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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 14th June 2022


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Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 7.30pm.

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

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley

Roger Pittock was co-opted on to the parish councillor for Salcott ward and was welcomed by all

The minutes of the meeting of 10th May 2022 were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: Colchester has now gained City status which will help to strength the local economy. The CBC Local Plan is almost ready for completion having approval of the inspector with some minor recommendations to be implemented.

Public-Have Your Say: None.  Roger read out an introduction of himself

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and the grass was in perfect condition for all Jubilee events.   The new Peldon play equipment was officially opened by Robert, who had only just stepped down as Colchester Mayor. There were many children and adults for the occasion with games and fun had by all.  Peldon and Wigboroughs joined forces for many events at Peldon over the Jubilee weekend and Great Wigborough Church held an afternoon tea event with children’s games as did Salcott. All the villages played their part to celebrate this momentous occasion. The parish council gifted commemorative mugs to all the children.
    A new bench has been installed at Salcott next to the playground and Book Box funded by Borough Councillor’s Locality Budget.
    Peldon benches, one for inside the playground and a picnic table are in storage ready for installation in the near future.
    With funding secured adult gym equipment for both Salcott and Peldon is being ordered and sites have been agreed.
  2. Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2021/2022 including Internal Audit Report, Certificate of Exemption, Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement were agreed by all and signed by the chairman and clerk (as RFO) where appropriate. Steve Copeland was thanked for carrying out the internal audit for us again.
  3. Email Protocol and Complaints Policy: areminder of our email protocol will be sent round again and Complaints Policy will be looked into. Updates will be discussed at the next meeting.
  4. Feasibility Report – Peldon to Salcott – Traffic Management Improvements: our comments and suggestions will be put together for reply. The Head of Essex Highways will be invited for a visit to come and see our roads and problems first hand.
  5. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall: it was agreed by all that Liz and Phil will continue to be the parish council nominees for the Board of Trustees for Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall.
  6. Essex Bridleway Association: Support was requested from the parish council for horse rider warning signs in specific locations. It was agreed that whilst we support the idea, there are other matters that are of concern with regard to slow moving traffic (including horses) that need addressing and we have requested a visit from Highways to look at these problems but meanwhile Abberton Reservoir Footpath officer will be contacted for their input as funding is still available from the expansion project.  
  7. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

221081Proposal: Replacement roof to existing conservatory and raising existing roof to first floor bedroom at Mehalah, The Strood, Peldon
221148Proposal: Two storey rear extension and new detached double garage, following demolition of existing single garage at Hillside House, Church Road, Peldon
221181Proposal: Demolition of old outbuilding and replace with new, change of use of paddock area and new access at Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott
(Listed Building)
Proposal: Installation of cellar at South Barn, Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott
221316 (Listed Building)Proposal: Insertion of 2 x conservation-type roof lights on north elevation at South Barn, Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

220002Proposal: Outbuilding to rear garden at Fosters, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
211105Proposal: Demolition of agricultural building and erection of replacement at Little Doves Day Nursery, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
211784Proposal: Erection of four holiday lodges, access road and car ports at The Peldon Rose, Colchester Road, Peldon – Refuse

Finances: Payments to be made:

R S Pullen – June salary£525.00
Glasdon UK – benches for Salcott and Peldon£1,806.74
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – hire£20.00
Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£192.00
Tree and lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut (Jubilee)£144.00
R Davidson – removal and disposal of old play equipment£900.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 7.30pm, at Great Wigborough Church