Glenfarg Community Council – Minutes

GLENFARG COMMUNITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF MEETING
Monday 5th November 2018
Glenfarg Village Hall

PRESENT: CCllrs Ponton (Chair), Loudon, Pilmer, Taylor, Watson,
Also present:  Cllrs Purves, Robertson & Watters,  and 1 member of public
APOLOGIES: Cllr Barnacle, CCllrs Horsman, Mcleish, Community Police
1. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING:
Minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and signed.
2. ACTION POINT UPDATES:
An update on action points from the previous meeting were reported as follows -
Phonebox: CCllr Horsman had reported that we now own the phonebox. Ideas had been sought on its use and the majority of the community who expressed an opinion had been in favour of a book exchange. It was decided to ask the Glenfarg Improvement Team to renovate the box and install shelves.                          (CCllr Watson)
  
Marquee: CCllr Pilmer reported that the marquee had been moved temporarily to Shuttlefauld. In a few months time, the CC would need to reconsider the future of the marquee.

Skip at Duncrievie: CCllr Pilmer had received a reply from Binn Skips. They did monitor their skips on roads and paths but had no power to intervene with skips on private land. However they were willing to contact the user and get back to us on the issue.
Concerned residents in Duncrievie had requested that CCllr Pilmer contact SEPA on their behalf. It was thought that this would not be successful. Cllr Robertson had obtained the details of the company renting the skip and it was agrees that the CC would write to them requesting that the skip be repositioned or screened.
                                                                                                                          (CCllr Pilmer)

3. MATTERS ARISING (not covered on the Agenda)
Mound of earth in Wallace Park: This has now been landscaped which has improved its appearance. No further action.
Friends of Wallace Park: CCllr Watson reported that the group had met with a P&KC landscape architect and hopes that he will be able to work with them on drawing up a professional plan for developments in the park. This will allow the group to produce costings and start fundraising.
Field next to the Stephens Development: CCllr Watson had written to Stephens asking if they owned this field but had received no reply.

4. SCHOOL LIAISON
Cllr Purves reported that the Education Scotland Inspection Report on Arngask Primary School had been made public and a meeting had been held to allow the parents to discuss the report with the Head Teacher. The Quality Indicators for the primary school were evaluated as Very Good, and those for the nursery were evaluated as Good. It was felt that the Head Teacher had good plans in place to take the school forward.
CCllr Watson asked about PKC’s promised review of the new accommodation arrangements following the loss of a classroom. Cllr Purves to enquire if this had been carried out.
5.PLANNING REPORT
CCllr Pilmer reported that there had been no relevant applications or decisions.
CCllr Ponton commented on new arrangements of street lighting and bus stops at the entrance to the Stephens estate. It is unclear whether existing bus stops will also remain. Cllr Watters commented that the arrangements had probably been laid down as conditions to the Planning approval. Any concerns amongst residents about the siting of lamp posts or bus stops should be discussed with our local councillors (contact information on the PKC website).

6. POLICE REPORT
No police were in attendance as they had been scheduled for ‘bonfire night’ duties. CCllr Pilmer reported from the police bulletin which is circulated by Neighbourhood Watch. This contained warnings on bogus workmen cold calling about driveways and scam phone calls purporting to be from a bank. Cllr Robertson added that fly tipping was on the increase in the area. Advise was to be aware of any pickup vehicle drivers acting suspiciously and report registration numbers to the police.

7. TREASURER’S REPORT:
CCllr Horsman had supplied a Treasurer’s Report as follows.
1. GCC - BALANCE ON ACCOUNT   £560.09
Income - Nil
Expenditures - GCC Hall Rental £24

2. GCC NEWSLETTER  ACCOUNT - BALANCE £12,603.49
This balance is made up as follows :

 

Newsletter

Microgrant

Nursing

 

 

 

Fund

 

 

£

£

At 5th November 2018

 7,429.74

 34.66

4,011.00

Income

150.00

1,162.49

        Nil

 

 

 

 

Expenditures/payments

184.40

Nil

         Nil

   

7,395.34

1,197.15

4,011.00

Income/Expenditures since last meeting:
Newsletter:
Income - Newsletter shop tin and Advertisers £150, Foundation Scotland Microgrant top up - £1,162.49
Expenditures - Newsletter Printing £148, Electricity payment for Defib £36.40

Microgrant:
Income - Nil
Expenditures - Nil

3. SCHOOL FUND £241
No Transactions

TOTAL FUNDS HELD £13,404.58 at 5th November 2018
A Microgrant application from Glenfarg & Duncrievie In Bloom for £250, for gravel and bark, had been approved. It was noted that the Microgrant was intended for non-constituted bodies, and constituted bodies could be encouraged to forecast future needs into one application for consideration by the main Lochelbank Panel.
CCllr Ponton asked for consideration to be given to the use of the Nursing Fund, which stands at just over £4,000. This is to be used for the Health and Wellbeing of the community. Two possibilities were mentioned, but it was agreed that community councillors should bring all suggestions to the next CC meeting so that residents could be consulted.                                                                                                (all CCllrs)
8. AOCB:
a) CCllr Heser has resigned from the community council for personal reasons. The CC thanks her for her work on the council and wish her well in the future.
b) HGV traffic through the village. It was felt there had been an increase in this with incidents of speeding, and several residents had made complaints. There had also been at least one incident of unsafe netting. CCllr Ponton informed us that vehicles travelling to and from the Binn site should use the motorway to Bridge of Earn or the Gateside road. Residents are asked to inform the CC about which companies are transgressing. It was agreed to write to Binn Group, asking them to remind their drivers and contractors about the requirements on routes, speed and safety.
                                                                                                                         (CCllr Pilmer)
c) Lochelbank Windfarm Fund. It was felt that this fund should be advertised more widely. It was agreed that the distribution of funds report should be published in the newsletter and displayed on the noticeboard.                                                (CCllr Watson)
d) Defibrillator Insurance. CCllr Pilmer has investigated this, and believes that no other local communities insure their defibrillator. He further discovered that insurance companies are unwilling to cover them. No further action.
e) Remembrance Day. CCllr Taylor to do reading and CCllr Ponton to lay wreath.
f) Kinross-shire Forum meeting 12th November 7pm at the Campus. CCllrs Ponton and Loudon to attend.


The next meeting of the Community Council
 will be held on 7th January 2019, 7.30 in the Village Hall