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Fossoway and District Community Council
Minutes of AGM
5th October 2021 7.30pm
To be approved.

1. Attending: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Carol Farquhar, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Cllr Mike Barnacle; Five Members of the Public.
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Callum Purves, Willie Robertson & Richard Watters; CCllrs Trudy Duffy, Carole Haigh & Michael Haigh.

2. Minutes: Minutes of the 2020 AGM meeting were read, approved, and signed off.

3. Chair’s Report:

The elected members of the Community Council are as follows:
• Sarah Bruce-Jones
• Angus Cheape
• Trudy Duffy
• Carol Farquhar
• Graham Pye

Nicola Marchant is a co-opted member of the CC.

Carole (Arwen) Haigh has resigned from her post as Community Councillor due to health reasons and Michael Haigh has also resigned. I would like to thank Michael and Arwen for their contributions to the CC in the last few years; we wish them all the best for the future.

I would also like to thank all those continuing members for their support and service during a challenging time.

In June 2021, Rob Young, who had been a Community Councillor for some years, sadly died.

In March 2020 we held our last physical meeting – from April 2020 until September 2021 we have been meeting on Zoom. We could not have foreseen that the first face-to-face meeting would be at the end of 2021. Nevertheless, here we are, and we are delighted to be accountable to the public again. We now have 17 proceedings of meetings to ratify. After consulting with PKC, we have decided to make an inventory of the most important decisions since March 2020 and put this forward to the public in one document. Hopefully we will be doing this in the November meeting.
The Community Council has had another very busy year with eleven scheduled meetings, additional meetings and a large volume of correspondence.

Many of the ‘normal’ activities have ground to a halt because of Covid19. Roadworks on the schedule to be carried out as mitigation measures on the A977 have all been delayed, as have other works.
• Police Service: We recognise that it is difficult for police officers to be present at the meeting; however, we have welcomed Mark Craig and Ashley Mitchinson to some of our meetings. The welcome news is that there will be a meeting to discuss the resurrection of the Community Speedwatch project in Kinross-shire.
• Blairingone War Memorial: I can only repeat what I said in the last AGM and the AGM before that: it is now one of the longest running items on our agenda.
• A977 Mitigation Measures: The works on the School Road Junction and the Drum Signalisation will be carried out in this financial year (March 2022) and the B9097 re-alignment will commence early in the next financial year.
• Networking: The CC have been involved in several other organisations. CCllr Cheape sits on the Kinross-shire Fund Committee; Cllr Marchant attends ‘Stronger Communities’ meetings, CCllr M Haigh and CCllr A Haigh have taken on the 2021 Community Investment Fund meeting; CCllr Farquhar and CCllr M Haigh attend Local Transport meetings; CCllr Marchant has been involved in finding solutions to the closure of the last bank in Kinross-shire and Access to Cash. Members of the CC have also been involved in the local Bloom groups and the Fossoway Gathering as well as the steering group of the Local Development Trust. Many of these meetings have been online.
• Fossoway Community Council Benefit Fund: We would welcome more applications from community groups who are working to improve our villages. Applications can be from constituted and non-constituted groups but must demonstrate community benefit.
• Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: At the time of writing a flood-risk assessment report is nearly finished.
• Bank of Scotland Closure: Though temporary halted by the pandemic, the last bank in the county of Kinross has now closed. CCllr Marchant has been working with other representatives to ensure solutions are acceptable to the community.
• Fossoway Gathering: The Fossoway Gathering, which was held on 4th September, was a great success. The community had a good day and there was a sense of celebration after a torrid year. The CC thanks all on the team for the excellent organisation and all those that took part.
• Community Development Trust: The Steering group for the above consulted during the Fossoway Gathering. There was interest in taking part in this; the next step will be to see how many are sufficiently interested to sign up.
• Transport: Transport continues to be a source of concern. The DRT service has restarted; the replacement service for the former 23 service is running but is, so far, underused.
• Planning applications. The CC’s role in this is to scrutinise the Local Development Plan and to determine whether a planning application is permitted or contrary to the Development Plan. We also take into account local knowledge, for instance of flooding, access and the removal of trees. We generally do not get involved in planning disputes between neighbours. As we said in the last Chair’s Report, we feel that there is a distinct lack of joined-up thinking in the planning department of Perth and Kinross Council. Developments of large, executive homes are generally permitted and there is no incentive for developers to build small homes for those who would like to downsize in their own community or those who would like to start out. Our community threatens to become a commuter area; where people reside for a few years and then move on. Recently we have been approached by another CC to consider solutions for this.

Most if not all of our correspondence is now by email. Most CC members have access to the email system and the Google documents. This works well for us. We have a Facebook page which is a valuable source for accessing information by people in our villages. Presently we are looking for a minute secretary to take on the role of minuting our meetings. So far, no volunteers have come forward.

Thank you to my fellow Community Councillors for their support and for the very significant efforts they have made in dealing with their portfolios and attending external meetings. Many thanks also to our local Councillors Barnacle, Purves, Robertson and Watters for their significant support and assistance to the CC on numerous matters. Please remember that 2022 will be the year to elect new elected members: I would urge all of you to use your vote.

Thanks also to our loyal MoPs - Members of the Public, who support us with their presence, their information and their questions.

4. Treasurer’s Report:
This report is for the period from 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021, which has been a somewhat unusual period for everyone. The Administrative Grant of £213.50 from PKC topped the CC’s funds back up to the maximum £700.00 allowed. Online access to the CC’s bank account has continued to make paying the CC’s bills much easier.

There have been no physical meetings this Financial Year due to COVID-19; however instead of accommodation bookings, we have spent £172.68 on Zoom subscriptions.

All Community Councillors are allowed to claim for any expenses they incur over the year for traveling to meetings, including regular CC meetings, and any other incidentals. In the absence of any physical meetings, other expenses claimed by Councillors total only £78.90 this account period.

After all the transactions over the year have been tallied the CC has a closing balance at year end of £448.34 and I will be applying for this year’s grant once this meeting has approved the accounts.

The CC members unanimously voted to approve the accounts – Proposed: Angus Cheape; Seconded: Nicola Marchant. The accounts were then signed by the Vice-chair in the chair’s absence.

5. Confirmation of Office Bearers:
The Office Bearers all resigned from their current posts, and new post holders are as follows:

Trudy Duffy, Chairperson – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Nicola Marchant
Sarah Bruce-Jones, Secretary – Proposed: Nicola Marchant, Seconded: Graham Pye
Graham Pye, Treasurer – Proposed: Nicola Marchant, Seconded: Sarah Bruce-Jones
Trudy Duffy, Data Controller – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Angus Cheape
Nicola Marchant, Vice Chair – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Sarah Bruce-Jones

The following posts are not formal offices, so were not voted on at the AGM:
Nicola Marchant: Planning Secretary
Graham Pye: Minutes Secretary

6. Election of New Member:
The CC welcomes Gillian Mudie as a co-opted member of the CC – Proposed: Sarah Bruce-Jones, Seconded: Graham Pye and approved unanimously by the other CC Members present.

7. With no other business, the date of the next AGM was set for 4th October 2022 and the meeting ended at 7:47 pm.

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
7th September 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 5th October 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole (Arwen) Haigh, Michael Haigh and Nicola Marchant; P&K Councillor Callum Purves (joined late)
In Attendance: 3 Members of Public.
Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheape and Graham Pye; PC Ashley Mitchinson; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters.

Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. CCllr Duffy had specifically asked for more information in relation to the RTA near West Crook Way on 23rd August but none was received.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume, hopefully in October

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Closure: Cllr Purves and CCllr Marchant continue to make representations and reported that the Cambuslang Hub project was to be extended until 2023.

Community Development Trust: CCllr Marchant reported that the information displayed at the Gathering received a lot of attention and questions from public with good feedback. Fossoway Primary school have offered to promote information and additional engagement with Blairingone. Ideally the CDT would have 100 members but an initial minimum of 20 is needed. Next meeting is 29th September to analyse feedback.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said that the Fossoway Gathering on 4th September was very successful, with in excess of 900 attending. All stalls reported good turn-out and sales and it was good to see so many members of the local and wider community attending. The CC congratulates the organising Committee for all their efforts. It was highlighted however that the Gathering needs more volunteers in particular for set up and break down of the event.
CCllrs Marchant and Bruce-Jones ‘manned’ the CC stall in conjunction with Cllrs Barnacle and Purves and reported good engagement with the public.
Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund): CCllr Duffy reminded everyone that the fund is open for applications, but stressed that potential applicants must read all the conditions fully before applying.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT:
The next meeting of the Transport Group will be in late September. An extensive questionnaire has been received from Scottish Govt on consultation on Public Transport, closing date 6th October. It was agreed that CCllrs M Haigh and Farquhar in conjunction with Cllr Barnacle prepare responses to the questionnaire on behalf of the CC.

Drummond Park Fire Hydrant: CCllr C Haigh has received information from the Dundee Fire Service regarding the
Fire Hydrants in Crook of Devon. All Fire Hydrants have recently been assessed and refurbished as required.
4 Mowbray / 2 Naemoor Road / 17 Main Road / 2 St.Serfs Road / 1 West Crook / 1 Waulkmill / 1 Drum / 1 Kingfisher
The Hydrants are digitised and were updated five years ago, so when there is a fire in the area the Fire Service gets a GPS allocation to know exactly which is the best hydrant, if needed, and which has the best pressure for the fire. Scottish Water records how much water is running through the hydrant at any time. A Fire Hydrant Inspector visited all the Fire Hydrants and checked them all two days after our telephone call. The village is divided in two and the most appropriate fire fighting equipment is sent from Perth/Kinross/Fife or Clackmannan and Fife and perhaps Stirling.
In response to a question from a MoP it was advised that other villages should contact the Fire Service at Dundee which covers P&K as well as Dundee for details of number and location of hydrants.

A977 Mitigation Measures:
Cllr Purves shared responses from Brian Cargill of PKC on updates to Mitigation Measures as follows:
School Road Junction – It is hoped to have the project passed to our preferred contractor (Tayside Contracts) in the next few weeks for programming. If Tayside Contracts are able to accommodate this project in their programme of works then we would hope to have this project ordered and ultimately delivered this calendar year. However, if Tayside Contracts cannot undertake the works in a reasonable timescale then we will then have to consider using alternative contractors to deliver the works. Either way we intend to have this project designed, ordered and delivered this financial year (before 31 March 2022).
Drum Signalisation – In the process of appointing a consultant to design the works and we hope to have procured a consultant’s services in the coming weeks. Once the design work is complete the works will then be ordered and programmed for delivery. It is intended that the works will be carried out between Christmas 2021 and the end of the financial year (before 31 March 2022).
B9097 Realignment – In the process of appointing a consultant to design the works. Once the design work is complete the works will then be programmed and ordered. Given the road safety team’s current workload and the volume of works currently in the Tayside Contracts programme of works it is intended that the works will be carried out early in the new financial year (1 April 2022 onwards).
Still no update on when the 20mph signage is to be installed.
CCllr Duffy has contacted the Police to establish what is required and what implications are for placing the PC Bob Speed Check Cut-outs at various locations. Until that is received no action to be taken. The CC cannot fund these so the Community needs to do so but must have a designated person to facilitate.
Cllr Purves will make an application to request speed lines to the west of Crook of Devon and east of Powmill.

Return to Physical CC Meetings: The CC has been advised by PKC that as proceedings have been taken of all virtual meetings that it would be sufficient to submit a report of any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings to be signed off at the first physical meeting. CCllr Bruce-Jones will compile the report.
CCllr Bruce-Jones has contacted the various Community Halls which are now taking bookings and confirmed the meeting in October at Crook of Devon Hall. Covid guidelines for indoor meetings will have to be followed including physical distancing and a QR poster for Check in Scotland.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook & Drum Growing Together, Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Crook Moss Travellers Site, Blairingone War Memorial, Aldie Road Vegetation, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry Crook of Devon Skate Park, and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business:
Speeding in Carnbo: Representation received from MoPs on behalf of Carnbo regarding speeding on A91 and mitigation measures. Reported that 99% of residents had responded positively to the planned introduction of a 30mph limit for Carnbo but had questions regarding when it would happen, what enforcement measures would be included, what other factors were required such as street lighting, would the speed limit be extended to include the stretch outside the Village Hall and to the west past the Gelvan Road. Was this an issue for PKC or Scottish Office? Major issue that they wished highlighted was the speeds at which traffic approached on the straight stretches both east and west of Carnbo.
Cllr Purves responded that reference to Scottish Office was due to the application through Spaces for People. Ward Councillors dd not agree with Council’s view that it did not meet the Spaces for People Criteria and had continued to make representations. Reduction in limit to 30mph will go ahead and suggested that this will be completed by end March 2022. Street lighting was not a prerequisite of getting the limit in place nor would it be a consequence. The proposal to include the Village Hall in a 30mph limit was not included but he would put in an application to extend 40mph to before Hall.
Flooding in Drum: CCllr Bruce-Jones reported that she had received questions and concerns relating to the ongoing issue of flooding in Drum, in particular in light of recent planning applications. This included what were the implications for Drum being designated flood vulnerable, and was it feasible to suggest that a flood report should be included in all future planning applications for the Drum area. In the absence of Cllr Barnacle it was not possible to get a clear view and it was agreed to obtain further information for the next meeting.

Community Council Business:
Minutes Secretary: CCllr Duffy has written to PKC with a budget request, but there is no funding available, they suggested that we might approach local schools to see if one of the pupils might be interested. An advert has been placed through PKAVS on volunteer websites. CCllr Marchant has agreed to produce a ‘job description’ for a volunteer to be advertised at schools and social media channels. In the meantime it was agreed that CCllrs would take turns to take minutes.
CCllr Cheape attended the Kinross Fund quarterly meeting. Six applications were considered and five grants totalling £10,000 were approved. A summary was provided by Catherine Francis, the new representative from Foundation Scotland:
Broke Not Broken - To contribute to the cost of establishing a school clothing bank to alleviate financial stress in disadvantaged families and reduce the amount of clothing going to landfill. £2,000.00
Broke Not Broken - To cover the cost of day trips for disadvantaged families and enhance health and welfare.
£2,000.00
Friends of Wallace Park - To fund the building of three fitness stations as part of a wider programme to redevelop Wallace Park in Glenfarg. £2,000.00
Friends of Portmoak School Parent Council - To fund playground equipment for Portmoak Primary School. £2,000.00
Kinnesswood in Bloom - To fund the installation of a shed to store tools and purchase new garden machinery.
£2,000.00
No applications were received from the Fossoway area.

CCllr Nicola Marchant attended the Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities meeting where they were reminded that the new fire alarm standards are due to come into force in February 2022, when all homes will require one smoke alarm in the most frequently used room, one in every circulation space on each floor and a heat alarm in the kitchen. Alarms will need to be mounted on the ceiling and interlinked. Where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance, such as a boiler, fire or flue, in a room - a carbon monoxide detector will also be required.
The Kinross Advice HUB is now operating again and the programme for September is available.
CCllr Nicola Marchant shared the Fossoway and District Community Development Trust flyer with the group to help raise awareness.

It is hoped that the next meeting of this CC will be physical to be held at Crook of Devon Hall, if not, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public as usual. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details. Please see the CC’s Facebook page for the latest position.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Callum Purves: The Community investment Fund has closed for this month. As with previous years, the ward panel for Kinross-shire to determine which applications should receive funding comprises ward councillors, local action partnership members and a representative from each of the six local community councils. The funding determination meeting will take place virtually at 6 p.m. on Monday, 27th September. The applications will be available to view on-line in advance of the meeting via an on-line system.
The Kinross local committee held a good meeting with Council and hope to have formal submission to Council in October. CC representation will be required on the Committee.

Planning:
Due to the closing date for comments, the first three items below were discussed amongst the CC Members by email in order to reach a decision in time.
New Applications:
21/01298/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at Land 20 metres west of Little Aldie, Aldie. CC will object as outside settlement boundary and does not meet Housing in the Countryside Policy 19

21/01314/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at Land 20 metres north west of Coachhouse, Crook of Devon. The CC will make a Neutral Comment requesting that conditions from 19/01826/FLL be carried over.

21/01209/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage/studio (revised design) at Land 50 metres south west of Mitchell House, Main Street, Crook of Devon. The CC will make a Neutral Comment seeking a review of the flood risk.

21/01162/FLL Formation of outdoor riding arena at Appleburn, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7LR. No CC Comment.

21/01347/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage at Land at Castle Hill View, Rumbling Bridge. No CC Comment.

21/01393/FLL Extension to dwelling house at 2 Cottage, Whorlawhill, Carnbo, Kinross KY13 0NZ. No CC Comment.

21/01398/FLL Erection of a dwelling house (revised site layout) at Land 40 metres north west of Dunollie, Fossoway. No CC Comment.

Withdrawn Applications
21/01164/FLL Erection of 3 dwelling houses, 3 garages and associated works at Land 30 metres north east of Rantrie Knowe, Drum.

Appeals
21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at Land 180 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. Not yet determined

Decided Applications:
21/00947/FLL Siting of four holiday accommodation units, formation of parking area, landscaping and associated works at Land 70 metres south east of Coup Steps, Powmill. The application was rejected, the CC had not commented.

21/01025/IPL Renewal of permission 18/01296/IPL (residential development (in principle)) at Land 30 metres north west of Sunnyside, Drum. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/01110/FLL Alterations and replacement extension to dwelling house and extension to raised decking at Calvay, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0U. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/01012/FLL Change of use from agricultural land to form extension to garden ground at Meadow View, Fossoway, Kinross, KY13 0UP. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/01120/LBC Internal alterations at Solsgirth House, Solsgirth, Dollar FK14 7NZ. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/01168/FLL Erection of garage/workshop/garden machinery store at Craigend House, Powmill, Kinross FK14 7NS.
The application was rejected, the CC had not commented.
21/00190/FLL Alterations to vehicular access and formation of track at Dam Wood, Blairingone. The application was approved, the CC had objected

Enforcement Issues:
20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane No update

Correspondence:
If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Gorge Bridge, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th October 2021 7:30pm at Crook of Devon Village Hall

Correspondence August 2021

Date From Subject
04/08/21 Area Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
04/08/21 Meal Makers Perth & Kinross Newsletter
04/08/21 Nicole Carle PKAVS Promoting Volunteering Opportunities
05/08/21 PKC Community Councils Team Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards
10/08/21 Funding Scotland Funding News and Updates
10/08/21 N Khogali Outreach Officer Office of Murdo Fraser MSP Requesting information on issues most important to our CC area
11/08/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland Forwarding Article from This is Money in relation to Banks being fined for closing Branches
11/08/21 Area Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
11/08/21 Hong Zhang PKAVS Response to CCllr Pye regarding Volunteer Opportunity for Minute Secretary
11/08/21 CDC Community Councils Funding Alert August
11/08/21 Christine Grant CC Team Museum Galleries of Scotland Stories Fund
12/08/21 N Khogali Outreach Officer Office of Murdo Fraser MSP Response to CCllr Duffy Chair of CC response regarding issues affecting Fossoway
12/09/21 Colin Dawes Requesting if we had received info regarding Middle Aldie Planning
13/08/21 Colin Dawes Communication regarding frustrations in relation to Planning system and Planning notifications
13/08/21 PKC CC Team Training Courses for Community Councils with OU Scotland as an option to solve our problem finding a Minute Secretary
17/08/21 Funding Scotland Funding Update & News
17/08/21 Christine Grant PKC CC Team Suggestion that we recruit a senior school pupil from KHS or other
18/08/20 Fiona Angus Minutes from K & G Stronger Communities Meeting and notice of next meeting 7th September
19/08/21 Area Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
11/08/21 Hong Zhang PKAVS Notification that our Volunteering Opportunity for Minute Secretary is Live on PKAVS portal, Volunteer Scotland and Saltire Awards
23/08/21 Cllr Purves Copy of correspondence from Brian Cargill PKC regarding A977 Mitigation and outstanding agreed Projects
24/08/21 Funding Scotland Funding News
04/08/21 Area Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
25/08/21 PKC Planning Planning & Management Decisions @ 24 August
26/08/21 Katrina O’Donnell MTRIPS Notice of A9 Dualling section opening Luncarty to Pass of Birnum
26/06/21 Robin Chisolm Invoice for Stand at Fossoway Gathering
27/08/21 PKC Planning Notice of Decision for 21/01164/FLL application Withdrawn and reasons
30/08/21 CCllr Marchant Proposals with regards to Planning Applications
30/08/21 CDS CC PKC Team Opportunity to register for Community Information Event Invergowrie Solar Meadow
31/08/21 Funding Scotland Funding News
31/08/21 CDS PKC CC Team Information relating to how to formally deal with proceedings from Virtual meetings and first In person Meeting
01/09/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland Update on Community Access to Cash, Cambuslang Hub to remain until 2023
01/09/21 Fossoway Gathering Site Plan for Gathering
01/09/21 Area Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
02/09/21 Crook of Devon Hall Booking for October Meeting
02/09/21 Fiona Watt (MOP) Request for Link to Virtual Meeting
02/09/21 Fiona Angus Notice of Meeting K & G Stronger Communities Meeting
03/09/21 Foundation Scotland New Funds and Opportunities Newsletter
03/09/21 CDS PKC Planning Notice of date for Local Review Body consideration
06/09/21 Fiona Watt Carnbo Information relating to Carnbo Residents petition to support reduced speeds in Carnbo and request to raise issues with CC
06/09/21 Richard Nesbitt Request for link to Virtual meeting
06/09/21 Angela Seymour Request for link to Virtual meeting
06/09/21 Shona Giles Request for link to Virtual meeting
06/09/21 Gillian Mudie Request for link to Virtual meeting
06/09/21 Iain Campbell Request for link to Virtual meeting
07/09/21 Funding Scotland Funding Update
07/09/21 David Littlejohn Planning Decision to approve 21/01190/FLL Dam Wood Blairingone

Please make sure to have your say on the projects you would like to see delivered by the Fossoway and District Community Development Trust.

You can fill out the form on the website - here

You can also see the discussion on the Fossoway Forum Facebook group

Aim of the Trust

The Fossoway and District Community Development Trust aims to deliver community projects that cannot be managed by the Community Council.

Our first project is the replacement of the footbridge over the River Devon at Rumblingbridge Gorge, which was washed away during storms in 2011.

Our Aspiration

Our aspiration is to be the shared voice of our community through our members' engagement with the community; facilitating a consultation exercise to understand the challenges and opportunities of the Fossoway Community.

Please visit the website to find out more and register your interest.

Fossoway Gathering

The Fossoway Gathering takes place on Saturday 4 September 2021 from 12pm to 4pm in Waulkmill Park, Crook of Devon.

