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EAST NEUK DOOK, SAT. JAN. 13 @ 1pm…

Bundle up warmly, layer your jumpers and leggings, and be thankful you’re fully dressed as you cheer on the half-dressed  brave souls jumping into harbour waters for the East Neuk Dook on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 1pm.  These  potential human ice-cubes are raising money for charity, so come along, throw money in the buckets, and make their efforts worthwhile!

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Paddington Picnic & Craft Day

Lighthouse is running a fund raiser for a local student to go to Peru next summer with World challenge.

Kirstie is having a Paddington themed craft day on Sunday 14th Jan at the Erskine Hall between 2 and 3.30 pm.

There is a £2 entrance cost for children which includes crafts and a Paddington themed picnic. Adults are free but on this occasion we’ll ask you to pay a modest amount for tea, coffee and cake.

There are raffles, competitions and quizzes.

And the wonderful Barbara Burrows has provided loads of her famous marmalade for sale

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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 agenda January 2018

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

Agenda for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 8th January 2018  at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

Welcome and Apologies.

  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising.
  • Questions from the Public.
  • New Members.
  • Planning Report.
  • Fife councillors report.
  • Ongoing projects:
  • Cycle Route
  • Banners.
  • Telescope
  • Website.

Financial  Report.

  • Secretaries report
  • Harbour issues
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.
  • AOCB.

 

 

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Community Council Agenda for 11th December 2017

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

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

 

 

  • Welcome and Apologies.
  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising.
  • Questions from the Public.
  • New Members.
  • Planning Report.
  • Fife councillors report.
  • Ongoing projects:
  • Cycle Route
  • Banners.
  • Telescope
  • Website.

 

 

 

  • Financial  Report.
  • Harbour issues
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.
  • AOCB.

 

 

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Reminder: Harbour Festival Meeting and AGM Nov. 15

The Annual General Meeting of the Anstruther Harbour Festival Trust is Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Meeting Room (lower level) of the Anstruther Town Hall, beginning at 7:30 pm.  Anybody interested in the status of the Festival, or volunteering to help with the Festival, is welcome to attend.    The 2018 Festival is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of July 28-29, and volunteers are needed to help.  IF there are insufficient volunteers to help with the Festival, it may not take place after all. 

AGENDA: Anstruther Harbour Festival Trust AGM –Scottish registered Charity SCO46562.  1. welcome
2. Chairman’s annual report.
3. Accounts.
4. Way forward.
5. AOCB

New ideas and new approaches are being sought to keep the Festival “fresh” and help  surmount budget constraints, grant cut-backs, and insurance/liability/H&S limitations. Alternative thinking is needed, and the more alternative suggestions  the better!

Formerly a “boatie”-centred weekend, the Anstruther Harbour Festival has radically changed over the past six years. It is now an event specifically designed to appeal to a wider range of ages, interests and to be very family-friendly.  Musical entertainment runs the gamut from traditional Scottish ceilidh to rock, jazz, blues, honky-tonk and golden oldies.  Kids activities have included handling exotic animals, seeing birds of prey, creating arts/crafts, interacting with swashbuckling pirates, enjoying puppet shows, and learning magic/juggling tricks.  There are rowing races in the harbour, the RNLI has put on rescue demonstrations, and the Scottish Fisheries Museum has had Open Days and named their Fisher Lad/Lass that weekend. A service to the memory of submariners lost at sea during World War II adds a note of solemnity and respect as those who died in service to their country are honoured and remembered.

A second marquee on the folly now enables craftspeople and artists to display their hand-made goods such as jewellery, hand-knit goods, beach art, felted artwork, home decorative items, and more. Food producers give tasting samples, cooking demonstrations are done, and fresh local produce can be purchased for at-home enjoyment.

The “Muster” is still a part of the Festival as visiting boats vie for various awards, Classic and working boats tie-up in the harbour, and area residents, visitors from the region, and those who have sailed into Anstruther enjoy the Festival overall.

