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Fossoway and District Community Council 7th December 2021

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council 7th December 2021

Attending: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Nicola Marchant, Gillian Mudie and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves and Richard Watters; One Member of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: PC Ashley Mitchinson.

Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting along with the minutes of this virtual meeting will be reviewed at the next physical meeting.

Matters Arising
Access to Cash in Kinross-shire: Cllr Purves reported that the Bank has made a site visit to Millbridge Hall to decide if it was suitable for a facility similar to a Banking Hub
Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle reported that there was a public meeting on the 24th November. It was suggested at the meeting that a list of projects should be created which might attract more interest in taking part. Cllr Barnacle will approach the Kinross shire Fund for seed funding. It was agreed that it was important for the Trust to gain charitable status in order to raise funds.
Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: A meeting of the Transport Group will be held on 9th December.

A977 Mitigation Measures: Cllr Purves had made an application to request speed measuring lines to the west of Crook of Devon and east of Drum, but this has not been done yet – Cllr Purves explained that this work is done in batches so may be slightly delayed until the next batch is ready.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: CCllr Farquhar has been in touch with one of the previous occupants who has now permanently left the site after a long history of violence and damage against him and his family. Cllr Barnacle had a virtual meeting with the planners where he emphasised the importance of enforcing the conditions.

Speeding in Carnbo: Cllr Purves said that he hadn’t received any response to the proposal to extend the 40mph buffers further out of the village.

Flooding in Drum: Cllr Barnacle has asked PKC for a ditch management programme, but has not received any response as yet. CCllr Bruce Jones is organising a public meeting of Drum residents to hear views on how flooding (and speeding) should be handled.

Community Speedwatch: Cllr Robertson has put a notice in the newsletter and a number of people have made contact. The Police have requested locations to be considered and the CC should be able to generate those. CCllr Mudie will canvass parents at the School.

Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has been contacted by PKC’s Estates department who wish to get their own estimate for the work before it takes place.

Aldie Road Vegetation: Cllr Purves has also been contacted by other locations about salt bins and work is scheduled to provide salt either to the bins, or in heaps at suitable places.

Kinross-shire Area Committee (previously known as the Kinross Forum): CCllr Bruce-Jones will be the CC’s named (non-voting) representative, with CCllr Cheape as first reserve. CCllr Duffy will circulate requests for short and long term goals for the agenda to be discussed by members of the CC by email in time for the pre-meeting.

Seamab School New Build (21/01467/FLL): Whilst Seamab is a residential school the children’s accommodation is on the Lendrick Muir estate. The Seamab building is therefore only used during the 38 week school term, Monday to Friday by the children. Although the current building is only 30 years old it is not suitable for its current use. The CC regrets that the existing building is to be demolished but understands that it is a commercial decision.

There is a major water pipe running through the site and the architects have worked with Scottish Water to ensure that there is no building within 10m of this pipe. However, it was acknowledged by the architects that there is likely to be additional utility pipes and cables traversing the site and these must be identified and safeguarded to avoid disruption to the local community. We have requested that PKC add this as a condition of approval.

Lastly the unadopted road from the busy A977 to the school leading further on to other properties is in a poor state of repair. Although the developers assured us that it would be resurfaced, we would request that the developers consider PKC adoption of the road in partnership with other residents. Cllr Barnacle has had some informal discussions with the principal about the possibility of constructing an alternative access for construction traffic.

Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry: CCllr Marchant reported that the site now appears to be split between two owners, one who owns the site for the houses, and one for the remainder, including the quarry, for a recreational development. There is a plan for a public consultation for the latter in the New Year.
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: Cllr Robertson reported that the Flood Assessment is with the consultants, and other required studies, including wildlife are in preparation, prior to the planning application submission.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook & Drum Growing Together, Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund), Ivy Cottage Powmill, Crook of Devon Skate Park, and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business:
Possible Adoption of Spur of U241 Road, Drum: A resident of the road which fronts Kilchattan, Garh, Drum Cottage, Firs of Viewfield and a new house, asked if it could be adopted by the Council. There is some doubt about whether it is already owned by the Council as it has street lighting. Cllr Barnacle will ask Andy Brown of PKC whether it is currently adopted or not. If not, then frontagers will need to contribute 60% of the cost. There is also concern about some trees alongside the road – Cllr Barnacle will ask Community Greenspace if they own the trees. Cllr Robertson added that if the road has ever been owned by any of the preceding councils, even before the creation of Perth and Kinross, then it will have to be adopted by PKC.

