of the meeting held on Tuesday 20th
Barthol Chapel School at 7.30pm
Bob Davidson (Chair), John Thomson (Vice Chair), Sam Andrew, Dick Reville,
Ian Massie, Linda Mackie (minutes), Ros Deane, Gordon Brown
Present: Councillor Paul Johnston, Alison Leith (Ellon Advertiser),
Kathleen Robertson (Ellon Times) and Roger Williams, Mackie Bruce &
Jim Hepburn of Barthol Chapel Community Association
behalf of the Barthol Chapel Community Association Roger Williams welcomed
everyone to Barthol Chapel.
Jenny Wagstaff, Colin Taylor
of July Meeting
Hall Notice board - Ian to check condition of notice board and Bob
to speak to Sandy Davidson about progress to date. Paul to contact
Jenny Wagstaff to find out who has key for bus shelter notice board.
- Pothole at church has been mended temporarily.
within Conservation Area - Aberdeenshire Council chief executive,
Alan Campbell, has responded to the letter from the CC regarding our
concerns about developments within Tarves conservation area. He stated
that there had been no maladministration on the part of the Council
and that consultations with outside ‘bodies’ is discretionary.
Paul has since met with Alan Campbell, George Chree of the planning
department and Eric Melrose. As a result of this meeting: ward
descriptions are to be included on planning applications to make it
easier for CCs to identify relevant applications; the descriptions of
sites to be improved; all planning applications relevant to Tarves
Community Council will automatically be posted out to the CC post box;
Chree and Melrose both willing to meet with Tarves CC. Bob to invite
them to next meeting on 17th September 2002 at 8pm to find out how
recent applications within conservation area have been passed and to
seek assurances that guidelines will be followed with regard to 2
sites currently being put forward for development within the cons.
Group - Next meeting 22nd August and John to attend and report
cars - Bob still to deal with this, and Linda to send Ellon Police
minutes, agendas and list of dates for next year in the hope that they
might send a representative along. Police report to be added to
signs - Paul to investigate.
Scotland fundraising - next meeting
of Tolquhon track - John has received 2 replies from regular users
and he will forward these.
bank on glebe/dog walk - Linda to ask Kirk Session property
- railings still not installed on Old Aberdeen Road. It was again
stressed that unless the skateboarders get together and prove that
there is a need for a facility in Tarves, very little can be done.
Crossroads - still no progress with improving safety. Bob to
contact Bill Lennox/Ian Rendall of Roads Dept to report poor
visibility at crossroads.
Orderly - has recently been appointed. Comments and appraisal
needed from villagers.
development - correspondence has been received from Alan Garvie of
Planning re ALP - ‘housing allocation has been removed but not
prohibited’ at Barthol Chapel.
shelter - progress has been made in that the Estates Surveyor has replied
saying that he has no significant objection to using part of the school
wall for the construction.
incident of dangerous driving was reported near Balgove junction. This was
reported to the police who dealt with the offending driver but who said
that the driver could not be charged because no-one was injured.
CC member from BC - no-one has been found as yet.
Community Councils will be expected to provide feedback - to be added to
agenda of next meeting.
for report from Donny and Colin.
Paths and Signs
- the planning department said they would write with details of the
process - nothing to date so Paul to investigate.
- SEPA currently being consulted as there appears to be a problem with
drainage on the site.
Croft, Delegated grant - may be delayed for drainage impact
Management Strategy - Dick attended a meeting on 19th July. Collecting
is a problem and much educating is needed to persuade householders to
segregate their waste to allow successful composting. Also, it was again
mentioned that if pressure is put on manufacturers to reduce packaging and
to encourage reuse of packaging waste management will be much more
successful. There was some discussion about whether incineration would be
necessary for a small amount of the waste - it was suggested that allowing
incineration simply encourages incineration.
Partnership - Bob to invite Kelly Birnie to October meeting.
to reply to local resident’s letter re concern about road signs.
from Alan Garvie stating that Finalised draft Aberdeenshire local plan
should be available for inspection from 30th Aug 2002 (and on the
website) and notice will be given in the press. Objections should be
submitted by Friday 11th October 2002.
CC Forum - agenda for 21st August 2002-08-22
of letter written (16.07.02) by Bob to Planning re proposed
development at Ladyleys
of response from Alan Campbell re planning applications in Tarves
has replaced broken spar on bench in square.
was reported that young folk are regularly going onto roofs of
buildings in the centre of the village - to be reported to the police.
railings on the bridge at the Sonah are in need of repair - Bob to
mention to Ian Rendall
Council is to supply the Amenity Group with plants for the tubs etc.
grass on the dog walk is proving difficult to cut. No solution was
found to this.
98 has been closed because of a lack of staff at Ellon Community
Centre. Linda to arrange a meeting of Paul, Rod Stone, users and
management committee to discuss.
damaged areas of the playing fields on Tolquhon Ave appear to be in
the process of being returfed.
request has been made for new Recycling Bins
Grass next to the Bowling green is being investigated.
is a drainage problem on the playing fields behind the school. An expert
has been consulted and a drain is to be dug diagonally across the field
below the path. Another drain may also be needed above the path.
Community Council Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th
September 2002 at 7.00pm in the school. The normal monthly meeting will
follow on immediately after the AGM. Meetings are always open to the