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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 Agenda – 9th April 2024

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 9th April 2024 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the March 2024 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 9th January 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 January 2024 at 7.30pm

Present: Robert Davidson, LizDavidson, Roger Pittock, Cathrine Sprott, Clare Lauwerys, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Netty Knill Jones, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the December 2023 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: ECC are proposing to increase the council tax by 4.99%,  (2% of which is for social care). Children’s care is expensive as the price suppliers can charge is unregulated, unlike in adult social care.

The school transport provision is down to national policy and ECC is speaking with the Dept of Education so a fairer method of deciding who is eligible for free school transport can be established.

Highways budget will also be increased to help tackle the poor condition of the roads.

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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 12th December 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.30pm.

Present: Phil Gladwin, Roger Pittock, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale (chair), Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the November 2023 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

City Councillor Report: The last free collection of garden waste is next week and then will be collected in January under the new paying scheme with resident purchased bins, see Colchester City Council website for more details.

All Colchester council staff are to receive a salary rise adding further financial pressure.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 12th December 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the November 2023 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields and hedges
  • Decision required: Any matters that need attention?

2. Moss Hay Footpath

Concerns for side growth and ground surface to discuss

3. Affordable Housing Survey

To note, documentation will be distributed in January

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 14th November 2023

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 November 2023 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys, Roger Pittock, Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the October 2023 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: Work has been taking place on Devolution Level 2 which takes care of all adult skills training including a new aviation college, green technology and catering. A Transportation Plan for all of Essex is being delivered and ECC will be in charge of the bus companies. There is an increase in need of children’s services with individual children for immediate safe placement increasing each year.

Public-Have Your Say:  Request for a hedge trim in Peldon that will be addressed soon.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are both in good order and all minor faults from the Annual Report have been addressed at both sites and thanks were expressed to Rob, also to Jack Newman for adjusting the zip wire at Peldon for us again. Funding will be requested from grants or budgets for two picnic tables for Salcott meadow. The front hedge at Salcott meadow will be addressed in due course.
  2. Affordable Housing Survey will be delivered to all properties in the villages during the second week in January 2024 with a reply/return date later on in February to RCCE (Rural Community Council of Essex). It is hoped for as many as possible to return this so that a reasonably accurate picture of our needs for lower cost housing is shown. Following delivery by the parish council, it has no further involvement until the resulting analysis and figures have been complied by RCCE.
  3. Insurance – all agreed to accept the quotation from Ansvar at £762.99.
  4. Mill Lane Bus Shelter – all agreed to accept the quotation from Men’s Shed for a new shelter for the insurance company to proceed further with our claim
  5. CCC Designated Rural Areas – consultation was discussed and it was considered that no action was required by us at this stage.
  6. Planning Jungle – it was agreed that we should not to subscribe to this as we do not have huge numbers of complicated planning applications to consider and it should be that we can acquire all the knowledge necessary for us to comment from CCC website.
  7. Clerk’s salary – having received Local Government Services Pay Agreement it was proposed, seconded and agreed by all to increase the clerk’s salary to £600 per month back dated to April 2023.
  8. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

232381Proposal: Erection of one single-storey wheelchair accessible holiday barn and ancillary outbuilding on land east of Whitehouse Hill, Salcott
222407 Appeal Lodged:Proposal: reuse of redundant barn as single dwelling house, resubmission 212513 at Lovedowns Lodge, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

231105Proposal: Retrospective application for change of use of farm yard for sales of fencing and timber supplies at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Refuse
231582Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of a rear single storey link extension and conversion of existing outbuilding to provide additional living accommodation at Glebelands, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
232134Proposal: Garage conversion at Chubbins, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances: scheduled November payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – November£550.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – meeting room hire£22.00
Anglia Inspection Services Ltd. – annual playgrounds inspections£280.00
CAS Ltd. – Insurance£762.99
Clerk’s expenses – Petrol, ink, paper, repair parts£249.33

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.30pm at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 14th November 2023

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 November 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the October 2023 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields and hedges
  • Annual Inspection Report and subsequent items to be addressed
  • Discuss ideas for Locality spend
  • Decision required: Any matters that need immediate attention?

2. Affordable Housing Survey – timetable of events

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 10th October 2023

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 10th October 2023 at 7.30pm

Present: Roger Pittock, Phil Gladwin, Jinny Gale (chair), John Walker, Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson

CCs: Andrew Ellis, Carl Powling

Apologies for absence: Clare Lauwerys, Kevin Bentley

The minutes of the September 2023 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

City Councillor Reports:  S106 monies is available for suitable projects.

Garden Waste – the freeservice is ending on 18th December and residents who wish to continue having collections need to join a new scheme which involves paying £35 per bin, up to a maximum of four bins per household, as a once off start-up fee and thereafter £55 per year for the service to continue.  The service will be free for the first three months after joining and the joining fee (but not the annual service fee) will be waived for those receiving Local Council tax Support at the time of applying to join. Go to CCC website colchester.gov.uk for more details.

Public-Have Your Say: Overgrown vegetation at Salcott crossroads was mentioned and advised that it is hoped CCC will be verge cutting in due course as per normal and or local farmers may assist when not so busy with ploughing etc.