Rashie Hill and North Hill Forest: CCllr Marchant reported that the CC has received notice from Highland Forestry Limited that they are in the process of renewing the Long Term Forest Plan (LTFP) for Rashie Hill and North Hill (to the West of Stronachie Rd), a predominantly commercial conifer plantation in Perthshire. CCllr Marchant has read the proposal and reviewed the map and believes that they are proactively managing the commercial forest and have committed to maintain the paths which I know are well trodden by local walkers. CCllr Marchant recommended sending a comment to that effect which was agreed by the meeting.

Community Council Business:
Minutes Secretary: The search for a volunteer continues, but with no candidates. In the interim the CC members will undertake the task in rotation, with CCllr Cheape volunteering to take the January meeting.
CC Annual Grant: Has been received.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle has spoken to waste services who have circulated “Stick to Six” leaflets to householders. He has sent a submission to the Boundary Commission and a letter to PKC’s CEO about the lack of affordable housing. The Drummond Park adoption is ready to take place; residents now need to make a final commitment to the finance with work to take place in March. Cllr Barnacle is meeting with Community Greenspace on the 10th where the Crook of Devon skate park will be discussed.

Richard Watters: Noted that the application to reinstate the Lord Provost of Perth as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations was discussed at a recent Council Meeting.

Callum Purves and Willie Robertson: Nothing not already discussed above.

Planning:
New Applications:
21/02039/FLL Erection of three agricultural buildings and a stable, formation of access track and associated works at Land 360 metres south west of Craigton House, Rumbling Bridge. Neutral CC Comment to seek assurance that this application will take into consideration the outcome of the Appeal against application 21/00001/FLL.

Appeals: 21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at Land 180 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. At the 14th September LRB meeting the application was deferred – it was not on the agenda for the October, November or December meetings.

Decided Applications:
21/01446/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at land 30 metres north east of Corner Cottage, Powmill. The application was approved, the CC did not comment.

21/01146/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage with home office at land 30 metres east of Vine House, Solsgirth. The application was approved; the CC had made a neutral comment requesting that conditions from the previous planning approval were carried forward. The conditions were included in the approval.

21/01590/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 40 metres south of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. The application was approved, the CC did not comment.

21/01720/FLL Erection of a dwelling house (revised design) (plot 6) at former Steading Pitfar, Powmill. The application was approved, the CC did not comment.

20/01860/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 50 metres south west of Greenparks, Church Road, Crook of Devon. The application was approved, the CC had objected on the grounds of a lack of a SUDS plan and concern regarding known flooding issue. Condition requiring temporary (during construction) and permanent SUDS schemes was incorporated in the approval.

Enforcement Issues:
20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane – Notices to obtain site owners have been issued with the expectation that an Enforcement Notice will be issued shortly, but the caravans are still present on site.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: A MoP asked the CC to contact Muckhart CC to ask them if they can make an application to their Council to get vegetation cut back on the Rumbling Bridge to Yetts main road.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Access to Cash in Kinross, Community Development Trust, Fossoway Area Transport, A977 Mitigation, Crook Moss, Carnbo Speeding. Drum Flooding, Speedwatch, Kinross Area Committee. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th January 2022 7:30pm
In light of current Government advice, this meeting will be virtual via Zoom.
Any members of the public wishing to attend, email the CC for a link.

