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Panto 2015

snowqueenThe Snow Queen Arrives Soon

The Peldon Players proudly present The Snow Queen by Tina & Robert Burbidge between 21st & 24th January at Peldon Village Hall.  This promises to be a real treat for all ages, being based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of ‘The Snow Queen’ it is delivered as an English pantomime – with jokes, songs, and the occasional accident with a large pie.

Tickets are available from Melanie Newton for £6 Wednesday & Thursday (7:30pm curtain) and £7 Friday & Saturday (7:30pm curtain, 2pm matinee on Saturday) – concessions £4 and £5 respectively.  Melanie can be contacted by:


5 Parishes AGM

5 Parishes Horticultural Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in Peldon Village Hall on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 7.30 pm.  Members of the public are most welcome to attend.  There will be light refreshments.

The Committee would like to attract new members to organise the 5 Parishes Show and also to find people who would just be prepared to help over the actual assembly and operation of the Show from Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2ndAugust; any time that you can spare will help us.

Please come to the AGM to see what we do and to meet us all.


Trees for Years 2015

Blossom of the Bird Cherry – one of the varieties on offer

Trees for Years 2015

Colchester Borough Council have 2015 free trees and fruit bushes to give away as the popular annual Trees for Years initiative returns for the ninth year in a row. The free plants are available to Colchester Borough residents, community groups and parish councils. Residents can collect up to three plants per household and up to 15 per community group, school or parish council. This year’s initiative includes a variety of fruit bushes, decorative shrubs and trees to help create a greener Colchester for all.  Species available this year are:

  • Raspberry Canes
  • Gooseberry Bush
  • Acer campestre – Field Maple
  • Betulapendula – Silver Birch
  • Cornusalba ‘Siberica’ – Red Stem Dogwood
  • Cornusstolonifera ‘Flaviramea’ – Yellow Stem Dogwood
  • Blackcurrant Canes
  • Forsythia x intermedia ‘Spectabilis’
  • Prunuspadus – Bird Cherry
  • Corylusavellana – Hazel Cob Nut

The 2015 bare root trees and fruit bushes will be available on a first come first served basis. Cultivation guidance will be available so that trees can be selected, taking into account the ultimate size and form of mature trees. People collecting trees need to bring their own bags to put them in. Trees must be planted on private property. Postcodes will be recorded to monitor the distribution. The event, which is funded through sponsorship by officeis takes place on Saturday 7 February, from 10am to 1pm, in the car park of Colchester Borough Council’s offices at Rowan House, in Sheepen Road, Colchester.


PC Agenda 13th January 2015


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th January 2015

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting

Zone Wardens Report

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.    Presentation from Tony King – Community Agents Essex

2.    Precept 2015/2016

  • Consider our requirements for the next financial year 
  • Decision required: In addition to grants from CBC how much do we consider to be necessary to continue providing the same quality of service?  

3.    Chairman and Vice-Chairman

  • Following Charles’ move and subsequent resignation discussion on who will take on the role of chair and who will be vice-chairman?
  • Decision required: To appoint new candidates if possible. 

4.    Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Progress on work completed and work ongoing including signage for the new equipment, rubber installation, hedge work, etc. on Moss Hay
  • Decision required: Any other matters that require attention?

5.    Speed Reducing Options

  • Discuss what options are available and what we consider to be the most desirable and precise location for installation for maximum impact.
  • Decision required: Ask Kevin to take forward any decisions.

6.    Review of Village Design Statement and Parish Plan

  • Discuss changes to our villages and possible updating
  • Review Action Point List
  • Decision required: What changes should be made to the plan and what actions from the list can we take further?

7.    Peldon Brick Bus Shelter

  • Discuss any quotes obtained to date 
  • Decision required: To agree contractor if quotes are in. 

8.    Clerk’s Salary

  • Following new information from NALC and SLCC 2014-2016 National Salary Award that  National Joint Council and Local Government Services has reached an agreement – consider these guidelines for the clerk 
  • Decision required: Should we award the clerk as per attachment?  

9.    Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way – update 

10.   Broadband – update

11.   Actions and Reminders List – update

Planning Applications
146599Proposal: Listed building application for demolition of unsafe storm damaged outbuilding at Kemps Farmhouse, Mersea Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions
146240Proposal: Listed building application for installation of secondary double glazing to 7 no. windows at Sleyes, Church Road, PeldonApprove Conditional


  1. CBC Development Policies and Core Strategy revised July 2014
  2. NHS Forum Focus and Care Closer to Home/Urgent Care
  3. CBC Grounds Maintenance Contractors


101809 Salcott Village Hall – hire x 4£120.00
101810 St Mary the Virgin, Peldon – mag entries£150.00
101811 SLCC – annual subs£69.87
101812 R S Pullen – January salary£367.57
101813 David J Kingaby – website work£348.00



The next meeting will be on Tues 10th Feb 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall


Bradwell Decommissioning

Bradwell Project – Community Meeting

bradwellMagnox are hosting two progress meetings in January to keep the community informed.  Scott Raish, Bradwell’s Site Director will update the meeting on the site’s activities, achievements and future plans. The meetings are open to the public and questions relating to the site’s decommissioning activities are invited.  These meetings are:

  • Tuesday 20th January 2015, refreshments from 6pm, meeting start 6:30pm, at Bradwell-on-Sea Village Hall, CM0 7QJ, and
  • Tuesday 27th January 2015, refreshments from 6:30pm, meeting start 7pm, at The Mersea Centre, West Mersea, CO5 8QA
Please register attendance in advance of the meeting to assist catering arrangements:
Work associated with Magnox sites relates to decommissioning and therefore discussions concerning new build will not form part of this meeting.
If you are unable to attend please be reminded the Local Community Liaison Council (LCLC) is a site stakeholder group that receives updates  from Magnox and regulators. The LCLC welcomes attendance from  members of the public.



Parish Council Meetings 2015

2015-calendarDates for Parish Council Meetings 2015

The Wintred Hundred Parish Council has announced the dates of its meetings duriug 2015 as below.  Each of these meetings inlcude the opportunity for local electors to raise issues and concerns during a brief ‘Have Your Say’ section prior to the main agenda items being discussed.

  • Tuesday 13th January  –  Peldon Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 10th February  –  Salcott Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 10th March  –  Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,
  • Tuesday 14th April  –  Peldon Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 12th May  –  Salcott Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 9th June  –  Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,
  • Tuesday 14th July  –  Peldon Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 8th September  –  Salcott Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 13th October  –  Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,
  • Tuesday 10th November  –  Peldon Village Hall,
  • Tuesday 8th December  –  Salcott Village Hall.

All meetings commence at 7.30pm. unless otherwise stated