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PC Agenda 12th April 2016

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th April 2016 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting – to be confirmed as a true record of the meeting including the correction that Beverley McClean’s presentation took place before the meeting was declared open. Continue reading


PC Minutes 14th April 2015


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th April 2015

Present: Jinny Gale, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis, Netty Knill-Jones, John Walker, Robert Davidson and 5 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Bob Holmes, Rob Surface, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Zone Wardens – are on a severe dog fouling campaign and have approximately 60 prosecutions pending at present.  Any sightings and/or information of culprits should be reported to our Zone Warden on 07967 692030.

Ditch clearance of debris and rubbish is the responsibility of the landowner and we would request that this is carried out in all our villages in a bid for efficient water flow and pleasant viewing for all.  Residents forming groups for litter picking are encouraged by the Zones Wardens who will assist with equipment etc.

Borough Councillors: The LCM (Local Community Meetings which replaces the NAP) was attended at West Mersea Town Council offices where two Police were in attendance and a Zone Warden. These are held about every 6-8 weeks and there is an Action List so that matter of concern to the parish council can be added. To remind everyone for matters of an urgent nature 999 should be phoned or for non-urgent matters 101.

Recycling bags are now being delivered but if you have not received them by the end of May ring CBC on 282700 during the first 2 weeks of June.

Following the Boundary Commission’s Electoral Review of Colchester the boundaries for us have not changed, Peldon is in Mersea and Pyefleet, the Wigboroughs, Salcott and Virley are in Marks Tey and Layer. Final Recommendations

Public-Have Your Say: Rubbish is often put out the night before the collection day and, owing to various wildlife, is sometimes ripped apart and strewn all along the road and ditches. The Parish Council would request that rubbish is put out on the day of collection before 7am as advised by CBC.  Identifiable names and addresses from any such litter will be passed on to the Zone Wardens.  Bag hoops were requested for assisting with litter picking by our Peldon volunteers.  The fingerpost at the Old Kings Head junction needs to be reinstated very soon in a bid to prevent more accidents happening there.  Anyone can report highways defects on the ECC website ‘Report a highway problem’ or for an emergency problem ring 0845 603 7631.

Enquiries were made about the opening of a footpath in Peldon and we are advised that it will be sometime in the future when hedges have grown up.  It was reported that horse riding had taken place on this footpath but this should not have happened. The footpath in question will be brought up at the next Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way meeting.

The Parish Council gives its full backing and support to the new Peldon Village Hall plans and submits them to CBC.  John proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed except Phil and Jinny who declared an interest and took no part in the decision.

Thanks were expressed to Robert for all his help and work on the village hall site in readiness for the new building, who in turn expressed that it was a good team effort.

The hedge fronting Peldon Farm houses will be managed to keep it in good order.

Declarations of Interest: Phil and Jinny as members of the Wigboroughs Village Hall Management Committee.

1. Salcott Flooding: Phone calls have taken place between the PC and Environment Agency and with information to be collated EA will be in touch in due course for the next stage of action.  

2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: No report from Peldon but this will be chased up. The basketball pad at Salcott is cracked and will be addressed shortly. The annual inspection will be taking place soon and will include the new equipment. 

3. Affordable Housing: It was agreed that it was a too early for another survey to be carried out now and we will revisit the matter in a few years’ time with a possible survey that suits our particular villages. RCCE will be contacted accordingly.

4. Footpaths in Peldon: We are receiving ECC assistance with surfacing footpath 13 (Church Road to St Ives Road) and the Moss Hay footpath will also be addressed in the near future.

5. Speed Watch in Peldon: Is still taking place for possible useful data.

6. Co-opting a Peldon Councillor: We have received interest from one person, Liz Davidson, who will be gladly welcomed and co-opted onto the parish council at the May meeting.

7. Abberton Reservoir: Completion work still takes place behind the scenes. The Grand Opening is in June when Sir David Attenborough will be the opening guest.

8. Broadband: More are being connected and the launch at Salcott and Virley will follow soon.

9. Actions and Reminders List: Updated and to include that owing to unforeseen circumstances an alternative internal auditor will be sought this year.


1. Salcott resident phone call on various issues was noted but a letter is required for matters to be considered for any further action.