Correspondence November 2021
Date From Subject
03/11/21 Cllr Purves Notice of Kinross Forum Meeting 4th November
03/11/21 David Siddle, Liz Smith MSP Ref communication from MoP regarding Seamab School Planning
08/11/21 Andy Baxter PKC Planning Confirmed 2 weeks extension for CC to comment on 21/01467/FLL
08/11/21 Marian Thorn Protocols for Moubray Hall
08/11/21 CDS Committee Planning 20/01860/FLL Church Road, application to be reviewed
08/11/21 P&KC CC Team Notice that Data Protection Register will be renewed
09/11/21 Funding Scotland Funding updates and news
09/11/21 David Rennie PKC Planning Planning Contravention notice served on Craigton 21/00074
09/11/21 Cllrs Barnacle and Robertson Kinross-shire Local Area Committee proposals for discussion
09/11/21 Cllr Purves Suggested response to Westminster Boundary proposals
10/11/21 P&KC CC Team P&KC Education services Bitesize Sessions Parenting & Family
10/11/21 P&KC CC Team GrowBiz rural enterprise support
10/11/21 P&KC CC Team Education & Children services Christmas gift Bags
10/11/21 P&KC CC Team P&KC CC Team Fuelled for Fun Funding applications open
11/11/21 Nicola Lindsay Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Together meeting 16/11/21
11/11/21 Cameron Burt Planning 21/01467/FLL Seamab: Response to CCllr Marchant’s request for meeting / community engagement
11/11/21 Cameron Burt Planning 21/01467/FLL Seamab Meeting agreed 24th November
15/11/21 Mark Simmons Blairingone millennium Tapestry
16/11/21 Funding Scotland Funding updates
18/11/21 P&KC CC Team Administrative Grant approved £251.66
18/11/21 P&KC CC Team Arnold Clark community fund launched. Details
19/11/21 John MacCallum Response to request for meeting ref Devonshaw Quarry
19/11/21 Nicola Lindsay Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Together meeting minutes
22/11/21 Foundation Scotland November news
23/11/21 Funding Scotland Funding updates
23/11/21 P&KC CC Team Investing in Communities Fund – Seminars regarding applications
23/11/21 HSCP Community Engagement Information on Reference Group and Carers Voice
25/11/21 P&KC CC Team Funding Alert
26/11/21 Samuel Swindell - Highland Forestry Ltd Rashie hill and North Hill Long Term Forest Plan scoping
29/11/21 P&KC CC Team Notice that Data Protection Register renewed
30/11/21 Funding Scotland Funding Updates
30/11/21 Foundation Scotland Newsletter 25th Anniversary
30/11/21 P&KC Guidance on Community Council Meetings and Covid
30/11/21 Cllr Purves Kinross-shire Community Fund Updates, decisions, new round notice
01/12/21 Sharon Rice Jones P&KC LEADER coordinator Investing in Communities Fund – Seminars regarding applications
01/12/21 P&KC CC Team Waste & Recycling Festive arrangements
01/12/21 Alice Yeung PKC LDP Newsletter information on LDP3
01/12/21 Forestry & Land Scotland Visitor Services Strategy Consultation – open until 6th January
01/12/21 Cllr Purves Reminder regarding Westminster boundary Consultation deadline
01/12/21 Cllr Purves Kinross-shire local Committee – call for proposals
02/12/21 P&KC CC Team SDC Scottish Community Development centre invitation to express interest in considering appeals process for participation requests
02/12/21 P&KC CC Team Communities Mental health & Wellbeing Fund
02/12/21 Pauline Watson Invitation to Kinross-shire Partnership General Meeting
03/12/21 Nicola Lindsay Investing in communities Fund Webinar 8th December
05/12/21 Duncan Carmichael Copy of correspondence ref concerns re 21/1467/FLL Seamab school
06/12/21 P&KC Community Investment Fund 2nd round for applications closes 10/1/22
07/12/21 Funding Scotland Funding Updates
07/12/21 Sam O’Connor SSEN Yellow Weather Alert Storm Barra Update information

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Draft Minutes of Fossoway and District Community Council 2nd November 2021

Draft Minutes of Fossoway and District Community Council
2nd November 2021, Carnbo Village Hall

Attending: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Councillors Michael Barnacle, Callum Purves and Richard Watters; Seven Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheape and Gillian Mudie; P&K Councillor Willie Robertson; PC Ashley Mitchinson.

Co-option of New CC Member: The CC welcomed Faiza Hansraj Jackson as a co-opted member – Proposed: Trudy Duffy, Seconded: Graham Pye.

Declarations of Interest: CCllr Mudie had previously declared an interest in planning application 21/01755/FLL.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March 2020 meeting (the last face to face meeting) and any significant decisions made during the virtual meetings since then were reviewed and signed off.

