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Community Council – 18th March 2019

Minutes ‐ Kirkcowan Community Council held on Monday 18th March 2019
at 7.30pm in the Lesser St Couan‘s Hall (Amended 10/4/19)

Present: Mr J Paterson, Mrs W Baird, Mrs J Mortiboy, Mrs A Dabner, Cllr Nicol, Ms S Gray, Mr D Conduit, Miss C Wilson, Mrs W Wood, Mr M Gumersell, Mr C McEwan, Mr D Harper, Mr R Drysdale, Mr A Gladstone, Mrs J Sommerville, Mr D Mc Bain, Mrs D McBain, Mr J Jamieson, Mr J Rae,
Mrs L Parker.

Mr Paterson welcomed everyone to the meeting.


MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Accepted as a true and correct record ‐ Proposed Mr M Gumersell
Mr Seconded – Mr R Drysdale.

POLICE MATTERS: John Jamieson attended meeting – reiterated to use 101 number all call will be answered whatever time of day it is.
21/2/19 local resident arrested wanted on warrant.
7/3/19 local arrested, threatening behaviour.
15/3/19 RTC local person charged.

Fly tipping reported, will pass on to Community Wardens.

Spring surgery 21/3/19 at Village Hall 3.30pm ‐4.30pm.

TREASURERS REPORT: Account No 1 ‐ £ 175.70 Account No 2 ‐ £ 34,416.90


Community Council Gathering 7/5/19 – ACTION WB to find out time and let all know.

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway 26/3/19 10am – 12.30pm, Burns House, Stranraer

Community Conversations 10/4/19 DGC Customer Services, drop in format.

Barr Trails Day – 19/5/19 reconnect with communities ‐ Free transport lett WB or Shop know you wish to go to book seat on bus.

Police Scotland – 18/3/19

Craiglaw LTFP – Long Term Forestry Plan – 10 year plan to replace diseased larch.

Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust – put on hold ACTION WB to reply.

Defib and 1st Aid Course – ACTION WB to look into organising a course.


Junior Football Club – Mrs A Dabner signatory as treasurer ‐ 2 other signatories to be Mrs J Sommerville and Mrs W Baird.

Machars Action – Nothing to report.

Federation Report – Question and Answer session – Prepare for Brexit – Discussion on drugs and scams.

Feedback from Police not satisfactory, need mechanism in place to improve. Use 101 Number to report anything suspicious.

Flower Planter – Broken ‐ ACTION JP to speak to Keith Gorden to get repaired.

Wooden Flower Boxes – 2 planters in Church Street have the bottoms out ACTION JP to speak to Mr McNeil to get repaired.

Tender – ACTION JP to contact local gardeners to get prices for planting flowerbeds and boxes.

Park – JP reported DGC have money to upgrade/improve park – invite Karen Brownlea to meeting to discuss? Feeling of member money from DGC not required as we have Community Development Trust money.

Kings Garage – Sold subject to conditions. Request to ask Solicitor to keep members informed.

Kirkcowan Village Hall – Nothing to report, meeting next week.

Container at School – Work being carried out on classrooms, containers are for workmen.

Jenny Morrow Wood – Agreed acceptable offer £32K increasing to £40K if necessary. ACTION AG to speak to his brother prior to sending in offer.
Mr Paterson thanked everyone for coming ‐ The meeting closed at 8.25pm.

The next meeting of Kirkcowan Community Council will be held on Monday 18th February 2019 at 7.30pm in the Lesser St Couan’s Hall.

Jackie Mortiboy (Minutes Secretary)

Completed Application Forms for Funding from Kirkcowan Community Development Trus

The following applications were submitted to Kirkcowan Community Council for approval at their meeting on 18th March 2019

Kirkcowan Under Five’s – Application for Hall fees for year, end of term trip, storage boxes, toy animals, felt tips and baby gym. Application Request £932.91.
Approved by Kirkcowan Community Council.

Once approved by Kirkcowan Community Council the applications then go to the Directors of Kirkcowan Community Development Trust for approval – meeting 21/3/19.

The meeting closed at 8.55pm.
Jackie Mortiboy (Minutes Secretary)