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Winstred Hundred Minutes – 14th May 2024

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 May 2024 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Martin Parsons

The Annual Parish Assembly

Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and no-one spoke at this time

Annual Council Meeting (AGM)

Present: as above and County Cllr Kevin Bentley

Election of Officers: It was proposed, seconded and all agreed for Jinny to continue as chairman for this next year, it was proposed, seconded and all agreed for Liz to continue as vice-chairman for this next year, it was proposed, seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as Responsible Financial Officer for this next year. Declaration of Acceptance of Office forms were duly completed and signed.

Parish Council’s Annual Report: was circulated before the meeting and will be displayed on the usual communication platforms.

Financial Report: it was noted that we had normal spending for the year with no unexpected outgoings, any substantial projects were paid for with grant money and/or Locality Budget money leaving us with a comfortable amount in the bank.

Continued membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC, RCCE was agreed by all 

Ordinary Council Meeting

The minutes of the April 2024 meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County and Borough Councillor Report: Cllr Bentley was congratulated for winning the latest election and he expressed pleasure in dealing with us as a parish council.

Locality Budgets are open for applications again as are ECC CIF Grants.

The winter has been the wettest for years hence the very poor condition of some of the roads but gradually these are being dealt with and new teams will be designated to one area for a week to address all the defects. Reporting potholes etc. to the parish council or on the ECC Highways website is encouraged so that areas in need of urgent repairs can be identified more quickly.  

Certain local problems were brought to Kevin’s attention which he will try to address.

The data gathered from the speed strips installed at Great Wigborough to identify the need for the 30mph limit to be extended qualified for this to take place and extra buffers of a 40mph limit both ends will be included in the project. The 40mph limit from The Rose to The Strood has also been applied for.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – both playgrounds and fields are in good order. The Community Group Documents were discussed and agreed by all to be standard wording for this type of contract and contact details will be confirmed with them and signed accordingly. It is hoped that the group will resume work for us when their organising staff levels permit.
  2. Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2023/24: the finance summary and internal audit were noted and accepted, the Certificate of Exemption, Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement were agreed by all and signed by the chairman and Clerk/RFO.
  3. Affordable Housing Survey – no further conclusions other than that workers in the villages may be included, if possible, next time we carry out a survey.
  4. Website – new style website is nearly finished.
  5. Speed Assessment Strips – as above in Councillor Report, excellent result.
  6. Communications/Facebook – further progress made.
  7. Request from Salcott Church – donation for churchyard upkeep – after much discussion, bearing in mind thatwe have not budgeted for this and we also have to consider that there are 4 churches in our villages therefore making this very costly, it was agreed by all that, with regret, we will not donate to the upkeep of the churchyards.
  8. Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall Board of Trustees – it was agreed by all that Liz and Phil remain as the parish council representatives.
  9. Actions and Reminder List – updated, to note that the parish council is meeting with CCC Local Plan Team to discuss the particular features of our villages.

Planning Applications:

240843Agricultural Determination Proposal:  To determine if prior approval is required for erection of a building for agricultural or forestry use at Peldon Hall Farm

Finances: Schedule for May 2024 payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May£600.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cuts£252.00
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – meeting room hire£22.00

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 7.30pm, at St Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough

9th July 2024 meeting will be at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall meeting room.    There will be no meeting held in August

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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 PC Minutes – 13th June 2023

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held in the meeting room at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Catherine Sprott, Liz Davidson

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

County Councillor Report: The area of ground at where the fallen finger post was situated is to be investigated for services underground before it can be replaced.

A new speed report meeting will be arranged shortly.

Road repairs will be gaining speed with the good weather and a further financial input.

Some pot holes were mended for the cycle race which proved to be a success and good for some Essex businesses.

Various placement and replacement of refugees is taking place which brings with it many unforeseen problems such as overcrowding of schools and doctors.

CC Locality Budget money will be given towards the adult exercise bike for Moss Hay to complete the purchase following receipt of a City Councillors Locality Budget grant and a Tesco’s grant.

The project to have a VAS or SID installed at Peldon coming into the village from Wigboroughs will be supported.

City Councillor Report: There is CCC money allocated for prosperity in rural areas. 

John Jowers continues his duties as Mayor.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: Members of the Board of Trustees for Item 5.

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields are in good order. The hedge/ivy on Moss Hay footpath had been well cut back and the fence will be addressed shortly by Colchester Borough Homes.
  2. Audit Return and Associated Compliances AGAR Part 2 2022/23 – the finance summary and internal audit were noted, Certificate of Exemption, Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
  3. Website – further points to agree with our maintenance provider
  4. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall – Phil and Liz were again nominated as the parish council representatives for the Board of Trustees which was proposed, seconded and agreed by all.
  5. Payment of P & W Community Hall Invoice – at the request of the Community Hall Management Committee the parish council used a grant to purchase tables for the Community Hall for the benefit of the community.
  6. Actions and Reminder List – updated

Planning Applications:

231193Proposal:  Erection of a replacement purpose built commercial building for use Class E & B8 at Kemps Farm, Mersea Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

230715Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation at The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
230612Proposal: Installation of vertical sliding secondary glazing at Cob Cottage, The Street, Salcott – Approve conditional
230771Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension and front entrance door at Hawthorns, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
230582Proposal: New replacement dwelling at The Bungalow, Mersea Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances: Schedule for June 2023 payments:

R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – June£550.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£126.00
G G Beecroft Tree & Garden Care – Moss Hay footpath clearance£350.00
Gopak Ltd. – hall tables£1,166.80

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th July 2023 at 7.30pm, at Salcott Village Hall  

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 13th June 23

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held in the meeting room at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

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

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

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Winstred Hundred Annual Report – 2022-23

PARISH COUNCIL REPORT FOR YEAR 2022 – 2023

During this year we have continued with the legal requirement to hold meetings in public, although the Covid effect has persisted in that we have had rather more councillor absences due to poor health than usual.  We cancelled our September meeting due to the death of Queen Elizabeth.  