Matters Arising
Access to Cash in Kinross-shire: CCllr Marchant and Cllr Purves are working with BoS to provide additional financial services in Kinross.
Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle reported on the 27th October meeting of the steering group, there is difficulty in attracting enough members, so combining with the Muckhart trust which is in a similar position was considered with no conclusion reached – a public meeting will be held, probably on the 24th November, to seek the community’s opinion – If there are sufficient people to join the Fossoway Trust it may still be possible to continue alone. It’s been agreed by the steering group that the Trust should be a Company limited by guarantee, which will be created once the name is determined. The Trust needs to have at least 20 members, and ideally more.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: CCllr Duffy reported that the X53 service through Crook of Devon will be discontinued in January – it hardly seems fair if this has been stopped on the basis of insufficient usage in the wake of a pandemic. Cllr Watters explained that First Bus is actually discontinuing the service due to shortage of drivers.

Local Councillors have made it clear to PKC’s Bus Group that it is essential that there are bus services in rural Kinross shire. Clackmannanshire are having similar problems and it may be possible to create a solution in conjunction with them. The next meeting of the Transport Group will be in December. CCllr Farquhar pointed out that there is still only one driver operating the DRT. The Kinross-shire Volunteer Group operate a driving service for the residents of Kinross-shire: http://www.kvgandros.org.uk/index.htm

A977 Mitigation Measures:
There is no news about when the remaining measures will be implemented. Cllr Barnacle has arranged for PKC to perform an HGV survey of the A977 between the M90 and Blairingone. Cllr Barnacle has asked Transport Scotland to consider changing road signs from the Glasgow side to suggest routes along the M9 rather than the A977.
CCllr Duffy noted that the Police have installed a PC Kirstie Speed Check Cut-out in Blairingone. Additional ones can be purchased by the Community at a cost of approximately £50.

Cllr Purves has made an application to request speed measuring lines to the west of Crook of Devon and east of Drum. This will hopefully give us evidence to support a request for a lower speed limit.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: Cllr Barnacle is trying to set up a site meeting with the Planners so they can see the state of the site. Cllr Purves observed that additional budget was allocated to increase the capacity for site visits, but this doesn’t appear to have had any effect.

Speeding in Carnbo: The proposal to include the Village Hall in the 30mph limit is not currently included but Cllr Purves has put in an application to extend 40mph to before the Hall. PKC’s Traffic department responded that they recommended keeping the existing 40mph limit to the west (past the South Queich bridge to the Muckhart side of the Gelvanmoor Road junction) with the 30mph limit starting nearer to the village – this is planned to be worked on in the autumn. However they were not in favour of extending the 40mph limit east to the Village Hall, as the road conditions mean that compliance would be poor unless further measures, e.g. VAS, were considered.

A MoP from Carnbo passed a survey of village members to Cllr Purves representing their views on what should be done. Carnbo didn’t get speed limit reductions under the “Spaces for People” scheme during Covid because it was thought to have pavements, which residents point out are actually not usable.

Flooding in Drum: Cllr Barnacle had shared his response to the Flood Risk Management Plan - Forth Estuary Local Plan Consultation. He considers that the Drum area should be included in communities requiring flood management and that Drum should be declared as a Potentially Vulnerable Area (PVA). CCllr Bruce Jones asked whether it would be worth asking for a ditch management programme – Cllr Barnacle thought it would be.

Cllr Purves asked if a public meeting should be held with Drum residents to hear views on how flooding (and speeding) should be handled – CCllr Bruce Jones agreed to organise one.

Community Speedwatch: CCllr Duffy attended a meeting on 26th October with the Police and a number of other CCs to discuss restarting the Speedwatch Programme. During the meeting it was clear that Community Councils in the Kinross shire area are keen to take part. Officer Ashley Mitchinson asked that all CCs indicate areas where this could take place – only in 20/30/40 MPH areas, straight stretches with good sight lines. They will then risk assess those areas after which PKC has to risk assess them as well. A minimum of three people should be there per team, one to operate the speed-measuring equipment and two to corroborate. All need to be highly visible. All the volunteers will be checked by the Police before they are allowed to operate. Volunteers can come forward as of now, forms will be available soon.
The speed measuring equipment, as well as the warning signs and the high-viz gear need to be bought by the group as well as insurance for the equipment and Public Liability. The standard measuring gun is £2200, but jackets and signs are also needed.
There was a discussion about whether a separate organisation should be set-up or just a loose cooperation between CCs. Ideally volunteers would be deployed throughout the area. A follow-up meeting will be organised.

