Crook of Devon
News at a Glance
There will be a farm open day at Hilton of Aldie Farm.
Date: June 7th
Time: From 11am to 3pm
Hilton of Aldie Farm, Fossoway, Nr Crook of Devon, Kinross, KY13 0QJ
Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th May, Fossoway Primary School
Attending: CCllrs: Trudy Duffy (chair), Kevin Borthwick, and Alastair Lavery; Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert, and Willie Robertson; 5 Members of the Public.
Apologies: CCllrs Sandy Morrison, Angus Cheape, and Graham Pye, Cllr Joe Giacopazzi.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: PC Nick Shembri attended the meeting, and gave the report. There were no reported crimes in our area in the last month. However, individuals have been selling chainsaws/generators in the Perth & Kinross area – on one occasion, further enquiry is to be made after a member of the public contacted the police and the person concerned was traced. If you are offered goods being sold in this fashion, make sure you are aware of what you are buying before any money is exchanged. SCAMS – the persons carrying out scams are finding more ingenious ways of making you part with your money – remember banks will never ask for details of your account over the phone. Make sure you research a company to which you are divulging your details and ensure they are genuine before making any payments.
Minutes of the previous meeting: Were signed off without amendments.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: There is now a solution to the pipe run issues through Rumbling Bridge Village and progressing with legal, design, financing etc. No certainty it will proceed to construction but a major hurdle cleared.
Blairingone War Memorial: Work to be carried out in spring.
Crook Moss Travellers’ Site: Noise from generators on the site continues to be a problem. All noise issues should be reported to the Environmental Health Dept. at PKC and possibly ask for a statutory nuisance check. Cllr Barnacle reported that he had contacted Eddie Jordan, the Enforcement Officer, regarding the broken fence and litter which is an eyesore, but was told focusing on new problems would mean giving the residents of the site more time to comply with conditions. He was also told that the travellers were looking to have an electricity supply installed.
Glenquey Quarry: An appeal against the refusal of the planning application has been lodged, and the DPEA will be making a site visit on 7th May. Alastair will attend the meeting to represent the views of this Community.
Lambhill Chipping plant: The site was refused planning permission, and an enforcement notice will come into force on 8th May. Cllr Cuthbert reports that, although it was suggested that a stop order should be issued, PKC legal department would not do this due to a possible financial risk to the council.
It would seem that there is reluctance for the council to take any enforcement action on large applications for the fear of being sued. An appeal to the Scottish Government has been lodged by the applicant, but as the refusal was under delegated powers, the decision should come back to PKC.
Landscape Areas – Kinross-shire: The LLA’s have now been adopted, but unfortunately the Devon Gorge, and Cleish Hills were not included. There will be no further opportunity to make any changes until the public consultation stage for amendments to the Main Issues Report. Cllr Barnacle still wants to raise the issue again with officers in a bid to try and have these sites added.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle reported that there didn’t appear to be any political will to spend any money on the road, and he intends to call a meeting with Cllr Kellas, Cllr Giacopazzi, and others to look at a business case for mitigation measures. It was also reported that speed reactive signs displaying the actual speed drivers were doing would replace the current slow-down signs. This is to happen in this financial year.
Waulkmill Play area: The CC was contacted by a local resident regarding an incident in the refurbished park, where a boy, unfortunately broke his leg on the basket swing. They said that the council had already been notified about concerns the swing was too low, and that the swing had been raised the day before the accident, but it would appear not to have been by enough. The Council checked the site the following day, and the swing was raised further. Cllr Robertson will ask Stephen Kane (PKC Landscape Architect) for a report to clarify the situation, and will report back to the CC at the June meeting.
CC Membership: The CC made an appeal to the public, to encourage people to put themselves forward to become members. When the election takes place in November, two of our current members will be standing down, and this means there will be only four of the current team standing again for re-election. There are 8 places available on the CC, and we will be making every effort to try and fill all the seats. If you feel this is something you would like to do, or if you know someone who would be interested then please get in touch with the secretary. moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof
The timetable for the CC election this autumn is that nomination forms will be available from July, with nominations to be submitted between 27th August and 24th September, and the votes being counted, if an election is required on 6th November.
Bollards Opposite Crook Village Hall: We’re awaiting a report from PKC Roads Department on how the safety of this section of road could be improved.
Lambhill Forestry Project: The CC received a response to our question about access during works and the Forestry Commission will continue to investigate the no man’s land where the large ditch is to try and improve access, but hopefully ground conditions should improve over the summer months as grass cover establishes.
Crook Moss Community Involvement: A sub-committee meeting is to be arranged in due course.
Flood Risk Assessment: The first phase of this report, received previously, didn’t appear to be relevant to us, but there is now a new report which is currently being examined.
Gritting and Snow Clearance: We’ve received a response from PKC to our comments about this which stated that the A977 is a category 1a road which is treated between 5am and 10pm 7 days a week. There should be no noticeable difference in road conditions where the A977 crosses into Clackmannan at Blairingone, if anyone can provide any more concise details of this being the case please let the CC know. The response also stated that the maximum speed that vehicles should be doing when gritting should be 30mph, again if this appears not to be the case then please let the CC know the details and we will pass it on to the council. Cllrs Barnacle, Cuthbert, and Robertson will ask for 24h gritting to be carried out on the A977, considering the number of accidents involving HGV’s and also the number of HGV’s using the road during the night.
Powmill Bridge Fence: Cllr Robertson reports that the bridge railings would not be repaired for some time, but the wooden fence would be fixed soon. Kevin reported that the fence had already been repaired.
Footpath Signage in Fossoway Area: The situation is still ongoing.
