Wrabness Village

WRABNESS PARISH COUNCIL


Parish Council meetings take place at Wrabness Village Hall. All residents are welcome to attend Parish Council Meetings. There is an opportunity for parishioners to address the Parish Council at the beginning of the meeting about items on the agenda or other village matters. The next meetings are on the following dates:  

7.30pm Wednesday 9th July

7.30pm Wednesday 3rd September

7.30pm Wednesday 8th October


Playing Field

Additional play equipment is being planned for the children’s play area at the Rectory Road Playing Field. Currently external grant is being sought to help pay for this project. The Playing Field is provided by Wrabness Parish Council and managed on their behalf by the Wrabness Playing Field Association.  

Mobile Library

The County Mobile Library comes to Wrabness between 9.30am – 9.45 am every other Wednesday. The next service visits are on Wednesday 2nd July, 16th July and thereafter fortnightly.  The library bus parks outside Holbrook View in Rectory Road if it can park safely, otherwise it will park outside Wrabness Village Hall.


Grants to Village Organisations

The Parish Council awards grants to support the voluntary work of Wrabness village organisations.

This year the Parish Council has introduced a new grant scheme to support local fund raising initiatives by village organisations and clubs. The purpose of the grant is to defray the cost of hiring the Village Hall for fund raising events by village organisations and clubs.

The first such grant was awarded to the Wrabness Women’s Institute for the recent Wrabness Garage Sale and Table Top Sale. Contact the Parish Clerk for details of the grant scheme or look on-line at the grants page of the Parish Council website.


Wrabness Parish Council Web Site:

Our web site is additional to the traditional ways of keeping in touch; the Parish Council will continue to maintain the notice boards and fund the village newsletter.


The Parish Council web site www.essexinfo.net/wrabness-parish-council provides information about the Parish Council as well as local information about Wrabness. Village organisations and clubs are welcome to update their listings, provide additional information on the Parish Council website and publicise links to their own web sites. We are happy to publicise forthcoming events in the village. For further information, contact Richard Colley on 01255 880868.


This initiative has been undertaken by the Parish Council free of charge thanks to an Essex County Council initiative at essexinfo.net. Community organisations are also eligible for this free web site scheme.


Planning:

At the time of writing there are two current planning applications in the Wrabness area:


78 West Foreshore Wrabness - Variation of planning permission for beach hut - support posts increased in height, number and location. Submitted on 16 June 2014.

This application will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting.


Land south of Station Road Wrabness - Outline planning application with all matters reserved for the construction of 10 dwellings and 4 affordable houses. Submitted on 31 March 2014.


The Parish Council discussed this application at its April meeting and resolved to object as the development next to the Village Hall is too large and would detract from the Parish Council aspirations for open space to the west of the Village Hall.


The approved Wrabness Parish Plan promotes a village green and allotment area to address a shortfall of open space in the village. Open space next to the Village Hall would maximise the community benefits, in terms of location, access and synergy with the Village Hall for social activities, events and functions.


Residents and Planning

           Residents can inspect planning applications at the Tendring District Council Offices at Weeley or on-line at www.tendringdc.gov.uk and comment direct to the District Council before planning applications are determined. You may also wish to make a copy of your comments available to the Parish Council to make them aware of your views.

14/00266/FUL

Approval Wrabness Parish Council


- Full

02.05.2014

Delegated Decision Mr Tony Elliston The proposal is to amend the operating hours for the community shop and cafe to better reflect the needs of the community. Wrabness Community Shop Ltd

Black Boy Lane

Wrabness

 


01 The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted drawing PL02 Rev A received on 14 January 2013 under planning permission 12/01148/FUL.

 

Reason - For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.


02 The community shop hereby approved shall only be open between the hours of 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs on Mondays to Fridays (except Thursdays when shop opening time is until 20:00hrs), 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs on Saturday, and 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs on Sundays and Public Holidays.


The café hereby approved shall only be open between the hours of 08:00hrs and 15:00hrs Monday to Wednesday, 08:00hrs and 20:00hrs on Thursday, 08:00hrs and 23:00hrs on Friday, 08:00hrs and 23:00hrs on Saturday, and 08:00hrs and 22:00hrs on Sundays and Public Holidays.


Reason - In the interests of local residential amenity.


03 The cycle storage facilities shown on drawing no. PL02 Rev A received under planning permission 12/01148/FUL shall be retained in the approved form.

 

Reason - To promote the use of sustainable means of transport.


04 This permission shall only authorise the use of the premises in the manner described within the application documents attached to and forming part of planning permission 12/01148/FUL, being part community shop, part community café and part 2-bedroom apartment, and for no other purpose including any other purpose in Classes A1, A3 or C3 of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any Statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification).

