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PC Minutes 14th September 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 14th September 2021 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley, John Walker, Andrew Ellis

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

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None given

Public-Have Your Say: The difference in newly installed road surfaces along the main road through our villages was questioned and discussed. The parish council has given permission for the necessary branches of trees on the Salcott field to be cut off enabling a property to obtain the fibre connection with CBB. The parish council will request the need for signage to indicate when approaching the junction at the Salcott crossroads where there has been yet another accident. The Lodge Lane name sign has been damaged and a badly fitted manhole cover, in between the golf club and the crossroads, will be reported for attention. A big thank you to Sam Jones for tidying up verges and ditches at Mill Lane.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in reasonable order with grass cutting to be discussed item 2. The new Peldon play equipment will be installed in the near future. Salcott play equipment has been repainted and looks very smart. Unfortunately though, it would seem that the big swings are getting swung over the top bar of the frame which breaks the pigeon deterrent wire, so we would like to request that this can be explained to the older children so that we can keep the seats in a clean condition for all users. Salcott Village Hall Management Committee is looking into installing a CCTV camera. It was proposed and agreed by all for the Salcott painting work at £850 and parts for repairing the net swing at Peldon for £51.
  2. Grass Cutting has proved extremely difficult this year with exceptional early and constant growth and continuous rain from the offset hence the first cut on both fields leaving a residue of cuttings which has resulted in complaints from some residents. Quotes and discussions with grass cutters will take place for future picking up of loose grass when considered necessary and shorter cutting. Conversations with other local councils reveal cutting has been a wide spread problem this year.
  3. Speed Cameras correspondence has been received from companies selling speed cameras and so initially the parish council will be consulting highways before going ahead with any further discussion about cost, maintenance and possible sites.
  4. Great Wigborough Village Sign that was knocked down and damaged by a vehicle is being dealt with by the parish council insurance and will be reinstated in due course.
  5. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

212008

Proposal: Redevelopment of extension and existing offices at Island Landscapes Ltd. Mersea Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections

211341 (211342 Listed Building)

Amendment to plan consultation for proposal: Demolition of modern lean-to structures, conversion of barn (grade 11) to dwelling house etc.at Home Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections

Planning Decisions:

211730

Proposal: Expansion of existing outdoor nursery school to include additional 956 sq m of agricultural land (change of use) in educational land use and provide a new building to accommodate a prep kitchen, store room and WCs at Abbotts farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough

Approve conditional

211411

Proposal: Change of use of agricultural storage building to general storage use at Newpots, Newpots lane, Peldon

Approve conditional

211906

Proposal: a) Retrospective approval for the erection of a 2m high fence on the boundary replacing the existing dilapidated 1m high fence. Additional information attached in Planning Statement, b) Retrospective approval to erect a single storey workshop/office adjacent at Marels, School Lane, Great Wigborough

Refuse

Finances: Schedule for payments made online in August:

Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts (978)

£288.00

Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – hire (1209) 

£32.00

R S Pullen – August salary 

£500.00

Anglia Inspection Services

£234.00

Schedule for payments this month:

D A Page Landscapes – Moss Hay grass cuts

£576.00

R J Playle Services – Moss Hay and Peldon Hall hedge cuts 

£252.00

R S Pullen – expenses (petrol, paper, ink, weed killer, parts for play equip.)

£463.45

R S Pullen – September salary

 £500.00

J Searle – Salcott play equipment painting

£850.00

Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts (764)

£192.00

Wicksteed Leisure Ltd. 

£51.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 7.30pm, probably at Salcott Village Hall but to be confirmed.

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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 Agenda 12th January 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 7.30 pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate. The Zoom meeting details are as follows: Meeting ID: 860 7394 3342 Passcode: pcjan

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 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 Minutes 9th October 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

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

Apologies for absence: David Taylor, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: None given. A letter will be sent to CBC to express our disappointment that the Zone Wardens are carrying out duties in the town centre that restrict their attendance of our meetings.

