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Community Council Minutes, Nov. 2018

Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther & Cellardyke Community Council  
DRAFT – Monday 12th November 2018  | 7.30pm at The Burgh Chambers

In Attendance

Andrew Peddie, Lorna Jones, Karen Owen, Gail Sorley, Catherine Carter, Don McKenzie, Susan Gay, Kevin Lancaster, Ali McLeod, Lindsay McKinstray, Gillian MacLaren, Daryl Wilson,

Attending: Cllr Linda Holt, Cllr Bill Porteous, Cllr John Doherty, PC Gill Tetlow & two members of the public

Apologies: Alec Hay

Approval of Minutes

The minutes were reviewed from the October meeting and agreed as an accurate record.

Matters Arising

Cllr Doherty advised he has reported the overgrown trees near St Ayles park as a Health & Safety issue. Signs to be erected at Bankie Park Car Park stating no overnight parking.

Community Police Input

Majority of recent local incidents involved thefts; 7 at Coop, lifeboat shed shop and Smugglers Development.  Recent Wee Chippy fire not a police matter.  PC Tetlow reminded all to observe winter safety advice for motoring to prevent unnecessary accidents e.g defrost windscreens thoroughly, check tyres. No recent reports of noise from Skieth HC.  Cllr Doherty advised EHO’s been involved to monitor noise level in the villages on Crail Raceway days, Gillian will liaise with them.  LJ asked if meet and greet still available at Waid?  Due to lack of interest from public this time has been deployed elsewhere.  DW asked if PC Tetlow aware of recent vandalism in public toilets, it was confirmed there had been no police report on the matter.  PC Tetlow to follow up with FC. DW to provide FC contact details to PC Tetlow.     Action: PC Tetlow, DW

Questions from Public

Member of public asked if CC were ever involved in “Your Place- Your Views” public consultation held by FC, no members have any knowledge of taking part.

Christmas Party

To be held on 8th Dec  1-4.30 in Erskine Hall.  Gail leading this event and confirmed the hall, face painter, bouncy castle, Disco and Santa all arranged.  Assistance will be required from others on the day, Lindsay, Susan, Lorna and Cllr Holt offered.  Gail to advertise party and arrange further helpers if necessary.  No advance ticket sales required.  Lindsay offered her skill as face painter should 2 be required and advised she can do this for no charge in future years.                                 Action: GS

Team Anster – Christmas Event 7th December

Lindsay and Andy to attend open meeting on Wednesday 14th November.  All CC members asked if they can check availability as stewards will be required on the evening.  Christmas Tree also to be erected, Andy and Daryl to make arrangements.    Action: LMcK/AP/DW                                                                                                   

Out of Hours Service Update

Chairperson of Fife Health & Social Care Partnership (FH&SCP), Mr Simon has resigned.  Today MSP Willie Rennie has called for an investigation into circumstances surrounding the departure of 3 chairs in recent years.  St Andrews CC have coordinated a campaign group consisting of 6-7 Community Councils, Local Councillor’s & MSP’s, GP’s, medical advisors, St Andrews University and other interested parties.  An application was submitted to FH&SCP for a participation review and this has been accepted.  The group will now have to be involved in the design & delivery of future services.  This is the first time Fife Council have had such a request.  DW circulated a list of a members of the IJB who are responsible for making future decisions and asked all to email them individually with objections. She also asked if all agreeable to CC making a formal complaint to FH&SCP for the loss of our service, all agreed this was to be progressed.   The recent postcard campaign has resulted in FH&SCP reviewing every written objection to form part of their consultation.  Next meeting of action group Wednesday 14th November, Daryl & Gillian to attend.                                     Action : DW&GMacL 

Daryl highlighted story of 4 year old girl recently very ill, very quickly. Will speak to involved parties and try to publicly highlight this story to raise awareness of importance of local GP service. Action:   DW

Bathing Pool – Cellardyke

Cllr Porteous advised FC lease has expired and land to be returned to Crown.  As a result, FC will need to reinstate as per when first leased, therefore incurring large costs to remove all concrete pool. Need to make community aware of potential loss of bathing pool.  Is there potential to re-lease?  Cllr Porteous to investigate further (request CC to be copied into correspondence). Cllr Doherty stated similar situation recently in Stonehaven and community came together to rebuild and redevelop, Andy to research further.                                                 Action: Cllr.P, AP

Skeith Health Centre Noise

As previously discussed, no recent reports.  Members of public must report noise so police can take action. Emphasise importance of repeatedly calling to report every incident, without reports no action will be taken.

Secretaries Report

Keep Scotland Beautiful correspondence received alongside recent award.  To be displayed on CC noticeboard.

Recent communication with FC re public toilet closure, advised this was due to vandalism, now reopened.

Email sent to Waid re littering during lunchtime, Rector keen to engage with pupils & CC.