Planning Applications

150358 Proposal: Gable to existing roof side elevation to improve feasibility loft area enlarging bedroom slightly at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
150625 Proposal: Removal of 3 no. existing barns/piggeries and hard standing to be replaced with a re-sited proposed feed and storage barn at The Grove, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough

Planning Decisions:

150112 Proposal: Demolition of existing ground floor extension. Erection of two storey rear extension and first floor side extension at 6 Peldon Crescent, Mersea Road, PeldonApprove conditional
146271 (& 150092 Listed Building application) Proposal: Installation of 3KW solar photo voltaic system 2 rows of 6 panels located on inner west and inner east facing pitches of a M roof at Malting Cottage, Malting Road, PeldonApprove conditional
150363 Proposal: 2 storey extension to provide ground WC utility and study, first floor bedroom and ensuite. Demolition of existing garage and external WC at 2 Sharlands Row, The Street, SalcottApprove conditional
146351 Proposal: Erection of detached two and a half storey dwelling with all habitable accommodation at first and second floor levels at Salcot Cottages, The Street, SalcottApprove conditional


101824 R S Pullen – April salary£375.65
101825 R S Pullen – office expenses- heat light, etc£250.00
101826 Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
101827 CALC – annual subs£35.00
101828 T Simmons – play insp, grass cut, Peldon hedge planting£135.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 12th May 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall which will also be the Annual Assembly Meeting


PC Agenda 14th April 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 14th April 2015

Apologies for absence: Bob Holmes

Minutes of the last meeting

Zone Wardens Report – to include ditch clearance responsibilities

Borough and County Councillors

Public-Have Your Say

Declarations of Interest

Items for Discussion

1.   Salcott Flooding

  • Update on any further correspondence and/or meetings received or taken place.

2.   Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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

3.   Affordable Housing

  • RCCE enquiring as to whether we should carry out another  housing needs survey nearly 5 years on from the last and also Moira offering to attend a meeting
  • Decision required: Should we carry out another Housing Needs Survey?
  • Decision required: If so should we do any work to promote this in advance?
  • Decision required: Should we ask Moira to attend a future meeting?

4.   Footpaths in Peldon

  • Progress on Footpath 13 from Church Road to St Ives Road
  • Any others to be discussed

5.   Speed Watch in Peldon

  • Have we enough data now for ECC to use to assess need for survey strips?

6.   Co-opting a Peldon Councillor

  • Have we received any interest?

7.   Abberton Reservoir Rights of Way – update

8.   Broadband – update

9.   Actions and Reminders List – update


1. Salcott resident phone call on various issues.

2. Local Government Boundary Commission – Electoral Review of Colchester Borough Council – Final Recommendations

Planning Applications
150358 Proposal: Gable to existing roof side elevation to improve feasibility loft area enlarging bedroom slightly at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
Planning Decisions:
150112 Proposal: Demolition of existing ground floor extension. Erection of two storey rear extension and first floor side extension at 6 Peldon Crescent, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
146271 (& 150092 Listed Building application) Proposal: Installation of 3KW solar photo voltaic system 2 rows of 6 panels located on inner west and inner east facing pitches of a M roof at Malting Cottage, Malting Road, Peldon – Approve conditional


101824 R S Pullen – April salary£375.65
101825 R S Pullen – office expenses- heat light, etc£250.00
101826 Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
101827 CALC – annual subs£35.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 12th May 2015 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall which will also be the Annual Assembly Meeting


PAWS April – Child’s Play to radio host

Rachel Sloane

Our speaker for April was Rachel Sloane, a well-known radio presenter for Radio Suffolk.

Rachel started her working career as a nursery nurse on a children’s ward in Ipswich and was then asked by Radio Orwell to do a weekly feature on children.  For the next 4 years she did a 15-minute slot called ‘Childs Play’.  She was so successful at this that she was then asked to present a two-hour programme in the early morning, which dealt with current affairs and involved phone-in spots.  The phone calls were vetted by a team of telephonists, who then advise as to who should be put through to the live programme.  Inevitably some people who phone in are abusive or just boring, so Rachel quickly learnt how to terminate the call.  After 9 years with Radio Orwell, Rachel joined BBC Radio Suffolk and presented ‘Talk About’, which was a magazine programme, and later ‘Public Eye’, which was a consumer programme.  After 23 years as a radio presenter and producer she set up her own company with the help of her retired policeman husband, called Rachel Sloane Partnerships Ltd.  The company trains people in public speaking, hosts conferences and provides keynote speakers for various events.

During her career Rachel has interviewed a variety of people and groups and has had some very funny and embarrassing moments, and has occasionally had to ad lib to save inappropriate language and behaviour on live programmes.  She now steps in to host the morning programme on Radio Suffolk when she is not helping on cruises or organising events.

