COLVEND COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
COLVEND PUBLIC HALL 7PM THURSDAY OCTOBER 11TH 2012
Ian Bennet as Returning Officer opened the first meeting of the newly elected Colvend Community Council. He presented agenda guidelines and conduct guidelines for community councillors
PRESENT: Julian Stanning, Sue Gourlay, Deirdre Harding, Donald Milligan, Ian Bennet, Neil Goldie, Police Officer David Steel, Councillors Ian Blake and Rob Davidson
Members of public: Stuart King, Simon Pain,
APOLOGIES: Laurence Vernon, Philip Harper, John Withers, Rona Cropper.
OFFICE BEARERS ELECTED:
John Withers as Chairman and Peter Julian Stanning as Vice Chairman were proposed and seconded respectively by Sue Gourlay and Deirdre Harding
Donald Milligan as Treasurer and Sue Gourlay as Administrative Secretary proposed and seconded by Julian Stanning and Deirdre Harding
MEETING TAKEN BY JULIAN STANNING DUE TO JOHN WITHERS ABSENCE
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Passed and seconded by Sue Gourlay and Deidre Harding
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MINUTES:
Horse Access gate now in place for Sandyhills Bay, key controlled
Jubilee Bench replaced at Rockcliffe road corner/A710. ?new plaque coming to mark both Jubilees (Gold and Diamond)
A710 near Clonyard. Overhanging tree branch has been removed.
POLICE REPORT: 15 reports –no crimes. Regarding the recent Kippford burglaries, people have been charged and some recovery of property has occurred.
Donald Milligan discussed recent costs
Bench replacement and installation £26.88. ‘Diamond Jubilee Party in the Field’ £206.32
Account Balances Amenities Account £1573.39 Current Account £23.66
Deposit Account £537.42 Total Amount £2134.47
Stuart King as member of public asked what interest rate is being paid by E-on / D& G Council into our fund for Robin Rigg compensation. Main contact for this new council is Julian Stanning (transferred from Stuart King). Simon Pain suggested that this subject stays on the agenda as a key item until results are known.
PLANNING APPLICATION: September Fairgirth Farm –reapplication.
Derek Hextall, Project Officer sent programme for ’Day of the Region’ 5-7th October
Susan Ewart, Inshore Policy Officer for Marine Scotland notifying of further meeting to discuss options of cockle fishing in Solway Firth –Meeting in Easterbrook Hall 18th Oct 7pm
Tree shaped Community Notice Boards reviewed. Not required but interesting!
Placing of Memorial Benches requests. One by Colvend Church not possible (private land). One is placed near school area and one will replace a D&G Council old bench on Rockcliffe Waterfront.
Colvend School Monthly Newsletter received. Mrs Kay Bryden is acting head teacher for an academic year while Mrs Elizabeth Gair is on secondment.
Education Conference –Planning and Active Citizenship –‘Engaging young people in local decision making’. Meeting October 25th in Edinburgh
Letter sent to Bill Coombs as a thank you for his attendance at last meeting
Proposal for Simon Pain to be co-opted as a member of the Community Council at next month’s meeting
Thanks given to Stuart King for taking the minutes of the last meeting
Stuart King attended today’s meeting to specifically say how much he has enjoyed being on the Community Council. Thanks especially to Sue Gourlay for her work on the Community Council getting D&G Council speakers. Stuart will be happy to work with Colvend Community Council as website administrator. www.colvendcommunity.co.uk
Upcoming Kippford Fireworks Insurance £150 cost will be met by Colvend Community Council. License application £83 will be met by others.
Possibly start to officially recognise local people who have significantly contributed in some way to the local community.
Eric Brown and Carolyn Hornblow will start to do job share of Minute Secretary
DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1st 2012 at 7pm in Colvend Public Hall
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA TO ATTEND THESE INTERESTING MEETINGS! FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY
WEBSITE FOR COLVEND COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS www.colvendcommunity.co.uk