Polmaise Community Council
Minute of Meeting
Monday 19th July 2021 @19:00
Billy Bruce, Chair
Alex Fraser- Vice Chair
Karen Perrie - Treasurer
Gayle Jeffery - Secretary
Sharon McGrouther - Community Engagement Officer
Ross Forbes, project manager - SP Transmissions
David Perrie - Associate Council Member
Kevin Jack - Planning Officer
Recording of Declarations of Interest
No Declarations of interest
Adoption of previous meeting(s) minutes – 21st June 2021 and 17th May 2021
June 21st cannot be approved as there was not enough members
Karen proposed the minutes from May approved and Alex seconded it
Alex emailed Spen but the worker was on holiday so could not come to the meeting
to discuss the skate park. Will try and get them invited to the next meeting.
Ross has taken over the community projects. Currently constructing a footpath/
cycle path from Throsk and Fallin, this started on May 3rd 2021. Road closures
Committed to do the work under phase three but there is a foot way along Manor
Powis roundabout to Alloa Road and Causewayhead which has been closed and
they cannot work while it is closed down, but they think it is due to open on the
2nd August starting.
Organising with land owners as they cannot go up the side of the road due to
Manor Nuke Farm delayed till the end part of the project needing drainage there.
Limited there due to wild flowers.
Foot path to be started in BofA
Applied for skate parks in Fallin has not been brought to the table, the amount of
reinvestment to the road is taking up all funds that would be used for other
Applied for this over a few years ago and was put out the councillors and maybe
losing out on the funding
When David has been talking about the bridge and said that the Spen money
would not be used for the bridge, Cowie has over spent with the path. There is still
money ring fenced for Fallin. Put it in a CC enquiry. Back in touch with Collin Wyllie
can get in touch with grant.
Ross to check what can and cannot be done
Police Scotland/Enforcement Officer- been sent over
Alex, anti-social behaviour has gone down. Noticed going down towards the
landfill a lot of hogweed. Bring up with the council CC enquires.
The Polmaise walkway, not had an update some council people down there, asked
for an update not had a word back. Took a few days to close the path off.
Secretary (including correspondence)
Nothing to talk about
Community Council Business (Community issues brought to the attention of the
Community Council for debate and to agree/vote on actions that are in the
interests of the community)
Defibrillator for the village, Gayle advised that a member of the public has had a
word with local groups indoor bowling club and a lodge and they have all elected to
say will have some money. The next project actions for the village.
Try and do it via a GoFundMe page. Could look at the community pride fund. Tesco’s
are looking into a grant and are going to house it. Hoping to get two for the village.
Talk to Jean Cowie for funding.
GP is interested as well at housing a defib.
Parking at Bruce Drive, SC are looking to close a carpark, nursery staff are not happy
and neither are residents. Having looked into the petition, hoping PCC will back it.
Have approached the council for the grass to turn into a carpark at nursery but said
SC use it as a compound to drop the waste, used to be a garage area mentioned it to
housing that there is no record.
Maureen asked for the email to be forwarded, been mentioned by residents the
council dumping waste.
Paths and walkways are not suitable for wheel chairs etc. going into walkway.
If the need to replace the bridge they would need to clear the embankment.
Trying to contact the person that owns the Piggery, could see what they could be
further down the line.
AOB (Any items that Community Councillors wish to raise that are not an agenda