 

Reason - To ensure the development is satisfactory in relation to the premises and its surroundings, including parking provision.


 


01 The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted drawing PL02 Rev A received on 14 January 2013 under planning permission 12/01148/FUL.

 

Reason - For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.


02 The community shop hereby approved shall only be open between the hours of 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs on Mondays to Fridays (except Thursdays when shop opening time is until 20:00hrs), 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs on Saturday, and 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs on Sundays and Public Holidays.


The café hereby approved shall only be open between the hours of 08:00hrs and 15:00hrs Monday to Wednesday, 08:00hrs and 20:00hrs on Thursday, 08:00hrs and 23:00hrs on Friday, 08:00hrs and 23:00hrs on Saturday, and 08:00hrs and 22:00hrs on Sundays and Public Holidays.


Reason - In the interests of local residential amenity.


03 The cycle storage facilities shown on drawing no. PL02 Rev A received under planning permission 12/01148/FUL shall be retained in the approved form.

 

Reason - To promote the use of sustainable means of transport.


04 This permission shall only authorise the use of the premises in the manner described within the application documents attached to and forming part of planning permission 12/01148/FUL, being part community shop, part community café and part 2-bedroom apartment, and for no other purpose including any other purpose in Classes A1, A3 or C3 of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any Statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification).

 

Reason - To ensure the development is satisfactory in relation to the premises and its surroundings, including parking provision.

14/00353/FUL

Approval - Full

30.04.2014

Delegated Decision Mr & Mrs A Willson Proposed front dormer window for attic conversion. Goodwill

Rectory Road

Wrabness

 


01 The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.


Reason - To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


02 The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plan number 14-04 02.


Reason - For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning

 



Dawn Barry, Parish Clerk: 01255 880369 or email: wrabness.parishclerk@gmail.com


 


NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH


Since the last newsletter, we have had the playing field shed broken into TWICE! The likely culprits have been apprehended and hopefully dealt with.


The construction site in Black Boy Lane had equipment stolen from a container and the chalets on the shore suffered some vandalism and break-ins. All this happened at about the same time.


A motor boat was stolen, vandalised and left adrift with the engine running.


Please keep an eye open for strange vehicles in places you wouldn’t expect to see them and if you do see anything which arouses your suspicions, phone 101 or in an emergency 999

I have had a satisfactory response to the 07980 904561 number but it wasn’t quick! I spoke to an ansafone and was called back the next day.


Harry Jones Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator 01255 886999



STATION MASTERS GARDEN


The garden is all planted up and looking well. I’m finding the watering a bit of a job and wonder if there is anyone who could give me a hand?

I have to use 6-8 watering cans a couple of times a week. If anyone is willing, can they please get in touch with Pauline on 886167.


Black Boy Lane Ladies


BOWLS CLUB


The bowls club continues to function on a social level on Tuesday evenings at

7-30. We have excellent equipment, and the first 3 weeks are free, so why not come along and give us a try.  If you decide to join us, membership is £5 a year, and £2 per week, very good value.  All equipment is supplied by the club.

 

Eric March (chairman)



BADMINTON CLUB


Badminton club meets every Sunday from 7 to 9pm (come and go as you please). We are a very friendly club and would welcome new members. It will only cost you £3 for the evening which includes coffee etc. ( if you're lucky there may be food of some description - usually leftovers from whatever we may have done during the day) So come along and join us - we would love to see you.

Ring 07712240449 before-hand as on the odd occasion, we have to cancel if there aren't enough of us.

Sue Everett


ART CLUB



Our annual Exhibition is fast approaching - August 16th/17th. We look forward to welcoming our many friends. As usual, refreshments available and free entry. A demonstration by Lesley Lord on the 19th June will spur us all on to paint masterpieces and most will be 'for sale' ! Do come and have a look ?


Most sad to lose Member Beryl Cooper in April this year. She is much missed by us all.


Jan Truscott





WRABNESS PLAYING FIELD



It's been another good few months on the fund raising side with the fun sports day on the 17th May raising £240. Luckily the weather was kind to us and good old fashioned fun was had by all! Thank you to all of you that came and supported us and joined in the fun.

We have our annual Football Tournament on the 19th July at the playing field with kick off around 10-10.30; we look forward to seeing you there.

Unfortunately the new basket ball net that the committee purchased and put up has been vandalized and the shed has been broken into a couple of times with the lawn mower being damaged. If anyone sees anything or anyone suspicious please let a member of the committee know.

Have a lovely summer
John, Julia, Karl, Rachel Pat, Jackie and Alistair.




