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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 8th March 2022


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall (meeting room) on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon, Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

To confirm minutes of the February meeting: the minutes were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County and Borough Councillor Reports: Colchester Borough Council will be gifting trees, one for each village, to mark this forthcoming commemorative occasion.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order but the grass is getting long but unfortunately, is far too wet to cut at present. Thanks to our Borough Councillors’ generous Locality Budget contributions, we will be ordering benches for both fields and looking into possibly installing some adult gym equipment on Moss Hay.
  2. Salcott Telephone Kiosk is now up and running as a Book Box thanks to brilliant efforts from various people. It was agreed by all to pay £150 to Men’s Sheds charity to cover the cost for the shelving and a donation. A bench will be installed next to the box and again, Borough Councillor Locality Budget has been gratefully received in helping with this project. Fitting of paving slabs quotation was discussed and with a satisfactory response to a query was agreed by all.
  3. Bus shelters – the quotation for refurbishing the Mill Lane shelter was agreed by all. The two quotations for reroofing both Great and Little Wigborough shelters has been forwarded to our insurance company enabling claim for storm damage.
  4. Jubilee Celebrations mugs for young people is proving successful and we are offering adults residing in our villages plus all our Borough Councillors a chance to purchase one at cost. Design and wording have been agreed.
  5. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

220300Proposal: Construction of rear single storey corner extension with balcony at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon


Proposal: Outline application for the demolition of an existing building and erection of a detached dwelling on an infill plot between The Bungalow and Plovers, Mersea Road, Peldon
220378 Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (approved drawings) following grant of planning permission 192329 at Former Great Wigborough Village Hall, School Lane, Great Wigborough
220442Proposal: Conversion of existing detached garage into an ancillary to the main dwelling for use by mother of applicants at Brant wood, School Lane, Great Wigborough
Planning Appeal Lodged (Ref. no: 202790)against refusal for proposed erection of 2 dwellings, associated development and financial contribution towards highways improvements at Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

213500Proposal: First floor conversion of existing double garage into study/gym at 1 Rose Inn Cottages, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
211055 (& 211056 Listed Building) Proposal: Conversion of barn to residential dwelling, erection of single storey side extension at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional

Finances: Payments to be made:  

R S Pullen – March salary£500.00
Impact Signs – playground signs£34.80

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th April 2022 at 7.30pm venue yet to be decided.