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Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on 12th June, 2017 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 10th April, 2017 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 13th March, 2017 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 13th February, 2017 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 12th December, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 14th November, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 10th October, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 12th September, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 13th June, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held on 11th April, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held in the Crown, Newmills on 14th March, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held in the Crown, Newmills on 8th February, 2016 (PDF file).

Minutes of meeting held in the Crown, Newmills on 11th January, 2016 (PDF file).


 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held in the Crown, Newmills on Monday November 9, 2015.

Present: John Emery-Barker, Mary Emery-Barker, Susan Donald, Bunty Watson, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Cllr Kate Stewart, Willie O’Donnell. Kelly Hart,

Apologies: Kelly Hart, John Duffy.

Minutes of previous meeting.

SB: One correction, Knotwood not hogwood.

Proposed by Robert Dennis, seconded by Stepanie Blackburn.

Present: John Emery-Barker, Mary Emery-Barker, Susan Donald, Bunty Watson, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Cllr Kate Stewart, Willie O’Donnell. Kelly Hart,

Apologies: Kelly Hart, John Duffy.

MATTERS ARISING:

SPEED BUMPS: Johne E-B to get in touch with Phil Clark re 20mph speed limit through villages. Clark will need to undertake speed surveys, assess speeds = there’s a prescient around Culross and look at no. of accidents and near misses. Robert D mentioned 7 junctions and playground again.

Cllr Stewart asked of she could meet him and report back to Council. AGREED.

OLD BRIDGE: Stephanie Historian says it is C listed could cost £100 – 300,000 to repair. JEB says Wemyss Estate say don’t own it. Likely to be Council. Could be community grant to be accessed. SB said Histporic Scotland say bridge is interesting but will not fund repairs.

Cllr Stewart said Council chasing Heritage Lottery for Funding for Valleyfield Woods £3million. Needs to be partly funded by the Council. SB to go back to Grant Ward, Head of Parks and Open Spaces to tell him that Fife Council own Bridge. KS said bridge could be linked to Repton Garden and Valleyfield Woods as Historic trail.

PHONE BOX: Still to find out about lifebelt Suggest bringing up defibrillator at Development Trust AGM which is interested in small projects which will help community. JEB says cost £1,000 to less than £10,000 to ensure it also has temperature range???

Helen Dennis said Douglas Chapman MP had offerd to get help from community grant to pay for, but JEB said CC not politically oriented. SD suggested that MP might want to publicise the gift for publicity. Helen D said he would not be interested in doing that. But still agreed to go for help from Trust as well.

SD suggested suggesting to Trust that they buy Torryburn Hall and buy some of land behind it in community garden and turn it into something for community and toddlers and elderly, since it seems obvious AGAIN that though garden is great for schoolkids and parents love the idea of it, very few will actually help.

TORRYBURN CHURCH: Sold. Do not know to whom.

Clean up at Torryburn Hall, forgotten by all except John and Mary Emery-Barker who planted bulbs.

Community Garden had suggested planting herbs in planters that public can help themselves too. Good Idea said JEB.

DROP KERBS – continues.


ASH LAGOONS MEETING: JEB said unhappy about answer to what will happen to them. AGREED that meeting needs proper agenda and minutes.

Mary E-B knows the history of the meetings having gone since 1993, so AGREED she should continue to go. Kate S has constitution says we need countryside person for environment.

AGREED: MEB, SD (but away in January) Robert Dennis and Kate S to go. Robert D will take notes for Council if SD not there.


COMMUNITY GARDEN: CHICKENS: Chickens have been digging plants up outside Hall, Gardens in the Coach House and Tinian House, inside the Hall. AGREED for extended fence to keep them back in.

PRIMARY SCHOOL – Meeting on Monday December 7 at 1830. SD to confirm with Head Teacher.


COUNCILLOR’S REPORT: K. Stewart: 8 seater bus is coming and a community Bank to High Valleyfield. Feasibility Study being done of Valleyfield Woods by Doug Spiers and showcasing the history of the Woods. Robert Burns was really here! I spoke to the Funding Team at Fife Council looking to share with the Forestry Commission. It is No 2 on their list, so we hope to get funding and tie it in with the Bridge and sculptures.

FINANCIAL REPORT: £1248.21

CORRESPONDENCE – Zero.

PLANNNING – SD had looked at all plans being submitted and seen none.


NEXT MEETING NOW DECEMBER 7 AT PRIMARY SCHOOL 1830.



AGENDA

Apologies

Approval of Minutes of previous meeting

Action Points, unresolved items

Community Garden

Councillor Report

Financial Report

Correspondence

Planning

AOB.

Date of next meeting.


Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held in the Crown, Newmills on Monday October 12, 2015.


Present: John Emery-Barker, Mary E-Barker, Smeryusan Donald, Bunty Watson, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Cllr Kate Stewart, Kelly Hart, Saskia Arnold, Karen Marshall, Community Ward Officer Kevin Chandler, Cllr Alice O’Callahan.

Apologies: Eva Lessels, Bobby Clelland, John Duffy.


Community Police Report: 43 calls, RTA’s in Torryburn and farmland. Theft and HB. Nov 15 Community Engagement meeting discussed wildlife crime volunteer job -culture of chasing deer with dogs here. TBA.

John EB: woman living in caravan on Ness wants speed bumps to prevent speeding is that possible? Because School is not on main road, we have been unable to get 20mph limit there. Will put fake police officer up.


Minutes: approved by Mary EB and Bunty Watson.


MATTERS ARISING:

OLD BRIDGE: Stephanie B has not been able to contact archaeologist yet.

PHONE BOX: J EB unable to arrange lifebelt or noticeboard yet.

FIFE IN BLOOM: KH said school had the Council catalogue and she would speak to Head after half term. Mary EB worried about amount of cash we will get.

