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8th March 2011 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room


In the chair

Les Sharp (Chairperson)


Caroline Crawford


Louise Craven

Members present

Stan Paterson (Vice-Chairperson)
Beth Cook
Maeve Bain
Monika Mackenzie
Linda Matheson
Jim Gardiner
Maurice Dixon
Christine Kidston


Alison Stupart

In attendance:

Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police

1. Appointments and resignations

Resignation was received from Alison Stupart since she is now not able to attend the meetings. She is still happy to volunteer to help at any events etc.

2. Approval of minutes of 8th February 2011

Approved: Beth Cook
Seconded: Maeve Bain

3. Matters arising from minutes of 8th February 2011

Trees at Windsor Street:
At the Community Council's request a letter has been sent from Clackmannanshire Council (Graeme Cunningham) to every resident in Windsor Street explaining the actions taken by the Council regarding the trees.

4. Treasurer's report

The current balance on all accounts: £7,847.19

This includes the transfer of £300 Annual Grant and £35 expenditure for data protection. There is an uncashed cheque which was issued some months ago and this will be followed up.

It was unanimously agreed that we should go ahead with the transfer of our funds to Unity Trust Bank. The resolution was read to the members and approved. It was agreed that at the close of the meeting the nominated signatories would sign the relevant documentation.

5. Community Police Officers' report

PC Smith submitted a written report which was circulated to all members present. This report will also be summarised in the next issue of Menstrie Matters.

The report is at this link - ed.

6. Councillor Paterson's reports

Closure of Alva Swimming Pool:
Councillor Paterson said that there was a petition to save the pool if anybody wished to sign it and this could be found in the local garage.

Glenochil Nursery:
This will also be closing at the end of March as it is no longer economical to run it.

Grit on pavements:
SP asked when something was going to be done about the grit which is still on the pavements. Councillor Paterson said that this would be dealt with as work in progress on road repairs etc.

Street lighting:
CC said that the street lights in Colsnaur had been on day and night for the last two years and asked if this could be rectified.


7. Correspondence

Correspondence was read and actioned.

8. Menstrie Matters

This will be ready to go out for distribution later this month.

9. Community woodland

The equipment for the Woodland has now been purchased. The shed now needs to be erected and JG agreed to make enquiries regarding help with this. Monika also offered slabs which could be used as a base. A trailer is required.


10. Future events

Saturday March 26th:
Tabletop sale: 10.00-13.00h in the Community Room of the Dumyat Centre. The cost will be £5 per table.

Easter Sunday, April 24th:
Duck Race: More ducks will have to be purchased. Volunteers are required to go into the burn to retrieve the ducks. It was agreed that we would try and have a hog roast, tea tent and craft stalls.

11. Any other business

Gardening Club:
It was agreed we would facilitate an open meeting to see if there was any interest locally in setting up a Gardening Club.

Hospital bus:
There is a possibility that the H1 hospital bus could be re-routed to include the village.

12. Date and time of the next meeting

Tuesday 12th April 2011 at 7.00 pm in the Dumyat Centre.

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