We will have a stall where you can find out more about the Fossoway and District Community Development Trust and hear about other Trusts that have improved their local areas, including trusts in other communities in Perth & Kinross.

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
3rd August 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 7th September 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters.
Apologies: PC Ashley Mitchinson.

We were sad to hear that Rob Young, who served on the Community Council until recently, passed away on the 16th of June. He was a good colleague; we wish his family all the best in this difficult time.

Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: There were two incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Overnight on Wednesday 26th May, an orange Stihl Saw was stolen from a white Ford Transit parked in Gartwhinzean Feus, Powmill; Between 3am and 4:30am on Friday 4th June, Fossoway Stores and Post Office was broken in to.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
A977 Mitigation: Cllr Barnacle contacted Darren McKeown, PKC on 16th July about why the gateway signs into villages were not 20mph, and also what was happening about the junction works. Cllrs Purves and Robertson had also asked about the 20mph signs and had been assured that they would be changed to 20mph when the speed limit is introduced. CCllr Bruce-Jones has been contacted by Drum residents who are asking about getting additional traffic calming measures – speed bumps, rumble strips, chicanes, model policemen, etc. Cllr Bruce-Jones asked Cllr Purves if there was going to be a pilot scheme of such measures; Cllr Purves has been talking to the Road Safety Team and they want indication of local support. Cllr Robertson said that “Police Models” are available from the council for about £50 and the council wouldn’t object to them being installed as long as they don’t block the pavement, etc. CCllr Bruce-Jones asked who would be responsible for the models, do they need to be taken in at night. All agreed that they needed to be moved to different places for maximum effect. Cllr Barnacle made the point that it was important to try the currently planned measures before installing speed bumps, which are not universally popular. CCllr Marchant asked if there was going to be countdown markers before the 30mph limit at Powmill – Cllr Purves had previously asked for this.

Bank of Scotland Closure: Cllr Purves and CCllr Marchant are continuing to have discussions with Bank of Scotland regarding providing additional community banking support. Cllr Purves visited the banking hub pilot in Cambuslang which focuses on providing access to cash and basic banking to the community – a different bank is present on each day of the week. BoS will trial a banking hub for one day a week for three months, once a suitable location has been identified. The UK Government’s HMRC has an “Access to Cash” paper out for consultation and Cllr Purves and CCllr Marchant will continue to pursue this.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle reported that three members of the original steering group have had to leave. The CDT will share a stall at the Fossoway Gathering with the Community Council. The event will be used to engage with the community and assess the interest in taking out a membership of the CDT.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said it is increasingly likely that the Fossoway Gathering will go ahead on 4th September unless the Covid19 regulations change dramatically. CCllr Duffy proposed that the CC should take a Stall at the Gathering, which was unanimously supported. The fee for a stall is £25. CCllr Duffy will prepare a draft of a handout describing the CC’s activities to be given to members of the public at the Gathering.
Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund): CCllr Duffy reminded everyone that the fund is open for applications, but stressed that potential applicants must read all the conditions fully before applying.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT:
CCllr M Haigh reported from the Transport Group as follows - It seems that currently only one bus is being used for the present X53 service between Stirling and Kinross, whereas another would be required in order to provide an extension of the itinerary to Halbeath and this was not possible within existing resources. There was anecdotal evidence that the current timetable was somewhat tight, notwithstanding the low usage of the bus away from the Hillfoot towns, and that this might encourage speeding by the drivers.
The existence of the DRT service seemed to be little recognised within the community but in any event there was only one driver offering this service at present, despite efforts to recruit others.
The group concurred with Cllr Barnacle’s view that there was not much the group could achieve, given the existing constraints, but felt it was important to keep it in existence, if only because it might be difficult to re-establish once decommissioned. On that basis the group agreed that it should aim to hold a further meeting towards the end of September.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar reported that the paddock area has been cleared and she was delighted to see that the whole area has been tidied up. Cllr Barnacle stated that the improvements are partly as a result of pressure from the planning department. There is no movement on the turning circle at the end of the site. Cllr Barnacle suggested that the CC should continue to press for landscaping of the whole site, and any future planning applications should include such conditions.

Aldie Road Vegetation: Whilst the vegetation has been cut back the ditches are still full of mud and debris An email has been received from the owners of Hilton of Aldie regarding three blocked drains on Aldie Road which when it rains causes flooding in their garden. This has been repeatedly reported to PKC in the past, Cllr Robertson said that the drains have now been cleared. Cllr Barnacle has been told that the ditches will be cleared once the vegetation has died back, and machinery is available.

Drummond Park Fire Hydrant: CCllr C Haigh has discovered that responsibility for the Fire Service in our area comes from Dundee and she has contacted them.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: Powmill and Crook of Devon came jointly second in the Well Kept Village Competition. Most improved village was Powmill. Drum came jointly second with Maryburgh in the hamlet category. The CC wishes to congratulate both Powmill in Bloom as well as Crook and Drum Growing Together for their efforts, especially the work of Amanda James in driving this effort. The improvements in our environment since these groups came into existence are very noticeable.

Return to Physical CC Meetings: The CC has been advised by PKC that it is still not possible for meetings to be held inside school premises, and there has been no updated guidance about holding meetings. CCllr Bruce-Jones has contacted the various Community Halls, but currently it is only possible to make bookings if the CC takes full responsibility for all COVID precautions. Cllr Robertson’s view is that the CC should continue with virtual meetings as it’s unreasonable for the CC members to expend effort meeting COVID Rules. Cllr Watters suggested that things may change after August 9th when the Scottish Government updates the rules.

Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry: The CC has been contacted by a potential new owner of the quarry, and has put them in touch with the current owners, with their permission.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Blairingone War Memorial, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Crook of Devon Skate Park, and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business: None this month.

Community Council Business:
Minutes Secretary: CCllr Duffy will write to PKC with a budget request.

CCllr Marchant attended a meeting of Kinross-shire and Glenfarg stronger communities on 28th July where there were presentations from Tayside Hearing Voices and the Kinross Centre. The Kinross Centre is actively looking for volunteers especially anyone who could play some music for the visitors to the Centre. If anyone is interested please contact them at moc.kooltuo|ertnecyadssornik#moc.kooltuo|ertnecyadssornik

If the next meeting of this CC is still not allowed to be physical, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details. Please see the CC’s Facebook page for the latest position.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Mike Barnacle: Portmoak CC recently appealed for affordable housing at a local site – it appears that in rural areas developers are being allowed by the Planning Department to make a financial contribution instead of building houses, but this money is spent centrally and not in rural areas. Cllr Watters noted that there could be some sign of this changing as there has recently been an application that has been asked for justification for not including affordable housing in their plans.
Refurbishment of the Blairingone Playpark is acceptable to the land owner; which means that Dave Stubbs of PKC Greenspace can go ahead with this project.
Cllr Barnacle had written to David Littlejohn about the lack of enforcement of planning conditions at Dollar Equestrian, but did not receive a reply – he sent a further reminder today.
Could Drum be designated a potentially vulnerable area for flooding with SEPA then there would be finance available to implement flooding measures – could the current flooding consultation produce this? CCllr Bruce-Jones was concerned that such designation might increase house insurance costs for residents. On the other hand, there is a substantial problem with inadequate drains and ditch clearing and residents want something to be done.
Richard Watters: The Community Investment Fund has £53k to distribute to local organisations. The CC need to nominate a member to take part in the application assessments.
Willie Robertson and Callum Purves: Nothing not already mentioned.

Planning:
As there was no meeting in July, the first seven items below were discussed amongst the CC Members by email in order to reach a decision before the closing date for comments.
New Applications:
21/00718/FLL Erection of a replacement shed at Easter Downiesdrum, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7LE. No CC comment.

21/00947/FLL Siting of four holiday accommodation units, formation of parking area, landscaping, and associated works at Land 70 metres south east of Coup Steps, Powmill. No CC comment.

21/00969/FLL Part change of use and alterations to stables to form events venue and installation of air source heat pump at Fossoway Stables, Fossoway, Kinross, KY13 0UP. No CC Comment.

21/01025/IPL Land 30 metres north west of Sunnyside, Drum. No CC Comment.

21/01012/FLL Change of use from agricultural land to form extension to garden ground at Meadow View, Fossoway, Kinross KY13 0UP. No CC Comment

21/01110/FLL Alterations and replacement extension to dwelling house and extension to raised decking at Calvay, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0UH. No CC Comment

21/01120/FLL Internal alterations at Solsgirth House, Solsgirth, Dollar FK14 7NZ. No CC Comment.

21/01146/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage with home office at Land 30 Metres east of Vine
House, Solsgirth. The CC will make a Neutral Comment requesting that existing conditions be carried over.

21/01168/FLL Erection of garage/workshop/garden machinery store at Craigend House, Powmill, Kinross FK14 7N. No CC Comment.

21/01177/IPL Residential development (in principle) at Land 40 metres north west of Ladieshall, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone. CC will object as contrary to LDP2.

21/01153/FLL Extension to dwelling house at Duanbrig, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0UH. No CC Comment.

21/01164/FLL Erection of three dwelling houses, three garages and associated works at Land 30 metres north east of Rantrie Knowe, Drum. The CC will object due to the absence of a flood assessment, and concern that the ground has not been fully decontaminated after previous accident.

21/01188/FLL Extension to dwelling house and formation of raised terrace at Quarrylea, 10 Gartwhinzean Loan, Powmill, Dollar FK14 7LU. No CC Comment.

21/01190/FLL Alterations to vehicular access and formation of track at Dam Wood, Blairingone. CC will make a Neutral Comment as previous (withdrawn) application 21/00453/FLL and note that extraction is already taking place.

Appeals
21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at Land 180 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. The CC Objected to this application and will make no further comment to the LRB.

Decided Applications:
21/00290/FLL Change of use of agricultural land to form extension to garden ground at Land 20 metres north of Drumgarland, Crook of Devon. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/00374/FLL Extension to dwelling house at 7 Moubray, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UU. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/00719/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Newhall Farm, Solsgirth, Dollar, FK14 7NE. The application was refused, the CC had not commented.

21/00747/FLL Change of use from agricultural land to form extension to garden ground at Craiglawhill, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross KY13 0QQ. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/00718/FLL Erection of a replacement shed at Easter Downiesdrum, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7LE. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/00969/FLL Part change of use and alterations to stables to form events venue and installation of air source heat pump at Fossoway Stables, Fossoway, Kinross KY13 0UP. The application was refused, the CC had not commented.

Withdrawn Applications:
21/00453/FLL Formation of an access track at Dam Wood, Blairingone. The CC made a neutral comment regarding logging traffic.

Enforcement Issues:
20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane The Planning Enforcement Officer has visited the site and is seeking information from the agent for the planning application as to why a static caravan has been sited on the land, but has not yet received a response. CCllr Marchant reported that there is now furniture in the caravan, although it doesn’t currently appear to be occupied overnight. However there does not seem to be any building work taking place at the moment, which would be a condition for the caravan to remain without planning consent.

Consultation Responses:
Responses made by this CC to Government documents were broadly in line with comments made by other groups.

Correspondence:
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on Fireworks regulations, which closes on August 15th. Comments can be made at: https://consult.gov.scot/justice/use-and-sale-of-fireworks-in-scotland

PKC has just launched a Public Toilet Survey, #Penny4YourThoughts, as part of the wider Public Toilet Review. The survey is primarily online, via www.pkc.gov.uk/penny4yourthoughts

If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Gorge Bridge, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th September 2021 (Crook of Devon Village Hall or Virtual)

Members of public wishing to join virtually please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence June and July 2021

Date From Subject
02/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
02/06/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland Community Development Age Scotland / Age UK Briefing [paper on Digital Exclusion and Access to Cash]
03/06/21 P&KC Planning Acknowledgement of contributor letter 21/00453/FLL
03/06/21 Fiona Angus Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Minutes 01.06.21
04/06/21 Foundation Scotland June Newsletter
06/06/21 Kinross Police Introduction from Sgt Mark Craig, Kinross Police Sgt
09/06/21 Hong Zhang P&KC Empowering Communities Youth Volunteer Training
09/06/21 P&KC CC Team TACTRAN Regional Transport Strategy Consultation
09/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
14/06/21 P&KC CC Team PKC Volunteer Upskilling Fund information
15/06/21 Prof John McKendrick Glasgow Caledonian University Research with families living on low incomes in Pert & Kinross, request to share information
16/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
22/06/21 P&KC CC Team Funding alert June 2021
22/06/21 Funding Scotland Funding Scotland funding Update & News
23/06/21 Fiona Angus Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Questionnaire
23/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
25/06/21 Stefan Morkis P&KC Information from PKC regarding Coronavirus Grants and other Govt. information
25/06/21 P&KC CC Team Confirmation that changes have been made to CC Boundary as per proposal from 2019 Map showing Boundary
29/06/21 Funding Scotland Funding Scotland funding Update & News
29/06/21 Harry Clark Men’s Shed Possible repairs to Fossoway CC notice Board
29/06/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland Age UK Report on access to Cash
30/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
30/06/21 Debra Gilkison P&KC Policy on Licensing Sexual entertainment Venues
30/06/21 David Louden Request for information regarding Devonshaw Quarry
05/07/21 Nick Gough Forestry & Land Glen Devon & Glen Sherup Land Management Plan Consultation
05/07/21 Fiona angus Child Disability Payment Pilot Third Sector Stakeholder event
06/07/21 Funding Scotland Funding Scotland funding Update & News
06/07/21 Scott Mckechnie Contact details to be passed to Style Movable Partitions
06/07/21 P&KC CC Team Annual Canvas of Electors in angus and P&K to be mailed or emailed
07/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
07/07/21 David Louden, Style Scotland Proposal to acquire, decontaminate and develop Devonshaw Quarry
07/07/21 P&KC CC team Fireworks Consultation – launch of Public Consultation 08/07/21
08/07/21 Cllr Robertson, David Wylie Correspondence in relation to Caravan at Craigton Farm Lane Powmill
13/07/21 Funding Scotland Funding Scotland funding Update & News
13/07/21 P&KC CC Team Digital skills sessions
14/07/21 Karena Jarvie Request to publish / display information relating to Kinross-shire district Fair Trade
15/06/21 Area Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
16/07/21 P&KC CC Team Summer workshops at Perth Creative Exchange
20/07/21 Funding Scotland Funding Scotland funding Update & News
23/07/21 Foundation Scotland Kinross-shire Fund – closing dates
26/06/21 Fiona Angus Kinross shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting 28.07.21
26/07/21 Foundation Scotland July Update
26/07/21 Angus Cheape Ref Car Parking for Gathering
26/07/21 P&KC ECS Lets School Lets Confirmation that all internal estate is not available to let at present. External facilities are available
27/07/21 Funding Scotland Funding Scotland funding Update & News
27/07/21 P&KC Community Transport TAS Partnership Ltd community Transport newsletter and launch of upper Tay Community Transport Hub in Aberfeldy, P&KC community Investment Fund
28/07/21 Colin Dawes Drains blocked on Aldie road Hilton of Aldie causing domestic flooding
28/07/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland HM Treasury Access to Cash Consultation
28/07/21 Mark Craig Fossoway Gathering
28/07/21 Fiona Angus Update from Fr David to K & G stronger Communities meeting
28/07/21 Citizen’s Rights Project Information relating to EU Settlement scheme
29/07/21 P&KC CC Team National Flood risk consultation
29/07/21 David Rennie P&KC Correspondence relating to Caravan at Craigto Farm Lane
30/07/21 P&KC CC team Community Investment fund
30/07/21 P&KC CC team Public Toilet survey
30/07/21 Citizen’s Rights Project Support for late applicants to EU settlement scheme
02/08/21 Fiona Angus Draft Minutes from K & G Stronger Communities Meeting
02/08/21 Zoe Evans P&KC Planning weekly Lists
02/08/20 Fiona Angus Amended draft minutes from K & G Stronger Communities Meeting
02/08/21 PC Ashley Mitchison Fossoway & District Police Report All incidents and crimes for previous 4 weeks
02/08/21 Chris Bray Request for Zoom link to attend virtual Meeting
03/08/21 Funding Scotland Funding Update & News
03/08/21 Sandy & Noreen Morrison Information regarding Planning 21/01164/FL objections and concerns regarding flooding
03/08/21 Sandy & Noreen Morrison Copy of correspondence from Mr & Mrs Morrison to E Williamson PKC regarding Planning applications 20/00706/AML and 21/01164/FLL Rantrie Knowe
03/08/21 Mercedes Green Foundation Scotland Launch of Crown Estate Scotland Community Capacity Grants Programme
03/08/21 P&KC Community Team Launch of SURF Awards 2021
03/08/21 Emma Scott - SURF Launch of SURF Awards by Scotland’s Regeneration Forum

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
1st June 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh and Nicola Marchant; P&K Councillors Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; Two members of the public (MoP).
Apologies: Community Councillors Angus Cheape and Graham Pye; PKC Councillors Michael Barnacle and Callum Purves; PC Ashley Mitchinson.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. Community Officers have received more complaints about speeding in various areas around Fossoway, which have all been added to the Police speeding matrix and they will continue to make efforts to carry out speed checks across the area during their patrols. Traffic units from Perth have also been carrying out regular speed checks in the Fossoway area and have reported three drivers to the Procurator Fiscal over the last month for speeding. Also, a report of a theft. A MoP raised concern regarding speed of HGVs through villages.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
A977 Mitigation: CCllr Bruce-Jones noted that new gateway signs into villages had been erected but queried why there was a new 30mph sign in Drum as she believed that PKC had agreed that this would soon become 20mph. Cllr Robertson agreed to raise this with PKC.
Road realignment is intended to be done this financial year, but contractors have a large backlog of work. PKC budget is secured even if work is not completed this financial year.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: CCllr M Haigh reported that at the meeting on 27th May concern was raised regarding use of new X53 bus and potential ongoing impact of people continuing to work from home. Discussions are ongoing regarding a new service linking Powmill (and potentially Blairingone) to Kinross. MoP queried if this could be further extended to Alloa train station and Halbeath Park and Ride improving access to major cities.
The CC’s view, supported by PKC Cllrs, was that our rural community (and Scotland) lacked an integrated transport plan, and this should be raised at next Transport meeting. In addition, CCllr Duffy will send a letter to our MSP. Cllr Robertson suggested that MoP attend next transport meeting. MoP queried whether funding for sustainable transport could be obtained from the SSE Fund for Sustainable Communities or Tayside city deal. PKC Cllrs stated that PKC did not have any City deal monies assigned to transport. MoP also noted that a large park and ride is intended for the Kincardine area to align with proposed re-opening of Alloa to Dunfermline railway line. A bus link from our villages with suitable timetable would be advantageous.

Community Development Trust: The meeting held on 26th May included an extremely useful presentation from DTAScotland which will help inform structure of the trust and engagement with Community. It’s proposed that the Fossoway Gathering be used as a launch event with further engagement with each village.

Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund): CCllr Duffy reminded everyone that the fund is open for applications.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr Duffy reported that the flood survey should be underway.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar has continued contact with the community and will work with Cllr Barnacle regarding supporting the community to provide a turning circle at the end of the site.

Planning Officer Site Visits: CCllr Bruce-Jones noted that the site behind Schiehallion now has large industrial skips.

Aldie Road Vegetation: No work has been done.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said that there is still a provisional plan for an event on 4th September.

Drummond Park Fire Hydrant: CCllr C Haigh has received no response from the Fire Service and will engage with Cllr Barnacle to try and obtain response.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: baskets for residents along the main road will be planted on 5th/6th June.

Return to Physical CC Meetings: CCllr Bruce-Jones has contacted the Halls and is waiting on response.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Bank of Scotland Closure, Blairingone War Memorial, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Powmill in Bloom, Crook of Devon Skate Park, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business: CCllr Farquhar has received communication from Nicky Cledland (retired nurse) who would like to provide Powmill residents with first aid training and use of defibrillator (Covid restrictions permitting).
CCllr Bruce-Jones passed on a report from Cllr Purves that a final proposal for the Kinross-shire Forum will be made to PKC’s August meeting.

Community Council Business:
Minutes Secretary: PKC Cllrs suggested a budget request is made to PKC for inclusion of monies in our grant for a minutes secretary. CCllr Duffy will write to PKC.
CCllr Marchant attended the Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities meeting on 1st June where there was an update from Kinross and District Men’s Shed and Kinross Meal Makers
If the next meeting of this CC is still not allowed to be physical, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details. Please see the CC’s Facebook page for the latest position.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Willie Robertson: There is growing evidence that PKC is struggling with ground maintenance. As Covid restrictions decrease it is hoped this will improve.

Richard Watters: Proposed that PKC have discussions with Officers regarding the need to ensure developers in rural locations enforce the building of affordable houses rather than pay monies as an alternative. Consider improving planning policies to ensure this.

Planning:
New Applications:
21/00374/FLL Extension to dwelling house at 7 Moubray, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0UU. No CC comment.

21/00453/FLL Formation of an access track at Dam Wood, Blairingone. Neutral comment regarding logging traffic on single track road with kerbside cottages and requirement for passing places.

21/00719/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Newhall Farm, Solsgirth, Dollar FK14 7NE. No CC Comment.

21/00785/FLL Erection of ancillary accommodation unit with garage and store at Bridge House, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0UH. No CC comment

Decided Applications:
21/00124/FLL Change of use of garden ground and garage to form office (Class 2) and associated parking area at Honeysuckle Cottage, Carnbo, Kinross KY13 0NX. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

Appeals:
20/01425/FLL (LRB-2021-04) Extension to dwelling house at Duanbrig, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon. Appeal dismissed – The CC did not comment.

Enforcement Issues:
20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane Planning Enforcement Officer has visited the site and is seeking information from the agent for the planning application as to why the caravan has been sited on the land but have not yet received a response.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Gorge Bridge, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

NOTE: No meeting in July.

