MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday 9th December 2014, Dumyat Centre Community Room
In the chair
Councillor Jim Stalker, Clackmannanshire Council
Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable David Armitage, Central Scotland Police
1. Appointments and resignations
2. Approval of minutes of meeting of 11th November 2014
No minutes were available so they will have to be discussed at the January meeting.
3. Matters arising from minutes
The tree in the garden in Alva was too big.
4. Treasurer's report
- Current balance - £7404.19
- Cash in hand - £396.81
Still no confirmation from the Bank of Scotland of the new account.
5. Community Police report
PC Armitage reported that:
- There were four crimes since the last meeting, two of which have been detected and two which remain undetected.
- Priorities for Menstrie are anti-social behaviour, vandalism and speeding and road traffic offences.
- There are currently no undetected crimes linked to anti-social behaviour but there are still high visibility patrols in the meantime.
- The tubs in the village on the bridge were overturned.
- The undetected crimes were: An attempted housebreaking with intent to steal; and bins stolen from Main Street West. Enquiries continue into both of these incidents.
- With the introduction of the new drink driving limits there will be a campaign over the Christmas and New Year period.
PC Armitage then left the meeting.
6. Councillors' reports
Councillor Sharp submitted a written report.
A request was made by the Community Council for the speed limit on the Back Road between Menstrie and Alva to be reduced following the recent bicycle accident.
ACTION - LS
7. Menstrie Matters
There was a delay in the printing of the current issue and the printer is going to give us a price for the printing before the next issue is due. £700 has been paid for this issue. LM is going to review the printing and look at other options in January: Stirling University or Falkirk Council. It may be that we will have to scale back the colour to the front and back pages depending on the cost.
The next issue will be in February 2015.
The correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.
9. Community Woodland
Nothing to report.
10. Community Garden
A quotation has been received for the installation of the CCTV cameras. This was accepted. We also requested that two mains powered security lights be installed at an additional cost of £108, the total cost being £633.60.
ACTION - JG
11. School Community Sports Project
A meeting to discuss funding has been arranged for the 15th January with the Rotary Club. The shortfall in the funding is approx. £20K.
12. Gala and Fete update
Arrangements are being made for next year's Gala and consideration will be given at the Gala meeting regarding entertainment which will be dependent on costings.
- CF will contact Kelly regarding the School doing a Roller Disco for two age groups.
- LM will try and organise a Race Night for February.
- SP will organise the Dog Show and the Car Treasure Hunt.
13. Christmas tree and carol singing
SP and GK will go to Blairdrummond with Alan and pick up the tree which will cost £120. The tree will be put up on the Saturday morning at 10.30.
LM has made new Carol song-sheets.
14. Any other business
There being no further business the meeting closed at 20.30.
Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 13th January 2015.