reported that there had only been one call to them from a Tarves resident since the beginning of December 2003
which suggests to them that there are no problems in Tarves.It
was pointed out that the length of time it takes for a phone call to the police to be connected to the Ellon
office (up to 45 minutes) might be putting people off, thus contributing to what appears to be a low number of
spoke to Inspector Wallace about goods vehicles using the Deer Dyke road.It was pointed out that this is not an offence, but there had previously been an unwritten agreement
that use of the road by quarry traffic would be kept to a minimum.Goods
vehicles are using the road on a more regular basis again.It was
agreed that TCC should write to the quarry operator to encourage them to use the main roads whenever possible.
is to contact MrTawse
at the Bourrachie about his concerns regarding speeding traffic at his corner and
to check on ownership of the blue van parked outside the surgery as it appears to have been abandoned.
to provide the CC with cards giving details of the contact new Police telephone number
(0845 600 5 700).
3.Minutes of December Meeting
proposed by Sam
and seconded by Gordon.
amendments are on hold.
to investigate the dog walk.
has written to MaureenCorley
asking for feedback following her visit to Tarves but no response as yet.
new Christmas lights will be handed over to the Community Council – Dick/John to ask DavidPresly
to put this in writing.It was noted that our insurance does not
cover us for equipment damage.The lights are currently being
stored in the loft at the MelvinHall.
has been nothing conclusive as to whether money is available from the MRC upgrade budget for fencing at the
village recycling centre.
reported that the new Barthol Chapel signs had not yet arrived but a note from Paul
mentioned that the signs have been agreed and that the 30mph sign will be incorporated into the village sign.
Burns Supper has been organised by the BC Community Association on Friday 30th January.
read out his report.
more information on Mackie Avenue
has been no progress with the bus shelter in the square.
has been a complaint about double decker buses parking in and around the square
and this is being dealt with.
Estate is in the process of doing a planning brief for their proposed development at the site on the right as
you leave the village heading towards Braiklay Crossroads.
Skaters’ have received a grant of £2500 from Formartine Area Committee.The skateboarders are to go ahead with their consultation with the residents who live near the proposed
skatepark site.The skateboarders have
asked if they can do a 5 minute presentation at the next CC meeting and this was agreed upon.Linda
to contact LindaDawson
to arrange and to ask the group to present the results of their consultation.
a visit by the ‘Scrutiny Committee’ to the Tarves school kitchens recently Paul
was misquoted in the press and he pointed out that all the kitchen equipment meets all health standards.Paul
is hoping that the kitchens will be upgraded but the Committee has not reported on their findings.
is dealing with requests to improve drainage on the Raxton/Sonach road.
has been a request for ALL accidents on the B999 to be reported to the police.
intends meeting with Rod Stone (Education) to discuss the all-weather court.Colin
to let Paul
know that there is only one light working at the all-weather court.
Network Development Group
reported that NeilIronside,
the Senior Youth Worker, is liaising with ChristianRobson, with the intention of encouraging Mother & Toddler and Playgroup
parents, and those living in sheltered housing, to join IT courses.
was at the meeting.He reported that there is a new shift pattern
at Oldmeldrum as of January 12th.There is now only one
member of staff based at Oldmeldrum who will be out on the beat.It
is his intention that Ellon and Inverurie police offices should be manned 24 hours per day.
Partnership - John
to attend a meeting on 21st January.
attended a Tourist Group meeting last week.A representative from
Aberdeenshire Tourist Board attended the meeting and explained that they are encouraging venues to be
advertised under ‘Aberdeenshire’ rather than ‘Formartine’ as people tend not to know where Formartine
has re-submitted the proposed walks in the Tarves area but did not include the proposed Heritage Walk around
the village – this will be included at a later date.
Paths and Signs
wrote to Bill Lennox (Roads) asking that the proposed 20mph zone be extended to encompass the regular crossing
point near the Melvin Hall, and that signs be positioned where they will not be obstructed by parked vehicles.He also asked that the Headmaster at Barthol Chapel School be fully consulted re the extent of the
are holes in the road at Duthies, the Old Inn, Braiklay
Avenue, and in the pavement on Tree
Road.These will be reported.
of the proposed work at Braiklay Crossroads were handed round.Work
was to have started yesterday (Monday 19th January 2004).Members were reasonably happy with the plans although concern was expressed about the angle the
footpath from the village will take at the crossroads and the uneven and narrow verge at this point.
were no matters outstanding.
Local Plan team has indicated that they have been advised not to accept the original (1980) Conservation Area
documents for the new Aberdeenshire Local Plan and will be including the 1995 draft despite our
planning application submitted by Tarves Heritage Project detailing the proposed harling, the finish on the
gable wall, the addition of a clock and amended window type was heard by Formartine Area Committee today.The Committee decided to allow the clock and the amended window type to go ahead.They deferred decision on the other items to allow a site visit and meeting to be arranged with
themselves and representatives of the Tarves Heritage Group, Tarves Community Council, Planners and Heritage
Officers to discuss the wider issue of the Tarves Conservation Area.Bob
to contact the Area Office to suggest a meeting on Tuesday 3rd February 2004
to book the school.John,
willing to attend.
Local Plan process has been deferred again, due to errors in advertising.
has been no update on the Smiddy development.Bob
has written to MargaretCurran
asking for clarification on the inconsistencies relating to this and other recentapplications in the Conservation Area.
of letter sent by Scotia Homes to Aberdeenshire Council Landscape Services stating that in order for AC to
adopt open space in a development at Insch, AC based the charge levied on Scotia
Homes on a 10 year multiple.Scotia Homes have requested that the
same levy be charged for their work at the Oakwood Park site, rather than the 15 year multiplier which has
of 13 Braiklay Avenue
has been proposed for co-option onto the Tarves Community Council by IanMassie
and seconded by LindaMackie.Linda
to contact Area Office for advice on procedure.Dick
to approach another possible member.
was reported that the Tarves Heritage Project has not applied for inclusion in the Public Internet Access
Points initiative as the group have already been given a grant for the purchase of computers.
to contact AC regarding timing of visit by Design Awards 2004 jury and will complete application if proposed
for the proposed extension to the house at 12
Pringle Avenue were discussed.There were no objections.
13.The next meeting will be
held on Tuesday 17th
in Tarves School at .Members of the public are welcome.