William Blyth Trust Minutes

Date:
Thursday 28 May 2015
Time:
4:00pm
Place:
Town Hall, High Street, Dalbeattie

Attendance Details

Members:
Rob Davidson (Chairman)-Abbey
Ian Blake-Abbey
Tom A McAughtrie-Abbey
Davie Stitt-Abbey
Officials:
John Enos - Services Manager Area Framework & CLD
In attendance:
Shona Reid - Community Council Representative
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

4 Members present and 1 community council representative.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Ian Blake declared an interest in Item 5 by virtue of the fact that he was a Council representative on the Day Centre Management Committee but determined that interest was such that he would not leave the meeting during consideration of that item.
 

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 27 MAY 2014

Decision

 

AGREED

4 FINANCIAL PLAN 2015/2016 - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1     the plan anticipates income for 2015/16 will remain similar to 2014/2015; and

 

4.2     the plan shows that a small deficit will be incurred if grants are maintained at the same levels as 2014/15.
 

5 APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER PURPOSE ONE : ANNUAL GRANT TOWARDS INSURANCE AND MINIBUS EXPENSES IN 2015/2016 - REPORT BY HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

5.1      the request for financial assistance from the Dalbeattie Day Centre towards the cost of minibus expenses, together with Property Insurance and Employee’s Liability Insurance in the 2015/2016 financial year, up to a maximum of £12,000, and subject to payment being made on submission of receipted invoices on a regular basis;

 

5.2      that the 2015/16 Financial Plan at Item 4 of the agenda suggests a maximum payment of £12,000 to Dalbeattie Day Centre during the financial year 2015/2016;

 

5.3      that Dalbeattie Day Centre are likely to be in receipt of an amount of £1,600 from Transport Scotland during 2015/2016; and

 

AGREED

 

5.4      to award an amount of up to £12,000 to Dalbeattie Day Centre towards the cost of minibus expenses, together with Property Insurance and Employee’s Liability Insurance in the 2015/2016 financial year, and subject to payment being made on submission of receipted invoices on a regular basis.
 

6 APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS UNDER PURPOSE FOUR - ST CUTHBERT’S CLUB FOR THE DISABLED - HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

6.1      the application for financial assistance of up to £600 to the St Cuthbert’s Club for the Disabled towards the costs associated with social outings for members of the club during the 2015/2016 financial year; and

 

AGREED

 

6.2      to award funding of up to £600 to the St Cuthbert’s Club for the Disabled towards the costs associated with social outings for members of the club during the 2015/16 financial year.
 

7 APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS UNDER PURPOSE FOUR - DALBEATTIE FRIENDSHIP CLUB - HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

7.1      the application for financial assistance of £700 from the Dalbeattie Friendship Club towards the costs associated with coach hire for social outings for members of the club during the financial year 2015/2016; and

 

AGREED

 

7.2      to award £600 to the Dalbeattie Friendship Club towards the costs associated with coach hire for social outings for members of the club during the financial year 2015/16.

 

MEMBER - Tom McAughtrie left the meeting - 3 Members present.
 

8 CONTRIBUTION TO THE WILLIAM BLYTH TRUST - HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

8.1      that the late Mr Joseph Caig has directed a legacy of £10,000 to the William Blyth Trust;

 

AGREED

 

8.2      to record the committee’s appreciation of the kind and generous legacy and a letter of thanks be sent to Mr Caig’s executors, family and friends; and

 

8.3      to ensure that the investment of the legacy is made to maximise the return and benefit to the trust.
 

9 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.

10 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1973

Decision

 

AGREED to adopt a resolution to exclude the public from the meeting in terms of Section 50(A) of and paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

EXEMPT
11 PURPOSE FOUR: APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM INDIVIDUALS - REPORT BY HEAD OF IMPROVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Decision

 

 NOTED

 

11.1      that a grant level of £90 was agreed by the William Blyth Trust Sub Committee at its meeting on 7 March 2014 as per Financial Plan for 2014/15; and

 

AGREED

 

11.2      the payment of grants to existing applicants, numbered 1 to 61 at Appendix 1; and new applications, numbered 62 to 67 at Appendix 2 in accordance with the Criteria for Assessment.