Planting bulbs: Saskia A said would look after and tidy up ones planted near church. Tidying up and bulb planting Sunday October 25. Meet at Village Hall 10am???


DROP KERBS: John EB has put application in.

CUT BACK TREES: SD to contact Transportation.

Torryburn Pupils to Council. We would meet at school as a one off in December or January. J EB to liaise with Gillian Mellis, Head.


ASH LAGOONS MEETING: SD, KS, RD, A O’C there.

Kate S said we can look at the Scottish Government Task Force website to see what the task force is responsible for. But disappointment that the ash lagoons were not discussed. Mary EB had attended committee since 1993. Scottish Power and Fife Council had gone too.

Kate S said West Fife villages community forum will discuss at meeting.

J EB was to call Cllr Willie Ferguson and ask him to concentrate on environmental affect: the ash lagoons etc. Need a written agenda for the meetings as well. There was none and discussion meandered.


SHORE ROAD BOLLARD: Need a place to keep the key – Saskia suggested the pub.

TODDLERS Fun group. Council have given cheque for £250 to group.

GARDEN: Kids very keen but need parents to help, only Kelly and Willie in garden, need more to look after kids properly.


COUNCILLORS REPORT: Kate S Council Grounds Maintenance Team cut once a year instead of twuice, possible stop cutting Wemyss land which is all the grass as the side of the road in fron of houses in vailage which locals have used to having cut. Fracking –debate continues. Transport – possibly getting 8 seater bus for villages.

Alice O New windows to replae wrotten ones in Torryburn Community Centre. Lloyds Bank decorated the inside beautifully as part of their workforce community drive.


SPEEDING: Push for 20mph zone for Torryburn and Newmills. John EB to speak to Scott Blyth, Phil Clark. Robert D says there will be four T junctions all busy when new flats and housing occupied.


FINANCIAL REPORT: £1498.21.

Torryburn Development Meeting: Stephanie B and Karen M there – discussing the next project needing fundraising that help community.


Hogwood is back. Kate S will get council staff out.


CORRESPONDENCE: asked for interest in research project, closed before this meeting SD put info outside community centre.


Next Meeting is the AGM on Monday November 9 at 1900.


AGENDA

Apologies

Approval of Minutes of last year’s AGM

Chairperson’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Appointment of Office Bearers

Environmental Trust

AOB

Date of next AGM



Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held in the Crown, Newmillls on Monday August 10, ,2015.

Present: Stephanie Blackden, Buty Watosm, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Kate Stewart, Susan Donald. Kevin Chandler, Community Ward Officer.

Apologies: John Emery-Barker, Mary Emery-Barker, Derek Armitage?


Minutes approved by Bunty Watson and Stephanie Blackden.


MATTERS ARISING:

Old Bridge – John Duffy had map from Wemyss Estate. Stephanie B had spoken to Douglas Spiers. The Bridge is in the middle of land owned by the Council and Wemyss Estate. Neither volunteering to help. SB says sad ancient Bridge will fall down.

PHONE BOX: Charlie McVicar has painted it.

Shrubs outside Community Centre trimmed.

Fife in Bloom September 9.


Community Garden: Discussed idea of hives, bench, Kate S mentioned full size miner carved out of oak for Mark Stewart ex pupil of Torryburn Primary School and plants etc. Susan D reported that decision of Communty Garden was that landscape architect should draw up plans then decide where things should be situated.

Trees overhanging Clare White’s property next to Community Garden had been cut back.

Torryburn Development Trust AGM June 30 not enough people. Council suggested changing date to one where Council can go and local parents encouraged.

Drop Kerbs - map. Kate S said schoolkids project is dropped kerbs and disability. Will come back with ideas.


Community Police Warden : 11 calls to Police in last month. Three neighbour disputes.


R. Dennis raised problem of overgrowing trees hitting buses – need to be maintained. One for Council.


COUNCILLOR REPORT: Kate Stewart: Complaint that part of coastal path overgrown. Council claim it is private cycle path that is overgrown.

Stephanie warned that Japanese Hogwood is back. Kate S will get council staff out.


CORRESPONDENCE: Closure of libraries – not affected here.

West Fife Woodlands Group asked for £100to maintain woods, run Snowdrop Festival etc. AGREED.

Head Teacher Torryburn Council would like children to come to meetings. ACTION ok but meetings would have to be at school with late janitor etc.

ANTI-SCOIAL BEHAVIOUR – none reported to police. Stephanie B worried abot kids jumping on bushes onto road. Told to call Police.


Next Meeting Monday September 14 in Crown Main St, Newmills at 1900


AGENDA September 14:

Apologies

Approval of Minutes of previous meeting

Action Points, unresolved items

Community Harden

Councillor Report

Financial Report

Correspondence

Planning

AOB.

Date of next meeting.



 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 8 June 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

  1. In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Cllr Kate Stewart, representatives of the community gardening group & members of the public.



  1. Apologies: Cllr Bobby Clelland, Eva Lessels.



  1. Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: BW, Seconded: SD, and approved subject to the inclusion that JD was standing down from the Community Council in August and that it was agreed that SD would assume the position of Community Council secretary.

Old Bridge, Newmills - It was agreed that the Community Council would clarify the position in relation to the ownership of the bridge. ACTION: JD to write to Wemyss Estate and Fife Council.


3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:


Items from the Torryburn Church – JD advised that the Kirk of Session had approached the Council directly and had asked if they could place the War Memorials in the Hall.


Adoption of phone box, Main Street, Torryburn - JEB advised that the phone box now belonged to the Community Council. The purchase of paint for the phone box was approved.

Floral Enhancement: MEB advised that she had received a new catalogue from Amberol and would look at what small self-watering planters were available.

JEB advised that Fife Council had agreed to trim the shrubs outside of the Hall.

It was noted that the judges for Fife in Bloom were visiting the villages on 13 July.