Next Meeting: Tuesday 3rd August 2021 (Crook of Devon Village Hall or Virtual)

Members of public wishing to join virtually please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence May 2021

Date From Subject
05/05/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
05/05/21 Cllr Barnacle Copy Correspondence relating to PKC Budget and A977 Measures
05/05/21 Stuart D’All PKC Road Maintenance Responses to Cllr Barnacle ref Unadopted Roads
06/05/21 Food Train Meal Makers Information on changes to Meal Makers service
07/05/21 David Rennie PKC Visit to Craigton Farm Lane 21/00074
08/05/21 Cllr Barnacle Copy Correspondence relating to PKC Budget and A977 Measures
08/05/21 Stuart D’All PKC Road Maintenance Responses to Cllr Barnacle ref Unadopted Roads
10/05/21 Lorna McInnes Accounts commission Performance Report on local councils and Survey on report
12/05/21 Fiona Angus Kinross & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting date 1st June 10am
12/05/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
17/05/21 Sara Carruthers PKC Team Launch of Community Heritage Grant scheme
17/05/21 PKC Planning Contributor Notification application 21/00243/FLL
17/05/21 Public sector executive Learning & development Challenges event 9th June
19/05/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
20/05/21 Moray Fraser PKC PKC Community Transport update, SSE Sustainable Development Fund
21/05/21 Hong Zhang PKAVC third sector interface Youth Volunteering Training 4th June
24/05/21 CC Cllrs Feedback on current applications
25/05/21 Colin Low, Kinross Partnership Inclusion of information relating to CC on Kinross website
27/05/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
27/05/21 PKC CC Team COSLA Brussels Town Twin Requests
31/05/21 Fiona Angus Kinross & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting 1st June 10am
31/05/21 Adrian Carter MoP request to join meeting
31/05/21 Paul Cargill Journalist Perthshire Advertiser Request to join meeting
31/05/21 Cllr Purves Update information on Kinross forum and postponement of meeting

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
4th May 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle and Callum Purves.
Apologies: P&K Councillors Willie Robertson and Richard Watters.
In Attendance: Paul Cargill (Perthshire Advertiser) and PC Ashley Mitchinson.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. PC Ashley Mitchinson attended the meeting and gave this update: On the 10th April a person was reported selling TVs out of a van in Alloa, if anyone sees this again, please pass on any more details to the Police. There have also been several reports of bogus tradesmen – be aware! On 21st April sheep escaped onto the road in Glen Devon. On the 3rd May 400 litres of fuel were stolen. There were 15 traffic related incidents in our area, some speeding, etc. and vandalism to a vehicle in Blairingone was reported.

CCllr Duffy asked about the fire at Crook Moss – derelict caravans were set alight causing acrid smoke – were the Police aware? Yes, but PC Mitchinson didn’t know it was at the Travellers’ Site, she will investigate, including contacting the Fire Service, and get back to us. CCllr Bruce-Jones said that several fire engines were called and it took a long time to bring the fire under control, and it was close to the main road. Cllr Barnacle noted that we would like to know if the fire was accidental or deliberate.

Cllr Barnacle added that there is damage to an adjacent fence with rubbish on another landowner’s ground. PC Mitchinson asked if there was anything else to be looked into – Cllr Barnacle replied that there was a meeting earlier in the year at which the Police were present, so information should be available. CCllr Farquhar reported that she is trying to improve relationships with the residents of the site – she has met with two of the residents who were happy to talk to her, and she complimented them on the development of their sites which are very well maintained, unfortunately some of the other areas are not!

Cllr Bruce-Jones noted that because unmarked white vans are being used by courier companies, people think that they might be suspicious, and sometimes they are, but not always! It is good for people to be aware. CClr M Haigh has seen reports that Amazon is asking the drivers to meet unrealistic schedules resulting in them speeding – is this a problem here? PC Mitchinson said it wasn’t as far as she knew.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Return to Physical CC Meetings: There was some discussion about when this might be possible. CCllr Bruce-Jones suggested that August would be the most likely first date and we should initially use Crook of Devon Village Hall as it’s bigger so will make social distancing easier. However it’s important that the Hall Committees are happy with their own risk assessments that will let us attend. Cllr Barnacle suggested that PKC will likely publish guidelines for CCs. CCllr Bruce-Jones will contact the Halls and provisionally book Crook of Devon in August and September and then move to a rotating location between Crook of Devon, Carnbo and Powmill.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant visited the mobile bank this morning and met a number of customers as well as staff members. Customers missed having the convenience of a local Bank and were sometimes frustrated at the length of time they had to wait. Their main banking purpose was paying bills and bank transfers with some withdrawal of cash. Staff members agreed with this and stated that some customers did have online banking but were worried about scams and did not like using it to transfer large amounts of money or pay bills.

CCllr M Haigh asked if the Mobile Bank was secure. There is a professional security person present. CCllr Bruce Jones asked if there was any progress on the Banking Hub idea – It’s still early days for trials but CCllr Marchant and Cllr Purvis are closely watching progress.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Barnacle had written to PKC’s Roads Department reminding them that the budget for the works has been available for a considerable time but not very much has been done yet – he’s also concerned that there is insufficient budget to cover all the proposed schemes.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Cllr Barnacle hopes that the next meeting will be on 27th May.

Community Development Trust: The next meeting will be on 5th May.

Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund): CCllr Duffy reminded everyone that the fund is open for applications.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: Nick Mainprize, the new TRACKS Project Officer has sent the invoice for the flood survey, which will be paid shortly.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: Discussed under Police report above. Cllr Barnacle stressed that there is a misconception that the residents have received their water and sewage connections without charge, but this is not true, they have in fact contributed to the cost.

Planning Officer Site Visits: Cllr Barnacle is going to write to David Rennie about various enforcement issues and stress that he doesn’t understand why solo site visits are not allowed due to Covid restrictions.

Aldie Road Vegetation: Cllr Barnacle reported that the ditch clearance will be redone properly.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said that there is still a provisional plan for an event on 4th September – There is now a JustGiving page for donations at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fossowaygathering. Cllr Barnacle asked if there was a Covid mitigation plan? CCllr Duffy replied that one was in preparation by a recently retired expert.

Drummond Park Fire Hydrant: CCllr C Haigh had been unable to contact the Fire Service as yet.

Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has forwarded the list of masons provided by Cllr Robertson to Profile Projects. Meanwhile Cllr Barnacle has recently discovered that Planning are now objecting to the movement – he is investigating.

Ivy Cottage Powmill: There is to be an online meeting on the 5th May with the American owners – hopefully this will move things forward.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Crook of Devon Skate Park, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business: None this month.

Community Council Business:
Minutes Secretary: Another request for a volunteer has been posted on FB, but no response as yet. CCllr Duffy asked Cllrs Purves and Barnacle if there is any additional budget available to pay a secretary – Cllr Purves says not. CCllr Bruce-Jones asked if the increased role of CCs in the Kinross Forum would mean that there would be budget for this sort of thing. Cllr Purves said that it depends on how the forum develops. CCllr Marchant asked if the Forum’s Clerk could have secretarial support for CCs in their job description. Cllr Barnacle said that he thinks that there should generally be more money in the Council’s budget for CCs. Cllrs Duffy and Pye will write to PKC asking for their suggestions on obtaining secretarial support. Cllr Purves noted that one of the problems is that the Council doesn’t appreciate the value of CCs as the bedrock of local representation.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Michael Barnacle: Has been advised that a minimum of 20 members are needed for the Development Trust. There appear to be some concerns about the Kinross Forum being developed too quickly.

Callum Purves: Supports Cllr Barnacle’s view about the Forum and added that it’s important for it to be more than a talking shop and have some proper power to decide about things.

Planning:
New Applications:
21/00290/FLL Change of use of open space to form extension to garden ground at Land 20 metres north of
Drumgarland, Crook of Devon. No CC Comment.

21/00428/FLL Erection of dwelling house at Land 40 metres south of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. No CC Comment.

Decided Applications:
21/00176/FLL Part change of use and alterations to stables to form events venue and installation of air source heat pump at Fossoway Stables, Fossoway, Kinross KY13 0UP. The application was refused as contrary to the Development Plan, the CC had not commented.

21/00211/FLL Change of use of stable building to form a cattery at Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross KY13 0QG. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. The application was approved, the CC had objected.

21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at Land 180 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. The application was refused, the CC had objected.

21/00189/FLL Siting of four caravans for holiday accommodation use, formation of parking area, landscaping and associated works at Land 70 metres south east of Coup Steps, Powmill. The application was refused as it was outside the settlement boundary, does not diversify an existing business, has no business plan and other reasons; The CC had made a neutral comment.

Enforcement Issues:
20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane There is a static caravan on this site. Although it is permissible to site a caravan for use during building works, there does not appear to be any current activity. PKC have opened Enforcement Case 21/00074/UNAUSE to investigate. PKC later replied that a Building Warrant has recently been applied for, so work may be about to commence. The CC will continue to monitor the site.

Correspondence: Dave Stubbs, PKC Greenspace, had emailed the CC about the Blairingone play area to explain that as it is on private land it can’t be updated by PKC other than to make it safe. Mr Stubbs asked for local knowledge of possible alternative locations. Cllr Barnacle said that as there is no plan for development in Blairingone this isn’t going to be replaced. Blairingone School has not yet been marketed – PKC would give the CDT priority to lease or purchase – might that be a solution?

If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: CCllr Bruce Jones’s company will donate a bench to the Trail, but they would not be allowed to install it as it’s on public ground.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Gorge Bridge, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st June 2021 (Carnbo Village Hall or Virtual)
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof
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Correspondence April 2021**
Date From Subject
06/04/21 Brian Rapley, We are Hour Glass Community Hub information (Formerly Elder Abuse Scotland)
08/04/21 Cllr Barnacle A977 Mitigation Measures & Unadopted Roads Correspondence
08/04/21 Stuart D’All PKC Response to Cllr Barnacle
08/04/21 Cllr Barnacle Planning enforcement Issues
08/04/21 Nick Mainprize TRACKS Hydraulic Modelling
09/04/21 Nick Mainprize TRACKS Correction to address Hydraulic Modelling
09/04/21 Sam OConnor SSEN Resilient Communities Fund 2021 Applications open
09/04/21 Cllr Purves Minutes Kinross Forum
12/04/21 Fiona Angus Kinross & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting date 20 April
14/04/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
19/04/21 Fiona Angus Kinross & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting date 20 April
21/04/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
22/04/21 Fiona Angus Kinross & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Minutes
23/04/21 Fiona Roebuck Coulshill Woodland Creation Proposal
26/04/21 Fiona Roebuck Coulshill Woodland Creation Proposal contact information
26/04/21 Foundation Scotland April Newsletter
28/04/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
28/04/21 John Williamson PKC Response to Cllr Marchant Correspondence relating to Static Caravan Craigton Farm Lane
29/04/21 Calor Calor Rural Communities Fund
29/04/21 Dave Stubbs PKC Greenspace Blairingone Playground – unsafe looking for local knowledge
30/04/21 Alice Yeing TES Invitation to comment on consultation on planning guidance on ancillary & annex accommodation
02/05/21 PC Ashley Mitchison Advising that they will be attending CC meeting
03/05/21 John Williamson Further correspondence with Cllr Marchant in relation to planning 21/00074/UNAUSE
03/05/21 Paul Cargill Perthshire advertiser - request to attend
04/05/21 Foundation Scotland Newsletter

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
6th April 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves and Willie Robertson.
Apologies: P&K Councillor Richard Watters.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. PC Ashley Mitchinson attended the meeting and gave this update: during the last month, there were no reported crimes in our area, however there were several road traffic incidents; Wild Campers in Dunning Glen were moved on; an abandoned car has been removed.
Cllr Robertson thanked the officers for joining us, and asked about the Police involvement in fly-tipping? PC Mitchinson answered that it was difficult to detect culprits, and hard for Police to get adequate evidence to bring a prosecution. They would report rubbish on public land to PKC for removal, but anything on private land is the responsibility of the landowner. PKC have their own investigation teams, who will also investigate deposits on private land – Cllr Robertson thought that the latter was not the case and pointed out that it can cost landowners a lot of money to dispose of rubbish if any of it is dangerous. PC Mitchinson advised that if anyone sees tipping taking place they should call 999, otherwise report it via the “Dumb Dumpers” website: https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/DumbDumpers
Cllr Barnacle asked whether parking on pavement/kerbs is illegal. PC Mitchinson thinks there is new legislation about parking on kerbs but will send details. And can the Police recommend the creation of waiting restrictions if they see a problem? No it’s PKC’s Roads Department’s responsibility to decide.
CCllr Bruce-Jones said that the CC has received an email from the Devon Angling Association who has cleaned up litter in Dunning Glen again. PC Mitchinson said that it is in their area and that if anyone sees campers they should phone the Police and they will go and make sure the Campers are behaving correctly.
CCllr Marchant asked about Devonshaw Quarry where there’s been litter in the past. Do the Police patrol rural areas like that? PC Mitchinson said that they try to get around the area, although it’s a very big area to cover with limited resources. They use the alert system to notify local issues they discover – users can set radius of interest. The Police welcome suggested additions to their Patrol Matrix.
CCllr Bruce-Jones asked which number should be used to call the Police. If it’s a life threatening event or considered to be an emergency then call 999, otherwise 101. Note that there can be a delay before 101 is answered so other members of the public have found that using the online contact form works very well and doesn’t require waiting for a response: https://www.scotland.police.uk/secureforms/contact/

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant says she has not been able to visit the mobile bank yet, but that Patrick Leavey has invited up to two CC Members to visit when it next comes to Kinross on 20th April.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Purves had received a reply from Daryl McKeown, PKC Traffic Department: “Lower speed limits were introduced as part of the Spaces for People project at two sets of locations - main urban centres with a concentration of pedestrian activity and rural villages without footways where pedestrians have to share the road with vehicular traffic. Lower limits in villages which already have footways are a general road safety matter and in the case of the villages along the A977, this would be part of the ongoing A977 Route Action Plan.”
Cllr Purves suggested that we need to do some more detailed local consultation to add weight to our arguments.
Cllr Barnacle reported that the work on the School Road junction has been suspended as the Engineer is not allowed to travel for non-essential work. The CC strongly disagreed with this interpretation! Also that the temporary 20mph limits around Drum are due to be installed by end of April along with village name signs.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: CCllr M Haigh attended Cllr Barnacle’s Kinross-shire Community Transport Group meeting on 1st April at which concern was expressed about low usage of the X53, especially after Dollar. Cllr Barnacle noted that the pandemic is distorting the use of public transport at the moment. Margaret Roy (PKC) will liaise with adjacent counties about transport provision. There has been no success in adding anyone to DRT roster, which is the only transport option for Blairingone and Powmill.
The Kinross Move Greener Organisation (KMGO) has been created - Cllr Purves is planning to get a representative from the KMGO onto the Community Transport Group.

Community Development Trust: CCllr Duffy reported that work is going on by groups of members to establish the formal structure of the Trust. Cllr Barnacle has approached the Kinross-shire fund to see if it could be the source of some initial funding. CCllr Cheape thought that it was certainly worth applying.

Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund): CCllr Duffy reminded all that the fund is still open for applications.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: The £55k lump sum is in the bank account. It’s now emerged that the fee for the flood survey was supposed to have been in paid in advance, hence why nothing has happened for some time.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar has been in touch with Ian MacGregor who informed her that sewage and water are connected and should all be signed off in May, and the site is a bit tidier. She proposes to try and form a relationship with the people on site. Cllr Barnacle says there are two partly dismantled caravans at the “scrap yard” and no landscaping on the north east side.
CCllr Bruce-Jones has had complaints from Drum residents about noxious black smoke coming from waste being burnt on the site. CCllr Duffy suggested CCllr Bruce-Jones should ask PKC’s enquiry number about the regulations.

Planning Officer Site Visits: Cllr Barnacle is going to write to David Rennie about various enforcement issues and stress that he doesn’t understand why solo site visits are not allowed due to Covid restrictions. Cllr Robertson added that Cllrs not being allowed to make visit sites before planning is also unacceptable.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that a bench has been installed.

Aldie Road Vegetation: CCllr Marchant said that there have been more complaints, but nothing has changed. Local residents are worried about the old chicken farm buildings which are falling down. Cllr Robertson said if anyone was concerned about materials in their construction they should contact Environmental Health.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said that there is a provisional plan for an event on 4th September.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Powmill in Bloom, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook of Devon Skate Park, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, Ivy Cottage Powmill and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business
Drummond Park Fire Hydrant: CCllr C Haigh said that a lot of people didn’t know there was a hydrant there at all. A recent fire showed that access for Fire Engines could be impeded by parked cars. CCllr C Haigh will contact the Fire Service and ask them for their views - is the hydrant visible enough, what area does it serve.

Community Council Business:
CCllr Duffy attended the Scottish Rural Parliament on 8th March which provided much useful information.

Minutes Secretary: A volunteer had kindly answered the advert on FB and offered to take on this role.

CCllrs Bruce Jones and Cheape attended a meeting of the Kinross-shire Forum on 24th March: The main issue that was discussed was the Kinross shire Local Committee which has been accepted by P&KC Legal and Governance for consideration as a pilot scheme for local governance in the PKC area. The CC agreed to support the draft terms of Administration. Cllr Robertson says that time is of the essence in order to get it into the budget, for which £40k has been allocated. Cllt Purves added that the draft has been in existence for 18 months. Planning and Licensing would not be devolved at the moment. Budget for devolved activities would come from existing budgets for those activities. CCllr M Haigh asked about lines of communication and duplication of efforts – Cllt Purves replied that the six CCs in Kinross-shire would have non-voting reps on the Committee; some duplication may inevitably happen but not thought to be a big issue. Cllr Robertson said that one of the aims is to enhance the roles of CCllrs.

CCllr Marchant attended a meeting of Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities on 10th March: Carole Anderson (Age Scotland) reported that the Age Scotland Policy team will shortly be meeting with the FCA in Scotland regarding the loss of Banks especially in Kinross-shire.
Whilst libraries are still closed there are e-books and e-newspapers are available via the website https://www.culturepk.org.uk/libraries/e-library/e-news/

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Michael Barnacle: Nothing not already covered above.

Callum Purves: The budget includes an extra £4M for road maintenance creating the biggest road budget ever.

Willie Robertson: Had obtained £160k to improve the Kinross Heritage Trail – there will be a meeting on the 9th to discuss how it could be done.
Cllr Robertson has been asked if seats could be provided along the Aldie Road to Drum multi-use track, there would be finance from the Kinross shire Fund. Cllr Bruce-Jones said her company might be able to provide help.
Cllr Robertson noted that Perth Heritage Trust has a list of stone masons who might move the War memorial.

Planning:
New Applications:
21/00211/FLL Change of use of stable building to form a cattery at Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0QG. No CC Comment.

21/00189/FLL Siting of four caravans for holiday accommodation use, formation of parking area, landscaping and associated works at land 70 metres south east of Coup Steps, Powmill. Neutral, but make comments about Bus stop and assure SEPA is OK with waste and SUDS, note that more than four pods could create road problem.

21/00243/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage at land 10 metres north of Lambhill, Blairingone. The CC will object – no business case, contrary to Policy 19.

21/00400/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage (Plot 2) (revised design) at land 70 metres south east of Merryhills, Rumbling Bridge. No CC Comment.

Decided Applications:
20/01804/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at Land 30 metres east of Vine House Solsgirth. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/00122/FLL Erection of two dwelling houses and garages with ancillary accommodation at land 70m south east of Merryhills, Rumbling Bridge. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/00125/FLL Erection of workshop/garage at Craigend House, Powmill, Kinross, FK14 7NS. The application was rejected because it was an inappropriate siting, the CC had not commented.

Withdrawn Applications:
20/01660/FLL Erection of a dwelling house land east of Lynwood, Main Street, Crook of Devon. The CC had made a neutral comment.

Correspondence: The annual request from PKC for comments on the Winter Service – a reply will be assembled between us. Cllr Barnacle was particularly worried about the lack of footpath clearance.

The Improvement Service and Open University are offering free training opportunities for Community Councillors.

If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: CCllr M Haigh asked about the development north ¬west of Schiehallion. Cllr Barnacle replied that enforcement action is in process and the state of the site may enable other action to be taken.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Gorge Bridge, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th May 2021 (Virtual)
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence March 2021
Date From Subject
02/03/21 Cllr Willie Robertson Information on reporting Council Issues direct www.my.pkc.gov.uk
03/03/21 Gillian Mudie Drum resident Feedback and questions in relation to A977 speeds
03/03/21 Fiona Angus Confirmation of Stronger Communities meeting Glenfarg & Kinross shire
03/03/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
03/03/21 Cllr Purves Kinross-shire forum meeting rescheduled date
03/03/21 David Noble Lord lieutenants Office Request for contact
03/03/21 Colin Dawes Report of potholes Aldie Road and flooding
04/03/21 Scottish Govt. Acknowledgement of response
07/03/21 Sgt Mark Craig, Community Police Introduction as Community Sgt at Kinross
08/03/21 PI Craig Stephen Community Police Contact and meeting attendance
08/03/21 Moray Fraser P&KC Community Transport Forum Meeting 18th March
08/03/21 Fiona Angus Stronger Communities meeting Glenfarg & Kinross-shire 10th March
08/03/21 P&KC Planning notifications
08/03/21 Kenny Macaulay Dunning Glen
09/03/21 PC Ashley Mitchinson Will attend meeting
10/03/21 Calor Gas Calor Rural Fund
10/03/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
11/03/21 P&KC team Free training courses for community councillors via OU
13/03/21 P&KC team Reminiscence project for Care Homes – press release
07/03/21, 07/03/21, 14/03/21 Di Dawes, Peter Ilieve, Cllr Purves Correspondence relating to Broadband connection at Aldie, Openreach, Gigabit Kinross
07/03/21, 15/03/21 Carole Anderson, Age Scotland Bank of Scotland Closure and post Office SLA
15/03/21 Fiona Angus Stronger Communities meeting Glenfarg & Kinross-shire Minutes
17/03/21 P&KC Community Councillor Training for Planning
17/03/21 P&KC Minorities Communities Hub Survey
22/03/21 P&KC Planning notification of Decision
24/03/21 Cllr Purves Kinross-shire Forum Previous minutes & Agenda
24/03/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
25/03/21 P&KC Provision of Winter services 2020/21
31/03/21 Calor Gas Calor Community Fund
31/03/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
2nd March 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 6th April 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Trudy Duffy, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Councillor Willie Robertson.
Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheape and Carol Farquhar; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves and Richard Watters.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. The CC will write to the Police requesting more frequent attendance at our meetings in future.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant, Cllr Purves and David Siddle (Liz Smith MSP’s assistant) met with Patrick Leavey from the Bank on 11th February. The Bank will definitely close on 22nd March 2021. The mobile branch will start visiting Kinross on Tuesday 9th March at the Green Hotel car park. It will be there fortnightly (every other Tuesday) after that. Initially, it will be open from 10:00 until 13:00 hrs. It will then be open 10:00 to 12:00, closed for 45 mins at lunchtime, then open 12:45 until 15:00 hrs.

A special phone number has been put in place for customers over the age of 70 years and those that are vulnerable to provide them extra reassurance and support when they use telephone banking. The bank is in the process of calling all of these customers to provide any additional support or training. CCllrs Duffy and M Haigh are concerned that vulnerable customers might think that the calls are scammers. CCllr Marchant replied that the Bank’s response was that the website lists the special number, but it was generally agreed that it was quite likely that those customers wouldn’t be online.

