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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 14th May 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 14th May 2024 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Martin Parsons

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and no-one spoke at this time

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Present: as above and County Cllr Kevin Bentley

Election of Officers: It was proposed, seconded and all agreed for Jinny to continue as chairman for this next year, it was proposed, seconded and all agreed for Liz to continue as vice-chairman for this next year, it was proposed, seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as Responsible Financial Officer for this next year. Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly completed and signed.

Parish Council’s Annual Report: was circulated before the meeting and will be displayed on the usual communication platforms.

Financial Report: it was noted that we had normal spending for the year with no unexpected outgoings, any substantial projects were paid for with grant money and/or Locality Budget money leaving us with a comfortable amount in the bank.

Continued membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC, RCCE was agreed by all 

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

County and Borough Councillor Report: Cllr Bentley was congratulated for winning the latest election and he expressed pleasure in dealing with us as a parish council.

Locality Budgets are open for applications again as are ECC CIF Grants.

The winter has been the wettest for years hence the very poor condition of some of the roads but gradually these are being dealt with and new teams will be designated to one area for a week to address all the defects. Reporting potholes etc. to the parish council or on the ECC Highways website is encouraged so that areas in need of urgent repairs can be identified more quickly.  

Certain local problems were brought to Kevin’s attention which he will try to address.

The data gathered from the speed strips installed at Great Wigborough to identify the need for the 30mph limit to be extended qualified for this to take place and extra buffers of a 40mph limit both ends will be included in the project. The 40mph limit from The Rose to The Strood has also been applied for.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – both playgrounds and fields are in good order. The Community Group Documents were discussed and agreed by all to be standard wording for this type of contract and contact details will be confirmed with them and signed accordingly. It is hoped that the group will resume work for us when their organising staff levels permit.
  2. Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2023/24: the finance summary and internal audit were noted and accepted, the Certificate of Exemption, Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement were agreed by all and signed by the chairman and Clerk/RFO.
  3. Affordable Housing Survey – no further conclusions other than that workers in the villages may be included, if possible, next time we carry out a survey.
  4. Website – new style website is nearly finished.
  5. Speed Assessment Strips – as above in Councillor Report, excellent result.
  6. Communications/Facebook – further progress made.
  7. Request from Salcott Church – donation for churchyard upkeep – after much discussion, bearing in mind thatwe have not budgeted for this and we also have to consider that there are 4 churches in our villages therefore making this very costly, it was agreed by all that, with regret, we will not donate to the upkeep of the churchyards.
  8. Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall Board of Trustees – it was agreed by all that Liz and Phil remain as the parish council representatives.
  9. Actions and Reminder List – updated, to note that the parish council is meeting with CCC Local Plan Team to discuss the particular features of our villages.

Planning Applications:

240843Agricultural Determination Proposal:  To determine if prior approval is required for erection of a building for agricultural or forestry use at Peldon Hall Farm

Finances: Schedule for May 2024 payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May£600.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts£252.00
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – meeting room hire£22.00

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 7.30pm, at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

9th July 2024 meeting will be at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall meeting room.    There will be no meeting held in August

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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 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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Notice of Election May 2024

Election for Marks Tey & Layer Ward and the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for May 2024

In the forthcoming elections on Thursday 2nd May City Council and Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner places will be fought.  You can read all the details, how to nominate, timescales etc… in the documents below.

Don’t forget that you will need approved photo ID to vote on 2nd May.

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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 Agenda – 13th February 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, meeting room on Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

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

Items for Discussion

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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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