The community council welcomed a new member at the AGM held after the normal monthly meeting. Eric Wyness will be representing Kinneff, taking over the seat left vacant by Peter Hales's resignation last year.
The existing office bearers were re-elected nem. con.
The 2008 Project grants were awarded, with grants going to Catterline Mother and Toddler Group, Catkins Rising 5's, ‘Catkins’ After School Club, Dunnottar Bodgers Group, Catterline Harbour Trust and Kinneff Hall.
The meeting also heard a presentation from Neil Lindsay of Macaulay Enterprises about the proposed wind turbine cluster at Hillhead of Auquhirie, focussing on the work done so far in preparing the Environmental Impact Assessment and the work yet to do.
Neil Lindsay of Macaulay Enterprises Ltd will be attending the next public meeting of the community council (26th Feb - 19:30 in Catterline School) to begin the process of engagement and consultation with CKDCC and the local community as they prepare the Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed wind farm at Hillhead of Auquhirie (APP/2006/1777). He will be giving a short presentation to outline the project and is keen to discuss what approach they should take to local dialog and any specific concerns that can be addressed.
The Community Council has a small amount of money available to local community groups to help fund projects. To apply for funding, please either contact one of your community councillors or apply by email or in writing to the secretary;
The grants will be allocated at the meeting on 26th February, so applications will need to have been received before then.
The newly formed Catkins After School Club met with the community council to outline their plans for setting up an After School Club for Catterline and Kinneff. The lack of a good venue for the club was highlighted and, while Kinneff Hall will be used initially, it is hoped that in the long term more suitable place can be found or perhaps even built.
Arguments both in favour and against the proposed extension to the Cloak Caravan Park. Concerns about the increase in traffic and the provision of adequate screening were noted, as were the potential benefits to the local economy of an increase in tourism. The community council is keen that any potential traffic and screening issues should be effectively addressed.
The Community Council meets in Catterline School at 7.30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month, except for the months of July, August and December. The AGM is held after the ordinary meeting in March.
The next public meeting of the Community Council will be on Tuesday, 29 September 2015.
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