MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
13th April 2010 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Library
In the chair
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Stephen Currie, Central Scotland Police
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
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.
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.
ACTION - CC
4. Treasurer's Report
Total of all funds: £7,098.66
5. Community Policeman's Report
PC Currie reported the following incidents:
- Fire-raising on the hill
- Theft of drainage covers
- Theft from a car
- One assault in the village
- Vandalism to a car
- Four minor road traffic offences
- Fake £10 notes. P.C. Currie issued some pens which will enable fake notes to be detected.
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.
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.
ACTION - CC
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.