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Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room


In the chair

Stan Paterson (Chairperson)


Caroline Crawford


Judy Collier

Members present

Linda Matheson
Jim Gardiner
Sam Paton
Callum Ford


Beth Cook
Lisa Ford
Councillor Jim Stalker, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable David Armitage, Central Scotland Police
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police

In attendance:

Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Stuart Dean, Friends of the Ochils

1. Appointments and resignations


2. Approval of minutes of meeting of 9th October 2012

Approved: Judy Collier
Seconded: Jim Gardiner

3. Matters arising from minutes

Covered by Agenda items

4. Treasurer's report

Current total balance of all accounts is: £5,662.20 plus £400 Clacks Council Annual Grant

5. Community Police Officers' report

In the absence of both constables a written report from the Community Police was circulated to members.

6. Councillors' reports

Traffic near the school

Following an incident at the Primary School involving a school bus it was agreed that CC would invite a representative from Clacks Council and the Headteacher to the December meeting to discuss the problems of parking.

Footway beside the A91

LS and CC met with representatives of Clacks Council regarding the improvements planned to the footpath between Blairlogie House and the entrance to Menstrie. As this foopath will incorporate a cycle path it was agreed that the Council would remove the line of trees adjacent to the A91 in order to facilitate this. Improvements will also be made to the drainage.

Flood risk survey

The outcome of the report to Council on the flooding issue is awaited. It is understood that surveyors have been out in the village doing a survey of the flooding issue.

Litter in the public park

A letter has been sent to all football teams who hire the park telling them that a condition of the let is that they clean up after they have used the area.

The Burnside Inn

LS has written to Bellhaven Group asking them to tidy up the area around the Burnside Inn.

7. Correspondence

All correspondence was read and actioned as required.

8. Tilhill forestation of Jerah Farm

Stuart Dean gave an overview of the proposed tree planting scheme, notice of which had been given to the Community Council via our website. An environmental impact assessment will require to be carried out. The Community Council have organised a meeting with Tilhill and other local interested parties on 17th November in the Dumyat Centre to learn more about the proposed scheme.

9. Community woodland

As part of the creation of the footpath we will be required to treat the Japanese Knotweed at the edge of the woodland in order to allow the work to go ahead. LS has agreed to do this.


10. Dumyat Centre

The outside of the Centre has now been painted and we await a decision on the name change taking place.

11. Menstrie Matters

Articles for the next edition require to be with Linda by the 21st November at the latest for circulation by the beginning of December.

12. Future Community Events

Christmas Tree

Discussion took place re. planting a real tree for future years but due to the timescale in sourcing one, we will just buy one again this year from our usual supplier. SP will order it. The tree will be erected in the Gardens on Saturday 8th December and volunteers from the community are asked to help do this.


The Carols round the Christmas Tree and Santa's visit will take place on 21st December followed by refreshments by courtesy of the Church in the church hall.

13. Any other business

There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.20.

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