Rachel stayed to talk to members in the refreshment break.

Our next get together is on 27th May when P. Parker will be our speaker with the subject of “Wheelchair to Windsurfer”.  Currently membership is full but visitors are very welcome at the cost of £3.50 which includes refreshments.

Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of this website.  If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring one of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510, Jane Banks 01206 735004 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.




PC Minutes 8th April 2014


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th April 2014

Present: Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jinny Gale, Charles Dymond, Andy Beharrell, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis, John Jowers, 1 Zone Warden, 1 Police Officer and 8 members of the public

Apologies for absence: John Walker, Kevin Bentley

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Police Report: There were several incidents this last month including theft from a vehicle, a trailer theft, a car accident and a burglary in Colchester Road, Great Wigborough. Please report anyone looking suspicious at the time and also be vigilant and lock up securely when going out.

Zone Wardens Report: They are prosecuting culprits of dog fouling from other local areas and will from our villages if caught.  Missing road signs will be reported again.

Borough Councillors: Simon High, CBC Highways and Drainage Technician, has made another site visit to Salcott to assess the situation where a pipe has been installed to help alleviate the potential flooding problems.

CBC Conservation Team has been consulted with regard to the proposed Solar Park.

S106 monies available for Salcott from developments have been allocated to the village hall for improvements to the kitchen area.

County Councillor: More money has been allocated for flooding issues, attention to Barnhall Road is being brought up and potholes are being attended to more vigorously. Minerals and Waste Plans are receiving attention. The Police and Crime Panel will not receive increased funding so PCSOs will be relied on. Missing finger posts and white lines will be chased up.

Public-Have Your Say: The superfast broadband has been installed in a house in Great Wigborough and the residents expressed their thanks to the Parish Council which will be passed on to John for his major part in organising the project. However, the installation had not been as smooth as they would have liked and a Peldon resident who has also subscribed to the new system mentioned that his broadband speed was quite variable at times. See below in the broadband report (Item 2).

Jinny was also thanked for her brilliant parish council email service informing residents of certain matters of interest.

The ditch along Maldon Road, Great Wigborough has recently been dug out and it was noted that this is an extremely poor job with regard to natural flow of water.

It was mentioned that there had been inaccuracies on the Solar Park with correspondence on the proposed application with regard to the positioning of the actual solar panels.

Declarations of Interest: None

1. Parish Councillor Vacancies – we have one for Virley and one for Peldon for which we have received interest; although anyone can apply for any of the wards (Peldon, Gt & Lt Wig, Salcott and Virley).  In May Charles will be chairman and Lynne the vice chairman for a two year period.
2. Broadband update – John sent a report that was read out on how the project is progressing with more CAPs being installed and customers signing up. There have been a few network problems which the engineers are busily trying to sort out.
3. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – the annual inspection will take place in the next week or so. There are a couple of minor matters on the Salcott equipment that will be addressed shortly.

4. Peldon Garage Site Houses – the Parish Council will write to CBC Planning Dept. to express our dissatisfaction about the height of the houses which we did mention when we were first consulted and also an apology for any errors made would not go amiss.

5. Abberton Reservoir Community Fund, Rights of Way Meeting – the reservoir work is now finished and the water level is at 19 metres and will be increased to 20.3 metres next year; monitors are in place to look at bunds and money allocated for education is yet to be decided.  The footpath is a major project that required a qualified manager to see it through; this position is yet to be filled.  The Community Fund is all but spent with the last few projects getting the go-ahead. 

6. Actions and Reminders List updated

Planning Applications:
142473Proposal: Listed building application for removal of internal door between bar and conservatory, removal of internal door between kitchen and passage, removal of internal ‘Essex’ cupboard and addition of ‘Peldon Rose’ sign to front elevation at the Peldon Rose
142947Proposal: Replacement dwelling, resubmission of 131529 at Hill Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough
143677Proposal: Erection of single storey rear conservatory extension at Ashleigh, Lower Road, Peldon


Proposal: Erection of detached granny annexe and extension to existing storage building at Homeview, Mersea Road, Peldon
Planning Decisions:
140346Proposal: Erection of glazed link between approved outbuilding and existing dwelling at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon    Approve


101760 R S Pullen – salary for April£367.57
101761 R S Pullenoffice expenses (heat, light, etc)£250.00
101762 Peldon Village Hall – hire£80.00
101763 EALC & NALC – subs£284.08
101764 T Simmons – 3 x play insp and 2 x grass cuts£180.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 13th May 2014 at 7.30pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough which will also be the Annual Parish Meeting


Road closures week commencing 15th April 2013

road-closure-april-2013We have been advised by Essex County Council’s Highways team that the following roads will be closed from Monday 15th April for a period of 5 days:

  • Abberton Road Layer de la Haye, 
  • Layer Road Abberton, and 
  • Oxley Hill Abberton, Colchester

… from the junction with Bounstead Road to the junction with Mersea Road B1025 (see map).  The closure is to facilitate urgent road repairs.  Access to property will be maintained during the closure.

