Crichton Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 5 June 2015
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Colin Smyth (Chairman)-Nith
Rob Davidson-Abbey
Jack Groom-Nith
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
Gail Macgregor-Annandale North
Jane S Maitland-Dee
John Martin-Nith
Tom A McAughtrie-Abbey
Ronnie Nicholson-North West Dumfries
Andrew S Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Gavin Stevenson - Chief Executive
Alistair M Speedie - Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure
Ewan Green - Head of Economic Development
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
In attendance:
Robert Shaw - Chief Executive Officer, Crichton Trust
Graham O'Reu - Chair, Crichton Trust
Apologies:
Willie Scobie - Stranraer and North Rhins
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

9 Members present, 1 apology and 1 not present at the start of the meeting

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Ronnie Nicholson declared an interest in all items by virtue of the fact that he was a Member of the Health Board and had determined that his interest was such that there was no requirement for him to leave the meeting for consideration of these items.

 

MEMBER - Andrew Wood entered the meeting - 10 Members present

 
3 CRICHTON TRUST BUSINESS PLAN 2015-16 - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR OF ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

PROCEDURE - The Committee was given a presentation on the Crichton Trust Business Plan

 

Decision

 

3.1   AGREED the Crichton Trust Business Plan 2015-18 as attached in the Appendix to the report subject to administrative amendments being made;

3.2   NOTED that progress in delivering the business plan will be provided in 6 monthly performance reports from the Crichton Trust to this Committee;

 

FURTHER AGREED

 

3.3   that a seminar would be arranged between Members of this sub committee and the Crichton Trust in advance of the next meeting of this sub committee

3.4   that the Chief Executive would obtain legal advice regarding the Crichton Estate grounds with regards to Dumfries Common Good; and

 

3.5   that further information on the Crichton Campus Leadership Group would be circulated to Members of this sub committee which would include the group’s membership and remit.

 

MEMBERS - Jack Groom and Tom A McAughtrie declared an interest in item 5 by virtue of the fact that they were Members of the Planning Applications Committee and had determined that their interest was such that they would leave the meeting for consideration of this item - 8 Members present

Head of Economic Development

4 CAPITAL FUNDING - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR OF ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

4.1   AGREED to recommend to the Economy Environment and Infrastructure Committee that the approved capital funding for the Crichton Trust be reallocated to the Easterbrook Hall and Crichton Church projects detailed in the report;

 

NOTED

 

4.2   that a Service Level Agreement will be put in place to manage disbursement of the funds; and

 

4.3   that progress in delivering the projects will be included in the 6 monthly performance report from the Crichton Trust to this Committee.

 

MEMBERS - Jack Groom and Tom A McAughtrie re-entered the meeting - 10 Members present

Head of Economic Development

5 APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR OF ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

AGREED

 

5.1   the appointment process, as agreed by this committee at the meeting of 29 May 2013, in that appointments be made by an Appointments Committee of 7 to comprise of 4 Members of this sub committee, two Directors of the Trust and the Chief Executive of the Crichton Trust; and

5.2   to receive a written update on the outcome of the recruitment process in due course.

Head of Economic Development

6 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.

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
3 Action by Head of Economic Development - All actions have been completed with further Member Seminars in relation to the development of the Crichton Estate planned for 2016.
4 Action by Head of Economic Development - A Service Level Agreement has been put in place and the projects are being progressed as planned.
5 Action by Head of Economic Development - The appointment of Trustees is currently being progressed.