Community Garden: It was noted that the Community Pay Back team had been carrying out work in the garden. However they had been a degree of confusion over what work they should be carrying out.


It was agreed the KH would pull together a prioritised list of work for them to carry out when they return to the garden and that Cllr AC would pass the list to the Community Pay Back Team.


It was noted that the overhanging trees in the garden had not been cut down.

KH advised that the Community Garden group planned to do a leaflet drop and hoped to get more parents to join the group.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust – It was noted that the Trust’s AGM was scheduled to take place on 30 June at 7:30pm in the Hall.

Drop kerbs: ACTION: Cllr KS to pass on the information on the location of where the new kerbs needed to be installed and how much the work would cost.

Broken Light in Tunnel – It was noted that the light had been fixed.

Beach Clean UP – It was agreed that there had been a reasonable turn out at the beach clean-up. Although there was not a lot of rubbish, there was still a high amount of flushed waste on the beach.

JEB asked SB to thank the Rotary Club for their help. It was noted that the Rotary club had offered to help with the upkeep of the planters.

SB suggest that the next Beach Clean Up should be a more social event and include a barbeque or that refreshments should be provided.

Litter on the B9037 - Malcolm Macaulay expressed his concerns in relation to the amount of litter that was tossed out of cars onto the road and verges and advised that he had been in contact with the Council on a regular basis to ask them to remove it.

MM asked if the Community Council if anything could be done to get people to stop it.

A discussion ensued in relation to the matter. It was agreed that:

  • BW would bring the matter up at the next Police community engagement meeting;

  • JD to ask Fife Council if some signs could be put up along the road;

  • the Community Council would write to clarify the position in relation to the weight restriction on Gilanderson Bridge.



  1. Community policing: BW informed that the date of the next community engagement meeting was Tuesday 7th July at 7pm.

5.0 Councillor’s Report:

Cllr AC reported that she had met with KH and discussed potential improvements to the Village Hall and funding for the Community Garden.

Cllr KS advised that the Boundary Commission had suggested Saline should be removed from the West Fife Villages ward and merged with Kelty and that Charlestown and Limekilns should be merged with Rosyth.

Fife Council Officers had recommended that Torryburn and Newmills should also be included in a merger with Rosyth.

Cllr Callaghan advised that the recommendation to merge Torryburn and Newmills with Rosyth had been opposed by local Councillors.

It was noted that a public consultation on the issue was scheduled to take place later in the year.

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1647.71.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, NHS various, Fife Plan, Fife Cultural Roadshow, West Fife Planning Committee.


8.0 Planning issues: None


9.0 AOB

Anti-social behaviour - it was noted there had been a few issues with young people in the schools grounds and at a bus stop in Newmills.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: on 10th August, at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills.




AGENDA – Monday 10 August 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

5.0 FLYTIPPING

6.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

7.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

8.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

9.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

10.0 PLANNING MATTERS

11.0 AOB

12.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING



 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11 May 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Stephanie Blackden, representatives of the community gardening group & members of the public.


  1. Apologies: Cllr Bobby Clelland, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Eva Lessels, Cllr Kate Stewart, Cllr Willie Ferguson, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis.



  1. Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: BW, Seconded: MEB, and approved.



It was agreed to take the following matters first:



Request for the removal of Trees Over hanging properties next to the Community Garden – ACTION: it was agreed that WOD AND SD would meet in the Community Garden and agree what work was required and report back to the Community Council. It was noted that the Community Pay Back team had been scheduled to work in the garden at the end of April and agreed that the Community Council should ask them to remove and prune the trees.



Old Bridge, Newmills - JEB introduced Robert McKenzie from High Valleyfield Community Council who advised that the condition of the bridge had deteriorated ACTION: JD to contact and Douglas Speirs and ask if anything could be done to conserve and make the structure safe. SB to check what funding was available for the conservation of the bridge.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:



Items carried forward:



  • Items from the Torryburn Church – carried forward.

Adoption of phone box, Main Street, Torryburn - JEB advised that CmcV was trying to locally source the paint for the phone box. SB informed that another community were using an old telephone box as a book exchange.

Floral Enhancement: It was agreed that the Community Council would look at buying some new tubs from Amberol.

BW expressed her concerns about the appearance of the shrubs outside of the Village Hall. It was agreed that the Community Council would ask if the Council would trim them and if not that the shrubs should be removed.

Community Garden: KH advised that the Community Garden group were working in the garden every Sunday between 10 -12 and planned to:


  • do a leaflet drop to all of the houses in the villages to make people more aware of the Community Garden;

  • hold some events in the garden to engage with the school and wider community;

  • get a sign post and notice board for the garden.


Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that the Development Trust was currently working on developing new projects which could operate from the Hall.

Drop kerbs: It was noted that Cllr KS had passed on an application from for the locality budget to JEB. ACTION: JD to discuss the matter with Cllr KS.

4.0 Community policing: BW informed that the date of the next community engagement meeting was 12 May at 7pm.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: None

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1647.71.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, NHS various, Fife Plan, Fife Cultural Roadshow, West Fife Planning Committee.


8.0 Planning issues: JD advised that the application for the building on a new property within the ground of Torryburn Manse had been withdrawn.


9.0 AOB

  • Broken Light in TunnelACTION: JD to report the matter to the Council.

  • Beach Clean UP – the 7 June was agreed as the date for the Beach Clean Up. ACTION: JD to order skips.

  • ENTRUST – JD advised that he had submitted the Community Council’s annual return.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: on 8 June, at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills.



AGENDA – Monday 8 June 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

5.0 FLYTIPPING

6.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

7.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

8.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

9.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

10.0 PLANNING MATTERS

11.0 AOB

12.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING – 13 July


 


 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9 February 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Stephanie Blackden, Cllr Willie Ferguson, Cllr Kate Stewart, members of the public.


