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12th October 2010 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room


In the chair

Les Sharp (Chairperson)

Members present

Stan Paterson (Vice-Chairperson)
Jim Gardiner
Beth Cook
Linda Matheson


Caroline Crawford
Austin Mitchell
Christine Kidston
Louise Craven

In Attendance:

Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Ally Logan, Central Scotland Police
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police
Maeve Bain
Maurice Dickson
Rebecca Noon
Andrew Noon
1 member of the public

1. Appointments and Resignations

The following were appointed to the Community Council:

There were no resignations

2. Approval of Minutes of 14th September 2010

Approved: Linda Matheson
Seconded: Beth Cook

3. Matters Arising from Minute of 14th September 2010

LS explained that he and CC had met with Brian Forbes and a representative from Facilities Management Service, Clackmannanshire Council, regarding the running of the Dumyat Centre. A discussion ensued on the merits of the Community Council taking over the operating of the Centre.

LS had consulted with the residents of Windsor Street on the ongoing problem of crows and related that 80% of residents agreed that the trees should be felled. He met with no objections.

LS stated that he has the wreath organised for Remembrance Day.

4. Treasurer's Report

In the absence of the Treasurer there was no report.

5. Community Police Officers' Report

LS welcomed officers Ally Logan and Chris Smith to the Meeting. The Officers had circulated their report at the beginning of the meeting. It was noted that:

6. Councillor Paterson's Report

Crows in Windsor Street

It was minuted that a door-to-door survey had taken place by LS. The majority of residents agreed that Clackmannanshire Council should remove the trees and replant with a more suitable species.

Wind Turbine planing application

A lengthy discussion ensued on this emotive issue and the process of seeking planning approval was explained. The Chairman related that he had submitted a strong objection to the wind turbine. The meeting discussed the de-merits of the turbine:

Other issues

7. Correspondence

Friends of the Ochils subscription:
It was agreed that the subscription of £15.00 would be continued. LS will approach the Treasurer.


8. Menstrie Matters


9. Community Woodland

10. Fete and Gala 2011

11. Any Other Business

12. Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday 9th November 2010 at 7.00pm in the Dumyat Centre.

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