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8th September 2009 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Library


In the chair

Les Sharp


Caroline Crawford


Louise Craven


Stan Paterson
Alison Muirhead
Wendy Holt
Austin Mitchell
Monika Mackenzie
Beth Cook
Alison Stupart


Linda Matheson
Jim Gardiner
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council

In Attendance:

Councillor Eddie Carrick, Clackmannanshire Council
Mac West, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Stephen Currie, Central Scotland Police

1. Appointments and Resignations

The chair welcomed Alison Stupart to the Council.

2. Approval of Minutes of 8th June 2009

Approved: Wendy Holt
Seconded: Beth Cook

3. Matters Arising from Minutes

Any matters from the Minutes were Agenda items.

4. Treasurer's Report

Total funds (including Gala and Ring Fenced IT money): £8,654.29

5. Community Policeman's Report

Over the last five months there have only been 48 recorded crimes compared to 78 last year. A lot of the crimes were road traffic offences, with only one for drinking in public and two undetected thefts.

6. Councillor's Reports

Extension to the Dumyat Centre

Councillor Carrick gave a big thank you to the Community Council for their support over the negotiations with Gladedale. The money is now secure. It will hopefully be known by the end of September what the timescale for the build will be.

Bus services

Mac West and his officers at the Council have carried out a review of all bus services and have worked hard to secure a direct bus service from Menstrie via Tullibody to Alloa: A 2-hourly service will commence in 29th March on this route commencing at 07.13 (arriving at the train station in Alloa at 07.50), 09.49, 11.49, 13.49, 15.49. There will be a stop at Tesco in Alloa which will give an hour and fifteen minutes to shop with a return direct bus back to Menstrie.

Park Road South

The continuing problem of the condition of Park Road South was discussed. Mac West agreed to re-visit the problem and look at the best options and possibly look at doing some temporary repairs in the meantime. Residents living on this part of the road will have to take some responsibility for the upgrading of the road.

Other road works



Mac West and Eddie Carrick then left the meeting.

7. Correspondence

All correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.

8. Menstrie Matters

The Menstrie Matters were issued to distributors in the previous week.

9. Community Woodland

There was a very disappointing turnout in response to the appeal for local residents to come along and join a working party for the woodland. It was agreed that an action day would be planned, perhaps along the lines of a ditch day to address the drainage problems.

10. Fete and Gala

A big thank you must go to everybody who helped both before and on the day itself which contributed to making it such a resounding success.

A fundraising Bingo Tea will be organised for November. The first 2010 gala meeting will take place on 20th October and Stan agreed to book the Library.

11. Any Other Business

12. Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday 13th October 2009 at 7.00 pm.
This will be preceded by the AGM.

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