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PC Minutes 9th March 2021


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill Jones, Jinny Gale, Wendy Ritherdon, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Kevin Bentley and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and will be signed in due course.

County Councillor Report: Council tax will be increased by 1.5% for the adult social care precept only.  The virus is still diminishing in our area but everyone must remain vigilant. Schools are open now with the necessary precautions in place. Roads and signage are being mended but with restrictions from the virus making everything take that bit longer. Blocked ditches in Peldon will be dealt with accordingly.

Public-Have Your Say: Mention of business signage on the verge will be looked into.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order but with grass needing cutting at Salcott and a couple of repair jobs at Peldon. New equipment for Peldon was discussed further and the company chosen for supplying was agreed. Parishioners will be asked for any comments. We are pleased to say we now have a very capable person to take over the maintenance on Moss Hay.
    DOG POO BAGS ARE BEING LEFT IN HEDGES IN LODGE LANE AND MOSS HAY FOOTPATH. We would request, yet again, for people to put them in any rubbish bag or bin, nowhere else is acceptable.
  2. Ditches and flooding issues at Peldon have now been resolved to the best of our knowledge.
  3. Communication and Engagement with the residents was discussed and it was noted that Facebook is used by many and so should be looked at by councillors frequently. to take note of any troubling issues. Other ways of communication are noticeboards, website, email service and parish magazines which we do now. Councillors will provide pen portraits to help raise the profile of the council.
  4. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

210326 Proposal: Erection of carport/workshop ancillary to dwelling at The King, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections to this application
210503 Proposal: Replacement of a commercial building with a single dwelling (in lieu of Prior Approval for extension and conversion of building into a dwelling subject of application 200890 and 202176 at adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wig Road, Peldon

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

R S PullenMarch salary


The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom, details – Meeting ID: 858 9125 9433 Passcode: pcapril