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community council agenda monday 9th april 2018

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

agenda for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 9th April   2018 at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

 

  1. Welcome and Apologies.
  2. Police Report.
  3. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising.
  4. Questions from the public
  5. Planning issues.
  6. Citizen of the Year.
  7. Ongoing projects:
    1. Banners
    2. Website
    3. Floral
  8. Financial report
  9. Harbour issues
  10. Secretaries report
  11. Representation on other Groups
    1. Murray Library trustees
    2. Silverdykes liaison Committee
  12. AOCB
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Community Council minutes march 2018

The Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

minutes for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 12th March   2018 at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

 

Present:  Andrew Peddie ( chair), Jim Braid, Lorna Jones, Mary Thomson, Martin Dibley,   Ann Banks, Alex Hay , Cllr John Docherty, Cllr Bill Porteous, Cllr Linda Holt ( from 8.00 ).

 

Elizabeth Riches, Gerald Cooper, and eight  members of the public.

    1. Welcome and Apologies.  Andrew welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies from Gail Sorley, Don McKenzie,

 

  • Cycleways update ( Elizabeth Riches and Gerald Cooper  )

 

          Pittenweem-Anstruther-Cellardyke-Kilrenny Multiusepath

 

This is a community-led project, the first of its kind in Fife, and a sub group of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council has been formed to take this project forward. The Anstruther Cycle Group has formed a partnership with Fife Council to ensure that a mixture of expertise and resources are harnessed to deliver this £1 million project.

Background.

4 years ago we met with the East Neuk Community Council Forum with representatives from each of the CC’s in the East Neuk.

 

Aim.

The initial aim is to provide for multi-use paths connecting Pittenweem-Anstruther-Cellardyke-Kilrenny.  Consultation commenced with the public, schools and local businesses in December 2015. The paths form part of a bigger vision to link the East Neuk between Elie in the west and Crail in the east.  The route will then continue on to St Andrews via Kingsbarns, with these sections being progressed by St Andrews University.

This will, in effect, parallel the Fife Coastal Path currently used by over 500,000 people per year.

In addition, links to the Shore and shops etc will be signposted, and improved where possible.

 

Purpose.

The benefits of the initiative are Safe Routes to Schools, and the promotion of Health, Tourism, local Economy and Environment.

The project will work on a number of levels and will provide safe and accessible multi-use links to schools, shops, places of interest, and other destinations. It will help children to cycle safely to school, everyday trips by locals to access the shops, tourists and locals to enjoy the local environment and places of interest, and the disabled to use their mobility scooters for access to local services.

Along this length are many hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and backpackers hostels.  They will all benefit from increased trade thereby safeguarding jobs, and creating others.

 

Description.

The design comprises mainly off-road facilities including a mix of new-build sections of 3m footways/cycleways alongside existing roads, together with some existing 3m footways/cycleways, and other sections of footways which will be converted to at least 2.5m width for combined use (all to be sealed surfaced and built to approved Sustrans standards).  Road crossings will be facilitated by the use of dropped kerbs, Toucan crossings, and build-outs to create traffic-calmed sections, as appropriate.

There will also be a minimum of on-road facilities where applicable in the 20mph areas, incorporating comprehensive signing and lining, cycle lanes, removal of inappropriate access controls, and diversion away from adverse gradients.

 

The project also includes the following sustainable proposals:

  • solar energy lights along unlit sections. We propose to use different coloured illuminated road studs at farm crossings etc; the studs also flash to warn of the possible dangers of frost,
  • charging points and parking for Mobility scooters/bikes [We plan to improve the proposed cycle parking provision at the new Waid Community Hub, by expanding it to incorporate electric charging points for cycles and mobility scooters.  This will be replicated along the shore front at The Folly],
  • living willow tunnel in Bankie Park and Edible Route,
  • viewpoints and information boards (including QR codes) and part of the Telescope project [Information Boards will be designed for installation at key points along the route including at designated viewpoints and at the  proposed telescope viewpoint,
  • comprehensive direction signs including cycling time [An indicative comprehensive direction signing strategy has already been developed.  These will be specific cycling signs showing the main destinations together with the average cycling time to get there],
  • secure cycle parking linked to coastal path [ Secure cycle parking is proposed along The Folly, at the car park at Anstruther Golf Club, and is to be provided at the Community Hub],
  • part of the established Edible Route way [Additional fruit trees are proposed alongside various sections of the route between Pittenweem and Kilrenny],
  • expansion of the existing GEO-Caching network [ It is proposed to expand the existing basic geocaching network in the area.  This could involve using the local schools to participate in identifying locations for new caches, enabling locals and tourists to investigate further,
  • cycle repair stations: these provide a pump, repair tools and a stand to carry out basic cycle maintenance and repairs.  These will be provided at the Community Hub, the primary school and at the Folly.

 

Funding.

The project cost of the Pittenweem to Kilrenny cyclepath and associated works is approximately £1M.  This has been funded by the local group, local and national grants, and has been match-funded by Sustrans.

 

Progress.

Section Status
A-C Pittenweem to Waid Academy (i)Dreelside Park – completed

(ii) Pittenweem to Queens Gardens – awaiting land negotiations

(iii) Dreelside to Waid- route under discussion

C-D Waid to Bankie Park Existing route to be improved
D-E Bankie Park Completed
E-F Bankie Park to Windmill Road Existing route to be improved
F-I Windmill Road to Kilrenny Bridge Land negotiations completed
G-H Windmill Road to Memorial Later phase awaiting land negotiations
H-I Memorial to Kilrenny Mill ditto
K    Silverdykes / Church Link Completed

 

Three sections have been completed; a fourth will be going out to tender shortly now that land negotiations have just been completed; we are awaiting completion of land negotiations on the Pittenweem section; and existing sections will be upgraded with signing and lining.  We are currently about 18 months into a 2+ year programme of works.

 

Other Proposals.

