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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 9th April 2024

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 meeting room on Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 7.30pm

Present: Parish Councillors: Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Clare Lauwerys, Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), County Councillor Kevin Bentley (who is also one of our City Councillors) and 3 members of the public (who are all City Councillor candidates for this coming election)

Apologies for absence: Roger Pittock, John Walker

The minutes of the March 2024 meeting were confirmed and agreed by all and signed by the chairman

City Councillor Report: Elections for some Colchester City Councillors and some Parish Councillors (not for us) are taking place this May.

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 13th February 2024

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 13th February 2024 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Roger Pittock, Liz Davidson, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the January 2024 meeting were confirmed and agreed by all and signed by the chairman.

City Councillor Report: CCC budget meeting is at the end of the month and an increase of 3% to the council tax is expected. Colchester Trees for Years programme has returned and all residents can have up to 4 per household and pick them up from Tiptree Leisure World on 17th Feb, Colchester Sports Park on 26th Feb, Colchester Leisure World on 29th Feb and Marks Tey Village Hall on 1st March. The new CCC Local Plan is being collated which, when completed, will last up to 2041, consultations and a call for development sites will follow in due course.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

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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 Agenda 14th September 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 14th September 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.   

Apologies for absence:
Minutes of the last meeting:
County and Borough Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

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PC Minutes 13th July 2021

Meeting cancelled due to illness.
18:55 12th October 2021

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Drat minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Borough Councillor Pat Moore and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill Jones, Phil Gladwin, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

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

Borough Councillor Report: Suggestions and requests are welcome from all the villages for their wants and needs for possible inclusion in the new Conservative Policy for Colchester. The Queen’s Jubilee will be celebrated in the town centre with bunting, flags etc. The pilot scheme for E-Scooters is still ongoing. The consultation for proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries is on-going and people can see the proposed changes and respond here: https://www.bcereviews.org.uk/

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PC Agenda 15th July 2021

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 13th July 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.   All Covid-19 related rules and regulations will be adhered to.

The main hall can provide a spacious venue with good ventilation for the present situation with doors and windows left open when required. Masks to be worn unless exempt.

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PC Minutes 9th March 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 March 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Phil Gladwin, Netty Knill Jones, Jinny Gale, Wendy Ritherdon, Liz Davidson, John Walker, Kevin Bentley and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson

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

County Councillor Report: Council tax will be increased by 1.5% for the adult social care precept only.  The virus is still diminishing in our area but everyone must remain vigilant. Schools are open now with the necessary precautions in place. Roads and signage are being mended but with restrictions from the virus making everything take that bit longer. Blocked ditches in Peldon will be dealt with accordingly. Continue reading

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PC Agenda 9th March 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 9th March 2021 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate.

The Zoom meeting details are: Meeting ID: 820 6283 1393 Passcode: pcmar.

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

  • Reports on both playgrounds and fields
  • Discuss any update on alternative arrangements for Moss Hay maintenance
  • Any updates re the different quotes and equipment for Peldon playground, discuss preferences, etc.
  • Decision required: What are we going to do with regard to maintenance at Moss Hay, should we advertise?
  • Decision required: Any further measures required with regard to Covid-19 and current government guidelines

2.  Ditches and flooding issues at Peldon

  • Thanks to Highways and resident co-operation the problems have hopefully been resolved

3.  Communication and Engagement

  • Discuss how the parish council can best engage and communicate with our residents of all ages

4.  Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

210326 Proposal: Erection of carport/workshop ancillary to dwelling at The King, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections to this application
210503 Proposal: Replacement of a commercial building with a single dwelling (in lieu of Prior Approval for extension and conversion of building into a dwelling subject of application 200890 and 202176 at adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wig Road, Peldon

Finances: Schedule for payments online:

R S PullenMarch salary£500.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom

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PC Minutes 14th July 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 14th July 2020 at 7.30pm.

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Netty Knill-Jones, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, Robert Kean, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon, John Walker

Minutes of the last meeting: Were agreed by all and will be signed by the chairman at a later date

County Councillor Report was previously circulated including plans to make Colchester Town Centre streets safer, greener and healthier. Speeding is a huge problem all over the county with the network being back to approximately 82% of the volume it was prior to Covid-19. The police are carrying out speed checks throughout the county, and one took place at Great Wigborough Continue reading

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PC Minutes 9th June 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 9th June 2020 at 7.30 pm.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

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

Apologies for absence: Clerk owing to power cut (notes for minutes taken by Clare).

The meeting was opened by the chairman and everyone welcomed.

Election of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and RFO:

John Walker nominated, Netty seconded and all agreed for Clare to be the chairman of this coming year who duly took over chairing the meeting.

Phil nominated, Wendy seconded and Continue reading

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