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PC Minutes 9th February 2021

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 February 2021 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Netty Knill Jones, Wendy Ritherdon, Jinny Gale, Catherine Sprott, John Walker, Liz Davidson, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Phil Gladwin, Kevin Bentley

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

County Councillor Report: Covid cases are reducing now, vaccinations are going well but any over 70s who have not received an invitation yet should contact their GP to book their vaccination.

Borough Councillors Reports: Thanks were expressed to Kevin for organising drain jetting and sucking out both in Peldon and Salcott.

Owing to the poor weather conditions if any refuse sacks are not collected by 5pm on the expected day they will be collected on the next appropriate week, either blue or green.

Part 1 of Draft Local Plan has been approved by CBC and will keep the number of new houses built to 920 per year. Part 2 will be examined in a couple of months, there is no housing proposed in our villages.

CBC Planning meeting is scheduled to take place on Zoom in June. There are no site visits taking place at present with regard to applications.

Council tax will probably rise as funding to services such as police will be increased.

The rainfall lately has been at least double the normal amount and therefore there has been excessive flooding everywhere.

Various matters reported to the parish council are being dealt with by CBC Enforcement.

Public-Have Your Say: Questions were asked by parish councillors with regard to planning application 210080 and a screen share was presented by the applicants to explain and discuss possible proposals which are still in early stages as yet.

Certain ditches in Peldon are blocked and the owners will be written to requesting clearance work to take place.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order for this time of the year with a small repair job pending at Moss Hay when it’s drier. A new maintenance person will be sought for Moss Hay and the parish council expressed thanks to Jack for his services. More consultation and discussing is to take place with regard to the new equipment. Residents will be asked for their views before any final decision is taken. The signs will be renewed with the guidelines for careful usage during this pandemic.
  2. On- Line Planning Briefing which was attended by 3 parish councillors was considered to be very good and informative and following this certain information with be requested from CBC.
  3. Flooding at Salcott: there had been 3 major flooding problems at Salcott recently and with the help from parish councillors, residents and Highways the problems have been dealt with satisfactorily. There will be a thorough investigation with remedial work by Highways into the cause of the flooding problems at Salcott. We do not have any time scale for this.
  4. Peldon Village Sign – will be taken down for refurbishment shortly.
  5. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

210080 Proposal: Outline application for permission for erection of 4 two storey dwellings and up to 7 car parking places and related hard and soft landscaping at land opposite St Mary’s Church, The Street, Salcott – the parish council comments are on the CBC website.

Planning Decisions:

202704  Proposal: Rear single storey kitchen extension and utility room side extension at Hall Barn, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
202716  Proposal: Single storey rear extension to replace existing lean-to extension at The Haven, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

Mr T NewmanMoss Hay maintenance x 4£120.00
EALCPlanning briefing x 3£252.00
R S PullenFebruary salary£500.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom. Meeting ID: 820 6283 1393 Passcode: pcmarch

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PC Minutes 12th January 2021

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 12th January 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Jinny Gale, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill Jones, John Walker, Liz Davidson, Catherine Sprott, Robert Davidson, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley and 2 members of the public

Apologies for absence: None

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

Borough Councillor Reports: The flooding from both sewage and surface water at Salcott were addressed as a matter of urgency by Anglian Water and ECC Highways, but further work needs to be carried out. Continue reading

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PC Minutes 8th December 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 December 2020 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Wendy Ritherdon, Catherine Sprott, John Walker, Robert Kean, Phil Gladwin, Liz Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 5 members of the public to explain and answer questions on 2 forthcoming planning applications in Salcott.

Apologies for absence: None

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

County Councillor Report: The reasoning for Essex being in Tier 2 before this last lockdown was explained. Continue reading

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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 Minutes 12th May 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes for Winstred Hundred Parish Council meeting scheduled to be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th May 2020.

This meeting did not take place owing to Covid-19, a Coronavirus, following government guidelines/ruling.

All enquiries and matters requiring attention are being dealt with as and when they happen via email discussion amongst the parish councillors and actioned wherever possible safely within the current restrictions.

Matters dealt with during the month are as follows:

  1. Playgrounds are still shut and fields are being checked.
  2. Grass on both fields has been cut by contractors.
  3. Grass and hedge cuts have taken place in Salcott by volunteers (insurance covered).
  4. Branches blocking Salcott creek, EA informed and came to do the job.
  5. ECC Footpath Officer is coming to look at Salcott footpaths and access.
  6. Noise nuisance and possible unauthorised car repairs at Peldon has been reported.
  7. PC books and finances for the year ending 2019/20 (AGAR) are with the internal auditor. A financial report will follow when the internal auditor has approved and signed them off.

Planning Applications:

200666 Proposal: Change of use from agricultural land to an outdoor forest school nursery at Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections
200890 Notification of prior approval for a change of use from light industrial (class B1(c)) and land within its curtilage to dwelling house at Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections

Planning decision:

192367: Proposal Construction of private lake at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
200617 Proposal: Continued use of steel containers for storage purposes at New Hall Farm, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances: Cheques to be signed at a later date

102076 Design Clark Ltd. – Great Wigborough village sign refurbish£250.00
102077 Moss Hay grass cuts x 3£288.00
102078 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary – May£455.14

The next meeting is scheduled to be held on 9th June 2020 at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall subject to government ruling/guidance.

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PC Minutes 14th April 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes for Winstred Hundred Parish Council meeting scheduled to be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

This meeting did not take place owing to Covid-19, a Coronavirus, following government guidelines/ruling.

All enquiries and matters requiring attention are being dealt with as and when they happen via email discussion amongst the parish councillors and actioned wherever possible safely within the current restrictions.

Planning Applications:

200226 Proposal: Replacement of septic tank with modern sewage treatment plant at The Kings, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – parish council comments-no objections
200617 Proposal: Continued use of steel containers for storage purposes at New Hall, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – parish council comments-no objections
200631 (Listed Building 200632) Proposal: Conversion of agricultural building to dwelling at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – parish council comments-no objections
200626 Proposal: Replacement building at Virley Hall Farm, Mill Lane, Virley

Planning decision:

193057 Proposal: Erection of single dwelling and garage. Amended Scheme previously approved 182272 at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Refused

Finances: cheques as follows to be signed at a later date

102071 Mr T Newman – play insp x 3£90.00
102072 EALC & NALC – subs£330.79
102073 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary – April£455.14
102074 R S Pullen – office costs (heat, light, etc.)£250.00
102075 R S Pullen – expenses (paper, ink, petrol, webhost, etc.)£290.61

The next meeting, including the Annual Assembly will take place on Tuesday 12th May 2020 at 7.30 pm at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough subject to government ruling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can You Help The Food Banks?

Gloves & Masks PPECan You Help The Food Banks

Are you off work during the shutdown?  Do you use basic PPE gloves & mask when you work?  If so you might be able to help a local food bank.

Some food banks are getting through as many as 50 sets a day; as you will be well aware, they are very hard to get hold of right now thanks to COVID-19!  The food banks need them to protect their volunteers and their customers who are often very vulnerable.

If you have a supply you are not likely to be using any time soon, please consider donating some.  We are thinking that those who work in personal services such as beauticians, nail technicians etc… could help – your donation would be very warmly received.  Find your nearest foodbank on the Trussell Trust website.

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