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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 10th May 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 10th May 2022 at 7.30pm

Present: Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson, Liz Davidson, Phil Gladwin, Andrew Ellis, Kevin Bentley

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and no-one chose to speak at this time.

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Netty Knill Jones, John Walker

Election of Officers: Phil proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed for Jinny to take the chair for this coming year, Phil proposed,Jinny seconded and all agreed for Liz tobe vice-chair, it was agreed unanimously for the clerk to continue as Responsible Financial Officer. Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly signed.Robert was welcomed in joining the parish council and thanks wereexpressed to Wendy Ritherdon and Robert Kean for their brilliant contributions to the parish council and the community. Advertisements are displayed to fill the parish councillor vacancy in Salcott.

Parish Council’s Annual Report: Was circulated and will be on the website, the noticeboards and magazines.

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda 14th June 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 14th June 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 and welcome to our new Salcott parish councillor
To confirm minutes of the May 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 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 Minutes 10th May 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 10th May 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.

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited and can contribute to this meeting.

Addresses from any of the following may take part: County Councillors, Borough Councillors, Police and any other body or organisation.

Followed by:

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

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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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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes 8th February 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 8th February 2022 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Robert Davidson
Minutes of the January meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman.
County and Borough Councillor Reports: None
Public-Have Your Say: None
Declarations of Interest: None

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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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PC Minutes 9th November 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 9th November 2021 at 7.30pm

Present: Robert Kean, John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys (chair), Catherine Sprott, Jinny Gale, Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

Apologies for absence: None

Minutes of September meeting and cancellation notice of October meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: CBC Planning Department is struggling to keep up to date owing to a shortage of workforce. The Chief Executive is retiring and applications for the position are now being accepted. CBC is now operating a click and collect system for extra bins, bags. etc. Mersea Council Office being one of the collection points. The parish council soldiers are still out for this year but will be collected later in the year for storage and safe keeping.

County Councillor Report: ECC is dealing with climate change and one of the projects is an aim to have electric car battery charging points in all towns across Essex. Levelling up and equal opportunities is another main focus with deprivation in all forms such as education, living affordability including giving out meal vouchers for eligible children, isolation with regard to lack of accessible amenities and public transport.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Liz Davidson for item 1. grass cutting.

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Salcott playground and field are in good order.
  • Peldon new playground project began this week and so the field may suffer from vehicles being driven on it but will recover in time.
  • Special thanks were expressed to James Faulkner and Gary Taylor for their brilliant dismantling and disposing work. A small charge was agreed and will be paid for labour.
  • The new Peldon playground will be opened by Robert Davidson, Colchester Mayor with as many local children in attendance as possible to help with the opening. We will have a better idea shortly of when this might be for advertising purposes.
  • Quotes for grass cutting have been received and it is hoped for more and then will be discussed via email so that a decision can be made reasonably soon.

2.  Speed Camera:

We will revisit the possibility of purchasing a Radar Speen Sign for somewhere in the parish in the new year when we have a clearer vision of the total cost of sign and installation and therefore, affordability.

3.  Great Wigborough Village Sign

is being refurbished and will be reinstated in due course. The total cost has been reclaimed from the car driver who drove into it through our insurance company.

4.  Actions and reminder List –

Updated

Planning Applications:

210943

Appeal Lodged against refusal by CBC for retrospective application for demolition of 1.8m (6ft) fence and replacement with brick wall at Pete Tye Cottage, Colchester Road, Peldon

213054

Proposal: Replacement of an agricultural building with a new dwelling (in lieu of Prior Approval subject of application 210657) at Nightingale Farm, School Lane, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objection

Planning Decisions:

211343

Proposal:  Erection of rear two storey extension to dwelling. Demolition of   existing garage and erection of detached 2 bay garage structure at Hillside House, Church Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

212502

Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation at The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

212582

Proposal: Vary condition 2 of permission 192329 at Great Wigborough Village Hall site, School Lane Approve conditional

212008

Proposal: Redevelopment of extension and existing offices at Island Landscapes, Mersea Road, Peldon – Withdrawn

Finances: Summary to date plus schedule for payments:

Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts (878)

£96.00

R S Pullen – November salary

£500.00

D A Page – Moss Hay grass cutting

£288.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 7.30pm in the meeting room Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall

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