Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 11th October 2022


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Everyone attending this meeting is required to wear a mask.  Whilst we appreciate that this is not a legal requirement at this time, as we have vulnerable people amongst us, it is a common courtesy for their safety.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the meeting held on 12th July 2022: To note September meeting was cancelled owing to the death of the Queen.
County and Borough Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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Annual Report 2019-2020


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Annual Report of the Parish Council for year 2019-2020

Over the last year we have dealt with the usual complaints of speeding traffic, dog fouling, various noise related problems, potholes, flooding, planning issues and much more. Many of these are outside our powers and were passed on to our Borough and County Councillors to whom we owe sincere thanks.

Speeding through the village caused ongoing concern. We organised a successful public meeting chaired by Kevin Bentley (ECC Highways portfolio holder) and attended by Police and Highways officers. Several strategies to improve matters were identified and we await their fuller investigation and implementation by ECC Highways.

Numerous complaints concerning behaviour around the National Trust land at Copt Hall Lane led us to Continue reading “Annual Report 2019-2020”


PC Minutes 10th December 2019


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean (chair), Clare Lauwerys, Liz Davidson, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Davidson

Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor

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

Zone Warden Report: No report sent and no issues at present. The Zone Wardens are being rearranged and probably with the new title of Neighbourhood Wardens.

Borough Councillor Report: Certain car parks in town are operating free parking after 3 pm in the run-up to Christmas.  CBC are giving away free trees in support of the nation-wide campaign for planting more trees everywhere.  Refuse collections will be Continue reading “PC Minutes 10th December 2019”


PC Minutes 10th October 2017


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, Church Road, Peldon at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

Present: Nicky Ellis, John Walker, Bob Holmes, Robert Kean, Phil Gladwin (chair), Jinny Gale, Liz Davidson, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson and two members of the public

Apologies for absence: Zone Warden

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all with the addition of apologies from Jinny Gale and signed by the chairman

Zone Warden Report: None given

Borough Councillors Reports: We were welcomed to the new hall and thanks were given to Continue reading “PC Minutes 10th October 2017”


PC Minutes 14th March 2017


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held in Peldon Church 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

Present: Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Nicky Ellis, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley and 3 members of the public.

Apologies for absence: Bob Holmes, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Zone Warden

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

Zone Warden Report: Thanks were expressed to our Zone Wardens for the successful litter pick in Peldon and also for the removal of some bags that had been dumped on the roadside.  Dog fouling is an ongoing concern and the parish councillors have the authority to take photographic evidence to pass on for submitting for prosecutions.

Borough Councillor Report: Locality Budget funds have been allocated for chairs for the new hall at Peldon. The parish council will take care of the money until required and will purchase the chairs for vat return which is in order. Some bags of tree tubes left on Pete Tye Common following removal by the Community Services will be taken away for us. Everyone will have had or soon to have their council tax bill along with instructions about refuse collections including that garden bags will be free but black bags will have to be bought and only3 per household will be collected fortnightly.  This change is intended to encourage more recycling as we are badly falling behind on this in the Colchester area.

County Councillor Report: The parish council is pleased to see the new VAS sign installed in Mersea Road, Peldon and thanks were given to Kevin for all his hard work in achieving this which has taken much time and effort. The broken drain cover at the Salcott crossroads has been reported for attention. The A12 improvements consultation is still open for opinions, A120 is now closed. The Public Road Safety team will be asked to look into and consider a speed limit for the length of the road from Great Wigborough to Peldon for which we will probably receive an answer by May.

Public-Have Your Say: The parish council was asked to support an appeal for a development in Lodge Lane, Peldon that was refused.  The parish council supported this application in the first instance so is happy to send a letter to the Appeal Inspectorate accordingly.  Thanks were given to litter pickers in Peldon and for the improvements of Footpath 13 (Church Road to St Ives Road).  Dog fouling is a problem in Lodge Lane particularly with bags being hung on hedges, posts etc. The parish council would like to request that these bags are either put in the appropriate bins or taken home.

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for planning application no.170502.         

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are both in good order, a tree on Salcott meadow in need of attention will be seen to in due course.
  2. Virley Brook Flood Modelling Study Meeting:
    After measuring the catchment of Virley Brook (which flows out of the sluice into Salcott Creek) very accurately the Environment Agency has produced a computerized model of how the fresh and sea water interact in the Salcott and Virley area.  This followed concerns from the Parish Council about flooding in the village of Salcott and the possible increase in water discharged from Tiptree Sewage Works if more houses were built in Tiptree.
    We were invited along to a meeting to discuss the findings of this modelling.
    In this sort of model extreme weather events and extreme tides and future sea level rises are used to produce ‘worst case scenarios’ or things which could typically happen once in 200 years.
    Their findings show that a measurement of doorstep and airbrick height of the most at risk houses needs to take place, depending on the results of this a cost/benefit analysis of altering flood protection will take place.  The Environment Agency have a strict formula for deciding where investment is warranted, we will be informed of their decision once it has been reached.
    The Environment Agency will also put the data into the Local Plan for Colchester that is being written at present.The Parish Council will talk to Tiptree Parish Council to make them aware of our concerns.
    If anyone wants more information about what we know so far they can email the Clerk ([email protected]) the Chairman ([email protected])
  3.  Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre: One representative from each of the Wigboroughs and Peldon will be on the new management committee and these 2 could be residents and not necessarily parish councillors. They are to be appointed by the Parish Council.  If by some extraordinary circumstances in years to come the new hall becomes unused and therefore not needed some money may revert to the Wigboroughs.  It will become the responsibility of the Parish Council to ensure that this is used for the benefit of the residents of the Wigboroughs. Likewise, if the money from the plot sale going to the Great Wigborough Church is not used or needed, this will be received by the Parish Council and used for the benefit of the Wigboroughs residents.   All the Parish Councillors were in agreement with this.
  4. Actions and Reminder List – updated
    • Essex Coastal Forum Meeting at County Hall 6th March 2017 was attended by a parish councillor and some interesting points were learnt.


Planning applications:

170502: Proposal: Day nursery care ages 0-5, located on designated rural employment area. Existing agricultural buildings demolished for proposed development to comply with Ofsted Specification at land adjacent Games Farmhouse, Lower Road, Peldon – the Parish Council discussed this application and will submit its supporting reply to CBC Planning.

Planning Decisions:

Planning Enforcement Appeal against Enforcement Notice has been lodged (Ref: 091167)Appeal ref: APP/A1530/C/17/3168882 at Mehalah, The Strood, Peldon
170063 Proposal: Fenestration adjustments and inclusion of attic storage space to family leisure activity at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve Conditional
163076 Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an existing caravan to be positioned on site and the use of a storage building that has been used to store outboard engines, oars and other owner paraphernalia at Bennysteins, The Strood, Peldon – Refuse Certificate of Lawful Use or Development
163103Proposal: 1.2m extension to existing domestic garage and garden screen wall to existing patio at Willow Creek Farm, Colchester Road, Virley – Approve Conditional


101916 R S Pullen – Webhosting (101915 cancelled)£38.97
101917 R S Pullen – clerk’s salary March£426.82
101918 R S Pullen – clerk’s expenses£172.48
101919 Salcott Village Hall – hire£90.00

The next meeting will be on Tues 11th April 2017 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall


PC Minutes 13th September 2016


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 September 2016.

Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, John Walker, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden, 2 CBC Helpline representatives and 3 members of the public.

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Bob Holmes, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

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

Zone Warden Report: They have been dealing with fly tipping and litter picking. They will be erecting road signs for Continue reading “PC Minutes 13th September 2016”


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