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PC Minutes 13th October 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held via Zoom on Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 7.30pm. The Zoom meeting details were published.

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

To welcome our new Virley Parish Councillor – Catherine was welcomed onto the parish council and the required forms have been completed.

Apologies for absence: Kevin Bentley, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and will be signed by the chairman in due course

County Councillor Report: A meeting was being attended by ECC Leaders to request a higher level for Covid-19 for Essex from the government.

Public-Have Your Say: It was noted that a Peldon sign appears to be missing which will be looked into. Other enforcement and highways matters will be followed up. Access to various Salcott footpaths have been reported for disrepair.

Declarations of Interest: None Continue reading

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PC Agenda 13th October 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

A meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 7.30pm to which the Councillors are requested to attend and the public are welcome to participate. The Zoom meeting details are as follows: Meeting ID: 870 9195 4555 Passcode: winoct

To welcome our new Virley Parish Councillor

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

1.  Playgrounds and Playing Fields

  • Reports on both playgrounds and fields
  • Discuss projects and costings received for new equipment at Peldon
  • Decision required: Any further measures required with regard to Covid-19 and current government guidelines

2.  Zoom contract meeting costs

  • To note that it has been agreed to sign up for the parish council’s own account rather than depend on Kevin’s good nature.
  • To note that it was agreed to sign up for a year’s contract at a lower rate as meetings on Zoom are likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • To note that the chairman will be the owner of the account.

3.  Village Signs Refurbishment update

  • To note the refurbishment of Salcott-cum-Virley sign has been completed and is now back in place. Peldon is next on the list so removal will take place in due course.

4.  Printer costs

  • It was agreed for the parish council to contribute £50 towards the cost of a badly needed new printer used mainly for parish council business

5.  Actions and reminder List – update

Planning Applications:

202176 Proposal: Extension to building undergoing conversion into dwelling and minor extension to residential curtilage at land adjacent to Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon

Planning Decisions:

201505 &Listed 201506) Proposal: Replacement of single storey lean-to extension and replacement of two areas of ground floor construction at Games Farm, Lower Road, Peldon – Approve conditional

Finances:

102095 Tree & Lawn Company Ltd. – Salcott grass cut£90.00
102096 Design Clark Ltd. – Salcott village sign refurbishment£250.00
102097 Mr T Newman – play ground inspection£90.00
102098 R S Pullen – October salary£500.00
102099 Mrs Clare Lauwerys – Zoom meeting contract£115.10
102100 R J Playle Services – hedge cutting£84.00

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th November 2020 at 7.30pm via Zoom, details from the clerk for public participation

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PC Minutes 12th May 2020

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes for Winstred Hundred Parish Council meeting scheduled to be held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough on Tuesday 12th May 2020.

This meeting did not take place owing to Covid-19, a Coronavirus, following government guidelines/ruling.

All enquiries and matters requiring attention are being dealt with as and when they happen via email discussion amongst the parish councillors and actioned wherever possible safely within the current restrictions.

Matters dealt with during the month are as follows:

  1. Playgrounds are still shut and fields are being checked.
  2. Grass on both fields has been cut by contractors.
  3. Grass and hedge cuts have taken place in Salcott by volunteers (insurance covered).
  4. Branches blocking Salcott creek, EA informed and came to do the job.
  5. ECC Footpath Officer is coming to look at Salcott footpaths and access.
  6. Noise nuisance and possible unauthorised car repairs at Peldon has been reported.
  7. PC books and finances for the year ending 2019/20 (AGAR) are with the internal auditor. A financial report will follow when the internal auditor has approved and signed them off.

Planning Applications:

200666 Proposal: Change of use from agricultural land to an outdoor forest school nursery at Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall, Great Wigborough – the parish council has no objections
200890 Notification of prior approval for a change of use from light industrial (class B1(c)) and land within its curtilage to dwelling house at Ransomes Cottage, Wigborough Road, Peldon – the parish council has no objections

Planning decision:

192367: Proposal Construction of private lake at Hillside Cottage, Colchester Road, Great Wigborough – Approve conditional
200617 Proposal: Continued use of steel containers for storage purposes at New Hall Farm, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough – Approve conditional

Finances: Cheques to be signed at a later date

102076 Design Clark Ltd. – Great Wigborough village sign refurbish£250.00
102077 Moss Hay grass cuts x 3£288.00
102078 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary – May£455.14

The next meeting is scheduled to be held on 9th June 2020 at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall subject to government ruling/guidance.

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PC Minutes – 12th November 2019

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th November 2019

Present: John Walker, Clare Lauwerys, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean (chair), Phil Gladwin, Wendy Ritherdon, Netty Knill-Jones, Liz Davidson

Apologies for absence: Andrew Ellis, Jackie McClean, Kevin Bentley, Dave Taylor

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Zone Warden Report: None sent but to note the asbestos and other rubbish dumped at Pete Tye Common car park has now been removed. Also, the parish council would like to thank our many Litter Warriors who do a splendid job of keeping our villages litter-free and tidy, it makes such a difference to everyone’s surroundings.