We regret that we rarely see members of the public at meetings.  Their increased attendance was a welcome benefit of online meetings.  As a reminder we meet at three venues, in rotation – the Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall, the Salcott Village Hall and in the nave of St Stephen’s church in Great Wigborough.

Our email service and Facebook page continue to help us disseminate information. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/winstred100parishcouncil.

You can even leave a message there, but we ask you to be mindful that we don’t monitor it 24/7 and so you may not get an immediate response.

For those of you not on Facebook, all councillor details are on our website https://winstred100.org/parish-council/  In many cases, the best person to speak to is our Clerk.

As statutory consultees, we reviewed all the planning applications in the Parish and used our local knowledge to pass comments to Colchester Borough/City Council.

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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 9th May 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 9th May 2023 at 7.30pm

Present: Netty Knill Jones, Catherine Sprott, Jinny Gale (chair), John Walker, Clare Lauwerys, Roger Pittock, Phil Gladwin, Laura Atkinson RCCE Affordable Housing Enabler, and one member of the public

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: Liz Davidson, Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis

Election of Officers: It was proposed, seconded and all agreed for Jinny to continue as chairman for the coming year, it was proposed, seconded and all agreed for Liz to continue as vice chairman for the coming year, it was proposed, seconded and all agreed for the clerk to continue as Financial and Responsible Officer for the coming year, forms of declaration to be signed at the next meeting. There were no resignations or co-options.  

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

Financial Report – next month

Continued membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC was agreed by all.

Ordinary Council Meeting

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

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 9th May 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 9th May 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

The Annual Parish Assembly

Electors and Organisations are invited to 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)

Apologies for absence:

  • Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Financial and Responsible Officer, resignations, co-options, elections of Parish Councillors, signing of all necessary forms and declarations, welcomings and thank yous accordingly.  
  • Parish Council’s Annual Report
  • Financial Report – next month
  • Confirmation of membership to EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC
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Winstred Hundred PC Minutes – 11th April 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 11th April 2023 at 7.30pm

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

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Clare Lauwerys, Andrew Ellis.

The minutes of the meeting held on 14th March 2023 were confirmed and agreed by all and signed by the chairman

County Councillor Report: ECC is readjusting the migrant living accommodation and locations in Essex. The Traffic Review meeting is being arranged for parish councillors and ECC officers. Getting outside contractors for addressing road sign issues is being considered.

City Councillor Report: CCC is withdrawing certain services following the budget having been agreed. Charging for garden waste collection will begin in January 2024 and quarterly large freight collection will no longer exist, but white goods can still be collected from properties with a charge.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Playgrounds and Playing Fields – both fields and playgrounds are in good order and it is hoped for Salcott meadow to dry out enough soon for cutting.
  2. Website – ideas for design and layout, with cost in mind, are being looked into with our website manager.
  3. Affordable Rural Housing – we had previously agreed for RCCE to carry out the survey for us to establish if there is any need for social housing in our villages and the RCCE Enabling Officer will be coming to our next meeting to explain the process.
  4. Transport Meeting – a councillor attended the recent meeting and made the case that the bus services to Peldon are inadequate for youngsters attending schools in Colchester.
  5. Actions and reminder List – updated and to add that Anglian Water have met with parish councillors today to explain their visit to Peldon for a waste water management study which involves visiting most properties.

Planning Applications:

230582Proposal: New replacement dwelling consisting of 4-bedroom detached property and detached garage for two parking spaces at The Bungalow, Mersea Road, Peldon
230650Proposal: Domestic ground based solar array of 80 panels at Rosefield, Lodge Lane, Peldon
230612Proposal: The installation of vertical sliding secondary glazing on twelve windows of the house at Cob Cottage, The Street, Salcott
230715Proposal: Construction of 1.5 storey ancillary accommodation at The Plough, Lower Road, Peldon
230606Proposal: New access to field at land to the south of Barnhall Road, Salcott
230771Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension and new front entrance door at Hawthorns, School Lane, Great Wigborough

Planning Decisions:

230169Proposal: Retrospective planning permission for build of workshop at Marels, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
230243Proposal: Erection of single storey front and rear side extensions at Hawthorns, School Lane, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional  

Payments for April:

EALC and NALC annual subscription£339.97
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – hire£20.00
Peldon & Wigs Community Hall – Coronation celebrations£250.00
The Wigborough Community Group – Coronation celebrations£250.00
R S Pullen – April salary£550.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th May 2023 at 7.30pm at St. Stephen’s Church, Great Wigborough and will commence with the Annual Parish Assembly

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Winstred Hundred PC Agenda – 11th April 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 11th April 2023 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Given that Covid and various other viruses seem to be prevalent we are going to reinstate mask wearing.

Apologies for absence:
To confirm minutes of the meeting held on 14th March 2023
County and City Councillor Reports:
Public-Have Your Say:
Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields – reports on both fields and playgrounds

  • Decision required: Anything that needs attention?

2.  Website update – new look, format etc

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