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Community Council Minutes - December 2018

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
4th December 2018, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and P&K Cllrs Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and; 5 Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: CCllr Graham Pye and associate member Tam Carroll; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Richard Watters; Fossoway Parent Council, Christina Smith

Declarations of Interest: CCllr Cheape – LDP2

Police report: Unfortunately, no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Cairnfold Farm, Blairingone was broken into between 1pm and 10.15pm on Thursday 22nd November. During this time several people are believed to have visited the nearby Dollar Equestrian Centre. Officers are appealing for any witnesses to suspicious vehicles or people in the area.

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

Matters Arising
Secretary, Fossoway & District Community Council - resignation: CCllr Duffy announced with regret that Cameron Brown who was the secretary had resigned due to conflicting commitments with work and other interests. He will be sadly missed however we all wish him well for the future.
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: Cllr Purves informed that the report from Education Scotland has been published and that it will be discussed at a forthcoming committee meeting.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that there was not much activity at present. A wreath making workshop was planned for December, which she hoped would be well attended.
Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that there was not much activity at the moment. She attended a meeting hosted by David Hill, a judge for Best Kept village. The meeting was very informative, covering topics such as participating successfully in competitions, generating local enthusiasm and cooperation between villages. The competition is to be renamed ‘Well Kept Village’ next year. CCllr Farquhar also mentioned groups were working together to find ways of accessing funds for Bloom Group activities.
Hydro Scheme & Crook of Devon Bridge: CCllr Duffy reported that the planned walk/inspection of site will take place on Saturday 8th December at 11.30pm. This will establish where the new Crook of Devon Bridge will be situated. Some CC members and local residents will attend. Money from the Hydro Scheme will be made available next year for the Crook of Devon Bridge project.
Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy reported that planning for this is going well. There will be a Fund raiser in Crook of Devon village hall sometime in February.
Blairingone War Memorial: CCllr Donachie stated that the Planning Application for a modified vehicle access at Blairingone Church had been approved. It is anticipated that the approval may lead to progress regarding the Blairingone War Memorial.
Carnbo VAS: An online query from a Carnbo resident regarding the installation of the VAS had a response on 21st November, from the Road Safety team. The manufacturer of the solar panels which power the signs in Carnbo has had to order more panels; timescales are not available as yet for delivery but will be communicated when this information exists. Cllr Purves indicated that another VAS will be installed in the village, however no timescale has been given for this as yet.
World War One Centenary: CCllr Cheape reported that there was a good turnout, the celebration went well and there was a lot of interesting material on display. A tree was planted on Waulkmill Green in commemoration. CCllr Cheape thanked those who participated and the public who came along on the day.
Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: CCllr Duffy reported that at the last meeting it was stated that only one taxi operator was left in this scheme. Cllr Robertson indicated that the four local councillors met with PKC Public Transport Manager, Margaret Roy to discuss this issue. The councillors are optimistic that more taxi companies will come on board. A survey will be carried out regarding a Rural Bus Network to see if there is a demand and once the results of the survey are analysed the initiative will be taken forward.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
No information at present regarding: Crook Moss Travellers Site, A977 Mitigation, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Powmill Play Park and LDP2.

New Business
Roadworks at the School Road, Crook of Devon: CCllr Duffy reported that some residents have queried the length of time the roadworks are taking. Cllr Robertson understood that the works were nearly completed. Cables had been found unexpectedly under the ground which hindered progress. Cllr Robertson will seek clarification regarding the completion date of the roadworks.
A977: Cllr Duffy asked if the Safety Audit on the mitigation measures had been carried out regarding the A977. The Safety Audit was carried out regarding realigning the A977, the preferred option from the A977 consultation. Cllr Robertson confirmed the report had been published, however it was not available for councillors as yet. Cllr Robertson offered to make available a timetable of works to clarify when any action will take place. A MoP queried if the developer for the plans in the field at the institute would make a contribution to the work on the A977. Cllr Robertson stated that PKC were footing the bill, money had been budgeted for the A977 and it was important to carry out this necessary work as soon as possible. A MoP stated that there was an offer from a landowner to gift a piece of land to make the realignment safer as it may be tight for the turning of lorries. Cllr Robertson offered to look into this on receipt of an email from the MoP, detailing their concerns.

Community Council Business - Meetings Attended

Kinross-shire Forum: CCllr Duffy attended this meeting which dealt mainly with Transport & Traffic and also the Kinross in Action Partnership.
Kinross Fund Meeting: CCllr Cheape reported that a small grant was awarded to Kinross Parent Council for equipment. Kinross Rotary were also awarded a grant. The fund is available for all local areas, money has not been taken up as expected therefore it was important that local organisations submit bids for worthwhile projects.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Callum Purves: Cllr Purves reported that two funds, Micro Enterprise Grant Scheme and Micro Credit loans Scheme were launched. Care in the community is a PKC focus. A cooperative model is being investigated as pilot schemes in other areas have been successful.
Willie Robertson: No new information to report this month.

Planning Matters

New applications
18/02006/FLL Alterations and extensions to dwellinghouse, 1 Mossend green, Powmill. No CC Comment.
18/02015/FLL Siting of caravan for use as site office/reception/welfare building (in retrospect) at Land 10 metres north of Lambhill, Blairingone, FK14 7NB. The CC commented.

Decided applications
18/01622/FLL Formation of vehicular access, Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone, FK14 7NJ. The CC did not comment.

Local Review Body Decisions
TCP/11/16(550)/1800473/FLL Erection of a wind turbine and associated works on land south east of Warlawhill Farm, Carnbo. The CC Commented. Still under review by the Local Review Body.

Correspondence - All correspondence was available for viewing:
Fly tipping: A local resident has reported by email, the fly tipping of garden waste (leaves, plant materials) dumped in two piles at the entrance gateway to fields off the unclassified road to Barnhill/Pitfar/Craigend which comes from the A977 between Powmill and Blairingone. The resident wishes the incident to be noted as they are concerned that materials such as grass clippings/poisonous plants can cause death in farm animals. An additional concern is there may be an increase in fly tipping due to the council now charging for the uplift of these materials in brown bins. A Customer Service Advisor with PKC responded to the email and has reported the incident to the Community Waste team. Cllr Purves indicated that there has been no significant increase in fly tipping in other areas, this is evidence based and the public appear to be taking garden waste to recycling centres. The uptake for paying for brown bins is 55%. The charge for brown bins will increase from £25 to £30 next year.

Flooding on the road at Drum: A MoP stated the road in Drum has been resurfaced however there is still flooding. PKC tried to fix this, a blockage was cleared but not on the road drain. This issue still has not been addressed by PKC. Cllr Robertson will take this up.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 8th January 2018 at 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
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