Road safety was in the spotlight this month as we considered the refusal by Aberdeenshire Council to install a barrier on the A92 at Denhead of Catterline, a decision which was met with some disappointment by the Community Council. A detailed report listed the lack of reported accidents, the failure to meet any of the criteria for installing barriers and the significant cost of dealing with installed BT services as factors involved in reaching the conclusion. However, the report seemed to focus on the bridge at Mill of Uras and the section of road running to the corner at Denhead and failed to mention the gorge and plunge pool of the waterfalls at Denhead of Catterline, the top of which is some 5 or 6 metres from the road.
CKDCC discussed, amongst other things, the future of the Todhead Lighthouse and the speed of traffic passing through Roadside of Kinneff, and heard about the public inquiries into the St John's Hill Wind Farm held at the start of October and the Clochnahill Wind Farm, which is scheduled to start at 10am on Wednesday 12th Dec in Kinneff Hall.
Meanwhile, the hunt continues for new members for the community council to fill the vacant seats in Dunnottar and Kinneff. If you are interested in joining the community council, please contact the secretary.
Present Cllrs A.Masson, J.Marshall, A.Watt, S.Hall
Before the meeting started, Ian Duncan paid tribute to Cllr Edwin Booth, who passed away after a short illness on 16th September. Our thoughts are with Anne, Edwin and Gregor.
J.Carr, W.Dargie, J.Dick
Present Cllrs J Carr, A Watt, J Carr, J Marshall, A Masson, W Dargie, S Hall
Attending Cllr G Carr, Cllr W Agnew
Meeting chaired by Cllr I Duncan
With the resignation at the last meeting of two long standing Community Councillors - Nick Margiotta and Peter Hales - there are now two seats to be filled.
The Community Council meets 9 times a year, on the last Tuesday of every month excepting the months of July, August and December.
The Community Council tries to represent the views of the community to Aberdeenshire Council on a wide range of issues including planning, transport infrastructure, recycling and waste management and schools and education. If you would like to help us in this valuable work then please get in touch with the secretary;
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, 28 February 2017.
To report Road Defects or Street Lighting faults, contact the Roads team by Phone, Email or Text Message.
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