KILMUN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
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MINUTES OF MEETING
14th May 2019 held at Younger Hall, Kilmun 7.30PM.
PRESENT:) Brian Tester (Convenor), Diane Nicholson (Vice Convenor), Janet Holm (Secretary), Russell Humphreys (Treasurer), Graham Revill, Victor Sandall, Fraser Smith, Dale Mallin, Lachie Macquarie, and Mandy Grout.
Also Present: Councillor A Reid, Bob Darracott (National Park), Bruce Marshall, Gordon Holm, Helen Giles (residents).
APOLOGIES: PC Donald MacKay Isobel Brown (Blairmore Hall), Councillor Y McNeilly and Councillor G. Blair. Andrew Patterson, Kirsty Manual (residents).
2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST: none
3. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:
Proposed: Russell Humphreys
Seconded: Brian Tester Carried
4. MATTERS ARISING NOT ON THE AGENDA
5. TREASURER’S REPORT
Brought Forward 3565.95
Domain name (3 years ) 68.00
Gardening (Shore Sweepers0 37.80
Kilmun Hall 112.00
Blairmore Hall 96.00
General fund 1199.37
Shore Sweepers 100.00
Festive Lunch 199.53
SSE grant 2045.87
Directory donations 7.00
Overall total 3565.95
Donald Mackay was not present at the meeting and presented no report.
Victor highlighted that he had on a couple of occasions seen trail bikes going down the road. JH said that matters, which were breaking the law, could be reported to the police directly using the 111 number. JH to give the committee Donald’s email address so that committee members can report directly to Donald with matters that are relevant to our area’s policing.
ACHA COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP - ACHA’s Community Action Fund
Email return re complaint from JH about walkway at The Old School house being unfinished ( for several Year)
ABC - 75th Anniversary of VE Day celebration - a year from today - Our celebration, VE Day 75, will cover the weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020, and will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.
The planned activities over the weekend are as follows:
The Playing of Battle's O'er & VE 75 Years
The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2
The Cry for Peace, around the World
Churches & cathedrals Ringing out for Peace
Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc
Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post
Community Members required for Locality Planning Groups in Argyll and Bute - The original date to register an interest or nominate community members has been extended from 3rd May to 17th May 2019.
Community Partnership - Village Halls! Growing Enterprising Communities event 18th May 2019, Arrochar Cancelled>
Cowal Transport Forum is scheduled for: - Monday, 17 June 2019 at 10.00am. - Timber Pier Building, Dunoon Items for agenda by Tuesday 21st May 2019. Question about grit on road
Community Access to sanitary products - We have put together a survey to ask people their thoughts on locations and what is important to them about the types of products that are available.- The survey is available online:https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/1e439ac
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY - ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITIES - training on “Engaging with Communities” in each of the 4 decentralised areas.
Short-Term Lets: Consultation - The consultation closes on 19th July 2019. If there are any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear Scotland - Planned Maintenance Programme 1920 - Information Letter
Community Partnership - Invitation to the Cowal Area Network & BBQ 15TH MAY 7PM
Invitation for Kilmun Community Council | 4th Annual Tackling Loneliness Forum
Dunoon Alliance - Cycling-friendly Dunoon - Join the conversation
8 Planning Applications
The following planning application has been submitted to LLTNP.
Extension to dwelling and formation of raised timber deck in retrospect (deck only in retrospect) –2 Nursery Cottages Kilmun Argyll And Bute - Approved
Retrospective amendment to listed building consent 2018/0143/LBC for replacement roof - The Courtyard Benmore Estate Benmore - Approved
The Kilmun Pier application
See Alan’s report.
People Powered Planning: Putting Communities on the Front Foot at Trades Hall in Glasgow on Saturday 11th May
Victor attended this meeting on behalf of KCC. The documentation he received can be passed round the committee.
9. Community Matters
The Shore Sweepers
The Shore Sweepers have organised to begin working with the school to produce a brochure. Some blackcurrent bushes have been planted at Grahams’ Point and the Younger Hall were given some help withcuting their grass.
Defibrillator at Younger Hall Kilmun
Brian Tester is in the process of arranging further training for basic first aid and defibrillator use, so please, volunteer if you can, for the training. It only takes a few hours, and you will be amazed at how much confidence such training (from a great instructor) can give you!
The code for the new defib cabinet is 0000
Training will take place in the next few weeks. Dates available to be explored.
