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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 12th April 2022

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 12th April 2022 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

To confirm minutes of the March meeting: the minutes were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: The new CBC Executive, Pam Donnelly, is now in office. From 15th April cars will not be allowed to drive along the High Street but buses and taxis will and M & S is moving to Tollgate.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. Benches have been ordered for both sites. Slabs will be installed for the picnic table on Moss Hay. Funding for gym equipment for older children and adults for both Salcott and Peldon is being applied for. The increase in grass cutting cost at Salcott was discussed and agreed by all to accept and continue with the present contractor. Three Jubilee trees have been ordered for the villages and sites for planting have been agreed, plaques etc will be looked into.
  2. Forthcoming Elections – the appropriate number seats of parish councillors for each village have been filled with the exception of one vacancy at Salcott which will be advertised accordingly. The chair and vice-chair positions were discussed for the next year commencing at this coming May meeting.
  3. Bus shelters – Refurbishment of Mill Lane bus shelter has begun. The insurance claim for storm damage to the Great and Little Wigborough bus shelter roofs has been accepted by our insurance company, so repairs will follow shortly.
  4. Jubilee Celebrations –there has been a very good uptake for the parish council’s offer of Jubilee commemorative mugs for all the children in our villages which will be distributed at village events over the Jubilee weekend. We are discussing having a much-delayed Grand Opening for the new playground on Moss Hay in conjunction with events for the Jubilee celebrations.
  5. Salcott Book Box – Slabs have been installed at Salcott Book Box for easy access from the pavement and the box is in full working order.
  6. Annual Report – was discussed for items suitable for inclusion.
  7. Clerk’s salary – Phil proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed for the clerk’s salary to increase by £25 per month from April 2022.
  8. Actions and reminder List – updated

Planning applications:

220597Proposal: Building an additional storey on to a bungalow at North View, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection
220612Proposal: Application for prior Approval for the conversion of two former agricultural livestock and storage buildings at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection
220682Proposal: Demolition of old dilapidated outbuilding and replace with new. The footprint to remain the same but will be slightly higher to accommodate vehicle access and slope to roof at Church View, Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection
202790Appeal Lodged against CBC refusal for erection of 2 dwellings at Whitehouse Hill, Salcott
220843Proposal: Construction of summer house in curtilage of a listed building at Orchard Cottage, The Street, Salcott – the parish council has no objection

Planning Decisions:

211341 (& Listed Building 211342)Proposal: Demolition of modern lean-to structure. Conversion of barn at Home Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – Refuse
220009Proposal: Single storey Cartlodge at The Briars, Peldon Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
213054Proposal: Replacement of agricultural building with a new dwelling at Nightingales Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
220300Proposal: Construction of rear single storey corner extension with balcony at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon

Finances: Payments to be made:

Insignia Ltd. – Jubilee mugs£537.60
R S Pullen – April salary£525.00
R S Pullen – expenses, office heating lighting, etc.£250.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cutting£228.00
EALC – annul subs to include NALC membership£334.01
Peldon & Wigs Comm Hall – hire£20.00
Kevin Harris – installing slabs at Salcott Book Box£417.74

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 7.30pm and will commence with the Annual Parish Assembly, venue yet to be decided.

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Winstred 100 PC Agenda 12th April 2022

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 (meeting room) on Tuesday 12th April 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 March 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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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 8th March 2022

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 8th March 2022 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys (chair), Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon, Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

To confirm minutes of the February meeting: the minutes were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County and Borough Councillor Reports: Colchester Borough Council will be gifting trees, one for each village, to mark this forthcoming commemorative occasion.

Public-Have Your Say: None

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Winstred 100 PC Agenda 8th March 2022

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 (meeting room) on Tuesday 8th March 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 February 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 11th January 2022

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 11th January 2022 at 7.30pm

Chair: All agreed for Phil to be elected to chair the meeting in the absence of Clare and Jinny (chair and vice).

Present: John Walker, Catherine Sprott, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Liz Davidson, Netty Knill Jones, Robert Davidson and Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis

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

December meeting was cancelled owing to Covid and other illnesses.

County Councillor Report: Council tax will be increased not least because social care is an ever-growing expense. Where private companies are unable to continue operating owing to rising costs or staff shortages ECC must pick up the pieces and do what is necessary to take care of all those who need it.

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Winstred 100 PC Agenda 11th January 2022

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 11th January 2022 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend

Masks are compulsory unless exempt

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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 8th June 2021

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 on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 7.30pm.

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

Apologies for absence: Jinny Gale, Kevin Bentley

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

Borough Councillor Report: Since the elections the new set up of both CBC and ECC was explained and many of the councillors are new to their roles and so will need to learn quickly as they go along.

Public-Have Your Say: Footpath signage at Salcott will be looked into.

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PC Minutes 4th May 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 4th May 2021 at 7.30pm.

Present: Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys (chair), John Walker, Netty Knill Jones, Jinny Gale, Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson, Kevin Bentley

The Annual Parish Assembly

No organisations or public attended this meeting with reports

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

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PC Minutes 8th September 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 September 2020 at 7.30pm.  The Zoom meeting details were available from the clerk.

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

Apologies for absence: Wendy Ritherdon

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

County Councillor Report: The road surface along this stretch mainly from the Kings Head to Peldon is full of subsidence areas and is under investigation by Highways to establish the reason for this before repair work can take place. The most serious pot holes will be reported to the County Councillors before Friday for immediate attention.

Suggested 20 mph speed limit is deemed not suitable for villages and is generally only installed in urban areas and often just in cul-de-sacs, Continue reading

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