Mr Leavey confirmed that the Bank has a contract with the Post Office for customers to deposit and withdraw cash, although Cllr Purves has been contacted by some members of the community who had not been able to do this. SMEs that have a Business Account can arrange, at a cost, to deposit or withdraw cash outside of PO hours.

Mr Leavey promised to provide flyers regarding the closure and alternative service at the Post Office which will be displayed on noticeboards. Currently the Bank does not have a community banker service but they are part of the National Community Access to Cash Pilot. Cllr Purves has contacted the Cambuslang pilot, but they would prefer to run with the scheme for a while before we meet with them. If the pilots are successful we should encourage Banks to offer this service in Kinross.

A977 Mitigation: There has been discussion on the CC’s FB page about the proposed 20mph limits in Crook of Devon, with opinions on both sides about including the main A977 in the scheme. CCllr Duffy stressed that there will be full consultation before the changes. CCllr Bruce Jones added that it’s important that people who are commenting on Social Media need to understand that they must answer the official consultation process if they want their concerns to be heard.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: The next Community Transport Forum Meeting is Thursday 18th March via Zoom. Cllr Barnacle’s Kinross-shire Community Transport Group will be meeting on 1st April - CCllr M Haigh will attend.

Community Development Trust: CCllr Duffy reported that the first meeting of the Trust was on 3rd February – twelve people from all over Fossoway attended this meeting. Topics discussed were the legal status of the Trust, the scope of the Trust, initial funding and engagement with the community. The Trust should move to a membership organisation and membership should be open to all members of the community. The Board will then be elected by the members – the current members are a steering group to get the Trust established.

Engaging with the community will not be an easy task, so having a “winning project” to set it in motion would be most helpful. The Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge could be such a project – The CC Members present agreed to this.

Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund): CCllr Duffy reported that Elspeth King (Board member of the Rumbling Bridge Hydro Co-op) wants to set up a funding scheme that covers Muckhart, and asked CCllr Duffy how the Fossoway Fund operates. Subsequently Ms King approached the Fund with a proposal that rather than set up a new fund it should extend the coverage of the current fund to include Muckhart. CCllr Pye asked how the funds would be handled – would they be ring-fenced per community. CCllr Duffy replied that the details weren’t yet known. CCllr Bruce Jones commented that in her opinion MoPs believe that the fund should be principally for the benefit of Crook of Devon as that was the area most impacted by the Hydro Scheme works. Since Muckhart is in Clacks and not PKC and the two councils have quite different models for public spending this might lead to problems with prioritising funding between the two areas. CCllr Marchant added that as Fossoway District is in the process of establishing a Community Development Trust (CDT) and wants to encourage our Community to engage with it she felt that it would be confusing to set up a joint fund with Muckhart at the same time. Conversely it may be more beneficial to link the Fossoway Fund to the newly formed CDT. CCllr Duffy suggested that it might be better to keep the CDT and Fossoway Fund at “arm’s length”.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: Cllr Robertson said that TRACKS were waiting for the CC to give the go-ahead for the surveys, whilst the CC thought this had already been done! CCllr Duffy will notify TRACKS formally, copying Cllr Robertson as chair of TRACKS.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar reported that apparently there is an unauthorised septic tank on the site. Cllr Barnacle has been informed.

Planning Officer Site Visits: The CC continues to be concerned that these are not happening at the moment due to PKC’s interpretation of the COVID-19 restrictions. The issue was reported in the press. A MoP who attended the meeting had her planning application turned down – in her view this was because without a site visit the officers were unable to appreciate the constraints affecting the design as a member of her household is disabled. Cllr Robertson described a similar situation near Kelty where it was proving very difficult to get a planning officer on site. None of us can understand why such visits are not considered to be acceptable under the current rules allowing normal business to continue if it’s not possible to perform it at home. Cllr Robertson suggested the CC should write to the Acting CEO Barbara Denton to say that we think PKC are not carrying out their statutory duty. CCllr Marchant said that if the “due process” says a site visit should be made, then a decision should be deferred without one. Cllr Robertson explained that the Scottish Government is encouraging Councils to decide applications timeously – which surely means that the visits are essential and hence should be allowed!

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group have made plans for the Spring.

Aldie Road Vegetation: CCllr Marchant said that there was no change, although some of the local famers have cleared sections of the ditches themselves. However a new problem is that potholes are appearing. Cllr Robertson said that the easiest way to report any problem to the council is via https://my.pkc.gov.uk/. A registration process enables tracking of your reports, but reports can also be submitted without an account.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said that there is a provisional plan for an event on 4th September.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Powmill in Bloom, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook of Devon Skate Park, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, Ivy Cottage Powmill and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business
Royal Mail Deliveries: A MoP had raised concerns about lack of Royal Mail deliveries during bad weather, but this seems to be resolved now.

Community Council Business:
CCllr Duffy will attend a meeting of the Scottish Rural Parliament on 8th March.

Minutes Secretary: A volunteer has kindly answered the advert on FB and offered to take on this role; they will be invited to the next meeting.

CCllr M Haigh attended a training talk from Kinross First Responders about operation of the Powmill defibrillator.

PKC have notified us that any website remotely connected with receiving public money must conform to Accessibility Regulations and be usable by all abilities. The Fossoway.org Website has some information about this CC, but is not owned by this CC, and does not currently fully comply. CCllr Duffy will speak to Jim Pritchard, who operates the site, and look into whether this can be addressed.

The next meeting of the Kinross-shire Forum was to have been Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm via Zoom, but has now been postponed to 24th March. Information had been sent to CCllrs Bruce Jones and Cheape rather than to the CC’s email account. CCllr Bruce Jones will ask the Forum to send the info to the CC’s account in future.

The next Meeting of P&K Stronger Communities is 10th March, CCllr Marchant will attend.

The Kinross-shire fund has not formally met, however CCllr Cheape has discussed the applications with the other members and grants have been made to Friends of Wallace Park, Kinross First Responders and Kinross-shire Local Events Organisation.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Willie Robertson: The roads department has lost six weeks of work due to weather, and are trying to catch up on pot holes. The roadside litter problem has got worse as the litter picking teams are being redeployed to COVID-19 activities. Perhaps some local schemes could be set up? PKC’s Budget will be discussed next week, and is likely to require some tough decisions as money is tight.

Callum Purves: Although Cllr Purves could not attend the meeting, he reported by email that the road safety requests discussed last month, including the 20mph limits along the A977 have been entered into the system.

Planning:
New Applications:

21/00122/FLL Erection of two dwelling houses and garages with ancillary accommodation (Plots 3 and 4) at land 70m south east of Merryhills, Rumbling Bridge. No CC Comment.

21/00124/FLL Change of use of garden ground and garage to form office (Class 2) and associated parking area at Honeysuckle Cottage, Carnbo, Kinross, KY13 0NX. No CC comment

21/00125/FLL Erection of workshop/garage at Craigend House, Powmill, Kinross, FK14 7NS. No CC Comment

21/00176/FLL Part change of use and alterations to stables to form events venue and installation of air source heat pump at Fossoway Stables, Fossoway, Kinross, KY13 0UP. No CC Comment

Decided Applications:
20/01907/FLL Alterations to garage to form extension to ancillary accommodation 1 Braehead, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0PX. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/01915/FLL Erection of a garage Whitewisp, Main Street, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7NU. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/01954/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Earnieside Cottage, Dunning Glen, Dollar, FK14 7LB. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

Reponse to request for Consultation:
Draft Mediation Guidance: CCllr Marchant prepared a response to this document, which was approved by the CC – We are concerned that a guidance document may become a process and hence needs to be open-ended, allowing mediation to be used at all stages if appropriate. Otherwise the CC generally agrees to the proposals.

Planning (Scotland) Act – Pre-application Consultation:
The new regulations are due to come into effect on 1st October 2021 – The CC commented that these consultations should be more inclusive and ensure that any pre-application meetings are accessible to the community – a view also expressed by other responders, but this has only been added as guidance not law.

Correspondence:
Elina Eronen, a final year student at the University of Edinburgh, has asked for input to a survey about Loch Leven Management Plans for her dissertation – https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/dissertation-survey-10.

If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: CCllr Marchant noted that the Gigabit programme is gaining interest. CCllr Bruce Jones agreed, however there is no-one driving the scheme in her area.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th April 2021
Crook of Devon Village Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence February 2021

Date From Subject
03/02/21 PC Ashley Mitchinson Police Scotland Consultation Survey
04/02/21 PKC Team Community Council websites
08/02/21 PKC Community Team Stronger Communities HSCP Newsletter
08/02/21 Kinross Partnership Invitation to be included in future invitations to events & networking
09/02/21, 10/02/21, 12/02/21 PKC Dev Management Clarification relating to non-consultation on Modifications to Planning Obligations
11/02/21 Elina Eronen University Research Dissertation Survey
12/02/21 Foundation Scotland Changes to and new website
15/02/21 Peter Trace Relating to 20mph Consultation CoD and dangerous driving on A977
15/02/21 Peter Trace Concerns relating to non-delivery of Mail and Royal Mail problems
16/02/21 PKC Team Zero waste Scotland & Planning Aid Scotland Circular Economy Events
16/02/21 PKC Team PKAVS Communities Campaign for minority Community GP registration
16/02/21 PKC Team - Planning Publication of new Planning Enforcement Charter
16/02/21 PKC Team - Transport Strategic Transport Projects Review
18/02/21 Calor Gas Opening of Calor Rural community Fund Opens 10/03/21 registration
19/02/21 SSE Networks Update on RIIO-T2 Busines Plan
22/02/21 Stuart Dean Friends of the Ochils Newsletter
22/02/21 P&K HSCP Fiona Angus Notice of Stronger Communities Meeting 10/03/21
24/02/21 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
25/02/21 Moray Fraser PKCTF Community Transport Forum Meeting Thurs 18/03/21 Zoom

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
2nd February 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Callum Purves and Richard Watters.
Apologies: P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle and Willie Robertson.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant reported that there is no date currently agreed for the next meeting with the bank, Cllr Purves will progress getting a date for the meeting. There was general agreement that the lack of facilities to withdraw and, for small businesses, deposit cash would be a problem once the branch is closed.
Cllr Marchant has met with Carole Anderson of Age Scotland who has provided much information that will be useful in the next meeting: Age Scotland have received a large volume of calls regarding closure of banks; Some Banks are changing the way that customers can access bank information using phone and are trying to move people to online banking. Age Scotland are also about to launch their over-50s survey seeking views on issues and challenges this group faces, which will provide useful input.

A977 Mitigation: Plans have been presented by PKC for the 20mph zone in Crook of Devon. The CC has to comment by 12th February. The details have been posted on the CC’s Facebook page and have received several positive comments; indeed many suggested that the main street should also be included – previously it was very difficult to get 20mph limits on A-Roads, but Cllr Purves said that there is now a precedent in Kinesswood, so he and his colleagues will propose the Main Street be included.
Cllr Purves reported that he had requested lowering of the speed limit through Carnbo to 30mph but this is still awaiting further traffic monitoring before it might be implemented.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: CCllr M Haigh reminded the meeting that neither Powmill nor Blairingone have any public transport at all. Margaret Roy, from the PKC Public Transport Unit, undertook to explore whether services on perhaps three days a week could be incorporated in the time available between school runs, with the aim of catering for the needs of west Kinross-shire in particular. At the last meeting a member of the group, John Fallon, wondered if the X53 service could be sometimes extended to Halbeath which is a major hub.

Hydro Scheme Fund: CCllr Duffy reported that Energy for All has now paid the annual contribution and the remainder of the bridge fund; she reminded the meeting that the fund is open for grant applications.

Community Development Trust: The first meeting of the Trust will be on 3rd February.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar reported that two of the pitches are very well maintained, although the other end of the site is still a mess, possibly even a health hazard.
The CC wrote to PKC’s CEO last month about lack of action by the Planners. CCllr Duffy described the reply, which came from Jamie Scott, team leader of the Major Applications and Enforcement Department as disappointing. According to PKC the landscaping is as required – this somewhat surprising view is because the permission only mandates landscaping around the developed pitches and not the whole site, as planning was refused for extra pitches. PKC say they are monitoring the site and acknowledge our concerns about waste and unauthorised use. CCllr Marchant wondered how this view was arrived at when we have also been told that site visits are not currently allowed by PKC’s planning department (See later). CCllr Farquhar undertook to act as the liaison with the site if possible.
Cllr Purves told us that a new version of the Planning Enforcement Charter has been issued – The CC should review that and see whether it mandates any actions that are not currently being taken. The CC will write to PKC’s new CEO when they are in place to repeat our concerns.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group have had their first ever Zoom meeting to discuss the spring planting plans. Colour schemes have been decided on. The group will once more plant up 30 (ten more than last year) hanging baskets and tubs to be handed out to residents in visible areas, mainly along the Main Street. There is no cost to the householder involved for this. Other discussions were about planting more bee and hedgehog friendly areas and the possibility of developing a community garden and/or orchard in the village.

Aldie Road Vegetation: CCllr Marchant said that the vegetation has been cut back but only a small section of the ditch has been cleared resulting in water running down the road, which subsequently froze creating a major hazard. There have been some reports of Grit bins missing in other parts of the County too, perhaps the Roads department should ask CCs to list the ones in their area to create a definitive list for future maintenance.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy said that there is a provisional plan for an event on 4th September. It will become clearer over the coming months what shape this event would take.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Powmill in Bloom, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook of Devon Skate Park, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, Ivy Cottage Powmill and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business
Corona Virus – Information and Links:
https://www.auchterarderparentssupportingparents.co.uk/about/about This is a group of parents supporting other parents to help families support their children’s emotional and mental health wellbeing. In spite of the name it covers a much wider area.
https://www.kythe.org.uk/ KYTHE aims to serve young people by helping to meet their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs through innovative and Dynamic Christian Youth Work.

Crook of Devon Village Hall: CCllr Duffy reported that the hall has suffered a major water leak in the roof which has been temporarily patched, but substantial fund raising will be required in order to fix it properly.

Community Council Business:
Kinross and Glenfarg Stronger Communities: CCllr Marchant attended the meeting on 26th January – see Bank Closure item above for one useful outcome. The Kinross Kindness group noted during the meeting that they have a reduced number of volunteers during this lockdown, whilst receiving more requests for prescription collection.

Minutes Secretary: CCllr Pye has been undertaking this role since April 2011 and feels it is time for someone else to takeover. None of the current CC members are able to take it on, so initially we will try and find a volunteer, who doesn’t need to be a CC member, although we would probably make them an Associate. The post will be advertised in the CC’s FB page, and all suggestions for possible candidates are welcome.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Richard Watters: The scheme for financing Wi-Fi connections for Village Halls has been approved to include Crook of Devon Village Hall.

Callum Purves: Cllr Purves has asked for Aldie Road speed limit to be lowered from40mph to 30mph; however the Roads department have refused as they want to preserve the distinction between urban and rural roads. They did offer to add more 40mph repeater signs. Several members pointed out that this is a narrow road with (small) passing places and many pedestrians and hence is very dangerous. CCllr Bruce Jones pointed out that this road is part of the National Cycle Network so surely it should justify a lower limit? Cllr Purves will go back to the Roads Department with our concerns and ask them to reconsider.
The Gigabit Kinross-shire project to upgrade internet speeds in smaller towns and larger villages is now underway. See the website at https://kinross-shire.org/ to register an interest in taking part.

Planning:
New Applications:
20/01915/FLL Erection of a garage at Whitewisp, Main Street, Blairingone, FK14 7NU. No CC Comment.

20/01907/FLL Alterations to garage to form extension to ancillary accommodation at 1 Braehead, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0PX. No CC Comment.

20/01860/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at Land 50 metres south west of Greenparks, Church Road, Crook of Devon. CC Objection: Access track must be improved, No SUDS plan (previously conditioned), flood risk.
We objected in 2006 on flooding and road use, but passed saying no SUDS plan, same in 2012 application.

20/01954/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Earnieside Cottage, Dunning Glen, Dollar, FK14 7LB. No CC Comment.

21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at Land 180 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. CC Objection: Previous conditions to upgrade track should be continued; Deletion of Condition 6 is contrary to PKC Policy 15 as it would affect public access.

Decided Applications:
20/00972/FLL Erection of 2 dwelling houses and garages at Land 100 metres south west of Easter Muirhead, Blairingone. The application was approved, the CC had objected on road safety grounds and that previous conditions had not been met.

20/01425/FLL Extension to dwelling house at Duanbrig, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0UH. The application was refused, the CC had not commented.

20/00976/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at Land 90 metres south east of Maiden Wells House, Rumbling Bridge. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

Site Visits:
The CC notes that recent planning decision reports state “No site visit due to Covid-19 restrictions; site has been previously visited by officer/enforcement team and Google Street View used.” This also seems to be the case even if there have been no previous visits. The CC finds this policy unacceptable and feels that it is placing an unreasonable emphasis on the CC to provide impartial comments on the conditions at sites.

Scottish Government Consultation on Fourth National Planning Framework:
The CC will respond to this consultation - comments are due by 19th February.
https://consult.gov.scot/planning-architecture/national-planning-framework-position-statement

Correspondence:
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Conference will be held at the beginning of February, Ivy Cottage, Powmill is an example of such a property in our area.
Forestry and Land Scotland is conducting a ten year plan review of Glen Devon and glen Sherup Forests.
Registration for the next Scottish Rural Parliament is open. CCllr Duffy will attend.

If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Powmill Moubray Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence January 2021

Date From Subject
05/01/21 Martin Grant Thanks relating to grit Bins
05/01/21 PC Ashley Mitchinson Fly Tipping Arndean Police response
06/01/21 Gillian Mundie A977 Speed issues, Drum and C of D
06/01/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
06/01/21 Leon Wren Response to discussion relating to Planning 20/01642/FLL
07/01/21 PKC Development Management Acknowledgement Comments to Planning 20/01660/FLL
07/01/21 Nick Gough, Forestry & Land Glen Devon and Glen Sherup LMP Scoping
11/01/21 Fiona Angus Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Agenda
13/01/21 PKC Community Team Treasurer issue Admin Grant shortfall
13/01/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
13/01/21 PKC Community Team Scottish Transport Conference 14/01/21
13/01/21 PKC Community Team COSS introduction to community asset Transfer webinars
13/01/21 Matt Wester LGBT+ Community Hub Space Perth Study
15/01/21 PKC Community Team Community Food Growing Workshops 15 & 18 February
15/01/21 PKC Community Team NHS get Nourished Advice Line
15/01/21 PKC Community Team Scottish water Annual consultative meeting
15/01/21 PKC Community Team Nicola Marchant Co-option approval
18/01/21 Peter Marshall PKC TES Climate Change Engagement
19/01/21 Jamie Scott TES PKC Crook Moss Site – response to Cllr Duffy letter
19/01/21 PKC Community Team Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Conference 1 – 3 Feb
20/01/21 PKC Community Team Money Concerns Leaflets from PKC
20/01/21 Police Scotland Commanders bulletin
25/01/21 Catherine Francis Kinross-shire Community Fund opening announcement & link
25/01/21 PKC Community Team National Planning Framework 4 info Consultation Hub
25/01/21 PKC Community Team Scottish Rural Parliament – Registration open Manifesto for Rural Scotland
27/01/21 Fiona Angus Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Minutes
27/01/21 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
27/01/21 Meal Makers Information on Meal Makers Meal Sharing
28/01/21 Fiona Angus Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities meeting
28/01/21 PKC Community Team Service User Public Partner re-election & Reference Group
28/01/21 PKC Community Team Free Online Safety classes
28/01/21 PKC Community Team January Funding Alert
29/01/21 Conor Clark PKC Road Safety Crook of Devon 20mph Proposals for consultation
01/02/21 Fiona Angus Community engagement opportunities
01/02/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland community Development Response re: Bank Closing
02/02/21 Carole Anderson Age Scotland – Bank Briefing Papers

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
5 January 2021

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Co-opted) and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; also three members of the public.
Apologies: None

Declarations of Interest: CCllrs Duffy, Cheape, Farquhar and Pye declared an interest in the first planning item discussed.

Membership: CCllr Rob Young had stepped down with immediate effect due to personal reasons. We thank him for his contribution over the past years and wish him all the best in the coming time.
The Council agreed to change the status of CCllr Marchant from Associate to Co-opted in light of the resignation of CCllr Young.

Planning: CCllr Duffy welcomed the three members of the public who were attending because of their direct interest in the first two planning matters being prioritised for consideration, which were ultimately for the District Council to determine. She then invited CCllr Marchant to outline the issues at stake, but undertook that those who had declared an interest in the first proposal (including herself) would take no part in the subsequent discussion.
New Applications:
20/01642/FLL CCllr Marchant advised that the proposal for this development at Easter Yetts hinged on whether or not it complied with Policy 19 of Housing in the Countryside and/or would result in the formation of a ribbon development of more than five properties. The objector attending then detailed his views as to why the proposed development did contravene the policy, after which the applicant similarly rehearsed his contention that the proposal was in accord with the policy. Cllr Barnacle then indicated that he had previously conversed with both the applicant and the objector, and that a PKC official would make a site visit before the Planning & Development Committee of the Council made a decision. In light of the foregoing and the acknowledgment that the policy was capable of different interpretation the Community Council resolved to submit to PKC a neutral comment.
20/01660/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at Land East of Lynwood, Main Street, Crook of Devon. An objector whose property neighboured the proposed development then voiced her objection, chiefly on the grounds that, if constructed, the new house would be only a little over one metre away from her gable end wall, which would inhibit possible future maintenance work in that area. After discussion the Council decided on a neutral comment on the basis that, whilst it welcomed the prospect of new affordable housing, it was concerned that the proposed building could impact adversely on access to the neighbour’s property.
20/01425/FLL: Extension to dwelling house at Duanbrig, Naemoor Road, Crook of Devon KY13 0UH. No comment.
20/01804/FLL: Erection of a dwelling house on land 30m east of Vine House. No comment.

Appeals:
19/01673/AML Land 100 metres north west of Schiehallion, Crook of Devon. CCllr Marchant had written to Mr S. Shand suggesting either a Zoom meeting or a physical meeting (when feasible) between him and representatives of the CC, so that possibilities could be discussed. As yet she had received no response.

Police Report: A single-axle Hobby Caravan was stolen from Hallhill Farm overnight on 2 December.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face-to-face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: It was expected that a further meeting of the group would be held on 21 or 28 January.
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr Duffy had accepted a quotation in the sum of £5460 (including VAT but excluding costs) from Millard for flood risk assessment.
Crook Moss Travellers’ Site: Responses were awaited to letters sent to the new head of the Planning Department and the CEO.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: It was reported that at the meeting held on 7 December the wreath-making fundraiser was a success, with about 20 wreaths sold.

