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


In the chair

Stan Paterson


Jim Gardiner


Caroline Crawford


Judy Collier

Members present

Beth Cook
Linda Matheson
Christine Kidston


Callum Ford

In attendance:

Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable Roy Mitchell, Central Scotland Police

1. Appointments and resignations


2. Approval of minutes of meeting of 12th November 2013

Approved: Jim Gardiner
Seconded: Stan Paterson

3. Matters arising from minutes

None. All Agenda items.

4. Treasurer's report

As of today the balance stands at £11,022.65.
£100 was donated by the Community Council to the Philippines Disaster Fund.

5. Community Police report

PC Roy Mitchell reported orally on behalf of the police.

It has been quite quiet over the last few weeks with no calls relating to anti-social behaviour.

Since the last report offences included theft, road traffic offences, assault, and drunk and disorderly behaviour. In total there were six crimes since the last report with only one still undetected.

The Traffic Wardens have been patrolling at Menstrie Primary School and somebody has been issued with a ticket for parking on the double yellow lines.

6. Councillors' reports

A written report was circulated by Councillor Sharp to all those present and contained the following points.

7. Correspondence

The correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.

8. Community Woodland

If time permits an application will be made for wild flowers for the edge of the woodland.

9. Community Garden

Considering the adverse weather conditions the garden is progressing well. The cover has now been put on the polytunnel and has been secured.

Enquiries will be made about obtaining the staging from Glenochil Nursery.


Erection of the CCTV camera.


Erection of the troughs.


Recycling bins will be ordered from the Council - 2 Garden; 1 Green; 1 Blue.


10. Menstrie Matters

There has been very good feedback about the recent coloured issue and consideration will be given to repeating this format in the future. The publication dates for 2014 have been set as February, May, August and November.

11. Christmas Carols and Christmas Tree

SP and JG will pick up the Christmas Tree on Friday at a cost of £135. Linda will organise the Santa gifts for the children and the Carol Singing. New carol books will be made up for next year but this year we will use the ones belonging to the Church.

12. Any other business

The War Memorial fund will be looked into in the new year.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.05.

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