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13th April 2010 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Library


In the chair

Les Sharp


Caroline Crawford


Stan Paterson


Louise Craven


Austin Mitchell
Monika Mackenzie
Jim Gardiner
Beth Cook


Linda Matheson
Alison Stupart
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council

In Attendance:

Constable Stephen Currie, Central Scotland Police
Christine Kidson

1. Appointments and Resignations


2. Approval of Minutes of 9th March 2010

Amendment to the minute: Austin Mitchell was present at the meeting, his apologies should be removed.

Approved: Louise Craven
Seconded: Austin Mitchell

3. Matters Arising from Minutes

Woodland drainage

The drainage on the woodland path has been carried out by BTCV in accordance with Clackmannanshire Council Flood Prevention Guidelines. However, we have now been informed that the Council will be making improvements to this ditch and manholes put in place.

Conifer tree at Castle Road

Initially the Council got the wrong house but, on inspection, they deemed that the tree was currently safe. It will probably need attention at sometime in the future.

Road sweeping

Charlie Norman was informed about our dissatisfaction with the current quality of road sweeping in the village and he is going to come out and look around the village to see where the roads are not being properly swept.


4. Treasurer's Report

Total of all funds: £7,098.66

5. Community Policeman's Report

PC Currie reported the following incidents:

There had been complaints of cars speeding into the new estate at the end of the village: Speed checks are being carried out by the police.

There was also a complaint of cars speeding in Middleton Kerse Estate. Members were asked to pass on to the police the registration numbers so the persons can be spoken to. PC Currie has put in a request for a speed board to be situated near the garage.

6. Councillors' Reports

In the absence of both Councillors no reports were given.

7. Correspondence

All correspondence was read and actioned.

8. Menstrie Matters

The next issue will be issued by the end of May so that it can include information about the Gala.

9. Dumyat Centre Extension

Ninian Sommerville's written report confirmed that the work is still on schedule. Confirmation will be requested from the Council regarding the charges for the new Community space. A request will also be made regarding the storage space allocated to the Community Council and whether the cupboard space could be tidied prior to the building work being completed.


10. Community Woodland

Austin intimated that Eve from Forth Environment Link wishes to walk the wood with a view to giving us advice about funding etc.

Charitable Status is still ongoing for the wood.

A lot of trees need to be felled. Possibly a digger could be hired for a weekend and a work party organised.

11. Tennis Club

A meeting was held with interested people regarding the re-opening of the Tennis Club based on the Kerry factory site. There was a good turnout of people.

A representative from the Sports Council recommended that a Committee should be formed to access funding. The people who were there were very enthusiastic and are going to meet every month. We have offered the Menstrie Matters as a means of communicating with the general public.

12. Fete and Gala

The duck race was very successful and there was an excellent turnout. However, in order to continue this next year, more volunteers will need to come forward from the community to help out.

The school will get confirmation from the children's parents regarding the Choir singing at the Music in the Gardens on the 6th June and also to sing at the Nova Scotia Day on the 10th September.

13. Any Other Business

There was no other business.

14. Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday 11th May 2010 at 7.00pm.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.50pm.

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