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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 8th November 2022

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 8th November 2022 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

The minutes of the meeting held on 11th October 2022 were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Borough Councillor Report: Both Borough and County Councillors have Locality Budget funds to allocate. Constituency boundaries are being considered but ours will probably remain the same. There is energy support for those who are in need and details can be found on CBC website.

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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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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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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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