Unpaid Work Team: Kevin contacted the team about undertaking road sign cleaning in the Fossoway area, but it would be unlikely to happen due to health and safety issues.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reported that there was no further funding available from the Education, or Environmental Services departments, and that more information is required from the Village Hall Committee to see what they are proposing to do. Currently depending on the hall situation the cost per household will be £398.00 +Vat, or £427.00 +Vat.
Perth & Kinross Community Watch: The Community Watch scheme was launched in our area on 30th April 2015 and is an exciting new service for communities to receive local community safety information from Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Perth and Kinross Council, SEPA, SSE and many more. It is a two way web based messaging system which we will be using to send to you crime alerts, appeals for information, crime prevention advice and much more. The CC recommends that people should register via www.pkcommunitywatch.co.uk to receive the e-mail information. Stay Informed, Stay Safe!
Burst Water Main Aldie Road: Cllr Robertson contacted Scottish Water and PKC to inform them about the leaking pipe at the A977 end of Aldie Road, and will report back to the CC at the next meeting.
Flooding, Aldie Road: A MoP contacted the CC regarding a section of Aldie Road that was constantly flooding, and because of this in poor weather flood water was running down his unsurfaced road. The CC contacted Cllr Robertson, who contacted Garry McConnell of the roads department, who came out to assess the problem. Garry then cleared the problem and dug an offlet to allow the water to drain away. All this was done in less than 24hrs. The MoP and the CC wish to thank Garry for the speedy response.
Boundary Commission: There will be a full council meeting on the 13th May where the council will propose that the boundary for the Kinross-shire ward should remain unchanged. The local councillors will prepare additional information to be added to the council’s response. Once this has been received by the boundary commission there will be a public consultation.
For clarification purposes the commission propose to reduce PKC numbers by one councillor, from 41 to 40. This would be lost in the Ward 8 Kinross-shire. The Ward 8 boundary would shrink in size using the M90 and A91 as boundary lines. This would transfer around 1300 electors into ward 9. In theory this could put half of Carnbo, and possibly parts of Milnathort, and all of Glenfarg into Ward 9.
Community Council Business
Kevin and Graham attended the meeting to launch the Community Watch scheme.
Nothing to report that had not already been discussed.
15/00545/AML. Erection of dwellinghouse (matters specified by conditions on permission 14/01486/IPL). Land 300 Metres North East Of Former Craigend Farm Powmill.
No comment made.
Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: Details of a PKC funding alert is available to anyone interested. This is a 13 page bulletin detailing funding options available in the Perth and Kinross area. For more information contact the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossoF#moc.liamg|cc.yawossoF .
Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting
Matters arising: Hydro Scheme, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Glenquey Quarry, Lambhill Chipping Plant, Local Landscape Areas, A977 Mitigation, Waulkmill Play Area, CC membership, Bollards opposite Crook Village Hall, Lambhill Forestry Project, Crook Moss Community Involvement, Flood Risk Assessment, Gritting and Snow Clearing, Powmill Bridge Fence, Footpath Signage, Unpaid Work Team, Station Road Adoption.
Community Councillors - Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB
Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd June 2015 7:30 pm
Powmill Moubray Hall
Please find details below of a charitable silent auction of Perth & Kinross Council’s Ryder Cup street dressing items.
Briefing for Community Councils: Charitable silent auction of Perth & Kinross Council’s Ryder Cup street dressing items
The Provost and Council Leaders have agreed that Perth & Kinross Council will operate a silent auction of Ryder Cup street dressing items. This will take place from 20 April until 31 May. Ryder Cup Europe is supportive of this initiative.
All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the two official local Ryder Cup charities: Perth & Kinross Disability Sports and Friends of St Margaret’s Hospital. The charities are also supportive of this initiative.
Up for auction will be a varied collection of street dressing items, such as flags, posters, banners that were hung from lamp posts and road-side signs. These were used to decorate the local area and present a smart and warm welcome to Ryder Cup visitors when the prestigious golf tournament took place in September last year. This is a chance for members of the public to gain a small piece of historic occasion, which was credited by many as the ‘best ever Ryder Cup’. The Junior Ryder Cup at Blairgowrie Golf Club was also credited as being the most successful event.
The items feature the Ryder Cup logo and include wording such as ‘Perthshire Welcomes The Ryder Cup’ and ‘Blairgowrie Welcomes The Junior Ryder Cup’, and winning bidders will also receive a certificate of authenticity with their item.
The full list of items up for auction, a bidding form and a silent auction brochure are available to view online at www.pkc.gov.uk/rydercupauction. Hard copies of the silent auction brochure which contains the list of items will also be available to read in local libraries and mobile libraries across Perth and Kinross, as well as in Perth Museum & Art Gallery, the Fergusson Gallery and at reception in the Council's offices in Pullar House in Perth city centre.
Bids can be submitted via emailing a bidding form to ku.vog.ckp|4102puCredyR#ku.vog.ckp|4102puCredyR or by posting the form to Ryder Cup Auction, Community Greenspace, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD. Bids can also be made by completing an online bidding form at www.pkc.gov.uk/rydercupauction. The auction opens to bids at 8.45am on Monday 20 April and will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 31 May.
The silent auction will be promoted to the public via the press, the Council’s corporate website and social media, and a poster will be distributed to local places of interest. Please find the poster attached, for your use if you wish.
We wanted to share this information with you, should you receive enquiries from your local community, as there has been some interest in obtaining these items.
For further information, please contact Keith McNamara, Head of Environmental and Consumer Services at Perth & Kinross Council. Tel: 01738 476404. E: ku.vog.ckp|aramaNcMDK#ku.vog.ckp|aramaNcMDK