Daffodils purchased for Anstruther PS to participate in Fife wide primary school competition.  Cllr Holt requested further information to follow up funding restriction for North East Fife Schools.

Member of public highlighted the continual passing of vehicles on zebra crossing whilst people trying to cross.  Daryl presented a recent photo of faded paintwork on road, agreed to follow up with FC to rectify.  Don also stated the crossing in Anstruther Shore Street of similar standard re fading, will include with request.                                            Action:  DW

Planning Issues

Lindsay presented latest applications.  No outstanding issues.

Kevin pointed out loophole in planning process whereby application is submitted, comments can be logged by neighbours, then applicant can make a change (non-material variation) and application continues to be processed and neighbours are prevented from commenting on changes.

Lindsay and Catherine to monitor all applications and act quickly should any intervention from CC be necessary (register as statutory consultee).

If an objection to any application is submitted, Cllr Doherty advised we contact every member of the NEF Area Committee with objections, CC can also ask for extension to consultation period to tie in with CC meetings. 

Harbour Issues

Don advised the new signage and designated bus parking has proved very successful this year, with many local businesses reporting an increase in trade.  Cllr.Doherty advised 80,000 tourists have visited the area this year.

Financial Report

Bank balance as of 31 Oct – £57,265.47 (Cycle Path Funds in holding amount to £48,ooo)

Floral tins collected with £117.43 banked.

Certificate of appreciation to be issued to local tin collectors at end of financial year.

New signatory required for bank account, Lorna to follow up.

Gillian stated RBS representative on hand in Lower Town Hall every Tuesday for advice and support re online transactions.      Action: LJ                                                                                                                                               

Cllrs Report

Cllr Porteous thanked all who were involved in Armistice events over the weekend. The Silent Citizens Walk was very well organised and attended.  He is also involved in Movember, raising money for The East Neuk Wheelchair Appeal, Anstruther Afterschool Club & Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Cllr Holt reported both herself and Susan had set up a local tenants association for Mayview.  Attended by others outwith this area, however, representative from North East Fife Tenants Association keen to involve all and have an Anstruther Tenants & Residents Association. They will also offer help & support in establishing the group, funding and publicity.   Planning to hold a public meeting 5thDecember, publicity to be distributed soon. 

Cllr Holt attended Plastic Free Anstruther Group and was impressed with enthusiasm from the town on this issue.  Member of public advised he often collected up the plastic at lunchtimes in Bankie Park, however recently been unable to do this.  Suggested joint initiative with CC and Waid on the subject of litter, plastic waste. 

Cllr Porteous advised at present Fife Council provide transport for children who live outwith approx. 1 mile from local school.  National regulations state under 8’s to be provided with free transport if 2 miles away, and over 8’s a distance of over 3 miles.  Fife Council are soon to review their position on this policy as they are currently more generous than national requirements.  CC hope they will be advised and be able to have input on any consultation.   

Representation from sub groups

Silverdykes Liaision Committee – see attached report. 

CC current position on telescope  – cannot move on this matter due to relocation of lifeboat shed and suitable location.

Also noted the floral display at St Andrews Road has not been completed to standard agreed by CC.

Murray Library Trust – See attached report

MultiUse Path Group – CC members recently met with the group to be informed of progress, action points were raised.  See attached report

Ali stated there is a long term maintenance issue with the paths, need a commitment from FC that they will maintain all routes in the long term. 

Member of public reported there needs to be thought to planting beside route, stating path through Bankie Park already has damage due to tree roots.

AMcL reported route 1, via Gray & Pringles is preferred as it is straightest, most direct route, however costs seem excessive.  A break-down has been requested from FC from the group.  KL asked for tighter timescales be set in place as many issues delayed due to lack of urgency from FC e.g speed pillows, changing speed limit at school crossing.  He also stated more consistency is required throughout the route, eg at roadside is it to be barriers, posts? At present there is a mix in place and could potentially confuse users.  Independent person is to review current route and work carried out to date.  Ali to find out timescale for this assessment. Hopeful if CC to be more involved with consulting the public, may encourage new group members, ideas etc. Kevin to list his thoughts on current route as starting point to move forward with CC involvement.    Action: KL/AMc

Floral Group– Next meeting  February 2019

AOCB

FlagPole – suggestion to purchase Christmas flag for upcoming events.                                Action: KL

BulbPlanting – Public bulb planting in Bankie Park Sunday 18th November

Fife Recycling Centres – Changes to rules  from 1st Feb 2019 will see no admission to pedestrians/cyclists. Use of trailers for residential waste monitored by use of declaration forms and commercial businesses having to use a cashless payment system.  CC agreed to raise objection to rule regarding no pedestrians.         Action: DW

RoundTable Fireworks – Event broke even, with increased costs for license this year, increased attendance, however less donations than in previous years.

Ladywalk – Cllrs were asked if they had any info from FC on any other proposed sites,  nothing to report

Mercat Cross – Nothing to report

Citizen of the Year – Ceremony to take place in May, any nominations can be submitted to CC.

