MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
9th November 2010 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room
In the chair
Les Sharp (Chairperson)
Stan Paterson (Vice-Chairperson)
Councillor Eddie Carrick, Clackmannanshire Council
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police
1. Appointments and Resignations
Austin Mitchell resigned.
2. Approval of Minutes of 14th September 2010
Approved: Rebecca Noon
Seconded: Beth Cook
3. Matters Arising from Minute of 12th October 2010
These are covered in the rest of the Agenda
4. Treasurer's Report
In the absence of the Treasurer there was no report.
A £30 donation was received on behalf of the Community Council's fundraising. Mr. George Matheson offered his assistance to take the lead in re-organising our banking and finances.
5. Community Police Officers' Report
There have only been minor incidents in the village.
P.C. Smith presented an updated written report.
6. Councillor Paterson's Report
Dog Bins in Middleton Kerse
These are being actioned.
Grit Bin at the bridge at Brook Street and Burnside Road
Salt bins are not provided in areas that are basically flat. The bridge is a steel structure and as such salt would damage the bridge. JP will speak to the Council again and ask if just sand could be provided.
ACTION - JP
Wind Turbine planing application
The wind turbine application has been withdrawn.
Disposal of fallen leaves
A complaint was received that the Council gardeners who were raking up the leaves were throwing them down onto the railway line.
Trees in Windsor Street
JP will speak to Councillor Carrick regarding this as it still has to go before the Planning Meeting. There will only be a short timescale for the removal of these trees before the birds start nesting again.
ACTION - JP
Correspondence was read and actioned.
8. Dumyat Centre
Les presented a draft paper to the members to read and it was decided that any comments should be sent to him in two weeks time so that the discussion paper can be passed to Clackmannanshire Council for consideration.
9. Future Events
- 20th November: Fundraising Tabletop Sale in the Dumyat Centre
- 24th November: Fundraising Bingo Tea in Dumyat Centre
- 11th December, 10.00am: Erection of Christmas Trees at Gardens and in Dumyat Centre
- 16th December, 4.00 pm: Carols round the Christmas Tree; gazebo to be erected.
10. Menstrie Matters
The next newsletter will go out in November.
11. Community Woodland
The tidy up in the Woodland took place two weeks ago. There was disappointment at the [sparse] turnout of local people to help.
12. Fete and Gala 2011
A written report was presented by Andrew Noon.
11. Any Other Business
A PA system was available for sale and members agreed that we purchase this.
12. Date and Time of Next Meeting
Tuesday 14th December 2010 at 7.00pm in the Dumyat Centre.