We intend to work closely with both schools to ensure that Travel Plans, Safe Routes to Schools, bicycle training etc reflect the proposed infrastructure.

 

We are also about to embark on a Feasibility Study for a shared-use path between Kilrenny and Crail.  

 

Regular updates and liaison with adjoining Community Councils is being maintained through the EAST NEUK AND LANDWARD JOINT COMMUNITY COUNCIL FORUM.

 


In summary, we have built paths through Bankie Park and Dreelside Park, and also the link adjacent to Cellardyke Church.  

We have just completed land negotiations for the Windmill Road to Kilrenny section, which we hope to start work on in the near future.

We are also in continuing negotiation with the landowner and tenant for the final section out to Pittenweem.

 

Further afield, we hope to see the first draft of the Kilrenny to Crail Feasibility Study soon.  That will enable us to start to plan public consultations for this multiuse path. We will then need to start again on finding funds.

 

STOP PRESS: We are aiming to hold Bike in the Park 2, in Bankie Park on Sunday 8th April from about 11.30 to 3.30 pm.  Old favourites Dr Bike and Peachy Keen will be there.  We will also be having a wooden activity trail, E-bikes, balance bikes, and a Road Safety Activity Layout.  We are also looking for help with stewarding this event. Information about the multi use paths will be on display.

 

Discussion and questions:

  • Is the Route between  Anstruther to Pittenweem confirmed? Yes it has been approved by Sustrans.
  • Is funding in place?: Yes funding for the current route is in place ( 50% from sustrans )
  • Will the path be lit ?: At the moment solar studs are envisaged, more lighting is being investigated, but  not overhead lighting.
  • How long will solar powered lights stay alight?. Over 20 Hours
  • Lighting at Cellardyke Church? Possibility of a streetlight.
  • Can the stud lighting be trialed somewhere? Yes they could be trialed possibly in Bankie Park.
  • Is there an opening onto Pittenweem Road at the Spindrift? Yes and hopefully traffic calming in that area.
  • Traffic calming on Crail Road opposite Bankie Park? Speed humps going ahead after consultation.  Then consultation process for further measures.
  • Where will it go from Pittenweem?  This will be taken up by Pittenweem CC or Pittenweem CDT.
  • The route will not please everyone but is a good way forward.

 

At this  point The Chairman thanked them for attending and  Elizabeth and Gerald left the meeting.

 

 

  • Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising.  Approved by Alex and seconded  by Mary.

 

      1. Playpark closures ? We have nine Play Parks and the Council will over time only invest in six and gradually let the other three revert to grass. Cllr Bill Porteous  explained.

 

  • Questions from the public.

 

    1. Mercat Cross?  Taken away to Cupar . Historic Scotland need to be involved in its replacement in position. Cllr Bill  Porteous to investigate.
    2. Dog Fouling increasing . Contacting the dog warden. Only two in Fife , can they cover the area?  Primary School project to educate the children to educate the parents? Cllr John Docherty to investigate.
    3. Wall at St Ayles Crescent. Now 10 years since it fell down. A sorry saga.  Cllr Linda Holt to investigate.
    4. Speeding cars at Skeith Road ( doctors surgery ) .  Police are aware. Also at the new School. Cllr John Docherty  looking into this also Crail raceway etc.
    5. Info required about recent car vandalism, please contact the police.
    6. Any further info about the future of the flats? No, Cllr Linda  Holt to pursue .

At this point most of the public left the meeting.

 

  • Planning issues.  No concerns.
  • Citizen of the Year.  Any ideas???
  • Ongoing projects:
  • Website.  Gail going ahead with updating etc . Martin reported that the traders would not come up with a proposal for a revamped site until the end of the year.
  • Floral. Funding. Jim is raising £500 for baskets in his own name.   Grant applied for £500. Martin explained that the maximum Anstruther can get is £500 and Cellardyke £250 . If multiple groups apply then the grant will be split between them. It is therefore easier if the CC apply on behalf of Anstruther and the CRA on behalf of Cellardyke.

 

 

 

  • Financial report.  ( Lorna ) current balance £58,870.67.

 

    1. Invoices to pay christmas lighting £55.69 , Hall hire £112.20.
    2. Floral tins collected still to be banked £129.88
    3. Martin reported that insurance excess for bike in the park will be around £150

 

 

  • Representation on other Groups
  • Murray Library trustees.  Annual public meeting held recently. Interesting talk by relative of David Murray.

 

    1. Silverdykes liaison Committee, ( lorna)

 

Community proposals for use of Section 75 funds

  • Disabled ramp at Bankie Park revised cost £8332 has been advised, A Bissett investigating and will advise further.  B Porteous to contact A Bissett to secure an explanation of costs.
  • Bridges at Crawhill – no update available.
  • Windmill Court Playpark complete November.
  • Billowness Play equipment works under construction.
  • Silverdykes Plaques to be replaced.
  • Silverdykes Playpark works complete.
  • DS advised that it is likely that the development will be completed within the next 18 months to 2 years.
  • Press release to be arranged to indicate projects which have benefitted from funds and stimulate community to bring forward potential projects to support from final tranche of funding.

P Lewis agreed to photograph a selection of the complete projects.  S McElhinney will consider how social media can be utilised to publicise past projects and promote future projects to support.  Posters could be prepared to distribute through Anstruther together with displays at Waid Academy and other locations.

Muir

Issues relating to work on the Silverdykes Development

  • Sales Status

Private Housing – Reservations – 13 no.

                               Completed – 166 no.

FC Housing –         Completed – 57 no.

KHA –                     Completed – 44 no.

  • Further 14 units being handed over to KHA in next month.
  • 20 unit “Design and Build” and Build contract being negotiated with KHA.
  • Fence to Acorn Way house to be discussed with planner.

