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Old Luce Community Council serves a population of around 1,300 people in Glenluce and the surrounding area.

The AGM of the Community Council is held in May and council meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, starting at 8pm.

Officers of the council are:
Chairman: Mr Fred Murray
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Vice Chairman: Mr Ian Paterson
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Secretary: Mr Robert Higgins

Treasurer: Mr Derek Sloan

Community Councillor: Mrs Julie-Anne Copeland

Community Councillor: Mrs Elizabeth Innes 

Community Councillor: Mrs Caroline Heron

Community Councillor: Miss Diane Lowe

Community Councillor: Mr Tom McKie

Community Councillor: Mr Gordon McKinstry

Community Councillor: Mrs Joan Miskimmins

Community Councillor: Mrs Irene Wilmont

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Minutes of the September Meeting of Old Luce Community Council

Old Luce Community Council Meeting

Monday 7th September, 2015



Fred Murray Chairman Ian Paterson Vice Chairman

Derek Sloan Treasurer Robert Higgins Secretary

Committee: Joan Miskimmins, Elizabeth Innes, Gogie McKinstry, Caroline Heron, Diane Lowe, Irene Wilmont, Derek McDowall, and Tom McKie.

Apologies: None

Attending: Matthew Harold, Free Press.

Councillor: R Tuckfield. Attending to – Use of CSOs policy. Retrospective payment for public toilet seat repairs.

Police Business: -1 female arrested for assault following an incident at St. John Street.

Damage caused to diesel tank at Whitecairn Farm.

2 vehicle RTC  at A75, 1 male reported to the PF.

1 vehicle RTC on A747 junction at Auchenbrae, Auchenmalg,

One female reported to the P.F. Disturbance in North Street. 1 female arrested for a Breach of the Peace.

Disturbance outside the Crown Hotel, enquiries on-going.

Children have been reported to be on the outer area of the bridge over the new road at Dunragit. Any information phone 101.

05/09/15 @ 1915 hours – Derelict building on fire. Call received stating that there was a fire within the Kings Arms Hotel.  The Fire Brigade and Police attended.  Enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the fire.  A known male attended at the Kings Arms whilst the fire service was still in attendance and began to make a nuisance of himself by shouting, swearing and causing a scene, despite being asked numerous times by Fire Brigade staff to desist. The male then assaulted two members of the fire service. He was detained and later charged with the relevant offences. 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: C3w Glenluce - Glassoch Road between Garvilland Farm access and Glenchamber Farm access for Replacement of Drumphail Bridge with a new structure plus a length of carriageway. Reconstruction to allow passage of windfarm turbine components to Glenchamber Wind farm. Alternative Routes: via C3w, C22w, A75(T), A747, C3w and vice versa. Emergency access will NOT be available during the bridge works. Pedestrian access will NOT be maintained

Timing of Closure - 09:00 hours on 28/09/2015 to 23:00 hours on 17/12/2015

DANGEROUS DRIVING  Enquiries are being carried out in relation to a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre, three a breast overtake whilst crossing double white lines in the face of oncoming traffic. A75 Gretna to Stranraer road, eastbound carriageway near to Glenluce. This is still an ongoing investigation and the driver of the lorry is to be traced.

Damage to school property to be followed up.

1. Minutes Previous Meeting: Prop: J Miskimmins Sec: E Innes. AGREED.

2. Matters Arising: Kings Arms awaiting Building Warrant for agreed demolition over winter. Amended scheme update.

Alan Ross agreed Depute Returning Officer. Update on Glenchamber windfarm (meeting arranged). Skateboard park to be sealed and cured, expected use end September. Official opening day arranged 24rd October by Chris Kyle, Stranraer world renowned professional skateboarder. Fineview-Viaduct road marked off for reinforcement works. Further endeavours for loan of Millar collection.

3. Correspondence: Employer Ins Cert.; DGC-CC Survey-responses for secretary to deal with; 3rd Sector Health Survey-not applicable; VBRP and Fairer Scotland event invites-no volunteers to attend; Introduction letter from new Chief Executive Loreburn Housing. An invite for volunteers to work on surveys with Edinburgh University (Carol Porteous). Post Office update –negotiations ongoing for cover.

4. Community: Turbine Day, enjoyed by all attendees. New Luce win the trophy. Suggested a meeting be held prior to next year to lay out details, rules, events etc. TBA.

OPEN DAY: 29th August. 65 adult residents and 20 young people attended. Total survey responses 30% + which is double normal expected for this type of survey. Very constructive and positive day with excellent proposals. 1st class catering by Julie McKie.


6. Environment: New bridge on St Helena path done and very good. Glen walk path diversion done.

The Community Council members wished their thanks to volunteers Mr. John Johnstone and Mr. Charlie McWilliam minuted. A letter of thanks has been sent by the Vice Chairman regarding their litter picking and cutting common grass areas. They have also maintained the Right of Way, cutting back bushes and clearing invasive weeds. It was agreed to purchase appropriate treatments to assist them in control of same.

New hinges to be fitted to Dunragit information board. Signage and works to be done to define lorry park.

7. Windfarms: SSE Community Fund criteria and requests. Gass update. Barlockhart Fuel Fund – Contact S Forster to see if anything qualifying arising.

8. Trust: 25-05-2015 Awards – Glen of Luce Community Association £2,000 for kitchen and fire precaution works. Old Luce CC £715 Install roller blinds in public hall.

100 Club August: Drawn by 1) M Harold 2) D McDowall 3) R Tuckfield.

Winners: £25 D Sloan £50 Dorothy McDowall and £100 Jill Murray.

September: Drawn by 1) C Heron 2) I Wilmont 3) ????

Winners: £25 J Murray £50 E Copeland Jnr. and £100 Sandra Copeland

AOCB: 50th Anniversary of present Glenluce Primary school any input in celebrations welcomed. Ex. pupils photos/articles etc.

Meeting closed 9.45 p.m.

                                      Next Meeting: 2nd November, 2015 at 8 pm in Glenluce Public Hall 

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