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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 10th January 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 10th January 2023 at 7.30pm

Present: Phil Gladwin (chair), John Walker, Netty Knill Jones, Roger Pittock, Catherine Sprott

Apologies for absence: Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

The minutes of the meeting held on 13th December 2022 were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County and City Councillor Reports: None

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Phil Gladwin for Item 2

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are both in good order with outstanding jobs being addressed. Peldon Jubilee tree has now been planted near the village sign and thanks go to Liz and Robert for that. Salcott one is in hand and will be planted shortly.
  2. Precept/Grant 2023/24 – after carefully consideration of future budget, this year’s expenses, price increases, etc it was proposed, seconded and agreed by all to increase the parish council precept by 10% (£1,478) giving a total of £16,258 for the year to enable services and projects to be addressed as and when required in all the villages.
  3. Road Gritting – with a view that further commitment from ECC is not an option,a reminder to all residents that there are salt/grit boxes in various locations for spreading the contents on icy patches on the pavements and highways when required. Refilling of the boxes can be arranged with Phil Gladwin for collection from his farm where we hold a supply.
  4. Website update – it was agreed that we should ask our service provider to update the website as he sees fit for our needs but ask about extra costs if any.
  5. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning Decisions:

222547Prior Approval for conversion of 6 silos into Class B8 (storage and distribution) use at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – Prior Approval Required (Approved)
222520Proposal: Temporary use of mobile home at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
222723Proposal: Conversion of existing garage/outbuilding into annex living accommodation at Chestnuts Farm, Peldon Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
221708Proposal: Application to vary condition 2 (drawings) following a grant of planning permission 202510 at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve conditional

Payments for January:

David J Kingaby – website refinement and support£143.16
St Mary the Virgin Peldon – mag entries£180.00
R S Pullen – January salary plus backpay£775.00
Information Commissioner’s Office – Data Protection£40.00
Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – hire£20.00 
Webhosting UK Com Ltd.£14.39
Salcott Village Hall – year’s hire£120.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th February 2023 at 7.30pm, at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 10th January 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 10th January 2023 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:
To confirm minutes of the meeting held on 13th December 2022
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
  • Decision required: Anything that needs attention?

2. Precept/Grant 2023/24

  • To consider finances to date and forecast for the year’s end
  • To consider requirements and budget for next year
  • To note CBC Revenue and LCTS Grants are the same as last year
  • Decision required: How much do we consider necessary to maintain the same level of services and standards bearing in mind recent price increases and with possibly more to come?

3. Road Gritting

Could this be extended?

4. Website update

Should we go for a change of design/theme?

5. Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Decisions:

222547Prior Approval for conversion of 6 silos into Class B8 (storage and distribution) use at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road Peldon – Prior Approval Required (Approved)
222520Proposal: Temporary use of mobile home at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
222723Proposal: Conversion of existing garage/outbuilding into annex living accommodation at Chestnuts Farm, Peldon Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
221708Proposal: Application to vary condition 2 (drawings) following a grant of planning permission 202510 at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve conditional

Payments for January:

David J Kingaby – website refinement and support£143.16
St Mary the Virgin Peldon – mag entries£180.00
R S Pullen – January salary plus backpay£775.00
Information Commissioner’s Office – Data Protection£40.00
Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – hire£20.00  

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th February 2023 at 7.30pm, at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 13th December 2022

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at the Meeting Room, Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th December 2022 at 7.30pm.

Present: John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis

Apologies for absence: Roger Pittock, Catherine Sprott, Clare Lauwerys, Netty Knill Jones, Kevin Bentley

The minutes of the meeting held on 8th November 2022 were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

City Councillor Report: No garden waste will be collected until after Christmas. Devolution is being discussed which includes the option of a mayor for the whole of Essex. Elections every 4 years is being considered but this coincides with discussions on possible boundary changes.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Robert and Liz Davidson for Item 3.

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 11th October 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 11th October 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:
To confirm minutes of the meeting held on 12th July 2022: To note September meeting was cancelled owing to the death of the Queen.
County and Borough Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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Colchester takes action against Anti-social Vehicle Use

Anti-social vehicle use is targeted by Public Space Protection Order

Map showing area in which Anti-social vehicle use will be targeted

Following a period of consultation Colchester Borough Council has introduced a Public Space Protection Order to target anti-social vehicle use. The order came into effect on 30th September and will remain in place for three years.