If this affects you, ECC advise an alternate route is recommended via:

  • B1025 Mersea Road Colchester, 
  • Berechurch Hall Road Colchester 
  • Bounstead Road Colchester, and vice versa.

PC Minutes 9th April 2013


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2013.

Present: Charles Dymond, Jane Banks, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis (chair), Jinny Gale, John Walker, Andy Beharrell, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Kevin Bentley, 2 Zone Wardens and 2 member of the public.

Apologies for absence: Andrew Ellis, Police

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Police: A report was received in their absence listing a number of minor incidents.  There had been several thefts and attempted thefts from sheds in Peldon Crescent.  Also two suspicious males have been offering to sell, at various places in our villages, chainsaws and the like from the back of a small black vehicle.

Borough & County Councillors: Owing to one of the worst winters on record, it has proved particularly difficult for the resulting highways defects to be repaired but our councillors have been working hard to report the really bad potholes and collapsed verges in order for a speedy repair so do please continue to report them.  More money has been allocated for this repair work so, hopefully with improving weather, we will see the result everywhere eventually.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – mostly in good order, the missing life belt for Salcott creek has been bought and will be fitted in the near future.  A request for the Salcott meadow grass to be cut was discussed but agreed it would be done when appropriate.  The Community Service working party has not been able to continue the work of clearing the growth around the footpath owing to the bad weather but will do so when possible.
  2. Request to use the meadow at Salcott for wedding celebrations is still being discussed with the participants as their plans for the celebrations has changed a couple of times and they are now consulting the marquee company for their insurance details to comply with ours.
  3. Zone Wardens continue to assist us wherever they can and have carried out some rubbish clearance work for us.  They have very kindly offered us a bench that will be erected on Moss Hay.  They are also helping in our quest to get all broken or missing road and footpath signs reinstated and a new dog fouling sign.  Their details of drop-in coffee mornings and where and when you can collect clear refuse bags and green boxes are on the CBC website.
  4. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Group and Community Fund: The last section of the work on the causeway is taking place.  A footpath in Layer has been approved for the fund and the Abberton and District Cricket Club application is to be improved.
  5. CALC meeting was attended by our representative and Nicky proposed, Jane seconded and all agreed to keep up with our membership at a cost of £35 as it does keep us in the loop of certain important matter.
  6. Broadband update report – stage 2 is now underway, a launch event is scheduled for June at Peldon Village Hall and could hopefully be incorporated with an Abberton Reservoir Footpath consultation event.
  7. Actions and Reminders List – the parish council has written a letter to ECC Highways to express our extreme dissatisfaction of the condition of our roads. The diseased trees at Church Road, Peldon have been felled professionally; the owner of Pete Tye Common was informed of a certain property owner adjacent to the common of possibly fencing in more land than they actually own.
Planning Applications:
130474Proposal: Application for a new planning permission to replace extant planning permission 100458 in order to extend the time limit for implementation of two storey side and rear extension at Leeward, Church Road, Peldon
130557Proposal: Single storey dependent relative annex and structural support to existing dwelling, resubmission of applications 110912 and 121258 at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott


Proposal: Alterations and extension to first floor over the existing single storey element to provide an additional bedroom and en-suite facility at Honeywood, Mersea Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:
130147Proposal: Single storey side extension at Willow Creek Farm, Colchester Road, Virley
Permission Granted
130150Proposal: New outbuilding to provide tractor/cow shed and demolition of 2no. existing outbuildings at Willow Creek Farm, Colchester Road, Virley
Permission Granted
130116Proposal: Infill extension to form additional bedroom for use by existing residents’ children, in part replacing former demolished extension, resubmission of 121120 at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
Permission Refused
130141 Proposal: Single storey rear extension to form study at Bluebell Cottage, Mersea Road, Peldon
Permission Granted

The next meeting will be The Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Parish Council Meeting held at Peldon Village Hall on Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 7.30pm.

Please be vigilant about securing your property following a spate of thefts and attempted thefts from sheds and outbuildings in Peldon.  Also please report to the Police (dial 101) any sightings or visits from vehicles selling equipment from the back of the vehicles.