For any questions, please call Gail Sorley, AHF Secretary, at 01333-310063.

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ANSTER CINEMA: ‘By The Law’ with RM Hubbert

Dreel Halls
Sunday 12th November
Doors 6:45pm

Join us for this very special Anster Cinema screening of By the Law with a live guitar score by RM Hubbert.

Multi-award-winning, post-rock, Scottish composer and song-writer RM Hubbert (aka Hubby) performs his brand new guitar score, commissioned by HippFest, for this pared-back Soviet Western.

Legendary director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London, fashioning a tense, existential study of moral pressure… Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the other two wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and go for the authorities or to take the Law into their own hands.

The stage is set for a claustrophobic drama of raw power, combining naturalism and the grotesque, realism and melodrama… An exhilarating match for the candid and genre-defying music of one of Scotland’s best-loved artists.

Dir. Lev Kuleshov | Soviet Union and Russia | 1926 | 1h 20m

Doors 6:45pm. Event starts 7:15pm.

Tickets are £8 and are available now from East Neuk Books (Anstruther) and from the Dreel Halls website here www.dreelhalls.org/whats-on/tickets.

There will be a cash bar on the night with all proceeds going to the Anstruther Improvements Association.

The By the Law tour is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. It is produced by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival which is supported by Falkirk Community Trust and Creative Scotland.

RM Hubbert image courtesy of Falkirk Community Trust / copyright Alex Hewitt

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Introduction to Making Vegan Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate Workshop

Dreel Halls
Weds 8th Nov
6:30 – 9pm

Over the course of this workshop you’ll learn how straightforward it is to make Vegan chocolate which is free from refined sugar and soya emulsifiers.

All the ingredients that go into making this chocolate is highly nutritious…. Absolutely no synthetic substances or fatty fillers.

Chocolate made this way is a highly nutritious food as well as a decadent treat.

Whether or not you’re confident in the kitchen or not, you’ll recognise that this method i’ve developed can be followed by anybody.

No specialist equipment is necessary… Basic kitchen utensils.

Cost for the workshop is £20…. We shall eat all the chocolate which is made on the night and you canalso take some home with you.

Starter packs will be available to purchase at the end of the workshop if you want to go home and make a batch.

See the Facebook event page for more details

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AIA Vintage Day & Community Kist @Dreel Halls

Dreel Halls will be busy this Saturday, Nov. 4, as the AIA (Anstruther Improvement Association) and Community Kist team up to put on a display of goods for sale to eager customers  looking for quality items that can be useful as Christmas gifts, or as a longed-for treat for themselves.

The AIA Vintage Day is always popular, as china and ceramic pieces, clothing, jewellery, fashion accessories and other decorative items can perk up a house, a table-setting or be fun as an eye-catching fashion statement for a special occasion.  Crafts, fabrics, tabletop and Christmas decorations round out the items for sale, and Vintage Refreshments will be available for purchase and enjoyment.

The Community Kist, under the management of Elizabeth Gordon, continues its’ outstanding and full-steam-ahead fund-raising efforts by being at the Dreel Halls for this very special Vintage Day with vintage items moved from the Kists’ shop (which will be closed on Saturday) .

Items donated to the Kist over the years have ranged from a dinghy to sought-after bakelite jewellery pieces to delicate crystal glasses and classic clothing items. ALL of them were sold by the cheery and high-energy Elizabeth, who has rarely turned away a donation and could easily sell snow to Eskimos if she had to with her selling ability…

The Kist continues to be very busy,  with twice the usual target being reached this past  Saturday and money being donated to good causes in the area. The East Neuk Frail Elderly Project, providing activities such as Lunch Clubs and Singing Clubs,  received a donation of £500. Waid Academy FP Rugby Club will receive £600 towards coaching youngsters this week and the Kist will also be sponsoring the Round Table’s Fireworks Display once the monies have been raised.

 

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