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August 2015

Minutes of Board Meeting held at Pier Hotel 10 August 2015

 

Directors in Attendance

 

Dinah McDonald               Chair

Pearl Brown                     Treasurer

David McKenzie                 Secretary     

David Eaglesham

Gordon Macdonald

Catherine Rae

Victor Sandall

 

Members in Attendance

 

Cllr Bruce Marshall

 

Minutes of Meeting 23 June 2015

 

The draft minutes of the Trust Board meeting of 23 June 2015 were reviewed. The minutes were proposed by David M, seconded by David E and adopted.

 

Matters Arising

 

None

 

Business of the Trust

 

Secretary’s Report

 

David M reported that the Annual Return was now due to Companies House and this will be done shortly.

 

Update on membership

 

David M was asked to ensure Membership list was up-to-date prior to AGM

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Pearl advised that our bank balances were as follows:

 

Business Account          £3547.44
Current Account           £4174.44

 

Insurance for Graham’s Point of £552.28 had been paid.

         

 

Community Action Plan 2013 - 2017 

 

Action Status:

 

Theme 1:

 

Priority 1 – Invasive Species:

 

The mapping of the knotweed from Blairmore to Kilmun has been completed. Treatment will take place as weather permits.

 

Theme 2:

 

Priority 1 – Blairmore Village Green

 

A successful open day was held by Blairmore Village Trust on 25 July. Over £1,000 was raised from the raffle. Community input was given on draft designs for the Green and a survey was held as to whether the project should be Blairmore Green, Field or something else.

 

Theme 3:

 

Priority 3 – Development of potential sites.

 

David M had met with Scottish Right to buy (RTB) team in Edinburgh. They advised that the Trust constitution needs to be updated to allow use of Scottish Government funds if needed in the future. David M agreed to work on an approved text for the constitution and bring it to the AGM for approval.
It was also agreed to update the feasibility study brief for sheltered housing and bring it to a future Trust meeting for approval.
As any project involving purchase of land and development of housing would consume lots of Trust effort, the possibility of combining this work with Blairmore Village Trust will be explored.

 

Theme 4:

 

Priority 1: Sewage facilities upgrade

 

This was discussed at a meeting with Brendan O’Hara MP on July 10. He asked to be kept informed

 

Priority 2 – Broadband Provision

 

An additional £42M has been approved by Scottish Government for fast broadband for hard to reach communities. It is still not clear if this will benefit local communities outwith the shore.

 

Priority 3 – Renewable Energy

 

A survey commissioned by Kirknewton Devlt Trust is planned.

 

 

Liaison

 

Forestry

 

A proposed new water supply to the Ardentinny Toilets (owned by FCS) is on hold.

 

Graham’s Point Community Park

 

Bruce continues to carry out maintenance work

 

The new goal nest have been installed

 

Renovation of the bus shelter is in progress.

 

 

Working Groups / Projects

 

 

Paths and Access

 

Will be involved in Cowal Fest

 

Historic Kilmun / Argyll Mausoleum Ltd (AML)

 

Gordon reported:

 

Cash flow remains an issue – one supplier who has been overpaid remains difficult
Water ingress under the main doors continues to be a problem
Lack of volunteers is constraining opening hours   

 

 

AOCB

 

The next Area Network meeting is on 26 August in Arrochar.

 

 

Date of next meeting

 

The next meeting of the Trust Board will be the AGM which will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 15 September (subsequently moved to 22 September) at the Pier Hotel, Kilmun

 




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