10. DISCUSSIONS A&BC LOCAL COUNCILLOR AND NATIONAL PARK REPRESENTATIVE
Alan Reid Councillor for ABC gave the following report:
The Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, came to Dunoon on 16 April and held various meetings. I attended one of them. He said the new ferries will definitely be passenger only and the consultation was about the design of the ferries.
I reminded him that the MVA report commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2013 had said the replacement ferries must be at least 40m long in order to achieve the same reliability as the streakers, less than one sailing in 200 cancelled. He did not seem convinced, but promised to look into this.
A working group, of Scottish Government and Council officials, is looking at what improvements are required to the shore infrastructure at both Dunoon and Gourock.
Ardtaraig Wind Farm
The developers, Infinergy, have until 26 June to submit an appeal. Their website says that they will “review the Council’s comments and determine whether or not to take the project forwards via the Appeals process”.
Weeds growing on pavements and grit on the road and pavement
No reply from Roads despite two reminders. Will continue to chase this up.
Bob Daracott (National Park),
Bob reported that there had been no movement in the Application By Western Ferries and Kilmun Pier.
The NP had been liaising re the Argyll Rally though Glenbranter.
The local development planning had been stopped and will depend on the Scottish Government Planning bill which is due to be published in the Autumn.
The National Park have a grant scheme application which has to be submitted by the 3rd June.
There is a small capital grant fro the planting of trees.
There was a public meeting in Ardentinny re the proposed fish farm
50,000 objects had been received against the Loch Lomond planning application (Flamingo land).
Benmore & Kilmun Community Development Trust (BKCDT)
Next meeting is on 20th May @ 7.30 @ Uig Hall. Minutes not available from previous meeting.
Blairmore Village Trust (BVT)
Meeting of the trust is next Monday. NTR.
Agnes is going to hold a car boot sale to raise funds for the trust.
Communities and Service Manger (Argyll Forest Park)
Replacement windows have all been done
The front door to be restored in the next year
The badminton club is going to continue to meet throughout the summer.
Blairmore hall held their AGM on Sunday 12th May when 40 people attended. At their first meeting the new committee is as follows:
Chair: Sue Rule
Secretary: Jeannie Christie
Treasurer Bryan Shewry with assistance from Catherine Rae
Bookings Sec: Jim King
Bowls Club: Frank Stephenson
Art Club: Barry Thomson
Hub: Pat Lynn
Community Reps: Emily Wallace, Catherine Rae and Victor Sandall
Bridge Club: Florence Fletcher.
The committee plan to undertake major renovations to the hall.
11. Community Action Plan 2018 - 2023
See Bob Daracott report.
12. CURRENT ISSUES
Argyll Community Planning Group (ACPG)
Caucus of Community Councils
Diane and Janet attended the last caucus meeting, which wholly concentrated on the NHS. The caucus of community Councils plane to have a meeting with Joanna Macdonald to discuss concerns raised.
Bird Hide at Kilmun
The Friends of Riverbank Hide are now an incorporated charity and company. They were successful in receiving a grant for £500 from ABC sustainability fund. Gordon Holm attended a meeting of the Broxburn Hide committee and agreed to keep them informed of our progress..
A880 Walkway & Safety Barrier, Pavement Invereck to Cot House
GH raised concern that a section of the pavement would not be completed right to the end at Sheilas Dinner. Alan Reid with check that this is to be done.
13. Any other competent business
Clyde Marine Regional Planning Consultation Marine Planning
JH said that she had attended the marine planning consultation at the Burgh Hall. KCC will put in a response to this, as will Brice and Gordon Holm. Residents are to be encouraged to put in a reponse to this document before the cut off date of the 31st May. To respond to this consultation you need to create an account with the partnership at https://www.clydemarineplan.scot/marine-planning/consultations/ and you can submit you comments there.
Pucks Glen closure
Discussion about the lack of information from FCS about the closure of Pucks Glen. Bob Darracott to find out request for a senior contact in forestry to write to about this as it is a top tourist attraction in this area.
Land at side of Strone primary
Fraser said the parents have been clearing the ground adjacent to the school in preparation for an outdoor learning area.
KCC committee agreed to not have a meeting in July to coincide with the ABC summer recess.
Place: Blairmore Hall, Blairmore
Date: Tuesday 11th June at 7.30pm.
Meetings held Second Tuesday each month alternating between Younger & Blairmore Halls.
Kilmun Hall – January, March, May, September, November
Blairmore Hall – February, April, June, August, October, December