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Community Council Minutes - June 2018

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th June 2018, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Angus Cheape; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; four Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: CCllrs Cameron Brown and Graham Pye.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Unfortunately, no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were no incidents to note in our area in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. Operation Monardo was launched in May which targets bogus callers/rogue traders on the doorstep. An incident on 28th May saw an increased police presence in the Fossoway area that evening.
Cllr Robertson reported that the mess left by the Road Traffic Accident in Blairingone last month has been cleared up by PKC.
Minutes of the previous meeting: A copy of the minutes was not available therefore the minutes will be signed off at the next meeting in August.

Matters Arising
A977 Mitigation: Cllr Barnacle reported that a few members of the public had contacted him because they were opposed to the reorientation of the junction adjacent to Fossoway Petrol Station, where the B9097 meets the A977. Cllr Barnacle was interested to know the community councillors’ opinion regarding this. CCllr Duffy pointed out that the extensive consultation had been clear about what the community wanted, a plan had been formulated and that the plan should be adhered to. Cllr Robertson stated that there was never going to be a scheme to suit everyone and reiterated that we should go with the original plan. It was agreed to stay with the status quo. It was also reported that an Independent Safety Audit would be carried out on the A977.
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: A decision was taken at the meeting of the Lifelong Learning Committee to approve the recommendation made within the options appraisal for Blairingone Primary School to undertake a statutory consultation on a proposal to close the school. It is proposed pupils would be transferred to Fossoway Primary School. The catchment area of Fossoway Primary School would be extended to include the whole catchment area of Blairingone Primary School. Cllr Barnacle recently met with this committee to try to have the decision overturned however this was not successful. Cllr Purves stated that there was a process that would have to be adhered to regarding closing the school and a statutory consultation would be required to take place. January is possibly the earliest date that meetings and consultation could take place.
Lambhill: Application 17/01227/FLL Change of use of agricultural shed to general storage and distribution was refused and the applicant has made an appeal against this decision. As a result, a reporter has been appointed to consider the case and will carry out a site inspection on Monday 11th June at 12.30pm. The purpose of the visit is to allow the reporter to become familiar with all the physical features of the site and surrounding area, then make a decision based on the information.
Crook Moss Travellers Site: At a recent Council Committee meeting Cllr Barnacle mooted that there be a site visit as the site needs to be tidied up. Scottish Water confirmed Drum & Crook Treatment Works have a limited capacity and applications to join are considered on a case by case basis.
Hydro Scheme Fund: TRACKS are looking into the resurrection of the Devon footbridge and CCllr Pye will be the representative of the Community Council, temporarily joining the TRACKS committee for the duration of the project. CCllr Pye will also take over as Treasurer for the Hydro Scheme Fund.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group had entered into three competitions, more information to follow. The giant, three-tier planters gifted from Edinburgh are due to be put in place this weekend. Other news is that a few tubs will be planted with herbs and the public invited to pick and use what they want from the tubs.
Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported an enthusiastic meeting of the Powmill in Bloom Group. Watering plants is a problem as it is time consuming and labour intensive using wheel barrows and watering cans; a more efficient solution would be welcome. A new mower has been purchased and Powmill has been given a good tidy up. The group members attended the ‘Take a Pride in Perthshire Garden Party’ at Scone Racecourse which was very enjoyable and good to network with other Bloom Groups in Perth and Kinross. The Notice Board in Powmill is in need of refurbishment and plans are afoot to fix this.
Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy announced that the meeting on 10th May was successful and a good turnout of people attended to support The Gathering. The next meeting is Thursday 14th June 7.30pm in The Stables. Cllr Barnacle will find out if Waulkmill can be used as the venue for the event.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting
LDP2: No information at present.
Ivy Cottage Powmill: No information at present.
Blairingone War Memorial: No information at present
Fossoway Area Transport: No information at present

