Minutes of meeting held on Tuesday 26th June 2007 in the Castletown Drill Hall at 7:00pm.
E. Geddes, D. Fraser, A. Swanson, W. Swanson, A. Hill, I. Moodie (Village Officer), G. Calder (Press), R. Coghill, D. Bremner (Landward Caithness Councillors)
Others: L. Hossack, R. Gunn, G&J Dare
M. Cormack, I. Calder
2/MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING AND MATTERS ARISING FROM THEM:
The minutes of the last meeting held on 31st May 2007 were read and agreed as a true record.
3/VILLAGE OFFICER UPDATES
Bin at Heritage Trail had not been replaced when Morrisons completed work.
Reinforcing work carried out at the harbour road to prevent erosion, stones now seen to be coming out so work should be done as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Waste recycling paper bin not being emptied enough.
Improvements have been carried out at Olrig Cemetery.
Bridges at Sand End - Landward Caithness Councillor Robert Coghill said that he would take the matter up with ward manager David Sutherland.
Levelling of ground at the West End of village still to be carried out.
Over hanging trees are not the responsibility of the council but of the land owner.
Letters received were discussed and noted as follows:
A proposal to appoint a civic head was supported by community councillors.
Ward forum meetings are due to be held over the course of the year; chairpersons and secretaries of community councils will be invited to the relevant meetings.
£56,000 has been allocated to the Landward Caithness area from the Highland Councils Discretionary Fund.
4 concerned residents from Stanergill Crescent were present at the meeting, however, at this time the community council was not in the position to pass on any information regarding planning applications etc.
It was suggested that the 30mph speed limits at the 3 entrances to Castletown should be moved back in a bid to deter speeding motorists. It was stated that a young child was killed on the Stanergill stretch of road a number of years ago.
The Princes Foundation and Princes Regeneration Trust are to hold a public meeting in the Drill Hall on Monday 2nd July and a workshop on Tuesday 3rd July with further workshops at the end of July/beginning of August. No further details available.
Being no further business the date for the next meeting was set for Tuesday 28th August 2007 at 7:30pm in the Castletown Drill Hall.
The meeting closed at 20:15hrs.