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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 8th November 2022

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 8th November 2022 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the meeting held on 11th October 2022 were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: Both Borough and County Councillors have Locality Budget funds to allocate. Constituency boundaries are being considered but ours will probably remain the same. There is energy support for those who are in need and details can be found on CBC website.

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PC Minutes 9th November 2021

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 9th November 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Robert Kean, John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Catherine Sprott, Jinny Gale, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: None

Minutes of September meeting and cancellation notice of October meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: CBC Planning Department is struggling to keep up to date owing to a shortage of workforce. The Chief Executive is retiring and applications for the position are now being accepted. CBC is now operating a click and collect system for extra bins, bags. etc. Mersea Council Office being one of the collection points. The parish council soldiers are still out for this year but will be collected later in the year for storage and safe keeping.

County Councillor Report: ECC is dealing with climate change and one of the projects is an aim to have electric car battery charging points in all towns across Essex. Levelling up and equal opportunities is another main focus with deprivation in all forms such as education, living affordability including giving out meal vouchers for eligible children, isolation with regard to lack of accessible amenities and public transport.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for item 1. grass cutting.

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Salcott playground and field are in good order.
  • Peldon new playground project began this week and so the field may suffer from vehicles being driven on it but will recover in time.
  • Special thanks were expressed to James Faulkner and Gary Taylor for their brilliant dismantling and disposing work. A small charge was agreed and will be paid for labour.
  • The new Peldon playground will be opened by Robert Davidson, Colchester Mayor with as many local children in attendance as possible to help with the opening. We will have a better idea shortly of when this might be for advertising purposes.
  • Quotes for grass cutting have been received and it is hoped for more and then will be discussed via email so that a decision can be made reasonably soon.

2.  Speed Camera:

We will revisit the possibility of purchasing a Radar Speen Sign for somewhere in the parish in the new year when we have a clearer vision of the total cost of sign and installation and therefore, affordability.

3.  Great Wigborough Village Sign

is being refurbished and will be reinstated in due course. The total cost has been reclaimed from the car driver who drove into it through our insurance company.

4.  Actions and reminder List –

Updated

Planning Applications:

210943

Appeal Lodged against refusal by CBC for retrospective application for demolition of 1.8m (6ft) fence and replacement with brick wall at Pete Tye Cottage, Colchester Road, Peldon

213054

Proposal: Replacement of an agricultural building with a new dwelling (in lieu of Prior Approval subject of application 210657) at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection

Planning Decisions:

211343

Proposal:  Erection of rear two storey extension to dwelling. Demolition of   existing garage and erection of detached 2 bay garage structure at Hillside House, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

212502

Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation at The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

212582

Proposal: Vary condition 2 of permission 192329 at Great Wigborough Village Hall site, School Lane Approve conditional

212008

Proposal: Redevelopment of extension and existing offices at Island Landscapes, Mersea Road, Peldon – Withdrawn

Finances: Summary to date plus schedule for payments:

Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts (878)

£96.00

R S Pullen – November salary

£500.00

D A Page – Moss Hay grass cutting

£288.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 7.30pm in the meeting room Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall

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Winstred100 PC Agenda 9th November 2021

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 9th November 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Masks are compulsory unless exempt

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

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PC Minutes – 9th July 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019.

Present: Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys, John Walker, Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, Dave Piper, Lead Ranger for Essex and Suffolk Countryside and 32 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis, Jackie McClean, Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Dave Taylor

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

Zone Warden Report: None received and no outstanding issues as the horsebox at Pete Tye Common will be moving on. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 9th July 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th July 2019 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  National Trust at Copt Hall Lane

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PC Minutes – 14th May 2019

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 on Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys, John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gail, Phil Gladwin (chair), Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 5 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and no-one chose to speak at this time.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Liz proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed for Robert Kean to take the Chair for the next two years. Jinny proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for Wendy to be Vice-Chairman. Phil proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as the Responsible Financial Officer. The Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly signed.

Chairman’s Report: The parish council had dealt with numerous matters during the last year including various complaints, dog fouling issues, planning applications, highways problems and much more. Thanks, were expressed to everyone involved in getting the result for County Broadband to include our villages in the up and coming fibre investment. It was with great sadness that Lynne Simmons had died, she had served on the parish council for many years including chairmanship and was a great champion for Salcott and Virley matters. Thanks, were expressed to the Parish Councillors, Borough and County Councillors, Zone Wardens and the Clerk for their continuing hard work in getting matters resolved as and when they have cropped up. Thanks, were also expressed to Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit, Liz for grass cutting, Dave and Jack for playground maintenance and all the Litter Warriors in the villages. A special thank you was also given to the generous anonymous donor for legal fees costs required for completion with the Charities Commission including distributing of the funds from the old Wigs hall to the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall and to St Stephen’s Church which will be used to enhance the nave to improve its use as a venue for community events.