Minutes – Does FC have a policy on retaining minutes?   To be investigated further                            Action: DW

CoopFunding – Asked to consider any projects for next years funding, any suggestions can be submitted to CC

BurghCollection – Leaflets distributed to group for information

SpeedPillows on Crail Road – Mutli Use Path Group are pursuing this matter.

Waid involvement – January meeting to be held at Waid.  Commitment from one Waid pupil to participate with CC, still vacancy for one other student.

Date of Next Meeting

Monday 10th December, 7.30pm at Burgh Chambers

Silverdykes Liaison Committee – Report from 18/10/18

The chairman expressed his thanks and appreciation of Jim Braid’s contribution to the Committee.

Muir Homes are working to improve the quality of engraving on the four capstans.

Play area in the development is now under the factor’s maintenance responsibility.

A post was put on Cellardyke Facebook page during the summer to explain how the committee works, to update locals on present projects and to encourage new proposals for the 3rd and last tranche of the money.

Community Proposals for Section 75 Funds

A schedule of expenditure and allocations was issued by Alan Bisset and the completed projects expenditure was reviewed.

L Jones to ascertain the CC’s current position on the harbor telescope.

A Bisset to review design and cost of ramp into Bankie Park.

Dreelside Play Area – FC have committed funds to the redevelopment and an application will be lodged by a member of the public to the SLC for further funding.

Cellardyke Information Boards – Three designs are now complete and a further four are being completed.  The cost of completing these designs has been underwritten by the CRA to ensure this is completed.

Crawhill Woodland Path Bridges – Bridge 1has been repaired by FC.  The repair of bridges 2 and 3 to be discussed with Robbie Blyth of Fife Countryside Trust.

Kilrenny/Cellardyke War memorial access – Results of CC discussions are awaited by SLC

The floral display at St Andrews Road has not been completed.

Silverdykes Development

Sales Status

Private Housing          2 reservations              7 missived       185 completed

FC Housing                 57 completed

KHA                            58 completed

A design and build contract with KHA for 20 houses is currently in negotiation.

Next Meeting Thu 2nd December 2018

Report for MLT for 12/11/18

Grants were recently awarded to:-

East Neuk Lighthouse – to help fund their BIG 5 challenge Club in Anstruther Primary School

Waid Academy Drama Dept – to help fund their participation in the Shakespeare Schools Foundation.

Waid Art Dept – to help finance banners showing the artwork of the Waid pupils. These banners will be hung in the school atrium.

Waid Duke of Edinburgh Group – to help finance the pupil registrations to this scheme as FC is no longer funding this.

Action from Cycle meeting with KACCC 26th October 2018

  1. Check if 20mph limit on Crail Road could be speeded up somehow? – ER
  2. Send cost breakdown of Gray & Pringle Route to AP – GC
  3. Check if planning permission for old bus garage contained cycle access etc,, and/or contribution – ER
  4. Check sustrans study of paths passing schools – CvdL
  5. Add question about fence on bend, straight and/or possible bollards to safety review – GC
  6. Primary School Path / Safe Routes to School– Teacher Council members to ask head for update and profress on School TravelPlan.  GC to check with Marta Ramage  ** CvdL to send minutes of our meeting with school to GC to accompany this note.
  7. Bikeability – GC to check progress with training of trainers with Shealagh Crabb, and Parent Teacher Council members to confirm volunteer numbers at their next meeting.
  8. LED’s bought to warn of frost – GC to askFC why not been installed as originally intended.
  9. KACCC to help with consultation via social media.
  10. If ready, consult with KACCC next Jan/Feb

Attendees:

Lindsay McKinstray, Kevin Lancaster, Andy Peddie, Lorna Jones, Daryl Wilson, Gillian MacLaren, Gerald Cooper, Elizabeth Riches, Carl van der Lee

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Community Council Minutes, October 2018

Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther & Cellardyke Community Council Monday 8th October 7.30pm | Meeting called to order by Cllr John Docherty

In Attendance

Andrew Peddie, Lorna Jones, Gillian Maclaren, Lindsay McKinstray, Alex Hay, Don McKenzie, Karen Owen, Catherine Carter, Susan Gay, Kevin Lancaster, Cllr Linda Holt, Cllr Bill Porteous, Cllr John Docherty, one member of the public

Apologies: Daryl Wilson, Gail Sorley, Alistair McLeod

Election of Office Bearers

Cllr John Docherty opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and asked for nominations for the office bearer positions:

Chair- Andrew Peddie (proposed by Alex Hay, seconded by Don McKenzie)

Vice Chair- Gillian Maclaren (proposed by Andy Peddie, seconded by Kevin Lancaster)

Treasurer- Lorna Jones (proposed by Gillian Maclaren, seconded by Andy Peddie)

Secretary- Daryl Wilson (proposed by Lindsay McKinstray, seconded by Kevin Lancaster)

Introductions

Andy Peddie took the chair and thanked Cllr Docherty for chairing the meeting this far. All members were welcomed and given an opportunity to introduce themselves.