PC Minutes 10th April 2012


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th April 2012.

Present: Jane Banks, John Walker, Nicky Ellis, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill Jones and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis, Charles Dymond, Jinny Gale

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the vice chairman with the alteration at 6. Broadband update to say ‘It was agreed by all to give Phil a mandate to vote for this at the meeting and John Walker to represent us’ in our bid……..

Borough Councillors: Simon High, from CBC Street and Leisure Services, is making good progress with organizing ditch clearance in Great Wigborough and hopefully will pursue residents in Salcott for similar work to be carried out in order to assist with potential flooding issues.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

1. Police – no reports of crimes to our knowledge.

2. Gold Edition Magazine – cost will be the same as last year, John will organize the cover as before and as usual it will be delivered to all the houses in our five villages by various willing volunteers. This edition will include the Chairman’s and the year’s financial reports.

3. Playgrounds and fields – any outstanding work in the playgrounds will be carried out shortly.  Volunteers will be asked to assist in collecting the old bark from Salcott play area and take to Peldon. Following that the rubber clipping can be arranged for Salcott.  Volunteers will also be sort to help clear the ditch on Moss Hay, overgrown shrubbery will be cut back in the autumn and the basket ball area assessed for safety, repairs and obtaining a grant. There has been dog fouling again on Moss Hay.  This is dangerous to children’s health and very unpleasant for all so please pick up your dog’s mess.  We will report to the dog warden any culprits we hear of.

4. Website update – progress is being made.

5. Abberton Reservoir Expansion, Community Funds & Rights of Way – if all goes to plan the new road will be opened on Saturday. For the time being the old road from Layer Church will be used for access to the Visitor Centre. The water level in the reservoir will take a couple of years to adjust and be established.  Our well presented application for funding has been accepted and funds granted (see Broadband below).  Footpaths have yet to be sorted as that cannot be done until nearing completion of the main works. John offered to be our representative on the Rights of Way Committee when formed.

6. Broadband update – we have received confirmation that funding is available from the 106 Reservoir agreement to create hi-speed internet wireless network in the Winstred 100, the network will include Layer Breton.  This will give our villages internet speed equivalent to the UK’s largest cities and access to ‘urban’ style online facilities including TV, films, video links, free phone calls etc. This gift is a unique opportunity, most rural areas in the UK will not ever in the foreseeable future benefit from this kind of facility.

7. CBC Emergency Planning Meeting – was attended and their main objective is forming lists of appropriate people to be of use in an emergency.  Our updated plan when finished will be sent to CBC for advice and or approval.

8. Flooding matters update – as above in Borough Councillors

9. Standing Orders – Phil proposed, Jane seconded and all agreed for the small change in the wording in our Standing Orders be adopted.  This accommodates for a situation where the chair cannot be found for one reason or another from our usual order of rotation of the villages.

10. Actions and Reminders List – updated

11. Complaint to CBC about the Parish Councillors – It was noted that Mr Bevan has lodged a formal complaint with CBC about all the members of the Parish Council.  The complaint is related to planning issues.  The Parish Council does not believe that there is any substance in the complaint but will, of course, co-operate fully with the relevant authorities who will investigate it.

12. Salcott crossroads bus shelter – many thanks were given to Terry Simmons for doing such a splendid job of modifying this bus shelter to make it more weather-proof for users.  We hope to put a photo of the finished result on the website.

    Planning Applications:

    120507 Proposal: Replacement front garden wall and improved vehicular access to residential area frontage only. Resubmission of 111830 at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

    120496 Proposal: Listed building application for extension of eaves storage floor 1.2m and restoration of original interior dividing wall to remove safety hazard. Original and reclaimed material will be used to match existing beams, floor and walls at Priests House, Church, Peldon

    120533 Proposal: Demolition of existing dwelling. Proposed four bedroom dwelling and detached garage at Rolls Farm, Peldon Road, Peldon

    120580 Proposal: Variation of condition 3 of planning permission 102366 to allow for amended ridge height of extension due to design fault on approved scheme at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

    Planning Decisions:

    120170 Proposal: Installation of photovoltaic solar panels on land to rear of farm buildings at Sherwins Farm, Abbots Wick Lane, Great Wigborough – Permission Granted

    120215 Proposal: Retrospective application for a change of use of land from agricultural to domestic garden. Bringing fenced border in line with other properties at land adjacent to Magpies and Hepzibah, Church Road, Peldon – Permission Granted