Blairingone War Memorial
Cllr Barnacle is trying to set up a meeting with PKC’s Cemeteries Department to discuss the access to the site (as approved by a planning application.) A mason has been found, but their price won’t be covered by available monies.

Aldie Road Vegetation
Nothing has been done. CCllr Marchant asked about the procedure for salt bin filling as there was a problem last year. Cllr Purves agreed to investigate.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook & Drum Growing Together, Fossoway and District Community Council Benefit Fund (a.k.a. Hydro Scheme Fund), Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Devonshaw Whinstone Quarry, Crook of Devon Skate Park, and Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business:
Kinross-shire Committee (previously known as the Kinross Forum): There will be a final meeting on Thursday 5th November of the Kinross Forum for all the CCs to assemble a list of possible items for the new Committee to cover. CCllrs Bruce-Jones and Cheape will attend the meeting. Cllr Purves said that the first meeting of the Committee should be before the end of the year, and the CC needs to nominate a named (non-voting) representative.

Blairingone Tapestry: The CC was approached about a tapestry/ textile work made in Blairingone School in the Millennium Year. The PKC archives can’t hold it and the museum doesn’t want it – it has been offered back to the community. A posting on FB provided suggestions – three people have offered to store it; one said to give it to Fossoway School. It was agreed that we would accept one of the offers to store it for the time being.

Seamab School New Build (21/01467/FLL): A member of the public raised concerns about the state of the access road, which is dismal, contrary to the statement in the planning application which claims the road has been recently resurfaced, in fact only a very small section has been done. CCllr Marchant said that the applicant has had a pre-application discussion with the planners during which they stated they would restore the road after the works were complete. MoP asked what conditions were in place when the house was originally converted to a school? There was a restriction on the number of children which apparently may have been exceeded.
Cllr Barnacle suggested that the CC asks for a community consultation even though it’s not a major app.
The CC will ask for a two week extension for comments (two weeks) to allow a consultation; meanwhile the CC will submit a Neutral Comment requesting that conditions regarding the road are enforced.

Dunning Glen Signs: A member of the Devon Angling Association reported that signs exhorting campers to be tidy have been erected, however it’s not known who put them up. All answers welcome – as are the signs!

Glendevon Bridge: PKC have informed the CC that they are currently planning final repairs to the A823 Glendevon Bridge, damaged during the storm in August 2020, with closure starting on 15th November 2021, and reopening on 20th December 2021. A full closure for vehicles will be necessary for part of the works, but it is intended that it will mostly remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.

Community Council Business:
Minutes Secretary: CCllr Marchant’s “job description” for a volunteer will be published in the Pupil Bulletin; will be on the Notice Board; in the Kinross Newsletter and on the Kinross website in the volunteering section.

CCllr Marchant has submitted comments to the proposed new Planning Policy 41 - Planning for Nature: Development Management and Wildlife Guide.

P&K Councillors’ Reports:
Mike Barnacle: Last month a MoP drew attention to the additional charges PKC has to pay when the wrong material is placed in recycling bins – the response from Environment Service, discussed at Committee, is that if there is persistent offending by a household the bin is tagged and not emptied. But they’re reluctant to impose fines and think that education is a better idea. CCllr Faiza noted that it’s a problem that recycling options are different in each Council area, and if options are too complex there’s a risk that people will out everything in landfill; some councils take a much wider range. Cllr Watters said that PKC’s recycling goes to Newcastle to be processed, but the contract is due to be renewed - this time it should be based on environmental rather than just financial justifications.

Callum Purves: Cllr Purves drew attention to the proposed changes to Westminster Constituency boundaries. Current proposals would see Kinross shire split in two and other parts merged with Fife. All agreed that this would mix rural and urban areas in the same constituency which would not be a good idea. Instead similar rural places should be combined, e.g. merge Kinross shire with parts of rural Perthshire. Everyone can, and should, comment on this proposal which can be found at:
https://www.bcomm-scotland.independent.gov.uk/reviews/2023-review-uk-parliament-constituencies

Richard Watters: Nothing further to add.

