Killin Community Council meeting held in Killin Primary School on Tuesday, 11th January 2005 at 7.30 pm.
J.MacPherson, Chairman, M.Hunter, Secretary, J.Stewart, T.Frost, R.Twigg and K.Riddell.
P.Christie, Vice-Chairman, F.Kennedy, Treasurer, A.Noble and K.Taylor
Cllr. Ffinch, Suzanne Player, Rural Development Worker and 8 Members of the public.
The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and wished all present a Happy New Year.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved by John Stewart and seconded by Charlie Grant. There were no matters arising from these minutes.
No planning applications have been received.
Correspondence: Killin won the overall Loch Lomond,Argyll, Stirling & Trossachs Tourist Award for the help given by the community during the Glen Ogle landslide. J. MacPherson and E. Woods, from the McLaren Hall Committee, went to receive the award, which was a crystal vase and a week-end break for two, to be taken in the above tourist area. A draw was made with the Mountain Rescue, WRI and the Hall Committee to establish which group would win the break. The draw was won by Killin WRI.
There is an invitation from Central Scotland Police for two members to attend a meeting in Police Headquarters, Stirling, on 26th January or 2nd February. John Stewart and Charlie Grant to attend.
The 2nd Community Council Conference is to be held on 29th January in Stirling. John MacPherson and John Stewart to attend.
Bruce Crawford, MSP, has written offering any help he can to Community Councils.
Killin Floral Association thanked the Community Council for their £20 donation. No sponsorship would be required in 2005.
A questionnaire on the display of Election Material was passed to Tim Frost for completion.
Planning application on Schools PPP Project was given to Kay Riddell for attention.
The Central Scotland Fire Service questionnaire is to be completed by John Stewart and Charlie Grant.
Fireworks: The Hogmanay display had gone well and the feedback was that the majority of locals were pleased with the way it had been done. C. Grant thanked all who had helped in any way to make the event a success. There is £700 left to go towards next year’s show if the village so wishes. The chairman thanked Mr. Grant for his work.
Christmas Tree: Difficulty in obtaining a Christmas tree seems to be a problem. A donation is to be given to the Episcopal Church as before and a one off donation is to be made to Stitt Bros. for difficulties they experienced in obtaining and erecting the tree. A letter of thanks is to be sent to Douglas McRobbie for setting up the lights on the tree.
A.O.C.B. Complaints have been received about brown bin re-cyclable material and commercial waste being uplifted by the same lorry. Any instance of this should be reported to Cllr. Ffinch or Stirling Council. The Council have refused to grant a skip for commercial use even although businesses would be prepared to pay. Businesses can pay £18 to have waste uplifted. There will be only one commercial uplift of rubbish per week from summer 2005.
Roadside maintenance is not being carried out. This is the cause of much of the recent flooding.
NHS 24 The Chairman explained the Key Issues of a meeting held recently in the Nurses Clinic and gave two examples of how the system is NOT working. Call centres need to know their geography!! All calls made to NHS 24 are recorded and should be kept in case of referral. Dr. Angus has written three times to ask if we are getting proper cover but has not been answered once. Response time for an ambulance in the Highlands and Islands area is 15 – 20 minutes. Why can it not be so here? The Chairman stated that one caller to NHS24 on Boxing Day was informed that there were no doctors on call in Stirling, the nearest available Dr being at Glasgow. Our Chairman is willing to battle on in an effort to ensure that there is no reduction in health care in the area. It was unanimously agreed by all present, that steps be taken to publicise the present situation. It was the Chairman’s view, that neighbouring communities would also support the action proposed, including the possibility of a petition to the Scottish Parliament. It was felt there was an absence of support from all politicians on the subject.
The Chairman thanked all those who had attended the meeting on such a wild night and closed the meeting at 8.45 pm.
The next meeting will be held in Killin Primary School on Tuesday, 8th March 2005.