  1. Apologies: Cllr Bobby Clelland, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Eva Lessels.

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: BW, Seconded: RD, and approved.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:



Items carried forward:



  • Items from the Torryburn Church JD reported that he had to arrange a meeting with David Wall.

  • Slide at the Play Park - JD advised that the slide was designed for children aged 6 +. ACTION: JD to ask the Council if advisory signs could be put up on the play equipment.

  • Adoption of phone box, Main Street, Torryburn - JEB advised that he was awaiting a response from BT payphones.

Floral Enhancement: It was agreed to prune the shrubs outside of the village hall on 15 February at 2pm.


Community Garden: JD provided an overview of the things that the pupils from the school would like to see in the garden.

It was agreed that the first work day in the garden would be held on 22 Feb 10am -12.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that the Development Trust had within drawn from the Community Right to Buy process as it would potentially be liable for the Church of Scotland’s legal fees if the Church of Scotland was successful in its appeal against the valuation of the Church made by the Scottish Government.

JEB advised that the Development Trust would now focus its energy in the development of new projects within the villages.

Wild Fowling: JD reported that he had asked Richard Smith to contact the local British Association for Shooting and Conservation representative on behalf of the Community Council.

Shore Road: RD advised that he had spoken to the residents responsible for the flower beds along the Shore Road in relation to the Community Council’s concerns.

4.0 Community policing: BW informed that the date of the next community engagement meeting was 10 March.

It was noted that:

  • PC Kevin Chandler hoped to attend the next Community Council meeting.

  • There had been two thefts from building sites in the villages.

  • The Police were aware of problems with anti-social behavior in and around the primary school at night.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: Cllr KS reported that:

  • Fife Council had set its budget and Cllr KS expressed her concerns in relation to the education and social work budgets. It was noted that a number of parents from the school had concerns over the proposal to reduce the school week.

  • The school was looking at developing a number of projects including a trim trail.

  • Cllr KS had noticed some industrial fly tipping on the Coal Road. ACTION: Cllr KS to report the fly tipping to Fife Council.

  • Cllr KS had been unable to get Fife Council to provide additional drop kerbs in the villages and suggested that the Community Council could apply to the Council for funding to get the work done. ACTION Cllr KS & Cllr WF to raise the matter at the Locality Committee meeting.



Cllr WF reported that:



  • Works were due to start on the Kincardine Bridge starting on 27 Feb and lasting up until April. There would be traffic lights on the bridge, some closures, delays and disruptions to traffic were expected.

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1748.41. A cheque for the £400 left over from the play park fund had been given to the School Parent Council.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, Community Council Elections, NHS various, Community Council Insurance.


  • Frack off Fife – It was noted that the moratorium on fracking did not include the proposed unconventional coal gasification extraction from in the Inner Forth. It was agreed that the Community Council would keep a watching brief on the matter.

  • Fife Pilgrims Way - It was noted that the proposed route passed close to the villages.

  • Community Beach Clean Up – It was agreed to work with the TCV and carry out surveys of the shoreline at the next beach clean-up. Date to be agreed.


8.0 Planning issues: Proposal of Application Notice - Development of 100 housing units, Land North of A994, Cairneyhill - It was agreed that the Community Council would submit comments on the application highlighting the pressure the proposed development would place on services, the roads infrastructure and that there was lack of greenspace and community facilities in Cairneyhill.


9.0 AOB: Rubbish along the B9037- JD advised that he had been contacted by a member of the public who was concerned about the amount of rubbish being dropped from cars on the road leading up to the Gilanderson Bridge. - Matter carried forward.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: on 9 March at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills.



AGENDA – Monday 9 March 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

5.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

6.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

7.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

8.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

9.0 PLANNING MATTERS

10.0 AOB

11.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING



 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of the Inaugural meeting held on Monday 12 January 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Eva Lessels, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Cllr Willie Ferguson, members of the public.


  1. Apologies: Cllr Bobby Clelland, Cllr Kate Stewart, Stephanie Blackden.

2.0 Appointment of Office Bearers

Cllr Willie Ferguson took over the chair and the following were proposed, seconded and appointed as office bearers:

Proposed Seconded

Chair: JEB BW EL

Vice Chair: BW EL JEB

Treasurer: MEB EL BW

Secretary: JD MEB JEB


3.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: MEB, Seconded: BW, and approved.

4.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:



Items carried forward:



  • Items from the Torryburn Church - ACTION: JD

  • Slide at the Play Park - ACTION: JD

  • Adoption of phone box, Main Street, Torryburn - ACTION: JEB

Maintenance of the Cemetery: Nothing to report.

Floral Enhancement: It was agreed to tidy up the planters in the village on 15 February and to prune the shrubs outside of the village hall in early spring.

Community Garden: It was agreed that:

  • Willie O’Donnell and JD would meet at the garden on 18 January at 10:30 and discuss the development of a work schedule and maintenance plan and report back to the Community Council.

  • Cllr AC would contact the Community Payback team and ask for their help with the garden.

It was noted that:

  • the pupils in the school would be involved in the design for a new garden layout by the end of January.

  • WOD had been stock piling wood chips and seaweed for the garden.

WO’D stressed the need for:

  • a commitment from the school to be actively involved in the garden.

  • local volunteers to help out.

ACTION: JD to speak to the Head teacher about the design and the schools involvement in the garden.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that a date had been set for a hearing of the Lands Tribunal because the Church of Scotland had appealed against the valuation of the Church which had been made by the Scottish Government.

Wild Fowling: JD reported that Richard Smith had offered to contact the local British Association for Shooting and Conservation representative on behalf of the Community Council. ACTION: JD to contact RS and take up his offer.

5.0 Community policing: BW informed that the date of the next community engagement meeting was 7 February.

JD reported that the Police would potentially be attending future Community Council meetings and passed around a copy of the Police Report for the villages.



