Minutes of meeting for 16 August 2016

KINTORE AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING 7.00pm on Tuesday 16th August 2016 in Kintore School

Brian Johnstone, Kenny Thomson, Joan Thomson, Ann Marston, Sheila Gray, Glen Reid, Jess Lumsden
Councillors: Cllr Fergus Hood , Cllr Martin Ford, Nan Cullinane
Members of the Community: Paul Davidson

Brian Johnstone welcomed all to the meeting.

Gloria Johnstone, Lesley Monaghan, Ken McEwen.

On 16 July 2016 a high value theft of tools occurred at Keir's coaches, Kintore. A line of enquiry is being followed.

On 1 August 2016, a male was charged with vandalising a Police car whilst parked on the A96 whilst dealing with an ongoing incident.

On 3 August there was a report of vandalism to a car parked at the front of Sainsbury, Midmill Place, Kintore. Enquiries ongoing.

Sometime between the 5 and 8 August, 2 x moto cross bikes were stolen from a secure shed at Hill of Cottown, Kintore. Enquiries are ongoing.

On 9 August there was a report of Theft by shoplifting from Sainsbury, Midmill Place, Kintore. Enquiries ongoing.

On 10 August there was a report of vandalism at an address of Gauchill Road where a window was smashed. Enquiry is ongoing.

On 14 August a car was reported to have gone on fire on the A96 at Kintore. There appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire.

A number of motorists have been charged with various Road Traffic Offences whilst 2 motorists were charged on the A96 at Gauchill doing 96 and 100 mph.

2 further persons were charged with drugs offences, also on the A96 2 person were also charged with drink driving offences

We would like to thank those members of the public who assisted police back on the 24 June in the apprehension of a driver who was heavily under the influence of drugs and crashed a car on Hallforest Road, Kintore. Members of the public took hold of the volatile individual and detained him until police arrival.

The male was later charged with theft of a car, various motoring offences, drink driving and Police assault.

The threat from opportunist city criminals targeting the shire in order to steal cars and motorbikes continues. Please remind folk to lock their doors and report anything

The minutes were approved by Kenny Thomson and seconded by Joan Thomson.

Town Park, Pavilion and Cricket Pitch, Nothing further to report this month.

Town House and Fountain – Await award of Fountain Tender.

At the ‘Action Kintore’ Meeting on the 27th July 2016, it was agreed by a majority that Action Kintore support in principle moving forward with the plans to take on a lease from Aberdeenshire Council for the Town house, subject to:-

New administration personnel being recruited and appointed to run the project. (Brian Johnstone is now a registered Director of Action Kintore with a view to being part of the Townhouse Team)

A report has now been prepared to go to the area committee on 23rd August

If an agreement to proceed onto the next stage is obtained from the Area Committee, a public meeting is to be held to publicise the plans, show people around the town house and generate interest in joining the working group.

There is a large set of archive files available going back to the 1700’s so hopefully we will be able to extract some interesting data to share on these publicity days.

Kintore Floods Update –
Wrote to Paul Hendy with a view to establish a Kintore Floods Forum, no reply received to date, Chairman to progress. Cllr Cullinan advised that a council officer has been looking at the burn behind Northern Road and taking photographs.

Community Resilience Planning – Draft almost complete and will be sent to Colin Gray for review, then will move to public consultation. Emergency generator grants are available from SSE, application submitted for Emergency Generator to be at Public Hall.

Community Arts Project No update.

East Kintore Development,
A reply was received from the planning team in response to our questions regarding the Phasing Application .

As statutory consultee CC have received letter requesting our comments on a number of points including Landscape, Water Bodies, Archaeology, SUDS Strategy, Waste Water Connection, Construction Environment plans, Waste Management, Ecology, Public Access, Design Guide, Roads & Bridges, Levels Information, Water Bodies, Trees, and a number of other wildlife items.

A review of the plans and discussion was held considering the plans and the planning application details. Those attending confirmed their objections to the Road and Bridge across Tuach Hill and the Water Management plans regarding flood risk potential in relation to the shown 200 year water level, which did not reflect the January 2015 flood levels.. As there were insufficient members to make a quorum, the absent CC members would be canvassed for their views and if a majority decision is taken then the appropriate comments / objections would be submitted to planning.

Fireworks Display It was agreed we would continue along the same lines as last year with burgers on sale, light toys seller confirmed for next year, Fire Spinners written to, to confirm their attendance. Discussions needed with Council to address any issues from last year. Details on appropriate Gazebos to be purchased were reviewed and agreed by members present, if agreed by absent CC members they will be ordered. Council and First Aid Bookings etc. now to proceed.

Joan Thomson reported that the balance in the KDCC account this month is £7099 with £6,100 available after commitments for the floral displays.

YOUTH REPORT – Kenny Thomson
Normal Bothie activities are resuming, now the schools are back, the planned fund-raising car boot sale had received no interest, so was cancelled.
Efforts ongoing for means of fund raising including a local community “crowd funding / just giving ” initiative. Application to Oil Company needs to be based around a project, rather than applying for Staff costs funding. Further discussions and efforts to be made to progress this.

8.8 Alt & Ext to house at 3 Tyllybin Steadings Alt & Ext to house at 18 Wyness Grove

15.8 Kintore East Development detail plans submitted (see above notes) Alt & Ext to house at Fevela, Torryburn, School Road

Bedding plants order form, confirmation required this has been completed and submitted to the Council.

Kintore Ramblers Walking Leaflets, were distributed around the town outline short, medium and long walking to routes to encourage healthy exercise.

Mike Sim Kintore United, looking for contribution to container purchase, he was sent details on Leylodge turbines community grants availability.

Kintore Railway Station Letter regarding parking provision was replied by Council advising they felt that the proposed provision was adequate.

A request from Knight Frank on behalf of C&M McDonald was received requesting to address CC in the coming months to discuss their plans for expansion of garage display area.

Cllr Cullinane advised on 10th October Broomhill Roundabout access will be closed an diversions set up.

Due to no Area Committee Meetings over the last month there are no further updates

Ann Simpson is retiring from the Garioch partnership and was unanimously agreed that she be thanked formally on behalf of KDCC upon her return from holidays.

Kintore Konnect article submitted on 2nd August for September edition.

Date of next Meeting - 20th September 2016 7pm.

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