Present:- Cllrs. J Marshall, A Watt, A Masson, S Hall, I Duncan
Meeting chaired by John Carr
In attendance :- Cllr George Swapp and George Carr representing Dunnottar Woods Association and acting temp. Secretary.
Cllr P Hales, Cllr W Dargie
2. Minutes of last meeting approved by A Watt and A Masson
3. Matters arising from last minutes.
- Cllr Hall said that Mr McAuley had been informed the pro[posed caravan extension will not be going ahead.
- Cllr Swapp had a letter from Mrs McHattie on the screening advised for the original application.
- On the recycling point, the Chairman stated that plastic bottles and cardboard are now included.
4. Financial matters
Â£58.38 has been reimbused to Cllr Hall for the web site.
Â£18 paid out to Scottish Rights of Way society.
Â£475 is on its way from Aberdeenshire Council
Â£766.57 is the balance.
5. Dunnottar Woods.
At the most recent meeting it was noted that the recent litter night had been well attended with the local Guides participating. Discussion had taken place on restoring the Garden Wall, and even forming a separate group to look at restoring the gardens to their former glory.
On the recycling point at Catterline lay-by, the following points were noted:-
- The Chairman stated that the lay by has been fully occupied over the last 3 weeks by travelling people. One was being prosecuted for criminal damage at the Uras/Spurnal lay by.
- Lorna Hogg, Aberdeenshire Council, deems the recycling point unsuitable in its present location and would like it at Kinneff Hall. This was ruled out by Cllrs Masson and Watt as they donâ€™t want it in the Hall car park for reasons discussed in past.
- Lorna Hogg has declared that it will not be a permanent facility despite her previous enthusiasm for the site.
- She says the litter at the lay by is not from the recycling point.
- The Community Council reiterated that the Catterline Lay by is central to the area, and it is being well used.
- Shrubs and plants would not be planted as they collect rubbish.
- Cllr Masson has been observing the facility closely. Most of the recent problems have been with the travelling people and observing them cutting fence wiring etc. She had met with Arthur Ingram, AC Environmental Services, and had discussed the quality assurance scheme which the farm pays. She said the travelling people closed the lay-by at night with their vans being parked over the entrances. She also noted that they were not there to work on the bulbs as some had thought.
- Cllr Swapp indicated that contrary to what Lorna Hogg says, Willie Monroe and environmental services are looking at additional chain mail fencing for containment and protection of the field.
- Secretary suggested a toilet be installed at the lay by, but Cllr Duncan thought that would encourage them to stay longer.
Mr J Will Plot 3 Mill of Uras Erection of Dwelling Ho.
Mr & Mrs D Finlay 4 Braehead Cresc Ext to Dwelling Ho.
Mr Denis Thomson Barras School Ho Domestic Garden
Susan Galloway 3 West Mains Barras Ext to Dwelling Ho.
Alexander Adamson Hillhead Glaslaw Additional Signage
Mr & Mrs Young Hillhead Glaslaw Cottage Alt/Ext to Dwelling Ho.
E & M Developments Plot 3 Smiddy Park, Kinneff Erection Dwelling Ho.
D Howard East Mains of Barras Garage, House alterations.
Len Smith Toucks Garden Outbuildings
Mr & Mrs Kemp 3 Midtown Barras Alt/Ext Dwelling Ho. Conservatory
Mrs Lorna Bates Halymyres, Stonehaven Indoor riding school & lights
Chairman also had a request from John Forbes asking if the Community Council had changed their views on the revised plans for Wind Farm at St Johnâ€™s Hill. Points noted:-
- The development hasnâ€™t changed that much.
- The switch house has moved to Leys of Barras involving more cabling to Fiddes.
- Concerns still existed of visual impact from Catterline.
- Broomfield Croft and Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre were still unhappy.
- Cllr Hall felt our original submission was comprehensive although Chairman intimated that John Forbes would have liked more emphasis made of the Community fund.
Cllrs present stated that their views were unchanged from the original submission.
Chairman to let John Forbes know, and for Secretary to inform Aberdeenshire council.
- Cllr Marshall stated that the roads were in an appalling state.
- Toucks road had a particularly bad bit at present.
- Nigel King, Lynns of Catterline said he was concerned about the speed of traffic coming into the village. He also pointed out that the fence above the bridge was leaning inwards, caused, he believes, by vehicles going on to the verge to avoid traffic coming in the opposite direction. Councillor Swapp added that he had recently received a letter requesting that the 20mph speed limit recently put in place by the school be extended to cover the entire village.
- Aberdeenshire Council â€“ Core Paths etc.
- Aberdeenshire Council â€“ Stonehaven Community Development Group Minutes.
- Kincardine & Mearns - Learning Partnership Event â€“ St Leonards Hotel, 28th April Stonehaven.
- Kincardine & Mearns â€“ Community Council forum.
- Kincardine & Mearns â€“ Impact of Community Councils in NE Scotland.
- Kincardine & Mearns â€“ Area Committee Report.
- Scottish Executive â€“ Paul Anderson, Community Outreach .15th May Meet MSPs
- Scottish Executive â€“ How we can help Community Councils fulfil their role.
- Wickstead â€“ Playground Equipment.
- Calor â€“ Scottish Community of the year 2006.
- Scottish Consumer Council â€“ asking for volunteers.
- Catterline School Open day 23rd May. They are inviting people for memorabilia etc.
- Thanks from Diane Douglas, Kinneff Hall for Â£200 donation for Tea Urn etc.
- Secretary and Cllr Hall had attended Aberdeenshire Council seminar on the new Public Hall and entertainment licences which were coming into force. All Halls and outside events will require to register with Aberdeenshire Council. Â£90 will be charged for a licence and Kinneff Village Hall and the Catterline Gala will be affected by this.
- Cllr Watt intimated that the Catterline Harbour Trust would like to be included for a project grant in the next round of applications.
11. Date of Next Meeting
Tuesday 30th May in Catterline Primary School @ 7.30pm.