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Library Volunteer Group Open Meeting

Wednesday 10th September 2014
7pm – 9pm
Loch Leven Community Campus

A small steering group have formed to take forward the idea of managing the Loch Leven Community Campus Library closure days all day Monday and Saturday afternoons.
We feel that renewed access to the Community Library on a Monday and Saturday is a fundamental service provision for Kinross-shire.
We hope you will come forward to help us achieve this goal as we need your help to do it!

If you are interested and would like to attend the open meeting please contact:
Tracey Ramsay, Senior Community Capacity Building Worker, Loch Leven Community Campus, Muirs, Kinross, KY138FQ.
01577 867124 or email ku.vog.ckp|yasmart#ku.vog.ckp|yasmart

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Community Council Minutes - August 2014

Draft Minutes Meeting Fossoway and District Community Council
Tuesday 5th August 2014, Carnbo Village Hall
CCllrs: Sandy Morrison, Kevin Borthwick, Trudy DuffyWigman, , Graham Pye; Cllr Mike Barnacle; 10 Members of the Public.

Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheape, Alastair Lavery and Rod Paterson; Cllrs Dave Cuthbert, Joe Giacapazzi and Willie Robertson; Community Police Officer.

Declarations of Interest: None.

Community policing: Report received. The Public are reminded to be sensitive to other land users when enjoying the countryside during the summer. Only recent crime in the area is the theft of a Motor home from Crook of Devon which is under enquiry. Incidence of fly-tipping seems to be increasing; anyone spotting this in progress should report any details of registration numbers, etc., to the police.
MoP asks about process for handling runaways from Seamab School, as reports of a recent incident revealed that the control centre (contacted using the 101 number) didn’t know anything about the school. Kevin will raise this with the Police.

Minutes of the last meeting: Were signed off without amendments.

Matters arising:
Perth and Kinross Credit Union: Details will be put on the Fossoway web site.

Unpaid work team: Arek Nowrotek of the Criminal Justice Service has asked for suggestions, previously we have suggested using the team to clear offlets in various roads in Fossoway or perhaps do some additional verge cutting. See also AOCB.

Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: Hugh Wallace attended to provide an update: SSE have withdrawn their requirement for a large sum to upgrade the power network, which returns the project to a sound economic footing. Energy for All have been helping with arrangements to raise community funding. One of the landowners is currently refusing to sign an agreement for the pipeline to pass his land pending the sale of his house – alternatives routes are possible, but difficult. MoP asks if there is any risk of asbestos being found in the ground that was previously a rubbish tip – Hugh says that sampling hasn’t revealed any, but obviously it will be handled appropriately were it to be found.

Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle reports that some work is taking place, although it appears to be behind schedule. Cllr Barnacle has reminded the builders of the importance of completing this before November.

Crook Moss Travellers’ site: There is no information about progress in enforcing the planning conditions, particularly with regard to noise. This CC and Cllrs will continue to press the issue.

Glenquey Quarry: Kevin reports that this was not on the agenda for the July DMC meeting; the next meeting is 13th August. Meanwhile the Tayside Geodiversity paper has been completed and sent to PKC and all members of the DMC.

Community Workshop on Blairingone: A date for the follow on meeting is still to be agreed.

Lambhill Chipping plant: Cllr Barnacle is still trying to organise the site meeting with Nick Brian, but to no avail – discussions continue about whether the CC can be represented at the meeting.

Crook Moss Community Acquisition: The subcommittee will reconvene in due course.

Ryder Cup Traffic Planning: Ongoing, some minor improvements to the proposed arrangements have been made. Hopefully a Police Officer will attend a future meeting to update us.

Dunning Glen Rubbish and Vandalism: On-going. There was extensive discussion about possible solutions to these problems.

New Business
T-in-the-Park: The festival will be moving to Strathallan. The organisers have thanked the community for all their support over the years it has been held at Balado.

CC Business
Landscape Review: Alastair attended.
Planning Users Forum: Kevin attended this meeting, during which it was announced that input for the next local plan is already being sought.

Councillors’ reports
Cllr Barnacle: Request for mitigation measures on A977 has been made to PKC; some minor works to ant-skid surface will be done, and a survey of HGV traffic will be made. It’s now necessary to persuade the Council to instruct the Roads Department to resume work on preparing the business plan for the major mitigation measures – support of this CC will help. Dunning Bridge has been addressed. A previously reported problem with a bad smell at Crook of Devon has now abated. Carnbo Post Box – Previous correspondence from the Post Office in London stated that letters could be handed to delivery staff in the absence of a local post box. General opinion amongst those present was that this was not being allowed by local staff. Cllr Barnacle will forward the letter from the London Office to the Kinross office to elicit their comments.

Planning matters:
A number of decisions by the local review body were intimated and discussed.
There was a feeling was feeling from the public that the item in respect of Dollar Equestrian at Blairingone, appeared to be an example of a system being used to obtain a house in the countryside. There was also disquiet by a MOP over apparent inconsistencies in the granting of permission for wind turbines.

14/01101/FLL Easter Solsgirth, Solsgirth, Dollar, FK14 7NB Modification of permission 12/01064/FLL (change of use and extension to barn to form dwelling house and stable block) - change position of the stable block.
No Community Council comment.

