Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 8th September 2020 at 7.30pm. The Zoom meeting details were available from the clerk.
Present: John Walker, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill-Jones, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Kevin Bentley, Robert Davidson
Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and will be signed by the chairman in due course.
County Councillor Report: The road surface along this stretch mainly from the Kings Head to Peldon is full of subsidence areas and is under investigation by Highways to establish the reason for this before repair work can take place. The most serious pot holes will be reported to the County Councillors before Friday for immediate attention.
Suggested 20 mph speed limit is deemed not suitable for villages and is generally only installed in urban areas and often just in cul-de-sacs, 40 mph limit is usually not installed in main through roads which unfortunately, this road through our villages is now considered to be. Also, safer cycle and walk routes were requested but this is dependent on land owners selling or giving out land and following the installation of the reservoir path this is an extremely difficult process and very unlikely to happen around here.
Following requests for more Police speed checks in both Great Wigborough and Peldon the parish council will write another letter to the District Commander for this to take place more frequently. Another VAS was requested but as a parish we have our allotted number and so would not qualify for another. Warning signage was requested for vehicles approaching the nursery in Lower Road from both directions.
Borough Councillor Report: CBC proposed charge for collection of garden waste has been shelved until at least next year. The complete major reshuffle by the government of county and borough/district councils with one elected Mayor for Essex is proposed to be implemented by 2024.
There is an award scheme for people who have helped residents during the Covid-19.
Speed Watch teams will be retrained and new guns limited and the use of will be determined by the police.
Public-Have Your Say: Via email prior to the meeting there was a request for more speed checks, additional VAS, warning road signage for the nursery, safer cycle and walking routes to neighbouring towns with proposed working party, reduced speed limits, bad condition of road needing repairs and a request for updated equipment for the speed watch group.
All of which were discussed with the County and Borough Councillors in attendance (as above) and will be followed up where ever possible.
Declarations of Interest: None
|201505 &Listed 201506)||Proposal: Replacement of single storey lean-to extension and replacement of two areas of ground floor construction at Games Farm, Lower Road, Peldon – parish council comments- no objections|
|201854||Proposal: Outline application with all matters reserved except for access for up to 9 dwellings including public open space, sustainable drainage system, landscaping and associated infrastructure and development at land east of Whitehouse Hill, Salcott – the parish council will reply that this is outside the envelope. Also, it requires access onto a very fast and dangerous piece of road just below a hill crest on the Maldon side, complaints have been made about cars coming over that crest without notice when they are turning out of The Street, this will be even more dangerous.|
|201918||Proposal: Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwelling Houses (class C3) and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion at Willow Creek Farm, Colchester Road, Virley|
|201726||Proposal: Construction of 1 and 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation on land adjacent to The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon – the parish council supports this application|
|201286||Proposal: Change of use from shops (class A1) financial and professional services (class A2) to restaurants and cafes (class A3) at Rolls farm, Peldon Road, Peldon –|
Prior Approval Required (Approved)
|201080||Proposal: Retention of four single storey wooden outbuildings for domestic and ancillary use at Waterways, Mersea Road, Peldon –|
|201173||Proposal: Change of agricultural field into an educational (outdoor) school use. There will be a timber structure (outdoor kitchen) a yurt and two composting toilets onsite. Parking will be allocated in an area of existing hard standing at Abbotts Hall farm, Great Wigborough –|
|102086||Wicksteed Leisure Ltd. – bushes for net swing||£19.80|
|102087||Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut||£90.00|
|102088||Fenland Leisure Products Ltd. – Cradle swing seats||£180.00|
|102089||Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts||£204.00|
|102090||Fenland Leisure Products Ltd. – flat swing seat||£48.00|
|102091||CALC – subscription||£35.00|
|102092||Wicksteed Leisure Ltd. – net swing shackles||£58.20|
|102093||Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut||£90.00|
|102094||R S Pullen – August & Sept salary||£1,000.00|
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 7.30pm via Zoom