Blairingone War Memorial: The arrangements envisaged had proved not to be feasible and therefore an alternative solution would need to be sought, possibly via the Community Development Trust.

Fossoway Gathering Committee: It was reported that at the AGM normal meeting held on 2 December the group would investigate whether an event in September might be possible.

Crook of Devon Skate Park: Cllr Barnacle had written to Andy Clegg asking for a site meeting to identify a location in Crook of Devon.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH), Ivy Cottage Powmill , Cemetery Car Park Extension, Powmill in Bloom, Crook of Devon Skate Park, Fly Tipping, Flooding in Back Crook

Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: Cllr Watters said he understood that the March closure of the Kinross branch was now definitive. The CC expressed dismay at this prospect, which CCllr Marchant said she would explore in general terms and perhaps consult Liz Smith MP.

A977 Mitigation: Discussions about the introduction of 20 mph speed limits at places both on and off the main road were ongoing.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle said he hoped the 15 people who formed the Trust could meet virtually in the first week in February. He had suggested issues which might be discussed, including the adoption of Drummond Park in Crook of Devon.

New Business

Gritting of Roads: There was concern about inadequate gritting of roads and pavements in the current icy conditions. It was believed, however, that PKC was aware of the threats to public safety and was doing its best to address the situation in difficult circumstances. The CC had been in touch with PKC about St. Serf’s Road after a complaint by a resident: this road and the pavements had now been gritted.

Kinross Forum: CCllr Bruce-Jones reported on the meeting on 2 December which she and CCllr Cheape had attended on behalf of the CC. Matters discussed included contacts with PKC senior officers, especially in the context of the Travellers’ Site in Crook of Devon, the needs for affordable housing, community transport and speedwatch. Quarterly meetings of the Forum were intended.

Community Council Business

CCllr Pye reported that this year’s grant had been received from PKC, although the amount was 8p short for some reason, probably an administrative error.

If the next meeting of the CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in ‘attending’ should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details.

Insurance: CCllr Bruce-Jones advised that the CC’s insurance policy was due for renewal. She undertook to deal with the matter in conjunction with CCllrs Pye and Duffy.

Data Control: CCllr Pye said that changed circumstances required the password for the Fossoway email account to be changed and said he would do this immediately.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:

Callum Purves: )
Willie Robertson: )
Richard Watters: ) Nothing not touched upon elsewhere in these minutes.
Mike Barnacle: )

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB:

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Cemetery Car Park Extension, Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Blairingone War Memorial, Fossoway Gathering Committee, Powmill in Bloom, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together. Crook of Devon Skate Park, Fly Tipping, Flooding in Back Crook, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 2 February 2021
Carnbo Village Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence December 2020

Date From Subject
04/11/20 PKC Community Team Scotland Loves Local Fund
04/11/20 PKC Community Team Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards Open
04/11/20 Stewart McGregor, PKC Powmill Pavement Works
06/11/20 Shona Fowler, PKC Alzheimer Scotland Newsletter
09/11/20 Jenny Pendreigh, PAS Planning System Training
11/11/20 Peter Marshall, PKC Climate Change Engagement
11/11/20 Caroline Mackie, PKC Ward 8 Meeting Review
11/11/20 Alice Yeung, PKC Climate Change Poster
11/11/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
16/11/20 Tippermuir Books Book by Kinross author: Irene McFarlane
16/11/20 Heather Shields, PKC Reference Group for Health and Social Care Meeting
16/11/20 Perth Theatre Gig on a Truck
16/11/20 Cllr Purves Agenda for Kinross-shire Forum 2nd Decemeber
16/11/20 Brian Cargill, PKC Traffic A977 Mitigation Measures
16/11/20 Blair Watt, PKC Traffic Project A977 Mitigation Measures
17/11/20 Rona Neilson, SDS Thermofisher Perth Job Opportunities
18/11/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
24/11/20 Marlena Nowaczyk, PKAVS Carers Connect 2020
25/11/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
25/11/20 Caroline Pleass Amdean Road Fly Tipping
25/11/20 Claire Taylor, Social Security Social Security Scotland Information from Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting
26/11/20 Ian & Mary Carruthers Fossoway Taxis
26/11/20 Rob McDonald, SSEN Transmission News
27/11/20 David Siddle pp Liz Smith MSP BoS Kinross Branch Closure Update
01/12/20 Shona Fowler, PKC K&G Stronger Communities Draft Minutes
01/12/20 Joan Palmer, BBC Seeking “Resilience” Video Clips for Countryfile Xmas Special
01/12/20 J. Yvonne Bell, PKC Waste Festive Waste & Recycling Information

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
1st December 2020

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate) and Graham Pye; P&K Councillor Michael Barnacle
Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheape and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters.
CCllr Young will be taking a sabbatical from CC duties for personal reasons.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were three incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Overnight on Sunday 1st November, a white Giant road bike and power tools were stolen from a shed in Main Street, Crook of Devon – this was noted in last month’s minutes. Between 4pm on the 8th of November and 7:30 the following morning a red Case Farmall 115C tractor and a green Yamaha 450 Quad Bike were stolen from a secure outbuilding at a farm in the Blairingone area. About 12:50pm on Monday 16th November, a red Suzuki 400 Motorcycle was stolen from Gelvan Farm, Fossoway.

Minutes of the previous meeting: In the November minutes we noted that Peter Leach had resumed his taxi service. We did not make it clear that this was explicitly referring to his participation in the DRT service. We would like to emphasise that the CC did not intend to, and would never knowingly, promote one business over any other.
The minutes of the March meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant reported that the Bank has now postponed the closure of the branch until 22nd March 2021. The bank is also considering holding digital skills workshops. Residents have complained to the CC that the RBS mobile bank service in Kinross has been suspended whilst P&K is in COVID Tier 3, making it even more important that the BoS closure is deferred. It’s likely that the next meeting with the BoS will be January rather than December. The Post Office regional team don’t foresee any capacity issues once the bank branch has closed, but they and the Co-Op will continue to monitor the situation.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Robertson had asked the Highways Department when the resurfacing work outside the Powmill shop would be completed, and was told that it was scheduled for the 11th November – the work has now been successfully concluded.
CCllr Duffy had contacted Brian Cargill, PKC’s Traffic and Network Service Manager to get an update on the A977 Mitigation works. Cllr Barnacle noted that he had also written to Brian Cargill requesting updates.
Blair Watt, PKC’s Project Officer replied to the CC by email, explaining that development of a School Exclusion Zone at Crook of Devon has been suspended until the pedestrian crossing lights near the Village Hall have been installed, when traffic movements will be monitored to assess the requirement for an Exclusion Zone. Design work for the traffic lights is being done by an outside consultancy due to staff redeployment for COVID 19 work. The installation of the lights is likely to be during a school holiday, but there is no accurate timescale for this at the moment. Design of the A977/B9097 junction realignment is still to be finalised. Mr Watt also described proposals for temporary 20mph speed limits in Drum Village and Waulkmill in Crook of Devon. Details are due to be circulated to Local Councillors and the CC for comment, but had not been received at the time of the meeting.
All agreed that resurfacing in Powmill and Crook of Devon was done very well.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Cllr Barnacle reported that the first (virtual) meeting of the Community Transport Group took place on 19th November. Margaret Roy from PKC attended as did CCllr M. Haigh. There was general discussion about how the bus service could be improved. John Fallon said in the meeting that he was trying to get public transport access to the P&R at Halbeath.
Cllr Barnacle has a contact who will help to establish charitable status for Group. There is a proposal to prepare a business plan to get a budget allocation from PKC to purchase an electric minibus. It was agreed that although the new bus service was welcome, it doesn’t connect very well with ongoing services to Perth, etc.
The next meeting is planned to be held in two months.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr Duffy reported that the Hydro Fund Committee have compared the quotes for the Flood Risk Assessment and chosen Millard to do the survey. The Committee have requested funds to be released to finance this.

Hydro Scheme Fund: A grant of £300 has been given to help fund the defibrillator which is now placed on the side of the village shop in Powmill. CCllr Farquhar explained that the AED itself was donated by Kinross First Responders, sourced from the Forth Road Bridge. Local resident Isla Kerr raised funds to purchase the heated enclosure. Local Nurse Nicky Cledland initially funded the installation, but was repaid by the fund and there was sufficient to also enable purchase of a reserve battery and pads. Nicky, is happy to provide training in use of the device, for no charge other than a small fee of £5 to cover disposables and PPE. She can be contacted through her website https://reactfastfirstaid.co.uk/ or via the CC. CCllr Farquhar added that the residents of Powmill expressed their gratitude for the grant from the fund.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that members have identified an area opposite the Milk Bar that will be developed.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle has almost completed the collection of contact information in order to send out invitations and background information for the first meeting of the Trust, hopefully early in the New Year.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar said that there are two new developments at the site that have been done well, but unfortunately there are other areas that still need substantial work to bring them up to a presentable condition. Cllr Barnacle still has concerns about the lack of landscaping on the north¬ east side of the site; the presence of a permanent building in the cordoned off area that doesn’t have planning permission; and that numerous residents are complaining about the appearance of the scrap yard. CCllr Bruce-Jones reported that the local residents don’t object to the travellers in principle, but think that PKC is not taking the issues at the site seriously. Cllr Barnacle will write to the new head of the Planning Department listing the issues. The CC will write to PKC’s CEO about lack of action by the Planners.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy said that there will be a fund raiser on Monday 7th - The group are making Christmas Wreaths to order.
CCllr Duffy is investigating the possibility of getting power sockets installed on village lamp posts, which would be used for Xmas decorations next year.

Aldie Road Vegetation: CCllr Marchant informed the meeting that the culverts have been dredged, which should hopefully resolve concerns regarding potential flooding of the road.

Blairingone War Memorial: The search for a stone mason continues.

Fossoway Gathering: The Gathering Committee’s AGM will be on 2nd December.

Crook of Devon Skate Park: Cllr Barnacle had written to Andy Clegg asking for a site meeting to identify a location in Crook of Devon.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH), Ivy Cottage Powmill and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business
Fly Tipping: A MoP had reported an incident of fly-tipping of building waste on the Arndean Road, and provided a photo of a label that may help to identify the culprit. Cllr Robertson had offered to pass the information to the Police.

Community Council Business:
If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Michael Barnacle: The Kinross Forum meeting is on 2nd December – Cllr Barnacle intends to discuss the issues he raised with the CEO. Forum meetings are planned to be held every two months. CCllrs Bruce-Jones and Cheape will attend from this CC.
There has been flooding in Back Crook near Schiehallion – Cllr Barnacle is going to contact the officer who is dealing with the Poplars flooding issue to see if this incident can be addressed at the same time.
In light of the rejection after appeal of the land north-west of Schiehallion (see below) Cllr Barnacle has written to Stuart Shand, the developer of the site (see below) proposing a dialogue before any further applications, but has not received a response as yet. The CC will write to Mr Shand on the same lines.

Planning:
New Applications:
20/00976/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 90 metres south east of Maiden Wells House, Rumbling Bridge. No CC Comment.

Decided Applications:
20/01268/FLL Extension to dwelling house Machrie Cottage, Carnbo, Kinross. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.
20/01051/FLL Installation of 2 biomass boilers, 2 flues and associated works (in retrospect) Wharlawhill Farm, Carnbo. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

Appeals:
19/01673/AML Land 100 metres north west of Schiehallion, Crook of Devon. The appeal was rejected by the reporter, the CC had objected.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.
Xmas Waste/Recycling Collections: There will be no collections on 25th and 26th December or 1st and 2nd January and recycling centres will also be closed on those dates. Collections due on 25th or 26th will be made on 27th, collections due on 1st or 2nd will be made on 3rd. No garden or food waste collections after 20th December, resuming on 4th January.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th January 2021
Crook of Devon Village Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence November 2020

Date From Subject
04/11/20 PKC Community Team Scotland Loves Local Fund
04/11/20 PKC Community Team Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards Open
04/11/20 Stewart McGregor, PKC Powmill Pavement Works
06/11/20 Shona Fowler, PKC Alzheimer Scotland Newsletter
09/11/20 Jenny Pendreigh, PAS Planning System Training
11/11/20 Peter Marshall, PKC Climate Change Engagement
11/11/20 Caroline Mackie, PKC Ward 8 Meeting Review
11/11/20 Alice Yeung, PKC Climate Change Poster
11/11/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
16/11/20 Tippermuir Books Book by Kinross author: Irene McFarlane
16/11/20 Heather Shields, PKC Reference Group for Health and Social Care Meeting
16/11/20 Perth Theatre Gig on a Truck
16/11/20 Cllr Purves Agenda for Kinross-shire Forum 2nd Decemeber
16/11/20 Brian Cargill, PKC Traffic A977 Mitigation Measures
16/11/20 Blair Watt, PKC Traffic Project A977 Mitigation Measures
17/11/20 Rona Neilson, SDS Thermofisher Perth Job Opportunities
18/11/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
24/11/20 Marlena Nowaczyk, PKAVS Carers Connect 2020
25/11/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin
25/11/20 Caroline Pleass Amdean Road Fly Tipping
25/11/20 Claire Taylor, Social Security Social Security Scotland Information from Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting
26/11/20 Ian & Mary Carruthers Fossoway Taxis
26/11/20 Rob McDonald, SSEN Transmission News
27/11/20 David Siddle pp Liz Smith MSP BoS Kinross Branch Closure Update
01/12/20 Shona Fowler, PKC K&G Stronger Communities Draft Minutes
01/12/20 Joan Palmer, BBC Seeking “Resilience” Video Clips for Countryfile Xmas Special
01/12/20 J. Yvonne Bell, PKC Waste Festive Waste & Recycling Information

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
3rd November 2020

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 3rd November.

Contributing: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters.
Apologies: None.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: 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: Between 2:30pm, Saturday 17th and 4pm, Sunday 18th October, the front and rear windscreen wipers were stolen from a red Toyota Yaris in Main Street, Crook of Devon.
In response to reading our AGM minutes, the Community Sergeant M Burns said that police officers would attend the meeting when their shift allowed it but they could not use Zoom as a platform to attend, which is a little disappointing. Cllr Purves explained that this may be due to security restrictions, but perhaps they could phone in. CCllr Dufy undertook to follow up on this.
Sergeant Burns is planning to discuss Community Speed Watch and its funding with Inspector Stephen, the new Community Inspector for the area. The CC strongly supports this initiative. Cllr Robertson is discussing finance sources (about £1200) with Sgt Burns. CCllr Duffy suggested that the Hydro Fund could help, but because if the terms of the fund this would mean that use of the equipment would need to be restricted to this area.
The following officers are new to the local Community Team: PCs Martin Gemmell and Ashleigh Mitchinson.
CCllr M Haigh reported that a neighbour in Main Street, Crook of Devon had experienced a break-in to their shed, probably overnight on 1st November, during which a bicycle, drill and power hose were stolen. The Police have been notified.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant said that the next meeting will be in December. PKC’s CEO is in favour of using Community premises for banking although notes that they may not necessarily be in an appropriate place.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Purves reported that there’s no news about the progress on the measures. Spaces for People measures can still be implemented, e.g. possible 20mph limits in some of the villages along A977 – Cllr Barnacle said that Waulkmill and Drum 20mph limits in the side streets are agreed, but he didn’t know when they might be implemented. Cllr Barnacle has also spoken to PKC’s Andy Brown who informed him that the A977 measures may not be completed this financial year due to pressure on resources as a result of COVID.
Cllr Barnacle informed the meeting that Brian Cargill is the senior person responsible for the A977 work, and both the CC and the other local Councillors will press him for an update.
CCllr Farquhar enquired about improving the Powmill shop layby – Cllr Barnacle has asked Stuart D’All for this, but the request wasn’t made before resurfacing. Meanwhile, the resurfacing work outside the shop has not been completed - Cllr Robertson will follow up on this.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: The new bus route continues to operate, but is not yet busy as a result of the pandemic. Peter Leach has resumed his Taxi service. Cllr Barnacle has arranged a date for a meeting of the Community Transport Group.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr Duffy reported that as part of the planning application process, PKC require a Flood Risk Assessment to be made to ensure that the bridge is above the “1 in 200 year” flood level. TRACKS have asked two companies to quote for this work, Millard and Gavia, and recommend that the former be chosen as their fee is £672 less while both companies are equally qualified. Millard’s fee will be £5,568 including a sub-contract fee to Douglas Land Surveys who will be asked to extend their existing 3D topographical survey further along the river. The Hydro Fund Committee will compare the quotes and make a decision.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that individual members of the group, practicing social distancing, have been planting winter bedding plants and keeping the village tidy.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle is about to send out invitations for the first meeting of the Trust.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar has been told that the services connection work has been done. CCllr Young reported that there is a new sign at the site advertising a scrapyard. Cllr Barnacle said that the landscaping is inadequate, a business is being operated without planning permission and no enforcement action is being taken – all these issues were raised during Cllr Barnacle’s meeting with PKC’s CEO. CCllr Cheape confirmed the very poor state of the site. Cllr Barnacle suggested that the CC write to Karen Reid to press for Planning Enforcement action.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: Darryl McKeown has agreed to improve the corner by the Tennis Court; however there is no timescale yet.

Blairingone War Memorial: Profile Projects have confirmed that the finance to move the memorial is still available, with only one minor item required to complete the Planning Application. It is now necessary to find a stone mason to do the work.

Fossoway Gathering: It’s unlikely there will be a Gathering in May next year, but it could possibly be held in September. The Gathering Committee’s AGM is planned for 2nd December, all are welcome, a link to the online meeting will be made available.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Hydro Scheme Fund, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH), Ivy Cottage Powmill, Cemetery Car Park Extension and Aldie Road Vegetation: No information at present.

New Business
Cllr Barnacle had received an approach from MoPs asking if there was any chance of creating a skate park in Crook of Devon. He has written to Andy Clegg (PKC Community Greenspace) to see if there might be. Cllrs Robertson and Watters have been involved in the possibility of expanding the existing one in Kinross and Cllr Watters suggested that Cllr Barnacle’s proposers contact the Kinross group for advice. Cllr Robertson noted that PKC has expertise in creating skate parks and a small one could possibly be created in Crook of Devon, perhaps with the assistance of TRACKS who have experience in raising funds. It would be important to establish that any proposed location would be acceptable to nearby residents. The CC supported Cllr Barnacle’s attempts to get this idea going.

Community Council Business:
PKC’s Democratic Services department had contacted this CC querying the appointment of Cllr Marchant as Vice-chair during the AGM. The CC discussed this, taking advice from the Local Councillors and will respond shortly.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Callum Purves and Willie Robertson: Nothing that had not been discussed under other headings.
Richard Watters: PKC’s Capital budget meeting proposed two new schools and a recreation centre, all to be built to very high environmental standard, which will also make them a healthier place to occupy and in the long term financially advantageous.
Michael Barnacle: PKC’s Andy Brown had informed Cllr Barnacle that the Drummond Park adoption is not now going to be done until late spring or early summer next year. Cllr Barnacle will write to residents bringing them up to date.
The next CC Forum meeting is planned to be on 2nd December.
Cllr Barnacle (along with other members) has made submissions to the Reporter about the appeal for the proposed development 100m north-west of the house called Schiehallion in Crook of Devon. Cllr Barnacle believes that the only sensible way forward is to discuss the proposal with developers to reach an acceptable conclusion.
Due to COVID restrictions, there can be no public remembrance ceremony this year, only a low key wreath laying.

Cllr Barnacle had received answers to some of the questions he raised during his meeting with PKC’s CEO, which he circulated to the CC Members before the meeting. Other than those already mentioned above, in summary:
The CEO is in favour of exploring a pilot of an Area Committee for Kinross-shire.
The Kinross to Fife Circle rail link has been raised at the Tay Cities Transport Working Group, however it’s unlikely to be financially justifiable.
Landscape designations for Cleish Hills and Devon Gorge will not be restored.
Ochils and Lomond Hills will not become Regional Parks.
The CEO’s Housing colleagues have advised her that there is insufficient demand for Social Housing in Kinross shire, although provision of affordable housing is a requirement of Planning Consents.

Planning:
New Applications:
20/01226/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at Land 40 metres south east of Main Street, Blairingone. No CC Comment

Decided Applications:
20/01205/FLL Change of use from agricultural land to form extension to garden ground, erection of garage/store, greenhouse and chicken coop, formation of hardstanding and associated works (in part retrospect) Dunnmore, Solsgirth, Dollar. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/01166/FLL Extension to dwelling house and formation of decking at Craighead Cottage, Drum, Kinross KY13 0PP. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/01319/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and office (class 4) Land 150 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. The application was approved – The CC had objected.
CCllrs Young and Marchant both reported that none of the objections were visible on the PKC Planning website, although CCllr Marchant noted that the Report of Handling does mention the objections. All conditions from the previous application have been included in the approval.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB:
A MoP (Graeme Hutchinson) suggested that the parking problems by Rumbling Bridge could be alleviated if there were signs to the car park by the Nursing Home. Also that the car park (created as requirement of the planning permission for the home) has never been adopted by PKC. Cllr Barnacle will speak to PKC’s Community Greenspace team to try and regularise the use of this car park.

A member of the public has reported serious potholes on the Gartwhinzean Road in Powmill. Cllr Barnacle will report this.
Janet Harper is instigating a light festival in Fossoway during December – inviting homes and businesses to decorate a street facing window. See https://www.windowwanderland.com/ for design ideas. The CC encourages people to take part.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Fossoway Area Transport, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st December 2020
Powmill Moubray Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence October 2020

Date From Description
7/10/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
9/10/2020 NHS Scotland Social Renewal Advisory Board - ideas and evidence
12/10/2020 PKC Social Renewal Advisory Board - ideas and evidence
12/10/2020 PKC October Funding Alert
14/10/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
15/10/2020 PKC Free online learning - available now -
28/10/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
28/10/2020 Mealmakers.org.uk Press Release for Charity launch into Perth and Kinross
28/10/2020 Graeme Hutchison Signage in Rumbling Bridge
29/10/2020 PKC PKC level 2 release
29/10/2020 PKC FW: Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of Fossoway and District Community Council 6th October 2020
02/11/2020 Trudy Duffy River Devon Gorge Proposed Replacement Bridge
02/11/2020 Sgt Michelle Burns Police Report

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
6th October 2020

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 3rd November.

Contributing: Community Councillors Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillor Callum Purves.
Apologies: CCllr Sarah Bruce-Jones, Cllr Richard Watters, Cllr Michael Barnacle, Cllr Willie Robertson
In Attendance: Ms Bryony Malvenan (representing Tennis Club)

Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were two incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between 3.15am and 4am on Saturday 12th September a stone was thrown at a moving vehicle near the A977 at Crook of Devon. On Friday 25th September a speed check was carried out on the A977 and in excess of 100 drivers were stopped for speeding. One person was reported for dangerous driving. 14 were reported for speeding and 95 were given a warning.