Appointment of representatives

AP requested volunteers to undertake role of CC representative on other groups. A brief explanation of what each of the groups did was given and the following volunteers/proposals made:

Planning- Lindsay McKinstray & Catherine Carter

Murray Library Trust- Lorna Jones

Silverdykes Liaison Committee- Daryl Wilson, Lorna Jones, Susan Gay

Harbour- Don McKenzie

Floral Group- Lindsay McKinstray, Andy Peddie, Catherine Carter

Website/social media- Gail Sorley, Karen Owen (Gillian Maclaren, Daryl Wilson also to have access)

Multi Use Path Group- Alistair McLeod

Minutes of previous meeting

Amendment- Point 15: LJ pointed out that it was an error that Murray Library Trust was involved with the stained glass window from the Craw’s Nest.

Minutes (with amendment) proposed by AH, seconded by DMcK

Multi Use Path

AP advised that the Cellardyke-Kilrenny section had been completed. Kilrenny-Crail section was to go out for consultation. Current MUP group members are Carl Van Der Lee, Elizabeth Riches and Gerald Cooper.

KL raised some concerns with the path in its current state and quoted that it was originally set up to be safe and for all users. He distributed some photographs and annotated diagrams to CC members.

  • Cycle lanes at March Place: issues discussed- are fines imposable for parking on cycle lane? Is there sufficient room to overtake if parked vehicles on either side? Hatched area, if parked vehicle, children will be encouraged out onto road and will not be visible, safety compromised. Cllr Holt queried had permission been given by Fife Council, and if so then the necessary regulations will have been adhered to. AP believed it was Sustrans approved, KL stated that Sustrans did not deal with cycle paths for children at this stage, only older age groups. KL has been for a cycle with a child across the areas in question and found it to be both unsafe and concerning.
  • AP will ask MUP group to attend CC meeting to discuss options
  • KL asked whether the whitelines edging the path were Sustrans approved, and noted that the fencing stops before the bend heading towards Kilrenny. Several members agreed that this seemed at odds with the path being safe at that particular location.
  • ‘French drain’ at path leading to Primary School (from Crail Road entrance opposite Bankie Park) Path too narrow and the introduction of small stones which inevitably go onto the path is dangerous for users (scooter wheels etc. being caught on a stone). Cllr Docherty highlighted the issue this would cause for wheelchair users too.
  • Confusion over markings: KL suggested a single coloured line would be more suitable for users (especially children and visitors) and could be easily shown on maps etc. A secondary colour to indicate hazards would make the path safer.
  • AH queried if bollards around Bankie Park car park would deter large campervans which overhang the path considerably from parking there. Agreement from many that it is a very busy car park and large vehicles overhanging the pavement does cause a hazard. Cllr Docherty suggested the installation of a ‘No overnight parking’ sign. Cllr Holt advised that these have no legal enforcement. It was agreed that this may help deter some campervans/caravans from using the car park, and suggestions were made about how to alert campervan drivers to more suitable parking locations. Councillors to request signs?
  • AH suggested that the land adjacent to the fire station used to be HGV parking and was council owned. Cllr Holt advised that Fife Council provision would require toilets etc. so would not be feasible. She also advised that Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT)was working with Fife Council to establish a working group.

Councillor’s reports

AP interjected to check that councillors knew about the report from member of the public about the change in condition of the wall at St Ayles. Member of public notes the gap has increased and that there is a worrying slant to the wall. Councillors to pursue?

Cllr Docherty: All three councillors have been actively involved in the current Out of Hours campaign and hopes that the Integrated Joint Board will listen to the community. (AP thanked all three councillors and CC members for their input and support at the FSCHP meeting held at Waid last month).

Cllr Docherty advised that representatives of FHSCP have attended Glenrothes Area Committee twice but have not yet attended a single NE Fife Area Committee. Cllr Holt interjected to say that they have formally requested a meeting with Michael Kellett which they hope will be attended by GPs, press, elected members and the public.

Cllr Docherty advised that ‘The National’(SNP publication) had a table alongside the OOH campaign at the Coop and that they supported the campaign and encouraged the public to complete petition cards.

LMCK asked how many cards had been completed, GM said over 700 at Skeith Health Centre, about 500 more at COOP with many still to be collected and counted from other establishments. DW and GM will collect, count and write a response and letter on behalf of CC to FHSCP. Cllr Docherty suggested this was circulated to local press also.

Cllr Porteous advised that the Health Minister had attended a meeting in St Andrews where the issues were also raised.

Cllr Holt- informed the group that the councillors had attended assembly with senior pupils at the Waid about community councils and how they could get involved, there had been some interest from individuals. AP suggested that they could be co-opted as members of the CC and Cllr Holt will pass on the name so that AP can contact the school to invite the pupils who were interested.

