MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING - DRAFT
These draft minutes will be considered at the next meeting.
Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 7.00pm, Dumyat Centre Community Room
In the chair
Councillor Sharp, Clackmannanshire Council
Lesley Baillie, Clackmannanshire Council
1. Approval of minutes for 14th February 2017
Approved: Beth Cook
Seconded: Obaid Rehman
2. Review: Scheme of establishment for community councils
The Chair introduced Lesley Baillie to the meeting to give an overview of the Review of the Scheme of Establishment for community councils. This is a very important matter for discussion with community councils. The last consultation on this matter was a very dry process and the public did not take part in the discussion. There are several items in the current Review which community councils feel need to be changed. Should it still be 14 or should it be an odd number? The community councils will debate this issue and every member should give it thought.
Lesley then left the meeting.
3. Matters Arising from minutes
All agenda items.
4. Treasurer's report
Bank balance - £18,722.35
Cash in hand - £ 124.35
5. Community Police report
There was no report received from the Police.
6. Councillors' reports
Councillor Sharp circulated a written report which highlighted the following.
- The Woodland Trail is now installed and almost ready for use. The Community Payback team are going to install steps up to and down from the equipment. There are opportunities to extend the facility in the future if funding is available.
- The political structure of the Council has now changed and Councillor Sharp is back as Leader of the Council.
- Since the attendance of residents from the Menstrie Mains estate at the last Community Council meeting, I have arranged a meeting to discuss establishing a Residents Association. To date there are about 25 people registered to attend and there will be two guests at the meeting to discuss the feasibility and benefits to the residents.
- Arrangements have been made for the Community Council to have a tree planted in Midtown Gardens for the late Bill Anderson who was a former member of the Community Council. This will be a Rowan Tree to symbolise Bill's love of Burns.
- There is no objection from Environmental Services to the Community Council's plan to put seating in Midtown Gardens and CC will meet with a member of staff on site to discuss the plans.
7. Participatory budgeting: Community Matters
The funding for both projects has now been received and they have both been completed.
8. Menstrie Matters
The deadline for the next issue will be May 1st. Four new advertisers have come on board. Following the appeal for a sponsor for the Gala issue the local Chemist has taken out a full page advertisement at a cost of £200.
9. Lunch Club
The Lunch Club continued to thrive and numbers remain steady.
All correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.
11. Community Woodland
The path still needs to be scraped and the ditch cleaned.
ACTION - LS
12. Sustainability Event
CC will attend the event and organise a display on behalf of the Community Council.
ACTION - CC
13. Community Woodland
More wild flowers will be planted in the woodland. There are several large trees which need to be taken down to make them safe. The knotweed needs to have its annual kill.
14. Duck Race, Fete week & Gala
Plans are well in hand for both events and further discussion will be had at the next Gala meeting regarding the arrangements for both events.
15. Community Plan
A meeting was had with the Consultant Lesley Campbell and Linda agreed to be Co-ordinator for distribution of the Survey. Several people have volunteered to take this on board but more are needed.
16. Christmas lighting
We still await positive feedback for our claim for the failed lights from last Christmas and if there is no acceptable offer we will pass the matter on to Trading Standards. Plans are in hand to arrange for the trees at the burn to be lit as well as the area around Midtown Gardens. It was decided that we would concentrate our Christmas lighting in the centre of the village.
17. Any other business
The path between the Hump-back Bridge on Tullibody Road and the Kerry Factory is
to be resurfaced and lit. This will be undertaken by SUSTRANS and should be
completed by early April.
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 21.05.
Date of next meeting - Tuesday 11th April, 2017