Old Luce Community Council Meeting
8 p.m. Monday 5th December, 2016
Fred Murray Chairman Ian Paterson Vice Chairman
Robert Higgins Secretary Derek Sloan Treasurer
Committee: Mike Lane, Joan
Miskimmins, Irene Wilmont. Gogie McKinstry, Caroline Heron and Elizabeth Innes
Euan Maxwell, Free Press
Business: PC Allison, no other reports. Extra patrols on roads and make sure to watch cash when shopping and put
property in boot of car. Ensure use internet sites with “Padlock” logo when purchasing on it.
Public and Presentation:
Messrs A Irvine from Luce Abbey Masonic and Dr Miscampbell who gave a talk on defibrillators. Afterwards, CC agreed to further
investigation and possible public training classes for Heart Start.
1. Minutes Previous Meeting:
Prop: E Innes Sec: G McKinstry AGREED.
2. Matters Arising: Party updates
£150 + selection boxes for kids and lights on, incl. mulled wine and mince pies for attendees. Adult party catering
by C Heron.
Correspondence: Letter requesting Hall Fees from Glen of Luce WRI. £144 Agreed.
4. Development Trust report: See
Club DRAWS – All to be done at Senior Party.
AOCB: Chairman commented on the excellent cleaning service for the toilet and
winter opening success. Chairman to liaise with Community Service and Fishing Club regarding tree felling.
Closed 9.40 pm.
Next Meeting 6th March,
2017 @ 8PM in Glenluce Public hall.
OLDT Minutes 3rd January 2017 7.30pm - Glenluce Public Hall
Present: Drew Sloan, Michael
Lane, Lorna McDowall, Nigel Miscampbell, Caroline Heron, Joyce Stewart.
Apologies: David Burl, Richard Rankin, Diane Lowe.
Dunragit Initiative being driven by Diane, consultation and community ‘buy-in’ established. Looking to get steering
group formed for village facility.
Communications Platform, including website - ML to finalise details with shortlisted
companies, with view to driving down costs. Doug summers/Lamont Designs finalists.
Business Group – Application submitted to OLDF for funding to purchase Da Pratos corner.
Survey by chosen company cannot be done until after Feb. Architects who reviewed the site noted a number of design options
and concerns, these will be developed over coming 8 weeks.
Brambles - Scottish Land Fund Application – Meeting with agent for SLF in Dec at Brambles. Very helpful and outlined
requirement for 3 valuation quotes and 3 feasibility quotes to proceed to application. Funding for development of business
case, and engagement of professional services to do work subsequently obtained. If case proves solid, we can apply for 80-100%
for the purchase of Brambles. This will NOT affect any applications done for Dunragit in the future as it is looked on as
a separate community (according to SLF). This meets the remit from original consultation to provide meeting place, with food
and beverage provision, as well as restore street scape, and utilise derelict buildings.
Discussions surrounding accessing
money from other sources as well as the Old Luce Community Fund and Scottish Land Fund. Time sensitive as trying to access
funds from SLF prior to the end of current year.
Wemyss Estates and ‘Balkail Glen’ – community handover proceeding well. Legal expenses for the
transfer of The Glen have been applied for from OLDF.
Viaduct Lights – reported back total costs of running
the lights, well done to Richard Rankin for installation fo new light stand, and connecting lights, including meter. Community
Council has kindly offered to cover costs of electricity.
Christmas Lights – Awaiting D&G Council to quote price for installing and removing Christmas lights.
Quotes being sought from 3 suppliers. Survey of Main Street residents about participation in the lights installation, may
include installing hooks on buildings, and use of street light posts. Plan to have funding submission in by May, with lights
contracted and ready for this coming Christmas. Decided to have full length of village included in lighting plan.
The board was pleased to see the demolition of Old Kings Arms and await with interest to see
Public Hall – board discussed this big project and have sought to undertake
a feasibility study of community ownership. Meeting sought with council.
ML brought meeting to a close at 9pm.
Next Meeting Wednesday 25th January 2017@ 7.30pm Glenluce