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MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday 9th December 2014, Dumyat Centre Community Room

Present:

In the chair

Stan Paterson

Vice-chair

Jim Gardiner

Secretary

Caroline Crawford

Treasurer

Judy Collier

Members present

Linda Matheson
Christine Kidson
Callum Ford

Apologies:


Councillor Jim Stalker, Clackmannanshire Council
Beth Cook

In attendance:

Councillor Les Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Constable David Armitage, Central Scotland Police

1. Appointments and resignations

None

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

Still no confirmation from the Bank of Scotland of the new account.

5. Community Police report

PC Armitage reported that:

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.

8. Correspondence

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.

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.

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