BURNTISLAND COMMUNITY COUNCIL
PRESENT: Mr. D.Plant Vice Chair
C.Dewar, R.Smith, B.Stuart, H.Leuchars R.Leuchars.
Councillors R.Edwards and G.Kay Police rep. PC.Donnelly.
1. Apologies for absence: A.MacDonald, Mrs.D.Reid and Sgt.S.Johnston.
2. Minutes of meeting held on 8 December 2006. Approved C.Dewar, seconded H.Leuchars.
3 Notification of topics for any other business:
High Street/Lothian Street re-cycling, Alcan money, temporary closure of drop-in centre etc.
4. Police report: PC.Donnelly reported that there had been 48 crimes over the Festive period,
25 of which related to Burntisland (4) assaults being reported and dealt with, and overall had
been a relatively quiet period. There had been no apparent increase in crime during the period
the Christmas Lights had been out.
Missing Persons: the case of Mr.J. Ewan was now closed, that of Mr.Tibbert continued.
There had been 3 incidents in five weeks when vehicles were leaving parking bays; two
cases where cars were struck and driver failed to stop.
4a. It was agreed that the Chief Constable be invited to attend a future meeting of the Community
Council, as offered in letter received by the Secretary.
5. Councillors reports: all information as attached and available at meeting.
The Councillors then responded to question:
Explanation given on business start-up incubators at roundhouse site.
Re-cycling issues causing much concern on this matter with difficulties explained to
Councillors, a report was awaited when the system has been reviewed. Councillors
agreed to report back on tonnages and costs related to landfill etc.
High Street area – to be re-surfaced where required, problems had been experienced
Pedestrian crossing – out to tender should be in place by March 2007.
Crossing at Kirkton/Jubilee, and at Kirkton road now being addressed and reports awaited.
Roundhouse car park – the size of this area was queried, 54 car bays should be available,
Bus parking to be looked into.
Disabled parking bays would be available on High Street, and other bays clearly marked.
Incubator unit funding – Scottish Enterprise, Burntisland Development Trust, Scottish
Executive etc. involved.
6. Matters arising: not otherwise covered in Agenda:
A. Rent Office – The Secretary stated that after correspondence with Fife Council himself
and Mrs.Grant would meet with the Localities Manager on Monday 15/01/07.
b. Limestone Pier: circulated correspondence had still not been returned efforts to obtain
7, New Business:
a, Community Council – Scottish Executive discussion paper:
This was considerable report of 69 pages on how Community Councils were fulfilling
their roles, if appropriate copies will be available at a later date.
b. Dog fouling: considerable discussion took place, and information that number of
dog wardens had been increased, and it was hoped that this could be closely monitored.
c. Invitation to visit Royal School of Veterinary studies –Mr.R.Soutar
Anyone interested in this school started by a local resident – contact the Secretary.
d. Rules for Burntisland Fair: Meeting had taken place between Fife Council and members
of the Showmen’s representative. Considerable concern was expressed that no Councillor
or member of the Community Council had been asked to attend a meeting which was so
relevant to Burntisland. It was noted that 5 stewards would now attend to Fair-sub-letting
would be restricted, tighter control of leaving and entering site. Secretary to write Fife
Council expressing concern re lack of consultation, and information on outcome.Also
Query position of children’s work permits.(this matter Councillor G.Kay).
e. Community Council Seminar in Rothes Halls –Saturday 10/02/07;
H.Leuchars and R.Leuchars will attend.
f. Funding and Monitoring Team for Projects-passed to Treasurer.
g. Local Traders – reduction in rates: there is no legal obligation for this, but Secretary
had visited all traders with address where they might write to regarding effect of High
Street work on business – i.e.70% reduction in some cases.
h. Minutes of meetings on Burntisland Website –this would be done after approval of
i. Citizen of the Year – Mr.A.Whitton – presentation would take place in the Burgh
Chambers at 7 p.m. on Friday 16 February 2007.
8. Planning applications: five applications had been received and no objections lodged.
Councillor Edwards reported on new planning legislation.
9., Any Other Business:
a. Rubbish bin outside Royal Bank causing problems when parking; residents parking
queried – but parking time notices were now in place. type of litter bins did not
carry ash trays: for cigarette ends;
Street cleaning not satisfactory and requires upgrading.
Drop kerbs required in other areas – i.e. West Leven Street, West Broomhill Road
(Councillors will take these matters on board.
b. Burntisland Development Trust (Alcan) could distributions of monies be published
perhaps in Burgh Buzz. Clarification was given that requests has to be made for
c. Cowdenbeath Road drainage Councillor Kay agreed to take this matter up.
d. Temporary closure on drop- in- centre: This was due to lack of heating, but it was
pointed out that there was a Grant available to rectify this matter.
e. Vandalised seat – Lothian Street- remitted to Councillor Kay.
f. It was suggested that perhaps a 20mile speed limit was required on Lothian
Street as now that there was no parking, speeds had increased.
Date of next meeting – Friday 9th February – Normal business
Friday 16 February 2007 – Presentation.