MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday 14th June 2011 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room
In the chair
Stan Paterson (Vice-Chairperson)
Councillor Janice Paterson, Clackmannanshire Council
Councillor Eddie Carrick, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police
1. Appointments and resignations
2. Approval of minutes of 9th May 2011
Approved: Beth Cook
Seconded: Maurice Dixon
3. Matters arising from minutes of 9th May 2011
Covered by agenda items.
4. Treasurer's report
In the absence of the Treasurer there was no report.
5. Community Police Officers' report
PC Smith provided a written report.
The Vice-chair thanked PC Smith for his help at the Gala.
The primary school children's bicycles have been marked and the nursery children's will be done after the school holidays.
There would appear to be incidence of under-age youngsters being sold alcohol in the village and this will be monitored.
6. Councillor Carrick's report
• Road maintenance
The Council are looking at shared services between Stirling and Clacks regarding roads departments. They are still getting complaints about the sand used during the winter months.
• Motorway signage
There are now signs for the Clackmannanshire Bridge on the motorway.
• Landscape partnership
The Landscape Partnership is now getting off the ground and Les Sharp is now Vice-Chairperson. The Chair and Vice-Chair are both Community Councillors.
Traffic speed control
BC asked if the 20mph signs could be extended from Brook Street through to Castle Road.
ACTION - EC
All correspondence was read and actioned.
The C69 (Alva - Dollar) is no longer sustainable on a Saturday and will no longer run on that day.
8. Dumyat Centre
LS and CC met with the Chief Executive and Gary Dallas regarding improvements to the Dumyat Centre.
There will be a further meeting between LS and CC with the relevant officers of the Council to look at aspirations of both parties. It will also remain an Agenda item between Gary Dallas and Councillor Carrick when they regularly meet for discussion.
9. Menstrie Matters
The next issue will be due for distribution at the end of July.
10. Community woodland
AN and LS have had discussion regarding the woodland:
- The banking requires to be stabilised.
- The path will become part of the Hillfoots Way under the Ochils Landscape Partnership and the path will be upgraded as part of this project.
- Some volunteers have offered their help in the woodland.
11. Fete and Gala 2011
There will be an informal de-brief in the Hollytree on Wednesday 22nd [June] at 7.00p.m
Councillor Carrick left the meeting at this point.
12. Any other business
• Dumyat Centre
Volunteers are required to tidy the cupboard with the Gala stuff on Saturday at 10.00a.m.
• Sport and Art Week: Unexpected demand to pay let
We have been asked to pay the let fees for the Dumyat Centre on behalf of
Reachout and Sports Development for the Sport and Art Week which will
take place during the school holidays.
The general feeling was: "Why are we being asked to pay for lets when charges are being made to the users and we have only a limited amount of funds?"
13. Date and time of the next meeting
Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 7.00 pm in the Dumyat Centre.