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Parish Report for 2020-21

Parish Report for year 2020 -2021

It goes without saying that 2020/21 has been a year like no other. When face to face meetings were no longer possible, there was a gap before we were able to meet online. Decisions at that time were made via email and our reports from then reflect the conclusion of those discussions.

From May 2020 all our meetings were held via Zoom and it was interesting to see that members of the public were more likely to attend; the convenience of joining in from the comfort of one’s own home should not be under-estimated, especially on a cold winter’s night.

Our email service has proved invaluable over the past twelve months – thanks to Jinny for running it and we are increasingly using our Facebook page to communicate. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/winstred100parishcouncil. Continue reading

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PC Minutes 4th May 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 7.30pm.

Present: Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys (chair), John Walker, Netty Knill Jones, Jinny Gale, Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson, Kevin Bentley

The Annual Parish Assembly

No organisations or public attended this meeting with reports

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Davidson

Phil proposed, Catherine seconded and all agreed for Clare to continue as Chair, Clare proposed, Netty seconded and all agreed for Jinny to continue as Vice-Chair. Phil proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as Responsible Financial Officer. There were no resignations or co-options.  

Parish Council’s Annual Report was circulated previously and will be published in/on all communication avenues.

Financial Report was circulated and summarised as follows, as there had been no excessive or unexpected spending this year the parish council finances are in good order and with a good reserve enabling a reasonable contribution towards the new playground project at Peldon.

Confirmation of membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC – it was agreed by all to continue membership of these bodies as they all have advisory and informative value.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Minutes of March meeting and cancellation notes of April meeting were agreed by all and will be signed by the chair in due course.

County Councillor Report: As is evident many roads are being resurfacing now so extra care when driving is required. Police speed checks are taking place and the unsociable driving behaviour on the Abberton Reservoir road is being monitored. Options following the Public Speed Meeting are still being analysed for appropriate action, taking into account a cautionary note that any changes are not always welcome by everybody. The missing finger post at the Old Kings Head junction will be reinstated soon.

Public-Have Your Say: No public in attendance

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application no. 211105.

  1. Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2020/2021: Taking note of the internal audit report, the completion of the Certificate of Exemption, Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement were agreed by all and will be signed accordingly and returned and published as required.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are both in good order but the rope ladder on one of the multi-frames at Salcott is being looked into for replacement. The new seat for the zip wire at Peldon has now been replaced and we request for it not to be vandalized. Grants for funding the new play equipment project at Peldon is being explored at length and is going well but more is needed.
  3. Salcott Bus Stops and Footpaths: To note that the bus stops at the Salcott crossroads have been successfully adapted for wheelchair and pushchair use. Footpaths entrances are being improved gradually with the fitting of new gates or stiles. The parish council has continuously requested for these improvements.
  4. Meetings: To note that this May meeting was moved forward a week because from 7th May legislation from the government requires meetings to take place face to face and some councillors are not yet comfortable with this. This is still being discussed at government level but in the meanwhile the June meeting will take place in the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall as space and ventilation are paramount which this hall provides.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to note that all missing road signage will be chased up.

Planning Applications:

210657

Notification for Prior Approval for agricultural buildings to residential dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development at Nightingale Farm, School Lane – the parish council responded with no comment to this application

210906

Proposal: Demolition of existing summer house and erection of new garden room at Teal Cottage, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection to this application

211055 (& 211056 Listed Building) Proposal:

Conversion of barn to residential dwelling, erection of single storey side extension and detached car port. Internal and external works to barn to facilitate change of use at South Barn, Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection

211105 Proposal:

Demolition of agricultural building and erection of replacement building for office use (Class E) and car parking at land adjacent to Little Doves Nursery, Lower Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

210624

Prior Approval of agricultural or forestry development – proposed building at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Prior approval not required

210503

Proposal: Replacement of a commercial building with a single dwelling at land adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

200631 (& 200632 Listed Building) Proposal:

Conversion of agricultural building to dwelling at Kemps Barn, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional 

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May

 £500.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th June 2021 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall.  

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PC Agenda 4th May 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend and the public are welcome to participate.

The Zoom meeting details are: Meeting ID: 814 3164 2997 Passcode: pcmay

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting.

Addresses from any of the following may take part: County Councillors, Borough Councillors, Police and any other body or organisation.

Followed by:

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Apologies for absence:

Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Financial and Responsible Officer, resignations, co-options, elections of Parish Councillors, signing of all necessary forms and declarations, welcomings and thank yous accordingly.  

Parish Council’s Annual Report

Financial Report

Confirmation of membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC

Ordinary Council Meeting

To confirm minutes of March meeting and cancellation notes of April meeting:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2020/2021

  • To note internal auditor report
  • To agree and sign Certificate of Exemption   
  • To agree and sign Annual Governance Statement
  • To agree and sign Accounting Statement

2.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Update on grants for funding Peldon playground project
  • To note repairs and new zip wire seat fitted (no dog chewing, please!)
  • Decision required: Any matters of concern, covid-related or otherwise?

3.  Salcott Bus Stops and Footpaths

  • Following the parish council requesting that both bus stops at the Salcott crossroads are made accessible for wheelchair users we are pleased to say the work has now been completed.
  • Following the parish council requesting better footpath entrances with new stiles, gates, etc they are all being gradually renewed or improved.

4.  Meetings

  • To note the following:  the parish council was instructed to cancel the April meeting at the last minute.
  • To note reason for moving this May meeting forward a week.
  • Future meetings re online or face to face, are still being discussed by the government and other interested parties.

