Killin Community Council September 2015

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Present: F. Kennedy, T. Frost, R. Allner , G. MacKenzie,  F. Chisholm, C. Campbell.

In attendance: Councillor A. Hayes, E. Murray (Minutes), and 2 members of the public.

Welcome:

  1. Kennedy welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked them for their attendance

Public Access Defibrillator
Elaine Turner attended the start of the meeting and provided an update. The Community Choir had fundraised for a defibrillator but then Government funding became available and this was applied for successfully. The Choir subsequently purchased a case to house the Defibrillator at the Care Home and will also purchase a training dummy.

Paramedic Michael Mclaren is organising training for volunteers and he is contacting Community Groups. A plan is required for how a response will be made once the system is in practice. The initial volunteer training is not part of the emergency call out procedure: Step 2 involves training First Responders who would respond in an emergency. Councillor A. Hayes recommended contacting Trossachs Community Council who are further along with their scheme.

An update will also be provided in the Killin News.

Loch Tay Internet Project
Phil Simpson attended the start of the meeting to provide an update on and seek support for the Loch Tay Internet Project. Ardeonaig and Ardtalnaig Community Association have funding from the Scottish Government for the Loch Tay Internet Project which will provide super fast broadband to communities around the Loch. Their supplier, AB Internet have yet to receive feedback from either Local Authority on the planning permission required for the small masts. Councillor A. Hayes will contact AB Internet regarding this.

Meanwhile Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership (HPCP) has initiated a similar scheme and claim to have support from Killin Community Council. Killin Community Council members were all in agreement that the Community Council supported the Loch Tay Internet Scheme and fully backed the Ardeonaig and Ardtalnaig Community Association.  

Police Service of Scotland Community Council Report:

  • Ironworks patrols will draw to a close at the end of September. A recent check on campers identified a Ford Transit van with no insurance.
  • One male was arrested for domestic assault in Crianlarich.
  • A report was made of juveniles attempting to get an adult to purchase alcohol for them. The Co-op staff intervened and dealt with this.
  • During the period 15.07.15 – 05.09.15 there have been 13 road traffic collisions, 5 of these were serious. On Sunday 23rd of August a collision involving a motorcycle and a car at the entrance to Lix Toll garage led to a road closure and accident investigation. A closure on the A82 created more difficulties and there were problems communicating the situation to motorists. The volume of traffic attempting to use the Auchlyne Road also created problems.
  • A caravan was stolen from Immervoulin Caravan Site
  • An Ifor Williams trailer was stolen from the Hydro Scheme at Anies Farm
  • The Broch Cafe in Strathyre was broken into and a quantity of alcohol stolen.
  • Local events have gone well with no issues.
  • The school term has begun and extra attention will be paid at school times when possible.

Apologies: Y. Gillies, C. Kemp, C. Grant. L. Campbell, S. Inglis

Approval of the minutes of the last meeting:
Proposed: T. Frost
Seconded: C. Campbell
The minutes were approved.

Matters Arising:

Coach Parking
This area now has appropriate signs and has been painted. The Police now have the authority to move vehicles on. The Royal Bank of Scotland mobile banking facility may need to relocate to enable customers to park alongside it.

Traffic speed on Lyon Road/Ballechroisk area
Councillor A. Hayes will contact Councillor M. Earl regarding the progress on implementing a 20mph speed limit in this area. There was also a report of a Stirling Council bin collection lorry speeding in this area in the evening, causing damage to trees and mounting the pavement. Councillor A. Hayes will report this to G. Somerville at SC.

Bridge repairs
The repairs to the Dochart Bridge have come off the planning list for the LLTNP. The reason for this is not known. 

KAT

  1. Allner has been appointed Interim Chair of KAT and T. Elliot has taken on much of the work that was being carried out by W. Angus. R. Allner will pass on to T. Elliott continuing complaints from the owners of Dall Lodge regarding the impact of the works on Breadalbane Park to their property. Two additional pipes have been installed under the path to release water and it is expected that the water table will lower over the coming months solving the pooling problems.

Road Repairs
A stretch of Ardeonaig Road is scheduled for repair from the 24th of September to the 2nd of October with time banded closures. T. Frost has also raised the problems with the passing places for attention.

The A827 from the Golf Course to the boundary is scheduled for resurfacing from the 26th of October and this section of the road will be closed for a week. Craignavie Road will be done after this.

White lines on the roads in Killin require repainting, in particular the Lyon road area, the junction at Lix Toll and the Dochart Bridge. It was agreed that the Dochart bridge would benefit from signage on the road surface to indicate the need to give way and which way to go on exiting the bridge in either direction. Double yellow lines are also needed to prevent parking alongside the Smiddy as this obstructs vehicles exiting the bridge. Councillor A. Hayes will pursue.

The sign indicating the direction of Aberfeldy is obscured by vegetation.

It was clarified that maintenance of lay-bys that are on private deeds is still carried out by the Local Authority.

Lamp Posts

  1. Kennedy is still pursuing if the sign on an old post can be moved to a new lamp post and the root removed. Councillor A. Hayes is following up on Christmas Lights and who would be responsible for the electricity.

Invasive Species
Councillor A. Hayes continues to follow up on this as no work appears to have been carried out. 

Breadalbane Park Play Area
The Enforcement Officer confirmed that all work has been carried out in accordance with the planning regulations. 

Litter bins
The removal of the bin from the small car park gate that leads to the Railway Line is ongoing. Councillor A. Hayes is pursuing the matter.

DRT
Councillor A. Hayes has received some complaints regarding the changes to the service and would encourage anyone with a complaint to write to their local Councillor. T. Frost and F. Kennedy have raised the problems at a meeting with the Chief Executive of SC. 

Fire Hydrants
Local Retained Fire Officers have been told not to clear out hydrants or paint them. 

The Killin Folk Festival
A public meeting to gauge support is being organised.

Planning:
There were no planning issues.

Correspondence:

  • LLTNP election – this information was passed to R. Allner.
  • Stirling Tenants Project – this information was passed to F. Chisholm.
  • Newsletter for the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
  • Notification of a drop-in Surgery for Steven Paterson MP at the Mclaren Hall on the 12th of September from 10.30 – 11.15 am.

A.O.C.B.: 

Concours Car Event
A letter of thanks was received from GTO Events regarding assistance given for their Highland Tour of Concours Cars. Parking was provided and as the event was so successful it may be repeated in the future.

Top Car Park
The trees are overgrown and it has not be swept by the road sweeper, possibly because it is difficult to access. Councillor A. Hayes will contact A. Ogilvie at SC.

Dochart Bridge
The vegetation is overgrown all around the bridge. R. Allner to contact A. Dowling. 

Glasgow University Workshop

  1. Allner attended a workshop at Crianlarich and the main discussion was about transport problems.

Community Tests Project
The Community Planning Partnership has named Killin and Strathfillan as communities willing to work in innovative ways as part of a project to support communities to be empowered to shape and deliver services that meet local needs.

Stirling Council Community Engagement team
There has been no update on a replacement for Suzanne Player.

Date of next meeting: Tuesday 10th of November 2015, 19.30 at Killin Primary School

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