Killin Community Council meeting held in Killin Primary School on Tuesday, 8th March 2005 at 7.30 pm.
J. MacPherson, Chairman, P. Christie, Vice-chairman, F. Kennedy, Treasurer, M. Hunter, Secretary, R. Twigg, J. Stewart, C. Grant, T. Frost, K. Riddell and A. Noble.
David Brown, Lawrence Stocks, Colin McMenemy, all Stirling Council, Jonathan Anderson, Acting Deputy Rector McLaren High School, Cllr. Ffinch, Suzanne Player, Rural Development Worker and 24 members of the public.
The Chairman opened the meeting and welcomed everyone.
Ambulance Health Service Update: A petition had gone to Parliament on 2nd March, which had been well received. At a meeting today with the Health Board. Ambulance personnel. NHS 24 and local GP’s it was made clear that from 21st March 2005 this area would have one 2-manned A & E ambulance and one Rappid Response Unit with a paramedic. This covers Callander to Tyndrum. The Chairman said he was not happy with the situation, they state that they have 5 paramedics. He feels that this is not enough, and that the cover which is being put in place is in his opinion unacceptable. Dr Willie Angus is hoping to get Dr Gareth Davies to explain the issues in the next Killin News.
Minutes of the last meeting were approved by C. Grant and seconded by J. Stewart. Cllr. Ffinch assures us that the problem with the waste bins is being attended to.
Planning: An application from John Howe, Finlarig, to convert a barn into a dwelling house was the only application received.
Correspondence: An invitation to a Community Partnership meeting in Kingshouse hotel was received. John MacPherson, Kay Riddell and Mairi Hunter would attend. Letters were received about warnings of future flooding. Mairi Hunter would be the local contact. The Scottish Executive wrote asking for any nominations for the Standing Up To Anti-Social Behaviour Scheme. Letters from Scottish Water regarding charges announcements and from Sylvia Jackson regarding Drug Dealers were noted. The Community Council had written about the presence of Anti Social people in the village. A letter was received to say that white lines on the road would be put in place at the Stewart Road/Manse Road junction.
AOCB: A funding application is going in for the replacement of the notice board at the Breadalbane Park entrance and John Sinclair, Joiner, has been approached to erect the board.
A complaint has been made about Bear lorries using the Station Car Park as a yard, also the Council are dumping rubbish in the ground opposite Stitt’s yard. This to be investigated. It was to be hoped that the toilets in the Station Car Park would be open for Easter.
Sports Pavilion. The damage caused has been reported to the Police.
Lyon Road: Large vehicles are unable to get in to Lyon Road because of the parked cars. The Council will be asked to put down double yellow lines. The sign showing No Entry at the nurses clinic needs to be made more visible as cars are going past Lyon Villas the wrong way.
All day parking in the Bank car park and on the main street in front of Craiglea is causing a problem.
Bus stop in Dochart Road should be in place shortly.
The Chairman informed us that he had been at a meeting where Stirling – 10 years on – was discussed. He put forward the suggestion that we should go back to when local roadmen looked after ditches and drains and local businesses carried out repairs on Council property.
Chairman thanked all those who had attended and closed the meeting at 9.10 pm.
Next meeting, including the A.G.M., will be held in Killin Primary School on Tuesday, 10th May, 2005 at 7.30 pm.