Cllr Holt- spoke to head of housing regarding Mayview Flats, who acknowledged issues and apologized for lack of communication. They are looking at options but costs unknown at this stage. Structural surveyor attending late October and residents will be invited to a meeting mid-late November. Will go to a committee at later stage. KO asked if there had been a meeting with police about anti-social behavior. AP suggested community police can be invited to a CC meeting. Cllr Holt suggested a report can be sent if they can’t attend. AP will contact WPC Gill Tetlow and PC Lee Robb.

Cllr Porteous- stated that there had been little change since he attended Mayview Flats almost a year ago. Cllr Holt advised that she had chased up the broken window situation.

Cllr Porteous added (regarding the councillors visit to senior Waid pupils) details of an article from the Courier about a planning initiative involving youngsters in Glenrothes. He also highlighted the Indonesian Tsunami appeal and encouraged others to help if they were able to.

AOCB

AP- Christmas

  • Members required for ‘TeamAnster’ committee. AP, LMcK, GM volunteered, AP to confirm date of next meeting.
  • Donation- AP asked LJ (treasurer) whether there was sufficient funding to make a donation to the town’s Christmas celebrations. LJ advised that as there was an underspend of last year’s grant due to timing of the payment, that there was money available. AP proposed that CC donated £300 which was agreed by members.

AP- links with Waid

  • Waid rector (Iain Hughes) has invited the CC to hold a meeting at Waid in November/December. The group agreed that this may help build links with the pupils who have shown interest in joining as co-opted members and may encourage others to attend. AP to confirm suitability of dates with Waid.

AP- Member of public

  • AP thanked Neil Anderson (who was in attendance) for his support. Mr Anderson has regularly attended CC meetings as a member of the public and his contribution is very welcome.

KL- Communication

  • KL proposed that communication with the community needs improved. Currently minutes are delayed in being circulated publicly, could draft minutes be published more timeously? AP agreed that there should be an effort on the part of all to have a tighter turn around of minutes. These should be sent to all CC members by email and period of 24 hours given to propose any amendments.
  • KO- has several ideas regarding social media presence she would like to share with the group, e.g. there should be photos of members available to make the group more accessible/approachable.KL agreed that the forming of a new committee was ideal opportunity to share the CC vision with the community.  AP suggested that the newly appointed Social media/online reps get together prior to next meeting to discuss options and ideas. GM to coordinate meeting between GS, KO, DW, GM within next two weeks.

KL- Funding

  • KL suggested that in order for the CC to be a mechanism to share the views of the community, there should be more access to funding to allow this (he used the current and previous postcard campaigns as an example, self-funded and donations from businesses to allow the items to be purchased). Cllr Docherty advised that the Community Empowerment Act should aid the CC with up to £5000 allocation dependent on size. Cllr Holt stated that councilors will try to advise of any other funding/grants available. Cllr Porteous shared an article from the Courier which stated that Fife Council funding for CC is 19p per head, whereas Dundee Council 1p per head. LJ confirmed that we do currently receive the grant and that the council are proactive in reminding groups to apply.
  • Training to be offered to CC members in November, as advised in acceptance information.

Cllr Docherty- Meeting night

  • Cllr Docherty advised that Pittenweem CC now meet on a Thursday evening which will make councillor’s attendance at both easier.

SG- Pyjama Party

  • SG questioned whether there isa need to pay for a professional face painter for the upcoming event (8 December) or if it would be more cost effective to buy supplies and volunteers do face painting/glitter tattoos. To be decided.

Cllr Porteous- Remembrance Day

  • Colin at Bereavement services has been in touch to ask for any requests/suggestions for areas to be attended to prior to 11/11 to be sent on ASAP.
  • AP- CC wreath will be laid by Martin Dibley.
  • Voucher will be purchased for piper (AP)
  • Donation to church to be actioned (LJ will check with Mary who cheque payable to and confirm amount)
  • Martin Dibley has actioned required permissions for procession.
  • LJ proposed that Fife Council provide a wreath this year as there was not one last year.
  • AH reminded the group that the starting time for the procession is 10.15am at Ladywalk House.

KO- cemetery fence

  • KO stated that there had been damage caused to the fence (vehicular damage?) and had yet to be repaired. Cllr Porteous asked for clarification of location. Councillors to pursue?

DMcK- Bridge at Old Mill Crawhill

  • DMcK has spoken to farmer and repairs scheduled for 25 October. (Possible FCCT involved in repair?) He suggested a ‘Danger’ sign required for bridge at Crawhill Woods. Councillors to propose?

Cllr Porteous indicated that he has already been in touch with FC about the Old Mill bridge.

