Present: F. Kennedy, T. Frost, R. Allner, C. Campbell, F. Chisholm, Y. Gillies
In attendance: I. Frickleton (Police Scotland), Councillor A. Hayes, O. McKee (LLTNP), E. Murray (Minutes), G. Mackenzie (killin.info) and 3 members of the public
- Kennedy welcomed everyone to the meeting
Apologies: C. Grant, A. Fleming, L. Campbell, P. Farquharson,
Police Service of Scotland Community Council Report:
- The Police continue to encourage individuals to report any incidences of dog fouling with a description of the dog and the owner.
- The wintry weather has created difficult driving conditions and the public are advised to ensure they and their vehicle are prepared. Two officers were injured in an accident caused by poor weather conditions.
- Lorna Martin of Stirling Council has been to Killin to inspect the bridges. There is a two year rolling programme of maintenance. Any vehicle strikes to bridges should be reported for repairs. F. Kennedy also spoke to L. Martin about the bridges and potholes. The Dochart Bridge parapet will be repaired and options are being considered to reduce vehicle strikes. L. Martin will speak to LLTNP and Historic Scotland before proceeding.
- Two drivers have been stopped who were over the alcohol limit.
- There has been a theft of a caravan near Strathfillan
- Police are carrying out stop checks of vehicles to deter criminals who are travelling around particularly to steal power tools from businesses and individuals. It is recommended that all power tools are marked and that a description and serial numbers are kept in case of theft.
- The Police Control room at Stirling is now closed and calls are taken in Edinburgh. It will take some time for staff there to become familiar with all the localities.
- Local police continue to be visible outside the school at the start and finish of the school day.
- There have been few mountain rescue incidents.
Approval of the minutes of the last meeting:
Proposed: C. Campbell
Seconded: T. Frost
The minutes were approved.
Traffic speed on Lyon Road/Ballechroisk area
There have been no developments and this remains ongoing.
- Kennedy has discussed the Lochay bridge and the Dochart bridge with L. Martin of SC.
Work has begun on the Breadalbane Park. The KAT AGM is on Saturday 28th of March 2015 at 11am in the Killin Hotel.
- Chisholm reported that Dial-a-journey can provide transport to people with an impairment for £9.10 each way. Individuals need to register with Dial-a journey, Tel: 01786 465355.
The Community Council continue to encourage feedback through Bruce Crawford MSP. It was noted that once hospital staff are aware that people live far from the hospital they are willing to make later appointments to allow time for travel.
Ten people have expressed an interest in training to use the defibrillator but there was no update on the purchase of the Public Access Defibrillator. This will be followed up at the next Community Council meeting.
Councillor M. Earl had met with A. McGibbon of SC and she has written to F. Kennedy to say she will discuss it with A. Ogilvie of SC with a view to putting down tarmac within this financial year or early in the next one. SC will then provide tubs and plants for the Killin Floral Society to maintain. F. Kennedy will pass a copy of the letter to M. Macrae of the Floral Society.
Some repairs have been carried out but there are many more areas requiring attention. Councillor A. Hayes will write to SC about the widespread need for resurfacing throughout the region and the trunk road system and she will ask how the reduced roads budget will be used.
McLaren Hall car park
- Gillies will follow this up at the McLaren Hall AGM .
The current lamp posts are in a poor state and new posts would be required before Christmas lights could be installed on the street lamp posts. Councillor A. Hayes will pursue this matter.
EV Charging Point
It was noted that the location is blocking the pavement. Parking in that space will be restricted to those wishing to charge their vehicle. Another EV point has been installed in Callander.
No applications have been received by the Community Council.
- There is a national public consultation on the draft flood management strategies and plans. A link is available from the SC website and from https://frm-scotland.org.uk/consultation_finder. Printed material is available to view at SC Old Viewforth offices. This was passed to T. Frost.
- Creag Ghlas long term forest plan scoping – passed to T. Frost.
- Query regarding the adjoining land ownership to the Dochart bridge -this will be passed to A. Dowling.
- A827/080 Allt a’Bhaile Chruim culvert. Repair works will be carried out by the Bridges Department from the 20th April 2015 and will require the road to be closed at night. This is currently proposed from 19.00 to 7.00. Councillor A. Hayes will contact them to propose 22.00 – 07.00. Temporary traffic light will operate during the day. Work is estimated to take 10 days.
Repairs to the railway line path
Complaints were raised about the quality of the work and the condition of the path subsequently. These were passed to O. McKee.
Japanese knotweed continues to thrive and extend along the Ardeonaig Road. Councillor A. Hayes will pursue the matter.
It was reported that gritting lorries are not gritting the last section along the Ardeonaig Road before the boundary the P&K Council, despite the lorries turning beyond the boundary. Councillor A. Hayes will pursue this matter and the need for grit bins to be replaced throughout Killin.
The Community Council passed on their good wishes to I. Frickleton for her forthcoming wedding and the meeting was closed.
Date of next meeting: Tuesday 12th of May 2015 at Killin Primary School.