Muir

Next Meeting:  Thursday 05 April 2018, 6:15pm, Cellardyke Town Hall

Distribution:  All present

 

  1. AOCB.
    1. Cllr Bill  porteous thanks everyone who worked together during the recent snow . Excellent community spirit.
    2. Alex: The personal trainer in Bankie Park is still running lessons in the hours of darkness using Fife Council property without permission and therefore without insurance.. Action Cllr Bill Porteous .
    3. Cllr Linda  Holt raised the issue of storm damage to Cellardyke Harbour and the loss of mooring rings. Fife council are actively taking steps to repair the harbour but will not replace the rings.
    4. Cllr John  Docherty : Brown Bins not collected? Concentrating on other bins, members stated that collection was very sporadic and causing concern
    5. Cllr Linda Holt : stagecoach published proposed changed routes.
    6. Cllr Linda Holt : £150,000   for filling potholes on unadopted roads, please nominate unadopted roads

 

Meeting Closed 21.09

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community council agenda

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Counciagenda for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 12th March   2018 at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Welcome and Apologies.

  1. Cycleways update ( Elizabeth Riches )
  2. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising.
  3. Questions from the public
  4. Planning issues.
  5. Citizen of the Year.
  6. Ongoing projects:
    1. Banners
    2. Website
    3. Floral
  7. Financial report
  8. Harbour issues
  9. Secretaries report
  10. Representation on other Groups
    1. Murray Library trustees
    2. Silverdykes liaison Committee
  11. AOCB
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febuary cc minutes

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.minutes for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 12th February  2018 at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Present:  Andrew Peddie ( chair), Jim Braid, Don Mckenzie,  Mary Thomson, Martin Dibley, Gail Sorley , Alex Hay ,   Cllr Bill Porteous. Mr Anderson, PC Gillan Tetlow, Amy ( Waid Congress)

Welcome and Apologies. Andy welcomed everyone to the meeting especially Amy from waid congress. Apologies from Lorna Jones Cllr John Docherty,Cllr Linda Holt

Police Report : Gillian: thefts at the coop ( school age ) will work with the School. Vandalism, tyre slashings, broken windows etc. talk to schools on drug issues etc. road safety.  Reports of Boy racers around skeith centre being a bit noisy. Possibly they are just looking for somewhere to meet up and not aware they are causing some local concerns.

Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising. Propised by Mary and seconded by  Don

  • Questions from the Public. No questions
  • New Members.  ongoing
  • Council Play Parks . ( Cllr Bill Porteous )  met with Allan Bissett on play parks in East Fife . We have nine play parks in the Town .  Of those , St Ayles , Mayview and March Crescent will not be upgraded and eventually be removed as the equipment deteriorates. They will then revert to grassed areas. Does the community have a view on this?
  • Planning Report.
  • The main planning application this month appears to be the redevelopment of South Waid into housing. This is seperate from the Main waid building on which discussions between Fife Council and the developer are ongoing.

Kathryn Shearer has raised concerns about building works at  a property in George Street Cellardyke. Jim went and had a look at the building. There was some discussion on this as it was difficult to know if the concern was about work being carried out or wether the concern was about work being carried out without planning permission. It was agreed to write to Planning to get clarification.

Mercat Cross: Ongoing very slowly. Cllr Bill Porteous.

Ongoing projects:

  • Cycle Route.
  • The cycle sub committee wish to raise concerns about speeding traffic coming into Anstruther from Pittenweem road .  Cllr Porteous reported that a road speed survey is to be undertaken.

Traffic calming on Crail road. The proposed calming measures are with Fife council for consideration. The possibility of 20MPH limit and speed humps have still to be discussed in detail. This has been “ under consideration for 15 months “

Cllr Porteous reported on a meeting  that took place concerning the proposed route cycle route round the industrial estate. Nothing resolved as yet.

Cllr Bill Porteous will look at all these issues and look for progress

  • Telescope. Met Moir Gibson:
  • , Liked the idea of a money post. Agreed to go ahead. Action Andy
  • Telescope :not keen to put it at the harbourmaster office. Possible at the Lifeboat shed.
  • Will have nothing to do with CCTV.  apparently the harbour users do not want it and there is virtually no crime at the Harbour.
  • Website. TeamAnster are looking at working with others to develop a marketing strategy for the Town which will include Town Map and an interactive website, integrating with social media etc. Gail asked for guidance on how to go forward. Allan Stewart needs to be paid. Traders need to be contacted to upgrade their info and those who have not paid need to pay up. Action Gail. It was agreed to work with the traders on rejuvenating the web site once they had discussed how they are proceeding.

Financial  Report. With the Treasurer absent the following information was tabled:

Cash in bank 29/01/18 £58,984.25, of this only just over £1,300 is CC funds

Floral fund £2442.57

Cycle path £49,772.79

Other monies include Website, Xmas party, Xmas tree, Telescope and St Andrews Road floral.

Cheque to Gail £113.58 and Hall hire £82.50  still to be paid. This leaves the Christmas party fund in credit by £126.83

Secretaries report.

Everything sent to us has been forwarded via email.

Does the CC support the East Neuk community Councils group? Yes

We appear not to be included in consultation on works at Dreelside in which the footpath has been temporarily closed  and a proposal to make Bankwell Road one way. We were very much an afterthought in being invited to the opening of the New Waid. Is out new administration  ignoring Community Councils? Cllr Porteous to investigate.

Harbour issues. Don working on getting coach lines refreshed on the Harbour.

  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees.  AGM friday 16th February at 7pm in the Murray Library
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.  Jim: Met on 1st February. Last phase of construction , two to three years . transferred 14 units from Fife Council to Kingdom housing.
  • AOCB.

Amy: Spoken about the opening of the school which everyone likes. One slight issue is that sound travels round the building so if a baby cries in the canteen or some pupils get noisy everyone hears them!  Cllr Porteous commented on the lack of rubbish bins at the bus stop area.  Amy commented that this was an issue. Cllr Porteous to investigate

Mary: someone is attempting to close a right of way in Cellardyke.  Apparently they are blocking the path with a car and can be quite rude to anyone walking past. Can anything be done?

