MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
8th September 2009 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Library
In the chair
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council
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.
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
- Road repairs at the west end of the village will require the temporary closure of the A91.
- Long Row will be closed to vehicular traffic from 21-27th September to allow gas and water supplies to be installed to a new build property.
- Disabled bays at the Church and the Dumyat Centre Car park have been installed, as has a new sign for Menstrie House.
- Zig-zags at the school should be done shortly and in a few weeks the police will have the powers to prosecute offenders. Mac West will have a leaflet drawn up and distributed to all the school children via the school.
- Cycle Path: Negotiations are underway between Sustrans and British Rail Board to acquire the spur line.
- The Chair thanked Mac West for attending.
- Austin said that he had been trying to secure an allotment but there were none available. EC will get back to AM on this matter.
- It was suggested that additional parking could be provided at the piece of ground which the Council owned at the back of the church. EC agreed to look into this matter.
ACTION - EC
Mac West and Eddie Carrick then left the meeting.
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
- Monika intimated that she had organised a Writers Group in the Dumyat Centre for 1 hour on the 21st September.
- We as a Community Council will have to register under the Data Protection Act.
- A wreath has been ordered for Remembrance Sunday.
- Les and Caroline attended the Joint Community Council meeting and will liaise on the new Community Council constitution etc. which is being reviewed by the Council.
- It has been agreed that when the Nova Scotia Delegation comes to Menstrie we would provide refreshments in the Gardens.
- It was also agreed that we would purchase three Maple Trees at a cost of £100. One will be planted when the Canadians are in the village and the other two will be planted the following week in memory of two of our former Councillors, Ian MacKillop and Sybil Khan.
12. Date and Time of Next Meeting
Tuesday 13th October 2009 at 7.00 pm.
This will be preceded by the AGM.