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order and small jobs have and will be attended to.
  2. Affordable Housing Survey – having agreed their text we will get this moving forward with RCCE with deadlines to be decided.
  3. St Nicholas Church – the proposals were agreed by all but we will add that access to the graveyard by all family and friends of those buried there should be included. 
  4. CCC Planning Session- report following attendance was given plus slides from CCC.  The PC will look into adopting the independent planning literature supplied by Planning Jungle Ltd (www.planningjungle.com) as a simpler way of keeping abreast of planning changes. 
  5. Actions and Reminder List – updated, Mill Lane bus shelter is in the hands of our insurers for replacement. A footpath in Peldon has been dealt with thanks to an adjacent land owner and will also be attended to by ECC in due course. We continue to be indebted to Eric Coan for maintaining the grass on the Peldon triangle, in what has been a difficult year for farmers weather wise.

Planning Applications:

232134Proposal: Garage conversion at Chubbins, Church Road, Peldon
232177Proposal: Enhancement of area at field at Old Hall Marshes, RSPB
Enforcement Appeal 098467against decision re vehicle access breach at The Lilacs, Wigborough Road, Peldon
232310Proposal: Single storey outbuilding at Hillside Farm, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough
232326Proposal: Demolition of existing structure and the erection of an ancillary annexe at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

Appeal Ref: APP/A1530/W
/22/3309924
at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Dismissed
231470Proposal: Additional storey to existing bungalow at rear of property at North View, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
321889Proposal: Demolition of agricultural building and erection of replacement at Little Doves Day Nursery, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
231193Proposal: Erection of a replacement purpose built commercial building at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
231943Proposal: Erection of 3-bay garage at Lovedowns Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott – Approve conditional

Finances: scheduled October payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – October£550.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
PKF Littlejohn LLP – audit£252.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cut£126.00

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th November 2023 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 12th September 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th September 2023 at 7.30pm.

Present: Robert Davidson, Roger Pittock, Netty Knill Jones, Clare Lauwerys, Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale (chair), Kevin Bentley and 4 members of the public

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Phil Gladwin, John Walker

The minutes of the July 2023 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: Essex County Council is reassessing its waste strategy; collections, disposals etc are to be streamlined, information on the matter is on ECC website. Inspections for RAAC in schools and other public buildings have taken place and only one school, two libraries and a car park have had to be closed for the necessary work to take place.

City Councillor Report: Colchester City Council is struggling financially and certain services will need to be cut or reduced. Clear plastic sacks are out for delivery now.

Public-Have Your Say: There was a complaint about the untidiness of the green triangle at Peldon which will be followed up accordingly. Item 1 below was discussed at length.

Declarations of Interest: Robert and Liz Davidson for planning application 231889 and Roger Pittock for 231470.

  1. Salcott Speed Meeting was organised and attended by Salcott and Virley residents. It was established that certain sections of The Street were suffering from speeding vehicles and the lack of pavements, narrow sections and parked cars made it very difficult to walk along there safely. Suggestions from the parish council were sought and ideas to help the situation were discussed and a suggestion of setting up a meeting in the village hall with a County or City Councillor to establish what can or cannot be achieved would be a good start. Also, the Turf Farm will be consulted for their assistance as garden businesses picking up turf in the mornings are thought to be one of the problems.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order, missing caps on a play item were fitted and rust on a pedal of the rower will be attended to.Thanks were expressed to Rob for strimming round the Peldon playground area.
  3. RCCE Affordable Housing Survey, accompanying letter and publication article; we agreed to proceed with finalising the details of the various pieces of text and arranging dates with RCCE. 
  4. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to note Little Wigborough village sign is being repainted having been dried out and repaired; following a meeting with ECC Highways a survey on speeding through Great Wigborough will be carried out which will determine if lengthening the 30 mph limit section is warranted; the weeds on the banks of Salcott creek have been reported to the Environmental Agency and they are due to carry out clearance work in the creek in October; the Moss Hay footpath fence will be repaired by Colchester Homes in due course.

Planning Applications:

231582Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory and reception of a rear single storey link extension at Glebelands, The Street, Salcott
231627Proposal: Two storey outbuilding at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough
231889Proposal: Demolition of agricultural building for Class E(f) Day Nursery at Little Doves Day Nursery, Lower Road, Peldon
231470Proposal: Additional storey to existing bungalow at rear of property at North View, The Street, Salcott
231943Proposal: Erection of 3-bay garage at Lovedowns, Barnhall Road, Salcott
232037Proposal: New access to field at Land south of Barnahll Road, Salcott
232105Proposal: Retrospective change of use of farmyard for sales of fencing and timber supplies at Fourways Farm, Barnhall Road, Salcott.
231857Proposal: To build an office at the bottom of the garden to accommodate home working at Mill Cottage, The Street, Salcott

Planning Decisions:

231554Proposal: Application for prior Approval – Required- Approved at Sampsons Farm, Sampsons lane, Peldon
230286 (&LB 230552)Proposal: Conversion of outbuilding to accommodate vehicle at Green Farm, Church View, The Street, Salcott – Approved conditional
231464Proposal: Application for Lawful Development Certificate for Existing Use at Paynes Farm House, Colchester Road, Virley – Approved
231657Proposal: Prior Approval Required (Approved) for conversion of agricultural building to flexible use at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon

Finances: Paid in August 2023 payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – August£550.00
Fresh Air Fitness – adult gym bike£908.98
CALC – subs£35.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cuts£252.00

Scheduled September 2023 payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – September£550.00
Kevin Harris – Salcott crossroads bus shelter£402.00
Tree & Lawn Co. – Salcott grass cut and collect£192.00
Sutcliffe Play – nut covers£21.84
The Wigborough Community Group – church hire£35.00

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 7.30pm at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, meeting room  

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 10th October 2023

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 10th October 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the September 2023 meeting:
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both play areas and fields
  • Decision required: Any matters that need immediate attention?

2.  Affordable Housing Survey

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