Brown info sign for the fisheries museum missing on Pittenweem road. Mary to Contact the Museum

Close of meeting  at 21.17

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Cycleways update

Pittenweem-Anstruther-Cellardyke-Kilrenny Multiusepath

 

This is a community-led project, the first of its kind in Fife, and a sub group of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council has been formed to take this project forward. The Anstruther Cycle Group has formed a partnership with Fife Council to ensure that a mixture of expertise and resources are harnessed to deliver this £1 million project.

Background.

4 years ago we met with the East Neuk Community Council Forum with representatives from each of the CC’s in the East Neuk.

 

Aim.

The initial aim is to provide for multi-use paths connecting Pittenweem-Anstruther-Cellardyke-Kilrenny.  Consultation commenced with the public, schools and local businesses in December 2015. The paths form part of a bigger vision to link the East Neuk between Elie in the west and Crail in the east.  The route will then continue on to St Andrews via Kingsbarns, with these sections being progressed by St Andrews University.

This will, in effect, parallel the Fife Coastal Path currently used by over 500,000 people per year.

In addition, links to the Shore and shops etc will be signposted, and improved where possible.

 

Purpose.

The benefits of the initiative are Safe Routes to Schools, and the promotion of Health, Tourism, local Economy and Environment.

The project will work on a number of levels and will provide safe and accessible multi-use links to schools, shops, places of interest, and other destinations. It will help children to cycle safely to school, everyday trips by locals to access the shops, tourists and locals to enjoy the local environment and places of interest, and the disabled to use their mobility scooters for access to local services.

Along this length are many hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and backpackers hostels.  They will all benefit from increased trade thereby safeguarding jobs, and creating others.

 

Description.

The design comprises mainly off-road facilities including a mix of new-build sections of 3m footways/cycleways alongside existing roads, together with some existing 3m footways/cycleways, and other sections of footways which will be converted to at least 2.5m width for combined use (all to be sealed surfaced and built to approved Sustrans standards).  Road crossings will be facilitated by the use of dropped kerbs, Toucan crossings, and build-outs to create traffic-calmed sections, as appropriate.

There will also be a minimum of on-road facilities where applicable in the 20mph areas, incorporating comprehensive signing and lining, cycle lanes, removal of inappropriate access controls, and diversion away from adverse gradients.

 

The project also includes the following sustainable proposals:

  • solar energy lights along unlit sections. We propose to use different coloured illuminated road studs at farm crossings etc; the studs also flash to warn of the possible dangers of frost,
  • charging points and parking for Mobility scooters/bikes [We plan to improve the proposed cycle parking provision at the new Waid Community Hub, by expanding it to incorporate electric charging points for cycles and mobility scooters.  This will be replicated along the shore front at The Folly],
  • living willow tunnel in Bankie Park and Edible Route,
  • viewpoints and information boards (including QR codes) and part of the Telescope project [Information Boards will be designed for installation at key points along the route including at designated viewpoints and at the  proposed telescope viewpoint,
  • comprehensive direction signs including cycling time [An indicative comprehensive direction signing strategy has already been developed.  These will be specific cycling signs showing the main destinations together with the average cycling time to get there],
  • secure cycle parking linked to coastal path [ Secure cycle parking is proposed along The Folly, at the car park at Anstruther Golf Club, and is to be provided at the Community Hub],
  • part of the established Edible Route way [Additional fruit trees are proposed alongside various sections of the route between Pittenweem and Kilrenny],
  • expansion of the existing GEO-Caching network [ It is proposed to expand the existing basic geocaching network in the area.  This could involve using the local schools to participate in identifying locations for new caches, enabling locals and tourists to investigate further,
  • cycle repair stations: these provide a pump, repair tools and a stand to carry out basic cycle maintenance and repairs.  These will be provided at the Community Hub, the primary school and at the Folly.

 

Funding.

The project cost of the Pittenweem to Kilrenny cyclepath and associated works is approximately £1M.  This has been funded by the local group, local and national grants, and has been match-funded by Sustrans.

 

Progress.

Section Status
A-C Pittenweem to Waid Academy (i)Dreelside Park – completed

(ii) Pittenweem to Queens Gardens – awaiting land negotiations

(iii) Dreelside to Waid- route under discussion

C-D Waid to Bankie Park Existing route to be improved
D-E Bankie Park Completed
E-F Bankie Park to Windmill Road Existing route to be improved
F-I Windmill Road to Kilrenny Bridge Land negotiations completed
G-H Windmill Road to Memorial Later phase awaiting land negotiations
H-I Memorial to Kilrenny Mill ditto
K    Silverdykes / Church Link Completed

 

Three sections have been completed; a fourth will be going out to tender shortly now that land negotiations have just been completed; we are awaiting completion of land negotiations on the Pittenweem section; and existing sections will be upgraded with signing and lining.  We are currently about 18 months into a 2+ year programme of works.

 

Other Proposals.

We intend to work closely with both schools to ensure that Travel Plans, Safe Routes to Schools, bicycle training etc reflect the proposed infrastructure.

 

We are also about to embark on a Feasibility Study for a shared-use path between Kilrenny and Crail.  

 

Regular updates and liaison with adjoining Community Councils is being maintained through the EAST NEUK AND LANDWARD JOINT COMMUNITY COUNCIL FORUM.

 


In summary, we have built paths through Bankie Park and Dreelside Park, and also the link adjacent to Cellardyke Church.  

We have just completed land negotiations for the Windmill Road to Kilrenny section, which we hope to start work on in the near future.

We are also in continuing negotiation with the landowner and tenant for the final section out to Pittenweem.

 

Further afield, we hope to see the first draft of the Kilrenny to Crail Feasibility Study soon.  That will enable us to start to plan public consultations for this multiuse path. We will then need to start again on finding funds.

 

STOP PRESS: We are aiming to hold Bike in the Park 2, in Bankie Park on Sunday 8th April from about 11.30 to 3.30 pm.  Old favourites Dr Bike and Peachy Keen will be there.  We will also be having a wooden activity trail, E-bikes, balance bikes, and a Road Safety Activity Layout.  We are also looking for help with stewarding this event. Information about the multi use paths will be on display.

