Minutes of Meeting 1-8-2019

MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING HELD IN DUNLOP VILLAGE HALL AT 7.00PM ON THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST 2019

APOLOGIES
T Howie, J Gaskin, M Brindley, L Shuttleton, Cllr McGhee

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

PRESENT – COUNCILLORS
Cllr Gordon Jenkins, Cllr Ellen Freel

IN ATTENDANCE
6 members of the public

WELCOME
D Caulfield welcomed everyone to the first meeting after summer break.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
None

MINUTES
Minutes of the monthly meeting held on Thursday 1st June 2019 –
Approved E Ferguson, Seconded by J Taylor

POLICE REPORT
5 crimes/offences for period 21/06/19 to 24/07/19 –
S38 – suspect interviewed and released without charge
S38 – 1 apprehended
Breach of bail conditions x2
Assault and S38 – 1 apprehended,
Break in with intent to steal

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

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • Annual accounts finalised and passed audit.
  • Station planters on platform (Kilmarnock side) have been planted up
  • Next EAC grant application closing date 26/09/19 for Grants Committee decision on 06/11/19

PLANNING REPORT

  • 8 Lugton Road – external alterations to front and rear of property
  • Hazelbank – change of housing type
  • 85 Main Street – discharge
  • 78 Main Street – replacement windows

 ROADS/RAIL REPORT
J Taylor has reported recent incident on bend at railway bridge to Stewart Turner, Ayrshire Roads Alliance. There are a number of outstanding road issues –

  • completion of antiskid on bend at railway bridge
  • road markings at Joiners Lane
  • replacement of Dunlop sign entering village on road from Neilston
  • large pothole on road leaving village towards Burnhouse

ACTION E Lochhead to contact Stewart Turner, Ayrshire Roads Alliance

LOCAL COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS
Council has been in recess during month of July.

  • Update on National Energy Research Project (NERD)
  • New lighting, Kirkland Road – start date 27/07/19
  • Query raised regarding reduction in Councillors’ surgeries – the four councillors work together in a variety of ways to try and balance the need for reduction in expenditure with availability to constituents

FILMING UPDATE
The week long closure of Main Street for filming in June was successful. The production company were delighted with the village. An offer of a £5000 donation to the village has been accepted by the Community Council who will run a Participatory Budgeting event in conjunction with Vibrant Communities, East Ayrshire Council. This will be an opportunity for Dunlop organisations to bid for a portion of the money and for villagers to vote at a public meeting – date to be confirmed.

Benefits from filming – business for shops, café, landscaping, local companies, private rental of film locations, local people employed as extras, complete redecoration of Bowlers Hall. Any damage to playing field will be made good.

Councillors to make enquiry as to how revenue from filming at school will be utilised by EAC Education Department

GALA DAY UPDATE

  • Dunlop & District Community Company (D&DCC) to make donation to Community Council for assistance at their burger stall
  • Gala Day organisers seeking feedback on the event

SCHOOL UPDATE
There was discussion about the proposed refurbishment of Dunlop Primary School and provision of a separate nursery. East Ayrshire Council are currently looking at potential sites for a standalone facility in Dunlop. It was noted that these are only proposals at this stage. Early Childhood Centres are being looked at across East Ayrshire due to the increase in nursery hours. There will be a need for extra staffing and retraining available for EAC employees.

AOCB

  • Recurring flooding near railway bridge
  • Lugton flooding – no mains drainage
  • Weeds on footpaths around village
  • Sheep rescue
  • Clerkland Bridge

J Young thanked everyone for their attendance. Thanks to D Caulfield for chairing in J Young’s absence.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 5th September 2019
in Dunlop Village Hall.
Everyone most welcome to attend.