Present: Councillors R.Davidson, (Chair and Minutes), J. Boughey,
I. Massie, B. McPetrie, C. Taylor, and J. Thomson.
Members Present:AC Councillors J. Gifford, P. Johnston, also Steve
Pratt and Iain Clark, (Grampian Police, Ellon) and 3 members of the
Councillors S. Andrew, G. Brown, K. Crichton, D. Leslie, D. Reville
and AC Cllrs. A. Hendry, J. Loveday
A formal notice of motion had been posted (along with agendas for
this meeting) to formally co-opt Barbara McPetrie as a member of TCC.
This motion was carried and Barbara was welcomed onto the Council. Bob
to inform Area Manager.
Report Inspector Pratt introduced PC Iain Clark from Ellon who
is now the Community Beat Officer for Tarves, Barthol Chapel and
Methlick areas. Steve reported that crime figures for the area for
priority crimes were low. On the A947, 40 people had been charged
recently with speeding and other motoring offences. Discussion and
concern re diversion routes for when an accident blocks this road
Steve and Iain to look into this, to avoid two way traffic using minor
routes around Barthol Chapel. Pub Watch scheme now includes both
hostelries in Tarves. Public meeting re Call/Service centre went well
with a number of improvements agreed. Police to monitor residents
parking in Mackie Avenue after complaints. Cllr Johnston to liaise
with Steve re all weather court lights repairs funding.
of Previous Meeting (15th May 2007) Minutes were proposed by John
and seconded by Colin, with all members in agreement.
Road junction at Balgove still requires repairs. Bob will
Enhancement Grant Both Bob and Dick had this year, again
explained to BCCA reps the procedure for applying for this.
Unfortunately the decision was taken to apply direct and the
application was returned to TCC for ratification, causing
unnecessary delay in the grant being made. TCC members agreed to
support the application.
Correspondence - Still no written response from BCCA to the letter
from TCC Bob has written again and Jonathan reported that this had
been discussed and a formal response would be sent in due course.
BCCA are aware that correspondence to TCC will now be via BCCA rep
or TCC Postbox. Informal letters received by TCC members to their
home address which are neither to TCC nor from BCCA are not
formally reported at meetings. The Chair had received such a
letter from Mackie Bruce. BCCA have requested a copy of TCC
constitution, which Chair will send.
arising (from minutes)
Avenue Affordable Housing Greig Munro to review the new
information re costings and the figures from the Housing in
Ballater. Paul to progress this.
Area Manager agreed to get a response from Planners. Still no
response from Jane Whyte No progress on response, Bob to write
again to Area manager.
Lay-by, Shelters in Square Bob has contacted John Shinnie PTU
who has agreed to liaise with Roads re bollards. It was suggested
that a wide Disabled space could be made nearest the new Bus
Shelter and a rail erected which would double as a barrier to
protect shelter as well as to house the Disabled space signs. This
was agreed Bob to contact Roads and PTU
Parking Opposite School Draft plans for lines were discussed,
it was agreed that yellow lines would be needed either side of zig
zags (at Bakery and Tolquhon Ave. junction). Bob to write to
Contacts Leask House - Paul to find out a contact with
experience in Trust Law. John to contact Arthur re. getting the
books to members.
Weather Court - Lights need repaired Landscape Services and
Education and Recreation disagree who is responsible Area
Manager to sort out.
Recycling Bin emptying frequency appears to have improved.
Newsletter (TBC News) First edition now available - articles
etc to be sent to Moira Allan, 36 Bede Way, Tarves or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hut (Zone 98) - Confirmation of insurance arrangements awaited
from Neil. Colin to pursue this and grant applications from
Area Top Up. Open Day on 2nd June went well with a sum of money
being raised, which may be used for decoration.
Formartine Ward AC Cllrs have still to rectify the problem of
who attends each CC meeting.