 

Updated 11 March 2018

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Community Council minutes December 2017

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

Minutes for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 11th December  2017  at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Present:  Andrew Peddie ( chair), Jim Braid,  Lorna Jones, Mary Thomson, Martin Dibley,  Alex Hay , Cllr Linda Holt, Cllr Bill Porteous.

Mr Anderson,

  • Welcome and Apologies.  Andy welcomed everyone to the last meeting of 2017 . apologies from Gail Sorley, Don McKenzie, Ann Banks, Cllr John Docherty.
  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising.  Proposed by  Jim and seconded by  Mary.
      1. Andrew reported that the  Cellardyke Sea queen Group will work in conjunction with  the CRA rather than CC .

Questions from the Public.  No questions

  • New Members.  Ongoing. Andy working with the School encouraging pupils to attend. Ongoing.
  • Planning Report. No comment on current applications.
  • Enforcement issues :Wall in East Forth Street – the intention is still to have the wall rebuilt. The owners are aware of this and it was disappointing that the wall was not rebuilt before the start of Autumn. The Council have instructed that the wall be rebuilt using a lime mortar and the property owner emailed me a few weeks ago to advise that the builder they had lined up to carry out the work had advised (correctly) that using lime mortar when the temperature is likely to fall below 10 degrees and frost is also possible is not recommended. The property owners have said that their intention is to rebuild the wall in April 2018.  It is likely that a Planning Enforcement Notice will be served on the property owner detailing what requires to be done and within what timescale. Smugglers Inn – Trees – Correspondence has been ongoing between the council and Mr Thrupps agent regarding this matter. No further felling has taken place and a report by a tree surgeon has been prepared regarding the remaining trees. An application is to be submitted by the owner seeking to fell the remaining trees and the tree surgeons report will form part of this application.
  • Fife councillors report.
  • Bill: Mobile Phone Mast in Cellardyke: some community concerns.  It does have full planning permission? Members said yes it does .
  • Bill :The land  at cellardyke north of crail road  not zoned for residential. Need to involve with the next Local Plan at the earliest Possible Time. A considerable discussion took place on this and it was thought that the preliminary consultation on the next local plan may start in summer 2018.
  • Bill: Bankie Park. Discussion took place concerning a recent meeting called  by MSP Willie Rennie concerning community concerns about items found in the park
  • Ongoing projects:

Cycle Route. Work is ongoing with Fife Council officers over the shared use paths. Trial investigation pits have been dug along routes to be developed. Final arrangements are being worked on with landowners.The group will being carrying out consultation on possible routes from Kilrenny to Crail, and on where to site repair stations, cycle racks, notice boards etc on the new paths, and how to ensure the greatest safety on all path in the New Year.

Banners.  No report.

  • Telescope. Walk round looking for a new site. Opposite harbour masters office? Will contact Fife Council for advice. Donation Post , ongoing.
  • Website. Gail is now administrator. Agreed to work with TeamAnster to revamp the entire site.
  • Financial  Report.  Balance £57,176.98. Floral tins £210.
  • 36 adults and 68 children at the party. income £208: expenses Brian Low £160, Vicky robertson £60. Boathouse provided a lot of food.
      1. Carl £46.74 for bulbs.
      2. Cycle group asked for travel expenses. Agreed at 40p per mile. To come out of the Cycle group monies.
  • Harbour issues.
  • Jim commented on the CCTV, can we follow this up. Contact Alex Gardner and Moir Gibson.
      1. Christmas Tree. Well done to the Waterfront for donating the tree  and the Community persons who put it up, Including Andy with his forklift.  
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees. Two tenants had an open evenings  recently
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.  Jim took the minutes. Read out
  • AOCB.
    1. Alex :Farm Road/ st Andrews Road works, poor finish.
    2. Mary: queue  for the mobile bank, one their times up they just go. Not happy
    3. Bill: Road into a field north of Anstruther  New entrance to Bonerbo Farm.
    4. Mary: Lighting on footpath next to Cellardyke Church? Action Councillors.
    5. Andy: Monies from Mccarthy and Stone? Martin commented that £300 had appeared in an Harbour festival account from Mccarthy and Stone.
    6. Jim: Landscaping on St Andrews Road? Should start this year.
    7. Jim: damaged bench on the Folly area? Action Councillors
    8. Lorna: East Neuk emergency Trust AGM
    9. Lorna: windmill Road gritten only to Pickford Crescent but not onto East Forth Street. They stick to the bus Route. Surely the corner should be gritted. Action Councillors .
    10. Lorna: Where was a wreath from Fife council at remembrance Sunday?. Action councillors.

Meeting closed at 21.15.

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Community Council minutes November 2017

The royal Burgh  of, kilrenny  Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

Minute for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 13th November  2017  at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Present:  Andrew Peddie ( chair), Jim Braid, Don Mckenzie, Lorna Jones, Mary Thomson, Martin Dibley, Gail Sorley ,  Alex Hay ,  Cllr Linda Holt, Cllr John Docherty,  Cllr Linda Holt and Cllr Bill Porteous from 8.12.

Richard  Wemyss, John Brown, Susan Gay, Mr Anderson

  • Welcome and Apologies. Apologies Cllr Porteous, Ann Banks.
  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising. Proposed by  Gail , seconded by Don
  • Cellardyke Sea Queen.  John Brown . 70th anniversary of the sea queen.  14th July. starting in Anstruther Harbour, procession to Cellardyke Harbour. Sea queen going via the reaper and other vessels  .  historical aspects of Cellardyke .  Historical characters including  Five principal historic characters. Exploring the history of Cellardyke.

Discussion took place concerning finances and responsibilities. The organisers have no need to use the CC bank facilities but ask to use the CC public liability insurance. Martin commented that whoever has the permission to use the harbour has to be the person on the insurance policy.