Planning:
Due to the closing date for comments, the first item below was initially discussed amongst the CC Members by email in order to reach a decision in time, however see agenda item above.
New Applications:
21/01467/FLL Erection of replacement school, formation of multi-use games area, external play areas, vehicular accesses, parking areas, landscaping and associated works at Seamab School, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0PT.

21/01590/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at Land 40 metres south of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. No CC Comment.

21/01720/FLL Erection of a dwelling house (revised design) (plot 6) at Former Steading, Pitfar, Powmill. No CC Comment

21/01755/FLL Erection of 3 dwelling houses, 3 garages and associated works at Land 30 metres north east of Rantrie Knowe, Drum. CC will object that flood assessment doesn’t consider effect on surrounding properties; Inform the planners of residents’ concerns about contamination.

Appeals
21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at Land 180 metres south west of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge. At the 14th September LRB meeting the application was deferred until further information into potential remedies had been obtained.

Decided Applications:
21/01347/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and garage - Land at Castle Hill View Rumbling Bridge. The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

21/01393/FLL Extension to dwelling house - 2 Cottage, Whorlawhill, Carnbo, Kinross KY13 0NZ.
The application was approved, the CC had not commented.

Enforcement Issues:
20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane – MoP repored that there is now one static and two mobile caravans on site. PKC had asked the CC to confirm that there’s no building taking place prior to an Enforcement Notice being issued.

Correspondence: If the correspondence list is not attached to this document, it can be found on the CC’s FB Page.
Should anyone wish to see any items please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

AOCB: Crook of Devon Scout Camp will hold their usual Fireworks display on Friday 5th November.

The Fossoway Gathering Is planned to be held on 3rd September 2022.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting:
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Access to Cash in Kinross, Community Development Trust, Fossoway Area Transport, A977 Mitigation, Crook Moss, Gorge Bridge, Carnbo Speeding. Drum Flooding, Speedwatch. PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th December 2021 7:30pm at Moubray Hall

Correspondence October 2021
Date From Subject
06/10/21 Cllr Willie Robertson Update on new Community Speed Watch initiative
06/10/21 Cllr Callum Purves Notice of agreement from PKC in relation to Kinross-shire Local Committee pilot project and going ahead
08/10/21 Cllr Willie Robertson Virtual Meeting for Community Speedwatch 26/10/21 at 1.30pm
11/10/21 MoP Trevor Marchant Indication of interest in assisting with Community Speedwatch
11/10/21 Cllr Willie Robertson Forward info from PC Mitchinson relating to location of Pop Up Police man at Blairingone, Gairneybank and Scotlandwell
11/10/21 CDS CC PKC Team Information on Volunteer Upskilling Fund
11/10/21 Foundation Scotland Newsletter & Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
13/10/21 Police Scotland Area Commander’s Bulletin
18/10/21 Mark Simmonds Senior Officer Perth Museum Blairingone School Millennium Tapestry – new home needed
21/10/21 Nicola Lindsay Community Engagement Worker PKCH&S Care partnership Kinross-shire & Glenfarg Stronger Communities Meeting 16.11.21 and Agenda
22/10/21 P&KC Community Funding Alert
25/10/21 PKC CDC Team Chest Heart & Stroke Volunteer Recruitment 11/11/21 Perth 11–15
26/10/21 Funding Scotland Funding Updates – three new funds open
26/10/21 Kinross Newsletter Confirmation of Volunteering opportunity advert in Newsletter and on Kinross Facebook page
26/10/21 Cllr Barnacle Copy of his letter to SEPA in response to Flood Risk Management Plan Forth Estuary LDP consultation regarding need to include Drum area as a Flood Vulnerable Area PVA
27/10/21 Vicky Chapman PKAVS Book & Bake Sale in support of Tampon Taxi
27/10/21 Lynne Cruickshank Developing Young Workforce Coordinator Volunteering opportunity passed to KHS relevant departments and school website
27/10/21 Cllr Willie Robertson Report from PKC Environment & Infrastructure Committee on 20mph Speed Limit Trials
27/10/21 Cllr Willie Robertson Notes & slides from Presentation given by PC Mitchinson at Community Speedwatch Meeting and request for input from CCs
27/10/21 CCllr Marchant FDCC Response to PKC Planning for Nature Consultation
27/10/21 Police Scotland Area Commander’s Bulletin
29/10/21 CDS PKC CC Team Notification of Consultation with Community Councils on
29/10/21 PKC Planning for Nature Consultation Response received
30/10/21 Kenny Macaulay, Devon Angling Association Asking who put up anti-litter signs at Dunning Glen
01/11/21 Citizens’ Rights Project Supporting EU citizens in Scotland
01/11/21 Foundation Scotland Climate Focus Newsletter
02/11/21 Funding Scotland Funding Updates
02/11/21 Pauline Watson, Kinross Partnership Invitation to General Meeting of Kinross Partnership, Wednesday 8th December 19.00 Green Hotel
02/11/21 Office of Liz Smith MP Received concerns from constituent in relation to 21/01755/FLL
02/11/21 David Rennie PKC Enforcement action regarding 20/00809/FLL Craigton Farm Lane

