DRAFT MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING HELD IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL AT
7.00PM ON THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2017
PRESENT – MEMBERS
J Young (Chair), D Caulfield (Vice Chair), E Lochhead (Secretary), J Taylor, P Graham,
I Kerr, E Ferguson, J Miller, T Howie
A Pinkerton (Treasurer), Councillor Gordon Jenkins
Cllr John McFadzean, Cllr Ellen Freel, 5 members of the public,
2 police officers
J Young welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked all concerned in the organisation of the Christmas lights around the village and outside the Church Hall.
Minutes of the monthly meeting held on Thursday 2nd November 2017
Approved – E Ferguson, Seconded – I Kerr
An appreciation was voiced of Sergeant Beaver’s time and effort at the last meeting. A query was raised about the possible instatement of a traffic strip in the village. Poor visibility relating to parking at the corner close to the Village Hall was raised, with particular concern for the safety of those crossing at the end of the school day. The Dunlop and District Community Company have reminded all Village Hall users of the need for considerate parking in the area.
The officer agreed to pass this on to his Sergeant.
Summary of crimes and offences since 30th October 2017 to 28th November 2017 in Ward 1 Annick
Road safety/road crime
RTA – fail to stop and fail to report RTC – other vehicle not traced – A735 Dunlop
RTA – fail to stop and exchange details at scene of RTC – Near Aiket Castle, Dunlop
Vandalism – stone thrown at window causing chip to glass – Kirkland Road
Assault – named suspect to be traced – Allanvale
Attempt HBWI – attempt to force entry to dwelling house – Newmill Road
- Alert to public regarding HMRC telephone scam
- Info on holding a public event – procedures and sample application form
- Ayrshire Hospice survey
- Consultation on Policy Statement for East Ayrshire Licensing Board.
- Email from resident regarding proposed new parking law
- Email from resident enquiring about vacancy on community council
- Info on proposed Community Council Complaints Policy
- Enquiry about Alzheimer’s Board Game
No new planning applications to report.
Concerns with the bend near the bridge on the A735 leaving Dunlop towards Stewarton is a matter of continuing concern. A growing number of concerns and queries have been noted relating to the speed of traffic, condition of the road surface, residues, vapours or substances affecting the road surface, number of vehicle accidents, the reporting of vehicle accidents, damage to residents’ boundaries, overgrowth impacting on ability to safely navigate pavement areas and the potential use of mirrors, cameras and traffic calming measures.
This has been identified as a major issue for the community. Further correspondence will be sent to Stewart Turner, Head of Ayrshire Roads Alliance. John McFadzean also agreed to flag up concerns with Mr Turner and invite him to visit the site. It was suggested that an invitation to meet a concerned resident also be sent to Mr Turner.
It was noted that the flash speed sign on A736 from Dunlop to Burnhouse is having an effect in slowing traffic down.
The condition of pavements and pothole repairs was raised and a request made for an additional dog waste bin on Woodside Place.
Councillor Freel explained East Ayrshire Council Vibrant Voices who are seeking the views and opinions of people who work and live in the community on how to transform East Ayrshire in four areas: reducing demand, tackling poverty, serving better in the 21st century and reducing costs and increasing income.
The Christmas pensioners’ lunch was commended as an excellent event. It was well attended and the catering was of a very high standard.
J Young thanked all in attendance and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
THE NEXT MEETING IS ON THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2018 IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL AT 7.00PM.
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND