STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Meeting held on Wed. 12th September 2018 at 7.30pm in Church Hall.
Present: Messrs. R. Baxter [Chair], I. Duncan, K. Topping, Mrs.P.Blake-
Apologies:. Fife Cllr. D. Nolan.
The Chairman introduced Mrs. Kate Balsillie, Headteacher of the Primary School, who outlined the proposed school activities for the year ahead. Strathkinness School has been linked with Guardbridge since Christmas. Her role as Headteacher of both schools is very much a matter of balancing the requirements of each school. She works in both schools every day, and with excellent collaboration from her staff, the system has been working very well. Strathkinness had an intake of 10 P1 pupils this year, bringing the school roll to 86. She felt that this was pretty much the limit for the school, as conditions can get a bit cramped both in the classrooms and the playground. Between 30 -
Minutes of the last monthly meeting:-
Electricity at Village Green-
Beautiful Fife Competition-
Traffic and Transportation: Mr. Topping highlighted the fact that HGVs and buses were continuing to use the High Road as a route to and from St.Andrews. He had spoken to one tour bus operator to remind them that the road is unsuitable. Councillor Verner reported that there had been considerable dialogue with the Stagecoach regarding an increased provision of a direct bus service to Dundee from Strathkinness. Mrs. Slack had raised the issue and discussions with Mr. Gethins , the local MP , Mr. Rennie, MSP , the Bus Company Senior management and the Local Authority had produced no positive conclusions. The suggestion that one of the 99 service buses could be routed through the village was rejected by the bus company. They recommended that there was a Go-
Communications with Village Organisations:-
Correspondence. A letter from Strathkinness Curling Club, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year seeking support for their celebrations planned for later this year. Councillors were to seek more information from the Club to ascertain the most suitable type of support.
AOCB. Mr. Bob Bilson, from the floor, raised the subject of preparing a Welcome Pack for newcomers to the village. This had been done previously by Mrs. Slack and Bob would be happy to resurrect the scheme. Councillors thanked Bob for his proposal and the Secretary would discuss the matter with him for further action.
Date of Next Meeting of Community Group:-