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MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room

Present:

In the chair

Stan Paterson

Vice-chair

Jim Gardiner

Treasurer

Judy Collier

Secretary

Caroline Crawford

Members present

Christine Kidston
Callum Ford

Apologies:

Beth Cook
Linda Matheson
Constable Chris Smith, Central Scotland Police
Constable David Armitage, Central Scotland Police

In attendance:

Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council

1. Appointments and resignations

None

2. Approval of minutes of meeting of 14th May 2013

Approved: Jim Gardiner
Seconded: Christine Kidston

3. Matters arising from minutes

LS reported that the Japanese Knotweed has been sprayed.

4. Community Police report

In the absence of the constables a written report was circulated.

Since the beginning of August there have been 10 recorded crimes of which 2 were road traffic offences.

Five crimes were detected and three remain undetected relating to a theft and vandalism.

5. Treasurer's report

The balance stands at £12,465 which includes £7,000 ring-fenced money. The financial records are currently with the auditor.

6. Councillors' reports

Councillor Sharp circulated a written report to the members present:

7. Correspondence

The correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.

8. Community woodland

It was agreed that another clean-up of the woodland would be left until after the leaf fall, and a date would be set at the next meeting.

9. Dumyat Centre

LS has made a request that the disabled parking space be redefined as it is being used for general parking.

10. Fete and Gala

A Fete & Gala meeting will be held on the 17th September when a discussion will be made as to the way forward.

11. Menstrie Matters

The next issue will be circulated after Linda's return from holiday.

12. Community Garden project

A meeting on site will take place on Thursday with a representative of the CPO's with a view to agreeing a date for erection of the polytunnel etc. More volunteers are needed. LS intimated that Glenochil Prison Service will have plug-plants for sale by next year. Beth may be able to provide two half-barrels for the two apple trees which has been gifted to the garden.

13. Any other business

Discussion took place on the availability of the hospital bus, which will now run until at least the end of March 2014.

Dog fouling remains a problem on the cycleway.

An incidence of rubbish tipping was reported to the Community Council which Councillor Sharp will take up with the relevant department.

14. Date and Time of Next Meeting

This will be the AGM which will take place on Tuesday 8th October 2013, followed by the normal Monthly Meeting.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.00.

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