Old Luce Community Council Meeting
Monday 2nd February 2015
Fred Murray Chairman
Ian Paterson Vice
Joanne Miskimmins, Gordon McKinstry,
Elizabeth Innes, Derek Sloan, Robert Higgins,
P C Allison
Press: Curtiss Wilson, Free Press.
In Attendance: Rowan Armstrong; Galloway Fisheries Trust, Cara Gillespie; Foundation Scotland, Cllr
Tribute was paid to Billy Innes who died following a period of ill health. Members
agreed he will be sadly missed.
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
Proposed: Fred Murray Seconded:
Joanne Miskimmins AGREED.
One member from each Community Council will be allowed
to attend Wigtown West Area Committee meetings.
Decision letter from EDF
not to proceed with Elrig Windfarm
Meeting to be held at Douglas Ewart School
on 18th February at 7.30pm to discuss Education
Wind Farm Trust.
Cara Gillespie advised that the Trust will be administering
an annual income of approximately £300K on behalf of Old Luce Community once all the farms are complete. She asked
for the Community Council’s support to establish a steering group to develop a community plan in the first instance,
prior to setting up a Community Development Trust to take this forward. The Trust will recruit a form of consultants to gain
the views of Old Luce residents on how the money should be spent. She hopes a draft plan will be drawn up by the summer.
Members agreed to establish the steering group as soon as possible.
Rowan explained the Trust is trying to set up groups of volunteers
to clean up the river banks. She was advised to make contact with the local clubs, details of which were provided.
Both Christmas parties were a success.
CC members are grateful for the assistance given by the Youth Club and all those who participated.
7. Website: Trust and WCGC links already on site.
* Notice of new all Scotland Community Councils website. www.communitycouncils.org.uk
February Winners: £100
James Blackwood, £50 Joanne Cameron, £25 Cathy Copeland
The school brae has yet to be re-tarred
– the work should have been carried out last year. Cllr McClung will chase up.
Head teacher wants to arrange a photograph showing how the monies it’s received from the Trust have been used.
Transport Scotland have advised
junctions signs which have been poorly sited will be moved.
Next Meeting – Monday,
6th April-, 2015 Glenluce Public Hall 8.00pm