New Business:
Kinross-shire Forum: Cllr Purves reported that at a recent, ward councillors meeting it was agreed to re-establish the Kinross-shire Forum to allow for discussion among ward councillors and community councillors on issues that affect the whole of Kinross-shire. A meeting has been arranged at Loch Leven Community Campus on Monday 13th August, with invitations for up to two representatives from each community council to attend. These meetings would be held on a quarterly basis.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended:
Kinross-shire Fund: CCllr Cheape reported that grants had been issued to First Responders and the Sports Hub. Despite the fact that the main funding (T-in-the-Park) has fallen away there is still a substantial amount of money for small grants. There has not been an application from Fossoway for some time.
Fossoway Community Benefit Fund: CCllr Cheape reported that the first application has been granted. A grant was given to ‘Penney’s Wood’ to improve infrastructure and seating. The Community Benefit Fund receives an annual sum of money from the Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme. Community groups within the Fossoway and District Community Council area are able to apply for small grants.
Sports Hub: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the Sports Hub and reported that ‘Cycling without Age’, and the ‘Park Run’ are both doing well. The 2K junior run is very popular and plans are progressing well for the 5K. The next meeting of the Sports Hub will be on 23rd August. CCllr Farquhar also reported that the ‘Better Place to Live Fair’ is to be held on Saturday 9th June at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross from 10-2pm.
CCllr Farquhar reported that Powmill Play area needs maintenance so will contact Perth and Kinross Council regarding this.
CCllr Duffy mentioned investigations had begun regarding the possibility of obtaining a defibrillator for Crook of Devon Village Hall.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Willie Robertson: No new information to report this month.
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle reported that verge cutting was required as soon as possible. A committee has been formed to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War. The committee members are looking for material to exhibit in the village hall. The main focus will be the names on the war memorial, their families and what these people did in the war. Kinross museum will be putting together an exhibition too.
Callum Purves: Cllr Purves reported that there has been an inspection regarding Health for Children and Child Protection and Perth and Kinross Council came out top in Scotland. Also, Vehicle Activated Signs at Balado, Rumbling Bridge and Carnbo will be updated. A Community Investment Fund for £50,000 has been allocated for Kinross-shire.
Richard Watters: Perth and Kinross Council set out to review The Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils earlier this year. Cllr Watters reinforced that feedback is important as this consultation aims to include as many points of view as possible.

Planning Matters
New applications
18/00702/FLL Erection of 2 dwelling houses at land 40 metres North East of Ochil Cottage, Carnbo.
No CC Comment.

18/00704/FLL Realignment of vehicular access at Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone, FK14 7NY. No CC Comment
18/00696/FLL Erection of an agricultural building at Devonshaw, Powmill, FK14 7NH
No CC Comment (see below under decided applications)
18/00878/FLL Erection of an agricultural building at Devonshaw, Powmill, FK14 7NH
No CC Comment.
Decided applications
18/00696/FLL Erection of an agricultural building, Devonshaw, Powmill, FK14 7NH
Withdrawn:CC did not comment
18/00568/FLL Erection of dwellinghouse and a garage with ancillary accommodation (revised design) at Land 40 metres North West of Dunollie, Fossoway.
Approved: CC did not comment
18/00556/PNA Erection of an agricultural storage building, Craigton Bungalow, Rumblingbridge, KY13 0QF
Approved: CC did not comment
18/00478/FLL Change of use, alterations and extensions to dwellinghouse to form 4 holiday accommodation units, Gardeners Cottage, Fossoway, KY13 0PD
Withdrawn: CC did not comment

Correspondence:
All correspondence was available for viewing.

AOCB: Fossoway and District Community Council will not meet on 26th June 2018 as stated on the June meeting agenda. The next meeting will be on 7th August 2018 at Carnbo Village Hall.
CCllr Duffy stated that the Schedule of meetings for the next year is now available. CCllr Duffy also remarked that Dunning Bridge looked quite impressive now that restoration work has been completed.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: A977 Mitigation, Blairingone School Estate Transformation, Hydro Scheme Fund, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Fossoway Gathering, Kinross-shire Forum.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

NO MEETING IN JULY

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th August 2018 7:30 pm
Carnbo Village Hall
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - May 2018

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
8th May 2018, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Willie Robertson; 10 Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: CCllr Angus Cheape; P&K Cllrs Callum Purves and Richard Watters (Cllrs Purves and Watters were attending another CC)
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: Unfortunately no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were no incidents to note in our area in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.
There was a recent RTA in Blairingone - a car travelling at speed hit a parked car and demolished bollards, narrowly avoiding crashing into a house. The owner of the house informed the meeting that the driver claimed that his brakes had failed while he was travelling at 60mph in a 30mph area. When later contacted, the local Police officer was unaware of the incident, possibly because it was reported to an officer in a different area. Cllr Robertson took an action to contact PKC to get the scene of the accident tidied up.

