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PC Minutes 13th July 2021

Meeting cancelled due to illness.
18:55 12th October 2021


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Drat minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Borough Councillor Pat Moore and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill Jones, Phil Gladwin, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

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

Borough Councillor Report: Suggestions and requests are welcome from all the villages for their wants and needs for possible inclusion in the new Conservative Policy for Colchester. The Queen’s Jubilee will be celebrated in the town centre with bunting, flags etc. The pilot scheme for E-Scooters is still ongoing. The consultation for proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries is on-going and people can see the proposed changes and respond here:

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order, the grass and roadside hedge (at a cost of £275 agreed by all) at Salcott have now been cut. Unfortunately, vandalism is taking place in the Salcott playground and field and items are being destroyed, a CCTV is being considered for monitoring purposes. The parish council is keen to learn of any local knowledge on this matter.
    Having achieved obtaining funding for this project a site meeting at Peldon playground has now taken place to establish how things will proceed with removal of old and installation of new equipment, surfacing and fencing. There may well be a short period when the playground is without equipment and out of bounds/use which is inevitable with this kind of major project. It is hoped that people will be patient and understanding about this and enjoy the lovely new playground when it is completed.
  2. Salcott Telephone Kiosk: a site meeting took place with parish councillors and the village hall management committee to decide where it will be sited on the field. We now are waiting for disconnection and contractors to relocate it. A local working group will then be formed to clean up, paint and fit out the box for its new life as a book swap and information hub.
  3. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:


Proposal: Expansion of existing outdoor nursery school to include additional 956 sq m of agricultural land (change of use) in educational land use and provide a new building to accommodate a prep kitchen, store room and WCs at Abbotts farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections


Proposal: Erection of four holiday lodges, access road and car ports at land north of The Peldon Rose, Mersea Road and Colchester Road, Peldon


Proposal: Application for variation of conditions 2 of approved application 192329 at Former Great Wigborough Village Hall – the parish council has no objections

Planning Decisions:


Proposal: Retrospective application for demolition of 1.8m (6ft) fence and replacement with brick wall at Pete Tye Cottage, Colchester Road, Peldon – Refuse


Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation on land adjacent to The Peldon Plough (Revised Drawings) – Approve conditional


Proposal: Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed replacement agricultural store at Elmdale, Peldon Road, Little Wigborough – Refuse


Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval (191641) at site adjacent to Peartree Cottage, Rose Lane, Salcott – Approve conditional


Proposal: Construction of potting shed within the curtilage of a listed building within permitted rights at Orchard Cottage, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional


Proposal: Application to remove condition 3 (residential occupancy) following planning permission 161283 at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional  


Proposal: Change of use from agricultural land to residential garden at land rear of The Oaks, Southview, Marels, Claydons, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Refuse

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut (877)


D A Page Landscapes – Moss Hay grass cut (291)


CALC subscription 


Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – hire 


R S Pullen – July salary


Enovert Community Trust – Peldon playground


A Page – Salcott hedge cut  


The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall