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PC Minutes 12th January 2010


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 January 2010.

Present: Kevin Bradshaw, Lynne Simmons, Robert Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis, Jane Banks, Frances Fergus, Kevin Bentley, Moira Groborz, Rural Housing Enabler and 6 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Sam Knill Jones

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

Borough Councillors: Some salt bins had not been filled up when they should have but this was soon rectified.  Gritting has been carried out efficiently (missing one day) and the majority of the main roads in Essex have been kept open. Barnhall Road continues to be omitted from the gritting list which will be pursued yet again. For safety reasons for the bin men the waste collection in parts of our area was missed once.

We now have a Roving Street Warden to address matters such as graffiti, fly tipping etc. but he does cover a very wide area.

The proposed new nuclear power station at Bradwell should be given careful consideration by us all.

Abberton Reservoir traffic plan seems to be taking shape with liaison meetings with the site project manager.  There will be a complaints helpline for when work begins.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

Items for Discussion

  1. Affordable Housing Enabler, Moira Groborz answered in-depth questions from the parish council which gave a better understanding of the detail of the process and leaving us with a sample questionnaire to study and consider for a more informed decision at the next meeting.
  2. VDS questionnaire summary is proving more complicated than first thought but will be completed in the near future.
  3. Red phone boxes – Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed not to adopt the Great Wigborough phone box.  Lynne made a proposal to keep the Salcott box and so will find out more about the electrical or disconnection and maintenance costs for an informed decision at the next meeting.
  4. Wigborough Village Hall – 9 people have expressed an interested in being either a Trustee or Committee Member and will be written to suggesting that all are involved which may mean changing the conditions slightly.
  5. Courier and parish magazine – we had been approached suggesting we put our draft minutes in the Courier at no cost, which is delivered to nearly all Peldon and the Wigboroughs now, instead of in our Parish magazine. But we decided against this wishing to keep supporting our local publication. A summary of the draft minutes may be printed in the Courier as well. We will also keep adding pieces of interest or information in the Parish Magazines when the occasions arise. Salcott remains the same, with our draft minutes entered in the Tollesbury magazine which Salcott residents receive.
  6. CALC have requested a seat on the Planning Sub-Committee but there is no such body. The Planning Committee membership has nothing to do with geography, ie where they live, but are thoroughly trained to know the planning laws and procedures.
  7. Planning Training was attended by councillors who had missed it previously.  It is a very long, interesting and fact filled session. The enforcement section will come at a later date.
  8. Play areas – Peldon repairs are being carried out at present subject to the weather, the fence posts at Salcott are to be replaced in the near future. Quotes for repairing the basket ball pad at Peldon are being acquired.
  9. Budget and Precept for 2010/11 was discussed in detail, Phil proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed to leave our precept/grant for the forthcoming year the same as last year.  CBC’s contribution also remaining the same.
  10. Request for another salt box in Salcott at the far end of The Street was put forward by residents. Lynne proposed, Kevin seconded and all agreed for a request to be made to CBC suggesting that emergency vehicles use this turning area and so a salt box is necessary but failing that the parish council would pay for the box.
  11. Salcott Village sign – is in need of repainting and the post oiled. Lynne proposed, Kevin seconded and all agreed for this to be carried out.
  12. Bradwell – EDF proposed new nuclear power station – there will be a formal consultation period in the summer 2010 after findings for GDA (Generic Design Assessment).
  13. Rolling Actions and Reminders List will be updated for the next meeting.


091543 Proposal: Two storey side extension at 2 Fourreleet Cottages, Whitehouse Hill, Salcott

091655 Proposal: Single storey oak framed orangery extension and replacement of existing windows to north elevation at New Hall Farm, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough

100008 Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of agricultural land as domestic garden and amenity area for the benefit of domestic dwelling at Greenways, Abbots Wick Lane, Great Wigborough


101520  St Mary the Virgin, Peldon  –  parish magazine entry                                       £150.00

101521  R S Pullen  –  clerk’s fee for January                                                             £353.53

101522  Peldon Village Hall  –  hire of hall                                                                  £160.00

101523  T Simmons  –  play area inspection                                                                £30.00

Please note the Police can be contacted for non emergency situations on 07966 197265

The next meeting will be held at Peldon Village Hall on Tuesday 9th Feb 2010 at 7.30pm.


PC Minutes 13th January 2009


Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th January 2009.

Present: Jane Banks, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Frances Fergus, Nicky Ellis, Lynne Simmons, Kevin Bradshaw, Sam Knill Jones, Robert Davidson, John Jowers, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: None

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed and signed by the chairman with one alteration at 7. obtained from ‘ECC Community Initiative Funding (CIF)’ and CBC Town and Parish Grant Scheme etc.

County Councillor: There will be money for power plants using farm waste for cheap heating for affordable housing.  Lead by Environmental Agency and Natural England the shore line management plan is to be altered.  The request is for wind farms not to be on land. The Regional Assembly is being abolished.  There should be more incentive to land owners to supply land for affordable housing which can be part owned and for which the criteria for having one may be controlled by the village itself.  Community Initiative Funds and Youth CIFs will continue. Many of the houses allocated for this part of the country have been built already.

Peldon Village Hall money granted to them in the last year’s scheme was withdrawn as their project has changed. Funding from elsewhere was confirmed as village halls are an important part of rural life. Essex is 72% rural.

Borough Councillors: There was a speed gun in operation in Peldon recently and apparently some were caught.  Gritting of Barnhall Road has been requested again. There has been a request for a salt bin to be situated along The Street in Salcott.  Excess water on the road by Hillside Farm in Great Wigborough will be investigated next time it appears.

Chevrons on a bend in Great Wigborough have been knocked over and will be reported to ECC Highways. The spending of the money acquired from the Abberton Reservoir expansion scheme is to be decided by a panel from the local parish councils. Liaison with Essex and Suffolk Water will be constant.

Public – Have Your Say – none

Declarations of Interest: none

  1. CALC – as yet Ian Vipond CBC has not replied to our letter. One or two of us will attend the next meeting on 19th Jan.
  2. The Way We Work – a forward calendar of agendas and a rolling action/tracking list was suggested to enable us to be more efficient. This was considered to be a good idea that we will proceed with.
  3. Freedom of Information Act – Phil proposed, Jinny seconded and all agreed to adopt the new model publication of this act. We are in the process of preparing our detailed document that will comply with this act. An article will be placed in the magazines to this effect.
  4. VDS meeting was held and the questionnaire is nearly finalised. There are approx 400 households all together and printing will be a major part of the costs plus a money prize incentive to return. Freepost for returning is being looked into.
  5. Precept for the next year was discussed and even including expected expenses for the VDS it was thought appropriate to drop our precept by £1000 which Phil proposed, Nicky seconded and all agreed.
  6. Emergency Plan – postponed till next month
  7. Local Development Framework – no sites have been supported in our villages. Discussions will take place between us from now until our next meeting and an article in the magazines requesting any further input from the public following our public meeting for our reply to CBC on the consultation by 27th Feb.
  8. Peldon Fireworks – post-event Safety Report will, hopefully, be discussed at our next meeting. A  PC representative will join Sparklers Committee.
  9. Peldon Village Hall – hire charge increase request of £10 per session was proposed by Jinny, seconded by Nicky and all agreed.


082140 Proposal: Building to house farm vehicles etc. to support farm at Beckton House Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Notice of Planning Decisions:

081888 Proposal: Approval of the details of the layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping of the site (hereinafter called “the reserved matters”) at Peldon Old Rectory, Church Road  –  The Reserved Matters Approved

081928 Proposal: Removal of condition 13 of 080505 at Peldon Garage – Permission Granted


101450 R S Pullen – clerk’s fee for Jan 09                                                                 £349.02

101451 A Moore – play area inspection                                                                      £25.00

101452 Zurich Insurance – increase of public liability, sparklers additions                         £633.94

101453 Littlethorpe of Leicester Ltd. – bus shelter (grant obtained)                           £5382.00

101454 Peldon Village Hall – hire                                                                               £82.00

101455 T Simmons – play area inspection                                                                  £25.00

The next meeting will be at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 10th February 09 7.30pm.