KILMUN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
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MINUTES OF MEETING
10 th January 2023 @ 7.30PM.
Younger Hall Kilmun
Meeting Start -7.30pm
PRESENT: Diane Nicholson (Convenor), Janet Holm (Secretary), Peter Hunter Douglas, Graham
Revill, Mandy Grout and Kerris Bone,
Also Present: William Sinclair (Argyll and Bute Councillor), Caroline Munro, Malcolm Bird and
APOLOGIES: Lindsay McKenna (Vice Convenor), Lachie Macquarie, Russell Humphreys
(Treasurer), Councillor William Blair (Argyll and Bute Council), Councillor Y McNeilly (Argyll and
Bute Council), Fraser Macdonald (Forestry Land Scotland) Kirsty Manual and Gordon Holm.
This session was recorded for the minutes
2. DECLARATION OF INTEREST:
3. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:
Corrections to meeting from 13 th December 2022
Eddie McGunnigal (Cowal Police) was not present at the meeting.
Caroline Munro’s initials were misquoted.
The 13 th of December 2022 minutes were:
Proposed: Graham Revill,
Seconded: Diane Nicholson Carried
4. MATTERS ARISING NOT ON THE AGENDA
5. CO OPTIONS ONTO THE COMMITTEE
Kerris Bone - This was agreed by all the committee
5. TREASURER’S REPORT
Carried forward £3023.76
General fund £ 1590.93
Gardening and Shore Sweepers £54.44
Festive Lunch £154.47
SSE grant £1090.92
Directory donations £7.00
Grant from ABC (For new road sign) £56.00
Overall total £2953.81
6. POLICE REPORT
No report submitted
8. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
2022/0361/DET Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of replacement dwelling Ardno High Road
2022/0179/PPP Subdivision of existing plot into two and erection of two-storey dwellinghouse
Glenconner, Blairmore, Dunoon Approved
Blairmore Village Trust and Blairmore Hall Planning application
DN sent a brief email to the National Park re this application identifying that MB had come to the
meeting with concerns about the application.
9. COMMUNITY MATTERS
The Shore Sweepers
We hope to be able to organise getting the tubs cleared at Graham’s Point, but as yet we haven’t
heard back from ACHA with the notes form our meeting in October. BM also said that he will
approach ACHA to see if they can bring forward their report. BM suggested that the shore Sweepers
apply to ACHA for their Community Grant. BM will send details to JH on how to apply.
KCC had received the minutes from the latest meeting of the Highgate Hall committee. It was
agreed that they are published on KCC’s website and are attached to these minutes.
The condition of the Tyneshandon building was discussed with Councillor Sinclair and KCC
emphasised that there is high community concern with what is happening with this building which is
very unsafe. MG, who lives near the building, said that some work has recently been done to the
roof and ‘holes’ in the building had been sealed up but this work is superficial and does not address
the very precarious state of the building. Councillor Sinclair will take this matter up and see what is
10. DISCUSSIONS A&BC LOCAL COUNCILLOR AND NATIONAL PARK
Strone Primary School
Strone Primary Parent Council
Argyll & Bute Council
Councillor Sinclair. Said that white lines have been put on the A815
BM said that there was a large pothole on the A880 near the Cothouse Bridge. It was also said that
anyone can report defects in the road etc. on the Argyll and Bute website on the following link
JH asked Councillor Sinclair to again investigate the hole on the right of way at Westfield Strone. JH
will forward correspondence that has been received on this issue. Councillor Sinclair has suggested
using 3 words to help pinpoint locations.
Councillor Sinclair said than on of ABCs priorities is speed. There had been a public meeting in
Sandbank after the accidents there and there is work to change the speed limit though Sandbank to
20mph. There are moves to make crossing places, in particular, at Sandbank Primary School and to
cut down the speed on the road though Sandbank. JH also said that there are problems with
speeding all along the Shore Road on this side of the Holy Loch. In addition, and that at one time
there had been a request for the speed to be changed to 40mph from Sandbank to the Cothouse.
DN also pointed out that Clachaig also has a problem with speeding through the village.
Councillor Sinclair asked whether KCC had discussions with the police about out training a couple of
volunteers on using speed guns. There is training for volunteers to do this. KCC will asked if we can
have some volunteers trained to do this. Three residents volunteered to be trained.
MB described the problem at Blairmore especially just beyond the hall and the blind hill and he is
concerned that there could be an accident there. WA said that the speed at the end of the road
before the junction where there are no lights, and it is a 40mph. limit area.
DN identified that signage is fine, but the speeding requires to be managed for people to slow down,
it is also a policing issue.
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Representative
Councillor Sinclair said that he has just been appointed as the Deputy Chair of NP planning
He said that the park authority is looking at bye laws and there will be a significant change on the
water for non-powered craft, canoes, kayaks, and wild swimming with changes to make it much
safer. This is to make sure that every young person on a craft wears a life jacket and making that
mandatory. In addition, if young people are in charge of quite powerful vessels, if any situation
arises, the captain or the master of the vessel will be responsible
CM asked about the boat that had been sunk at the end of the Holy Loch. Councillor Sinclair said
that he had gone round everyone e.g., Peel Ports who had said that it isn’t a hazard. KCC has made
a request for Councillor Sinclair to look at this situation regarding this sunken boat.
BM asked if there was any feedback on the planning application at Uig. A request was made for
Councillor Sinclair to find out what is happening with this application.
Forestry and Land Scotland – Fraser MacDonald
Fraser Macdonald has informed KCC that there have been no changes from FLS than from the
report in December
11 CURRENT ISSUES
No update. GR will reply to Donald Cameron the MSP on how Scottish Water managed to be
involved 20 million in the drought pilot scheme to alleviate problems in the north-east of Scotland.
GR has been working on this since 1993. GR said that there is a meeting about the larch felling in
March with Scottish Woodlands on how possible disruption of the Clachaig water supply. Councillor
Sinclair said that they have very serious contractual responsibilities to ensure the water supply is not
SSE power lines Dunoon 132kV Overhead Line rebuild Project
There was a meeting in December but unfortunately no representative of KCC could attend.
13. Any other competent business
We do have our other defibrillator which hopefully will soon be constructed and then connected at
the Strone Inn. Peter HD will find out more about what facilities and resources are available for
defibrillator training. JH asked KCC to agree to look into whether we can get resources ourselves to
do defibrillator training, as Peter is already a trainer. It was agreed to investigate what resources are
available. Councillor Sinclair could perhaps help us with this.
Meeting closed at 8.50pm
Next meeting – Tuesday 14 th February 2023 @Blairmore Hall Blairmore @ 7.30pm
Meetings held Second Tuesday each month alternating between Younger & Blairmore Halls.
Kilmun Hall – January, March, May, July (Recess) September, November
Blairmore Hall – February, April, June, August, October, December
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