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Crombie Community Centre
26th October 2010 19:30 hours
Cllr William Ferguson (WF) Anne Robinson (AR)
Caroline Welch (CW) Irene Ireland (IR)
Sheila Roxburgh (SR)
Lorraine Petrie (LP)
Janette Hall (JH)
Nick Hoggan (NH)
Alison Hoggan (AH)
Carol Young (CY)
Lyndsey Fox (LF)
and introductions by CW
CCC election 14th October 2010:
The 8 elected council members are:
Lorraine Petrie, Caroline Welch, Anne Robinson, Sheila Roxburgh, Janette
Hall, Alison Hoggan, Nick Hoggan and Irene Ireland.
asked for nominations for the office bearer positions.
Caroline Welch proposed: JH seconded: LP
Vice Chair: Nick Hoggan proposed: CW seconded: SR
Secretary: Lorraine Petrie proposed: NH seconded: SR
Treasurer: Sheila Roxburgh proposed: AH seconded: JH
Proposed meeting dates are every second Tuesday of each month.
Provisional dates -
2010- 9th November, 14th December,
2011-11th Jan, 8th Feb, 8th March
1. LP to complete office bearer form for Fife Council and display in the
village once the availability of the community centre hall for these meetings
has been confirmed. Publish the dates of the meetings in the village and
on relevant websites.
2. SR will update contact details for members
from CCC meeting 8th Sept 2010 were discussed
Moister: Invite Neil to a future meeting regarding his climbing wall proposal
for the community centre.
Regeneration of Central Road: CW has spoken with Tom Hanney from Fife
Housing. The final money for the regeneration should be approved by the
Scottish Parliament next week.
Demolition is to start at the end of November.
Vandalism in the empty houses is apparently causing Fife Housing concern
regarding stealing of fixtures and copper piping, CCC was not notified
of this. And there has been no contact from the police regarding this
issue. JH mentioned she had seen some unusual activity; she will give
the details to WF for his meeting with the Police.
1. WF proposed that he will raise CCC concerns at the police meetings
he attends, this was agreed.
2. CW will speak again to Tom Hanney and invite him to attend a meeting.
3. LP and NH will send a letter to Fife Housing regarding the plan of
use for the empty houses attached to the private ones which won’t
be for demolition.
WF mentioned the plan is almost at the adoption stage with Crombie having
no building ground allocated for the 20 year plan.
CW mentioned that Jock Wilson wishes to come and discuss his building
NH suggested allocating a timed slot on the agenda for a future meeting.
CW will speak to Jock Wilson regarding arranging this and speak to John
Barclay (depot) if he would also like to attend.
Box: Petition was sent to BT.
Action: LP will write to them asking for an update and response to the
Ordnance Road: nothing to report.
fouling: CW still to speak to the base.
Meeting: as AR not present get an update at the next meeting.
Printer: property of CCC but not used.
Action: agreed SR would find out the value and then CCC will decide on
selling printer with cash going into the CCC funds.
with Thomas Docherty MP: discussion around this.
CW asked if the builders doing the rebuild of Central Road would need
to put up a bond. WF stated that social housing is grant funded not bonded.
Early warning system at Grangemouth - WF is keen to set
up a meeting with the West Fife Villages, regarding the Emergency Awareness
Plan for Grangemouth in view of our location to Grangemouth.
Action: NH would attend meeting with WF.
WF will follow-up on contact with CCC from MP Docherty.
from 8th September were approved.
SR stated there was currently
£37.95 cash in hand
£1,623 77.cash in the bank.
suggested having the accounts audited and having detailed financial reports
available for each meeting. Accounts were last audited in March 2010.
AGM will be March 2011.
Tony Orton has asked for payment of for the hard drive he purchased for
CCC, audited accounts are unclear regarding payment.
Action: SR will arrange for the accounts to be audited either by approaching
Bruce Wallace or another treasurer form a community council. Accounts
to be brought to next meeting so the issue over the hard drive can be
CW discussed how she would like all members to think of their objectives,
she discussed communication as being a starting point.
Action: Carry forward to agenda of next meeting. Each member can then
discuss their ideas.
with other Community Councils:
Mike Shirkie- Rosyth Community Council invites CCC to their next meeting
on 2nd November.
