Monday 11th February 2019, 7.30pm — Meeting called to order by Chairman Andy Peddie
Attending: Andy Peddie. Lorna Jones, Gillian Maclaren, Lindsay McKinstray, Catherine Carter, Susan Gay, Ali McLeod, Karen Owen, Cllr Porteous, Cllr Docherty, Cllr Holt. Two RBS reps, one member of the public.
Apologies: Daryl Wilson, Kevin Lancaster, Alec Hay, Don McKenzie, Gail Sorley, PC Tetlow.
Treasurer report- hall hire for CC meetings, not Christmas party; Damage to coastal path wall reported two years ago, not last year; Minutes proposed by Lindsay and seconded by Lorna; Matters arising dealt within
Royal Bank of Scotland representatives: Andy welcomed Chris (community banker for North Fife) and Alan (Mobile van customer service manager) and thanked them for attending. Following on from a
CC members commented that communication with the community needs to be better and this is something Chris is keen to take forward. He is actively looking for locations to use which are accessible to all. Andy asked Alan to revisit the option of having the mobile banking van more centrally at the folly. CC members accept there are connectivity issues but think the location would be better than the current one if these issues could be addressed.
Chris acknowledged that the two cash machines in the town are both the same supplier so if one goes down, both do. Option to get cashback (up to £50) at Co-op and there is an additional ATM in A&A stores (fee levied?) too. Alan suggested that any local business who would like to look into possibi-lity of having an RBS ATM within their business should make contact directly with him in the first instance so feasibility can be explored.
Questions From the Public: No questions from the public.
Martin Dibley told the group that Team
Martin also indicated that the East Neuk Community Council meeting will take place 27 February at New Town Hall, Pittenweem and is open to all CC members and the public. Agenda items include Out of Hours Service update, Cemeteries, 20mph limits and a rep from Fife Council to talk about new playpark strategy. Refreshments provided.
Report from Community Police: PC Tetlow sent her apologies along with a report. There have been 11 crimes reported in the Anstruther area in the last six weeks, including concern for
Skeith Medical Centre: letter sent
Damaged sea defences at Kilrenny Mill: Coastal team leader Robbie Blyth undertaken further site visit (1/2/19) and advises gabion baskets installed approx. 15 years ago by contractors on behalf of Scottish Water to facilitate safe access to the assets just beyond the site, however they do not own the land. Currently awaiting more correspondence from Scottish Water before matter can be taken forward.
Anstruther.info website: Letter sent to 125 businesses based in the burgh inviting them to participate in
Governance: Fife Council (8/2/19) to email all CCs with handouts
Action: DW, all CC members
Roadworks: email sent to local councilors to advise CC concerns re: lack of strategic overview concerning ongoing SGN roadworks, planned road repairs to Cunzie St, Burial Brae and the impact this is having on community, safe routes to school etc.
Three transactions totaling £294.34 this month; flower bulbs (Ali McLeod) and two payments to Pathhead from items purchased last year.
Urgent Care Design (NHS): Email received from FH&SCP requesting date to meet with CC. Action: GM to propose Tuesday 19th/Tuesday 26th at 7.30pm
Treasurer’s Report: Balance at end Jan £56,809.03 Mileage claim of £92.40 to G Cooper for Multi-Use Path group meetings and workshops.
ENCT £112.20 for hall hire (CC meetings and Christmas party). Cost breakdown from Gail
Cllr Holt shared response from Fife Council re: roadworks. She will reply asking for more notification and to highlight areas yet to be completed (East Forth St).
Tenants and Residents Association meet Wednesday 20th February and hope to form a committee. This is open to all of the local community, not just council tenants and participation encouraged.
Cllr Porteous Met with FC re: request for disabled parking aby at Anstruther Town Hall. FC agreed this can go ahead and Cllr Porteous will continue to monitor this. FC stated that ENC private land so they have no jurisdiction over whether an additional disabled bay is allocated.
Mercat Cross update: stone mason in final stages of carving griffin and should be returned to depot 8/2. Further repairs underway and expect Mercat Cross to be reinstated mid March although no confirmation of date as yet.
FC have issued recycling information booklets to households regarding new rules for what can go in each bin.
Cllr Porteous shared copy of St Monans and Abercrombie Community Action Plan. Andy indicated that this is something our CC should be looking to pursue and will require work of all members. Cllr Holt shared example of Crail charrette, and how they are working closely with FC planning developers. Crail have drop in and workshops planned for Wed 13th February, all welcome. Cllr Porteous shared that some East Neuk communities were awarded grants of £25, 000 under the Scottish Govt. ‘Making Places’ initiative, and there was discussion of funding sources to go towards external facilitators if that was an avenue our CC chose to explore.