Jim asked why the event involves Anstruther. Richard explained that this was a good way to get as many people as possible involved.

  • Questions from the Public.  Whats happening with the flats? . Why are they not being allocated to people on the waiting list?  Cllr Docherty aid he was shown round the flats today. Apparently it has a bad reputation. Information for residents? Open meeting for residents?  A full discussion took place on community consultation. Susan needs answers for her and other people who live in the flats.
  • Christmas.   Gail reported on the christmas party. Volunteers found and costs have been paired back. Total cost £352 . Income at £2 per head leaves shortfall of £172. Lorna said £350 left from last years event. Tree: Jim reported that a local business, the waterfront,  will donate a tree.  Agreed to put up our own tree and put on lights and ask FC to wire them in.  
  • New Members. ongoing
  • Planning Report. Circulated, no comments . enforcement issues
  • Fife councillors report.
      1. Linda concerned about Fibre broadband. You have to tell your provider about fibre , contact digital Scotland.
      2. Bill. Working doc on road on footways, roads 2018-2019.  Burial Brae cat 2. Review Scottish Fire service, look at the retained Fire stations in the area next year.
      3. John. winter manager, night shift officer for winter road works etc. contact on Facebook or Fife Council direct etc.  St Andrews Tourist Association meeting, hoping to promote the East Neuk alongside St Andrews and Dundee.
  • Ongoing projects:

Cycle Route. The Cycling sub-group is continuing to work with Fife Council to deliver the shared use path to link Pittenweem through to Kilrenny. Sections are already constructed on land owned by Fife Council such as through Bankie Park and Dreelside Park.

There are ongoing discussions with landowners about other areas. Site tests have been conducted along some of these areas.

White markings, solar studs and signs have yet to be put in place.

Discussions are ongoing over Safer Routes to School, Travel plans for Waid and for the primary school and Bikeability training too.

Investigations are being made over a possible Safer Route to School along the Co-op/Industrial Estate Road

A feasibility study is being worked on for the link from Kilrenny to Crail which will involve more public consultation

Work is ongoing in Pittenweem to develop a route going west.

The Community Council of Earlsferry and Elie are thinking what to try to develop from its community.

The Cycling sub-group is keen to hold another Bike in the Park event in Bankie Park in April and would ask for support from the Community Council for this event.

Banners.  ongoing

  • Telescope. Lifeboat shed  being extended. Will wait until we know more before apply planning permission. Liaison committee cannot hold onto the funding for ever. Is there an alternative site? Action Andy. another project is a money bollard. Andy to investigate
  • Website.  Gail now administrator. Meeting with Alan ( midget squid )  this week to get for information.
  • Financial  Report.  End of October ballance £57,395.97.  Last years Tree paid £2376.07 ( £500 had to be taken from our own money) . Remembrance sunday,  wreath £32 church £50. Floral tins £104.20 from 5 tins!! Don reported he was contacting the COOP about tins.  
  • Harbour issues.  Don :Cellardyke harbour still not repaired. Jim can we look again at CCTV in the harbour.  Andy to contact  Alex Gardner.  Computerised ticket machine in East Basin Car Park, is it facing the wrong way.  
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees. Grant for a stained glass window for the Waid Parent Council. Equality and diversity training for trustees.
  • AOCB.
    1. Lorna: gabions damaged in the beach area Cellardyke, Motorbikes? Raised by the CRA.
    2. Paper uplift erratic in Cellardyke
    3. Flag on the flagpole a bit tatty. Action Jim
    4. No lights on the footpath by the church in cellardyke.
    5. Golf club signage? Cars driving past the exit

With no other business the Chair closed the meeting at 9.30

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community council minutes september 2017

Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

Minute a for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 11th September    2017  at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Present:  Andrew Peddie ( chair), Jim Braid, Don Mckenzie, Lorna Jones, Mary Thomson, Martin Dibley,    Gail Sorley ,  Alex Hay ,     Cllr Linda Holt, Cllr John Docherty, Cllr Bill Porteous. PC Gillian Tetlow, PC Susan Martin, John Easton ( Fife council ),

9 members of the public.

  • Welcome and Apologies.  Andy welcomed everyone to the meeting . apologies Ann Banks. In light of the local concerns and the number of public present Andy took the police report first , then the regular meeting and finished with the AGM. The police and  Cllr Holt left the meeting after item 3

Annual General meeting.

Cllr Docherty to Chair AGM

  • Chairman’s report.

I have really enjoyed the last year as chairman of the  CC.

Because our community consists of three distinct parts there is always a challenge in representing all the views but I believe we have worked well together and have been successful in that field.

The big successes for me have been as follows

The beginning of construction of the multiuse path which will eventually run from Pittenweem to Kilrenny

The coffee morning in Cellardyke church hall.

The citizen of the year award night

The gold gilt award in the Beautiful Fife awards

The formation of a local business association, Teamanster.

Hopefully they can help address the needs of local businesses in our community.

All these events have required hard work and people pulling together . They have been very successful and have raised our profile in the town. There are also several exciting projects ongoing which should be completed in the coming months.

The big challenges are more engagement with groups and individuals and more help with the big projects like the floral  effort in a town of 5000 it would be good to have around 50 people who would be willing to help from time to time. The Christmas celebrations in the town have been very low key. The big problems are  limited finance and limited volunteers. It would be good to work with  Teamanster to make better use of the recourses and make Christmas in the town more special.

I would like to thank the members of the CC for all their support.

  • Adoption of accounts.   Accounts were circulated at the previous meeting. Approved Andy and seconded Jim
  • Election of office bearers. Current office bearers elected en block

Regular monthly meeting.

  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising.  Prop Jim, seconded  Mary.
  • Police . To discuss recent issues.  Gillian introduced Susan Martin. Police contact e mails are :

Gillian.tetlow@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Susan.Martin@scotland.pnn.police.uk

EastNeukLandwardCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk

And remind folks they can always call 101 or crimestoppers with information and can remain anonymous.

