CAMPBELTOWN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF MEETING on TUESDAY 14th JUNE 2022
in Campbeltown Town Hall
V Nimmo, Chairperson, welcomed everyone to the meeting.
V Nimmo CCC
C Dobbie CCC
A Gallacher CCC
A Baker CCC
J Biggins CCC
L Black CCC
K Gillies CCC
CA MacAulauy, Cllr T MacPherson
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
- MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved: Proposed by JB, seconded by VN.
- COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
No Councillor present. Email from Cllr Armour re seawalls, CD to follow up. No response received from Transport Scotland re list of problems with recent resurfacing of Hall St.
- TREASURER’S REPORT
£11,147.96 in main account– includes recent payment of £3,068.90 from SSE Tangy Windfarm, this will be transferred to Windfarm account.
Ability swing now paid, £23,058 path laid by Donald McLean, £1740, and gate to be fitted by Archie Johnston, £780. Shortfall of £801 to be paid from Community Council.
£510.00 in Quesada account.
£904.24 remaining in the Town Centre Maintenance fund.
£74,762.21 in Windfarm Account.
Diamond Jubilee afternoon teas costs:
Argyll Bakeries £1,776 for 370 afternoon tea boxes
Keeping it Local £120
- POLICE SCOTLAND REPORT
No report. Email received to say they will send report for May – June in July.
This was circulated by email
High Dalrioch Windfarm proposal – VN has responded.
CGS – positive response from D Mitchell, acting HT re attendance of School Captains at meeting next session.
Breackerie Windfarm Proposal – VN and AB met with rep from EnergieKontor earlier today. Concerns re another proposal south of Campbeltown being visible and in area of natural beauty were expressed. VN to respond.
Education Reform – still to go before full Council but all consultations have been against proposed changes.
Electric Charging Points for Vehicles –Possible sites for these asked for – Aqualibibrium, CGS, Heritage Centre, Bolgam St Car Park, Community Centre suggested.
It was agreed that consultations could be posted on our Facebook page as these are increasing in number and would reach a wider audience.
- JUBILEE AFTERNOON TEA
Very positive feedback received from those who received tea boxes. Thanks to V Nimmo, Alan Baker and family, Susan Shaw, Amy Shaw, Jennifer Martin and Stuart McMillan for distributing boxes. Total costs just shy of £2,000. Jim Martin had agreed to fund £1,000 from Jubilee Fund at previous meeting. There was dismay expressed at negative comments in Courier but decided no response.
- ACTION PLAN UPDATES
CD reported little progress since last meeting and will follow up action points distributed to CCs from meeting on 18th May with Tom Murphy and Paul Martin. Ness Wright from Architecture and Design Scotland is continuing to support us in the delivery of our plan.
VN has received quote for surfacing path/new bridge from Shipyard to Sewage Works from D McLean £40,047 inc VAT. Would need to get grants, VN looking into Paths for All and MACC.
AB has sourced possible flashing 30mph signs and will contact roads dept re feasibility of siting these on A83, entrances from Machrihanish and Carradale.
Emergency Plan – KG agreed to bring NHS example to next meeting to progress.
Campbeltown Community Windfarm Fund Trustees agreed to disburse £47,000 at recent meeting , (some with further information required) to 17 different organisations. A discussion re appointing a secretary to carry out the tasks involved ensued and it was agreed that the person approached by C Dobbie should be asked to see if they would take this on.
A separate secretary is required for the Community Council and it was agreed we should ask around and if no one came to mind, we should advertise online.
Town Centre Traffic – again agreed current system wasn’t working and proposed one way system for whole length of Longrow, stopping main flow of traffic down Burnbank. Also a need to look at one way roads in housing scheme on Ralston Rd, Crosshill Ave and Meadows Ave. Councillors are progressing this.
Sculpture on Quarry Green still not completed.
Date of next meeting: Tuesday, 13th September at 7.30pm in the Town Hall.