Action: CW and JH will attend.
Beautiful Fife: discuss in next meeting
WF would like the CCC to consider a rep for the West Fife Villages forum.
Meetings are the last Thurs of every month at Comrie Community Centre.
Action: NH will attend the next meeting.
Louise Trow has written to ask for members to attend a lunch regarding
Celebrating Fife 2010 where a sample of events will be on display.
1. JH will attend this Tuesday 16th November 2010 10-2pm.
2. SR to email JH all the details.
CW received a card from the Whist thanking the CCC for paying for their
hall hire and paying for their gala whist prizes.
Mail form Tony Orton (a previous secretary) was given to CW on the evening
of this meeting therefore there was no time to read any of it. Correspondence
dates back to June 2010.
Action: LP will sort through this mail.
Terminal: NH gave a background into a meeting he attended.
Action: CW and JH will attend the next meeting. JH mentioned also attending
the next Limekilns CCC meeting in relation to this.
NH asked if the CCC were in possession of a bench previously purchased
for the village by CCC. No-one present was aware of this.
CW to speak to Jock Wilson (previous Chairman) regarding this.
SR currently does all the printing for the CCC.
Costs agreed are - 5p per black and white sheet and 10p per coloured sheet.
to be carried forward to the next meeting for discussion are:
Training for Community Councils-CW
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme- LP
Welcome Packs for new residents to Central Road- CW
of the meeting.
Meeting: provisionally Tuesday 9th November at 19.30hours ( hall
still to be confirmed)
Crombie Community Centre
8th September 2010 19:30hrs
Present: Caroline Welch (CW) –Chair; Lorraine Petrie
(LP) -Vice Chair
Sheila Roxburgh (SR) - Treasurer; Anne Robinson
Welcome from CW.
Minutes: Meeting from 7th July 2010 updates given.
Action: Carry forward his proposal to the next meeting.
No dates yet for commencing the work, no decision on tenders.
Regarding possible asbestos in the Central Road Houses- Mike Cree states
if there was any this would have been taken into account by the companies
who have submitted tenders.
Fife Plan: No update.
Box: CW has received the petition and will send a letter of support to
BT with this.
Back to a normal service.
Action: carry forward to next meeting.
Fouling: CW still to speak to the Base
meeting: AR attended this and reported that the 20mph speed restrictions
are compulsory in the village. Other main issues raised were the problems
with youth’s disorder and drinking in Cairneyhill.
from CCC meeting 7th July 2010 approved.
SR outlined the expenditure for the Bygone Years exhibition, Gala and
the current bank balance. Please see attached treasurers report.
3. Laser Printer: CCC owns a laser printer which is not
discuss at next meeting what CCC should do with it.
4. Meeting with MP Thomas Docherty:
Attended by CW and AR, both found this a very useful and informative meeting.
General discussions surrounding planning and training for Community councils.
CW commented on the current plans for phase 1 of Central Road.
CW and SR will submit their own objections to aspects of the plans.
outlined the procedure and timetable of the election process.
of notice- Displayed from 05/09/10.CW did apologise that it was due 03/09/10
however this had been overlooked due to the amount of work and preparation
for the Bygone Years exhibition.
Completed nominations -16/9/10 by 4pm
Statement as to Persons nominated-21/09/10 by 4pm
Delivery of Notice of Withdrawal -24/09/10 by 4pm
Notices in case of uncontested or poll in contested election- 08/10/10
7. Any other business:
LP mentioned that following the Bygone Exhibition, Pauline Randall had
asked if the CCC would like assistance to set up a website to collate
all the information from the exhibition as she had been very impressed
with the exhibition.
Action: LP will invite Pauline to The Bygone Years meeting 13/09/10.
8. Close of meeting.
Next meeting to be arranged for after the elections. This will be publicised
in the shop once the date is made.