Cllr Barnacle observed that he has had previous experience where there was a problem with contacting the local officer by the normal channels, and he will follow this up.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
A977 Mitigation: Lachlan MacLean from PKC presented the results of the Community Consultation. Overall, there was strong support for junction improvements, so the plan is to initially carry out the following works:
• A977 / School Road in Crook of Devon – Signalisation
• A977 / B9097 by Shell Garage – Realignment
• A977 / Saline Road in Blairingone – Signalisation
If there are sufficient funds available, then signalisation of the A977 / Drum Crossroads will also be done.

Some Vehicle Activated Speed signs (VAS) have already been upgraded to show current speed; Vehicle Activated Junction Warning Signs will be upgraded this financial year at Balado and Rumbling Bridge. In response to a question from CCllr Donachie, Mr MacLean confirmed that the signs will all include a three year maintenance contract with the supplier.

There were also a number of comments from the floor requesting further VAS, for example on the Kinross side of Blairingone, so this will be investigated.
Existing road signs will be upgraded with ones having better reflectivity.

If funds permit, village entrance/exit gateway features will be constructed, with the co-operation of the local bloom groups.
It is planned that school visits will be arranged to the works in progress, with the intention that this will be informative for both the children and the engineers!
Unfortunately there will be some temporary delays while the work is done, but this will be kept to a minimum.

A MoP asked if “solar studs” (flashing solar cell powered lighting devices used instead of cats-eyes) are planned to be installed – Mr MacLean answered that they may be used at major junctions if funds allow. John Anderson pointed out the contradiction between these measures to dissuade HGVs from using the A977, whilst PKC’s planners are simultaneously allowing a large number of additional HGVs to service the Lambhill site. Cllr Robertson answered that the roads are all theoretically not at capacity, since that would mean a continuous stream of traffic twenty four hours a day, but that doesn’t mean that it’s acceptable for HGVs to rumble through villages.
Conversely another MoP noted that everything that we consume is moved by HGVs and we shouldn’t be conducting a campaign against them. Cllr Barnacle replied that although it’s true that the A977 is an essential route for some journeys, other vehicles could be using the motorways instead.

A MoP asked if the A977 could be returned to trunk road status, but the Scottish Government has continued to refuse this.
Automatic traffic and pedestrian counters have been installed along the route, one between Powmill and Rumbling Bridge and the other between B918 and Turfhills, with a further vehicle counter on Balado straight. In response to comments from MoPs about the position of some of the counters, Mr MacLean said that they will be adjusted shortly.

Finally Mr MacLean concluded his presentation by offering to take further comments and questions via email to ku.vog.ckp|naeLcaML#ku.vog.ckp|naeLcaML. The CC thanked Mr MacLean for his efforts in this project.

Blairingone School Estate Transformation: The updated options appraisal will be presented to the Lifelong Learning Committee meeting on 16th May. The appraisal recommends that the school be closed – the current pupil numbers (four) are not sustainable and if the development for Blairingone proposed to be included in LDP2 happened it would still only produce two to three more pupils. Cllr Barnacle challenges this conclusion and intends to make that point to the Convenor of the meeting. Even if the Committee decides on closure there must then be further public consultation over a long period.

Lambhill: Application 17/02015/FLL for the static caravan having been refused by the planners has now been appealed by the applicant and sent to the LRB for review. The CC wrote to the LRB on 25th April confirming our previous objections.

Hydro Scheme Fund: CCllr Duffy notes that the first grant will shortly be made. Cllr Robertson reported that the TRACKS Committee agreed on 28th March that they were prepared to be involved in the replacement of the Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge. Consequently a site visit was held on the 28th April attended by five TRACKS Committee members, a TRACKS Project Officer and TRACKS “bridge expert” Alastair Smith. It was suggested that a similar design to the existing bridge west of the Scout Field would be appropriate, and a site about 75 metres west of the old bridge location was proposed as a possible location, requiring a span of approximately 18 metres. Full details and costings will be produced in time for the next meeting of this CC to review. A representative of the CC will temporarily join the TRACKS committee for the duration of the project to share the decision making. CCllr Brown asked if it would save money to use the base of the old bridge, but Cllr Robertson said that funders will want to be sure that it’s not going to be washed away again from the old location.
MoP added that there are still some outstanding issues from the hydro scheme construction that need to be addressed.

Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy told the meeting that their Spring Fair held on 28th April made £300; The group are also acquiring two very large planters from Edinburgh that were surplus to their requirements.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported on the group’s activities: They anticipate a problem with the large amount of verges to be maintained in their area, so they have decided to buy a mower to do interim cuts themselves between the ones that are done by PKC twice a year.

LDP2: Cllr Barnacle has received a briefing on responses to LDP2; the proposed plans for our villages will go ahead as they are. There will be a full council meeting on 29th August to review whether LDP2 goes to the Reporter as it is or with changes. The plan will likely not be completed until early 2019.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: Cllr Barnacle notes that the latest Enforcement Report will be delivered to the Planning and Development Committee meeting on the 9th May. Cllr Barnacle will be presenting photographs to show what enforcement action is needed. A MoP asked what’s happening about the site’s proposed sewage connection; Cllr Barnacle replied that the residents have applied to Scottish Water, but works must be done at the site before a connection can be made, but the residents can’t afford to pay for them. Cllr Robertson said that PKC’s Housing department has a budget to help with this sort of issue; however Cllr Barnacle remarked that it seems unfair that a private site should be helped with public money.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Ivy Cottage Powmill, Blairingone War Memorial and Fossoway Area Transport.

New Business:
Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy announced that there will be a meeting on 10th May to try and get this going for 2019. A lot of people are needed both on the day and to do the planning in advance. The first question to be answered is where to hold the Gathering.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Willie Robertson: Local Councillors will be meeting with PKC’s Roads Department on 11th May to look at spending plans for Kinross-shire over the next 12 months and give their input. There appear to be some promising plans for our area. Cllr Barnacle adds that there are 2,000 potholes in Perth and Kinross costing £100 each to fix, and there is a programme in place to fix them using some money from the Scottish Government.
Mike Barnacle: Two more road adoptions are being considered: Drummond Park and The Old Station in Rumbling Bridge.
Cllr Barnacle has always been in favour of devolving power to the community, but he does not believe that Action Partnerships are the way forward.
Three Independent and one Labour Councillor have left the administration, although they have not joined the opposition, as a protest against changes to committees, which they found undemocratic.
November 2018 is (of course) the anniversary of the end of WW1. A local resident has carried out extensive research into the history of some of the names on the Crook of Devon War memorial. There will be a meeting on 9th May to discuss the details of November’s commemoration.

Planning Matters – New Applications:
18/00524/FLL Erection of ancillary accommodation at The Meadows, Vicars Bridge Road, Blairingone.
Comments were due by 26th April – The CC did not comment.

18/00473/FLL Erection of a wind turbine and associated works at land south east of Wharlawhill Farm, Carnbo.
Comments were due by 27th April - the CC Objected on the grounds of visual impact. The application was refused by the planners on the 4th May.

18/00568/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage with ancillary accommodation (revised design) at land 40 metres north west of Dunollie, Fossoway.
No CC Comment.

18/00478/FLL Change of use, alterations and extensions to dwelling house to form four holiday accommodation units. Gardeners Cottage and Outbuildings at Fossoway Estate.
No CC Comment.

18/00649/FLL Erection of a biomass boiler and fuel store and installation of a flue at Balhousie, Rumbling Bridge Care Home, Rumbling Bridge, KY13 0PX.
No CC Comment.

18/00702/FLL Erection of 2no. dwelling houses at land 40 metres north east of Ochil Cottage, Carnbo.
Comments by 25th May – will be discussed by email after meeting.

18/00704/FLL Realignment of vehicular access at Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7NY.
Comments by 25th May – will be discussed by email after meeting.

Decided Applications:
18/00364/FLL Erection of a dwellinghouse at land 50 metres north of Mellock House, Fossoway.
Approved – CC did not comment.

