Agenda for Monthly Meeting to be held 5th April 2018

 AGENDA
MEETING OF DUNLOP & LUGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY 5th APRIL 2018
AT 7.00pm IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL

  1. Welcome, introduction and apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting held on Thursday 15th March 2018
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Correspondence
  6. Reports
    1. Treasurer
    2. Planning
    3. Roads/Rail
  7. Local Councillors
  8. ‘Clean Village’ campaign
  9. Fundraising
  10. Any other competent business
  11. Date of next meeting

Draft Minutes of Meeting – 15th March 2018

DRAFT MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING HELD IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL AT 7.00PM ON THURSDAY 15TH MARCH 2018

PRESENT – MEMBERS
J Young (Chair), A Pinkerton (Treasurer), E Lochhead (Secretary), J Taylor, I Kerr,
E Ferguson, J Miller, T Howie, Martha Brindley

APOLOGIES
D Caulfield (Vice Chair), P Graham, L Shuttleton, Cllr Ellen Freel

IN ATTENDANCE
Cllr G Jenkins, Cllr J McGhee, 3 members of the public, 2 police officers

WELCOME
J Young (Chair) welcomed everyone to the meeting which had been rescheduled from 1st March 2018 due to adverse weather conditions.

MINUTES
Minutes of the monthly meeting held on Thursday 1st February 2018
Approved – E Ferguson, Seconded – A Pinkerton

MATTERS ARISING
POLICE REPORT
Summary of crimes and offences since 30th January 2018 to 12th March 2018 in Ward 1 Annick

Anti-social behaviour
Vandalism – car tyre slashed – Livingstone Terrace
Vandalism – to car – snap badge off front and discard – Kirkland Road
S38 (Cause fear and alarm) – 2 named suspects to be traced – Livingstone Terrace
Vandalism – piece of concrete thrown through living room window- enquiry continues – Kirkland Road

The issue of fly tipping was discussed. Police officers advised that any incidents witnessed should be reported.

CORRESPONDENCE

  • Police Scotland – home security advice. ACTION – put on DLCC website/ Facebook page
  • Email from George Davidson – unable to attend meeting. Invitation issued for ERA representative to attend meeting on 5th April 2018.
  • Bank Closures Inquiry – impacts on local businesses, consumers and Scottish economy. ACTION – put on DLCC website/ Facebook page
  • Community Spring Clean / Dunlop & Lugton litter campaign. ACTION – put on agenda for next meeting.
  • Guide to using Social Media. ACTION – email to CC members
  • Request for volunteers to join Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Asset Register
  • Notification of shortlisting of application for PB funding of Solar Christmas Trees
  • 2018/19 Roads and Lighting Programme. ACTION – put link on DLCC website/Facebook page
  • Poster for Participatory Budget Event on 17th March 2018. ACTION – put notice on DLCC website/ Facebook page
  • Gillies Hill Culvert Replacement notification – Closure of B777 April – July 2018. ACTION – await further confirmation and put on DLCC website/Facebook page

POTHOLES
The condition of roads in Dunlop and the wider East Ayrshire area was discussed.  There has been a substantial increase in complaints. Councillor McGhee explained the current system of prioritising repairs and the impacts of increased workload at times of gritting, road clearance and erection and dismantling of festive lighting.  Patching has been carried out to make roads safe. Resurfacing works can be expected at some point in the coming months.

GRITTING/ CLEARING OF RURAL ROADS
It was noted that a number of streets were not gritted and rural roads were not cleared during the recent severe weather conditions.  A query was raised regarding the use of local assistance from the farming community.  Councillor McGhee agreed to contact Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA).

A member of the public stated that the pavements at Livingstone Terrace and Allanvale, inhabited by older adults, had not been gritted and that George Davidson of ARA had stated that there has been a change of category in prioritisation – upgraded then downgraded.  Councillor McGhee agreed to raise this at next meeting.

The member of the public will organise a meeting with George Davidson for residents of Carruthers Close and Allanvale.

A community councillor highlighted that the Capital Investment Programme does not include works on the A735, which cannot wait a further 3 years, and is not included in the recently agreed £6 million budget.

The varying condition of roads throughout Ayrshire, the factors affecting road conditions and cuts in funding were discussed.  Councillor McGhee agreed to relay concerns back to East Ayrshire Council.

Signage within the area was discussed.

It was noted that roadside dumping of litter is an issue.  Litter clean up schemes are operating in surrounding towns and villages. Dunlop and Lugton Community Council will consider the possibility of a ‘Clean Village’ campaign. Councillor Jenkins expressed his interest and offered to become involved. ACTION – discuss at next meeting

REPORTS
TREASURER

The cost of the solar Christmas tree lights has been covered by grants and donations.

East Ayrshire Council annual grant of £100 has been utilised for DLCC advert in Dunlop Gala Day programme and DLCC Secretary’s expenses.

£500 grant received from East Ayrshire Council for hanging baskets.

Bid submitted for Participatory Budget funding for 2018 solar Christmas lights. Public vote to be held at Stewarton Annick Centre between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 17th March 2018. ACTION – advert to be placed

Consideration to be given to fundraising in order to replenish DLCC funds.

PLANNING 

  1. Note – Conversion of former farm outbuilding to a single new dwelling house – I think this may be the same as an older application when this building was called the piggery.

The Stables 2 Craighead U21 Brockwellmuir From A735 To C7 Via C100 Lugton East Ayrshire KA3 4DT
Ref. No: 18/0103/PP | Received: Tue 06 Feb 2018 | Validated: Fri 16 Feb 2018 | Status: Registered

  1. Note – discharge of conditions (slates, render finishing and fences)

Leahead Farm Dunlop Kilmarnock East Ayrshire KA3 4BP
Ref. No: 18/0190/AMCPP | Received: Fri 09 Mar 2018 | Validated: Fri 09 Mar 2018 | Status: Registered

  1. Note removal of agricultural occupancy condition – outside of our area?

Ferndale Low Gameshill South Of Dunlop Stewarton East Ayrshire KA3 3ER
Ref. No: 18/0144/PP | Received: Fri 23 Feb 2018 | Validated: Fri 02 Mar 2018 | Status: Registered

  1. Note – out of our area and now decided

Magbiehill Farm Dunlop Road Stewarton East Ayrshire KA3 3ES
Ref. No: 18/0003/EIASCR | Received: Wed 21 Feb 2018 | Validated: Wed 21 Feb 2018 |Status: Decided

 ROADS/RAIL
Already discussed above

COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
Already discussed above

AOCB

  • Small Community Award grant application submitted for painting of Lugton telephone box and installation of planters.
  • Enquiries to be made on behalf of DLCC regarding installation of defibrillator and training courses. ACTION E Lochhead

THE NEXT MEETING IS ON THURSDAY 5th APRIL 2018 IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL AT 7.00PM.

ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND

 

 

 

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