Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017.
Present: John Walker, Bob Holmes, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Lynne Simmons, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Kean, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden and one member of the public.
Apologies for absence: Nicky Ellis, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson.
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman.
Zone Warden: A speed gun check carried out in Peldon revealed several speeding. There has been a substantial increase in fly tipping recently and prosecutions will be carried out whenever possible. Black refuse bags now have to be bought by residents. Details of refuse collections etc. are on the CBC website. There is a litter picker operating in Salcott. Continue reading
The Peldon Village Hall Management Committee invite all to a coffee morning this Saturday 11th February. Taking place at St Mary’s Church between 10am – 12 noon cakes and refreshments will be on offer. Builders have made progress on the hall with the foundation and floor now complete. The site visit will allow you to walk through the site with the rooms marked out so you can get an idea of the layout.
No charge will be made although any donations would be welcome, since although the build is fully funded, money is still needed for fitting out of the hall.
For more information please contact either:
This public meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th October at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. Please do your best to come along, we will talk through details of the new village hall. We will be covering: Continue reading
We are sad and happy to announce the last ever coffee morning in the current Peldon Village Hall. The demolition is scheduled this year with final plans nearing agreement for the new building.
Come along on Saturday 17th September and mix with the community (we all loved it last time, didn’t we?) see some art from a local artist (Wesley Arch, image above) along with photos of the hall from its 50 amazing years!
Tell your friends, spread the word!
Organised by the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee and in support of Peldon Village Hall Rebuilding Fund and Cancer Research UK, we plan to have an amazing evening of fun, food and fab music.
The licensed bar will open at 5:30, followed by music from the amazing Sam Plackett Organ Trio and a two-course supper as the evening gets going.
Crissy Lee, widely acclaimed to be the UK and Europe’s finest female drummer will be headlining the entertainment with her Crissy Lee All Stars who will play an opening set as we dine away the summer evening. Performing with Crissy will be former Shakatak member, Jackie Rawe, who has also worked with stars such as Suzi Quatro, Sheena Easton and Imagination. Auctioneer, Kevin Bentley will then provide us all with some fun in the Grand Charity Auctionand raffle, leaving Crissy and the All Stars to play us into the dusk with their final set.
CONTACT: Bob Holmes on 01206 735510 or [email protected].
Voting is now open for “Colchester’s Big Choice”, vote for Peldon Village Hall!
The project to rebuild Peldon Village Hall is one of 12 shortlisted projects that are competing for a share of £200,000 of funding being provided by Colchester Borough Council for community projects in the Borough under its ‘Big Choice’ scheme. Local residents will decide who the winning projects are by voting for their favourites. Voting will be open between Monday 22 February and Friday 4 March, and the winning projects will be announced the following week.
We have pitched for £50,000 of the ‘Big Choice’ funding and, if we are successful, we should then have enough to allow us to start work. But whether or not we’ll succeed depends on how many people vote for our project.
The current hall in Peldon was built in the 1960’s and is a timber-framed, flat roofed building that is gradually deteriorating, despite our best efforts to maintain it. It’s well used by a variety of community groups and private hirers, attracting not just Peldon residents, but people from the surrounding villages and from Mersea. We recognised a few years ago that it needed replacing, not just to allow the current uses to continue, but also to provide the opportunity for new activities which we know that community would welcome. So we’ve drawn up plans for a new, larger building that will be at the heart of our community for the next 100 years.
There are two ways you can vote for us, online or in person. You can go on-line to the Council’s website www.colchester.gov.uk/bigchoice and follow the link there. Alternatively, you can visit Colchester library where voting forms will be available. If neither of these methods is convenient, please call Bob Holmes on 01206 735510 and we’ll help you to cast your vote.
Voting is open to anyone who is a resident in the area covered by Colchester Borough Council, whatever their age (including children) and you do not have to be on the electoral register. You will need to confirm your name, address and/or postcode when you vote.
If R&B or Jazz rocks your boat then you are in for a treat at the Peldon Village Hall on Friday 15th January 2016.
Organised by the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee, The Crissy Lee Quartet will be playing between 8-11pm with tickets available for just £10. As well as Crissy Lee, who is widely acclaimed as being the UK and Europe’s finest female drummer, the evening will also feature Jackie Rawe, former Shakatak member, who has also supported stars such as Suzi Quatro, Sheena Easton & Imagination. There will also be a licensed bar.
To book tickets, please call 01206 735510 or 735505 or email [email protected]. You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Wintred Hundred Parish Council has announced the dates of its meetings duriug 2015 as below. Each of these meetings inlcude the opportunity for local electors to raise issues and concerns during a brief ‘Have Your Say’ section prior to the main agenda items being discussed.
All meetings commence at 7.30pm. unless otherwise stated
Keen to bolster their rebuilding fund (just over half-way now), the Peldon Village Hall Management Committee are running two great events for all the family early in July.
You are invited to relax, dine and dance to the sizzling sounds of summer at Brickhouse Farm, Lower Road, Peldon. Starring the Crissy Lee All Star Band and featuriug Liz Oki (recently seen on the BBC’s The Voice) the lovely Lesley Arden will also be there to entertain at the start of the evening. Doors open at 5:30pm with music from 6:30pm and food served from 7pm. Tickets to be booked in advance from Bob Holmes (01206 735510 or [email protected]) and cost £20 including a 2 course supper.
There will be a licensed bar and free parking.
Also taking place at Brickhouse Farm this event runs from 11am to 2pm.
Thanks go to Robert & Liz Davidson for tthe use of their house and garden for these events.
The annual report and accounts of the Peldon Village Hall management committee are now online to review on the Peldon Village Hall webpage. Reviewing the year the committee’s chairman, Keith Banks, considers the progress made towards building of a new Village Hall as well as the huge amount of work needed going forward to turn it into a reality. He gives thanks to volunteers perhaps the most notable being 79-year-old Ethel Miller who, whilst standing down from the committee, still intends volunteering as a cleaner and regular provider of home made cheese straws and sausage rolls. Yum!