CCllr Cheape reported that there had also been vandalism and an attempted break-in at Fossoway Garage.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant, Liz Smith MSP and Cllr Purves had a virtual meeting with Patrick Leavey from the Bank of Scotland on 28th September. The bank is working towards a possible 22nd February 21 closure of the Kinross branch. This is a deferral from the original planned closure date as a consequence of the Covid pandemic. Mr Leavey stated that their mobile banks had only been re-introduced in the last two weeks and currently there was one member of staff inside meeting with customers and one outside talking to those in the queue. CCllr Marchant had asked for a full list of services which the mobile bank could offer and literature which could be shared with the community. The situation would be reviewed in December.

CCllr Marchant had drawn attention to the possible difficulties involved in operating a Post Office service in the Kinross Co-op, especially during the Covid pandemic, an aspect which Mr Leavey said he would be exploring with the Co-op and the Post Office. CCllr Marchant had also enquired about the possibility of banking digital support being provided at the Loch Leven Campus, and perhaps the availability of a financial advisor. Subsequently CCllr Marchant had written to Liz Smith emphasising our concerns and asking whether the issue of banks in rural communities could be raised with any of the Scottish Parliamentary Committees.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: Ms Malvenan said that tennis club members were concerned about large trucks reversing over the corner at the junction of Waulkmill and Church Road and damaging the ground; also that members of the club had put down boulders to stop cars parking on the grass. The work of tidying up the area around the palm trees would be taken under the wing of Crook and Drum Growing Together. The court was to be re-surfaced in two colours in March 2021 and the possibility of re-furbishing or replacing the clubhouse was being considered. In this connection CCllr Duffy mentioned that funding might be available from the Grants for Good Causes scheme advertised in the Kinross Newsletter.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle was understood to be pursuing this matter.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Young noted that there had been roadworks for a week adjacent to the site, which might suggest that pipes were being laid.

Corona Virus – Information and Links: https://public.tableau.com/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: First Bus X53 service is now operational and seven buses a day are running in each direction through Crook of Devon Monday to Saturday. Cllr Purves said he was in touch with an officer in the Public Transport Department regarding the situation in general as it affected Fossoway. DRT is to resume on 12th October.

Old Railway Track Path Below Waulkmill Park: The horse-riders had been identified and it was understood that appropriate action would be taken.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr Duffy said the project was moving slowly to the pre-planning stage. Surveys on flooding, trees and otters were prerequisites and tenders were being sought for these, after which funding would be sought. She had identified the two landowners having an interest in the replacement of the bridge and their written consent was anticipated.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Purves said that a traffic consultant was to advise on the question of traffic lights and upgrade at the School Road junction. There was no further news of the re-alignment of the turn-off from the A977 to the B9097, nor of the proposed school exclusion zone

CCllr Marchant said that Powmill residents were increasingly concerned about speeding on the eastern approach to the village, and a discussion followed on the possibility of changing 30mph limits to 20mph. It was noted that a roll-out of 20mph limits across more than 90 towns and villages in the Scottish Borders had begun, whilst progress in the Perth & Kinross district was slow. In response to a query from CCllr Marchant, Cllr Purves said he would check whether the submission of a petition would expedite progress. CCllr Duffy said that the absence of reflective paint on two speed control boxes in shared paths between Powmill and Rumbling Bridge and between Ballado and Turfhill.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar said that general tidying-up was in progress, whilst CCllr Marchant commented that nothing had yet been done about the encroaching vegetation on the Aldie Road.

Hydro Scheme Fund: CCllr Duffy said the fund would welcome applications from groups, constituted or not, with a strong community interest.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting: Blairingone War Memorial, Fossoway Gathering, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH), Ivy Cottage Powmill, Coulshill Forestry Development, Cemetery Car Park Extension, Aldie Vegetation: No further information at present.

New Business
SSEN 275kV Reinforcement: CCllr Marchant had received a letter from SSEN describing works to the power line that passes near Powmill. It appeared that this was the same update to which this CC commented recently, but was not due to take place until 2023. CCllr Pye raised this issue with SSEN, however it emerged that there are two stages of the upgrade, and this is the first, preliminary phase where preparatory work is being done.

Powmill Pavement: CCllr Farquhar advised about the difficulties experienced by the shop. It was suggested that a proper layby needed to be created outside the shop.

Scottish Government Planning Consultation: CCllr Marchant had responded to two papers outlining proposed changes to pre-application consultation requirements in planning and Scottish Planning Policy. She had indicated that in principle the CC supports all changes but would like more consideration on planning proposals in rural communities to ensure a balance between housing provision and safeguarding the rural environment. It is hoped that this will ensure that the CC is consulted on further developments.
Community Council Business:
CCllr Marchant did not receive an invitation to the Stronger Communities Group meeting, but in agreement with Cllr Barnacle she had responded to the leader of the STAR training, proposing that the representatives from the CDT be considered for the Spring 21 course.

CCllr Duffy attended the Ward Meeting on 9th September and two Gigabit meetings. As regards the latter Cllr Purves said that the attempt was being made to get communities up to speed so as to make the most of available funding. It was envisaged that a website would soon be set up to enable the registration of interests and to find community champions.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details

P&K Councillors’ Reports: Nothing that had not been discussed under other headings.

Planning
New Applications
20/01166/FLL Extension to dwelling house and formation of decking at Craighead Cottage, Drum. No CC comment.

20/01205/FLL Change of use from agricultural land to form extension to dwelling house, erection of garage/store, greenhouse and chicken coop, formation of hardstanding and associated works (in part retrospect) at Dunnmore, Solsgirth. No CC comment.

20/01268/FLL Extension to dwelling house at Machrie Cottage, Carnbo. No CC comment.

20/01319/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 150m south-west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. This was found to be the same plot as involved in 07/00084/FUL. The original requirements had not been met and work had already started onsite without permission. Agreed to lodge an objection on these grounds.

Decided Applications
20/00574/FLL Installation of a ground-mounted solar PV array and associated works at Solsgirth House, Solsgirth, Dollar. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/00809/FLL Erection of 2 dwelling houses and garages with office use (class 4) (allocated site E23) Land At Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/01205/FLL Erection of a storage building (in part retrospect) at Easter Muirhead, Blairingone. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/00929/FLL Change of use, alterations, extension to stable building to form dwelling house, Tullibole Castle, Drum. Application approved.

20/01003/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Ferguslea, Church Road, Crook of Devon. This application was approved – the CC had not commented.

Appeals
19/01881/IPL Residential development (in principle), land 80 metres north east of Powmill Milk Bar, Powmill.
The applicant’s appeal was heard at the LRB on 15th September and rejected unanimously – the proposed site was rejected by Scottish Ministers from being included in LDP2 less than twelve months ago.

19/01673/AML Erection of 10 dwelling houses with associated infrastructure and landscaping (approval of matters specified in conditions of 18/01855/IPL) at Land 100 metres north west of Schiehallion, Crook of Devon. The applicant registered an appeal with the Scottish Ministers on 8th September. The CC’s previous objection will be considered as part of the appeal process.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. No decision had been made as of 23rd September and the agenda for the Virtual Planning Meeting in October is not yet available.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Fossoway Area Transport, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Carnbo Village Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence September 2020

Date From Description
6/10/2020 Trudy Duffy Land around Rumbling Bridge Nursing Home
5/10/2020 Fossoway Tennis Fossoway Tennis Club
2/10/2020 PKC Preparations and information ahead of Storm Alex – potential flooding impacts
2/10/2020 Nicola Marchant Consultation response received
2/10/2020 Fossoway Tennis Fossoway Tennis Club
1/10/2020 PKC Adult Learning Hub info
1/10/2020 PKC Social Renewal Advisory Board - Call for Ideas
1/10/2020 PKC The Robertson Trust
1/10/2020 Geoff Burton Land around Rumbling Bridge Nursing Home
30/9/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
29/9/2020 PKC A91 Carnbo Carriageway Resurfacing
29/9.2020 PKC Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund
27/9/2020 The Office of Liz Smith MSP Bank Closure - Kinross
25/9/2020 The Office of Liz Smith MSP Bank Closure - Kinross
23/9/2020 PKC Funding - Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme
22/9/2020 PKC Perth Transport Futures Project - Phase 2 Cross Tay Link Road
21/9/2020 PKC Community Council AGM's
18/9/2020 Colin Roxburgh Rural Perth and Kinross Community Action Planning Programme
17/9/2020 The Office of Liz Smith MSP Bank Closure - Kinross
16/9/2020 Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Coronavirus Third Sector Bulletin
16/9/2020 PKC September 2020 Funding Alert
16/9/2020 PKC A91 Carnbo Carriageway Resurfacing
16/9/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
16/9/2020 PKC Barnardo's Emergency Welfare Fund
16/9/2020 PKC Community Grants from MacMillan
16/9/2020 The Office of Liz Smith MSP Bank Closure - Kinross
16/9/2020 PKC B9097 Mawmill - Carriageway Resurfacing
13/9/2020 Nicola Marchant Planning 20/00809/FLL
13/9/2020 Willie Robertson Planning 20/00809/FLL
12/9/2020 Willie Robertson Planning 20/00809/FLL
11/9/2020 David Wyllie Planning 20/00809/FLL
11/9/2020 PKC LRB-2020-09 review of 19/01881/IPL
11/9/2020 SSEN Transmission SSEN Transmission submits RIIOT2 consultation response
10/9/2020 Colin Roxburgh Rural Perth and Kinross Community Action Planning Programme
10/9/2020 SSE East Coast 275kV Reinforcement - Implementation date?
9/9/2020 Fossoway Tennis Fossoway Tennis Club
7/9/2020 T Duffy, C Haigh, S Bruce Jones Ward 8 Meeting - Kinross-shire
4/9/2020 Willie Robertson Horses on path, Crook of Devon
4/9/2020 Trudy Duffy New X53 Bus Service
4/9/2020 Colin Dawes Aldie Road
3/9/2020 Willie Robertson, D Stubbs Horses on path, Crook of Devon
3/9/2020 Muckhart CC New X53 Bus Service
3/9/2020 PKC Hall Lets
2/9/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
2/9/2020 SPKC Ward 8 Meeting – Kinross-shire
2/9/2020 PKC STAR Training

Fossoway and District Community Council
Minutes of AGM
6th October 2020 7.30pm
To be approved.

1. Attending: Community Cllrs: Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Cllr Callum Purves; One Member of the Public.
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; CCllr Sarah Bruce-Jones.

2. Minutes: Minutes of the 2019 AGM meeting were read, approved, and signed off.

3. Chair’s Report:

The elected members of the Community Council are as follows:
• Angus Cheape
• Graham Pye
• Trudy Duffy
• Carol Farquhar
• Sarah Bruce Jones
• Robert Young
• Carole Haigh
• Michael Haigh

Nicola Marchant joined us as an Associate Member.

I would like to thank all for their support.
This must have been one of the strangest CC years on record. March 2020 was our last physical meeting – from April we have been meeting on Zoom, without any members of the public present. This is not a satisfying situation: the public cannot hold the CC to account and there is little scrutiny. Since we as a CC are now fairly comfortable with Zoom meetings, we have invited the public to join us but so far nobody has taken up the invite. We intend to formalise the minutes once we can meet physically again but it could well be into 2021 before we can meet with the public present.
The Community Council has had another very busy year with eleven scheduled meetings, additional meetings and a large volume of correspondence.

• Police Service: Police officers are very seldom present at meetings. We get our information out of the bulletin. We appreciate that they may have more urgent things to attend to but a visit now and then would be beneficial to the relations between the police force and the public.
• Blairingone War Memorial: I can only repeat what I said in the last AGM and the AGM before that: it is now one of the longest running items on our agenda.
• A977 Mitigation Measures: Part of the original plan, in particular the re-alignment of the A977 turn-off to the B9097 has not been started. However, there has been a great improvement in the road through Powmill and through Crook of Devon. The road surface has been renewed. There will be more roadworks on the B9097 and the A91 – again to repair the road surface. We don’t know if and when the road alignment will take place or the upgrade of the crossing between the Village hall and the School road. In addition, there is a plan trying to limit vehicular access during school pick-up and drop-off times.
• Networking: The CC have been involved in several other organisations. Angus Cheape sits on the Kinross-shire Fund Committee; Trudy attends the Kinross-shire Forum, which has been looking into transport issues in the county. We hope to report on a recent survey done in one of the next meetings. Trudy sits on the Kinross-shire Local Action Plan, which has recently disbursed monies to local initiatives to combat inequalities and Kinross-shire Gigabit. Members of the CC have also been involved in the local Bloom groups and the Fossoway Gathering. Carol has been involved in the Sports Hub. We are hoping to set up a steering group for a Local Development Trust. Many of these meetings have now discontinued because of the pandemic.
• Fossoway Community Council Benefit Fund: We would welcome more applications from community groups who are working to improve our villages. Applications can be from constituted and non-constituted groups but must demonstrate community benefit.
• Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: This project is slowly moving to the pre-planning application phase. There are plans being drawn up – the expectation is that we will have to do otter and tree surveys in order to get planning permission.
• Community Resilience: at the start of the pandemic a community resilience group has been set up and run, largely by Victoria Sutherland. The group has done remarkable work in getting supplies to vulnerable or shielding members of the community. Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped in this way.
• Bank of Scotland closure: Though the closure is temporarily halted due to the pandemic, the last bank in the whole county of Kinross is due to close. CCllr Marchant is working with other representatives to ensure solutions are acceptable to the community.
• Transport: Transport continues to be a source of concern. Stagecoach no 23 has now been withdrawn permanently. Fortunately, First Bus has taken over the route with a service much better than the 23 – it is a 2-hourly service Monday to Saturday. However, the service, though welcome, does not connect in any meaningful way to onward travel to Perth from Kinross. Other villages are still without any transport, even more so now the DRT is disrupted because of the pandemic.
• Crook Moss: it seems that there is now some movement on the delivery of essential services to the site. Currently only one family is living onsite; the ‘paddock’ part of the site is looking very unsightly.
• Covid19: Apart from the fact that all meetings have been either suspended or conducted online; the CC has supported the local Resilience Group with its financial dealings.

An important part of the job of the CC is to review planning applications. There have been less of those in the last year, but there have been several contentious applications. One in Powmill has been refused by the Local Review Body; another one in Crook of Devon has now been referred to the Reporter. The CC’s role in this is to scrutinise the Local Development Plan and to determine whether a planning application is permitted or contrary to the Development Plan. We also take into account local knowledge, for instance of flooding, access and the removal of trees. We generally do not get involved in planning disputes between neighbours but we review objections made on the application. In general we feel that there is a distinct lack of joined-up thinking in the planning department of Perth and Kinross Council. Developments of large, executive homes are generally permitted and there is no incentive for developers to build small homes for those who would like to downsize in their own community or those who would like to start out. Our community threatens to be a commuter area; where people reside for a few years and then move on.

Most of our correspondence is now by email. All the CC members have access to the email system and the Google documents. This works well for us. We have a Facebook page which is a valuable source for accessing information by people in our villages.

Thank you to my fellow Community Councillors for their support and for the very significant efforts they have made in dealing with their portfolios and attending external meetings. Many thanks also to our local Councillors Barnacle, Purves, Robertson and Watters for their significant support and assistance to the CC on numerous matters. Thanks also to our loyal MOPS - Members of the Public, who support us with their presence, their information and their questions.

4. Treasurer’s Report:
This report is for the period from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020, reflecting the new dates for the CC’s financial year. The Administrative Grant of £351.24 from PKC topped the CC’s funds back up to the maximum £700.00 allowed. Online access to the CC’s bank account has continued to make paying the CC’s bills much easier.

Rental of schools and halls to hold our monthly meetings came to only £44 this year, partly due to COVID-19 curtailing physical meetings, but also because some payments for Fossoway School were made in the previous financial year.

All Community Councillors are allowed to claim for any expenses they incur over the year for traveling to meetings, including regular CC meetings, and any other incidentals. This account period includes £169.58 claimed in expenses; again this would have been higher if CC members had been able to attend more physical meetings.

After all the transactions over the year have been tallied the CC has a closing balance at year end of £486.42 and I will be applying for this year’s grant once this meeting has approved the accounts.

The CC members unanimously voted to approve the accounts – Proposed: Trudy Duffy; Seconded: Rob Young.

5. Confirmation of Office Bearers:
The Office Bearers all resigned from their current posts, and new post holders are as follows:

Trudy Duffy, Chairperson – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Rob Young
Sarah Bruce-Jones, Secretary – Proposed: Trudy Duffy, Seconded: Graham Pye
Graham Pye, Treasurer – Proposed: Trudy Duffy, Seconded: Angus Cheape
Trudy Duffy, Data Controller – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Rob Young
Nicola Marchant, Vice Chair – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Trudy Duffy

The following posts are not formal offices, so were not covered at the AGM:
Rob Young: Planning Secretary
Graham Pye: Minutes Secretary
Michael Haigh: Deputy Minutes Secretary

With no other business, the date of the next AGM was set for 5th October 2021 and the meeting ended at 7:47 pm.

Light Up Fossoway

We’re inviting all homes and businesses to decorate a street facing window, tree or shrub with a light display during December

WHY?

For Fun! But also:

  • As a sign of hope and joy during the long, dark nights
  • To create a festive atmosphere and show our community strength
  • To encourage a safe family/friends stroll around Christmassy streets with puzzles to solve

HOW?

  • With lots of lights on their own, homemade decorations or a full-on Christmas scene.
  • Be as creative as you like!
  • Let’s make Christmas happen in Fossoway this year!

For further ideas check out windowwanderland.com or Pinterest

Light Up Fossoway by Graham PyeGraham Pye, 09 Nov 2020 18:39

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 6th October.

Contributing: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves and Willie Robertson.
Apologies: PKC Cllr Richard Watters.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were three incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: on 1st August a driver was stopped in Crook of Devon for travelling at 54mph in the 30mph zone; on 19th August another driver was stopped for travelling at 78mph in the 40mph section of the A977; Vandalism was committed to two HGVs at Bankhead Farm.
Cllr Barnacle noted that the new traffic lights at the Drum crossroads will help manage speeding on the A977 when they’re installed.
Drum Main Street, the loop road, Waulkmill and Church Road will shortly receive 20mph speed limits. Cllr Robertson suggested that we should contact the Police just before the limits are introduced to ask them to enforce them as soon as they are active to reinforce the change to drivers.
CCllr Marchant was contacted by a resident about speeding on Aldie Road, probably by people avoiding the A977 roadworks, although it is not an official diversion. CCllr Bruce-Jones added that a similar thing is happening in Drum, and it might have helped if the closures and recommended diversions were signposted further afield.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting (the last face to face meeting) will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified. The August proceedings erroneously reported CCllr Cheape as not being present.

Matters Arising
Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: CCllr Marchant has received a reply from Liz Smith MSP’s adviser that they have not yet managed to arrange another meeting with the Bank, and that it may be more appropriate to postpone the meeting in light of the Bank’s decision to put the closure on hold for the time being. CCllr Marchant has received more representation from residents, and will press Liz Smith to hold the meeting before it’s too late to make any significant changes. See Cllr Barnacle’s report below.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle has 15 people who are prepared to be members of the group, and the CDT will initially meet online.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: The connection of services was planned for 27th August but it didn’t happen as the drainage contractor didn’t have all the right paperwork, the new date is 14th September. The plot nearest the road which is being used as a dumping ground has now possibly been sold. Cllr Barnacle attended a meeting with PKC’s Chief Exec on 1st September to address issues at this site, she will pressure the Planning Department to enforce the conditions and encourage PKC’s Gypsy Liaison Officer to take some action. If the site cannot effectively operate as a Traveller’s Site, then the CEO is in favour of it being used for affordable housing instead, which has been proposed by a neighbouring landowner. CCllr Bruce-Jones reported that Drum residents are not happy that there is no progress on tidying up this site.

Corona Virus – Information and Links: If you require any information about PKC’s support for both businesses and individuals in our community affected by COVID-19 see this link from PKC: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus

Crook of Devon Resilience Group: CCllr Duffy has been informed by Victoria Sutherland, the head of the group, that the group had closed its operations, although it has some outstanding expense claims still to be paid. The CC thanked Victoria and her colleagues for all the hard work they have done. The group asked if they could transfer the unused funds to Broke not Broken, who have taken over the deliveries previously made by the Resilience Group, but unfortunately that is not allowed, and the remaining funds will be returned to the Hydro Fund.

Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH): CCllr Marchant has been in touch with the developers and plans will be made to meet them once lockdown restrictions permit.

Cycle Path from Aldie Road to Drum: Cllr Robertson had previously notified the CC that this path is very overgrown. Cllr Robertson had approached the Community Service department to ask if they can clear the area, however Arek Nowrotek responded that they had a large backlog of work but would add this job to their list.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Stagecoach has made the decision to permanently suspend the No 23 service from Stirling to St Andrews. However First Bus is planning to institute a new X53 service from Stirling to Kinross on the 12th September, Transport Commissioner to approve. Since this is a commercial service there was no opportunity for PKC councillors to give any input to the route or timing of the service, neither can PKC operate a service on a similar route. The Community Transport Group will look into filling in gaps in the service, and the DRT may be focussed on areas not covered by new bus when the bus is running. Cllr Purves has approached Fife Cllrs to see if they can help but they don’t have any budget for this.

Fossoway Gathering: The planned Penney’s Wood Light Walk cannot go ahead under the current restrictions.
Vegetation on Aldie Road: Following a report from CCllr Marchant that the vegetation had been cut back, but the ditches still needed clearing, Cllr Robertson contacted Garry McConnell to ask for this to be added to the programme of work.

School Exclusion Zone: The zone in Crook of Devon has not been implemented, the CC stresses that it wishes to be fully consulted before this proposal is taken any further.

Old Railway Track Path Below Waulkmill Park: Cllr Robertson had raised the issue of horses using this path with PKC’s access officer Dave Stubbs, who agreed to investigate, but there has been no reply as yet. CCllr C Haigh said that there used to be a post narrowing the entry – perhaps this should be reinstated to only allow access to only pedestrians.

Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr Duffy said that the scheme is now at pre-application stage, needing tree and otter surveys to be done. Land owners also need to be contacted and their agreement sought.

