STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Meeting held on Wed. 14th February 2018 at 7.30pm in Church Hall.
Present:Messrs. R. Baxter. [Chair] , I Duncan, K Topping, S. Younger. Mrs.A.Annandale, P. Blake-
Apologies:. Fife Councillors D Nolan & JA Liston & PC. Joanna Peddie.
The Chairman introduced Ross McKenzie and Richard Burns from the Strathkinness Beavers group, who gave an update on the very successful first year of the group. There are now 17 members in the group being run with 4 leaders and 1 young leader working for his Duke of Edinburgh Award. The group has participated in numerous local events including tending some of the floral displays, helping at Craigtoun Park and carol singing at Christmas. Such has been the success of the project there is now a waiting list of 20 to join. It has therefore been decided to start a Cub Pack in the village to allow a progression through the Scout Movement, as the children get older. The first meeting of the Cubs will be on 20th February, starting with 6 members, 1 leader and 3 parent volunteers. A balanced programme of activities has been drawn up to allow the cubs to develop skills and to participate in local events. Extra funding will be required to establish the Group and the Leaders would appreciate any financial support that the Community Council could provide. The Chairman in thanking Messrs. McKenzie and Burns for their presentation, he congratulated them and their assistants for the excellent work they had done with the young members of the community. He was sure that the Council would consider their funding appeal very favourably
Minutes of previous meeting : Approved by J. Houston, seconded P. Blake Johnston
Broken Fence at Play Park-
Lower Main Street pavement-
Inoperative Speed Sign in Main Street-
The poor condition of road surfaces was again a source of concern for all. Financial constraints meant that the situation was unlikely to improve for the foreseeable future, according to the elected councillors.
Traffic and Transportation: Several residents had raised concerns about the traffic congestion outside the Little Beehive Nursery at peak traffic times. One of the main issues seems to occur when parents drop off, or collect their children, on the traffic side of the car and not on the pavement side. The Secretary had spoken with the Nursery Manager and she would remind parents of the safety concerns. Fife Councillor Thomson said he would ask Roads Dept. officials to look at the road safety situation.
Communcations with Village Organisations:-
Mr. Topping reported that, as a result of increased patrolling by the Dog Wardens, there had been an improvement in the dog fouling situation, particularly at the Bishop’s Wood.
Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.