6.0 Councillor’s Report: Cllr AC reported that:

  • There had been no further feedback or updates in relation to flooding at Tinian Crescent. SD stressed that residents needed a letter of assurance from Ochilview Housing.

  • She had asked for Cairneyhill roundabout to be tidied up. However the responsibility for this lay with Amey.

  • She had addressed problems in relation to the allocation of blue badges for people with mobility difficulties.



Cllr WF reported that:



  • There were now two dedicated community Police officers for the villages.

  • The fence surrounding the ash lagoons had been cut by poachers. Cllr WF encouraged everyone to report any unlawful activities in and around the ash lagoons to Scottish Power.

  • The coastal footpath along the ash lagoons was to be upgraded.

7.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1748.41.

Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, Community Council Elections, NHS various, Forth Estuary Forum.


8.0 Planning issues: - Nothing to report.


9.0 AOB: Shore Road - it was noted that the wood from the borders along the Shore Road next to Craigflower Court had been blown over onto the path and that a quad had been seen using the road.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: on 9 February at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills.



AGENDA – Monday 9 February 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

5.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

6.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

7.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

8.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

9.0 PLANNING MATTERS

10.0 AOB

11.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING




Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on Monday 8 December 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis.


1.0 Apologies: Eva Lessels, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Cllr Bobby Clelland, Cllr Kate Stewart – In the absence of a Councilor it was agreed that the inaugural meeting would have to be postponed. ACTION: JD to contact Bill Welsh.

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: SB, Seconded: BW, and approved.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:


Maintenance of the Cemetery: Nothing to report.

Floral Enhancement: JD informed that he had submitted the Floral Enhancement Grant application and evaluation report to the Council.

It was agreed to re-schedule the date to tidy up the planters in the village – date to be confirmed.

Community Garden: It was agreed to advertise a programme of work days in the New Year. It was suggested that posters should be placed on the school gate, in the shop, co-op and that an article should be sent to the press.

It was noted that the pupils in the school would be involved in developing designs for the new layout of the garden.

Children Crossing Sign: JD advised that the Council had agreed to place a new sign on the approach to the play park.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that:

  • there had been 49% return in the Community Ballot with 86% of the returns supporting the proposal to buy the Church and turn it into a community building.

  • the Church of Scotland had appealed against the valuation of the Church which had been made by the Scottish Government.

Items from the Torryburn Church: JD informed that he had spoken to the Head Teacher in the school and that she had agreed in principle to items being stored in the school. ACTION: JD

Adoption of phone box, Main Street, Torryburn: Item carried forward.

Wild Fowling: JD reported that he had spoken to Derek Abbot who confirmed that wild fowling was allowed within Torry Bay LNR and suggested that the Community Council talked to Richard Smith at the Council and look at the potential of introducing by laws.

BW suggested that shooting was not allowed if the temperature was very low.

ACTION: JD to contact Bob Smith.

Slide at the Play Park: Item carried forward. ACTION: JD

4.0 Community policing: BW informed that dates for future Community Engagement meetings were to be confirmed. It was noted that the Police call centre in Fife was closing and that the service was being centralized.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: It was agreed that the Community Council would ask all of the Councillors to forward a brief report to all future meetings. ACTION: JD

HD informed that Cllr KS had asked her to raise concerns about the Council’s proposed budget for social work and the reduction of care packages.

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1748.41. It was agreed to transfer the remaining money from the Play Park fund to the school’s Parent Council on the provision that it is used for events for children.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, Community Council Elections , NHS various, Fife Cultural Partnership, Fife Carers Forum, Fife Plan consultation, Fife Council Budget, Post Office, Grants various, Fife Coastal and Countryside Trust newsletter.


  • Mobile Post Office - it was noted that the new service was to be introduced and would be outside of the Crown Inn between 11:30 – 13:30 on a Thursday, final details in relation to the launch of the new service were to be confirmed.

 

8.0 Planning issues: - It was noted that:


    • 14/03589/FULL an application had been submitted to convert Torryburn Post office into Flats.

    • 14/02305/FULL the application to erection 4 flats next to the Torriebay Hotel had been approved.

    • Sandbanks: SD advised that the Office of Rail Regulation were investigating the accident.

    • Fife Plan consultation: JD advised that he had submitted comments on the Plan in relation to proposals for Craigflower woods.


9.0 AOB:

Schools Partnership: JD informed that the Primary School were looking to develop a partnership with groups within the local community. It was agreed that the Community Council would be involved.

KSB Community Grant Scheme: It was noted that Keep Scotland Beautiful was administering a new grant fund using proceeds from the single use carrier bag charge collected by Tesco.

10.0 Date of the inaugural meeting: The re-scheduled inaugural meeting of the new Community Council will be held on 12 January at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills.



AGENDA – Monday 12 January 2015 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

4.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

5.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

6.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

7.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

8.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

9.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

10.0 PLANNING MATTERS

11.0 AOB

12.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING



Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on Monday 10th November 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Cllr Kate Stewart.

1.0 Apologies: Eva Lessels, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Cllr Bobby Clelland.

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: SD, Seconded: BW, and approved subject to the inclusion of:

  • An item relating to the adoption of the old phone box, Main Street, Torryburn.

  • It was noted that Cllr KS had attended the Community Garden AGM.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:


Maintenance of the Cemetery: BW reported that she had not been to the Cemetery lately.

Floral Enhancement: It was agreed to tidy up the planters in the village on 7 December.

ACTION: JD to submit the Floral Enhancement Grant and evaluation report to the Council before 19th December.

Community Garden: JD advised that he had:

  • Made a post on the Development Trust facebook page in relation to the garden and had received some interest in helping out with a programme of works starting in the New Year.

  • Registered the Community Council for free wildflowers from Grow Wild.

Children Crossing Sign: carried forward. ACTION: JD.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that the papers for the Community Ballot had been distributed to people on the electoral roll. SD advised that she still had not received any papers. JD advised that he would check the list of names.

Cllr KS expressed concerns over the potential use of the Church and duplication with Torryburn Community Leisure Centre and informed that she had been contacted by a constituent who was concerned over the amount of money required for the project.



Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Valleyfield Disaster: MEB informed that the events had gone well and thanked SD for her help with publicity.

Items from the Torryburn Church: carried forward. ACTION: JD to contact the Head teacher. It was noted that the war memorials from Craigflower and Torryburn Church have been transferred to Culross Abbey and wreaths laid at the memorials at the memorial service held in Culross Abbey.

Adoption of phone box, Main Street, Torryburn: JEB advised that the Community Council could adopt the phone box for £1. BT would supply electricity to it and suggested that a defibelator could be placed in it. It was agreed to progress the matter.

4.0 Community policing: BW informed that speeding in the villages had been the main topic of discussion at the community engagement meeting held on the 6 November. The Police had also advised householders to check their garden sheds were secure and to keep an eye on vulnerable elderly people during the winter months.



5.0 Councillor’s Report: Cllr KS reported on:

  • Fife Council’s concerns over the proposed cuts to the Education and Social work budgets;

  • New drop kerbs in the villages – Cllr KS advised that she had heard nothing back from Fife Council;

  • High Valleyfield Community Council - Cllr KS advised that HV Community Council had annually been making a donation to Torryburn Primary School and that she have advised them not to;

  • Fife Plan – the allocation for new housing at Crombie had been removed from the plan;

  • Parent Council meeting – she would be attending the meeting on 19 November.



6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1748.41.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, Community Council Elections , NHS various, Floral Enhancement Grant, Fife Cultural Partnership, Fife Carers Forum, West Planning Committee, Fife Plan consultation.


It was noted that Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis and Eva Lessels had been successfully elected as Community Councilors. It was agreed that the inaugural meeting of the new Community Council would be held on 8 December.

 

8.0 Planning issues: Sandbanks: SD advised that she had contacted building services in relation to development of the site and the accident that had occurred. RD advised that the owner of the site was recovering from the accident. It was noted that work was due to start shortly on site at the corner of Bayview.


9.0 AOB:

Wild Fowling: SB expressed concerns that wild fowling especially at night was allowed in Torry Bay given its status as a nature reserve. ACTION: JD to contact Derek Abbot and highlight the problem and ask if anything could be done in relation to noise abatement.

Slide at the Play Park: JEB advised that a member of the public had asked if something could be done to make the slide useable by young children. ACTION: JD to contact Clair Lovett.

10.0 Date of the inaugural meeting: The inaugural meeting of the new Community Council will be held on 8 December at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills.



AGENDA – Monday 8 December 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

4.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

5.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

6.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

7.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

8.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

9.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

10.0 PLANNING MATTERS

11.0 AOB

12.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING



 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on Monday 13th October 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, Stephanie Blackden Cllr Kate Stewart, Willie O Donnell.


1.0 Apologies: Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Eva Lessels, Cllr Alice Callaghan, Cllr Bobby Clelland.

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: SD, Seconded: BW, and approved.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:


Flushed waste along the shoreline: JD informed that he had been contacted by SEPA who were now taking the matter up with Scottish Water.

Maintenance of the Cemetery: BW reported that the water barrel at the cemetery was always empty.

Floral Enhancement: SD & JD advised that they had attended the Community Garden AGM. It had been agreed:

  • To hold a series of work days and events in the garden to engage more people managing and maintaining it;

  • the pupils at the school would re-design the garden.

It was agreed that the Community Garden would be a standing item in future agendas and the Community Council would work in partnership with the Garden Management Committee and the School to move the project forward.

Willie O’Donnell stressed the need to get more people to help out with maintaining the garden.

ACTION: JD to make a post on the Development Trust and Play Park’s facebook pages

It was agreed that the wildflowers road verges sown by the Council had been really successful. It was suggested that the Community Council should look at developing a small wildflower meadow area at the Ness.

It was noted that the closing dates for the Floral Enhancement Grant and evaluation report was the 19th December.

Children Crossing Sign: JD advised that Roads and Transportation had asked for more information in relation to the request.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that:

  • as part of the Community Right to buy process the Development Trust needed to organize a ballot of the residents on the electoral roll. To be successful a minimum return of 50% was required and that the majority of the returned ballots need to support the proposal to buy the church building.


  • The Scottish Government had appointed a valuator to set a price for the sale of the building.

Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Valleyfield Disaster: MEB informed that a press release had been sent out to advertise the events. SD suggested contacting the BBC.

Items from the Torryburn Church: JD advised that Fife Council had asked if the Community Council would be able to insure the items and suggested contacting the school. ACTION: JD to contact the Head teacher

4.0 Community policing: It was noted that the next CEM meeting was scheduled to take place on 6th November at 7pm in the Ash Lagoon Buildings, Low Valleyfield.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: Cllr Stewart reported on:

  • The Education and Social work budgets

  • The closure of Crombie school

  • Mobile Post Office Consultation

  • Identifying funding for new drop kerbs in the villages.

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1748.41.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly Planning Bulletin, Community Council Forum minutes, NHS various, Floral Enhancement Grant, Inner Forth Landscape newsletter, Fife Coastal and Countryside Trust newsletter , West Planning Committee, Localities Consultation, Fife Access Forum Seminar, Climate Challenge Fund, Fife Council’s Planning Performance Framework report.

8.0 Planning issues: It was noted that the owner of plot 11 Sandbanks had been badly injured whilst working on the building site. Concerns were expressed about the development of the Sandbanks site as a whole given its proximity to the railway line and BP pipeline. It was agreed that the Community Council would contact the Council to find out what Health and Safety measures had been imposed on the development of the sites.


