Stewartry Area Committee (Community) Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 13 July 2016
Time:
10.00am
Place:
Council Offices, Daar Road, Kirkcudbright

Attendance Details

Members:
Finlay Carson (Chairman) - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Ian Blake (Vice-Chairman) - Abbey
Patsy Gilroy - Dee
Jane S Maitland - Dee
Tom A McAughtrie - Abbey
George N Prentice - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Colin Wyper - Dee
Officials:
Jamie Ferguson - Service Manager Area Framework Annandale and Eskdale
In attendance:
David Coulter - Chief Executive, Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway
Sue Irving - Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway
Christine Clark - Area Lead of Stewartry, Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway
Apologies:
Brian Collins - Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Rob Davidson - Abbey
Davie Stitt - Abbey
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

6 Members present, 3 apologies

 

MEMBER - Jane S Maitland entered the meeting - 7 Members Present

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision

 

NONE declared

 
3 THIRD SECTOR DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY BUSINESS PLAN 2015 TO 2018 - REPORT BY HEAD OF CIVIC AND LOCAL SERVICES

Decision

 

3.1      AGREED the format of the meeting as detailed at 3.9 of the report;

 

NOTED

 

3.2      the Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway Business Plan for 2015 to 2018;

 

3.3      the close working relationship that is now in place between the Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service and Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway;

 

AGREED

 

3.4       to feedback to the Communities Committee the concern that direct funding from the Scottish Government to the Third Sector can avoid important local dialogue with the Council; welcomed the introduction of the Council's Ward Workers to work closely with Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and Members particularly in light of the larger areas of responsibility since the introduction of Multi-Member Wards; and

 

3.5       to hold an evening themed meeting on Third Sector activity in the Stewartry focusing on the work of community groups, how they link together and to provide an opportunity to share best practice.

Service Manager Area Framework Annandale & Eskdale
4 PUBLIC FORUM

Decision

 

4.1       NOTED the issue raised by a member of the public regarding the reduced opening hours of the Aucheninnes Waste Disposal site in Dalbeattie; and

 

4.2       AGREED to write to the Director Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, on behalf of the Committee, to request that a resolution is reached in the near future to the issues which have resulted in the reduction of opening hours of the Aucheninnes Waste Disposal site.

Service Manager Area Framework Annandale & Eskdale
5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

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