A977 Mitigation: CCllr Cheape has received reports that traffic heading east from Crook of Devon after passing the traffic lights is already travelling in excess of the speed limit by the time it reaches the garage.
CCllr Bruce-Jones commended the Councillors for their continued pressure which has resulted in the extensive resurfacing work currently being undertaken.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Hydro Scheme Fund, Blairingone War Memorial, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Coulshill Forestry Development, Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business
Scottish Planning Policy Consultation: The CC has received notification of this consultation. CCllr Marchant has reviewed the paper which modifies the policy on presumption of development following a court ruling. The CC will reply to the consultation broadly agreeing with the changes but emphasising that the policy must effectively cover the varied nature of the PKC area with both towns and extensive rural areas.

Pedestrian Crossing Lights: CCllr Pye asked if the change to the traffic lights in P&K so that the pedestrian phase is always activated was really necessary. Cllr Barnacle has received complaints from Drum residents about this too. CCllr Bruce-Jones observed that precautions against COVID-19 were always worthwhile, although there needed to be more publicity about this sort of change so that the public took advantage of it. Cllr Purves agreed with CCllr Pye, but added that PKC’s Mr McKeown had told him that the sensors are supposed to detect when there are no pedestrians. Cllr Robertson said that lights that don’t seem to be working properly should be reported and their times changed. Cllrs and CCllrs are divided on this issue.

Community Council Business:
The next meeting of the Stronger Communities group is planned for 15th Sept 2020, CCllr Marchant will attend. The group is making Community Action Planning (STAR) training available. In light of the imminent creation of the Community Development Trust, the CC considered it appropriate that we should apply to take part in this training. CCllr Marchant agreed to action this.
CCllr Cheape reported that there were no new applications to the Kinross-shire fund.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be offering online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Mike Barnacle: The owner of the Poplars, Drum has been in touch with Cllr Barnacle about the repeated problems with flooding at her property. A site meeting is to be arranged later this month with PKC’s flooding team as the current culverts, ditches etc. are no longer coping with the pressure caused by continued development in Drum, which already has a high water table. Warnings from both Cllr Barnacle and the CC that development in Drum would cause such a problem have not been heeded by the planners.
Cllr Barnacle had a one-to-one meeting with Karen Reid PKC’s CEO at which the following topics were discussed
A Pilot of an Area Committee for Kinross-shire, which was first suggested by Cllrs Barnacle and Purves in June last year, and subsequently supported by this CC. Ms Reid is in favour of it, Cllr Barnacle should prepare a draft proposal to go to full council.
The lack of a PKC policy on maintaining the sustainability of rural communities, Ms Reid agrees – Growbiz may be the vehicle to address this.
Cllr Barnacle doesn’t think that Bank of Scotland will reverse their closure plans, so will PKC allow their facilities to be used for banking meetings? Cllr Barnacle is to put a proposal to support “Community Bankers” to the full Council.
In October 2017 it was agreed at a full Council meeting that the rail link from Kinross to Cowdenbeath, and hence joining the “Fife Circle” should be re-established, but this has not been pursued through the Tayplan Transport Strategy by PKC Officers since then.
In the 2004 Local Plan the Cleish Hills and Devon Gorge were established as Areas of Great Landscape Value. However they were not included in Supplementary Guidance to LDP1 after a consultant’s report. Ms Reid will pursue them being reviewed again.
The large scale housing developments in Kinross and Milnathort is putting increasing pressure on the Loch Leven catchment area, both environmentally and community services. Why isn’t the agreed 10% reduction in housing numbers being respected by planners?
A PKC-wide campaign is needed against fly-tipping.
The Drum area has a high water table and there have been frequent flooding issues to local residents. A flood management plan and ditch management programme is needed for Drum.
No affordable is housing being built, and none is scheduled in planning for the Kinross-shire area.
Although the Kinross-shire area was defined as a sub-area in a PKC branding exercise there is still not enough signage. Could local fund-raising be used to address this in light of PKC’s budgetary constraints?
Planning and Development Committee meetings are excessively long and the standard of the Report of Handling could be improved. Cllr Barnacle will provide more detail.

Callum Purves: The CC has received an invitation to attend a meeting for the Kinross-shire Ward with PKC’s CEO and/or Executive Directors, local Councillors and Community Representatives to discuss Recovery and Renewal post-pandemic, and how PKC’s relationship with Communities could change.

Willie Robertson: The Dunning Glen road is in a very bad state due to log lorry use. Major works are to be done later this year, which will result in the road being closed for some time.

Planning Matters:

New Applications
20/00972/FLL Erection of two dwelling houses and garages at Land 100 metres south west of Easter Muirhead, Blairingone. Object on grounds of previous application’s conditions not completed; traffic; water pressure.

20/01003/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Ferguslea, Church Road, Crook of Devon. No CC comment.

20/01051/FLL Installation of two biomass boilers, two flues and associated works (in retrospect) at Wharlawhill Farm, Carnbo. No CC Comment.

Decided Applications
20/00577/FLL Installation of a ground-mounted solar PV array and associated works at Solsgirth Home Farm, Solsgirth, Dollar. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

20/00885/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage at Land 30 metres north west of Firs of Viewfield, Drum. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

Appeals
19/01881/IPL Residential development (in principle), land 80 metres north east of Powmill Milk Bar, Powmill.
The applicant submitted an appeal to the LRB on 17th March. A virtual meeting of the LRB is scheduled for 15th September, but the meeting agenda is not due to be published until five days before the meeting.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. No decision had been made as of 31st August and the agenda for the Virtual Planning Meeting on 23rd September is not yet available.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC FB Page.

Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: CCllr Marchant asked about the process for flu vaccination this winter – more people will need to be vaccinated and new ideas are needed for how to do it within the current restrictions. Cllr Purves replied that there’s about to be a meeting of the appropriate Committee where this will be discussed.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:

Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, Community Development Trust, Crook Moss Site, Fossoway Area Transport, Waulkmill Path. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting and AGM: Tuesday 6th October 2020
Crook of Devon Village Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence August 2020

Date From Description
04/08/2020 PKC Scottish Government Third Sector organisation survey
05/08/2020 Liz Smith MSP Re: Kinross Bank Closure
06/08/2020 Victoria Sutherland Resilience group
06/08/2020 Muckart CC Stagecoach Service Number 23 Service Withdrawal Consultation
07/08/2020 PKC A977 Roadworks Letter
10/08/2020 Gisele Hall – Mealmakers Community Meal sharing project
13/08/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
14/08/2020 PKC Scottish Water extreme weather update
18/08/2020 PKC Ward 8 Meeting - Kinross-shire
18/08/2020 PKC Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Minutes (23.07.20) and Updates
19/08/2020 Police Sotland Commanders Bulletin
20/08/2020 PKC Ward 8 Meeting – Kinross-shire
20/08/2020 Victoria Sutherland Resilience group
20/08/2020 Muckart CC Service X53 Stirling - Kinross starts Saturday 12 September 2020
25/08/2020 Gisele Hall – Mealmakers Leaflet for Meal Makers and Connects shopping service
25/08/2020 Sharon Buchanan Moubray hall bookings
25/08/2020 Colin Roxburgh Rural Perth and Kinross Community Action Plan Programme
26/08/2020 David Siddle pp Liz Smith MSP Re: Kinross Bank Closure
26/08/2020 PKC Funding - Covid-19
26/08/2020 PKC Courses on Community Finance
26/08/2020 SSEN Transmission Implications on Community Network Reliability and Security of Supply
26/08/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
28/08/2020 PKC FW: Community Litter Pickers - seeking hosts
28/08/2020 PKC Planning Aid Scotland Survey
31/08/2020 PKC Fossoway School use by Fossoway Community Council 3rd March 2020
31/08/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
31/08/2020 PKC Community Council AGM and Financial Accounts
01/09/2020 PKC Community Council AGM and Financial Accounts
01/09/2020 PKC Scottish Government Consultation: Proposed Changes to Pre-Application Consultation Requirements in Planning
01/09/2020 PKC B934 Dunning Glen Road - Road and Verge Slip Repairs

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what was discussed in our Virtual meeting, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 1st September.

Contributing: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Callum Purves and Willie Robertson.
Apologies: CCllr Angus Cheape; PKC Cllr Mike Barnacle and Richard Watters.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.
The CC is pleased to note that speed checks are continuing in the villages to discourage the few drivers who are taking advantage of the quieter roads to drive recklessly.
CCllr Marchant noted that a number of new 20mph limits have been created in PKC’s region. Cllr Purves replied that none were currently planned for our area, but that Drum residents have asked him and Cllr Barnacle for a 20mph limit on the A977 there.
CCllr Bruce-Jones asked whether it was possible to add countdown signs to the 40mph limit on the A977 as you enter Drum from Kinross to encourage traffic to slow before it actually reaches the 40mph limit and the VAR as traffic approaching the Drum/Muckhart junction is often still travelling very fast. Cllr Robertson suggested that he should ask for a speed monitoring exercise be conducted to find out if there is a serious problem. CCllr Duffy added that the proposed construction of village gateways should also help.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy noted that the hanging baskets and tubs distributed to properties on the Main Street are now in full bloom and look good. The group hopes to extend the scheme next year.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that members of the group have continued working commensurate with social distancing, planting and maintaining existing beds. PKC have a number of litter pickers for loan – but where should they be stored? Volunteers to host these are needed…

Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: Cllr Purves had contacted Liz Smith MSP for an update on the actions from the March meeting, she is happy to have another meeting; CCllr Marchant will contact her to request one.
CCllr Marchant had received a note from a resident regarding alternative options to having a branch. These have been raised with local Councillors along with a request for their support in asking Liz Smith to seek a further meeting with the Bank, so that the options can be discussed. CCllr Marchant wondered what date the bank had in mind when they said that they would keep the branch open until the pandemic is over.

Fossoway Tennis Club: The Tennis Club’s application has been submitted, however PKC decided not to allow the CC to submit it on the club’s behalf and hence the full fee would be payable. A number of additional details were also required to complete the application so the club have decided to withdraw the application for the time being.
A member has donated two palm trees to the Tennis Club which are now planted in the verge. The verge has now been adopted by Crook and Drum Growing Together, who are creating a new planting bed around the base of the trees, to avoid a small area of grass which is difficult to cut.
The enhancements to this area have highlighted the poor state of the corner of Church Road and Waulkmill, with a scruffy area behind the kerb, and the large stones where it is not possible to cut the grass tidily. Residents say that heavy vehicles often drive over the kerb at the corner, and it is cracked and sinking. CCllr Marchant added that car parking in the area makes this problem worse.
Amanda James has contacted the CC to ask if it would be possible for this corner to be considered for improvement by PKC, potentially installing a new kerb further back, so the stones can be removed. She believes that PKC do cut the grass there, although the corner apparently belongs to the Tennis Club. Cllr Robertson replied that it would be necessary to install something more solid, e.g. a bollard, to prevent the kerb being damaged, but first let’s see how long the palm trees last…

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle has approached possible members of the group, and the CDT will meet face to face once restrictions on larger groups are lifted.

Powmill Play Park: CCllr Farquhar said that a good job has been done and the local children are very pleased with the results.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar reported that there is now only one family remaining on the site. The equipment is available on the site for connection of services, currently planned for 27th August. The plot nearest the road is being used as a dumping ground, which no-one is clearing up. Cllr Barnacle is attending a meeting in September to address this issue.

Corona Virus – Information and Links: Recycling Centres are now fully open, with distancing measures in place.
Useful links for job hunting are at - https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/15218/Skills-and-employment-initiatives
The Job Centre - https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job
PKC’s Welfare Rights Department are very helpful with finding, and helping apply for, benefits for those on low income or who are out of work - www.pkc.gov.uk/welfarerights
GrowBiz has FAQs and links - https://www.growbiz.co.uk/coronavirus-support

Crook of Devon Resilience Group: The Group had obtained additional funding from Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund to continue its operations; however the group has now substantially closed down, although some people continue to receive help with their shopping. CCllr Duffy will ask Victoria Sutherland, the head of the group to check if they’re closed and hence whether we should return the unused money to the Benefit Fund.

Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH): CCllr Marchant has sent a letter to the developers and has opened a line of communication with them. With the support of local residents, the rubbish at the site has been cleared up. Once lockdown restrictions permit, the developers are keen to address a CC meeting to discuss their proposed plans for the site. The site currently has planning permission, obtained by the previous owners, for the construction of four substantial houses and conversion of part of the quarry for leisure use.
CCllr M Haigh observed that the proposals sounded quite reasonable and would be a good use of the site, however they were made some time ago and the economic landscape has changed considerably since then. He further noted that the bus service along the A977 referred to in the Report of Handling for this application has been permanently withdrawn, which may affect the viability of the proposed leisure facilities.
All agreed that it was most important to find out what will happen to the remainder of the site, apart from the house site,

Cycle Path from Aldie Road to Drum: Cllr Robertson had previously notified the CC that this path is very overgrown. Cllr Robertson reported that the problem still existed, and he will approach the Community Service department to ask if they can clear the area.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Stagecoach has made the decision to permanently suspend the No 23 service from Stirling to St Andrews. This leaves Crook of Devon without any public transport. Moreover, the DRT service in this area is non-existent, since Fossoway Taxis have ceased to be a provider and Angela’s Taxis are not operating due to the Covid19 pandemic. Muckhart is in the same position and this CC has been in contact with them. There is a consultation at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east-scotland/service-change-consultation which ends on 7th August. The demise of the No 23 service is not unexpected – it was a bus that didn’t go at times to suit potential travellers, and didn’t connect with other services, so was underused.
Cllr Purves said that the ward councillors had recently had a meeting with Margaret Roy from PKC about this, but were told that not many complaints about the lack of service had been received by PKC. The Councillors proposed the creation of the “Figure of eight” route (including Muckhart) again. Ms Roy suggested that this service might only run a few days per week, but the Councillors pressed for a more extensive service to be trialled at least. We hope that the Community Transport Group may pick this up.
CCllr C Haigh said that the Transport Act requires Bus Companies to provide a service in rural areas in order to retain their licence, however CCllr Duffy replied that the companies use commercial reasons to justify closing a service. CCllr Bruce-Jones added that the lack of this service will particularly hit young people, and will discourage development along the A977. CCllr Marchant emphasised that we should ensure that no planning applications rely on public transport to support them.
Cllr Robertson stated that subsidies are the only way that services to rural areas will exist, and without them there will be increasing isolation. Cllr Robertson has asked Ms Roy for some outline costs to run such a service. CCllr M Haigh pointed out that central government’s goal to move people out of their cars is in complete contrast to what’s happening here. CCllr Duffy encouraged everyone to complete the survey mentioned above, and ask all their neighbours to do the same. Additionally the Green Party are campaigning to save this service, providing an easy way to email the CEO of Stagecoach: https://greens.scot/SaveTheNo23Bus

Fossoway Gathering: There are a few smaller events planned for this year. One is “Meet your Neighbours” - walking routes through ALL our communities, with possibly a live walking event; the other one is “Lights in Penneys Wood” – a lit up trail for children, with crafts, food and drink. There may be another event but we will report on that next months. Dates of all these events are to be confirmed.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Hydro Scheme Fund, A977 Mitigation, Blairingone War Memorial, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Coulshill Forestry Development, Cemetery Car Park Extension, Vegetation on Aldie Road: No information at present.

New Business
School Exclusion Zone: The Scottish Government has created a “Spaces for People” fund to support social distancing measures. PKC acted quickly in applying for finance to implement school exclusion zones. These would prohibit cars during times of school drop-off or pick up - the reasoning behind this is the expectation that many parents will be hesitant in allowing their children to use the school bus and instead use their cars. CCllr Duffy reacted promptly to the email from PKC regarding this: the proposal is to completely close the Back Crook Road (apart from residents) during the school drop off and pick up times. CCllr Duffy was unhappy with the proposals firstly because of the lack of consultation (which was later addressed) and with the proposals themselves. If more parents are using their cars where will they park? The Hall car park has limited spaces and cars stopping there to drop off children could cause dangerous situations.
Cllr Purves agreed, that the local councillors had received little notice of this proposal either, but were assured that CCs would be consulted. Cllr Purves went on to explain that during COVID-19 emergency powers, which end on 17th August, PKC officers often needed to move quickly on this sort of activity. Cllr Robertson pointed out that this sort of scheme can work well in certain areas, but it was not well thought out here.

Old Railway Track Path Below Waulkmill Park: CCllr Young was approached by a local resident who confronted two horse riders on the narrow section of the path that diverts round the garden of Devon Valley House, pointing out how dangerous it was for them to ride there as there is little visibility of other users. The riders reacted aggressively and stated that they intended to continue to use the path. The CC agrees with the resident’s concerns and will approach PKC to request imposition of a ban on horse riding along the path. Cllr Robertson will raise this issue with PKC’s access officer Dave Stubbs. CCllr Bruce-Jones was concerned that this path, which is not a public right of way, might be lost to access for everyone, which was only gained after considerable effort.

Community Council Business:
Meetings Attended: CCllrs Duffy and Pye attended a (virtual) meeting on 8th June to discuss proposals to help upgrade the local digital infrastructure: Gigabit Kinross-shire. Cllr Purves and Andrew Mitchell have been working on a project with Perth & Kinross Council and Grow Biz on behalf of Cleish Hills Community Interest Company Every property in Kinross-shire is eligible for a Rural Gigabit voucher of up to £3,500 from the UK Government.

CCllr Marchant attended a (virtual) meeting of the Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities group on Thursday 23rd July and reported that PKC’s Wellbeing Support Team are publishing information on where to get support for individuals who may be anxious about going out post lockdown. PKC have contracted Star Development to deliver training to community groups on developing a five year community action plan, which would be appropriate for potential members of the Community Development Trust. The next meeting of the group is planned for 15th Sept 2020.

If the next meeting of this CC is virtual, as currently expected, we will be trialling online attendance by members of the public. Anyone interested in “attending” should email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof for details.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Callum Purves and Willie Robertson: Nothing not already discussed and mentioned above.

Planning Matters:

New Applications
20/00706/AML Renewal of permission 17/00606/AML (Erection of three dwelling houses and garages) at Land 30 metres north-east of Rantrie Knowe, Drum. The CC objected on grounds of: Contrary to LDP2, potential flooding, sewage capacity and traffic impact.

20/00742/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Gairneyburn Cottage, Church Road, Crook of Devon. No CC comment.

20/00764/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and office (Class 4) (S42 application to modify condition 6 (access and road) of permission 19/00631/FLL) at Land 180 metres south-west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. No CC comment.

20/00574/FLL Installation of a ground-mounted solar PV array and associated works at Solsgirth House, Solsgirth, Dollar. No CC comment.

20/00577/FLL Installation of a ground-mounted solar PV array and associated works at Solsgirth Home Farm, Solsgirth, Dollar. No CC comment.

20/00782/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage, and realignment of vehicular access at Land 40 metres north west of Rowanbrae, Powmill. No CC comment.

20/00784/FLL Erection of a dwelling house (revised design) at Land 45 metres east Of Merryhills, Rumbling Bridge. No CC comment.

20/00885/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage at Land 30 metres north west of Firs of Viewfield, Drum. No CC Comment.

Decided Applications
20/00520/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house (revised design) at Fossoway Schoolhouse, Crook of Devon. The application was refused with delegated powers, the CC had not commented.

19/01673/AML Erection of 10 dwelling houses with associated infrastructure and landscaping (approval of matters specified in conditions of 18/01855/IPL) Land 100 metres north-west of Schiehallion, Crook of Devon. The application was refused by Committee, the CC had objected.

Appeals
19/01881/IPL Residential development (in principle), land 80 metres north east of Powmill Milk Bar, Powmill.
The applicant submitted an appeal to the LRB on 17th March. A virtual meeting of the LRB is scheduled for 18th August, but the meeting agenda is not due to be published until five days before the meeting.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. No decision had been made as of 4th August and the agenda for the Virtual Planning Meeting on the 25th August is not yet available.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC FB Page.
Scottish Hydro is seeking feedback on their scoping document regarding the upgrade of the 275kV power line that passes through our area to 400kV. The CC responded to this request, stressing the significance of the Devon Gorge SSSI, and asking for more detailed study on the effects of the increased EMF from the raised line voltage, both on humans, and the livestock near the line.

Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Bank of Scotland Branch Closure, Community Development Trust, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry. Fossoway Area Transport, Waulkmill Path. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st September 2020
Powmill Moubray Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual.
Members of public wishing to join please email the CC at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof

Correspondence June/July 2020

Date From Description
3/6/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
4/6/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
4/6/20 PKC Kinrosss-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Minutes and Updates
4/6/20 KYTHE KYTHE Spring-Summer 2020 newsletter
5/6/20 PKC RE: Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting:
5/6/20 PKC Updates for Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities
5/6/20 PKC Carers Week Files
6/6/20 Power for people Local Electricity Bill - House of Commons debate
9/6/20 PKC The Gannochy Trust : new COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Fund for charities
9/6/20 Scott McKechnie Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry
10/6/20 Scottish Government East Coast 400kV Overhead Line Upgrade
10/6/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
12/6/20 Audit Scotland Audit Scotland annual report 2019/2020
12/6/20 PKC Fly-tipping Fund
15/6/20 Transport Scotland A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam
6/6/20 Scott McKechnie Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry
17/6/20 Cllr Purves 20 mph Speed Limits
17/06/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
23/6/20 Scott McKechnie Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry
24/6/20 PKC Requesting help raising awareness of the new social distancing requirements at PKC Recycling Centres
26/6/20 PKC Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting: 23rd July, 10am
26/6/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
29/6/20 PKC Public Transport Information
1/7/20 PKC School Exclusion Zone at Fossoway Primary School
1/7/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
2/7/20 PKC BT Payphones
2/7/20 PKC GOGA survey
2/7/20 Cllr Purves School Exclusion Zone at Fossoway Primary School
3/7/20 PKC Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)
3/7/20 PKC Launch of REDS initiative
3/7/20 PKC How has the coronavirus pandemic affected you?
3/7/20 PKC Spaces for People Second Bid - School Exclusion Zones
3/7/20 PKC Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting
3/7/20 PKC Spaces for People Second Bid - 20mph Speed Limits
6/7/20 David Wyllie Application No 19/00631/Fll
7/7/20 PKC School exclusion zones
8/7/20 Annelie Carmichael Please sign our petition to keep Perthshire's wildflower verges blooming
9/7/20 PKC Letter to Community Councils regarding COVID signs
9/7/20 PKC Resilience Awareness - online session for third sector organisation
9/7/20 SSEN Transmission SSEN Transmission's response to RIIO-T2 draft determinations
10/7/20 PKC A977 Roadworks
10/7/20 Cllr Purves A977 Roadworks
14/7/20 PKC Community Litter Pickers
14/7/20 PKC A977 Powmill and Crook of Devon Carriageway Resurfacing
14/7/20 PKC A977 Roadworks
15/7/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
15/7/20 Power for people Local Electricity Bill – Reintroduction
16/7/20 PKC school exclusion zones
17/7/20 PKC Spaces for People Second Bid - School Exclusion Zones
20/7/20 PKC July Funding Alert
21/7/20 PKC Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting Agenda
22/7/20 PKC Lead Scotland Online safety classes
22/7/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
24/07/20 PKC LAP Funding
29/7/20 Muckhart CC Stagecoach Service Number 23 Service Withdrawal Consultation
30/7/20 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin
30/7/20 PKC Culture Perth & Kinross Covid-19 Collecting Project
30/7/20 Cllr Purves Proposed Bank Closure Kinross

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what would have been discussed, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 4th August.

