COLVEND AND SOUTHWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

THURSDAY  7thJUNE 2018 AT 7pm in COLVEND PUBLIC HALL

 

PRESENT: D. Roan – Chair, S. Gourlay – Secretary, M. Parry – Treasurer, E. Fisher, J. Coates, T. Roan, K. Filer, 

PC Blacklock, PC Dingwall.

Members of public – Ron Harris, Gavin Fox

 

 APOLOGIES: D. Stitt, I. Blake, R. Davidson, S. Pain, M. McGhie (minute secretary)

                                                                        

 MINUTES OF MEETING 3/5/18:   Proposed – S. Gourlay, Signed – D. Roan

 

 POLICE REPORT:  PC Blacklock reported no crimes in the area. She advised people to be wary of rental agreements and make sure you use due diligence to check out prospective tenants. PC Blacklock also raised awareness of telephone scams and there are rising concerns of agricultural workers using mobile phones while driving tractors.   

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

  1. Kristine Filer was co- opted as a member of the Community Council – proposed by D. Roan.

  2. Litter Campaign – M. Pumphrey contacted Angus Council and Minette Bell- McDonald from Dumfriesshire. Discussions are to be continued.

  3. National Park Meeting – There will be a meeting on the 19THJune in Dalbeattie Town Hall at 7pm. There will also be another meeting on the 13thJune at Castle Douglas High School a 7pm.

  4. Noticeboards – The large noticeboard at Colvend car park has been repaired and re- stained by Willie Robertson. The Council thanked him for his help. Rockcliffe noticeboard still needs renovating – Action E. Fisher

  5. Signpost at Castle Point – No further information

 

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

The balances are as of May 2018:

Unrestricted Community Council - £ 2053.56            Restricted Robin Rigg Account - £32705.25

Cheque for £8000 was made out to Scott Lee and not yet presented.

 

 ROBIN RIGG WINDFARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND:

Colvend Primary School Playground – A project report was circulated to the community councillors. The works are predicted to come under budget. The groundworks, drainage and soakaway are now complete. The running track is now complete and the shelter has been ordered. The project report concerning the playground is now available online.

Information Centre – Work is completed. It was suggested that a bench be placed at the side of the building. There should be an article to appear in the Galloway News in the next two weeks.

The Kipp Land – The Kipp are planning to apply for Robin Rigg money to help with a project. K. Filer to tell S. Gourlay who is the relevant persons and how to contact them and invite them to the July meeting to explain what specific part of their project the Robin Rigg money would be used for.

Grey Squirrels– There was an enquiry about claiming Robin Rigg funding to promote the worry of grey squirrels in the area. Unfortunately, it doesn’t meet the criteria for funding.

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

18/0680/FUL – P. Reevell – Antilees Cottage, Jubliee Path, Kippford – Alterations and erection of extensions to dwellinghouse.

18/0684/FUL – M. Jardine – Seadrift, Rockcliffe – Alterations and erection of extensions to dwellinghouse.

18/0348/DPA – C. McLeish – Marbroy, Sandyhills – Prior Approval Not Required.

18/0263/FUL- Galloway Soup Co. – 17 High St, Dalbeattie – Grant Conditionally.

17/1688/FUL – Castle Point Caravan Site – Grant Conditionally.

 

Castle Point Caravan Site granted conditionally. There will be a 30mph speed limit on Barcloy Road approaching the site and another passing place will be provided. It was suggested to ask Tony Topping from D&G Council to the next meeting.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

Police Scotland - Community Council Report [OFFICIAL] for June

The Hub – Weekly Bulletin

D&G Council – Community Council Research - Survey 2018

                          Community Conversation - Streetscene - 7th June 2018 - 6.30pm - Dalbeattie Town Hall – 

                          M. Pumphrey showed an interest in attending

                          Planning Applications

                          Road Works Report w/c 07/05/2018

                          Road Works Report w/c 14/05/2018

                          Barcloy Road, Rockcliffe - 30mph Speed Limit (Tony Topping)

                          A new way to have your say - workshops around Scotland on participation requests

                          Community Council Elections

                          The Great Get Together 22nd - 24th June 2018

                          Democracy Matters Conversation: People to have their say on Scotland's public services

                          Road Works Report w/c 28/05/2018

                          Notification of Application for Temp Road Closure – C27s Fairgirth - 21/06/2018 to 02/07/2018

                          Community Choices Fund 2018/19

Ewart Library – Leaflet Update on Removal of Mobile Library Service

SCVS – New Galloway Concert tickets

             Personal safety training 17/5/18

 

John Withers-  Important consultation for our region

Scottish Rural Action - May Newsletter

Galloway National Park Association – meetings in Dalbeattie 19thJune and Castle Douglas 13thJune both at 7pm

Anyone wishing to see copies of this correspondence should contact the secretary or other member of the Community Council.

 

AOCB:

  1. Co- option of new member – Anna Grafton has put her name forward for co–option as a member of the Community Council. S. Gourlay proposed and seconded by D. Roan. This will be voted on at the next meeting on 3rdJuly 2018.
  2. Liability – M. Pumphrey asked at the last meeting who is liable if the money in the bank runs out before we receive our expected funds from LEADER etc. A definitive answer cannot be given at this present time.

 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON THE THURSDAY 3rdJULY IN COLVEND PUBLIC HALL

 

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