    120242 Proposal: 1st floor extension to rear over existing g/floor flat roof. Extension to side using same ground floor area with first floor above to existing rear build line. Ground floor extension to front for new entrance hall. Resubmission of 112023 at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon – Permission Granted


    101653 – R S Pullen – use of office, heat, light, etc.                                                 £250.00

    101654 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for April                                                                £353.53

    101655 – EALC and NALC – annual subs                                                                  £288.79

    101656 – CALC – annual subs                                                                                  £35.00

    101657 – Peldon Village Hall – hire                                                                           £80.00

    101658 – T Simmons – play insp, grass cut, weeding, bus shelter alterations                £725.00

    The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tues 8th May 2012 at 7.30pm and will be the Annual Parish Meeting and AGM


    PC Minutes 12th April 2011


    Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

    Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th April 2011.

    Present: Les Lapwood, Jane Banks, Charles Dymond, Lynne Simmons, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Kevin Bentley, John Jowers and 2 members of public

    Apologies for absence: Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis

    Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

    Borough Councillors: Flytipping is a serious problem at present and CBC is working hard to clear up dumped rubbish quickly and also investigate the perpetrators so that they can be prosecuted.  Pete Tye Common is constantly being targeted by offenders and had got quite untidy all over the car park.  The Parish Council would like to express their thanks to the Tamblyns for making an extremely good job of clearing up all the loose bits and pieces that had been left from endless dumping and collecting.

    More applications for Abberton Reservoir Community Fund should be submitted and the procedure for processing applications will be improved. It is felt that Peldon Village Hall should get a decent amount of the funds as it has and will be in the future used for communicating to the public on matters relating to the reservoir works.

    The government has allocated a large sum of money for getting all the pot holes mended. In this area the materials used have now been improved and in general and where possible all the pot holes in one road are mended together.

    County Councillors: The Localism Bill will probably be passed in November which will bring certain responsibilities back to community level, planning being one them. More training from CBC for parish councillors will be required. The levy on building houses will help to ensure the infrastructure is in place for new developments.

    The Big Society Fund is available for rapid response for urgent needs projects.  ECC has saved a large amount of money from backroom jobs rather than shutting libraries, etc.

    Community Asset Transfer will release money to give back more to rural villages.

    Public-Have Your Say: None

    Declarations of Interest: None

    1. Affordable Housing – one or two discrepancies were found in the RCCE Survey Report that have since been corrected.  At our workshop the level of response was looked at closely and enough people did have their say to process the results and arrive at a stage for a decision.  With a relatively good return of surveys at 28% there was not an overwhelming for or against affordable housing.  Therefore Phil proposed, Charles seconded and all agreed that there hasn’t been proved an adequate need for affordable housing in our villages at this time.  But the parish council would hope to look at the matter in 5 year’s time.  We will inform RCCE of our decision and thank them for their time and effort on this. 
    2. Individual roles for individual Parish Councillors – some parish councillors already take on certain roles particularly with meeting attendance and this will continue with others taking turns on occasions.  Keeping an eye on the playgrounds will be taken on by two parish councillors, setting up of the halls for our meetings will be shared by all and the wide subject of communications will need more time to consider properly.  Our finances and budgeting will be more closely looked at in these times of cut backs and our Emergency Plan will be brought up to date and then passed on to one or two parish councillors to keep updated and attend the CBC meetings. Organizing training is another subject that can be the responsibility of one parish councillor.
    3. Abberton Reservoir Liaison Meeting – was attended by two parish councillors this time.  Work has been delayed due to bad weather but has now resumed including work on the B1026, ballast and clay extraction and pipe work. Thanks to our chairman for completing the very complicated application process we have been awarded a grant from the Community Fund to help improve the Parish Council website as this is one way of communicating to the public on the reservoir works.
    4. Land outside the Peldon Church – following an enquiry on ownership and registering this land so that the Church could lay pipe work underground, a letter has been sent to the Church Warden to explain our position on this and a phone call of thanks followed.  The ownership of this land is not established and therefore it cannot be registered.
    5. Salcott crossroads bus shelter alterations – the manufacturers who are supplying the timber will be contacted again for a delivery date. 
    6. Dog Fouling on Moss Hay – a great deal of time and effort has taken place so far to try and eliminate this problem.  Paint spraying round messes and visiting to keep a watchful eye has been carried out on numerous occasions. There is some progress but there are some dog owners that are still being irresponsible and inconsiderate.  New signage is being made and will be erected soon. 
    7. Wigboroughs Village Hall – a grant has been obtained from ECC for this project and a small sum from CBC for the use of the car park for the election. The Parish Council can now be reimbursed for the money it has spent so far. Work can now carry on with this project, to form a management committee and then establish the people’s opinions as what should happen to this dilapidated building.
    8. Actions and Reminders – updated