GM- Benches beside public toilets

  • GM asked if anyone knew why the benches were cordoned off and had been for a few days. AH stated that they were being painted. Cllr Porteous suggested that there needs to be much better communication from the Council to let the community know about repairs, work being undertaken etc.

AP- New CC

  • AP thanked all members fort heir contributions, and he looks forward to working together.
  • Members encouraged to champion issues and take ownership of these, with support from Members.
  • AP reminded the group that they should make sure opinions they voice on behalf of the CC should be representative of the whole group and not personal opinions. Please seek the approval of the group before acting on behalf of the CC.

Next Meeting

12 November 2018- 7.30pm   Location TBC

Meeting closed at 9pm.

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Community Council Minutes Sept.2018

Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.
Minutes  for the Monthly Meeting on Monday, 10th Sept.2018
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, Gillian Maclaren, Daryl Wilson, Cllr. John Docherty, Cllr. Bill Porteous.

5 Members of the public.

  1. Welcome and Apologies. Andrew welcomed everyone to the last meeting of the present Community Council. Apologies Cllr Linda Holt,
  2. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising.    Add John’s comments, approved by  Don and seconded by  Mary.
  3. Out of hours Healthcare . Daryl raised the issues of the out of hours. Circulated paper petitions. Public meeting 20th September at 6.45 in the Waid . A general discussion took place on how we  publicise this important issue. Agreed to circulate on social media, on anstruther.info and to send out a press release.
  4. Questions from the public. No questions from the public
  5. Planning issues.   The wall in East Forth Street is being rebuilt very slowly. No other outstanding issues relating to planning.
  6. Ongoing projects:
    1. Website. Gail: ongoing , renewals for subscriptions later in the year; Newsletter under way.
    1. Floral. Jim : Gold for the third year running, awarded at the ceremony in Glenrothes . Well done everyone. Carl asked for £100 for daffodil bulbs for along the latest stretch of the cyclepath . Agreed.
  7. Financial report. £57, 964.46  in the bank. Our monies is £1,193. Expenses:FVA for accounts £42.97, Dave’s Bike shed £253.15, watering plants  £256. Income from tins £87.32 ( corner shop). Bike in the park donations £86.57.
  8. Harbour issues. Don: lots of busses with tourists visiting. However a  Lack of toilet signs on the Shore directing people to the public toilets . Action Councillors.
  9. Secretaries report.
  10. CCelections.  The Community council has 14 nominations for 13 places so unless someone withdraws their nomination there will be a postal election on 4th October. The Current community council, with the exception of the office bearers, will therefore stand down on 3rd October and the new CC will convene on the 8th. If it’s not possible to convene on 8th I will put it back 7 days.  (should have the answer to that next week orso ). For election of office bearers one of the Fife  councillors will chair. Cllr John Docherty agreed to chair the meeting.
  11. Remembrance Sunday. This is on 11th November at Anstruther Church. The parade will start at Ladywalk House at 10.30 to the Church for the 10.45 Service. The parades license and TTRO has been applied for. Now need to locate a piper and some military persons!
  12. Christmas.TeamAnster is organising a Christmas  event on 7th December. Gail attended a meeting on behalf of the CC and proposed the Christmas party  for the 8th and we have asked the AIA if they can put on tabletop games on the Sunday. The idea being a weekend of events. Chris Lewis is hopefully providing a tree so hopefull
  13. the CC can put it up as we did last year?  Fife Council has said we can wire the tree in ourselves this year.  Fife council has provided a quote to put up the christmas motifs on the lamp standards at £115 per unit. So with 13 units that works out at £1800 in VAT, is this something the CC can afford?  Agreed to help put up the tree and wire it up.
  14. EastNeuk summer Newsletter.This briefly covers the summer programme that was run across the East Neuk run between Fife Council and the East Neuk centre.
  15. EastNeuk communities council group.
    1. The Year of Coast and Waters 2020.  St Monans Community council want to work with visit Scotland to designate the East Neuk as a destination area for food and drink in the Year of Coast and Water 2020. This is a real opportunity to highlight what the East Neuk has to offer .
    1. Development of a heritage network to support East Neuk tourism.  Elie Community council have developed an App to highlight the heritage throughout the East Neuk, with a view to develop tourism through the development of an East Neuk heritage Forum. 
    1. Out of Hours healthcare.  This invoked lively discussion including Community Councillors from St Andrews. It’s important that as many people as possible attend the public meeting on 20th at 6.45 in the Waid.
    1. Community empowerment act.  Janice laird and Sheena Watson gave a presentation on the Community empowerment  (Scotland ) Act 2015 and the Plan for Fife Local improvement plan 2017-2027.
  1.  Representation on other Groups
    1. Murray Library trustees. One tenant leaving soon , so a vacancy will arise.
      1.  Stained glass window from the Craws Nest, what can we do about this? Where could it go ?
    1. Silverdykes Liaison Committee.  Meeting 4th October. Still £100,000 of the section 75 monies  to be allocated  once all houses are sold. 18 Months to 2 years time  possibly.
  2. Councillors report.
    1. Thanks all CC members for all their work over the years and happy that the CC  is carrying on.
  • Cost of finial on Mercat Cross ongoing. Has to be assembled in warm weather due to lime mortar , so when will it go back?
    • Meeting about Mayview flats happening soon involving all three councillors , 19 families living there ?
    • St Monans CC with the help of Police Scotland will issue a door to door leaflet concerning reporting crimes. Its is not reported, it’s not logged , it’s not actioned.
  1. AOCB: 
    1. Members spoke about general crime and the perception that crimes are not being reported.
    1. E mails sent to the police are not regularly monitored. Please talk directly to our Councillors.
    1. Cuts to Secondary schools budgets, the vast majority to East Fife schools. Why us again?
    1. Andy spoke about the last four years on the Community Council, made good achievements, including floral enhancements, Citizen of the Year, etc.  Engagement with the community started poor but has improved greatly. Engaging with a possible developer and facilitating meeting with FHCP. There has been a change of Councillors and our new ones do very well. Thanked Lorna, Jim and Martin for their particular involvements with the CC. Jim thanked Andy for his excellent chairmanship over the last four years .
    1. Cllr John Docherty thanked members for all their hard work  and commitment to the community

