Kirkcowan – What's Going On?

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The following info has been assembled from reading through the published CC Minutes on this site plus some information published on the Trust’s web site.

Listed by Club – AND – as requested chronologically at CC meetings – below giving reason for request where known.

I would surmise that this list is not an accurate reflection of actual expenditure as a) not all of the minutes appear to have been made available, found and/or published and b) some items ( e.g. Jenna Mora purchase) are only mentioned within the general content and not in the ‘Trust’ section – (normally at the end of the CC minutes) – grateful for any updates & happy to publish corrections etc.

Total indicated expenditure to date – £232,156.88 (Plus some unknowns)
18th October 2020

Angling ClubRequestedCC Meeting
Fishing Rights£9,120.00April 2016
Liming Rivers£5,000.00April 2017
Fishing Rights£3,040.00February 2018
3 years
(£2190 Craiglaw and £805 Shennanton)
£2995.00September 2018
Wooden walkway£2,828.00November 2019
Total to date – £22,983.00

Art ClubRequestedCC Meeting
Hall + Equip + Insurance£2622.80October 2016
Steel Cabinet£345.00February 2017
Hall Fees + Materials£1,559.17February 2018
Hall Fees + Materials£676.00December 2019
£5,202.97

Autumn ClubRequestedCC Meeting
Water & Sewage£362.81May 2016
Water & Sewage£725.00May 2017
Elect + Insurance + Xmas£1,614.00November 2018
Heaters + Consumer Unit£592.51May 2019
£3,294.32

Badminton Club RequestedCC Meeting
Hall Fees£176.00November 2018
£176.00

Bowling Club
New Lawnmower£5388March 2016
New Roof£12,868.20June 2016
Wall Opening£624.00November 2017
Fertilizer Sprayer£780.00April 2019
£19,660.20

Carpet Bowling
Hall Fees£396.00September 2017
Hall Fees£396.00September 2018
Hall Fees£396.00September 2019
£1,188.00

Church of Scotland*
Bell Supports£2,320June 2016
External Painting£42,000April 2017
£44,320.00

Community Council
Paint Generator Cabin£270.00September 2018
Hall Fees£144.00November 2018
Speeding signs£10,341.002018 Unknown
£10,755.00 Cost for Generator etc. at school – unknown

Community Project Group”
Dickie Wood £21,790February 2019
Actual stated cost (See Dickie Wood link above) – £20,343

Unknown
Jenna Mora Wood£48,000November 2019
Statement of cost at CC November meeting

Curling Club
Hall Fees + Equip£1,981November 2016
Unknown£1,614.99October 2018
Ice Fees£776.00October 2019
£4,371.99

Friends of Kirkcowan (?)
Fete£927.50April 2019
£927.50

Village Hall
P.A.£1451.00March 2016
Show – Printing + Trophy£263.37June 2017
Xmas Lights£75.99November 2017
Notice Boards£918.30February 2018
Open Show£524.40June 2018
Xmas Event£166.58October 2018
Architect£6,400.00February 2019
Open Show£415.64May 2019
Cleaning & Maint.£1,144.00September 2019
“Town Hall” – Xmas£219.00October 2019
Hall Fees£144.00October 2019
Public Toilets£213.00December 2019
Open Show£541.66February 2020
£12,476.94

Keep Fit Group
Hall Fees£115.00May 2017
£115.00

Knitting Group 
Hall Fees£192.00June 2018
Hall Fees£192.00September 2019
£384.00

Pilates Group 
Hall Fees£153.00April 2017
Hall Fees£132.00November 2017
Hall Fees£132.00February 2018
Hall Fees£132.00June 2018
Hall Fees£132.00November 2018
Hall Fees£132.00September 2019
Yoga and Pilates (Also duplicated below) under Yoga£528.00April 2019
£1,341.00

Planters & Plants
Boxes, Plants & Maint£6300.00March 2016
Plants & Maint.£2500.00April 2019
£8,800

Primary School
Summer Fair£290.20May 2017
Fete£393.70April 2018
Trip£1,584.00October 2018
Easter Event£185.00February 2019
STEM materials£8,606.33September 2019
Trip£6,636.70November 2019
£17,695.93

Rainbows
Trip[Unknown]June 2018
Hall Fees + Equip£1,312.00May 2019
£1,312.00 + Unknown

Singing Group 
Hall Fees£96.00April 2018
£96.00

Tai Chi 
Hall Fees£1056.00June 2018
Hall Fees£594.00December 2019
£1,650.00

Under 5’s
Hall Fees +Equip.£1196.32November 2017
Hall Fees +Equip.£932.91March 2019
Halloween£198.00October 2019
£2,327.23

