CAMPBELTOWN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF MEETING on TUESDAY 10thMAY 2022
in Campbeltown Town Hall
V Nimmo, Chairperson, welcomed everyone to the meeting.
V Nimmo CCC
A Martin CCC
C Dobbie CCC
A Baker CCC
J Biggins CCC
Cllr J Armour A&B Council
CA MacAulauy, K Gillies, A Gallacher, Cllr T MacPherson
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
- MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved: Proposed by AB, seconded by VN.
Matters arising – see 8.
- COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
Last week’s election results saw Cllr J Armour, Cllr D Kelly and Cllr T MacPherson elected to represent the South Kintyre Ward. Cllr Armour was congratulated on his re- election and it was agreed that a letter of thanks should be sent to Cllr R Colville by CD to thank him for all his support in the past years.
Cllr Armour expressed his dismay at the recent works carried out on Hall St. Various issues were highlighted – sewage coming up outside Taj Mahal restaurant, water lying outside Café Blubell, new surface is too light coloured and coating red sandstone kerbstones of Burnett Building and bin outside cinema wasn’t moved to resurface underneath. He has already contacted Neil McFarlane from Transport Scotland and will update him with list of problems to be rectified.
The collapses of sea walls at the Esplanade, Quarry Green and Low Askomil were also raised. The longer these works are left, the bigger the jobs become. Low Askomil supposed to be repaired in June – CD to send current photo to Cllr Armour.
- TREASURER’S REPORT
£35,504.70 in main account– includes £24,982.92 PlayPark swing money.
£510.00 in Quesada account.
£1008 remaining in the Town Centre Maintenance fund.
- POLICE SCOTLAND REPORT
Once again this was circulated by email. Can now attend meetings if staff available. Agreed that the report is very generic and JB commented there was little pro-active work being mentioned. VN to write and invite them to attend in person, even for 10-15minutes.
This was circulated by email
SSE Community Resilience Grants– insufficient time to apply.
High Dalrioch Windfarm proposal – email received from EKCC expressing their concerns. Any member with views/concerns to email VN.
- JUBILEE AFTERNOON TEA
CHANGE OF DATE THURSDAY 2NDJUNE because ShopperAide will be on holiday on3rdJune.VN drafted invite, changes were agreed. AM offered to print 200- 250 tickets. AB to ask Kintyre Care Home and VN to ask Lorne Campbell Court for numbers. Tickets will be available from Keeping it Local and returns requested for 28thMay. Helen Gilchrist is composing a quiz to be distributed with the boxes. Event will be publicised in Courier article – VN to contact editor.
Distribution to ticket holders will take place from Town Hall on THURSDAY, 2NDJUNE from 11am – 1pm. Only VN and AB are available.
CAN OTHER MEMBERS NOT PRESENT PLEASE HELP? Boxes can be delivered but only within Campbeltown.
Flags/ bunting – J Martin help with this?
- ACTION PLAN UPDATES
A meeting was held with E Spence of SKDT (A Clark of Inspiralba not available) and CD has arranged a meeting/walkround with Paul Martin and Tom Murphy from Argyll and Bute Council on 18thMay to discuss various proposals/ possibilities.
SKDT keen to take on New Quay Toilets and provide waste disposal for camper vans.
Jubilee Walk- still waiting for quotes.
AB suggested flashing 30mph signs at entrances to town on A83 and Machrihanish Rd and new play equipment for Dalintober playpark.
Campbeltown Community Windfarm Fund held first meeting online and Archie Millar and David Paterson have agreed to become additional trustees. 2 disbursements of fund will be made annually, Spring and Autumn and applications have already been received for 1stdisbursement. Next meeting is on 7thJune.
The new ability swing has at last been installed at Jock’s Boat and CD is delighted with the quality of the equipment and installation with a path and gate still to be installed. A very successful opening was held last week and the Courier will have an article this week. She has written to A&B Council re insurance but no reply as yet.
Date of next meeting: Tuesday, 14thJune at 7.30pm in the Town Hall.