    110058 Proposal: Erection of 5 houses with garages at former Peldon Garage site

    110076 Proposal: Demolition of existing village hall and erection of new at Peldon

    110554 Proposal: Rear facing dormer over converted garage to form dressing room at The Anchorage, Lower Road, Peldon

    110534 Proposal: Construction of a 40m x 20m equestrian ménage for domestic use in field to rear of 2 Sherwins Cottages at 2 Sherwins Cottages, Abbots Wick Road, Great Wigborough


    Planning Decisions:

    102622 Proposal: Certificate of lawful use for existing use of land as private garden at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott has been granted

    110185 Proposal: Erection of 50cm freesat dish on chimney facing east, top to be less than 60cm above ridge of roof at Sampton Wick, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Permission Refused

    110220 Proposal: 2 storey side and rear extension at Wayside Cottage, Colchester Road, Virley – Permission Granted

    110232 Proposal: Reinstatement of previous solid floor construction across ground floor at Moor Farm, Colchester Road, Peldon – Consent given

    110105 Proposal: Garage extension at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon – Permission Granted



    101597 – CALC – annual subs                                                                                     £35.00

    101598 – EALC & NALC – annual subs                                                                        £277.45

    101599 – B J Gooding – play insp x 3                                                                           £90.00

    101600 – R S Pullen – office use, heat, light, etc.                                                        £250.00

    101601 – R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for April                                                                   £353.53

    101602 – R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses, paper, ink, travel, etc                                       £160.87

    101603 – Anglia Inspection Services Ltd. – Playgrounds annual inspection                       £186.00

    101604 – T Simmons – play insp x 2, grass cut                                                         £100.00

    The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tues 10th May 2011 at 7.30pm and will be the Parish Assembly and AGM.


    PC Minutes 13th April 2010


    Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

    Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council  held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th April 2010.

    Present: Frances Fergus, Jane Banks, Lynne Simmons, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Sam Knill Jones, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bradshaw, Kevin Bentley, Terry Sutton, Police Officer Mel Wilson and 3 members of the public

    Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Andrew Ellis

    Minutes of the last meeting: were agreed and signed by the chairman with the correction to ‘brown field sites’ at the end of County Councillor’s section.

    Borough Councillors: The meeting to be arranged with ECC Highways, Anglian Water Authority, Borough and Parish Councillors on the matter of Salcott flooding will probably be in July. With regard to ditches and drains etc. who owns what or and is responsible for needs to be clarified.

    Temporary pothole repairs are starting to fall out but permanent ones are gradually being done.

    Certain areas such as the top end of School Lane need serious attention.

    The reservoir expansion is keeping pretty much to plan with a couple of minor hiccups that have been addressed, a footpath in Layer was blocked and works vehicles had driven through Birch, contrary to the Traffic Management Plan.

    The latest appeal of the refusal of a planning application for Bellwood is to be heard in the near future.

    Two missing road signs near Salcott crossroads will be dealt with.

    Terry Sutton, the new Conservative candidate for Pyefleet was introduced to us as Robert Davidson is standing down.

    Police Report: 3 crime incidents took place, Farm Watch is in operation and speed checks are taking place in various locations.  More training with use of a speed gun will be taking place.  Police numbers for reporting crimes or suspicious behaviour 999 for emergencies only, 0300 333 4444 or local police mobile 07966 197404.

    The accident that took place in Church Road, Peldon where a car drove into a house and a parked vehicle opposite which may have contributed to this occurrence is being dealt with. The incident of an unsavoury character in a tractor is also being dealt with.

    Public – Have Your Say: Butchers View footpath has been driven along, possibly by a 4×4, has made a mess. A lockable post will be fitted at the St Ives Road end to prevent this from happening again.  Great Wigborough Church sign has fallen down and will be mended.

    Declarations of Interest: Jinny and Phil with item 12.

