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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 12th April 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 12th April 2022 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Robert Davidson

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

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

Borough Councillor Report: The new CBC Executive, Pam Donnelly, is now in office. From 15th April cars will not be allowed to drive along the High Street but buses and taxis will and M & S is moving to Tollgate.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. Benches have been ordered for both sites. Slabs will be installed for the picnic table on Moss Hay. Funding for gym equipment for older children and adults for both Salcott and Peldon is being applied for. The increase in grass cutting cost at Salcott was discussed and agreed by all to accept and continue with the present contractor. Three Jubilee trees have been ordered for the villages and sites for planting have been agreed, plaques etc will be looked into.
  2. Forthcoming Elections – the appropriate number seats of parish councillors for each village have been filled with the exception of one vacancy at Salcott which will be advertised accordingly. The chair and vice-chair positions were discussed for the next year commencing at this coming May meeting.
  3. Bus shelters – Refurbishment of Mill Lane bus shelter has begun. The insurance claim for storm damage to the Great and Little Wigborough bus shelter roofs has been accepted by our insurance company, so repairs will follow shortly.
  4. Jubilee Celebrations –there has been a very good uptake for the parish council’s offer of Jubilee commemorative mugs for all the children in our villages which will be distributed at village events over the Jubilee weekend. We are discussing having a much-delayed Grand Opening for the new playground on Moss Hay in conjunction with events for the Jubilee celebrations.
  5. Salcott Book Box – Slabs have been installed at Salcott Book Box for easy access from the pavement and the box is in full working order.
  6. Annual Report – was discussed for items suitable for inclusion.
  7. Clerk’s salary – Phil proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed for the clerk’s salary to increase by £25 per month from April 2022.
  8. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

220597Proposal: Building an additional storey on to a bungalow at North View, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection
220612Proposal: Application for prior Approval for the conversion of two former agricultural livestock and storage buildings at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection
220682Proposal: Demolition of old dilapidated outbuilding and replace with new. The footprint to remain the same but will be slightly higher to accommodate vehicle access and slope to roof at Church View, Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection
202790Appeal Lodged against CBC refusal for erection of 2 dwellings at Whitehouse Hill, Salcott
220843Proposal: Construction of summer house in curtilage of a listed building at Orchard Cottage, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection

Planning Decisions:

211341 (& Listed Building 211342)Proposal: Demolition of modern lean-to structure. Conversion of barn at Home Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – Refuse
220009Proposal: Single storey Cartlodge at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
213054Proposal: Replacement of agricultural building with a new dwelling at Nightingales Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
220300Proposal: Construction of rear single storey corner extension with balcony at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon

Finances: Payments to be made:

Insignia Ltd. – Jubilee mugs£537.60
R S Pullen – April salary£525.00
R S Pullen – expenses, office heating lighting, etc.£250.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cutting£228.00
EALC – annul subs to include NALC membership£334.01
Peldon & Wigs Comm Hall – hire£20.00
Kevin Harris – installing slabs at Salcott Book Box£417.74

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 7.30pm and will commence with the Annual Parish Assembly, venue yet to be decided.