Old Luce Community Council Meeting
Monday 7th September, 2015
Fred Murray Chairman Ian Paterson Vice Chairman
Derek Sloan Treasurer Robert Higgins Secretary
Miskimmins, Elizabeth Innes, Gogie McKinstry, Caroline Heron, Diane Lowe, Irene Wilmont, Derek McDowall, and Tom McKie.
Attending: Matthew Harold, Free Press.
Councillor: R Tuckfield. Attending to – Use of CSOs
policy. Retrospective payment for public toilet seat repairs.
Business: -1 female arrested for assault following
an incident at St. John Street.
Damage caused to diesel tank at Whitecairn Farm.
vehicle RTC at A75, 1 male reported to the PF.
1 vehicle RTC on A747 junction at Auchenbrae,
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.
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
of Closure - 09:00 hours on 28/09/2015
to 23:00 hours on 17/12/2015
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
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
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.
5. Planning: Quarry Cottage. ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE AND FORMATION
OF NEW ACCESS (DEMOLITION OF EXISTING ABANDONED DWELLINGHOUSE)
6. Environment: New bridge on St Helena path done
and very good. Glen walk path diversion done.
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.
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.
August: Drawn by 1) M Harold
2) D McDowall 3) R Tuckfield.
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
Anniversary of present Glenluce Primary school any input in celebrations
welcomed. Ex. pupils photos/articles etc.
closed 9.45 p.m.
Next Meeting: 2nd November, 2015 at 8 pm in Glenluce Public Hall