Extension AC Local members to lobby for this to be prioritised
as a matter of urgency, due to the condition of the Horsa hut
- Scheme proving popular, received grant from Formartine
- Dick currently coating with preservative. Ian has brackets.
Website - Keith to liaise with potential helper and Web group.
Field - Fencing Bob still to speak to farmer re moving gate
down to opposite cemetery entrance.
Weather Court - Paul has had agreement from Area Manager to
conclude who is responsible for maintenance.
Bus shelter for Duthie Road has now been installed.
Ave Housing Paul to meet with architect to ensure he has new
info and completed documents for AC in due course.
Turbines Hearing Meeting This seemed to go fairly well
Partnership / Board John had attended both meetings. Youth
Transport Grants - funds are almost all used. Presentations from
Making Meldrum Better and Woodhead SSI. Village Enhancement Grant
app from Barthol Chapel Community Association - passed to TCC to
approve and return.
- Colin attended meeting, Summer programme circulated. Various
programmes and schemes funded inc Youth work. Concern re clarity
of accounts at CDG
Forum Bob attended presentation by AC Landscape Services
who are now responsible for road verge cutting. Discussion on weed
Apps dealt with by Planning Sub Committee; -
House Various changes to Dwellinghouse and Garage No
Bank Duthie Rd. Internal Alts No comment,
Croft Revised Plans showing reuse of granite quoins in new
house No comment.
Turbines Site visits and Hearing now completed, should be at FAC
Grange, Duthie Road Appeal It would appear that the Public
Enquiry element has been cancelled, reason not known yet. Will
continue by written submissions.
Balgove FPP for Alts and Ext to Dwellinghouse resolved to
write asking for final design to be in line with policy for
Steading FPP for conversion to Dwellinghouse Supportive of
principle of conversions thus initially no comments - however it
was later resolved to respond seeking use of traditional materials
in line with similar application responses.
Little Ythsie FPP Replacement Dwellinghouse It was
reported that amended Plans would be soon be available showing
some design amendments.
Ythsie RMA for 4 Dwellinghouses Site 1 appears to have 2
separate applications currently. Awaiting clarification from
Notices for approval received for Little Meldrum- FPP for Ext. to
Telecoms mast Ancillary Development, Tanglewood, Craigdam
Erection of Garden Shed, Bede House various changes to
Dwellinghouse and Garage.
Paths and Signs
sign still awaited.
Croft housing street names now agreed Duthie Webster and
to Sonach - needs upgrading, particularly drainage issue
from Reverend Isabel Buchan. Bob to seek clarification.
Haddo Lane. No further info. A meeting was hosted by site owners
which Dick and AC Cllr Hendry attended. Members agreed to invite
owners to a future meeting to seek clarification on proposals. It
was agreed that given the site constraints most members disagree
with the principle of having a dwellinghouse sited there.
for Establishment of CCs Sam to review for next meeting.
Tennis Court, School Lane Proposal to lease for car sales
it was agreed that the suggested fees were inadequate. Bob to
contact garage owners
- Letter from Tarves resident re possible siting of trailer for
material to be composted. Paul to respond directly.
Croft Chair had been contacted by applicant who was concerned
at timescale for work commencing. Chair explained that revised
plans had not been received from Planning and as such no response
could be made.
and Waste Issues
and information pamphlets for display locally Given to BC for
noticeboard, Bob to request more for Tarves.
of Ythsie Maintenance - Keith Newton looking into budget
issues no update. Possibility of grant from landfill/landraise
tax scheme Paul to enquire.
Park - Fence Repairs It was suggested that a top rail should be
fitted to lengthen the lifespan of the existing fence. Also
Goalposts have been removed Paul to progress.
above minutes were approved at T.C.C. meeting on Tuesday 24th July 2007 in
Melvin Hall, Tarves.
next meeting is on Tuesday 21st August 2007 in Tarves School
7. 30 pm.
Council meetings are always open to the public.