Burntisland Community Council
Minutes of Meeting held in the Burgh Chambers
A MacDonald (Chair)
R Smith (Vice Chair)
A Grant (Treasurer)
G Ritchie (Secretary)
H Leuchars (minutes)
T Hailey, G
Councillor S Leslie, Councillor Edwards, Councillor Kay, Ken Halley Locality Manager and Sergeant Edith Potter
11 Members of the public
1) Apologies for Absence
Ron Blanchard, Sam Purves, Morag Douglas
of Previous meeting (
A. Grant proposed adoption of the minutes as a true and correct record &
Seconded by B. Smith.
3) Notification of Community Concerns for discussion under 'Any other Business.' - as given in section 10
4) Policing Plan 2009/10 – Chief Constable Norma Graham QPM
The Chair welcomed Chief Constable Graham to the meeting. She reported on the Policing Plan for 2009/10 and her vision to meet the ever changing policing requirements of the 21st century. Advancement of technology is used as an aid to tracking criminals worldwide. The current Policing Plan booklet lists commitment in covering 4 key areas (a) Tackling crime (b) Being there for the community (c) Safer neighbourhoods (d) Building on Success.
This year is the 60th Anniversary of Fife Constabulary and the aim is to offer a proficient, professional service listening, understanding and responding to the public giving a caring service from right at the heart of the community. A vote of thanks was extended to Chief Constable Graham for having attended the meeting.
5) Police Report –Sergeant Potter reported on the action plan to be put in place during the summer months with more staff to be deployed in community policing. This will involve foot patrols and police pedal cyclists.
Sign at station directing people along High Street costs being obtained.
30mph at Golf Club referred to transportation.
Lack of seating particularly along railway wall has been referred to Community Services.
Recreations on the Links
I the franchise arrangements are going ahead as per last year and no information has been made available to the Community Council regarding the Contract for the lease of the Putting green and the other facilities. at the east end of the Links. Councillor Kay agreed to follow this up.
The Councillors also noted reports of some dogs owned by fairground families are being allowed to freely wander unsupervised on the links.
Currently running 2 weeks behind schedule but due to be open to the public in July with the official opening in August.
Transportation have advised
Craigkelly Transmitter Station
During a one day period between15-25th June the antenna is to be replaced on the top of the mast by the aid of a helicopter. As this is weather permitting it a precise date cannot be given for the work to be carried out however, a temporary restriction to a small section of footpath will be in place during work.
7) Secretary & Treasurers Report
7a) Secretary Report
Scottish Water –
Ann Marie Dewar Regional Community Manager has agreed to attend the next meeting on 14th August meeting along with two other colleagues.
Forth Ports – Michaela Sullivan Head of Planning at Forth Ports will be delighted to attend the CC meeting planned for Friday 11th September.
Community Notice Board – An application has been submitted for grant
Assistance from the Common
Good Fund and we await a decision before an order can be placed with the manufacturers.
Permission has been agreed by Fife
Council to erect the board on the
7b) Treasurers Report
Accounts – returned from auditor ready to be forwarded to Fife Council. Balance £3K+. Burgh Buzz figure of £1600 to be retained in reserve at present.
Hanging Baskets for High Street Project 2009: Funding received from Common Good Fund, Locality Fund, John Cooper of
Kingdom Amusements and Andy Davis
of Archway Metals. 12 shopkeepers have
agreed to take part.
8.2 Burntisland Sports Group Report – Gillian Lowe
Application submitted for grant assist from Common Good funding for print costs to supply 4000 questionnaires for distribution throughout the town.
8.3 Events Committee update – Councillor Ron Edwards
All plans for the Civic Week Celebrations and Street Party on Saturday
20th June are well underway however; insurance for stall holders has yet to be resolved. Starley Hall pupils may be involved with the Summer
Queen distribution of fliers around town with info on events. The Heritage Trust office will be open
between as will the
8.4 Review of Local Planning Applications – Tim Hailey
Minor domestic applications only.
8.5 Burgh Buzz – Staffing & Resources
Ring fence funding to stay in place at present with a view to producing an autumn edition providing further editorial and advertising help and assistance becomes available.
8.6 Community Council Asset Register
Entrust who grant assisted the Water Feature; require an asset register
to be monitored by
8.7 Christmas Lights – Planning & Fundraising
Fund raising, grants and organisation was discussed - Gordon Ritchie (Interim Secretary) offered to write the necessary letters to potential sponsors and complete the relevant grant applications as required.
9) New Business
9.1 Community Council Insurance Policy Summary
Policy has been renewed and in place
9.2 Review of Community Council Scheme – Working Group Report
Introductory meeting has taken place and report will be circulated– future meeting dates and agenda will be made available in due course.
The Scottish Government approved 2006/2026 plan with no significant changes as far as Burntisland is concerned.
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9.5 Civic Week Trophy Sponsorship
Any other business – to add to August Agenda for updates
War Memorial – leaves and general tidy up required – Ken Halley Locality Manager noted.
Date of Next Meeting