Insurance premium£851.20
102050 Society of Local Council Clerks – subscription£78.75
102051 David Taylor – painting Salcott play equipment£360.00
102052 R S Pullen – Clerk’s December salary£455.14
102057 Tollesbury (St Mary’s) PCC – magazine entry£70.00

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

Dog fouling has become a problem on Moss Hay once again. This is very unpleasant and a serious health hazard for everyone but children in particular can suffer blindness as a result. Please pick up after your dog and put the bag in the correct bin (Red Dog Bin) and not in any other bin which has been happening. Spot fines can and will be issued to offenders.

Also, it has been noted that household rubbish has also been put in the waste bins on Moss Hay, the curbside collection is for that purpose.