County and Borough Councillor Reports: None given

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. It was agreed by all to pay the invoice received for work up to date at Salcott playground and field and to note that alternative arrangements have now been made for both the field and playground inspection and maintenance.
    The Community Group continue to carry out good work for us with clearance at the church green area, verges along Malting Road and St Ives footpath.
  2. ECC Highways Devolution Pilot Scheme was discussed and although too late to offer our parish council for this scheme at this stage it was agreed that we wish to support the County Councillor in his attempts to resolve matters of certain small jobs not getting done owing to prioritization. We will email to say that some of the suggested works are not suitable for us but others are, the invoicing is a concern and we will request more details on how all this will be implemented.
  3. CCTV Camera options were discussed and it was agreed that a pole and sign will be erected soon.
  4. Painted Village Signs were looked at with a view to repainting and it was agreed that we should have Great Wigborough and Salcott-cum-Virley painted this time at a cost of approx. £250 each and take look at the other two in due course.
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to include that we will request Essex Highways to dig culverts in two areas that are prone to flooding and also attend to poor road surfacing in a section of Peldon Road.

Planning Applications:

182030 (& 182031 Listed Building application)Proposal: Construction of new vehicle access from Mersea Road, construction of new driveway to Rose Barn and construction of new wall to the garden of the Peldon Rose Public House, landscaping and ancillary works at Rose Barn, Mersea Road, Peldon
182272 Proposal: Erection of single dwelling and garage. Resubmission of application no. 152149 approved on 30th Nov 2015 at Parmenter Farms Ltd. Green Farm, The Street, Salcott
181981 Proposal: Garden gym to be used by active family at 5 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon
182375 Proposal: Garage for domestic use only at 2 Butchers View, Church Road, Peldon

Finances:

101990 Tree and Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
101991 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary October£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, Peldon and to note attendance of County Broadband

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PC Minutes 11th July 2017

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th July 2017.

Present: John Walker, Bob Holmes, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Kean, Phil Gladwin (chair), Liz Davidson, Lynne Simmons, Andrew Ellis and 3 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Robert Davidson

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

Zone Warden Report: None received

Borough Councillor Report: Certain matters already reported will be investigated further contacting ECC Highways Continue reading

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ECC Update 26Jun15

Latest News from Essex County Council

Burning questions

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants your views on how it keeps you safe in your home and community.

Residents are being urged to have their say in the future redesign of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), through a 12 week consultation that starts today (Monday June 15) and ends on Sunday September 6.

The consultation process, the main element of the Fire Authority’s Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP), aims to address several key issues impacting on the fire service such as the declining number of call-outs and the need to increase the focus on preventing fires and emergencies from happening.

It will also look at major issues such as response times, and the ambitious target of having a working smoke alarm in every Essex home.

Have your say here.

If you’re happy and you know it

Baby and Toddler Rhymetime veteran volunteer Peter Cave is 91 and is living proof you are never too old to volunteer, Peter Cave has been volunteering at the Baby and Toddler Rhymetime session at Chelmsford Library since earlier in the year and intends to carry on his sterling singing and storytelling role after he turns 91 – why not get involved yourself?

Better service, same price

Frozen prices, more options and an improved Meals on Wheels service is coming your way.

Essex County Council (ECC) took a decision that will see prices for Meals on Wheels frozen and the service improved, following today’s Cabinet meeting.

As part of the decision, a one year extension has been agreed to the county’s existing Meals on Wheels service.

Get exploring!

Go on an adventure in one of our country parks and send us a picture from your trip to win free parking for six months!

Colchester Local Highways Panel funding

Colchester Local Highways Panel (LHP) is set to benefit from a £1million boost which will enable a variety of small highways schemes to get underway.  Essex County Council is allocating the funding to Colchester LHP for 2015/16.

Projects will include upgrading the public footpath near Wivenhoe railway station to provide disabled access, building a new wooden bus shelter on St Ives Road in Peldon and pedestrian crossing improvements on Plume Avenue in Prettygate.

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