Breach of the peace
Street Trading Offence
In the past month Road Traffic offences account for most recorded crimefiles. As with last month's report a further motorist was detected travelling at 100mph.
There have been several thefts of items related to the building trade in the past month which businesses should be aware of.
Also local residents should be cautious when purchasing items from persons who cold call at their door as a male has been charged for trading without a licence.
The Report contained requests to inform members of the public about thefts of items from the building trade and to be vigilant re persons who ‘cold call’ at doors, as a male had been charged with trading without a licence. The Chairman asked Mr Clark to give some publicity to this, in the Inverurie Advertiser
(b) Action Kintore (AK). The Chairman advised the Meeting of the Planning Committee’s approval of the Application for the Youth Café and that significant work has now to be done to make this project a reality. Much discussion took place relative to this controversial project. An AK Meeting will take place on 23/9 and the Chairman will continue to update KDCC members on progress, at monthly meetings.
6. PLANNING: Halliday Fraser Munro had made contact with the Chairman, seeking ideas for the use of land at Boghead Croft. This land was included in the list of Developer Proposals submitted earlier this year. The Chairman and Graham met with the Developer at the Hub and suggested the construction of a Travelodge type facility, incorporating a restaurant, and the Developer will consider and respond in due course.
Another Developer, Knight Frank, had also been in contact with the Chairman. They were also seeking a meeting with KDCC, but relative to the major development involving over 1000 houses to the east of Kintore. A date of Tuesday 6 October has been set for this meeting, which will take place at the Hub and KDCC members were encouraged to attend.
7. CORRESPONDENCE: The Secretary had received two items of correspondence, one from Halliday Fraser Munro relative to the above Planning matter and two copies of a document entitled ‘Serving Aberdeenshire – a guide to Council performance 2008/09’ which is available for members to read. Ken White had also received correspondence, from Community Mediation services, which is intended to create awareness of a service which is increasingly being used as a means of settling minor disputes without involvement of the Courts.
8. AOCB: 1. The Chairman advised the Meeting of a Homecoming Scotland Ceilidh being planned for the evening of 27 November, between 6.30 and 9.30pm, in the School Hall. A joint PTA and Rotary Club initiative with a Licensed Bar, this will be a family orientated event catering for an intended participation of 300 persons. Ticket prices: Adults £5, Under 16s £2.50: Under 3s Free.
2. Sheila had previously queried the out of date information on the website relative to owners of properties in Kintore. The Chairman had confirmed with the Webmaster that changes can only be implemented if he is notified of same! Business owners could be advised by KDCC members of this when the subject is raised, as it may assist their businesses if correct details are on the website.
3. Cllr Hood and the Chairman had previously considered possible sites for Tennis Courts within Kintore and a piece of land adjacent to the NECR premises on School Road had appeared suitable. Cllr Hood had made enquiries with the landowner and neighbours, both of whom seemed receptive to the idea. Linda Patterson’s daughter is a tennis coach and Linda will ask her to research court sizes and report to the Chairman, thereafter the matter will be further discussed and may be progressed through the Council.
4. The Chairman advised the Meeting of a quantity of furniture (16 chairs and tables) which were donated by an oil company and are currently stored in Graham’s garage, but are ultimately intended for use in the Youth Café when it is built. Various storage options were discussed and the Chairman was asked to consider having the furniture sited in an occupied building where it could be in use, rather than stored in another garage and subjected to damp or animal infestation.
9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 20 October. 7pm in the Hub. (NB. The Knight Frank Meeting is also in the Hub and at 7pm, but on Tuesday 6 October)