Meeting closed  at 20.27

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Community Council Minutes-August 2018

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.  Minutes  for the Monthly Meeting on Monday 13th August 2018 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.

9 members of the public.

Welcome and Apologies. Andy welcomed everyone to the August meeting. Apologies made by Ann Banks

Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising. June 11th 2018. Proposed by Jim and seconded by Don following a change in wording.

Minutes  of the meeting 9th July to discuss the replacement care home .  Proposed by Jim and seconded by Gail.

Questions from the public:

Susan Gay: Anti social issues around the flats. Police being called out, Fife Council doing nothing. Cllr Linda Holt to investigate. Fife Council blame police, police blame Fife Council. Cllr.Holt to set up a meeting including Susan. Issues getting worse over the last three to four months.

Susan Gay: Two new residents moved into the flats, so FC are  not leaving them empty, so what is the letting policy for the flats?

Susan Gay:  Could the CC put meetings on their Facebook page. Agreed. Currently we use anstruther.info but not so muchthe facebook page.

Susan Gay: Parking on pavements in Cellardyke. A major long term issue with no obvious solutions.Discussion took place about proposed new laws on parking on pavements.

Planning issues.             

Demolished wall in East Forth Street Cellardyke . This looks like it is going to Enforcement, possibly legal action.

The only real significant planning application is an extension to Willow Nursing Home adding another 20 beds. No comments as it is outside the conservation area.

  • Ongoingprojects:
    • Website.Gail locked out for a while, back on now. Starting a newsletter for business owners.
    • Floral.Jim went round with the judges on19th July, kept them away from the poor areas. Hopefully the judges wereimpressed. Awards announced in September.
  • Financial report. 27th July £58,553.46 , mainly cycle path monies.
    • Expenses £21 hall hire, £27 Gray and Pringle , £541 Tony chater ,  watering ,£39.47  plants,
    • £893.08 grant coming in.
    • Floral tins collection april to july £255.82
  • Harbour issues.
    •  Don reported big improvement in buses coming in to town,bringing many more visitors . Also advertising the North Berwick ferry which is getting busier.
    •  Jim, CCTV system at the harbour . Is this going anywhere? Martin commented that Fife council want nothing to do with it so the only possibility is in conjunction with the rebuilding of the lifeboat shed in the next two years.
    • Jim, Bench on Folly still broken after reporting this over a year ago.
  • Secretaries report.

1.Remembrance sunday11th November. Do I apply for the parades license and TTRO? Agreed

2. Christmas event. Teamanster are going ahead with a christmas event, does the Community council want to be part of this? Joint working? Agreed to copy members into agendas etc.

3.  Community council elections.

  1. These are going ahead on October 4th, so our last meeting is September 10th and the new Community council convenes on October 8th .  If there is insufficient time between the 4th and the 8th to inform members then the inaugural meeting may have to be but back a week but we can sort that out when the picture becomes clearer.
    1. Nomination papers will  be available from 17th August. ( in Fact they were available on 14th )    Voter registration numbers will be available in the Council office and I will have a copy of them as well . Nominations have to be with Fife Council no later than 6th September. To be 100% clear anyone wishing to be a community councillor will need to apply, Current CC members not not automatically qualify. 
    1.  Under 6 nominations and the CC is dissolved, 6 to 13 nominations and members are elected by default and over 13 nominations and there is a postal ballot of everyone on the electoral roll.
  1. New Members.

