Wigtown Area Committee (Business) Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time:
10:00am
Place:
County Buildings, Wigtown

Attendance Details

Members:
Katie Hagmann (Chairman)-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Andrew Giusti-Stranraer and the Rhins
David Inglis-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Jim McColm-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and the Rhins
Ros Surtees-Stranraer and the Rhins
Officials:
Jamie Ferguson - Lead Officer
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Diane McColm - Senior Community Safety Officer
Apologies:
Tommy Sloan (Chairman) - Stranraer and the Rhins
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

PROCEDURE - In the absence of the Chairman, Katie Hagmann, Vice Chairman assumed the role of Chairman for the meeting.

 

7 Members present, 1 apology received.

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

 
3 ANNUAL COMMUNITY SAFETY SURVEY 2016-17 - RESULTS AND NEXT ACTION - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED

3.1     the results of the Community Safety Survey for the Reporting Year 2016/17 as detailed in the Appendix to the report;

3.2     that results and feedback had been available on-line and at Customer Service Centre's during September 2017;

3.3     that engagement on the Survey results would be ongoing with organisations representing those with protected characteristics;

AGREED

3.4     to request that a further question in included in future surveys being at Question 2 include, "Other - Please Specify"; and

3.5     to request that in a future Communities performance monitoring report to this committee, the work of the multi-agency team is highlighted in particular regard to the work undertaken addressing Anti-Social Behaviour.

Directorate Business Manager - Serena
4 WIGTOWN AREA COMMITTEE - FORWARD BUSINESS PLAN - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

4.1     NOTED the planned Committee reports and briefings and events for Wigtown Area Committee as detailed in the Appendix of the report;

AGREED

4.2      that the Chairman would seek formal clarification on the way forward for the previously requested reports detailed in the Appendix to the report, noting in particular the report requested on 28 February 2017 "Issues associated with the A77/A75 - including lobbying for improvements, road conditions, engagement with Transport Scotland South Ayrshire Council and MPs and MSPs" recognising that some elements would be included in future performance reports, REQUESTED that consideration be given at Economy Environment and Infrastructure Committee to the option of progressing an Economic Impact Assessment jointly with South Ayrshire Council on the A77;

FURTHER REQUESTED

4.3     that the Forward Business Plan include a report on the issue of Seagulls in Stranraer and how we deal with them, which was requested on 12 July 2017; and

4.4     that a Civic Event be held for the local boxer, Tyler Jolly, who achieved a gold medal recently at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

Directorate Business Manager - Serena, Community Planning and Engagement Manager
5 STRANRAER COMMON GOOD FUND SUB-COMMITTEE - MINUTE OF MEETING OF 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED.

 
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.