    1. Parish Council Elections – there will be an election for Peldon as more people applied than there are places, Virley will be advertised again as there are no candidates, Salcott and the Wigboroughs have one each which is acceptable.  We are unhappy that the parish council elections will be held 3 weeks after the general and borough elections from a cost and people turning out to vote point of view, but it is government policy.  Jinny thanked Robert, Sam and Kevin who are standing down and expressed our gratitude for their efforts and knowledge, in Robert’s case, for many years.  They will be missed by us all.
      CBC is considering having Whole Council Elections starting next year which would bring in line all parish and borough elections together that will be carried out every 4 years.  We are all in agreement with this.
    2. CALC – report from meeting to be circulated amongst us.
    3. Abberton Reservoir and Essex Wildlife Trust – nothing further to add.
    4. Town and Parish Grant Scheme – we received £2000 towards a new basket ball pad at Peldon.  Quotes and further funding will be sort and discussed at the next meeting.
    5. BTCV – works at Moss Hay has been completed and most of the rubbish taken away.
    6. Playgrounds – outstanding repairs and maintenance at Peldon will be carried out shortly, the annual inspection will follow. Drainage from the play area to the ditch next to the footpath was suggested and this will be investigated.  The Salcott equipment needs painting, the cost of which will be presented in due course.
    7. Peldon Festival – it is hoped that the playground will be looking smart and the footpath improvements completed, and also that Peldon parish councillors will be in attendance.
    8. Flooding – forthcoming meeting mentioned earlier. Water Awareness Session to be advertised which will be on Tuesday 27th April 2010 at 7.30pm in Salcott Village Hall
    9. Life belt for Salcott creek – an additional one has been bought, Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to accept Terry’s price for erecting this which will be done soon.
    10. Salcott bus shelter – ways to improve it for use in bad weather was discussed and a design and costing will be presented which will then have to be agreed by ECC Highways Dept.
    11. Adoption of Salcott & Wigborough telephone boxes is being carried out with a view to sell the Wigborough box after, which will be advertised for anyone interested.
    12. Wigborough Village Hall – a meeting is to be arranged to suit all those interested in this matter.
    13. Strategic Land Acquisition in Peldon – the land in question, that’s known as the ‘triangle’, is not for sale and the parish council does not have money for this kind of project but after consulting our VDS questionnaire replies it may be that we seek help from CBC to acquire some sort of protection order for this land to preserve its natural status.
    14. Theatre Tickets donated by the Water Board for the Mercury Theatre may be used as prizes for filling in our forthcoming Affordable Housing questionnaire.
    15. CBC – Colchester’s Annual Spring Clean 19 April-2 May 2010 – Peldon and Salcott have volunteers for litter picking for which we are very grateful.  Other areas, such as near the Old Kings Head, need attention and anybody volunteering would be given the appropriate equipment include visibility jacket.
    16. Annual Report and distribution to be discussed with Bill.  Due to the postponed parish council elections this will be a month later than last year.
    17. Website is up and running with improvements and additions constantly being made.
    18. Rolling Actions and Reminders List – updated.


    100427 Proposal: Demolition of existing single storey garage and extension to chalet bungalow to provide extra bedroom and living space 1 ½ storey extension at Rowans, Peldon

    100458 Proposal: Two storey side and rear extension at Leeward, Church Road, Peldon

    100503 Proposal: For the erection of a one bay timber framed car port with small log store/shelter to rear of the construction. Timber frame to be open on two sides with one number weatherboard to the side and back delineating the log store. Existing dilapidated post-war garage to be demolished and removed from the site before car port can be constructed at Cobb Cottage, The Street, Salcott

    100639 Proposal: Convert loft of detached bungalow by replacing existing trusses in order to create two bedrooms with sanitary accommodation. Addition of front porch, re-position garage doors at Longacre, School Lane, Great Wigborough

    Planning Decisions:

    091446 Proposal: Repairs and improvements at Moor Farm, Colchester Road, Peldon  –  Consent Granted

    100161 Proposal: Removal of condition 2 of planning permission 072151 at HOS Plant Ltd. St Ives Road, Peldon will be considered by CBC Planning Committee in the Town Hall at 6pm on 15th April 2010.


    101533 R S Pullen  –  clerk’s fees for April                                                           £353.53

    101534 R S Pullen  –  office use (heat, light, etc.)                                               £250.00

    101535 R S Pullen  –  clerk’s expenses (paper, ink, postage, etc.)                          £194.33

    101536 EALC  –  annual subs (including NALC)                                                     £267.21

    101537 B T Payphones  –  adoption of Salcott and Wigborough boxes                       £2.00

    101538 BTCV  –  clearance work at Moss Hay                                                      £411.25

    101539 T Simmons  –  2 x cuts of Salcott meadow and 1 play area insp.                 £110.00

    The next meeting will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 11th May 2010 7.30pm