18/00343/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and alterations to existing dwelling house to form a workshop/store and ancillary accommodation unit. Craigton Bungalow, Rumbling Bridge.
Refused – CC did not comment.

18/00589/PNA Erection of an agricultural building on land 400 metres north of Rivendell, Blairingone.
Withdrawn.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: PKC have asked for comments on the performance of Winter Services (gritting and snow clearance.) MoPs observed that Arndean Road (and other minor roads) were not cleared until after the latest snowfall had melted. Cllrs Robertson and Barnacle encouraged local farmers to apply for the Farmer’s Assistance Scheme whereby PKC supplies snow ploughs to be used with their own vehicles to clear their own roads and specified public roads. Stuart D’All would be the contact point. Cllr Barnacle noted that there was a lack of clearing and gritting on village footpaths, but Cllr Robertson said that routes to school should be cleared.

AOCB: Muckhart CC have kindly passed on the information that Scottish Water were planning works on A823 that would have resulted in the road being closed for a week. However this work has now been postponed pending consultation with local residents to reduce the impact of the closure. CCllr Duffy has contacted Gavin Steel of Scottish Water to be added to the information list.
SEPA have opened a consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas for flooding. Comments are welcome until 31st July, via the website: https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/
A MoP asked for the road between Crook of Devon and Powmill to be litter picked. Cllr Robertson undertook to arrange this. Another MoP noted that litter caught on fences does not seem to be included when other litter is cleared.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: A977 Mitigation, Blairingone School Estate Transformation, Hydro Scheme Fund, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Fossoway Gathering.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th June 2018 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - April 2018

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
3rd April 2018, Powmill Moubray Hall

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; 5 Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: Cllr Mike Barnacle.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Unfortunately no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note in our area in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: On Friday 16th March 2018 into Saturday at Tullibole Mill Farm, Drum an Ifor
Williams white box trailer was stolen.
Minutes of the previous meeting: As a paper copy of the February minutes was not available at the March meeting they were instead signed off at this meeting. There were no amendments to the March meeting minutes so they were also signed off.

Matters Arising
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: The decision to close the school has currently been deferred until the next Lifelong Learning Committee meeting in eight weeks’ time. Cllr Barnacle is known to be keen to resolve the issue of whether development proposed to be included in LDP2 will take place in Blairingone, which might justify keeping the school open.
Lambhill: Local residents have noticed that large numbers of HGVs are waiting outside the site in the mornings, suggesting that the site is still operational, contrary to planning.
Dollar Equestrian Centre: At the LRB meeting held earlier today, the planners’ decision to refuse the application to retain the wooden stables (17/01337/FLL) was upheld.
A977 Mitigation: Community Consultations about how the A977 money is to be spent were held on 10th and 13th March – the meetings were not as well attended as hoped considering the longstanding interest in this subject. Final proposals will be presented by PKC at the next CC meeting based on feedback received so far, and this will be the last opportunity to comment on the proposals. Cllr Robertson pointed out that this is the only road in P&K receiving this level of attention and it’s important to ensure that we get the maximum benefit from this one off opportunity.
Hydro Scheme Fund: CCllr Duffy reported that the first application for funds has been received and is being considered by the Hydro Committee. Between £50k and £55k should become available from the remainder of the contingency fund in stages over the year. The public consultation showed that restoring the bridge over the gorge would be a very popular project, but as it is too big a project for the Hydro Committee to run on its own, CCllr Duffy suggested approaching TRACKS to see if they can help. The meeting approved of this suggestion, and CCllr Duffy agreed to make contact.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: A fund raising event in conjunction with the school will be held on 28th April. Both this group and the Powmill in Bloom group are currently waiting for the weather to improve.
Fossoway Area Transport: Contrary to an impression that may have been given in last month’s Kinross newsletter, this CC is not critical of the current DRT service, and especially not its operators, however we are critical of the lack of public transport in this area.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
LDP2, Crook Moss Travellers Site, Ivy Cottage Powmill and Blairingone War Memorial.

