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Winstred Hundred Agenda – 14th May 2024

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited to 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.
Parish Council’s Annual Report
Financial Report
Confirmation of membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC, RCCE

Ordinary Council Meeting

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 13th June 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

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  

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 14th June 2022

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

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
221193
(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

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 10th May 2022

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

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 10th May 2022 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and no-one chose to speak at this time.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, John Walker

Election of Officers: Phil proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed for Jinny to take the chair for this coming year, Phil proposed,Jinny seconded and all agreed for Liz tobe vice-chair, it was agreed unanimously for the clerk to continue as Responsible Financial Officer. Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly signed.Robert was welcomed in joining the parish council and thanks wereexpressed to Wendy Ritherdon and Robert Kean for their brilliant contributions to the parish council and the community. Advertisements are displayed to fill the parish councillor vacancy in Salcott.

Parish Council’s Annual Report: Was circulated and will be on the website, the noticeboards and magazines.

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda 14th June 2022

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Everyone attending this meeting is required to wear a mask.  Whilst we appreciate that this is not a legal requirement at this time, as we have vulnerable people amongst us, it is a common courtesy for their safety.

Apologies for absence and welcome to our new Salcott parish councillor
To confirm minutes of the May meeting:
County and Borough Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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PC Minutes 13th July 2021

Meeting cancelled due to illness.
18:55 12th October 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Drat minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Borough Councillor Pat Moore and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill Jones, Phil Gladwin, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: Suggestions and requests are welcome from all the villages for their wants and needs for possible inclusion in the new Conservative Policy for Colchester. The Queen’s Jubilee will be celebrated in the town centre with bunting, flags etc. The pilot scheme for E-Scooters is still ongoing. The consultation for proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries is on-going and people can see the proposed changes and respond here: https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/

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PC Agenda 17th November 2020

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 17th November 2020 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate.

This meeting was originally scheduled for 10th November but maintenance on the local broadband services prevented it taking place. The Zoom meeting details are as follows: Meeting ID: 821 9461 1218 Passcode: winnov.

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

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Can You Help The Food Banks?

Gloves & Masks PPECan You Help The Food Banks

Are you off work during the shutdown?  Do you use basic PPE gloves & mask when you work?  If so you might be able to help a local food bank.

Some food banks are getting through as many as 50 sets a day; as you will be well aware, they are very hard to get hold of right now thanks to COVID-19!  The food banks need them to protect their volunteers and their customers who are often very vulnerable.

If you have a supply you are not likely to be using any time soon, please consider donating some.  We are thinking that those who work in personal services such as beauticians, nail technicians etc… could help – your donation would be very warmly received.  Find your nearest foodbank on the Trussell Trust website.

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Plunkett Community Shops

Plunkett Community Shops

Abberton & Langenhoe Parish Council is looking into community shops with a view into the viability of establishing one in part of the Langenhoe Lion.  They are keen to get feedback from the general neighbourhood to determine the potential level of interest in this project. Continue reading

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