MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday 10th December 2013 at 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room
In the chair
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.
- A meeting was held re. the final details of the one-way system by the school.
- A meeting was held re. the hospital bus but no progress was made and the Council are now considering referring the matter to the Ombudsman.
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.
ACTION - JG
Erection of the CCTV camera.
ACTION - SP
Erection of the troughs.
ACTION - SP
Recycling bins will be ordered from the Council - 2 Garden; 1 Green; 1 Blue.
ACTION - CC
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.