Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee (Business) Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 25 January 2017
Time:
10.00am
Place:
Council Chambers, Town Hall, Annan

Attendance Details

Members:
Ronnie E Ogilvie (Chairman)-Annandale South
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Archie Dryburgh-Annandale East and Eskdale
Douglas Fairbairn-Annandale North
Denis R Male-Annandale East and Eskdale
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
In attendance:
Bob Brydson - Development Team Manager
Stuart Hamilton - Ward Manager Annandale East and Eskdale
Shonagh Henderson - Principal Officer Resilience and Community Safety Service
Nik Lane - Let Property Officer
Liz Manson - Community Planning and Engagement Manager
Lucy Irons Young - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Sean W Marshall (Vice-Chairman) - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

6 Members present, 4 Apologies, 2 Members not present at the start of the meeting

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 14 DECEMBER 2016

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 ANNANDALE AND ESKDALE COMMUNITY SAFETY FUND - REPORT BY HEAD OF CIVIC AND LOCAL SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1     the funding available for disbursement as detailed at paragraph 3.4 in the report;

 

4.2   the criteria agreed for the Community Safety Fund detailed in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

4.3    AGREED to award £599.40 to the Food Train for defibrillators on the condition that all operators are trained on its usage.

5 CONSULTATION ON REMOVAL OF PUBLIC CALL BOXES IN ANNANDALE AND ESKDALE AREA BY BT - PROPOSED COUNCIL RESPONSE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITIES

MEMEBERS -  Ian Carruthers and Douglas Fairbairn entered the meeting - 8 Members present

 

Decision

 

NOTED

 

5.1     the proposed removal of public call boxes in the Annandale and Eskdale area due to the low number of calls in the last year as set out in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

5.2     the relevant factors to be taken into account when considering a proposal for the removal of public call boxes as set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report;

 

5.3     the representations and proposals made by communities and individuals during the first phase of consultation as set out in paragraph 3.10 of the report;

 

5.4     the Draft Decision of the Council as the Relevant Public Body as set out in Appendix 2 of the report; and

 

AGREED

 

5.5     the Final Decision of the Council for the Annandale and Eskdale area to be notified to the Secretary of State and BT as the Universal Service Provider to include any objections and adoptions notified by communities, including the additional objection to Boreland Lockerbie, Millbrae Dornock, Bowholm Canonbie, Solway Road Gretna, Bentpath and Telephone Exchange Eskdalemuir to the closure; and Cummertrees and Evertown, consent to adoption as notified at the meeting

 

5.6    FURTHER AGREED to advise BT that two of the Phone Boxes, Springbells Road and Argylle Terrace in Annan, should not have been included in the list because they meet one of the BT criteria for never closing a Public Call Box;  and

 

5.7     ENDORSED the decision of  Communities Committee to write to Ofcom about improvement to their consultation process in the future and to write to service providers to look at improving mobile phone coverage in rural areas.
 

6 ROAD NETWORK MANAGEMENT STREET NAMING - DEVELOPMENT OFF SOLWAY STREET, ANNAN - REPORT BY DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTUCTURE

Decision

 

AGREED  to the name Seaforth Gardens for the development off Solway Street, Annan

7 LEASE OF PAVILION, BEECHGROVE TENNIS COURTS, MOFFAT - REPORT BY HEAD OF ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCES AND ASSETS

Decision

 

AGREED to RECOMMEND to Policy and Resources Committee that an area of land for a new pavilion at Beechgrove Tennis Courts, Moffat be leased to the Beechgrove Sports Partnership for a period of 25 years at a rent of £1 per annum.

8 AREA COMMITTEE DISCRETIONARY GRANT BUDGET 2016/17 GRANT APPLICATIONS AND CONSOLIDATION OF BALANCES - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

8.1      the funding available for disbursement as detailed at paragraph 3.1 in the report;


8.2      the requests for funding as detailed in the Appendix;

 

8.3     the one application granted under delegated authority as detailed in paragraph 3.4 of the report;
 

AGREED

 

8.4     to consolidate the remaining balances into the general budge for distribution as detailed in 3.5 of the report NOTING that the  figure of £1,492 should read £1,147 due to take into account the award at £345 to Johnstonebridge Community Council as detailed in 3.4 of the report;

 

8.5    to defer funding to AE45 16/17 - Lochmaben Action Group to allow for clarification on the ownership of the building and potential upgrade of the kitchen by them;

 

8.6     not to award funding to AE46 16/17 Lockerbie Pipe Band because the application did not meet the Grant criteria; and

 

8.7     a report on the use of the remaining funding for 2016/17 be brought to the next meeting.

9 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

 Decision

 

NOTED that there was no item of business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.