Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee (Community) Minutes

Date:
Thursday 23 January 2014
Time:
6:30PM
Place:
Council Chambers, Town Hall, Annan

Attendance Details

Members:
Ronnie E Ogilvie (Chairman) - Annandale South
Stephen Thompson (Vice-Chairman) - Annandale North
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Denis R Male - Annandale East and Eskdale
Sean W Marshall - Annandale South
Craig Peacock - Annandale East and Eskdale
Officials:
Jamie Ferguson - Service Manager Area Framework Annandale and Eskdale
Julie Robinson - Principal Officer Partnership Support Annandale and Eskdale
In attendance:
John Armstrong - Annan Riding of the Marches
Peter Beck - Samuels - Moffat Town Hall Re-development Trust
Nick Chisholm - River Annan Trust
John Gair - Dryfesdale Lodge
Helen McAnespie - Food Train
Scott McGill - Food Train
Mike Stevenson - South of Scotland Ice Rink
Chris Stones - River Annan Trust
Stuart Thompson - Annan Riding of the Marches
Colin Wallace - Disctrict Support Manager Annandale and Eskdale
Apologies:
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Graeme Tait - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

7 Members present, 5 Apologies

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

 
3 AREA COMMITTEE DISCRETIONARY GRANT BUDGET 2013/14 - GROUP PRESENTATIONS - REPORT BY HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

3.1     the impact of the funding over £5,000 from Annandale and Eskdale Area Discretionary Budget and  monitoring presentations were received from the following groups

  • Dryfesdale Lodge
  • Food Train
  • Annan Riding of the Marches
  • South of Scotland Ice Rink
  • Moffat Town Hall Re-development Trust
  • River Annan Trust
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue

The groups described the work of their varying organisations and what difference and impact it has on the persons living in the communities.

 

3.2     Members praised  the enthusiasm of the groups, commended the hard work of the volunteers involved in the projects and noted substantial community impacts from the disbursement of discretionary funding;

 

3.3     Members REQUESTED that Dryfesdale Lodge be referred to the Policy and Resources Committee for consideration for corporate funding as the commemoration of Lockerbie disaster requires a regional rather than local oversight;

 

3.4     Members REQUESTED  that a report on the eradication of Japanese knotweed in Dumfries and Galloway be refered to  the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee for a  full discussion and potential regional solutions involving central funding;

 

3.5      Members commented on the positive contribution to tourism, social, environmental and economic benefits  from the funding allocated by Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee; and

 

3.6      the Chairman THANKED the groups for their presentations.

Head of Improvement Engagement and Community Services

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

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

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
3 Action by Head of Improvement Engagement and Community Services - Completed