WI 
Hall Fees£89.60June 2016
Hall Fees£184.00September 2018
Hall Fees£184.00September 2019
£457.60

Yoga
Group£520.20February 2017
Club£363.00February 2018
Group£198.00June 2018
Club£198.00November 2018
Yoga & Pilates (duplicated)£528.00April 2019
I’m unclear whether the ‘Group’ and ‘Club’ are different

Youth Group
£ 3000.00June 2016
over 2 years


Requests as noted in CC meetings

Listed Chronologically

March 2016

Hall – P A System – £1451 if speakers required for outside its an additional £90 per speaker.
Planter and Plants – 3ft x 3ft x 3ft high hardwood planters (£210 each) plus planting and labour for 1 year £6300
New lawnmower for Bowling Club – £5388

April 2016

Kirkcowan Angling Club
Requesting an initial 3 year lease on Craiglaw and Shennanton Rivers, plus Legal fees, Insurance and admin costs comes to a total of £9,870. ‐ Application request is for £9,120

May 2016

Autumn Club – Application for water and sewage charges £362.81

June 2016

Repairs/replacement of church bell supports – request is for £2,320
Kirkcowan WI ‐ Application for hall fees ‐ £89.60
Kirkcowan Bowling Club – Application for new roof ‐ £ 12,868.20
Kirkcowan Youth Group – £ 3000 over 2 years.

October 2016

Kirkcowan Art Club – 40 members. Adults and children.
Application for Hall Fees, equipment & Insurance £2622.80.

November 2016

1. Kirkcowan Curling Club – Application for fees, equipment and team jackets ‐ £1,981.

December 2016

Community Benefit Funding Update – £50,634.11 been granted for projects so far.
[items listed above total £45,502.60 with some minutes missing]

February 2017

Art Club – Application for Lockable Steel Cabinet ‐ £345.00
Yoga Group – Application for hall fees ‐ £520.20
Mr J Paterson reported that the Gardener who looks after the village planters and Fishing Club will be granted their second year of money as per their original application.

April 2017

Pilates Group – Application for Hall Fees £153
Kirkcowan Parish Church- Application for painting external stonework, external windows and pointing repairs. Total Project £52,700 Requested £42,000
Kirkcowan Angling Club – to help support a feasibility study. Practicalities & benefits of liming those upper stretches of rivers Bladnoch & Tarff that have become acidified over the years. Total Project £10,000 Requested £5,000

May 2017

Friends of Kirkcowan School- Application for Summer Fair. Hire of bouncy castle, refreshments, tables & chairs. Requested £290.20
Keep Fit Group – Application for hall fees. Requested £115
Autumn Club – Application to pay Water Rates. Requested £725.

June 2017

Kirkcowan Village Hall Committee – Application for printing and best in show trophy for their Show in September ‐ £263.37

September 2017

Kirkcowan Carpet Bowling Club – Application for hall fees – £396

November 2017

Kirkcowan Hall Management Committee – Application for Christmas lights/decorations £75.99
Pilates ‐ Application for hall fees. Application request £132.
Kirkcowan Under 5’s – Application for hall fees and equipment. Application request £1196.32
Kirkcowan Bowling Club – Application to form opening in wall adjacent to cottages – £624.00

December 2017

No Funding mentioned

February 2018

1. Kirkcowan Angling Club – 3 year application this is a request for 3rd year of funding. Application request of £3,040 ‐
2. Kirkcowan Art Club – Application for hall fees and materials. Application request of £1,559.17 ‐
3. Kirkcowan Hall Committee – Application for notice boards. Application request £918.30
4. Yoga Club – Application for hall fees. Application Request £363.00 ‐
5. Pilates – Application for hall fees. Application Request £132.00 ‐

March 2018

No Funding mentioned

April 2018

Singing Group – Application for Hall Fees £96.00
Friends of Kirkcowan School – Application for funding for fete in the park.
Requested £393.70

May 2018

1. Kirkcowan Hall Committee – Open show ‐ Application request £524.40

June 2018

Knitting Group – Application for Hall Fees £192.00 year
Pilates – Application for Hall Fees £132
Yoga Group – Application for Hall Fees £198.00
Tai Chi – Application for Hall Fees £1056.00 year.
Rainbows – Application for Insurance, trip, bus hire. [Undisclosed]