              Prospective new members: all four have provided proof they are on the electoral roll as well as addresses and contact details. After a vote it was agreed to hold a   ballot. The majority view was for a paper ballot. Ballot papers were circulated to members and  Cllr Docherty counted the votes

  1. Gillian Maclaren,  5 Souwester Court, Cellardyke. elected
    1. Rebecca Lawson, 10 Mayview road . not elected
    1. Daryl Wilson, 26 Acorn Court, Cellardyke.  elected
    1. Kevin Lancaster, St Abbs West forth street, Cellardyke. Not elected
  1.  Representation on other Groups
    1. Murray Library trustees. Lorna. Hostel very busy . Murray studious taking long term bookings while Dreel Halls Closed
    1. Silverdykes liaison Committee. Met 2nd August. Complaints about playpark areas. Information boards ongoing as the company producing them has gone into liquidation.  Little liaison with Fife Council. Allan Bissett to attend future meetings. Bankie park ramp now in abeyance. Cellardyke war memorial access going forward with consultation. CRA not in agreement with what is being proposed. Alternative route being proposed. Crawhill path ongoing. New idea being considered. Meets 4th October.
    1.  
  2. Updates on Replacement care Home .

                  Replacement Care home.  CC have had no correspondence from Fife Healthcare partnership since the last meeting  . CC  understanding is that they will meet with our Councillors in September and then report back to the community Council. Wether this is a verbal report or written report or will be in time for the September meeting we  have no idea. Andy commented that there will be no further information before mid September. He will go to meet with FHCP in September.

The “Keep Bankie Park Green “ Group   had send a document to Community council which has been circulated .

 Lorna asked of the group  , Is the petition local persons?. As far as possible yes.

Alex read out a statement that we are obliged to reflect the wishes of the community.  Agreed unanimously .

A general discussion took place on the proposed site of the replacement care home. A number of issues were raised including :

 Common good assets  ( is Bankie a common good asset , and if it was does that make a difference ? ) . KBPG are exploring this avenue

 Other sites ( skeith too small as partly sold to Muir Homes which was not known previously   ) . This leaves only the two  greenfield sites in Anstruther .

 Being built outwith Anstruther , another Site in the East Neuk. Is this being explored?

Being built in Cupar? Could the project be amalgamated with Cupar into a single care home ?

  1. AOCB. 
    1. Eleanor  Bowman Citizen of the year award on 27th
    1. Bill: 100 days  armistice . apply to SLC for funding. And Planning Permission
    1. Bill: Mercat Cross, to replace the finial  will be “ expensive “. How expensive?. Jim wondered how long this will take and mentioned the williamson fountain.
    1. Linda: Pittenweem Model Village being recreated. Public meeting going ahead to form a community group in pittenweem.
    1. Linda : East Neuk community Council forum meeting coming up on 6th September 

Meeting closed 9.21

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Anster Harbour Festival AGM on Dec. 13–LOCATION CHANGE

The Anstruther Harbour Festival AGM takes place on Thursday, Dec. 13th, at 7:30pm in the Dreel Tavern. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LOCATION CHANGE  — it’s no longer at the Meeting Room of the Anstruther Town Hall.

ALL ARE WELCOME at this meeting, and people interested in volunteering will learn what needs to be done, and how they can contribute time, energy and enthusiasm to make the event another success!  The AGM meeting will review the success of the 2018 AHF, and give an overview of the plans for the 2019 AHF.  This event has continued to grow year-on-year, with more visitors enjoying the weekend, more varied entertainment being put in place, and more crafts sellers participating with their wares.  Come be a part of this!Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Anstruther Food Bank Needs & Holiday Hours Info.

As we approach Christmas, I would ask that those who are considering donating, please stick to our basic necessities. We are having to purchase things each week.

Please do not spend your hard earned cash on Christmas treats as we do not know what type of need there will be. We already have enough advent Calendars to see us through. In past years we have had boxes and boxes of mincemeat pies into February.

If you wish to help the Foodbank, we can always use:   Tinned meats, Tinned Veg, Cereals, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, UHT MIlk, Sugar, Tea/ Coffee, soups, beans, biscuits and jams.    WE WILL NOT be open Christmas Day or New Years Day but will be open

24th December 10 – 12
27th Dec 4-6 pm
31 Dec 10-12
3rd Jan 4- 6 pm

and then back to normal opening hours Tuesdays 12-4pm and Thursdays 4-6pm.

Thank you for your support!

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Christmas Events Meeting Nov. 22 Open to All…

Just a reminder: the Christmas Parade takes place Friday evening, Dec. 7 and promises to be a lot of fun. Half-a-dozen reindeer, Santa Claus , the Christmas tree lighting, music, face painting, late-night shopping and other activities will encourage folks to enjoy Anstruther’s Shore Street, Rodger Street and High Street.

HELP IS NEEDED  that night to manage various events, and an open meeting on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 7 pm in the Play.Art.Create shop  will answer questions and detail everything taking place that night. If you’d like to help, please come to this meeting Thursday evening and learn how you can be a part of this holiday event.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail