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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 13th June 2023


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held in the meeting room at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 7.30pm

Present: Jinny Gale (chair), Clare Lauwerys, Netty Knill Jones, Robert Davidson, John Walker, Roger Pittock, Phil Gladwin, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson

The minutes of the May 2023 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: The area of ground at where the fallen finger post was situated is to be investigated for services underground before it can be replaced.

A new speed report meeting will be arranged shortly.

Road repairs will be gaining speed with the good weather and a further financial input.

Some pot holes were mended for the cycle race which proved to be a success and good for some Essex businesses.

Various placement and replacement of refugees is taking place which brings with it many unforeseen problems such as overcrowding of schools and doctors.

CC Locality Budget money will be given towards the adult exercise bike for Moss Hay to complete the purchase following receipt of a City Councillors Locality Budget grant and a Tesco’s grant.

The project to have a VAS or SID installed at Peldon coming into the village from Wigboroughs will be supported.

City Councillor Report: There is CCC money allocated for prosperity in rural areas. 

John Jowers continues his duties as Mayor.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Members of the Board of Trustees for Item 5.

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. The hedge/ivy on Moss Hay footpath had been well cut back and the fence will be addressed shortly by Colchester Borough Homes.
  2. Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2022/23 – the finance summary and internal audit were noted, Certificate of Exemption, Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
  3. Website – further points to agree with our maintenance provider
  4. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – Phil and Liz were again nominated as the parish council representatives for the Board of Trustees which was proposed, seconded and agreed by all.
  5. Payment of P & W Community Hall Invoice – at the request of the Community Hall Management Committee the parish council used a grant to purchase tables for the Community Hall for the benefit of the community.
  6. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

231193Proposal:  Erection of a replacement purpose built commercial building for use Class E & B8 at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

230715Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation at The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
230612Proposal: Installation of vertical sliding secondary glazing at Cob Cottage, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
230771Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension and front entrance door at Hawthorns, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
230582Proposal: New replacement dwelling at The Bungalow, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances: Schedule for June 2023 payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – June£550.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
G G Beecroft Tree & Garden Care – Moss Hay footpath clearance£350.00
Gopak Ltd. – hall tables£1,166.80

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th July 2023 at 7.30pm, at Salcott Village Hall