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Tuesday 13th May 2014, Dumyat Centre Community Room


In the chair

Stan Paterson


Caroline Crawford


Judy Collier

Members present

Beth Cook
Christine Kidston
Linda Matheson
Callum Ford


Jim Gardiner
Moira Wiseman

In attendance:

Constable Roy Mitchell, Central Scotland Police
Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Councillor Jim Stalker, Clackmannanshire Council
Theresa Williamson

1. Appointments and resignations


2. Approval of minutes of meeting of 8th April 2014

Approved: Beth Cook
Seconded: Christine Kidston

3. Matters arising from minutes

None not on the agenda.

4. Treasurer's report

The current balance stands at £14,350.16

5. Community Police report

PC Roy Mitchell presented a report.

The Community Team has been extended to include new officers. For Menstrie and Tullibody there will be PC Lee Allan, PC Ewan Brodie, PC Emily Fulton, PC Jamie Reid and PC Mervin Almeida. Policy Sergeant will be Sgt. Scott Thomson.

Since the last meeting there have been 4 crimes, one of which has been detected. A complaint was received about fireworks at Broomhall Castle Hotel but this was the normal celebrations associated with a wedding.

At this point PC Mitchell left the meeting.

6. Councillors' reports

Both Councillors gave a written report which was circulated to members.

Concern was expressed by members about the speed of traffic at the junction of Middleton and the Factory entrance and it was suggested that the 30mph limit should be moved further up the brae.

The ingress of mare's tail weed on the cycleway was highlighted and the need for the Council to continue to spray it in order to avoid damage to the surface of the cycleway.

Councillor Stalker gave his apologies for the June meeting.

7. Menstrie Matters

The May newsletter is currently at the printers. It is 24 pages long with 8 colour pages and will cost £800 to print.

8. Correspondence

The correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.

9. Community Woodland

The ground has been prepared and the wild flower seed, donated from On The Verge, has been spread. It is hoped that this will give a reasonable display by July and hopefully the area can be extended next year.

10. Community Garden

Work in the Community Garden continues with our thanks to John Gourlay, Jim Campbell, Andrew Caldwell and Stan Paterson who have all spent many hours working in the garden. Hopefully villagers will start to use the garden for themselves but in the meantime vegetables and herbs have been planted for use of local people to help themselves and get involved in growing their own. The slabs still have to be laid and the walls painted but hopefully this will be done over the next two months.

11. School Community Sports Project

In the absence of Moira Wiseman there was no update except to say that an application for funding has been applied for and we will await the feedback.

12. Gala, Fete and Duck Race Update

The Duck Race was very successful and once again the weather was kind to us (and the ducks!).

Planning is well in hand for the Fete and Gala Sub-Committee and they meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Dumyat Centre at 7.00p.m. when anybody interested in lending a hand would be made very welcome.

13. Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

CC attended meetings regarding the planning for this event which will be a one-off opportunity for the children to hold the baton. There will be free catering and entertainment for those coming along.

14. Any other business

There being no further business the meeting closed at 20.50.
Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 10th June at 7.00p.m.

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