New Business:
40 mph Limit Drum (B9097): Cllr Duffy has examined the proposed plans and they seem to be appropriate. Cllr Robertson noted that the proposal was approved at the Environment and Infrastructure Committee on 21st March.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar was unable to attend the Sports Hub meeting in March as it was cancelled due to the bad weather.
CCllr Pye attended a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop with SSE in February at which SSE detailed their business plan targets and their achievements.
SSE also described the Priority Service Register – a list of customers who need extra help during power cuts, either because of age (>60), having young (<5) children, disabilities or medical reasons, and non English speakers. Scotland has 113,000 households (13%) on the register. High priority members of the register may be helped to move to another location or provided with emergency power. CCllr Farquhar informed the meeting that she had found the Priority Service very good during her husband’s earlier illness. Potential applicants to this register should first check that SSE is the actual provider of their supply, known as the Network Operator, as opposed to who they pay for it, called the Supplier, at: https://www.ssepd.co.uk/WhoIsMyNetworkOperator and then contact SSE’s Careline on 0800 622 838.
SSE has a Resilient Communities fund which makes grants to help communities be more resilient, e.g. Defibrillators, emergency generators and lighting, etc. Awards range from £200 to £20,000 totalling £505k last year. Applications are open now at: https://www.ssepd.co.uk/RCF/Scotland/
Finally SSE explained some of their ideas towards addressing the change in electricity generation and usage in the future as more solar panels, wind farms, hydro schemes and electric vehicles come into use.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Callum Purves: The Health and Social Care board exists to help integrate the NHS and Council services, however their decisions appear to be somewhat limited by the Council’s prior policies, which seems to make the board rather toothless, however it fulfils an important role in co-ordinating the two Services.
Willie Robertson: Now that roadside hedges have been trimmed, it’s possible to do litter picking. Cllr Robertson has requested that the A91 be litter picked, especially the east end. The Vehicle Activated Speed signs seem to be working. Blairingone school is likely to be closed, and hence will lose its only community facility and Cllr Robertson is very concerned about that, and asked the CC to write to the Education department and stress the importance of the school as a location for Community activities. CCllr Duffy agreed to do that.
Richard Watters: The Action Partnership has met, and two new members have been appointed, although there is still one vacancy, preferably to be filled by someone outside Kinross – anyone interested should contact Cllr Watters for more information.
Cllr Watters has been working with Visit Scotland and Historic Scotland Kinross-shire to take full advantage of the tourism opportunities presented by the film Mary Queen of Scots due to be released in September.

Planning Matters – New Applications:
18/00343/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and alterations to existing dwelling house to form a workshop/store and ancillary accommodation unit. Craigton Bungalow, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross KY13 0QF.
No CC comment.

18/00364/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 50 metres North of Mellock House, Fossoway.
No CC comment.

18/00410/PNA Erection of an agricultural building, Rivendell, Blairingone
No comments can be made to PNAs.

Decided Applications:
18/00058/FLL Change of use of children’s nursery to dwellinghouse, Glenbank Cottage, Powmill.
Approved – the CC did not comment.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: On 10th March a coach got stuck in the entrance to the Scout Camp, apparently the driver was folling his GPS on a short cut to Dollar, and had nothing to do with the Camp or its users on that day.

AOCB: Cllr Robertson reminded the meeting that Kinross-shire is a fair trade area, and PKC is a fair-trade county, he has window stickers to advertise this fact.
MoP reports that the Fossoway.org website has some problems, including a broken link to the School Council – Although the CC doesn’t own it, it has edit access to the pages covering the CC. CCllr Pye undertook to look into the problems.

MoP reported that there is a pile of material in the Moubray Hall car park, perhaps left by Council staff working on the car park surface, which is impeding access to some of the spaces. Cllr Robertson will contact someone in PKC to get it removed

MoP notes that the Blairingone forest area is being actively developed by Forestry Commission, especially paths and tracks which are now much improved giving potential for good walks.

CCllr Duffy met with members of Crook of Devon Village Hall Committee, and it was agreed that they don’t work as well together as they should. There is a proposal to try and resurrect the Fossoway Gathering in June 2019. CCllr Duffy will be meeting with the Committee tomorrow to initially discuss it, and anyone interested should contact the CC. PKC has a fund for rural events, which may be a source of money for this event.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: A977 Mitigation, Blairingone School Estate Transformation, Hydro Scheme Fund, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Lambhill.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

AGM and Next Meeting: Tuesday 8th May 2018 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome


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