5.  Actions and Reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

210657

Notification for Prior Approval for agricultural buildings to residential dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development at Nightingale Farm, School Lane – the parish council responded with no comment to this application

210906

Proposal: Demolition of existing summer house and erection of new garden room at Teal Cottage, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection to this application

211055 (& 211056
Listed Building) Proposal
:

Conversion of barn to residential dwelling, erection of single storey side extension and detached car port. Internal and external works to barn to facilitate change of use at South Barn, Green Farm, The Street, Salcott  

Planning Decisions:

210624

Prior Approval of agricultural or forestry development – proposed building at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Prior approval not required

210503

Proposal: Replacement of a commercial building with a single dwelling at land adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May       £500.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 8th June 2021 at 7.30pm and as yet undecided as to being held via Zoom or otherwise.  

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PC Cancelled Meeting 13th April 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

The meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council scheduled to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.30pm was cancelled at the last-minute owing to guidance received informing that there is an official period of mourning which impacted on the notice period for calling the meeting.

Planning Applications

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PC Agenda 13th April 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.30 pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate.

The Zoom meeting details are: Meeting ID: 858 9125 9433 Passcode: pcapril

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both playgrounds and fields
  • Update on grants for funding the Peldon playground project.
  • Decision required: Any new measures required with regard to Covid-19 and current government guidelines

2.  Salcott Bus Stops and Footpaths

Following the parish council requesting that the bus stops at the Salcott crossroads are made accessible for wheelchair use we are pleased to say this work is now taking place.

  • Also following the parish council’s request footpath entrances and stiles are gradually being renewed and/or updated.

3.  May 2021 Annual Parish Assembly and Parish Council Meeting

  • To note change of date for this meeting from 11th May to 4th May.

4.  Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

210657Notification for Prior Approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house (Class C3) and associated operational development at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no comments on this application
210624Prior approval of agricultural or forestry development – proposed building at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

EALC – & NALC subs£335.56
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£96.00
R S Pullen – April salary£500.00
R S Pullen – Annual office expenses £250.00

 

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 7.30 pm via Zoom which will commence with the Annual Parish Assembly

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PC Minutes 9th March 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill Jones, Jinny Gale, Wendy Ritherdon, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Kevin Bentley and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and will be signed in due course.

County Councillor Report: Council tax will be increased by 1.5% for the adult social care precept only.  The virus is still diminishing in our area but everyone must remain vigilant. Schools are open now with the necessary precautions in place. Roads and signage are being mended but with restrictions from the virus making everything take that bit longer. Blocked ditches in Peldon will be dealt with accordingly. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 9th March 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate.

The Zoom meeting details are: Meeting ID: 820 6283 1393 Passcode: pcmar.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both playgrounds and fields
  • Discuss any update on alternative arrangements for Moss Hay maintenance
  • Any updates re the different quotes and equipment for Peldon playground, discuss preferences, etc.
  • Decision required: What are we going to do with regard to maintenance at Moss Hay, should we advertise?
  • Decision required: Any further measures required with regard to Covid-19 and current government guidelines

2.  Ditches and flooding issues at Peldon

  • Thanks to Highways and resident co-operation the problems have hopefully been resolved

3.  Communication and Engagement

  • Discuss how the parish council can best engage and communicate with our residents of all ages

4.  Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

210326 Proposal: Erection of carport/workshop ancillary to dwelling at The King, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections to this application
210503 Proposal: Replacement of a commercial building with a single dwelling (in lieu of Prior Approval for extension and conversion of building into a dwelling subject of application 200890 and 202176 at adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wig Road, Peldon

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

R S PullenMarch salary£500.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom

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PC Minutes 9th February 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Netty Knill Jones, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gale, Catherine Sprott, John Walker, Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Phil Gladwin, Kevin Bentley

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and will be signed in due course

County Councillor Report: Covid cases are reducing now, vaccinations are going well but any over 70s who have not received an invitation yet should contact their GP to book their vaccination.

Borough Councillors Reports: Thanks were expressed to Kevin for organising drain jetting and sucking out both in Peldon and Salcott.

Owing to the poor weather conditions if any refuse sacks are not collected by 5pm on the expected day they will be collected on the next appropriate week, either blue or green. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 9th February 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate.

The Zoom meeting details are: Meeting ID: 895 5539 2874 Passcode: pcfeb.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both playgrounds and fields
  • Discuss alternative possibilities for Moss Hay maintenance
  • Having studied the different quotes and equipment for Peldon playground discuss preferences. Are we able to make any decisions as yet?
  • Decision required: What are we going to do with regard to maintenance at Moss Hay?
  • Decision required: Any further measures required with regard to Covid-19 and current government guidelines

2.  On- Line Planning Briefing

  • Report following 3 parish councillors having attended.

3.  Flooding at Salcott

  • There have been various flooding issues/problems at Salcott recently and particularly during this very wet weather which have been dealt with accordingly.  A major contribution of organisation has taken place from Salcott and Virley Parish Councillors mediating with ECC Highways, Anglian Water and Environment Agency and with help from local residents. Issues are still being dealt with as and when they arise.

4.  Peldon Village Sign – will be taken down for refurbishment shortly.

5.  Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

210080Proposal: Outline application for permission for erection of 4 two storey dwellings and up to 7 car parking places and related hard and soft landscaping at land opposite St Mary’s Church, The Street, Salcott – the parish council comments are on the CBC website

Planning Decisions:

202704Proposal: Rear single storey kitchen extension and utility room side extension at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

Mr T NewmanMoss Hay maintenance x 4£120.00
EALCPlanning briefing x 3£252.00
R S PullenFebruary salary£500.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom

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PC Minutes 12th January 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Jinny Gale, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill Jones, John Walker, Liz Davidson, Catherine Sprott, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: None

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and will be signed in due course

Borough Councillor Reports: The flooding from both sewage and surface water at Salcott were addressed as a matter of urgency by Anglian Water and ECC Highways, but further work needs to be carried out. Continue reading

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