Financial Report was circulated to all at the meeting. No excessive spending had taken place this year therefore the Parish Council finances are in good order with a reasonable reserve.

Confirmation of membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC: It was agreed by all to continue membership of these bodies.

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

Zone Wardens are able to attend very few of our meetings now as they are required to carry out more duties in the town centre but they are always at hand should we need assistance with any matter.

Borough Councillor Report: Congratulations were expressed to Robert for taking the chair and Wendy for vice. Pat Moore won the seat for Mersea and Pyefleet at the last Borough Councillor election. With CIF’s new format funds could be available for repair work needed for our playgrounds. Peldon’s bus service for evenings and weekends may be lost owing to poor use. The old Lion pub site has been granted planning permission for dwellings and a small shop. CBC Local Plan is still no nearer to completion and the ECC Libraries consultation should soon be decided, volunteers for West Mersea are always welcome.

County Councillor Report: The CIF grants are available for any community organisation. Pavement repairs across the county are taking place. Raised bus curbs are being considered. Item 3 on the agenda was discussed at length.

Public-Have Your Say: A pavement to the new nursery was requested but is not possible due to ownership of the land involved. Enquiries were made about derelict barns and land on Wigborough Road but the parish council has no recent information. Flooding on Mersea Road and next to the Plough were mentioned again. Item 3 speeding in Great Wigborough was discussed later on by all.

Declarations of Interest: Liz for grass cutting on Moss Hay.

  1. Audit Return and Associated Compliances: Robert proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for the completion and signing of the Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statement, Certificate of Exemption 2018/19, noting the internal audit.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Certain repair and maintenance work was identified in the Annual Inspection Report for attention at both playgrounds therefore quotes and materials etc will be acquired and work carried out accordingly. The Community Working Group continue to work on the greens and hedges.
  3. Speeding in Great Wigborough: Following residents’ complaints, with an on-going petition taking place, speeding measures were requested and discussed at length, with much public participation, for Maldon Road at Great Wigborough where either end is 60mph, as is the normal limit for this category of road, and the complete disregard by many drivers, including council vehicles, for the 30mph when coming to the village and driving through Great Wigborough. Kevin Bentley, ECC Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, explained in detail what the statutory rules are for certain roads and the speed limits etc. He will however, endeavour to address the concerns and consult the Highways Panel Officer to consider possible measures that would help the situation such as advance warning signs, village gates, lengthen the extent of the 30mph limit and request consideration for a 40mph limit for the whole road from Salcott crossroads right through to Peldon.
  4. County Broadband: To note leaflet delivered to all the dwellings explaining that ultrafast fibre is one step nearer to being installed owing to sufficient pre-ordering from residents in all our villages and thanks were expressed to those who carried out leaflet drops to encourage people to sign up.
  5. Meeting Venues: A suggestion was discussed for future meetings to be held at the two halls only as Wigborough is now joined up with Peldon but it was agreed that, at least for now, we will keep it as it is and meet at Abbotts Hall Farm in turn as we have been doing.
  6. Moss Hay: Land registration documents will be looked into and letters sent to householders currently encroaching on Moss Hay land.
  7. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

190777 Proposal: Garden shed at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott
190957 Proposal: To decommission the existing cesspool that serves the existing home office, to install a new pumping station to transfer the foul waste from the home office and converted barn to the existing house drainage at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough
191005 Proposal: Extension to and conversion of existing garage to create annexe at Beavers Lodge, Lower Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

190356:Proposal: Variation of condition 3 (materials) of application 180680: change of tile specification at Wheatlands, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
190692 Proposal: Single storey rear extension at The Bungalow, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional

Finances:

102021 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May£455.14
102022 Mr T Newman – play insp. x 4£120.00
102023 CALC subs£35.00
102024 Anglia Inspection Services – annual playground inspection£234.00
102025 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd.£180.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th June 2018 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall  

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PC Agenda 14th May 2019

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 on Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited and can 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, welcomings and thank yous accordingly.   Continue reading

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PC Minutes – 9th April 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019

Present: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gail, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 2 members of public

Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor, Netty Knill-Jones, Clare Lauwerys

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

Zone Warden Report: The two dog bins at Copt Hall Lane are now installed in the correct places and thanks were expressed to the wardens for achieving this.

Borough Councillor Report: More money is being allocated to the Local Highways Panel for highways matters such as missing Continue reading

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PC Agenda 9th April 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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PC Minutes – 12th March 2019

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Present: Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and one member of public

Apologies for absence: Netty Knill-Jones, Dave Taylor

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

Zone Warden Report: The Great British Spring Clean is taking place during March and April and 14th April has been suggested for organising a community litter pick in one or all of our villages when the Zone Wardens can Continue reading

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