Burntisland Community Council Meeting
A MacDonald (Chair)
R Smith (Vice Chair)
A Grant (Treasurer)
R Blanchard (acting Secretary in absence of G Ritchie)
C Dewar, T Hailey, M
C. Spears, Councillor S Leslie, Sgt E Potter, 11 Members of the public
1) Apologies for Absence
Sam Purves, Gordon Ritchie, Gillian Lowe
2) Minutes of Previous meeting (14.11.08)
by R Smith & seconded by
3) Notification of community concerns for discussion referred to
Under Item 10
Police Report – Sgt Potter reported
since the last meeting mirror assaults had occurred all detected and known to
victims. Break-in at
Ken Halley - apologies for not attending meeting but had sent a report by email, however, this had not been received by commencement of meeting.
Content to be made available at next meeting.
6) Current Items of Business Carried Forward
6.1 Christmas Lighting
The problem of the lights’ movement in strong winds and general breakage will
be referred back to the manufacturer for advice. The failed lights at
6.2 Burntisland Blooms
Full Floral Enhancement Grant of
£750 has been applied for. In 2009, the
Fife Council sponsored
6.3 Docks Clean-up
The clean up was not successful as Forth Ports did not support the scheme and prevented it from going ahead. Councillors are asked to work along with Forth Ports to see what can be achieved in clearing g the area of rubbish.
7) New Business
performance – Lochgelly Centre – supported by
Exxon Mobil. Sixty people attended
from Erskine Church/Parish Church/St Joseph’s
and Toll Centre. Tickets for
7.3 ASCC Conference – Annual National Conference held at the Scottish Parliament Building Holyrood, Edinburgh - attended by R Smith & T Hailey
Report from R Smith. – Topics covered; The Governments Manifesto on Community Councils: Community Policing; How to influence the Decision Makers through press and media; Empower yourself – engage with local elected representatives and local authorities’ Planning Appeals – Climate Challenge Fund; Economic Downturn; Common Good Assets: Full breakdown of content available as appendix.
Shell and ExxonMobil each donated £100 towards Christmas lights. Donations which are £50-£75 shall be in the form of vouchers. Higher value donations shall remain as cash rewards.
SEPA reported that they were undertaking a nationwide
review of gas tank design, of
which 9 were in
7.5 Energy Saving Project
Grants are available for loft insulation etc. and those on benefits may be eligible to obtain grants of 100% or significantly reduced costs.
7.6 Incubator Units
Summary of overall consultations:
a) changes in design of building
b) colour changed to reflect surrounding buildings
c) roof height lowered
d) addition of protruding elevation
e) mature tree planting on north elevation
Plans will be put in library for public display.
Structure plan finalised
draft of local plan of
Cinema site High Street – objections can be taken up in relation to plans.
9) Any Other Business
a) Sewage – update for next meeting
Links Car Park – Sewage smells – action as above.
b) Pavements - update for next meeting
Un-gritted pavements throughout the town during this last cold spell.
Pavements cracked outside old Cinema – being pursued.
c) Common Good Fund update – Agenda Item for next meeting
d) Craig Court Wall- included in Locality Managers Report
Core Path – Walk up hill to
Binn Pond from
10. Date of next meeting
The Chair closed the meeting by expressing Seasons Best Wishes to all those present.