14/01129/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage/workshop at land 100 Metres south-east of Briglands Lodge, Crook of Devon.
No Community Council comment.

14/01148/FLL Extension to dwelling house at Rosebank Cottage, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7LR.
No Community Council comment.

14/01336/FLL Erection of stable block at Appleburn, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7LR.
No Community Council comment.

14/01223/FLL Renewal of planning permission (11/00862/FLL) for alterations and extension to dwelling house. Coates Cottage, Powmill, Dollar, FK14 7NN.
No Community Council comment.

14/01222/FLL. Erection of a dwelling house on land 20 Metres south-east of Firs of Viewfield, Drum.
Recommendation. The Community Council were concerned about appropriateness of site, house size to garden ratio and overdevelopment of site. The CC asks that these issues are taken into consideration when assessing this application.

14/01292/FLL Erection of dwelling house at Land 50 Metres south-east of Muirfield, Fossoway.
No Community Council comment.

Outh Muir Wind Farm – Cllr Barnacle notes that this went to appeal after refusal, so sent the reporter a copy of the local landscape review.
Braehead Developer reports that the footpath surfacing has been completed; works to a previously agreed chalet site are in progress.

All correspondence was available for viewing. Volunteers to man polling stations are sought, details available to anyone interested. Volunteers needed for Older People’s Day – 22nd October at LLCC; This CC has received an annual administration grant of £408; PKC’s “Seven Days of Sport” programme offers open sessions at various sports clubs 23rd August – 3rd September, see www.pkc.gov.uk/sevendaysofsport Auction of items and promises at 7pm on 13th September at Crook of Devon Village Hall.

AOCB: The Crook of Devon electronic speed sign is not working. Cllr Barnacle will report this. MoP also notes that several speed limit signs are in need of cleaning – this might be a good job for the Unpaid Work Team.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting

  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Declarations of Interest
  • Community Policing
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Matters arising: Unpaid Work Team, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Glenquey Quarry, Community Workshop, Lambhill Chipping Plant, Crook Moss Acquisition, Ryder Cup Traffic Planning, Dunning Glen, Aldie Road Lay-By
  • Community Councillors - Meetings Attended
  • PKC Councillors’ Reports
  • Planning
  • Correspondence
  • AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd September, 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All welcome

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Crook of Devon Village Hall

Did You Know?

• The hall is a registered charity (SC026692) run by a Committee of volunteers who live in and around the village;
• It can be hired by anyone on an hourly basis through Jean Shearer in the village shop (£20 per hour for one off events);
• It is used by various groups on a regular basis (see timetable overleaf) but to cover the annual running costs we have to fundraise;

Next big fundraiser:

Auction of Items and Promises


September 13th 2014, 7pm, doors open 6.30pm
Please support us in any way you can. Come along on the night with family and friends or donate something for auction. It could be anything from a home baked chocolate cake to a few hours grass cutting to a restaurant voucher or an activity day out.

We’ll take anything!
The Committee is working hard to get auction items and we already have, for example, a Family Day at Landmark, golf at Blairgowrie and golf at St Andrews, some babysitting, a children’s disco, clay pigeon shooting and two different holiday homes for a week’s stay abroad.

Our target is to raise £3,000 so we really need everyone’s support.

Contact the committee to offer donation items, email us at moc.liamg|llahnovedfokoorc#moc.liamg|llahnovedfokoorc or speak to any Committee member.

A list of current Hall Committee members can be found on the Hall noticeboard.


We will be updating the auction list as we go along. The latest version can be found on the hall website at www.crookofdevonhall.com
Entry to the auction is £5 per person on the door with complimentary wine and free entry into a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire HD.

Future Dates for your Diary

The Family Film Afternoons will be taking a break over the summer months but watch out for their re-launch in the Autumn.
Christmas Family Disco – December 19th, 6.30 -8.00pm
Hogmanay Disco & Ceilidh – December 31st, 8.30pm – 12.30am
Watch out for posters advertising these events nearer the time.

What’s On When?

Monday - Yoga 7.30-8.40
Ashtanga yoga from beginners to experienced
Contact:Anna Johns
Tuesday - Children’s Ballet 5.15-7.30
Ballet from pre-school to Grade 3
Contact:Rachel Webb moc.tenretnitb|tcennocecnad#moc.tenretnitb|tcennocecnad

Scottish Country Dancing 7.45-9.00
Traditional Scottish Country Dancing. No expertise required!
Contact:Anne Mitchell 01577 840417
Wednesday - Indoor Carpet Bowls 8.00-10.00
Teenagers and adults welcome. Come and give it a try! No experience necessary.
Contact:Derek Mitchell 01337 860467 _
Thursday - Gym Fit Fitness Class 8.00-9.00
Circuits and interval training for men and women.
Contact:Verity Smith 07934653600
Friday - Youth Club 6.30-7.45
For children aged P4 to P7
A lively mixture of crafts, activities, games and tuck shop!
Contact: Alison Savage 01577 840836

All groups would welcome new folk!
Please note some of the groups are seasonal and some only operate in school term time.

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