Bob Davidson (Chair),
John Thomson (Vice Chair), David Leslie, Ian Massie, Sam Andrew,
Colin Taylor, Gordon Brown and Dick Reville
AC Councillor P.
Johnston, Councillor J. Gifford, Steve Pratt (Ellon Police), Norma
Dougall (Minutes Secretary), and one member of the public.
Boughey, K. Crichton,
of Previous Meeting (21st
Minutes were proposed by
John and seconded by Ian, with all members in agreement.
Insp. Steve Pratt looked
at the crime figures in the area, which were as follows:
Low crime and negligible
seriousness – 20 in calendar year to date, 28 last year (2006),
and 14 in 2005.
have ‘Text a Cop’ – George Hall, Community Officer,
who deals with youth related issues, e.g. Pupils in Ellon Academy
have his number and can get in touch – so far he has had no
‘crank’ calls – The card issued to the pupils has
his number along with the Young Peoples Project number.
Also starting in
Off-Sales Challenge 21. This is an extension to the Proof of Over 18
Policy. They are also going to pilot marked carrier bags to check
which shop supplied the alcohol.
Insp. Pratt has also
asked if anyone has problems in getting answered by the Service Centre, if they could pass details on to the CC, they will be
forwarded on to him.
Steve also agreed to look
into protocol for B999 diversions following RTAs.
The CC are delighted with
the clear system of contact that has been established between Insp.
Pratt and the CC and his willingness to assist if practically
Barthol Chapel Matters
Grant – John to report to Formartine Partnership that
Tarves CC support the Barthol Chapel application.
BCCA Minutes –
Copy not yet received by TCC
Matters Arising from Minutes
Housing – Elaine Blaine to report management costs to CC.
Ref. Lane at the back – waiting on response from AC Law and
Car Parking Opposite
School – Support expressed for this from locals including
school bus operator. CC has sent letter of support.
Leask House –
John to contact Arthur re. Getting the books to members.
All Weather Court –
3 lights now okay, 1 still to be seen to – Colin to
(TBC News) – Next deadline Friday 23rd November
2007. - articles, etc. to be sent
to Moira Allan, 36 Bede Way, Tarves, or email@example.com
The Hut (Zone 98) –
Confirmation of insurance arrangements awaited from Neil. Colin
to pursue this and grant applications from Area Top-Up. To do.
School Extension –
AC local members to lobby for this to be prioritised as a matter
of urgency, due to the condition of the Horsa hut building. No
Porter (Council Property Services) and Head Teacher Marek Gorski, are
trying to arrange a meeting regarding this issue.
The Hut Representation
at CC - This is thought
possible, Colin to confirm.
Recycling and Waste
Issues – Guides and information – Dick to post in noticeboard.
Christmas Lights –
Sponsors appeal to be placed in TBC.
Haddo CPR –
Consultations meeting to be held on Thursday 15th
November 2007, in the Melvin Hall, members of the public are invited
School Nursery –
Storage container now in place. Extra costs incurred due to the
ramp, Councillor P. Johnston is monitoring this.
Braiklay Ave Recently vandalised - Glass is now to be replaced
with Perspex. Melvin Hall - Dick coating with preservative
and Ian has brackets.
Tarves Website –
Paul to speak with volunteer (Jim).
Glebe Field –
Bob still to speak to farmer re. Moving gate down to opposite
Local Member’s Report
Wind Turbines –
Sites approved at Courtstone, Denhill and Haddo – at ISC
Aberdeen Scotch Meat
Factory – Planning appeal allowed by Reporter. No action
from AC. Chair has written to Alex Salmond MSP who has passed it to
B999 Route Action –
We have been informed that there are no protocols in place for
diversions, when required. Councillor P. Johnston is going to make
enquiries with I Gabriel (Roads Dept.) to see what can be actioned on
Route – Public Meeting has been advertised in Newmachar at
beginning of October. We advise as many members of the public to
Formartine in Bloom –
Winner Fyvie, runners up Pitmedden, Tarves highly commended.
Mains of Tolquhon
Steading conversions –Agreed to respond as previously
discussed, information taking too long to be sent by Planning.
Maryville – At
8 Forbes View –
conservatory to rear extension – no comments
Revised plan – Still no use of granite – reiterate
7 Bede Way,– no comments
50 Pringle Avenue,– no comments
Burnside of Keillyford
- Dec. notice granting games room on 1½ Storey Granny Flat
Pre App discussion meeting in Abdn. for 3 proposed 119m turbines.
Roads, Paths and Signs
Braiklay Avenue –
Sign needs replaced – Paul has reported this.
Stuart Crescent –
Overhanging tree. GB to contact AC 01467 620981
crossroads – Sign needed to depict Oldmeldrum and signs for
Tarves from Oldmeldrum incl. By-pass – Graeme Steel looking
Disabled spaces in
Square – Roads dept. are assessing provision currently.
Potholes in Square etc
– NO PROGRESS.
Community Care info.
AC Insurance for CC’s info. – Paul to review and
Tarves School –
Chair has contacted all mid-Formartine members that they discuss
the issue of the school extension as a matter of urgency. No
progress as yet.
Ythsie/B999 junction –
Roads are to request landscaping and consider pushing for a layby
for safety to improve 2-way traffic – no progress.
Community Planning –
David to review P. Johnston also spoke about community profiles
– Colin Taylor to get in touch with Neil Ironside regarding
Recycling and Waste
Info. – more copies now received Dick to post on Noticeboard.
Received – Canach, Little Ythsie – replacement
Granted, Aberdeen Arms
House in Car Park – (amendments to conditions re. External
material) monocouche and galv. Rainwater goods – Refused.
Plants application –
Amenity Group to progress – to do.
Letter from Scottish
Water – Bob to write to.
Letters received –
Leader and Rural Aberdeenshire Questionnaire, Aberdeenshire
Community Planning Report – 2006/07, Local Transport Strategy.
Recycling at Pitmedden
– a vote of thanks to all involved, including Chris York,
Bert Innes. Well Done and Thank you! From a standing start,
50 tonnes have been processed. NB. Volunteers required to assist
with project – training will be given (use of chain saw, etc.).
Prop of Ythsie –
Maintenance – NO PROGRESS
Little Park Goalposts
– have been removed – Paul to progress return
grant – Dick/Sam to apply for this for Village
FAC reports –
now being sent to those CC’s that ask.
Friends of the Earth –
can be obtained at £3.00 per sheet or download free at
ASCC meeting in
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh on 3rd November 2007
Formartine Area Bus
Forum - meeting at Meldrum Academy on 9th October
Recycling Bins -CC
encourage residents to phone if they see any overflowing recycling
bins – phone to have emptied. (Number to call is on site).
Tree Road - CC
have had brought to their attention about cars parking on the
pavement – please try and park responsibly, remembering safety
and passage for pedestrians.
Last but not least, dog
fouling – PLEASE clear up after your dog.