MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING - DRAFT
These draft minutes will be considered at the next meeting.
Tuesday, 14th February 2017, 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room
In the chair
Councillor Stalker, Clacks Council
PCs Chambers & Allen
Councillor Sharp, Clacks Council
Ian Duguid, Team Leader Planning & Building Standards, Clackmannanshire Council
Members of the public
1. Approval of minutes for 10th January 2016
Approved: Linda Matheson
Seconded: Beth Cook
2. Children's play area owned by Greenbelt, in West Myreton estate
The Chair introduced Ian Duguid who had come along to answer questions from residents of the West Myreton Estate re. the sale of a children's play area owned by Greenbelt. A wide discussion took place with a question and answer session by the residents, Ian Duguid and Councillor Sharp.
The members of the public then left the meeting.
3. Matters Arising from minutes
All agenda items.
4. Treasurer's report
Bank balance - £13,614.26
Cash in hand - £ 194.37
5. Community Police report
There being no police presence a written report was handed to the members.
- There was one incident of anti-social behaviour since last month. A male and female have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
- There were no recorded incidents of vandalism or violence in the area.
- There were two incidents of acquisitive crime in the area in Middleton Kerse and lines of enquiry are being followed up.
- Two males were stopped and found to be in possession of cannabis and were reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
6. Councillors' reports
Councillor Sharp circulated a written report which highlighted the following.
- It was good to see so many people turning up for the Community Matters consultation event to vote for the local projects. It bodes well for community empowerment in the village in the future.
- After discussion between the members it was decided to plant a commemorative tree in Midtown Gardens to a former Community Councillor Bill Anderson.
- It was also agreed that we prepare a map of the gardens indicating which tree was in commemoration of which person and this could then be hung in the Dumyat Centre for people to see.
- A planning application has been received by the Council for three new turbines at Burnfoot.
7. Participatory budgeting: Community Matters
Two projects were successfully funded following the Community Matters voting event. They were the Adventure Play area in the Woodland and the Projector equipment for the Lunch Club. Unfortunately the other two projects were ineligible as they were on Council owned ground. Both of the successful projects will be completed by the end of March. Hopefully this funding will be repeated next year when more projects applications will be made from local groups.
8. Menstrie Matters
The next issue is due to go the printers shortly for distribution early March.
9. Lunch Club
The Lunch Club continued to thrive and look forward to using their new equipment.
All correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.
11. Community Woodland
Contact will be made with Davie Scobbie re. the scraping of the path in the woodland and the clearing of the ditch. The remainder of the path which is under the maintenance of the OLP also requires some attention - LS will make contact.
ACTION - LS
12. Gala & fete week
Planning is well ahead for the Fete Week & Gala and there is a good representation of people at the planning meetings.
13. Duck Race & Music in the gardens
David Sharp will provide catering for both of these events.
14. Community Plan
After an interview process a Consultant has been appointed to take this forward in conjunction with a Steering Group made up of Community Councillors and other members of local groups and residents.
15. Christmas lighting
Collection tins have been purchased to be placed in the local shops for
contributions toward the Christmas lights.
There is a proposal to have the trees along the burn lit as well as the bridge and
Fox Boy. A meeting will be arranged with a contractor to get a quotation for the
We still await settlement of our claim for last Christmas's trees.
16. Any other business
CK again asked that the trees adjacent to Broompark West could be limbed. This is in the ownership of Clacks Council.
ACTION - LS
There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.15.
Date of next meeting - Tuesday 14th March, 2017