Community Council notes June 2006

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13 Jun
Updated 11/01/15 at 15:36
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Killin Community Council meeting held in Lesser McLaren Hall on Tuesday 11th July 2006 at 7.30 pm.
J. MacPherson, Chairman, P. Christie, Vice-Chairman, F. Kennedy,Treasurer, M. Hunter, Secretary, K. Riddell, A. Noble, H. Sinclair, R. Twigg, T. Frost and C. Grant.

S. Player, Rural Development Worker, J. Stewart and K. Taylor.

In Attendance:
Cllr. T. Ffinch and O. McKee, National Park.

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and congratulated Mr. McKee on being re-elected to the National Park.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved by F. Kennedy and seconded by P. Christie.

Matters Arising:

Community Action Plan:
The Scottish Executive has received the application form. The next meeting is to be held in the Sports Pavilion on 18th July 2006 at 7 pm. H. Sinclair is helping the Steering Group. A general meeting is to be held in the McLaren Hall on 21st October 2006 from 10 am – 2 pm. Lesley Campbell is willing to get money from the National Park for funding for assistants.

Mr. Ford, Invertay House, is applying to change felt tiles to slate tiles.


Plans were passed round showing the proposed footpath and pedestrian improvements to Manse Road.

A letter had been received from McLaren High School proposing that a pupil from S5 or S6 be appointed to the Community Council. No application received to date.

Complaints had been received regarding wheelie bins being left on narrow footpaths and entrances to private homes. A letter has been sent to Stirling Council. Who would be responsible if an accident occurred due to blind spots caused by wheelie bins?

A letter regarding the suitability of the |McLaren Hall for polling purposes has been sent to Stirling Council.

No grant would be given this year to Community Councils for Christmas lighting and festive activities. A letter is to be written to Stirling Council.

A letter is to be written to our MP supporting Charter 88 which is concerned about community decline.

No nominations had been received for the Provost’s Awards.

Calor Gas Awards have extended their deadline to 14th July, 2006.

Applications for temporary public entertainment licences had been received for the Killin Highland Games and Killin Agricultural Show.

There is to be a Community Futures meeting on Monday 24th July 2006 in the McLaren Hall from 7 pm – 9.30 pm The subject will be ‘Running a Healthy Community Development Trust’.

A letter was read out from a visitor who had visited the McNab Burial Ground and was disappointed at the state of the site. A letter is to be sent to the gentleman informing him that work is in hand, subject to SNH restrictions.

The secretary had received an E-mail from West Highland Animation asking for support for their intended exhibition promoting Highland Oral tradition, Gaelic Language and supporting minority cultures. It was agreed to give our support.

J. MacPherson, J. Stewart and P. Christie to attend to the Community Council Project Grant.

Community Futures Update:
Meeting on Monday, 24th July 2006.

School Transport:
No feedback.

Ambulance & Health Update:
Mr. MacPherson had attended a meeting in Balfron along with some other Killin Community Councillors. Two new members of staff have been appointed to Killin Ambulance Station. It is hoped that this will help matters. The chairman had a 40 minute meeting with the Health secretary, Mr. Kerr and is to attend Forth Valley Health Board’s annual review in August. Difficulty has been experienced in getting an ambulance by dialling 999. The chairman is still in discussion with people who have had problems in obtaining medical assistance.

Members of the local angling club have met with Bill Davit, Stirling Council regarding the litter around Loch Tay. Cars are being dumped in the Loch on the South side. Community service people are to help with the clean up.

Grass Cutting:
Complaints had been received about the lack of grass cutting in various parts of the village, namely Ballechroisk, the ‘short cut’ from the Main Street to Ballechroisk and the eastern end of the village from the Hostel to Bridge of Lochay. The Community Council will write to Stirling Council and Cllr. Ffinch will follow this up.

Bushes at the Dochart and Lochay bridges were needing to be cut back. It was suggested that yellow markings should be put at narrow bridges. Cllr. Ffinch to take this up. The ‘Killin’ sign and the 40 mph sign which are down at Burnbank have been reported and should be back in place shortly.

A complaint was received about the speed of traffic in Dochart Road.

Road Closure The A827 from Lix Toll towards Killin may be closed from 7 pm – 7am on Monday 25th September 2006 for re-surfacing.

The walkway from Fingal Wynd through the Breadalbane Park to the Main Street will be closed for pedestrians on the days of Killin Highland Games and Killin Show.

The 20 mph signs outside the school should be in place for the re-opening after the summer holidays.

Funding Proposals for Breadalbane Area Initially £8,000 was to be put aside for the proposed extension to the Cemetery Car Park, but this has now been cut to £2,300. R. Twigg and C. Grant to approach the owners of the land. The Community Council will apply for planning permission. The Community Council agreed to go along with the funding proposals.

The Monument at the Church has been made a listed monument by Historic Scotland.

It was unclear who actually owned this piece of ground.

Mr. McKee to find out about the backpackers hostel at Killin Hotel.

The chairman thanked J. Stewart for attending meetings in Stirling.

The meeting was closed at 8.50 pm.

The next meeting will be held in Killin Primary School on Tuesday, 12th September 2006 at 7.30 pm.

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