TAI CHI


It is with great sadness that I have to report that our Tutor is to return to her native France to live after July 27th. This will be our last session in our current set up. We wish her every happiness in the future and hope the move will benefit her husband’s and her health.

We do hope that someone else can be found to take us over, but at the time of going to press, there is nothing concrete to report.

We can still keep practising our Tai Chi, but will have to travel elsewhere.

Cas Jones




EVERGREEN CLUB


On the 11TH June, members of the Club went to ‘The Shipwreck’, over at Shotley marina, for lunch, to celebrate the Club’s 47th birthday.

 On the 23rd July the Club will be closing for our summer break.

We re-open on 10th Sept and we welcome new members; anyone over 55. Our meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Weds in the month


HOLIDAY

There are still some seats available for our holiday in Scotland on the 20th Sept, one pick-up at top of Wrabness station. The price is £309 for 7 days, all entrances included in the price.

For details please phone 01255 880252 a.s.a.p.

 Thankyou


Josie



VILLAGE EVENTS


SEAFARERS AWARENESS WEEK formerly ‘King Georges Fund for Sailors’


Many thanks to all who came to the coffee morning.

The donations and raffle have contributed £120 to the charity.

A special mention; the three girls who made and sold woven bracelets and brought their contribution to the shop on Sunday.

Thanks to the community Shop and Café for use of the premises.

Some may wonder why the need for a Seafarers Awareness promotion?

Last year a survey of the public, in Southampton, revealed a vast under-estimate of the importance of shipping to this country.

However, there probably was no response so negative as that experienced by one seaman who, after release by Somali pirates, was sent to a doctor for a medical check. The doctor did not know what a ‘ship’ was!


 FISH AND CHIP SUPPER in aid of village hall funds

A Weds in September -TBA


FIFTY years ago, accordions were a major export of Italy. They are rarely played nowadays but there are many in attics and cupboards in need of ‘rejuvenation’. Sadly the skills and spares for repairing them are hard to find.

Paolo Arrigio and his young son, Vincenzo, in London, are collecting these instruments, restoring them, at least cosmetically, and if possible making them playable for passing onto students.

If you have one you would like to donate to the project, please e-mail

enquiry@vincenzoaccordians.co.uk  or write to Paolo Arrigio c/o

Seeds of Italy, A1 Phoenix Business Centre, Rosslyn Crescent,

 Harrow HA1 2SP.  Grazie


Herman and Pauline Ramsey





WRABNESS VILLAGE HALL


Most grateful thanks to everyone who heeded my request and have left the Hall clean, tidy and secure after use.


Our fund raisers were firstly, Eastern Angles production "Palm Wine and Stout", which was poorly attended. Such a shame as it was an excellently acted, colourful and enjoyably lively show. We do need your support to make it worthwhile as much preparation and advertising has to be done beforehand.


Secondly, we took a turn to run a Pub Night with short Quiz at the beginning of May. A big thank you to everyone who helped and advised with this. Those who came had an enjoyable evening and the Quiz was great fun. Thanks for your support !!!


Jan Truscott, Village Hall Committee




BOX OPENING

Children’s Society Saturday 26th April 2014

Our thanks go to everyone who helped to make this a very successful collection. It was busy in the village hall with bumper sales at all the stalls. Our boxes were extra full this year so we made a total of £1469. Any foreign coins that were in the boxes were sent off and made another £11, so we welcome any coins that return with you after your holidays.

Margaret & Ralph Filby






WRABNESS VILLAGE HALL

To book your Village Hall for weddings, parties, clubs, playgroups or any other event

 Call Lesley Rowland on 01255 880126




BALHAVEN


Along the Foreshore


Well at last the summer is here and hut owners are taking up residence to enjoy the season. Of course some of us are still working and can only enjoy weekends and odd days, but it’s wonderful. In years gone by, I believe that the family would take up residence at the start of the summer holidays, with only the working adults going home on a Monday morning and returning on a Friday evening. How wonderful.


The swimming season is here too; the water warming up nicely in the last few days. I was watching a young family row ashore and enjoy running into the water off the beach. It’s great to see people enjoying the shore, hut owners, boat owners, villagers and visitors.


But the greatest water adventure was a couple of weeks ago when a group of youngsters were out canoeing and a seal came to play with them. Yep! It was a most fantastic spectacle and an exciting half an hour for them. I think one had a birthday, and I thought, in years to come, he will say ‘Remember my 10th birthday at Wrabness, when we were out on the water and that seal came to play with us?’ That’s what the shore is all about.


Enjoy your summer.


Dilly Meyer



 


Wrabness Village Newsletter

July 2014