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Fossoway and District Community Council - Minutes of AGM - 5 October 2021

Fossoway and District Community Council
Minutes of AGM
5th October 2021 7.30pm
To be approved.

1. Attending: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Carol Farquhar, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; P&K Cllr Mike Barnacle; Five Members of the Public.
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Callum Purves, Willie Robertson & Richard Watters; CCllrs Trudy Duffy, Carole Haigh & Michael Haigh.

2. Minutes: Minutes of the 2020 AGM meeting were read, approved, and signed off.

3. Chair’s Report:

The elected members of the Community Council are as follows:
• Sarah Bruce-Jones
• Angus Cheape
• Trudy Duffy
• Carol Farquhar
• Graham Pye

Nicola Marchant is a co-opted member of the CC.

Carole (Arwen) Haigh has resigned from her post as Community Councillor due to health reasons and Michael Haigh has also resigned. I would like to thank Michael and Arwen for their contributions to the CC in the last few years; we wish them all the best for the future.

I would also like to thank all those continuing members for their support and service during a challenging time.

In June 2021, Rob Young, who had been a Community Councillor for some years, sadly died.

In March 2020 we held our last physical meeting – from April 2020 until September 2021 we have been meeting on Zoom. We could not have foreseen that the first face-to-face meeting would be at the end of 2021. Nevertheless, here we are, and we are delighted to be accountable to the public again. We now have 17 proceedings of meetings to ratify. After consulting with PKC, we have decided to make an inventory of the most important decisions since March 2020 and put this forward to the public in one document. Hopefully we will be doing this in the November meeting.
The Community Council has had another very busy year with eleven scheduled meetings, additional meetings and a large volume of correspondence.

