Killearnan Community Council
Draft minutes of Meeting
Tore Primary School, Thursday 26th May 2016, 7.30pm
Chair & Secretary Vice-chair Treasurer
Anne Mackay Alasdair Cameron Andrew Mackay
Cnoc Eile Beg Wellhouse Farm Swallow House
Tore Killearnan Tore
By Muir of Ord By Muir of Ord By Muir of Ord
Tel: 01463 811336 Tel: 01463 870416 Tel: 01463 811980
Ms A Dalgetty
Mr A Cameron Mr S Hudson
Mr A Mackay Mr I Fraser
Mr K Mackenzie
Mrs A Mackay
Cllr I MacCallum
Ms Sheena Taylor
Mrs M Steven
Minutes of 31st March 2016 approved by Mr A Cameron and Mr A Mackay
- No application was put forward to the Postcode Local Trust as funds were more aimed at projects on a larger scale.
Main Items attached to this minute, circulated at the meeting.
There had been a good response to the Newsletter request for details of broadband speeds from residents. The emails had been passed on to the MP.
Cllr McCollum referred to the widespread concern over poor broadband speeds and informed that HC had rolled out stage one of the programme and had begun stage two. There was no timescale for completion due to State Aid Funding delays. There is a public service order due in 6 months which should improve the position. HIE would be issuing information on progress with the next fortnight.
Ms Dalgetty informed that the BICC meeting had given details of useful websites.
www.blackislecommunitybraodband.co.uk and the company AB INTERNET (www.WIRELESS.abinternet.co.uk . The cost involve an initial fee of approx £150 and running cost similar to other internet providers. Landline phone calls free.
These details to be included in the Newsletter.
Transport Scotland confirmed that BEAR are monitoring the signs and asked KCC to remind residents that pedestrians do not have right of way on the crossing.
The fixing of one of the streetlamps at the crossing is weakening the field fence. This to be reported to Transport Scotland.
Knochbain and Rosemarkie CC are advising drives to use A9 roundabout and avoid the village of Munlochy. This would lead drivers into equally hazardous road conditions with the bottleneck at Tore and the heavy flow of traffic from the North, Dingwall and the west. Recent housing developments have increased the amount of traffic coming the east. Cllr McCallum advised that only two small developments, one at Munlochy and one at Greenside were yet to be completed. KCC asked the Councillor to press for the long requested 20mph limit from before the entrance to the Bannerman’s Transport Filling Station,, Lorry Park and Café.
Cllr McCallum asked whether speeds were being monitored on that stretch of the road.
A Jetpatcher has been hired for 32 days and HC have purchased one, due in August. Concentration is now to be placed on side roads. There had been a 30 years cutbacks in funding for road maintenance. Residents are encouraged to report potholes via www.fixmystrret.com and www.highland.gov.uk/info/2005/roads_and_pavements/96/road_faults.
The Tore Sign at School road end has still not been moved. It is obstructing visibility and is therefore dangerous.
Police Crime Report
Ward and Local Policing
Activities conducted over the reporting period to support those priorities.
1. Road Safety
2. Antisocial Behaviour
3. Alcohol/Drug Abuse
The following are the crimes, offences and antisocial behaviour and other incidents of note dealt with between 31/03/2016 and 26/05/2016:
1 Person charged with Drink Driving.
3 Persons charged with Dangerous / Careless Driving.
2 Persons charged using mobile phone whilst driving.
3 Persons charged driving with no MOT.
1 Person charged with no insurance.
7 Persons charged with other road traffic offences - This included Insecure Loads, Number Plate offences and minor non-reportable RTCs.
1 Person charged with Possession of Drugs.
1 Theft OLP at Spud Hut, Garguston – Enquiries still progressing into this and other like offences.
Rabbit Infestation. HC replied very constructively to our concerns and some work has
been carried out. It was suggested that a local ferreter be used to help reduce the rabbit population in the nearby wood at the appropriate time of year. KCC is to contact Colin Clerk about other forms pest control possible. A notice will be included in the Newsletter requesting help from volunteers.
The Tore disused playground is being used as a dumping ground. HC to be informed.
Ferintosh CC has introduced a Link Scheme to help residents access public transport.
BIC – Black Isle Cars. It is operating in the Ferintosh area.
This service was discussed at the last BICC meeting.
In order to provide the service for those in need, 3 volunteer responders are required as keyholders for each vulnerable person. Item for the Newsletter.
Meeting Closed at 8.50 pm Next meeting Thursday 25th August, 7.30pm
BROADBAND From Ian Blackford
Just to keep you informed on our progress we have written to a number of the constituents regarding the broadband issue to request their full contact details including their addresses.
When I have received their replies we will then contact BT to see what can be done.
thank you again for bringing this to our attention and I will keep you informed of any progress.
Steven Steven Brown
Office Manager to Ian Blackford MP
29 High Street