Crichton Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday 7 November 2016
Time:
2:00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

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

8 Members present, 2 apologies and 1 not present at the start of the meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 10 JUNE 2016

Decision

 

NOTED.

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

Decision

 

4.1   REVIEWED the overall performance to date in delivery of the Crichton Trust Business Plan 2015-16 as detailed at the Appendix to the report; and

 

4.2   AGREED that the possibility of re-establishing the lease of the Crichton water supply to a water bottling company as a source of income be referred to the Crichton Trust for further investigation.

 

MEMBER - Ronnie Nicholson entered the meeting - 9 Members present

5 STRATEGY, GOVERNANCE, FINANCE AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT REPORT - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

5.1   NOTED the contents of the report as detailed at the Appendix to the report; and

 

5.2   AGREED to receive a report and presentation to the next meeting on progress with the Integrated Outcome Agreement for the Educational Establishments on the Crichton Campus.

6 FINANCE REPORT 2015-16 - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

6.1   NOTED the contents of the Finance report as detailed at the Appendix to the report; and

 

6.2   AGREED that the final audited accounts for the Trust are circulated to the Committee once available and that these would be discussed at the next meeting.

7 CRICHTON TRUST STRATEGY 2016 - 2026 - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

7.1   AGREED to endorse the draft Crichton Trust Strategy 2016-2026; and

 

7.2   NOTED that the new Business Plan for 2017 would be presented to the next meeting.

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.

9 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SCOTLAND ACT 1973

Decision

 

AGREED adoption of resolution to exclude the public from the meeting in terms of Section 50A (4) and paragraphs 6, 8 and 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

 

MEMBERS - Ivor Hyslop and Willie Scobie left the meeting - 7 Members present

EXEMPT
10 ACQUISITION OF HESTAN HOUSE - REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Report Summary - The report sought Members’ agreement to the Crichton Trust acquiring Hestan House and to recommend to Policy and Resources Committee that this is facilitated by the Council providing loan funding to the Trust.

 

Decision

 

AGREED

 

10.1   to the Crichton Trust pursuing acquisition of Hestan House; and

 

10.2   to recommend to Policy and Resources Committee that the Council consider the provision of loan funding as detailed in 3.12 of the report, NOTING that the fullest information would be provided to the Policy and Resources Committee.