COLVEND AND SOUTHWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

THURSDAY 6TH April 2017 at 7pm in COLVEND PUBLIC HALL

 

PRESENT: D. Roan – Chair, S. Gourlay – Secretary, Cllr I. Blake, K. Filer, D. McCall, J. Coates, K. Coltart, J. Rowland, M. Pumphrey

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCEM. McGhie – Minute Secretary

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION: Introduction of Marion McGhie as new Minute Secretary to be paid as agreed.

 

 

 

APOLOGIES: I. Connell, T. Roan, S. Pain, M. Parry, J. Stanning

 

 

 

MINUTES OF 02/03/17:

 

Sue Gourlay reported a spelling mistake “Viking Hoad” should read “Viking Hoard”

 

 Proposed by Sue Gourlay;    Signed by Derek Roan

 

 

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

 

 

 

Tarmac repair still outstanding . Ian Blake also mentioned a suggestion of a path from the A710 to Colvend Shop to be discussed at next meeting, then possibly to the council.           Action DS                                                   

Mobile service providers. John Coates reported that there was no progress            Action JC                                                                                                                             

 

 Phone boxes. Sue Gourlay confirmed that Simon Pain had said the instruction signs had been installed.

 

Sue Gourlay confirmed an update of councillor listings on D&G website. 

 

20mph school sign. Impractical to turn off during holidays. Kristine Filer suggested a temporary cover for the lights. To be discussed at next meeting.

 

Ivy encroachment on Rockcliffe Road. No progress.                                           Action DS

 

Pothole sunken gully at Kippford Junction. Deferred to next meeting.           Action DS

 

 

 

POLICE REPORT:

 

There were no police present.

 

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

In the absence of the treasurer, Sue Gourlay reported that the figures were substantially the same except from two outstanding invoices that were to be paid.

 

 

 

  • D&G Council for the graphics for Nelson’s Grave costing £216.
  • Data Protection of £35

 

Due to the treasurer’s many other commitments, Sue Gourlay suggested that, as she was a signatory, we should obtain a second chequebook so that bills can be paid as soon as possible. Sue Gourlay should hold a second chequebook which she and Derek Roan could use when Mark Parry is unavailable.                                                                    Action DR and MP

 

 

 

ROBIN RIGG WINDFARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND :

 

 

 

Telescope. John Coates, Eric Fisher and Simon Pain at a meeting with Karl Munday of SNH. Have identified a possible sighting for the telescope between Rockcliffe and Kippford.                                                  

 

Colvend Hall Roof. Nearly completed.

 

Golf Club Environmental Improvement Projects. S.W.E.A.T has confirmed their grant. Work to be carried out towards the end of April.

 

Playground Sub Group. As Simon Pain was absent, this was deferred to next meeting.

 

Life after Robin Rigg. Deferred to next meeting.

 

 

 

D. Roan left the meeting. Sue Gourlay took the Chair

 

 

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

 

17/0367/FUL – Scottish Water, Kippford

 

17/0457/FUL – Castle Point Caravan Park

 

17/0559/FUL – The Beacon, Kippford

 

 

 

Misleading planning information. Deferred to next meeting.                                     Action DS

 

 

 

STEWARTRY NETWORKING/ HI SPEED BROADBAND:

 

 

 

Sue Gourlay and Simon Pain had attended the Stewartry Network meeting where both broadband and the

 

 

 

“Scheme of Establishments for CCs” were discussed.

 

Speed of broadband was discussed with John Enos. He suggested that we should campaign for better speed and reliability of broadband. Also to voice our concerns to Ward Councillors to speed things up.

 

 

 

It was reported that the Scottish Government has said that in 2 years everyone should have access to high speed broadband. Ian Blake suggested that this might be a slight exaggeration.

 

Review of the “Scheme of Establishment for CCs.” On going discussion on a combination of D&G Councils review and that of the Scottish Government.

 

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

Scottish Ambulance Service - Registration to Resuscitation Campaign - Day of Action

 

Third Sector - Volunteers Week Awards 2017

 

EMES Case Reference 240775 - 20mph signs Colvend Primary School (see matters arising above)

 

LEADER – Inquiries for Day of the Region 2017

 

D&G Council - Review of the Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils

 

Scottish Government - Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas

 

Simon Pain – Copy of letter Re: Telescope

 

Solway Firth Partnership - News from Solway Firth Partnership

 

John Enos – Broadband

 

Registration Team Queue - Data Protection registration - Reminder to renew

 

Eric Fisher – Apologies for absence in CC meeting 06/04/17

 

AOCB:

 

Rockcliffe Squatter. John Coates has raised concerns about a neighbouring cottage harbouring a squatter. The police have been notified, however cannot take any action as the owner of the property knows about it. The council cannot be of any help either.

 

 

 

Matthew Pumphrey raised the question of the Dalbeattie town clock. Ian Blake reported that the repair is in hand just waiting on the contractors starting.

 

 

 

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON THE 11TH OF MAY 2017 in COLVEND PUBLIC HALL

 

 

 

AGM OF COLVEND AND SOUTHWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO BE HELD AT 7PM

 

FOLLOWED BY ORDINARY MONTHLY MEETING