9.0 AOB:

  • It was noted that a dead whale had been washed up on the shoreline.

  • JD disseminated the papers for the Community Council elections.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on 10th November at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

AGENDA – Monday 10th November 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COMMUNITY GARDEN

5.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

6.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

7.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

8.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

9.0 PLANNING MATTERS

10.0 AOB

11.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

 


Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on Monday 8th September 2014 7pm in Admin Building, Ash Lagoons, Low Valleyfield

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Susan Donald, members of the public.


1.0 Apologies: Stephanie Blackden, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Eva Lessels, Joan Nova, Cllr Kate Stewart.

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: MEB, Seconded: BW, and approved.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:


Beach Clean Up: JD informed that he contacted SEPA and reported the flushed waste along the shoreline.

Maintenance of the Cemetery: JD advised that he had contacted William Greig and asked him to contact BW about the ongoing maintenance of the cemetery.

Floral Enhancement: MEB advised that she had attended the Fife in Bloom awards ceremony on the 28 August and that both villages had been awarded a Silver Award.

It was agreed that the Community Council should contact the PTA to find out when the next Community Garden AGM was scheduled to take place. ACTION: JD

Meeting – SD advised that the owner of the Crown was happy to let the Community Council use the lounge for meetings. It was agreed that the Community Council would hold its first meeting there in October.

ACTION: SD to write and thank the owner of the Crown. JD to write to Cllr Willie Ferguson and thank Scottish Power.

Children Crossing Sign: JD advised that he had contacted Roads and Transportation and asked if a children’s crossing road sign could be put in place on the approach to the play park at The Ness.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that the Church of Scotland had given notification of their intention to sell the Church triggering the Trust’s right to buy it. The Trust now has six months to raise the funds and a hold a ballot of the community once a valuation for the building had been confirmed by the Scottish Government.

Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Valleyfield Disaster: MEB informed that the invitation to the events had been sent out. BW agreed to attend. It was noted that the steering group were still trying to identify relatives of the miners who had died.

Items from the Torryburn Church: JD advised that he had still heard nothing from Fife Council in relation to storing the various items from the Church in the Hall for safe keeping.

Japanese Knotweed, Shore Road: JD informed that he had contacted John McQueen to highlight pockets of knotweed that had not been sprayed.

4.0 Community policing: it was noted that the next CEM meeting was scheduled to take place on 10th September at 7pm in the Ash Lagoon Buildings, Low Valleyfield.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: None

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the current balance stood at £1748.41. ACTION: JD to contact Carol Houston about the monies that were ring fenced for children’s events and activities.

7.0 Correspondence: Home Energy Scotland, Voluntary Action Fund, Development Plan Update, Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, SCT Conference 2014, Inner Forth Landscape Partnership newsletter, Litter and Fly tipping Community Fund, Action Earth Grants, Weekly Planning Bulletin, Community Council Forum minutes, NHS various.

8.0 Planning issues: 14/02305/FULL | Erection of 4 No. flatted dwellings | Torriebay Hotel 100 Main Street Torryburn - ‏ JD advised that he had submitted comments on the development in relation for the need of appropriate boundary landscaping to ensure privacy for the neighbouring properties.


9.0 AOB: None

10.0 Date of the next meeting: The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on 13th October at 7pm in the Lounge in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

AGENDA – Monday 13th October 2014 at 7pm in the Crown, Main St, Newmills

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

5.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

6.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

7.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

8.0 PLANNING MATTERS

9.0 AOB

10.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING


Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on Monday 11 August 2014 7pm in Admin Building, Ash Lagoons, Low Valleyfield

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Eva Lessels, Susan Donald, Robert Dennis, Heather Dennis, Cllr Kate Stewart, members of the public.


1.0 Apologies: Kerry Couch, Stephanie Blackenden

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: BW, Seconded: EL, and approved.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:


Beach Clean Up: Carried forward. ACTION: JD to contact SEPA.

Maintenance of the Cemetery: Carried forward –ACTION: JD to contact Liz Murphy about the ongoing maintenance of the cemetery.

Floral Enhancement: JEB reported that the judging for the Fife in Bloom had taken place on 18th July. The judges had liked the conscience signs which had been produced by the pupils by the school and had commented on the condition of the Community Garden.

The need to tidy up the garden and get the school and more members of the community involved in the management of the garden was discussed. It was agreed that the Community Council should find out when the next Community Garden AGM was scheduled to take place.

Representatives from the Community Council had been invited to the Fife in Bloom awards ceremony on the 28 August. ACTION: EL & MEB to attend.

Anti-social behaviour in and around the school. BW advised that the matter had been raised at the Community Policing meeting.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust –JD to confirm if the villages were eligible for funding from the CRT.

Flooding issues Tinian Crescent: SD advised that residents needed a letter of reassurance from Ochil View for their house insurance given that the flood damage to their properties had been caused by the construction of Ochil View housing.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that the Trust’s application for the Community Right to Buy had been approved by the Scottish Government.

Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Valleyfield Disaster: JEB and MEB informed that a meeting of the steering group had been held and that things were moving forward.

Items from the Torryburn Church: JD advised that he had still heard nothing from Fife Council in relation to storing the various items from the Church in the Hall for safe keeping. Cllr KS suggested that the Community Council should look at funding from the War Memorial Trust.

Japanese Knotweed, Shore Road: JD informed that the Knotweed had been sprayed. ACTION: JD to contact John McQueen to highlight pockets of knotweed that had been missed.

4.0 Community Policing: No report.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: Cllr KS reported on:

  • The proposed closure of Crombie School – a decision on the matter was due to be made by the Education, Social and Communities Scrutiny Committee of 12th August and the Executive Committee on 19th August.

  • The Council’s Education & Social Work Budget.

  • The consultation on the integration of Health & Social work.

  • The Community Empowerment Bill consultation.

