Minutes of meeting 5-12-2019

MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING HELD IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL AT 7.00PM ON THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2019

APOLOGIES
Cllr John McFadzean, P Graham, L Shuttleton

PRESENT – MEMBERS
J Young (Chair), D Caulfield (Vice Chair), A Pinkerton (Treasurer), E Lochhead (Secretary), I Kerr, E Ferguson, J Taylor, J Gaskin, M Brindley,

PRESENT – COUNCILLORS
Cllr Ellen Freel, Cllr G Jenkins

IN ATTENDANCE
9 members of the public, 1 police officer

WELCOME
J Young welcomed everyone to the meeting

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
None

MINUTES
Minutes of the monthly meeting held on Thursday 7th November 2019 –
Approved by E Ferguson, Seconded by D Caulfield

POLICE REPORT
(For the period 29 October to 26 November 2019)
Main Street, Dunlop – S38 Shouting causing fear and alarm
If members of the public have any concerns phone Police on 101

CORRESPONDENCE
Read out/circulated – relevant public notices to be posted on Community Council website.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Balance at 1 November 2019             £8,152.33

Total Income             £100.00
Total Expenditure     £339.45

Balance at 30 November 2019           £7,912.98

PLANNING REPORT 

  • Halket Road U29 Halket from A735 at Lugton to C100 Dunlop/Uplawmoor KA3 4EE
    Siting of static caravan for an existing equine assisted therapy business

LOCAL COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS

  • EAC management restructure – no details yet
  • Study being carried out – customer assessment

ROADS/RAIL REPORT

  • No feedback re overgrown footpath, discarded cats’ eyes, cones and iron grating in Lugton
  • Request to be made for improved parking facilities at Burnside Cottages, Lugton
  • Query raised regarding new sign at Canny Man

PARTICIPATORY BUDGET FUNDING EVENT UPDATE

  • Funding event will take place either 22nd or 29th February 2020 in Dunlop Village Hall
  • The event will allow local groups to display information and promote their project
  • Dunlop and Lugton Community Council will not be submitting a bid for any funds
  • Any one group can submit up to a maximum of 3 different project applications
  • Projects should be of direct benefit to the community
  • Further information will be made available

CHRISTMAS DAZZLE OFF UPDATE

  • Small living tree planted and lights put up – hope to add a new tree each year
  • Dazzle Off deadline 18th December 2019
  • 30 sets of rope Christmas lights positioned throughout Lugton and Dunlop.
  • The Dazzle Off team were thanked for their time and efforts

COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN (CAP) UPDATE
There are a number of people prepared to be part of the steering group needed to take forward the development of a Community Action Plan. It was suggested that a separate group be formed for this process. Contact to be made with East Ayrshire Council Vibrant Communities.

AOCB

  • A member of the public commented on this year’s Christmas lights in Dunlop and Lugton. The cost of previous rented solar lighting was unsustainable in the long term which led to the introduction of a whole community Dazzle Off project Christmas 2018 which was developed further this year (2019).
    East Ayrshire Council do not pay for any capital expenses for Christmas lighting. They assist with installation and removal costs only. It was noted that Dunlop’s classification as a rural area means that the village is not eligible for capital funding granted to other ‘town centre’ locations.
  • Road and pavement gritting inconsistencies in Westview/Allanvale/Atrium Homes area of village was noted. Cllr Jenkins will make enquiries regarding priorities for gritting
  • A member of the public enquired as to meaning of adopted coloured parts/ Carruthers Close’s category – to be clarified
  • Dunlop and Lugton Community Council has collated villagers’ road complaints/issues. This is now on record as being submitted to East Ayrshire Council
  • Use of the Dunlop and Lugton Community Council notice board at the bus stop outside Norman’s shop was raised. Non related items were queried. This space is designated for display of MP, East Ayrshire Councillor and Community Council news. All other community news and information is displayed at the Post Office, Norman’s shop or on the notice board in the Village Hall
  • Concerns raised regarding strong smell at Enva site in Lugton. Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) notified
  • Concerns regarding narrow and hazardous pavement on start of Main Street from station side. This stretch of pavement was one of the most detailed and lengthy replies to the recent local authority feedback exercise. Councillor Freel suggested that a request be made for the route to be monitored

Chairman, J Young, thanked everyone for their attendance and wished them a safe journey home.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Thursday 6th January 2020 at 7.00pm in Dunlop Village Hall