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PC Minutes 13th October 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 13th October 2020 at 7.30pm. The Zoom meeting details were published.

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

To welcome our new Virley Parish Councillor – Catherine was welcomed onto the parish council and the required forms have been completed.

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson

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

County Councillor Report: A meeting was being attended by ECC Leaders to request a higher level for Covid-19 for Essex from the government.

Public-Have Your Say: It was noted that a Peldon sign appears to be missing which will be looked into. Other enforcement and highways matters will be followed up. Access to various Salcott footpaths have been reported for disrepair.

Declarations of Interest: None Continue reading

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PC Agenda 13th October 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 13th October 2020 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate. The Zoom meeting details are as follows: Meeting ID: 870 9195 4555 Passcode: winoct

To welcome our new Virley Parish Councillor

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 projects and costings received for new equipment at Peldon
  • Decision required: Any further measures required with regard to Covid-19 and current government guidelines

2.  Zoom contract meeting costs

  • To note that it has been agreed to sign up for the parish council’s own account rather than depend on Kevin’s good nature.
  • To note that it was agreed to sign up for a year’s contract at a lower rate as meetings on Zoom are likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • To note that the chairman will be the owner of the account.

3.  Village Signs Refurbishment update

  • To note the refurbishment of Salcott-cum-Virley sign has been completed and is now back in place. Peldon is next on the list so removal will take place in due course.

4.  Printer costs

  • It was agreed for the parish council to contribute £50 towards the cost of a badly needed new printer used mainly for parish council business

5.  Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

202176 Proposal: Extension to building undergoing conversion into dwelling and minor extension to residential curtilage at land adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

201505 &Listed 201506) Proposal: Replacement of single storey lean-to extension and replacement of two areas of ground floor construction at Games Farm, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances:

102095 Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
102096 Design Clark Ltd. – Salcott village sign refurbishment£250.00
102097 Mr T Newman – play ground inspection£90.00
102098 R S Pullen – October salary£500.00
102099 Mrs Clare Lauwerys – Zoom meeting contract£115.10
102100 R J Playle Services – hedge cutting£84.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th November 2020 at 7.30pm via Zoom, details from the clerk for public participation

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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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