ALL Anti Social Behaviour call cards checked (302)

1 call regarding persons selling drugs from a property, 2 regarding a smell of cannabis coming from another property.

ALL concern for calls checked (77)

2 calls about persons being in a public space under the influence of alcohol or drugs, both calls Anon, no trace of the individuals in both cases.

  1. 6.20pm Tuesday 13th June 2.
  2. 04.14hrs Saturday 24th June

ALL assist members of the public calls checks (121)

1 call from a member of the public having found a needle lying on the footpath on Pittenweem Road Anstruther at 10.38pm Saturday 15th July. Needle kicked into the roadway, details passed to Environmental services.

ALL police information calls checked (70)

1 call regarding persons selling drugs from a property

ALL public safety calls checked (40)

None relating to drugs or drugs misuse.

Concerns about substance abuse etc. things happening but not a lot reported to police Scotland. Gillian knows of two needles reported. Needs more information to get a warrant, needs the community to help . Crimestoppers or 101.

Andy then asked John Easton for comment.  Unused kits found around  lover’s lane, Cunzie Street ,   and behind the rugby club. Nothing for 12 months except the needle in Bankie Park.  If anyone finds anything the Council will come out within two hours or if needle safe, 24 Hours.   It was agreed to put phone number on anstruther.info.

Questions were then opened up to the room.

  •  Crime Levels ? Crime levels the same as last year.  Both officers spend all day in the east neuk. More actual hours than before police scotland came into being.
    1. Pick up time for needles two hours ( two council staff for Fife )
    2. Coffee with cops at the Waid academy  for an hour every Thursday. Also attends some local coffee mornings.
    3. Staffing on night shift?  Down to Response units .
    4. Cllrs Holt and Porteous both stressed the need to give information to the police.

Andy wound up the discussion thanking everyone for raising these important issues.

  • Questions from the Public.  Several dog owners commented on dog walking  at Waid Academy. This relates to an e mail from Andrew Stokes following the last meeting . Alex  commented he was a very responsible dog owner. Jim commented that other dog owners were not responsible and this was not a dog exercise area. A discussion took place. To ascertain what the actual concerns are it was agreed to write to Andrew Stokes Action Martin.

            Jim asked about land for sale in Lindsay Berwick Place.   Apparently This has now been  withdrawn from sale.  Discussion took place on who owns or controls this land. Residents may now consult a solicitor.  

  • New Members.  Any volunteers??
  • Planning Report. No report
  • Fife councillors report.
  • Cllr Porteous commented on attracting new members.
  • Cllr Docherty commented that bin calendars are now online only. Paper  copy  03451 550022. Action fraud scam from Royal Mail.0208 number.
  • Cllr attending meetings. One Councillor will attend each meeting, Cllr Holt will attend every meeting at some point. It will not be possible for one Councillor  to attend for the whole meeting.
  • Ongoing projects:
  • Cycle Route. Letter from Elizabeth Riches. Andy to volunteer to represent the CC.
  • Banners.  Not punchy enough . any ideas
  • Telescope. Letter needed for Christine Palmer to move this forward. Action Martin
  • Website.   Work with teamanster to develop the project
  • Floral . Won Gold again.  Going to invite everyone involved to the next meeting.
  • Financial  Report.  

Bank balance at end of August : £61,256.29 ( mainly monies held for cycleways project )

Hanging baskets on folly – 6 baskets to be paid for by MLT

   10 baskets to be paid for by donations from public. JB paying this invoice

   4 baskets donated by Pathhead

Invoice for Christmas tree installation and removal 2016 –  FC have agreed to reduce the cost of the invoice. A new invoice to be sent.

Jim Coleman of FC has recommended that a fixed invoice price should be agreed with FC for 2017.

Dance Festival : the total cost for the festival was £2,307.80 which gave a deficit of £167.80.

Elizabeth Gordon (Community Kist ) agreed to £167.80 being transferred from the money she had donated to the floral account, to cover this deficit.

  • Harbour issues. Pontoons finished. Coaches only signs still to be done.
  • Secretary’s report .
    • The new Traders association is now established in Town.
    • We have received a letter from Elizabeth Riches on behalf of the cycleways group.
    • ENCC group me last Thursday .
      • ENCAP update, The group are looking for communities to start their action plans
      • ENFR update,  Gillian gave her detailed update
      • New Community Development manager, Sheena Watson introduced herself along with Tessa Sim the new Community Education worker. Basically Sheena will now incorporate Fiona Mitchell’s role into her current role.
      • Zycle paths update.  Carl have a detailed update
      • Councillor Holt commented on attendance at Community council meetings. Finding it difficult to attend more than one CC meeting in a night.
  • RBS mobile bank. The timings for the mobile bank are causing some concern. Martin will meet with RBS tomorrow to discuss the situation.
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees. Jo Mc farlane now installed in one of the units .
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.

Siverdykes Play Area works to commence on 21st August 2017.

Section 75 Refunds

Crawhill Bridges – awaiting FC action.

Billowness and Windmill Court Play Equipment – projects have been tendered with an excess of £10,000 compared with contribution recommended. It was decided to recommend that the extra cost be funded.

Anstruther telescope – recommended contribution confirmed as £5,500 subject to planning consent.

Information Boards for Cellardyke – have received planning consent.

Issues Relating to Work on Silverdykes Development

Sales status Private Housing Reserved  7 Missived  2 Settled  150

FC Housing Settled 57

KHA Settled  44 Contract  14

Further contract for 20 units being discussed between Muir and KHA.

AOCB

G Jones will act as chairman for next meeting, thereafter the election of chairperson to be discussed by CRA and CC.

G Jones proposed that the present co-opted members be invited to continue in their role. This was accepted by committee.

Improvement to etching to plaques to be undertaken by Muir Homes.

FC has still to replace Elizabeth Riches who was their representative on the committee and reported back to FC after each meeting.