Borough Councillor Report: The illegal transferring of soil to a property at Great Wigborough has now been curtailed and is being investigated for lack of appropriate documentation for such an activity. Continue reading

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PC Minutes 11th December 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Present: John Walker, Wendy Ritherdon, Phil Gladwin, Clare Lauwerys, Dave Taylor, Robert Kean

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Jinny Gale, Netty Knill-Jones, Robert Davidson

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Zone Warden Report: None

County and Borough Councillor Reports: The parish council will write as requested to ECC in support of keeping open both Continue reading

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PC Agenda 11th December 2018

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 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

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 10th July 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

Present: John Walker, Clare Lauwerys, Phil Gladwin (chair), Jinny Gale, Robert Kean, Zone Warden, Andrew Ellis, and five members of the public for PC vacancy interviews

Apologies for absence: Robert Davidson, Kevin Bentley

Minutes of the last meetings were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Zone Warden Report: Thanks were expressed to Tim for the Zone’s team of continuing work in our villages and yet again the rubble dumped at Pete Tye Common car park will be removed soon. A CCTV camera is being considered. They attend the Abberton and Langenhoe Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am for collection of garden sacks obtainable with vouchers, clear bags and food boxes. (black sacks are the only refuse item residents have to buy themselves).

County and Borough Councillor Reports: Localism is being discussed for some parish councils where for a trial period they would receive funds from Essex County Council and initiate and pay for their own works by approved contractors for local jobs such as repairing pot holes, replacing missing signage, etc.

Parts of the CBC Draft Local Plan have been deemed unacceptable by the Inspectors and currently there are 3 options to resolve the matter which are now being considered.

Public-Have Your Say: None

Declarations of Interest: None

  1. Parish Council Vacancies: 5 applicants were present for 4 vacancies (3 for Salcott and Virley and 1 for Peldon) and interviews were carried out separately and a fair points system took place for the decisions. The chosen applicants will be informed tomorrow.
  2. Playgrounds and Playing Fields: Reports for both play areas will be forthcoming. The Community Working Group have carried out a number of good clearance jobs for us, mainly in Peldon this month.
  3. Communications including Website: A working party has been set up to discuss what is considered the way forward in these modern times of social media and a meeting will be arranged hopefully to take place during the holiday period.
  4. Salcott Grass Cutting: Having received complaints about how and when the grass on Salcott meadow is cut quotations and estimates have been received from several alterative contractors which were discussed and are being considered. A decision will be made shortly.
  5. Solar Light and Plaque: The light is in situ and wording for the plaque has been agreed so will be made and erected in due course.
  6. Requests for raised curbs at Salcott and Peldon bus stops: It was agreed for the parish council to request these from ECC and the cracked pavement will be taken up by our Borough Councillor.
  7. Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall: The Wigboroughs’ Charity and the new combined one are coming to the final stages of completion to enable funds from the Wigboroughs to be transferred to the new hall funds. Robert proposed, Clare seconded and all agreed to give Phil the parish council’s backing and support for representation on this new committee which will be required in due course.
  8. Canvass 2018: A request from CBC to carry out the job of canvassing for people to be on the electoral register who are not at present was discussed and it was decided that it is a very responsible position and not one we would wish to put anybody’s name forward for.
  9. Colchester Community Policing Team: Suggestions for the police to come to village coffee mornings and our parish council meetings now and again and the occasional driving slowly round the villages was suggested having received a request for communication ideas from them.
  10. Actions and Reminder List – updated and to include that the PC gives its backing to a resident who will pursue fibre as an alternative for broadband. The resiting of the old VR post box at Great Wigborough has been chased up for information and time scale on the work to be carried out. The verge cutting company will be contacted.

Correspondence:

  • Reply from First Essex Buses to say they will take our request for morning and evening inclusion into consideration when next reviewing their timetables

Planning Decisions:

172517 & 172518: Proposal: To include work to convert a barn from ancillary domestic use to a two bedroomed annexe with a new detached car port following demolition of a lean-to car port. The works include the demolition and rebuilding of the south wall at Harvey’s Farm, Wigborough Road, Peldon – Approve conditional
181416 Proposal: Extensions to dwelling (revision to approved scheme 171283) at Willowbank, The Street, Salcott

Finances:

101975 Anglia Inspection Services – annual playgrounds insp£234.00
101976 Peldon Village Hall – hire£20.00
101977 Colchester Association of Local Councils – subs£35.00
101978 R Pullen Electrical – bus shelter solar light£546.38
101979 R S Pullen – Clerk’s salary for June plus back pay£465.55
101980 Mr T Newman – playground inspections x 4£120.00
101981 Colchester Borough Council – elections£248.00
101982 R S Pullen – July salary

£439.73

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 7.30pm at Salcott Village Hall

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PC Agenda 10th July 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say:

Declarations of Interest:

Items for Discussion

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PC Minutes 13th March 2018

WINSTRED HUNDRED PARISH COUNCIL

Peldon   Great Wigborough   Little Wigborough   Salcott   Virley

Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th March 2018

Present: Robert Kean, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Phil Gladwin (chair), Jinny Gale, Nicky Ellis, Bob Holmes, John Walker, Kevin Bentley, Zone Warden and one member of the public

Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson

Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman

Zone Warden Report: Pete Tye Common car park and surrounding area is strewn with rubbish of all sorts. Prosecutions are going ahead wherever possible.  If anyone is seen throwing rubbish Continue reading

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PC Agenda 13th March 2018

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 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th March 2018 to which the Councillors are summoned to attend.

Apologies for absence:

Minutes of the last meeting:

Zone Warden Report:

County and Borough Councillor Reports:

Public-Have Your Say: Continue reading

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