  • The Real Living Café – which was operating in the Hall.

  • Drop Kerbs – Cllr KS was still pursuing Road and Transportation in relation to the need for extra drop kerbs in the villages and looking at the potential of getting money from the equality budget to rectify the matter.

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the invoices for the construction of the Play Park had been paid and that the balance currently stood at £1,360.81. It was noted that £526.60 is ring fenced for children’s events.

7.0 Correspondence: Carried forward.


8.0 Planning issues: 14/02305/FULL | Erection of 4 No. flatted dwellings | Torriebay Hotel 100 Main Street Torryburn - ‏ JD advised that he had been contacted by a member of the public who had lodged an objection to the development in relation to traffic. It was noted that the Community Council had previously raised this matter in relation to applications with Fife Councils Roads and Transportation Service. However the issue had been resolved by the developers to Fife Council’s satisfaction. It was agreed that the Community Council would submit comments on the development in relation for the need of appropriate boundary landscaping to ensure privacy for the neighbouring properties. ACTION: JD


9.0 AOB:

Meeting – JEB advised that a regular meeting slot was available in the hall for Community Council meetings. It was agreed that the Community Council would move meetings from the Ash Lagoons Admin Building after the next meeting and review where and when it met at its next meeting.

It was agreed to ask if the Community Council could meet in the Crown’s Lounge. ACTION: SD

Children Crossing Sign: BW asked if a children’s crossing road sign could be put in place on the approach to the play park at the Ness. ACTION: JD to contact Roads and Transportation.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on 8th September at 7pm at Admin Building Ash Lagoons, Low Valleyfield



AGENDA – Monday 8 September 2014 7pm

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

5.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

6.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

7.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

8.0 PLANNING MATTERS

9.0 AOB

10.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING


 

Torryburn and Newmills Community Council

Minutes of meeting held on Monday 9 June 2014 at 7pm in Admin Building, Ash Lagoons, Low Valleyfield

In Attendance: Bunty Watson, Mary Emery-Barker, John Emery-Barker, John Duffy, Eva Lessels, members of the public.


1.0 Apologies: Cllr Kate Stewart, Kerry Couch.

2.0 Minutes of previous meetings: Proposed: EL, Seconded: BW, and approved.

3.0 Action points / unresolved and standing items:

 

Traffic Calming – Nothing to report.


Floral Enhancement: MEB reported that the new planters had been delivered. MEB disseminated the conscience signs that had been produced by the pupils at the school for the planters in the villages.

It was noted that the judging for the Fife in Bloom would take place on 18th July.

Maintenance of the Cemetery: ACTION JD to contact Liz Murphy about the ongoing maintenance of the cemetery.

Refurbishment of the Play Park at The Ness: It was noted that:

  • KC was still waiting for Fife Council to process the invoices for the play park.

  • the formal opening of the Play Park would be held on 20th June in conjunction with the school barbeque.

Flooding issues Tinian Crescent: JD advised that Cllr Alice Callaghan had contacted the Council in relation to the matter.

Torryburn and Newmills Development Trust: It was noted that the next meeting of the Trust was scheduled to take place on 4th July.

Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the Valleyfield Disaster: JEB and MEB advised that the memorial had been cleaned and the next steering group meeting was scheduled to take place on 3rd July.

Beach Clean Up: JEB thanked everyone who had taken part in the beach clean-up, especially the members of the Rotary Club. It was agreed that there had been an inordinate amount of flushed sewage waste on the beach. ACTION: JD to contact SEPA.

Items from the Torryburn Church: JD advised that he had contacted Fife Council to ask if it was okay to place the various items in the Hall for safe keeping.

Broken Light in the tunnel: JD advised that he had reported the matter to the Council.

Japanese Knotweed Shore Road: Carried forward ACTION: JD to contact John McQueen.

New Community Council Members: JD confirmed that the designated number of members allowed on the Community Council is 10.

Stephanie Blackden and Susan McDonald were co-opted onto the Community Council. It was agreed that the Community Council would try and find additional new members.



4.0 Community Policing: It was noted that the next public meeting is scheduled to take place on 3 July at 7pm in the Ash Lagoons Admin building in Low Valleyfield.

5.0 Councillor’s Report: None

6.0 Finance: MEB reported that the balance currently stood at £25,491.85.

7.0 Correspondence: Weekly planning bulletin, NHS Fife, Community Council Forum minutes, Lloyds TASB awards, Fife Cultural Road Show, Forth Estuary Forum Newsletter, Fife Coastal and Countryside Trust newsletter, Subsidized bus routes, Anti-social behavior Act, West Fife Planning Committee, Rosyth Royal Dock yard, CSV Action Earth Grants, Travelling World War 1 exhibition.

8.0 Planning issues: An application had been submitted for the Installation of a flue at 16 Logan Road Torryburn Dunfermline Fife KY12 8SN.

9.0 AOB:

Anti-social behaviour – it was noted that there were ongoing problems with young people hanging around the school grounds in the evenings. It was agreed that the Community Council would raise the matter with the PTA and the Head teacher.

Community Garden - concerns were expressed on the condition of the garden.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust ACTION: JD to confirm if the Community Council were eligible to apply for funding from the CRT.

10.0 Date of the next meeting: The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on 11th August at 7pm .It was agreed that this meeting would be an AGM followed by an ordinary meeting.

Please note that future meetings will now be held in Admin Building Ash Lagoons, Low Valleyfield on the second Monday of each month until further notice



AGENDA – Monday 11 August 2014 7pm

1.0 APOLOGIES

2.0 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

3.0 ACTION POINTS, STANDING & UNRESOLVED ITEMS

4.0 COUNCILLOR REPORT

5.0 COMMUNITY POLICING

6.0 FINANCIAL REPORT

7.0 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

8.0 PLANNING MATTERS

9.0 AOB

10.0 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING


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