Many of the ‘normal’ activities have ground to a halt because of Covid19. Roadworks on the schedule to be carried out as mitigation measures on the A977 have all been delayed, as have other works.
• Police Service: We recognise that it is difficult for police officers to be present at the meeting; however, we have welcomed Mark Craig and Ashley Mitchinson to some of our meetings. The welcome news is that there will be a meeting to discuss the resurrection of the Community Speedwatch project in Kinross-shire.
• Blairingone War Memorial: I can only repeat what I said in the last AGM and the AGM before that: it is now one of the longest running items on our agenda.
• A977 Mitigation Measures: The works on the School Road Junction and the Drum Signalisation will be carried out in this financial year (March 2022) and the B9097 re-alignment will commence early in the next financial year.
• Networking: The CC have been involved in several other organisations. CCllr Cheape sits on the Kinross-shire Fund Committee; Cllr Marchant attends ‘Stronger Communities’ meetings, CCllr M Haigh and CCllr A Haigh have taken on the 2021 Community Investment Fund meeting; CCllr Farquhar and CCllr M Haigh attend Local Transport meetings; CCllr Marchant has been involved in finding solutions to the closure of the last bank in Kinross-shire and Access to Cash. Members of the CC have also been involved in the local Bloom groups and the Fossoway Gathering as well as the steering group of the Local Development Trust. Many of these meetings have been online.
• Fossoway Community Council Benefit Fund: We would welcome more applications from community groups who are working to improve our villages. Applications can be from constituted and non-constituted groups but must demonstrate community benefit.
• Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: At the time of writing a flood-risk assessment report is nearly finished.
• Bank of Scotland Closure: Though temporary halted by the pandemic, the last bank in the county of Kinross has now closed. CCllr Marchant has been working with other representatives to ensure solutions are acceptable to the community.
• Fossoway Gathering: The Fossoway Gathering, which was held on 4th September, was a great success. The community had a good day and there was a sense of celebration after a torrid year. The CC thanks all on the team for the excellent organisation and all those that took part.
• Community Development Trust: The Steering group for the above consulted during the Fossoway Gathering. There was interest in taking part in this; the next step will be to see how many are sufficiently interested to sign up.
• Transport: Transport continues to be a source of concern. The DRT service has restarted; the replacement service for the former 23 service is running but is, so far, underused.
• Planning applications. The CC’s role in this is to scrutinise the Local Development Plan and to determine whether a planning application is permitted or contrary to the Development Plan. We also take into account local knowledge, for instance of flooding, access and the removal of trees. We generally do not get involved in planning disputes between neighbours. As we said in the last Chair’s Report, we feel that there is a distinct lack of joined-up thinking in the planning department of Perth and Kinross Council. Developments of large, executive homes are generally permitted and there is no incentive for developers to build small homes for those who would like to downsize in their own community or those who would like to start out. Our community threatens to become a commuter area; where people reside for a few years and then move on. Recently we have been approached by another CC to consider solutions for this.

Most if not all of our correspondence is now by email. Most CC members have access to the email system and the Google documents. This works well for us. We have a Facebook page which is a valuable source for accessing information by people in our villages. Presently we are looking for a minute secretary to take on the role of minuting our meetings. So far, no volunteers have come forward.

Thank you to my fellow Community Councillors for their support and for the very significant efforts they have made in dealing with their portfolios and attending external meetings. Many thanks also to our local Councillors Barnacle, Purves, Robertson and Watters for their significant support and assistance to the CC on numerous matters. Please remember that 2022 will be the year to elect new elected members: I would urge all of you to use your vote.

Thanks also to our loyal MoPs - Members of the Public, who support us with their presence, their information and their questions.

4. Treasurer’s Report:
This report is for the period from 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021, which has been a somewhat unusual period for everyone. The Administrative Grant of £213.50 from PKC topped the CC’s funds back up to the maximum £700.00 allowed. Online access to the CC’s bank account has continued to make paying the CC’s bills much easier.

There have been no physical meetings this Financial Year due to COVID-19; however instead of accommodation bookings, we have spent £172.68 on Zoom subscriptions.

All Community Councillors are allowed to claim for any expenses they incur over the year for traveling to meetings, including regular CC meetings, and any other incidentals. In the absence of any physical meetings, other expenses claimed by Councillors total only £78.90 this account period.

After all the transactions over the year have been tallied the CC has a closing balance at year end of £448.34 and I will be applying for this year’s grant once this meeting has approved the accounts.

The CC members unanimously voted to approve the accounts – Proposed: Angus Cheape; Seconded: Nicola Marchant. The accounts were then signed by the Vice-chair in the chair’s absence.

5. Confirmation of Office Bearers:
The Office Bearers all resigned from their current posts, and new post holders are as follows:

Trudy Duffy, Chairperson – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Nicola Marchant
Sarah Bruce-Jones, Secretary – Proposed: Nicola Marchant, Seconded: Graham Pye
Graham Pye, Treasurer – Proposed: Nicola Marchant, Seconded: Sarah Bruce-Jones
Trudy Duffy, Data Controller – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Angus Cheape
Nicola Marchant, Vice Chair – Proposed: Graham Pye, Seconded: Sarah Bruce-Jones

The following posts are not formal offices, so were not voted on at the AGM:
Nicola Marchant: Planning Secretary
Graham Pye: Minutes Secretary

6. Election of New Member:
The CC welcomes Gillian Mudie as a co-opted member of the CC – Proposed: Sarah Bruce-Jones, Seconded: Graham Pye and approved unanimously by the other CC Members present.

7. With no other business, the date of the next AGM was set for 4th October 2022 and the meeting ended at 7:47 pm.


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