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22nd June 2010 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Library


In the chair

Les Sharp(Chairperson)


Beth Cook


Stan Paterson (Vice-Chairperson)
Jim Gardiner
Linda Matheson
Monika Mackenzie


Alison Stupart
Caroline Crawford
Austin Mitchell
Louise Craven
Constable Stephen Currie, Central Scotland Police
Councillor Eddie Carrick, Clackmannanshire Council
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council

In Attendance:

Caroline Steel

1. Appointments and Resignations


2. Approval of Minutes of 11th May 2010

Approved: Jim Gardiner
Seconded: Beth Cook

3. Matters Arising from Minutes


4. Treasurer's Report

   Total of funds in the bank:     £7,501.03

In the absence of the Treasurer, the stated figure was before the Gala/Fete.

5. Community Policeman's Report

In the absence of PC Currie there was no report.

6. Councillors' Reports

In the absence of the Councillors there was no report.

7. Correspondence

Election forms [had been] submitted to Clackmannanshire Council.

8. Menstrie Matters

This is ready to go out.

LM asked if the times of issue could be changed. It was decided that we would have to put it out four times a year and the next issue would go out in July.

9. Dumyat Centre

Work is complete but we have encountered problems with everybody working as a team. We will speak to the Council regarding the problems we have encountered.

10. Community Woodland

Austin is presently away but he is progressing with the change to charity status. The Council is currently improving drainage on the path.

11. Proposed Tennis Club Development

Caroline Steel and other interested people are looking to resurrect the Tennis Club facilities in the village. Tracy Duff spoke to Kerry Bioscience who were willing to put some funding into new courts but they were unwilling to sell the land or give secure tenancy.

Other sites considered were the horses' field by the school which could be shared with the 5-aside football and they will follow this up with the Council.

In the meantime the Tennis Club are going ahead with clubs for children in the Dumyat Centre and the facilities at the University. They have had support from Judy Murray of Dunblane Tennis Club. There has been a lot of interest in all age groups.

Further discussion took place and the Tennis Club members will continue with their efforts to secure a site.

12. Gala 2010 Review

There have been very good reports on both the Gala and the Fete Week.
All comments were positive and we have had no negative feedback. It was noted that there were more people this year watching the events in the enclosure; races, football, dancers etc.

Les has decided that he will not Chair the Gala Committee next year but was willing to act as a consultant. New young people from the village must be involved or we will be unable to run the event next year with the current people. A public meeting will be arranged for August/September when all local groups, as well as any interested residents, will be invited to come along.

It was agreed that if there is a Ceilidh next year it should finish at 11.30.

We badly need storage facilities for the Gala/Community Council equipment, either in the Dumyat Centre or a lock-up garage.

There was no other business.

13. Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday 14th September 2010 at 7.00pm in the Community Room of Dumyat Centre.

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