September 2018

KCC – Decoration of Generator Cabin – 2 quotes obtained £225 plus VAT and £390. Approved by Kirkcowan Community Council in principle to go with the lowest quote after getting a third.
Kirkcowan WRI – Application for hall and demonstrators fees. Application request of £184
Carpet Bowling Club – Application for hall fees. Application request £396 ‐
Angling Club – 10 year plan submitted, recommended to JP only allow for 3 year plan. Application request for 3 years £2995 (£2190 Craiglaw and £805 Shennton) 

October 2018

Kirkcowan Hall Committee – Christmas Extravaganza – Application request £166.58
Kirkcowan Curling Club – Application request of £1,614.99
Kirkcowan School – Application for 2 trips. Application request
£1,584.00

November 2018

Yoga Club – Application for hall fees. Application Request £198.00 ‐
Pilates – Application for hall fees. Application Request £132.00
Kirkcowan Badminton Club – Application for hall fees. Application Request £176.00
Autumn Club – Application for electricity, insurance and Christmas party. Application Request £1,614.00
Kirkcowan Community Council – Application for hall fees. Application Request £144.00

Mention that Jenna Mora wood had been purchased for £48,000

December 2018

Kirkcowan Village Hall Committee – Application for Architect to carry out feasibility study. Application Request £6,400

February 2019

Friends of Kirkcowan Primary School – Application for funding for Easter Bingo Event for School. Application Request £185
Kirkcowan Village Hall Committee – Application for Architect to carry out feasibility study. 8 quotes requested. 4 replies. One declined to tender.
Application Request £6,400
Kirkcowan Community Project Group – Application for Funding to tidy up and renew paths in the Rest Garden and Dickie Wood (Craighlaw Estate). Removal 3 large trees in the Rest garden (£1,700)/ Cutting back and tidying (£850) / 2 kissing gates/ Dyking / Replace field boundary (£3,500)/ Hardcore Requested £21,790 for work.

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

April 2019

Kirkcowan Yoga and Pilates – Application for Hall fees for 3 months. Application Request £528.
Kirkcowan Bowling Club – Application for fertilizer sprayer. Application Request £780.
Friends of Kirkcowan – Application for refreshments, table and chair hire plus Galloway Activity Centre Summer Fete. Application Request £927.50
Kirkcowan Planters – 3 Quotes obtained :‐ Mr J Kevin ‐ £2500

May 2019

Autumn Club – Application for heated towel rail in wc and tubular heated rail in kitchen plus new consumer unit, 3rd quote required and received. Application request for £592.51
Kirkcowan Hall Committee – Open show ‐ Application request £415.64
1st Kirkcowan Rainbows – Application for hall fees, outing, help towards uniform cost and badges. Application request £1,312.00 

June 2019

No Funding mentioned

September 2019

Kirkcowan Primary School – Application to further opportunities for pupils to develop their STEM  curriculum. Application request for £8,606.33.
Kirkcowan Hall Committee – Application for cleaning and maintenance. Application request £1,144.00.
Kirkcowan Knitting Group – Application for Hall fees – £192.00.
Kirkcowan SWI – Application for Hall fees – Application request £184.00.
Kirkcowan Carpet Bowing Club – Hall fees – Application request £396.00.
Kirkcowan Pilates Group – Application for Hall fees £132.00.

October 2019

Curling Club – Application for Ice Fees. Application request £776.00
Town Hall – Xmas Extravaganza – Application request £219.00
Village Hall – hall fees – Application request £144.00
Kirkcowan Under 5’s – Halloween Party – Application request £198.00

November 2019

Kirkcowan Primary School: Application for biennial joint visit with Wigtown Primary school to Edinburgh for Primary 6/7 pupils. Application Request £6,636.70. To refer back to school for further funding input.
Kirkcowan Angling Club: Explanation of finer details of request explained by AG before declaring an interest and stepping out. Trust currently supporting the Angling Club with £3,000 per annum for cost of leasing rights.

Request for funds to construct wooden walkway along banks of Kenmure pool. Application requesting £2,828.00.

December 2019

Kirkcowan Tai Chi Group (KCC): hall fees – requesting £594.00
Kirkcowan Art Club: hall fees and materials – requesting £676.00
Kirkcowan Hall: Public Toilets provisions, requesting £213.00 

February 2020

Kirkcowan Hall: Application for £541.66 to assist with the running of the Open Show 2020 

Despite requests for online ‘meeting’ no further meetings to date (Sept 2020) due to Covid Pandemic