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Minutes for monthly meeting 4/6/2015

Dunlop CC Letterhead August 2014

Minutes for monthly meeting held in Dunlop Village Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th June 2015

Present: J Young (Chair), D Caulfield (Vice Chair), I Kerr (Secretary), A Pinkerton,

Janette Miller, P Graham, E Brown  Cllr. Ellen Freel, 2 Police Officers

Apologies:  T Howie, J Taylor, K Bree, E Ferguson


Minutes of the monthly meeting held on Thursday 30th April 2015

Approved – P Graham, Seconded – J Miller Continue reading

Minutes for AGM 4/6/2015

Dunlop CC Letterhead August 2014

Minutes for Annual General Meeting held in Dunlop Village Hall at 7.00pm on Thursday 4th June 2015

Present: J Young (Chair), D Caulfield (Vice Chair), I Kerr (Secretary), A Pinkerton (Treasurer), J Miller, P Graham, E Brown, EA Cllr. E Freel

Apologies:  K Bree, T Howie, J Taylor, E Ferguson

Minutes of the A.G.M.  held on 5th June 2014 were approved at the monthly meeting held on Thursday 7th August2014

Annual Reports

CHAIR – Jimmy Young

The community council were deeply saddened by the passing of Jimmy Miller in November. He was involved in so much in the village, and was a stalwart of the Community Council for many years – he is greatly missed.

Concerns were expressed to Ayrshire Roads Alliance about the disintegrating state of the roads in Dunlop. Problems also still continue at the foot of Main Street and solution still to be sought.

The hanging baskets on display in the village were greatly admired. Thanks go to the volunteers who kept them watered, also all sponsors for their donations, which we are very grateful for.

Asset Transfer, discussions about development of the park continue.

East Ayrshire council arranged for WW1 commemoration benches to be placed in all the area’s communities – in Dunlop a bench is sited outside the village hall, in Lugton at Burnside Cottages.

Plans in progress to repair local benches around the village.

Wee Garden project was televised on the Beechgrove Garden programme on 7th August 2014. We were pleased to welcome 6 members of the project to our meeting in September to congratulate them on their achievement and hard work.

Many thanks to Andrew Pinkerton for his work with regard to the Asset Transfer negotiations. Thanks also to EAC Councillors and Police officers who attend our meetings. Last but not least, thanks go to all our Community Council councillors who give their time freely for Dunlop and Lugton


Andrew Pinkerton produced a financial summary for 2014/15 which was distributed to all present and the contents explained in detail. Our annual grant from EAC will be £420 for 2015, and £400 for 2016.Wewill have to consider how to raise extra funds in the future

Election of office bearers (en bloc)

Chair – J Young              Vice Chair – D Caulfied             Treasurer – A Pinkerton

Secretary – I Kerr         Asst Secretary E Ferguson   Planning Matters – E Brown        North Federation Reps – J Young & E Brown


There being no other business the meeting was brought to a close.

Date of next A.G.M. – Thursday 2nd June 2016