Contributing: Community Cllrs, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Mike Barnacle and Callum Purves.
Apologies: CCllr Sarah Bruce-Jones; PKC Cllrs Willie Robertson and Richard Watters
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.
The CC is pleased to note that speed checks are continuing in the villages to discourage the few drivers who are taking advantage of the quieter roads to drive recklessly.
There is a renewed problem with cars parking along the road next to Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry. This site is dangerous and should not be entered, but also because the cars are obstructing part of the road making it difficult for other vehicles to pass oncoming traffic. The CC will ask the Police to address this.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings held since then will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally recorded and ratified.

Matters Arising
Powmill in Bloom: Like all bloom groups the current restrictions have prevented any activities. However CCllr Duffy has been told by PKC’s Community Greenspace team that now two people can meet bloom group activities can resume taking appropriate precautions.

Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: Cllr Barnacle has received a letter from Natalie Birch which says that the branch will stay open until the end of the pandemic – we hope this means until the branch is able to be fully open again so that the Bank can honour their promise to speak to all businesses and users who are losing access to the branch. Cllr Purves said he will contact Liz Smith MSP for an update on the actions from the March meeting.

Fossoway Tennis Club: The Tennis Club have passed a cheque to the CC’s treasurer which has been paid in to the CC’s account. CCllr Young has finally been given permission to edit the application and has now changed the ownership of the planning application sponsored by the CC. CCllr Pye can now pay the fee and submit the application.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle has approached possible candidates and many have agreed to be part of the Trust. There were some minor problems with people who don’t live in the Fossoway district even though they represent an organisation that is within the area – this will be worked round by making them associate members. Cllr Barnacle is optimistic that the Trust will be able to get off the ground as soon as meeting restrictions are lifted.

Corona Virus – Information and Links:
PKC have announced that Recycling Centres will reopen from 1st June, although initially it will only be possible for householders to deposit bagged waste under limited rules – no other recycling options are currently available.

Crook of Devon Resilience Group:
A total of four expense claims have now been processed, disbursing the majority of the funding. The Group is now seeking additional funding to continue its operations.

Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry (FK14 7NH):
After concerns were raised by several local residents last month about the amount of rubbish at this site, CCllr Marchant has investigated the history of the site. Planning consent 11/000111/FLL for four executive houses and a leisure facility was given on 5th March 2013 to the then developer Devonshaw Development. The site was then sold to Easy Living Development Ltd in 2015 who completed construction of the access roads, and hence PKC granted consent in perpetuity in 2016. The company are operating from an address in Glenrothes and appear to be financially active.
After some discussion of possible options, CCllr Duffy proposed that the CC sends an open letter to the developers saying that we’re worried about the amount of rubbish and risks of the public accessing what is potentially a dangerous site. Are the owners covered by insurance in the event of a serious accident? CCllr Marchant will draft a letter to the developers addressing those issues and asking what the developers plan to do with the site and when.

Fossoway Gathering: The Gathering Committee has secured a £7700 grant from the Lottery Fund for equipment, mostly marquees. They are hoping to hold some sort of event in September that the whole community can get involved in – suggestions are welcomed.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Hydro Scheme Fund, A977 Mitigation, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Fossoway Area Transport/DRT, Crook Moss Travellers Site, Blairingone War Memorial, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Coulshill Forestry Development, Cemetery Car Park Extension, Powmill Play Park, Vegetation on Aldie Road: No information at present.

New Business:
None this month.

Community Council Business:
Hall Bookings: A provisional booking has been made for Carnbo Village Hall in case the August meeting can take place. CCllr Duffy has proposed a rota using the three halls at Carnbo, Powmill and Crook of Devon for the remainder of the CC’s year; bookings are in the process of being confirmed.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle is comparing everyone’s availability to choose the best time to hold a meeting of the Community Transport Group when restrictions are lifted.
Seventeen of the eighteen residents have agreed to financially support the Drummond Park road adoption. Cllr Barnacle is investigating ways to meet the shortfall against PKC’s Roads Department’s budget.

Last month Cllr Barnacle reported that the developer had created an unplanned footpath by the three new houses at the end of Vicar’s Bridge Road, and raised that issue with PKC’s Andy Brown. Mr Brown wants a site meeting, but that’s not currently possible to arrange due to the lockdown.

Callum Purves: Cllr Purves noted that the Council are trying to resume meetings as much as possible – the full council meeting was achieved in a virtual manner last week, together with some others. Virtual meetings are live streamed so the public can observe – there is a link to the stream on the same page of PKC’s website as the meeting papers. Cllr Purves, and the other local Councillors, are worried that more decisions are being made by officers than is ideal, although the Councillors are doing their best to ensure that there is an adequate overview of all decisions.
PKC’s budget for this financial year could be as much as £25-30M adrift. There have been financial contributions from Westminster for additional Covid-19 related expenditure and the Scottish Government is meeting the full cost of social care, but PKC are looking for further contributions from Holyrood.
Cllr Purves observed that one of the good things to come out of the current crisis is the development of quicker and more efficient ways of doing things, which hopefully will continue to be the case from now on. Additional community involvement in decision making has been under discussion for a long time, but may now be able to be brought to the fore.
Cllr Purves and Andrew Mitchell have been working on a project with Perth & Kinross Council and Grow Biz on behalf of Cleish Hills Community Interest Company to help upgrade the local digital infrastructure: Gigabit Kinross-shire. Every property in Kinross-shire is eligible for a Rural Gigabit voucher of up to £3,500 per premises from the UK Government. There will be a meeting to discuss the proposals on 8th June at 7pm. CCllrs Duffy and Pye will attend.

Planning Matters:

No new or decided applications in our area this month.

Withdrawn Applications
20/00417/IPL Erection of a holiday accommodation unit (in principle) at Land 90 metres south of Craiglaw Poultry Farm Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. The CC objected.

Appeals
19/01881/IPL Residential development (in principle), land 80 metres north east of Powmill Milk Bar, Powmill.
The applicant submitted an appeal to the LRB on 17th March. A virtual meeting of the LRB is scheduled for 23rd June, but the meeting agenda is not due to be published until five days before the meeting.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. No decision had been made as of 2nd June and the application is not included in the agenda for the Virtual Planning Meeting on the 3rd June.

19/01673/AML Erection of 10 dwelling houses with associated infrastructure and landscaping (approval of matters specified in conditions of 18/01855/IPL) Land 100 metres north-west of Schiehallion, Crook of Devon. This application is being taken to Committee on 3rd June. Although the CC had already objected to this application on 29th October 2019, the CC submitted a further document confirming our objections to the Development Committee Members on 1st June.

Correspondence: The correspondence list is attached at the end of this document. Should anyone wish to see any items other than those described here, please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.
The CC was invited to the Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting, although no-one was able to attend, CCllr Marchant agreed to contact the group in order to represent this CC at future meetings.

AOCB:
CCllr Marchant mentioned the PKC return to school survey; Cllr Purves was asked if the results from this could be published before the CC’s next meeting in August.
As the furlough system winds down we need to become aware about potential redundancies in future and how we might support them.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Fossoway Tennis Club Application, Community Development Trust, Corona Virus Info, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry. Fossoway Gathering. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

No Meeting in July!
Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th August 2020
Carnbo Village Hall - if Government guidelines allow, otherwise virtual

Correspondence May/June 2020

Date From Description Action Who
6/05/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin Noted GP
8/05/2020 PKC Covid-19: Staying Safe Leaflet
8/05/2020 Scottish Council for Voluntary Orgs Coronavirus Third Sector Bulletin - Wellbeing Fund and Connecting Scotland
13/05/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin Noted GP
13/05/2020 PKC Update re 2020 Holyrood Garden Party
14/05/2020 PKC Financial support for organisations across PKC area
17/05/2020 Victoria Sutherland Financial support for organisations across PKC area
18/05/2020 Victoria Sutherland Financial support for organisations across PKC area
20/05/2020 PKC Perth and Kinross Disability Sport Funding ideas
20/05/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin Noted GP
22/05/2020 PKC Kinross-shire and Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting:
27/05/2020 Police Scotland Commanders Bulletin Noted GP
30/05/2020 Cllr Callum Purves Gigabit Kinross-shire: Help us upgrade our digital infrastructure locally Cllr Rept
31/05/2020 PKC - Planning Submission for the Virtual Meeting of the Development Committee
02/06/2020 PKC COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Fund OPENS TODAY
02/06/2020 PKC URGENT - Temporary Measures for Physical Distancing - Wards 1, 2, 4 - 9

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
5th May 2020

As it is still not possible to hold physical meetings of the CC we are continuing to publish this description of what would have been discussed, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 2nd June.

Contributing: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves and Willie Robertson.
Apologies: PKC Cllr Richard Watters.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were two incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between Thursday 26th March and Tuesday 31st March a Takuechi mini digger with breaker and trailer were stolen from a farm at Fossoway and about 11.30 am on Monday 6th April a black BMW was scratched at the Fossoway Garage in Crook of Devon.
CCllr Duffy reported that twice in the past four weeks the milk delivery has been stolen from Fossoway Stores. Apparently other shops in the Kinross-shire area were also targeted.
Chief Inspector Ian Scott will be retiring from his position as Area Commander. From 27th April he will be replaced by Chief Inspector Graham Binnie.
CCllr Marchant has had complaints from MoPs about the increase of fly-tipping in her area. This was supported by other members. Cllr Purves noted that it would probably help if PKC was allowed to re-open rubbish tips, but the Scottish Government currently considers that attending a tip is not an essential journey. However PKC staff will respond promptly to any reports of fly-tipping and clear them if possible. Cllr Robertson has also had many reports, and has written to the Convenor about it. There should be a zero tolerance policy on fly-tipping, but unfortunately it’s not considered a serious crime by the authorities. Cllr Robertson thinks that CCTV cameras should be installed at known tipping hot-spots to catch the offenders.
CCllr Marchant is also concerned about the rubbish at the old Devonshaw Quarry. This is an issue that has been raised before and the problem is that it’s not been possible to identify the owner. CCllr Marchant undertook to try and discover the owner. CCllr Marchant added the Binn Group are still operating and will provide skips to private householders.
CCllr Bruce-Jones commends the Police force for continuing to perform speed checks in the area.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during these virtual meetings will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally ratified.

Matters Arising
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: Hugh Wallace has written to the CC with some concerns about the proposed bridge. Mr Wallace suggested that the design of the bridge should be a single span with no supports actually in the river itself, to assure its structural integrity. He is also concerned that the proposed car park in Naemoor Road will increase traffic along what is a narrow road, resulting in a traffic hazard. Finally Mr Wallace wondered if this was actually a sensible use of the Hydro Scheme funds in view of the fact that there are already two bridges across the river, and perhaps there might be better projects to fund, for example re-roofing the Village Hall, a new heating system for the Church and repairs to the old mill lade.
The CC members have discussed Mr Wallace’s concerns by email and responded as follows. Firstly it became clear during the community engagement exercise that replacement of the bridge was top of the respondents’ wish list; secondly, car parking was an issue that would be addressed in the plans; thirdly that the design and foundations of the bridge would be designed and constructed by certified civil engineers and that SEPA was also happy with the plans; and finally that the windfall to the community should be spent in such a way that the whole community benefits.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that the group’s efforts planting bulbs last autumn have produced a beautiful display. The CC congratulates the group on their efforts.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group is sourcing baskets and tubs and hopes to be able to carry out the scheme to provide households on the Main Street with one of them once restrictions are lifted. CCllr Duffy reminded the meeting that no bloom group activities should be being carried out at the moment, as insurance cover is currently invalidated. However Cllr Purves has heard that litter picks have been authorised.

Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: We are not expecting to hear any news about this issue before July.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Hopefully the local transport group will be able to resume once restrictions on physical meetings have been lifted.
CCllr Farquhar reported that Peter Leach intends to resume the DRT service once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: Cllr Barnacle has made several attempts to contact the drainage contractor, but has had no response; meanwhile no work has been done on site. Cllr Barnacle is still attempting to arrange a meeting with the PKC Chief Executive in order to progress issues with this site.

Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has been in touch with Tam Carroll; however Mr Carroll has not been in contact with the stone mason for some time, but undertook to try and speak to him.

Ivy Cottage Powmill: Cllr Barnacle emailed Isobel Butt last month to find out whether there has been any progress on issuing the CPO, but has not received any reply.

Fossoway Tennis Club: The planning application sponsored by the CC has been uploaded to the Planning Portal but is not yet submitted, pending resolution of a way to make the payment without physical transfer of cheques. There is also a problem in that the Portal doesn’t provide an obvious way for the CC to submit the application on behalf of the Club.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle suggested that this should include one member from each village, who doesn’t necessarily need to be a member of this CC – he has some people in mind. The CC approved this idea and agreed that Cllr Barnacle could approach his possible candidates so that the Trust could get off the ground as soon as meeting restrictions are lifted.

Corona Virus – Information and Links:
Community Support
Kinross Kindness is a new volunteer group covering Kinross-shire set up to support during Coronavirus Support with shopping, prescription collection etc. For prescriptions, shopping and other support requests call 01577 212036 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm) or see their website www.kinrosskindness.com If you just fancy a blether, call their chat line number 01577 212037.
The Crook of Devon Resilience Group is another new volunteer group covering Powmill, Blairingone and Carnbo; they have leafleted all doors in their area. They offer support with shopping, prescription collection etc. Fossoway Church is linked with the group. See the Group’s Facebook page - Crook of Devon Resilience or the Church website http://www.fossowaychurch.org.uk/

Practical Support
Broke not Broken provides a Foodbank and other support - gro.nekorbtonekorb|nimda#gro.nekorbtonekorb|nimda or 07518 913107.
Scottish Welfare Fund Crisis Grants - At this time, there may be people who have reduced income or no income due to the current crisis. People on low incomes may be able to access a crisis grant to tide them over until their next wage/payment. Applications can be made online at www.pkc.gov.uk/scottishwelfarefund or by phone on 01738 476900.
The Home Energy Scotland Comfort Fund is for vulnerable people who are on low income or who have perhaps experienced a loss of or decrease in their income, due to the current situation, and require some additional help towards their energy bills or heating their property - call 0808 808 2282.
The Energy Saving Trust is providing free heaters to anyone who does not currently have heating in their property Call 0808 808 2282 or see https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans

General Advice
The Consumer’s Association (Which?) has a useful compilation of financial and general advice at https://www.which.co.uk/news/coronavirus/

HMRC will open the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme on 13th May, with payments to eligible workers by 25th May, or within six working days of completing an application. CCllr Duffy recommends business owners to view HMRC’s useful videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8EcnheDt1zhTsyhT9ak3xiXnmlvbHJJV

Crook of Devon Resilience Group:
This CC is helping the Group by processing its financial transactions through the CC’s bank account. CCllrs Marchant and Pye prepared an agreement between the Group and this CC, a volunteer agreement form and expense forms for mileage and other purchases. The CC Members have approved these documents by email. The Group’s leaders have signed the agreement, and the grant from PKC was finally transferred into the CC’s bank account on the 28th April and expense claims are now being processed.

There was some discussion about the operation of the various volunteer registration programmes. Cllr Purves explained that had been some issues transferring volunteer names to other groups due to concerns about privacy issues.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Hydro Scheme Fund, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Gathering, Coulshill Forestry Development, Cemetery Car Park Extension, Powmill Play Park, Vegetation on Aldie Road: No information at present.

New Business:
Winter Service: Stuart D’All has written to the CC asking for any comments from us or the MoP about snow clearing and gritting during the last winter season. The CC members have nothing to report, so we have replied explaining our current position and asked for this request to be repeated later in the year.

The Community Council would like to express thanks to the proprietors and staff of the Powmill and Crook of Devon shops, the Fossoway Garage and the Farm Shop for their continued operation during these difficult times. The CC reminds the public to take care with social distancing precautions when using these services.

Community Council Business:
The CC has no forward bookings for physical meetings. There have been previous suggestions from MoPs that we should hold meetings at a wider range of locations, additionally it appears that there will no longer be a janitor service at Fossoway School so that is unlikely to be usable in future. CCllr Duffy will check forward availability and propose a rota using the three halls at Carnbo, Powmill and Crook of Devon.

CCllr Cheape reported that the Kinross-shire fund has made a grant to the Kinross-shire Partnership to update their website. In the absence of a physical meeting the grant was approved by email.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle has sent reminder letters to the remaining Drummond Park residents about the road adoption – 17 of the 18 residents have replied positively, however one has replied in the negative, which would leave the project £750 short of funds. Since the current price for the work is an estimate rather than an absolute figure, Cllr Barnacle has contacted Andy Brown of PKC’s Roads Department to see if the work can be carried out within the available budget from the 17 residents who have agreed to the scheme.

Perth & Kinross Council is administering the Scottish Government's Coronavirus Business Support Fund locally; since the Fund opened, 2,673 applications have been submitted to the Council's Business Rates team and financial assistance payments totalling £20.05 million have been made to local companies. Grants of £10,000 are available to businesses with a rateable value up to £18,000 and are in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme or Rural Relief. Firms can also get this grant if they applied for Nursery Relief or Disabled Relief. Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with a rateable value between £18,001 and £50,999 can apply for one-off grants of £25,000.
Further information can be found online at https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/business.

At the request of nearby residents, Cllr Barnacle has visited a development of three houses at the end of Vicar’s Bridge Road. The builders have created a footpath which has had the effect of making the road very narrow. This work has not been requested by the Roads Department, and it’s not clear that it is a Planning Requirement either. Cllr Barnacle has contacted Andy Brown to determine the way forward.

Callum Purves: PKC have used emergency powers from the Government to enable them to make decisions. Planning meetings have been successfully held online, leading the way towards holding other committee and eventually full council meetings in the same manner. Councillors have been busy liaising with and helping various groups. The COVID-19 legislation from the Scottish Government has allowed councils to extend statutory timescales on planning applications - although those present commented that they hoped that this would not allow applications to pass unchallenged by the public.

Willie Robertson: Cllr Robertson noted that all the local councillors were still receiving and answering questions from the public, however it’s sometimes harder and slower to get answers as PKC Staff are working from home and some have been redeployed to other activities.
Cllr Robertson reported that George Lawrie is leaving the TRACKS group. The group is trying to find a replacement, but this is obviously difficult at the moment. There was general agreement that Mr Lawrie’s departure would be a significant loss to the group.

Planning Matters:

20/00417/IPL Erection of a holiday accommodation unit (in principle) at Land 90 metres south of Craiglaw Poultry Farm Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. The CC will object on the grounds that there is no sound business case.

20/00520/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house (revised design) at Fossoway Schoolhouse, Crook of Devon. No CC comment.

Decided Applications
20/00166/FLL Erection of a dwelling house, formation of retaining wall with railings, hardstanding, parking area and associated works Land 40 metres south of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. Approved - the CC did not comment.

Appeals
19/01881/IPL Residential development (in principle), land 80 metres north east of Powmill Milk Bar, Powmill.
The applicant submitted an appeal to the LRB on 17th March. Although PKC held a virtual meeting of the Planning and Development Management Committee on the 29th April, there is still no news of when the LRB will next meet.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. No decision has been made as of 4th May and the application was not included in the Virtual Planning Meeting on the 29th April.

Correspondence: The correspondence list is attached at the end of this document. Should anyone wish to see any items other than those described here, please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

Stagecoach have replied to the CC’s email explaining that the Number 23 service is currently suspended and will be reinstated when they are advised that it is safe to do so.

AOCB:
In the middle of last year there was concern about the difficulty of horse riders and cyclists passing through the gate on the Aldie Road to Drum path. George Lawrie of the TRACKS group had agreed to install posts with catches so the gate could be held open temporarily. CCllr Young reported last month that this work had still not been done. The CC has contacted Mr Lawrie to ask about the plan for this work – the contractor will carry it out at the same time as other works in this area.

CCllr Duffy complimented PKC on their handling of the Small Business Grant process – a straightforward application process, first class service and very timely response. CCllr Bruce-Jones added that PKC’s COVID-19 webpage page is a model of clarity and contains much helpful information.

CCllr Marchant has had reports from a MoP that a big tree has fallen into the River Devon by the hydro dam.

CCllr Marchant told the meeting that the Powmill Milk Bar is up for sale again, and also noted that the site has had a previous planning consent for retail development.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Fossoway Area Transport, Community Development Trust, Corona Virus Info, CofD Resilience Group. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Will be Virtual unless Government guidelines have changed.

Correspondence April/May 2020

Date From Description Action Who
8/4/20 Stagecoach – East Scotland No 23 Bus service during Corona Virus Crisis C List GP
8/4/20 PKC Public Access and COVID-19
8/4/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin - two items Noted GP
9/4/20 PKC Community Greenspace Access COVID-19 documents
10/4/20 CC Members Voting on CC Assistance to Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agenda GP/NM
13/4/20 Alex Boulter Comment on Planning (19/01881/IPL)
15/4/20 CC Members Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agreement Agenda GP/NM
15/4/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin Noted GP
17/4/20 PKC Funding Opportunities, Directory of Mental Health Support and PKAVS Support
21/4/20 PKC Home Energy Scotland Updates Mins NM
22/4/20 Hugh Wallace Potential New Bridge at the Rumbling Bridge Gorge Agenda TD
22/4/20 Victoria Sutherland (Resilience Group) Re: Agreement with Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agenda GP/NM
23/4/20 Trudy Duffy Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge Agenda TD
24/4/20 PKC Scottish Government Planning - COVID-19 Emergency Measures – Pre application Consultation Guidance
24/4/20 Victoria Sutherland Agreement with Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agenda GP/NM
28/4/20 PKC Scottish Welfare Fund - Crisis Grants Mins NM
28/4/20 PKC RE: FW: Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agenda GP/NM
28/4/20 Cllr Purves Re: Next Virtual Meeting of Fossoway CC 5th May
28/4/20 Victoria Sutherland Re: Agreement with Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agenda GP/NM
29/4/20 PKC Re: FW: Crook of Devon Resilience Group Agenda GP/NM
29/4/20 Police Scotland Commander’s Bulletin Noted GP/NM
5/5/20 PKC COVID-19 Staying safe Leaflet
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