Cllr Porteous highlighted that there was a possibility the stretch of Multi Use Path from The Spindrift to Pittenweem has scope to be completed in 2019 but needs volunteers to push this forward. He will assist his and encourages volunteers.
Cllr Docherty: Cllr Docherty has undertaken training with ‘Dementia Friends Scotland’ and is happy to assist any residents who may benefit from support.
Murray Owen has been elected as Waid rep for CC and will be attending future meetings. He has already planned a forum to gain opinions of peers prior to next CC meeting.
Cellardyke Harbour: Defibrillator — Gillian from First Responders contacted CC to say a member of the public was fundraising for a defibrillator to be located near Cellardyke harbor and sought
Mayview house/Fire Station– planning for dwelling house and access. No concerns raised. South Waid– alteration to
Representation from Other Groups:
OOHS: next meeting 20th February, Andy, Gillian and Daryl unable to attend but will get feedback from others. CC to contact Urgent Care review
Social media group: Website review ongoing and planning to meet with two separate developers to in order to make informed decision about moving forward with new site (James Glen/Playfair).
Murray Library Trust: Annual Public meeting will be
Floral group: Lindsay and Andy met with Kate Anstruther from AIA; she is keen to apply for Co-op grant and will do so when applications open. Ali met with FC rep
Multi Use Path group: Group continues to liaise with FC to pursue outstanding issues. All acknowledge that this is a lengthy and somewhat frustrating process.
Silverdykes Liaison committee: meeting held 7/2/19
2. Matters Arising
Cellardyke whalebones: in the possession of the Fisheries Museum, who hoped to be able to obtain cast copies for display in the museum at an estimated cost of c. £51000. The committee decided to await developments and further progress by Malcolm MacDonald on his proposal.
Dreelside Playpark: a formal proposal was still awaited. Alan Bisset would investigate. The committee were meantime broadly in favour of the concept.
Kilrenny War Memorial Access: Alan and Dorothea had met with Sarah Johnstone, Fife Council Access officer to discuss options for disabled access, re a pending proposal from Dorothea. A red blaise type path is feasible, between the memorial and the access to the private Silverdykes holiday park access road. Glenn explained that this is a new private road, and not to be confused with the right of way path, known as the Waur Path, behind Pickford Crescent. The owner, Andrew Peddie, would be consulted prior to any further action by Alan/Sarah
4. Community proposals for use of Section 75 funds: An updated schedule of expenditure and allocations was issued by A Bisset. The only update was that £800 had been paid for the completed designs for the information boards, which were now in the possession of Fife Council.
Application pending approval:-
Anstruther Harbour Telescope: No further progress had been reported. The chairman observed that unless some progress was reported soon on this, the committee should consider reallocating the reserved funds.
Cellardyke Information Boards: As above. Alan was proceeding with obtaining tenders for the manufacture and installation of the boards.
Old Dreel Burn Ford Crossing: A proposal for developing an information/picnic area on common ground adjacent to the crossing has been received from the Allotment Group, and received an initial discussion. £20,000 was being requested. The committee were broadly in favour of the suggestion, but suggested a site visit and more detailed plans for the next meeting. The chairman had made it clear that any new proposals received before the payment of the final tranche of £100,000 could only receive provisional support from the SLC.
Community Consultation on the final tranche: Various ways of inspiring provisional proposals from the community for the final tranche of £100,000 will be explored: social media, press article, posters, letters, etc were suggested. A news item would be placed on the anstruther.info website – though this was known to be under re-development. Action: GJ
Crawhill Woodland Path – Bridges: Bridges 2 and 3: the chairman had discussed with Robbie Blyth his proposals for replacing the bridges with stepping stones, and was awaiting progress. Alan agreed to liaise with Robbie on this.
5.Issues relating to work on the Silverdykes Development: Silverdykes Play Park: Daryl had forwarded complaints from a resident about the condition of this new facility. These had been previously circulated to the committee. Issues cited included insufficient painting of redwood fencing, some post caps with only one nail or screw now on the ground, leaning trees, dead trees and mixed densities of trees. Some parts of the fence were apparently missing. The chairman had asked David for his comments.
Date of next meeting: 4th April 2019 at 18.15 in Cellardyke Lower Town Hall.
AOCB: no matters arising.
Date of next Community Council meeting: Monday 12th March, 7.30pm. Venue TBC
Meeting closed 9.35pm