Old Luce Community Council Meeting
Monday 2nd June, 2014
Ian Paterson-Vice Chairman
Robert Higgins - Secretary
Derek Sloan – Treasurer
Joan Miskimmins, William & Elizabeth Innes,
Julie-Anne Copeland, Tom McKie, Diane Lowe and Irene Wilmont.Eleanor McKinstry (for Gordon McKinstry – 100 Club Draw)
Caroline Heron, Gordon
McKinstry, Derek McDowall and Cllr. R Tuckfield.
Councillor: Jim McClung.
Police: P C Gayle Allison
Members of the Public: Jane McDowall.
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Proposed: Billy Innes Seconded:
Ian Paterson. AGREED.
Bicycle accident on Glenluce by-pass appears no one else involved.
Some Glenwhan signs interfering with vision lines - at west junction to
Traffic Dept will be advised.
Viaduct area; small quad performance vehicles being unloaded
and using old A75.
Times and any information to be
collated for enforcement.
Gayle on Commonwealth Games Baton duty so may be absent for a few meetings
will advise on matters per secretary emails.
4. Presentation by Robert Mately, Community Officer.
A leaflet with information and contact numbers will be placed in appropriate information
sites. The main content of Robert’s presentation was a synopsis of what is under “what we can do to help”
section. The increasing penalties were also advised viz. Litter up to £80 spot fine; dog fouling
£40 and fly-tipping £200. This was followed by a Q & A session; couple worthy of attention
– dogs must be on leads in graveyard/cemeteries. Public drinking like outside Hanover Sq. toilets are a police matter.
Agreed to revisit disabled access after completion of the skateboard facility.
6. Skate Park Presentation
7. Wind Farm Business
Wind who applied 2 years ago for the Gass area are now taken over and re-
– Meikle Float area. Some general enquiry on Killgallioch extension and trust
funding.8. Wind Farm Trust Update
major launch of the Trust will take place on 23rd June. C.C. & Trust members to
name badges. Tea and sandwiches to be arranged, best estimate and other arrangements to be finalized at meeting on 16th June.
Maintenance –Fineview access road being undermined by burn, further work probably required.
This should be evidenced at that time.
Old A75 thro’ Dunragit requires considerable resurfacing/repair.
require cutting back. Schedule should start soon, check please.
4. Hammerhead west end of Motehill requires clearing. – possibly DGHP
Scotland objecting to demolition of King’s Arms. Surprising since they didn’t attend
previously and show little interest in Glenluce Abbey, their own property, which no longer even has an attendant nor is it
open to the public.
6. Lack of litter bins in certain parts of the village, especially around the church hall. New bins to be requested
particularly for waste flowers/cleaning materials from the graveyards.
The wall at North St. needs safety assessment/corrective works.
DGHP may have a part responsibility.
8. Stairhaven. C.C. Members will undertake a site visit to draw up a first stage
assessment for future development.
10. Community Website
Joan Miskimmins agreed to continue with the website.
100 Club June Draw- Drawn by J McDowall
1st prize £100 – Fred Murray
2nd prize £50 – Andrew Copeland
3rd prize £25 – Jimmy Laverie
Roan cleaning reqd. Motehill and Sun St. Contact DGHP for tenants.
The amount of flowers planted around the village
to be re-assessed for 2015.
McKie thanked the C.C. for the outdoor classroom purchased for the school.Special
Meeting – Monday 16th June, 2014 Glenluce Public Hall 8.00pm
Next Meeting – Monday, 1st September, 2014 Glenluce Public Hall 8.00pm
Meeting Closed: 10 p.m.