Specifically, within the area shown on the map, the council prohibits:

  1. Engaging in, promoting, encouraging, or assisting in the carrying out of any activity connected to the use of a motor vehicle, inclusive of motorbikes on a public highway, public car park or any other land to which the public has access in the Colchester Borough Council district area (Restricted Area) and which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm, or distress.
  2. Congregating or loitering as part of a group surrounding or within one or more stationary vehicles at any time where such activity causes noise, exhaust fumes, harassment, alarm, or distress
  3. Causing or permitting excessive amplified music or vehicular noise, and/or excessive emissions of exhaust fumes where such activity causes harassment, alarm, or distress
  4. Using a skateboard, pedal cycle, which includes a power assisted pedal cycle, or a pedal cycle in combination with a trailer, constructed or adapted for carrying one or more passengers, scooter, skates or any other self-propelled wheeled vehicle in such a manner as to cause damage to property or that causes or is likely to cause intimidation, harassment, alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance to any person.

Why the order is coming into place

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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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Annual Report 2021-22

Parish Council Report for year 2021 -2022

We began 2021 as we ended 2020 holding our meetings online. When it was no longer permissible to have our meetings online we returned to our regular venues and a near-normal schedule of meetings, missing only one when we felt the Covid rates were too high for it to be safe. We noted that members of the public who had been keen to join us online did not come to the face-to-face meetings. As we said last year, 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 and Facebook page continue to help us disseminate information. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/winstred100parishcouncil.

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 12th April 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 12th April 2022 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

To confirm minutes of the March meeting: the minutes were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: The new CBC Executive, Pam Donnelly, is now in office. From 15th April cars will not be allowed to drive along the High Street but buses and taxis will and M & S is moving to Tollgate.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. Benches have been ordered for both sites. Slabs will be installed for the picnic table on Moss Hay. Funding for gym equipment for older children and adults for both Salcott and Peldon is being applied for. The increase in grass cutting cost at Salcott was discussed and agreed by all to accept and continue with the present contractor. Three Jubilee trees have been ordered for the villages and sites for planting have been agreed, plaques etc will be looked into.
  2. Forthcoming Elections – the appropriate number seats of parish councillors for each village have been filled with the exception of one vacancy at Salcott which will be advertised accordingly. The chair and vice-chair positions were discussed for the next year commencing at this coming May meeting.
  3. Bus shelters – Refurbishment of Mill Lane bus shelter has begun. The insurance claim for storm damage to the Great and Little Wigborough bus shelter roofs has been accepted by our insurance company, so repairs will follow shortly.
  4. Jubilee Celebrations –there has been a very good uptake for the parish council’s offer of Jubilee commemorative mugs for all the children in our villages which will be distributed at village events over the Jubilee weekend. We are discussing having a much-delayed Grand Opening for the new playground on Moss Hay in conjunction with events for the Jubilee celebrations.
  5. Salcott Book Box – Slabs have been installed at Salcott Book Box for easy access from the pavement and the box is in full working order.
  6. Annual Report – was discussed for items suitable for inclusion.
  7. Clerk’s salary – Phil proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed for the clerk’s salary to increase by £25 per month from April 2022.
  8. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

220597Proposal: Building an additional storey on to a bungalow at North View, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection
220612Proposal: Application for prior Approval for the conversion of two former agricultural livestock and storage buildings at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection
220682Proposal: Demolition of old dilapidated outbuilding and replace with new. The footprint to remain the same but will be slightly higher to accommodate vehicle access and slope to roof at Church View, Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection
202790Appeal Lodged against CBC refusal for erection of 2 dwellings at Whitehouse Hill, Salcott
220843Proposal: Construction of summer house in curtilage of a listed building at Orchard Cottage, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection

Planning Decisions:

211341 (& Listed Building 211342)Proposal: Demolition of modern lean-to structure. Conversion of barn at Home Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – Refuse
220009Proposal: Single storey Cartlodge at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
213054Proposal: Replacement of agricultural building with a new dwelling at Nightingales Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
220300Proposal: Construction of rear single storey corner extension with balcony at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon

Finances: Payments to be made:

Insignia Ltd. – Jubilee mugs£537.60
R S Pullen – April salary£525.00
R S Pullen – expenses, office heating lighting, etc.£250.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cutting£228.00
EALC – annul subs to include NALC membership£334.01
Peldon & Wigs Comm Hall – hire£20.00
Kevin Harris – installing slabs at Salcott Book Box£417.74

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 7.30pm and will commence with the Annual Parish Assembly, venue yet to be decided.

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Winstred 100 PC Minutes 10th May 2022

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 10th May 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.

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)

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