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This section of the website contains village and club news as well as news from the Parish Council and Borough Councillors.  If you have news to contribute please contact the parish clerk.

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PC Minutes 8th September 2020

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 8th September 2020 at 7.30pm.  The Zoom meeting details were available from the clerk.

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

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon

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

County Councillor Report: The road surface along this stretch mainly from the Kings Head to Peldon is full of subsidence areas and is under investigation by Highways to establish the reason for this before repair work can take place. The most serious pot holes will be reported to the County Councillors before Friday for immediate attention.

Suggested 20 mph speed limit is deemed not suitable for villages and is generally only installed in urban areas and often just in cul-de-sacs, Continue reading

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PC Agenda 8th September 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 8th September 2020 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to take part. The Zoom meeting details will be available from the clerk nearer the date – [email protected]

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, equipment and fields
  • Repairs carried out to date and any outstanding.
  • Note quotations for Peldon playground fencing
  • Progress report on project for new equipment at Peldon
  • Discuss suggestion for new equipment at Salcott.
  • Decision required: Any actions required now with regard to safety measures re Covid-19 and current government guidelines

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Virley Vacancy

Virley Parish Councillor Vacancy

If you are interested or want more information please contact the Parish Clerk or any of the councillors for a chat (contacts here). Alternatively, you might want to read of another new councillor’s experiences.   The closing date for applications is 31st August 2020.

Councillor Criteria

To stand for election to a local council you must: Continue reading

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PC Minutes 14th July 2020

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 14th July 2020 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Netty Knill-Jones, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon, John Walker

Minutes of the last meeting: Were agreed by all and will be signed by the chairman at a later date

County Councillor Report was previously circulated including plans to make Colchester Town Centre streets safer, greener and healthier. Speeding is a huge problem all over the county with the network being back to approximately 82% of the volume it was prior to Covid-19. The police are carrying out speed checks throughout the county, and one took place at Great Wigborough Continue reading

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PC Agenda 14th July 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 14th July 2020 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to take part. The Zoom meeting details will be available from the clerk nearer the date – [email protected]

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, equipment and fields
  • To discuss measures required to comply with government guidelines to enable reopening of the playground equipment
  • Decision required: What action do we need to take now or later?

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PC Minutes 9th June 2020

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 June 2020 at 7.30 pm.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, Robert Kean (chair), Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Clare Lauwerys, Kevin Bentley.

Apologies for absence: Clerk owing to power cut (notes for minutes taken by Clare).

The meeting was opened by the chairman and everyone welcomed.

Election of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and RFO:

John Walker nominated, Netty seconded and all agreed for Clare to be the chairman of this coming year who duly took over chairing the meeting.

Phil nominated, Wendy seconded and Continue reading

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Annual Report 2019-2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Annual Report of the Parish Council for year 2019-2020

Over the last year we have dealt with the usual complaints of speeding traffic, dog fouling, various noise related problems, potholes, flooding, planning issues and much more. Many of these are outside our powers and were passed on to our Borough and County Councillors to whom we owe sincere thanks.

Speeding through the village caused ongoing concern. We organised a successful public meeting chaired by Kevin Bentley (ECC Highways portfolio holder) and attended by Police and Highways officers. Several strategies to improve matters were identified and we await their fuller investigation and implementation by ECC Highways.

Numerous complaints concerning behaviour around the National Trust land at Copt Hall Lane led us to Continue reading

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Annual PC Agenda 9th June 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 9th June 2020 at 7.30 pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to take part. The Zoom meeting details will be available from the clerk nearer the date:- [email protected]

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 when possible.   Continue reading

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PC Minutes 12th May 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes for Winstred Hundred Parish Council meeting scheduled to be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th May 2020.

This meeting did not take place owing to Covid-19, a Coronavirus, following government guidelines/ruling.

All enquiries and matters requiring attention are being dealt with as and when they happen via email discussion amongst the parish councillors and actioned wherever possible safely within the current restrictions.

Matters dealt with during the month are as follows:

  1. Playgrounds are still shut and fields are being checked.
  2. Grass on both fields has been cut by contractors.
  3. Grass and hedge cuts have taken place in Salcott by volunteers (insurance covered).
  4. Branches blocking Salcott creek, EA informed and came to do the job.
  5. ECC Footpath Officer is coming to look at Salcott footpaths and access.
  6. Noise nuisance and possible unauthorised car repairs at Peldon has been reported.
  7. PC books and finances for the year ending 2019/20 (AGAR) are with the internal auditor. A financial report will follow when the internal auditor has approved and signed them off.

Planning Applications:

200666 Proposal: Change of use from agricultural land to an outdoor forest school nursery at Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections
200890 Notification of prior approval for a change of use from light industrial (class B1(c)) and land within its curtilage to dwelling house at Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections

Planning decision:

192367: Proposal Construction of private lake at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
200617 Proposal: Continued use of steel containers for storage purposes at New Hall Farm, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances: Cheques to be signed at a later date

102076 Design Clark Ltd. – Great Wigborough village sign refurbish£250.00
102077 Moss Hay grass cuts x 3£288.00
102078 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary – May£455.14

The next meeting is scheduled to be held on 9th June 2020 at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall subject to government ruling/guidance.

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PC Minutes 14th April 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes for Winstred Hundred Parish Council meeting scheduled to be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

This meeting did not take place owing to Covid-19, a Coronavirus, following government guidelines/ruling.

All enquiries and matters requiring attention are being dealt with as and when they happen via email discussion amongst the parish councillors and actioned wherever possible safely within the current restrictions.

Planning Applications:

200226 Proposal: Replacement of septic tank with modern sewage treatment plant at The Kings, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – parish council comments-no objections
200617 Proposal: Continued use of steel containers for storage purposes at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – parish council comments-no objections
200631 (Listed Building 200632) Proposal: Conversion of agricultural building to dwelling at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – parish council comments-no objections
200626 Proposal: Replacement building at Virley Hall Farm, Mill Lane, Virley

Planning decision:

193057 Proposal: Erection of single dwelling and garage. Amended Scheme previously approved 182272 at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Refused

Finances: cheques as follows to be signed at a later date

102071 Mr T Newman – play insp x 3£90.00
102072 EALC & NALC – subs£330.79
102073 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary – April£455.14
102074 R S Pullen – office costs (heat, light, etc.)£250.00
102075 R S Pullen – expenses (paper, ink, petrol, webhost, etc.)£290.61

The next meeting, including the Annual Assembly will take place on Tuesday 12th May 2020 at 7.30 pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough subject to government ruling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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