Meeting dates 2010/2011
Second Tuesday of each month
9th November 19:00 - 19:30 Social committee /
19:30 -21:00 Community Council
- 19:30 Social committee / 19:30 - 21:00 Community
11th January 19:00 - 19:30 Social committee / 19:30
- 21:00 Community Council
8th February 19:00 - 19:30 Social committee /
19:30 – 21:00 Community Council
March 19:30-21:00 Community Council AGM
9th June 2010 19:30hrs
Sheila Roxburgh (SR) – Treasurer, Caroline Welch (CW) –
(Social Sub-Committee), Lorraine Petrie (LP)
Anne Robinson (AR)
Lindsey Fox (LF)
Andy Arkle (AA)
Anne Barclay (AB)
Jim Ewing (JE)
Neal Schifferius (NS)
Katherine Pearson (KP)
Neil Harrison (NH)
Tracy Jones (TJ)
Peter Shields (PS)
explained that there was currently only three members on the CCC and asked
those present to consider joining the council under the “Casual
vacancy” scheme. CCC can have eight elected members. CW explained
that a lot of hard work had been done by CCC and it needed more members
to carry this forward.
Minutes of the meeting 21st April 2010- The report from AR, which
had been omitted from these minutes, has now been obtained and AR gave
an outline of this report at the meeting.
Minutes of the meeting 31st May 2010-agreed by LP and seconded by SR.
bearer positions filled-
Chairperson - Caroline Welch proposed KP seconded LP
Vice Chairperson - Lorraine Petrie proposed CW seconded SR
Secretary - Anne Barclay proposed CW seconded SR
outlined that from now on AB will give any correspondence relevant to
CCC to the members and all other correspondence will be displayed at each
meeting for the public to access.
SR outlined that CCC are in the process of changing the bank details over
from the previous Chairman and Secretary. She is waiting on the next bank
statement and will apply for the Gala and Council grants shortly.
Gala- preparation is underway. Next Gala meeting 16th June 2010 19:00hrs
The Bygone Years- People are gathering relevant material and information.
There is an afternoon tea planned- 15th June 2010 mainly for elderly residents
to share their memories of Crombie.
Next meeting Mon 21st June 19:00hrs.
explained that this would refer to Central Road and that any discussion
on an expansion would be dealt with separately. CW would like monthly
updates from the planning officer. NH asked about the progress of the
regeneration in relation to phases 1, 2 and 3. CW stated there has been
no written confirmation of these phases as yet.
CW asked for nominations for a person to liaise with the Planning Department
and update the CCC. NH was co-opted on to take on this role.
TJ suggested a “Plant Sale” using the plants discarded by
the previous residents of Central Road; these could be sold on a stall
at the Gala. This was agreed.
CW will look in to having a meeting with the Fife Councillors and ask
for an action plan from them on the regeneration
West Fife Plan
over the submission to Fife Council of the statement in support of the
expansion. This indicated “that a large percentage of villagers
were in favour of the expansion”. There appeared not to be any evidence
supporting this statement at this time although this has been requested
from the previous Secretary. In view of the CCC and the public’s
opinion over the decision making process a letter will be sent to Fife
Council highlighting the issues over this submission, AA offered to assist
with this letter.
Planning meeting on West Fife plan 29th June. TJ interested in attending
Discussed better ways of communicating with villagers. A newsletter seemed
popular. CW wishes to have accurate information on current issues prior
to issuing a newsletter.
Action CW will find out if this is a public meeting so that other CCC
members could also attend. AB will send the letter to Fife Council.
Ongoing community issues-
phone box- CCC wishes the phone box to remain.
Action AB to send a letter to BT.
Equipment: SR has applied for equipment grants. CW proposed buying a Portable
PA system at a cost of around £85.00. AB agreed and seconded by
Dictaphone; KP will lend one to CCC to use prior to any decision being
made to purchase one.
Transport Buses 71/76- Not clear where we are with this.
Action CW will find out more information on this.
Grove- access to 6 Ordinance Grove-Planning pending 16th June 2010.
AR commented that children are playing in the gardens.TJ suggested asking
the school to reinforce to the children the dangers of this in view of
the summer holidays looming.
Action CW will write to Brian Hay, Chief Executive, Fife Housing, stating
that people are unhappy with the situation and outlining our concerns.
Post building: Doors open.
Action CW will find out who owns the property regarding making the area
in village- NH commented on the dangerous driving through Central Road.
Action AR attends the Community Police meetings, and will raise this issue.
11. Date of next meeting- 7th July 2010 19:30 hrs.
12. Closure of meeting.