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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 9th April 2024

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 9th April 2024 at 7.30pm

Present: Parish Councillors: Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Clare Lauwerys, Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), County Councillor Kevin Bentley (who is also one of our City Councillors) and 3 members of the public (who are all City Councillor candidates for this coming election)

Apologies for absence: Roger Pittock, John Walker

The minutes of the March 2024 meeting were confirmed and agreed by all and signed by the chairman

City Councillor Report: Elections for some Colchester City Councillors and some Parish Councillors (not for us) are taking place this May.

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Winstred Hundred Agenda – 9th April 2024

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall meeting room on Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the March 2024 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 12th March 2024

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: None

The minutes of the February 2024 meeting were confirmedand agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: Flooding is a major issue at present with the constant rainfall and ditches are being cleared when land is owned by ECC. Other land owners are reminded of their responsibilities to clear all their roadside ditches.

The new county budget will provide dedicated gangs to address all issues in a certain area for a week. Extra funding will be provided for this from next month.

Ride London will be going through Essex again and so many of the pot holes will be filled before the event.

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Winstred Hundred Agenda – 12th March 2024

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the February 2024 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 13th February 2024

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 13th February 2024 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Roger Pittock, Liz Davidson, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the January 2024 meeting were confirmed and agreed by all and signed by the chairman.

City Councillor Report: CCC budget meeting is at the end of the month and an increase of 3% to the council tax is expected. Colchester Trees for Years programme has returned and all residents can have up to 4 per household and pick them up from Tiptree Leisure World on 17th Feb, Colchester Sports Park on 26th Feb, Colchester Leisure World on 29th Feb and Marks Tey Village Hall on 1st March. The new CCC Local Plan is being collated which, when completed, will last up to 2041, consultations and a call for development sites will follow in due course.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 9th January 2024

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 9th January 2024 at 7.30pm

Present: Robert Davidson, LizDavidson, Roger Pittock, Cathrine Sprott, Clare Lauwerys, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Netty Knill Jones, Andrew Ellis

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

County Councillor Report: ECC are proposing to increase the council tax by 4.99%,  (2% of which is for social care). Children’s care is expensive as the price suppliers can charge is unregulated, unlike in adult social care.

The school transport provision is down to national policy and ECC is speaking with the Dept of Education so a fairer method of deciding who is eligible for free school transport can be established.

Highways budget will also be increased to help tackle the poor condition of the roads.

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 12th December 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.30pm.

Present: Phil Gladwin, Roger Pittock, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale (chair), Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

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

City Councillor Report: The last free collection of garden waste is next week and then will be collected in January under the new paying scheme with resident purchased bins, see Colchester City Council website for more details.

All Colchester council staff are to receive a salary rise adding further financial pressure.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 12th December 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the November 2023 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields and hedges
  • Decision required: Any matters that need attention?

2. Moss Hay Footpath

Concerns for side growth and ground surface to discuss

3. Affordable Housing Survey

To note, documentation will be distributed in January

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 14th November 2023

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 November 2023 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys, Roger Pittock, Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Andrew Ellis

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

County Councillor Report: Work has been taking place on Devolution Level 2 which takes care of all adult skills training including a new aviation college, green technology and catering. A Transportation Plan for all of Essex is being delivered and ECC will be in charge of the bus companies. There is an increase in need of children’s services with individual children for immediate safe placement increasing each year.

Public-Have Your Say:  Request for a hedge trim in Peldon that will be addressed soon.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are both in good order and all minor faults from the Annual Report have been addressed at both sites and thanks were expressed to Rob, also to Jack Newman for adjusting the zip wire at Peldon for us again. Funding will be requested from grants or budgets for two picnic tables for Salcott meadow. The front hedge at Salcott meadow will be addressed in due course.
  2. Affordable Housing Survey will be delivered to all properties in the villages during the second week in January 2024 with a reply/return date later on in February to RCCE (Rural Community Council of Essex). It is hoped for as many as possible to return this so that a reasonably accurate picture of our needs for lower cost housing is shown. Following delivery by the parish council, it has no further involvement until the resulting analysis and figures have been complied by RCCE.
  3. Insurance – all agreed to accept the quotation from Ansvar at £762.99.
  4. Mill Lane Bus Shelter – all agreed to accept the quotation from Men’s Shed for a new shelter for the insurance company to proceed further with our claim
  5. CCC Designated Rural Areas – consultation was discussed and it was considered that no action was required by us at this stage.
  6. Planning Jungle – it was agreed that we should not to subscribe to this as we do not have huge numbers of complicated planning applications to consider and it should be that we can acquire all the knowledge necessary for us to comment from CCC website.
  7. Clerk’s salary – having received Local Government Services Pay Agreement it was proposed, seconded and agreed by all to increase the clerk’s salary to £600 per month back dated to April 2023.
  8. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

232381Proposal: Erection of one single-storey wheelchair accessible holiday barn and ancillary outbuilding on land east of Whitehouse Hill, Salcott
222407 Appeal Lodged:Proposal: reuse of redundant barn as single dwelling house, resubmission 212513 at Lovedowns Lodge, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

231105Proposal: Retrospective application for change of use of farm yard for sales of fencing and timber supplies at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Refuse
231582Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of a rear single storey link extension and conversion of existing outbuilding to provide additional living accommodation at Glebelands, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
232134Proposal: Garage conversion at Chubbins, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances: scheduled November payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – November£550.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – meeting room hire£22.00
Anglia Inspection Services Ltd. – annual playgrounds inspections£280.00
CAS Ltd. – Insurance£762.99
Clerk’s expenses – Petrol, ink, paper, repair parts£249.33

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 14th November 2023

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 November 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the October 2023 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields and hedges
  • Annual Inspection Report and subsequent items to be addressed
  • Discuss ideas for Locality spend
  • Decision required: Any matters that need immediate attention?

2. Affordable Housing Survey – timetable of events

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