COLVEND & SOUTHWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2016 at 7pm in COLVEND PUBLIC HALL
PRESENT: Derek Roan - Chair, Simon Pain - Vice Chair, Sue Gourlay – Secretary, Ian Connel, Eric Fisher, Matthew Pumphrey, Carolyn Hornblow – Minute Secretary, Cllr Davie Stitt, PCs Steele Johnson and Sgt Colin Scott, Anna Johnson (NSA)
APOLOGIES: John Coates, Ken Coltart, Mark Parry, John Thorp, Cllrs Rob Davidson and Ian Blake
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: Proposed by Simon Pain. Signed by Derek Roan
MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES:
Acceptance in writing (email) of the adoption of Colvend/Rockcliffe footpath from D/G Council received 28/10/2016
Kippford Association invited to send a representative to CSCC meetings. SP met with David McCall. KA is keen to establish closer links and will exchange minutes in future. KA AGM end of this month- will ask for representative Action SP/DR
Rusty bench on Merse Roadend. Check who is landowner Action JC
Colvend Shop Notice Board: Purchase still awaiting confirmation of E-On funding Action SP
Information Centre Review: Obtained new brochures and Core Path 20 maps, electrics being renewed for room and display screen. Routes for local walks will be put onto website Action SP
Stewartry Flag – not proceeding at present
A stand is required to erect gifted telescope at Castlepoint Viewpoint. (E-On funds applied for)) Suggestion to use gifted paving slabs around site. Permission from landowner and Scottish Heritage required. EF to obtain telescope for safekeeping Action EF
Colvend Golf Course - possible grant available for drainage project from SWEAT /Awards for All Action SP
POLICE REPORT: No incidents locally. PC Steele Jonson introduced Sgt Colin Scott – new Community Officer who will be based at Castle Douglas with an increased focus on policing community situations.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Mark Parry not present Same balance as last month
ROBINRIGG WINDFARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND:
Awaiting confirmation from E-ON for various funds – see last month’s minutes
Coastal Path Benches: Still pending further investigation Action DR
Nelson’s Grave Renovation: Update from Anna Johnson, NSA Officer. Article in Tidelines this month. Information Sheet at printers. Board will be erected by IC Grave Renovation. Information board to be printed and installed. Action EF
PLAYGROUND PROPOSAL: Update from Simon Pain. Presentation was planned for the CSCC tonight but D/G Roads Department has surveyed possible site near Colvend School and it does not meet acceptable visibility requirements.
D/G Council will not adopt playground equipment so responsibility of upkeep and public liability insurance would be with Community Council
Other Possible Playground Sites:
- Colvend School)
- Possible Rockcliffe site
- Forestry Commission willing to offer land but will charge a rental for site.
- Kippford Land if it becomes available (January 2017)
PLANNING APPLICATIONS: None currently. There is now a new system showing planning issues as well as list of applications. Difficulty getting into planning website noted. Davie Stitt will check with Planning Office Action DS
Routine Roadworks Notifications and Planning Applications
LEADER Team – Launch of EMFF Scheme
‘The Hub’ weekly activity e-bulletin newsletter
Pat Riley, Flood Alert on October 18th 2016
Solway Firth Partnership: ‘Tidelines’ Magazine
Jenny Milby SCVS: Newsletter.
Education Governance Review
Invitation to an Open Meeting from Tongland & Ringford Community Council
Creative Scotland Arts Strategy Discussion at CatStrand, New Galloway 28 November
Community Landownership Briefing Session
Trevor Proctor ‘Save Mochrum Fell’. Two letters seeking support relating to planning permission for wind turbines which had been declined by local authority but approved by Scottish Government.
Emma Harper MSP Letter introducing herself as our new member and offering help if needed
Lyn Sharpe (www.improvementservices.org) Scottish Community Council Hour on Twitter 8th November 8-9pm
Rowan Lloyd: European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF): Dumfries & Galloway has recently secured £580,000 of EMFF funding to support local fisheries communities develop more sustainable futures. The fund’s objective is to assist communities to diversify to other sectors of the marine economy and support projects which add more value to fishing and fishing related activities. This fund is available to all communities and businesses which have a dependence upon the fishing industry and is not just restricted to coastal communities.
‘Racenight’ Friday 18th November 7pm in aid of Colvend School at Colvend Public Hall
Feral Choir ‘Midwinter Turning’ Concert in Colvend Public Hall Saturday 17th December 4pm. Tickets are available at Colvend Shop and on the day Cost £8
Grass area at Rockcliffe Toilets Carpark being damaged by Mr Whippy Van Action IC
Road tarmac between Craigbittern and Roughhills: sharp edge with a potential for tyre damage Davie Stitt will discuss with Roads Departments Action DS
Phoneboxes: Colvend and Rockcliffe will be removed within two years. Sandyhills Beach is remaining. Colvend can presently not be used due to no swipe card insert. Only useable for 999 calls. BT will try to get it functioning. Discussion on ‘adopt a kiosk’ scheme Action SG
Resilience Plan: Julian Stanning is willing to remain as Co-ordinator. Agreed by CSCC with thanks. A review will be held shortly. Ian Connel, Derek Roan and Sue Gourlay willing to carry on as part of the team. Any other volunteers?
Derek Roan made a vote of thanks on behalf of CSCC to Davie Stitt on his retirement from the Postal Service. He thanked him for his tremendous efforts to bring mail to the community for many years and his willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ and wished him well for his retirement. Davie will continue to support CSCC meetings in his role as a D/G Councillor
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON
Thursday 1st December 2016 at 7.00pm in Colvend Public Hall
WEBSITE FOR COLVEND COMMUNITY COUNCIL www.colvendcommunity.co.uk