DONM  Thursday 5th October 2017

  • AOCB.
    1. Mary asked about  car park charging, is it true that Fife Council will charge for  St andrews road car park . Martin commented that this had been rumored and Cllr Holt was investigating.
    2. Alex: HGV accessing primary school  via the Wide Entrance  also abuse of disabled bay at the Waid..

After a very full meeting the Chairman close it at 9.45

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Community Council minutes august 2017

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

Minutes  for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 14th August   2017  at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Present:  Andrew Peddie ( chair), Jim Braid, Don Mckenzie, Lorna Jones, Mary Thomson, Martin Dibley, Kevin Lancaster,   Gail Sorley ,  Blane McKnight,   Cllr Linda Holt, Cllr   John Docherty, Cllr Bill Porteous,

50  members of the Public.

  • Welcome and Apologies.  Andy welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies from Ann Banks, .PC Gillian Tetlow. Considering the number of people in attendance the Chairman relocated the meeting to the Main Hall . Once settled he introduced Mr Andrew Stokes.
  • Mr Andrew Stokes, fife council. To discuss the new Waid Academy.  Mr Stokes started by outlining that this was a community campus , the second in Fife which incorporates the School, Council office, Public Library and Community Learning.  

          A number of issues were raised including:

  • Signage. Virtually no signage from the main road and confusing signage within the campus.  Signs to the old Council office still in place
  • Opening Hours. This was supposed to be 9am to 5pm but had been cut back to two mornings. Andrew stated that it was now going back to 9 to 5 and it was hoped to increase these hours. the problem was due to staffing.
  • Public Transport. There is no public transport to the facility. Andrew said this was being addressed and would start shortly.
  • Car Parking. With only 70 spaces there would be very little if any spaces for the public, how do they park at the facility. Andrew commented that this would be monitored.
  • Sport access. The Rugby club had been promised access for changing room for games and this was not happening , the had to hire very expensive facilities from the sport centre.

The Chairman thanked Mr Stokes for attending and he left the meeting. He then introduced Mr Bruce Weir:

  • Mr Bruce Weir, CW properties. To discuss proposed development on land north of Crail Road Mr Weir introduced himself and his associate who produced copies of a landscape appraisal. He stated that he thought he was addressing about ten people from the Community Council ( he did not appreciate  that Community Council meetings are held in public). The area in question was not part of the local plan but it was his intention to lobby for its inclusion in a future Local Plan. He had no definite ideas as what would go on the site but indicated it may be between 220 and 250 houses.

Community Council Vice Chair Jim Braid replied by asking a number of questions  on issues such as Housing  density, impact on services, impact on Schools, Impact on Health services etc etc. It was obvious that Mr Weir had not as yet considered any of these issues, his one aim was to get the area into the local plan for development. The Chairman then opened up the meeting to public comment. The unanimous view of all those who spoke was that this development was not wanted for all the reasons quoted by Jim Braid and a lot more besides. After a robust exchange of views with residents the Chairman thanked Mr weir for attending and he left the meeting.  

The Community Council returned to the Burgh chambers for the rest of the meeting.

  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising.  Propose by  Mary, seconded by Don
  • Questions from the Public.  CC Boundary. Confusing Crail and Anstruther.  ( Third Part )
  • New Members.   Alex staying as a member  now as he no longer was in dispute concerning his neighbour . Other new members ongoing.   Cllr Linda talked to Ian Hughes. Doing presentation.
  • Planning Report
17/02261/FULL Installation of replacement telecommunications mast and associated works Site Address: Skeith Road, Crail Road, Anstruther, KY10 3YL No comments

Ongoing projects:

  • Cycle Route. ongoing.
  • Banners. ongoing
  • Telescope.  Ongoing , recommend funding of £5500 from silverdykes subject to planning permission.
  • Website.  Ongoing.
  • Floral . 27th september. Awards on 6th September. Chairman cleaned the weeds off the sea wall.
  • Financial  Report.  Christmas tree saga ongoing. Annual accounts circulated and it was agreed to hold the AGM at the next meeting.
  • Harbour issues. Don several issues ongoing, working with Cllr Linda. Holt.
  1. Cllr Linda Holt: update with consultation with Stuart Goodfellow.
  2. Cllr John Docherty,  reported on a meeting with RBS concerning its closure in Anstruther and how people could access banking in future.
  3. Cllr Bill Porteous . Concerns raised about  Kilrenny Bridge speeding. Private trainer still  operating in Bankie Park, ongoing .  
  4. Secretary’s report .
    1. We have been asked for our opinion on a common good application from the Scottish Fisheries Museum ( details circulated). It was agreed to support £500
    2. Demolished wall in East Forth street.  Still no planning application coming forward and the property owner has advertised the “ yard” for rent at £250 per month. Ongoing. This is being dealt with by Fife council enforcement officer.
    3. Dunedin Dance Festival. This went off very well despite the weather. Kevin has received a letter of thanks from Dunedin Dancers.
    4. Cellardyke sea queen. Letter circulated from the organisers asking for the Community council to be the umbrella organisation. In effect asking the Community Council to take legal and financial responsibility for an event we  are not organising. I suggest we tread very carefully.
    5. Traders association. Traders in the  Town are currently working together to form a new organisation , Team Anster.( Together Everyone Achieves More ).  The next meeting is on 6th September.   Once they are up and running part of the subscription to this new group will be the subscription to anstruther.info.
    6. Bank closure. I have met with Darren Liddle from RBS and he is putting on a series of events to inform people how they can bank etc. These events will start now and carry on well after the branch closes, possibly in the Community Campus or the East Neuk centre. We will also be getting the mobile bank possibly two days per week . A suggested location is Bankie Park. Also given sufficient notice the mobile bank can attend larger scale public events etc.  I am still nudging TSB concerning an ATM in Roger Street.
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees.  Studios 1 and 2 will change to an artisan business.
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.  Ran out of time to give report

The Chairman closed the meeting at 10.00.

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