Crichton Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 30 June 2017
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Archie Dryburgh (Chairman)-Annandale East and Eskdale
John Campbell-Nith
John Charteris-Lochar
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Iain Howie-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Malcolm Johnstone-Nith
John Martin-Nith
Andrew S Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Alistair M Speedie - Director Economy, Environment and Infrastructure
In attendance:
Alex Haswell - Chief Executive, Crichton Trust
Alistair Marshall - Vice Chairman, Crichton Trust
Apologies:
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Rob Davidson - Abbey
Jeff Leaver - Lochar
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Jane S Maitland - Dee and Glenkens
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

8 Members present, 5apologies and 2 substitutions.

 

PROCEDURE - The Chairman welcomed everyone to this first meeting of the Crichton Sub Committee since the Council Elections and THANKED the previous Chairman Colin Smyth.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 DELEGATIONS TO CRICHTON SUB COMMITTEE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED the remit of the Crichton Sub Committee as detailed at 3.2 in the report.

4 CRICHTON ESTATE GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

NOTED the governance arrangements in place for the Crichton Estate as detailed in sections 3.2 to 3.5 in the report.

5 CRICHTON TRUST ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2015-16 - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

5.1   NOTED the Crichton Trust Annual Accounts 2015-16; and

 

5.2   CONSIDERED aspects of the report to be referred to the Crichton Trust for further clarification and AGREED in order to meet business needs that this sub committee should meet four times a year so that more frequent financial management monitoring reports can be presented for scrutiny.

6 STRATEGY, GOVERNANCE, FINANCE, BUSINESS PLANNING AND OPERATIONS REPORT - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

6.1   NOTED the contents of the Strategy, Governance, Finance, Business Planning and Operations report (Appendix to the report); and

 

6.2   CONSIDERED aspects of the report to be referred to the Crichton Trust for further clarification and AGREED that a site visit be arranged for the purpose of Members to get more information and insight into the history and future ambitions of the Crichton Trust.

7 CRICHTON TRUST BUSINESS PLAN 2017-2020 - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

APPROVED the Crichton Trust Business Plan 2017- 2020 as detailed in the Appendices 1 and 2 to the report.

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

Decision

 

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