Community Council Minutes 28 February 2019
CARRBRIDGE & VICINITY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD IN VILLAGE HALL ON
Thursday 28th February 2019 at 7.30pm
PRESENT: A Kirk (Chair), K Adamson, A Buttress, R McInnes, C Miller, D Ritchie, G Dyer (Minutes)
IN ATTENDANCE: L Anderson, D Stott, Mr & Mrs Campbell, J Roberts, J Rice, D Henderson, Mr & Mrs Ralston, H Moodie, K Clinton, C Robertson (CNPA), A Walker-Dean, K Martin.
APOLOGIES: Cllr W Lobban
MINUTES OF MEETING 31/1/19: Approved A Buttress/C Miller
A9 Dualling – Promise of survey into NMU path from Transport Scotland, but no guarantee about it being progressed or its construction detail. Objections stand.
Speeding – At request of Chair, D Stott gave an update on situation so far and distributed details of the operation of the scheme which she had received from Police Scotland. She awaits further details in respect of a scheme not using speed guns. Costings are currently being carried out. Details are still awaited from THC in respect of timing of the agreed additional road markings etc on Grantown Road and cost of speed signs.
The additional and renovated road markings etc will happen in the summer along with the countdown 30mph signs at the Dalmore entrance to the village.
Attendance at THC Area Committee Meetings – It was agreed to delete from Agenda, pending further details from THC.
New Street Name H2 – Within a short timescale, we submitted several names, but decision will be taken by THC.
Scheme for Community Councils – Comments by CC members on the proposals for changes to the scheme should be made to A Buttress, who has produced an excellent precis of interim report.
Capercaillie Project – Carolyn Robertson gave a report on the project to date:-
“The Cairngorm Capercaillie Project is now underway, focussing solely on researching, piloting and developing ideas related to Capercaillie conservation and some of that work is taking place in Carrbridge.
The project has a cash budget of £517,700 including a grant of £346,500 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The project is Park wide and currently identifies opportunities for improved and increased habitat for capercaillie, assessing the genetic health of the birds and identifying options for predator control in capercaillie areas across the Park.
Within Carrbridge the project is currently seeking thoughts and ideas about capercaillie related events, signage, local stories, the role of the Capercaillie Community Ranger and volunteering.
Two events were held in the Village Hall on 7 & 9 Feb seeking people’s opinions on these areas of work. The event was open to all Carrbridge residents and interested parties. In total the events were attended by 45 Carrbridge residents and 32 others.
To canvas further opinions the Carrbridge Capercaillie Ranger is hosting drop-in sessions in the village on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. See the Carrbridge Nature noticeboard outside the old Police Station for the times and locations of these drop-in sessions. An online survey ( www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/caper) is also available for people to share their ideas and, starting w/b 4 March, the CCCR, Emma and Project Manager Carolyn, will be visiting all households in the village.
An event will also be held in mid April to share the findings from the above.
An event will also be held in the Village Hall on 16 March for people specifically interested in volunteering to help capercaillie. Please keep an eye on the CarrbridgeNature noticeboard outside the Old Police Station for more information.
On 11 March the CCCR, Emma, will be running capercaillie related activities for pupils in CarrbridgePrimary School.
For more information about the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emma on 07773475559 or 01479780403.”
FINANCIAL REPORT : Current Balance £5123.93
GOLDEN SPURTLE : C Miller reported that the organising committee had 7 workstreams in operation and that everything appeared on track. The Budget had been approved by the Directors of Carrbridge Ahead and was forecasting a surplus. The Logo design was eagerly awaited.
“Glamping Pods” – comments submitted as previously agreed.
HI Development – still awaiting details of pre-application exhibition from applicant in respect of submission under current 5 Year plan. It was noted that traffic counters have been deployed along Carr Road.
2020 LDP – comments required by 4th April.
2019/0034 – Car Park – CC had agreed to submit neutral response but after listening to concerns of those present in respect of wording of applicant’s supporting documentation, a revised wording was subsequently agreed by councillors and submitted 1st March.
Association of Community Councils – Meeting to be held in Carrbridge 5th March.
Mannfield Place Footpath – It was agreed to seek estimates to upgrade this path, which is a popular route into the woods. The landowner has given approval.
Community Housing Forum – A Kirk reported that at the recent CNPA Community Housing meeting, it was reported the CNPA estimated that about 18% of houses were second homes, self-catering or Ayrbnb etc.
With the prospect of more housing becoming available following the H2 development, efforts should be made to ensure that people have their names down on the housing register. It was agreed to publicise locally by poster and social media.
Annual Insurance – It was pointed out we would be liable to pay the premium ourselves this year, rather than having it taken from our grant. It will be due end of March.
ANY OTHER COMPETENT BUSINESS:
Parking – it was agreed that A Buttress would Email B Lobban asking whether it was feasable to introduce 15 minute parking restriction on the bridge.
A hole was reported in the road at the triangle at the top of Main St and requested that it be attended to prior to more damage and flooding.
There was a request for a recycling bin in the village car park.
The meeting closed at 2053 hrs. Date of next meeting Thursday 28th March 2019