February 2023 Minutes

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Fintry Community Council Approved Minutes

8th February 2023


Menzies Hall


  • Present/apologies for absence:




Fintry Community Council Reps

Michele Bennett (MB - Chair Moira MacKay (MM)

Ian Rodgers (IR) Terry Baitrum (TB)

Stirling Councillor

Cllr Henke

Members of Public (MoP)





Sue Wallace (SW) Natalie Russell (NR)


  • Declaration of interest in any items of business


Councillor Henke re the planning application for two houses at Cashel


  • Approval of Minutes of last meeting:



 Councillor’s Report


Cllr Henke advised the C.C that Stirling council would have to make saving of

£14,000,000 next financial year this will be done through redundancies and budget cuts.


  1. C raised the issue of pot holes needing to be filled and concerns about how the council would make budget cuts Cllr Henke said he would take forward the pot holes issues and the advised budget has not been finalised yet for 2023/2024 but will be shortly


  • Police Report - report submitted


Forth and Endrick, Fintry Community Council


Community Council:

February 2023 - Compiled by PC Steven Graham


Reporting Period:


Antisocial Behaviour –


There was a complaint of noise after the young farmer’s event in the village. Police attended however all quiet on their arrival.


Road Safety


Ward Plan Priorities


Livestock worrying


What are livestock attacks and worrying?

Livestock attacks and worrying is the phrase used when a dog attacks or worries livestock animals in rural and farmland areas.


This crime usually takes place in the countryside and is a particular problem when dogs, even those that are well trained, are off their leads or are roaming without an owner or person in charge with them. In doing so, they often scare or attack livestock animals.


Whilst many owners are unaware of the impact their dogs are having on livestock, it is their responsibility to ensure attacks and worrying don't happen. They should ensure their dog doesn't disturb or attack these animals, otherwise there are consequences under the law if it does occur.


Reporting livestock attacks and worrying

Call 999 if the crime is ongoing and animals are being injured. To report a crime which isn't ongoing call 101.


Livestock attacks and worrying and the law

The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2021 came into force on 5 November 2021 to tackle the issue of out of controls dogs attacking and worrying livestock.


Under this law, the term "livestock" is wide ranging and includes cattle, sheep, goats, swine (pigs/boars), horses, camelids (alpacas/lamas), ostriches, farmed deer, enclosed game birds or poultry.


Community Engagement and Reassurance

It is important to you to have community officers who you know, who are accessible and who address local problems.


PC Steven Graham and Graeme McNulty are based at Balfron Police Office and can be contacted at the office, on 101, or at ForthEndrickCPT@scotland.police.uk. It is recommended that this email address is used by the local community for email contact.


Please remember that we regularly publish useful information and updates on social media, including appeals for information, updates about road closures and crime prevention advice. Our Facebook and Twitter pages can be found at


www.facebook.com/forthvalleypolicedivision       www.facebook.com/policescotland


www.twitter.com/stirlingpol                                        www.twitter.com/policescotland


Treasurer’s Report


Treasurer’s Report February 2023

  1. General Fund Account

The current balance is £10,211.


The payment to the Sports Club for the warm space initiative has been made.


Food for all Grant




Food Boxes Kids Gifts




Volunteer Expenses




Hall Hire








Wood for Compost store








Plants and Seeds




Wood for Planters




Post crete













Mental Health And WellBeing












Band for dinner




Dinner Fintry Inn








Warm Space Initive









  1. Foundation Fund


The current balance is £28,269.

The current budget and spend to date is shown below.


Foundation Scotland Budget





Commissioned Service

Community Transport Scheme




Commisioned Activity

Continued Path Maintance




Commisioned Activity

Maintance of resilience fund assets




Commisioned Activity

Flood Prevention Project




Fintry Special Project

Community Garden & Resilience Fund




Fintry Special Project

Menzies Hall Resilience Hub




Fintry Special Project

Hardship and Resilience Fund




Fintry Special Project

Prescription Collection service




Micro Grants-A

Individual Grants £250-500




Main Grants

Constituted Groups £500-2500




Student Study Grant

Student Study Grant




Administration Fee

FCC Admin work





Post code lottery grant










Two student grants were agreed last meeting. One has been paid. The other is awaiting confirmation from the student which I will follow up.


Travel grant application received was voted on and approved for £250


Resilience Update

The resilience team are hosting a field event with SEPA and the Scottish flood forum and an international delegation from Norway and Sweden and the Scottish Government on Flood hazards, rural Community resilience and Early warning for rural communities in early march.

Flood forum meeting arranged for the 10th March 2023

Drainage Works C.C had asked for the drains to cleared on kippen road and at the bottom of Menzies Ave due to the flooding DAM came out within a few days and cleared them thank you to Stirling council for their quick work.

The resilience team has applied for grant to hold a let’s get together event grant funding by Stirling council.

The resilience team purchased 200 coffees from Sports Centre from the Mental Health & Wellbeing grant

The Resilience team would like to say a huge thanks to Fintry Development Trust for their assistance in a recent project.

Loch Lomond Fishers Trust flooding report will be available for next month’s meeting.



Earlsburn planning application is in with the Scottish Government the consultation period will be until march 22nd


Formation of raised deck – The Mill house, Kippen Road

Erection of dwelling house mill house, kippen road Garage installation of heat pump and formation of new drive way access

Menzies development if or when an appeal goes to the Scottish office everybody who has commented will be notified

A member of the public asked for a letter of support from the C.C regarding a planning application which had been refused this was voted on and agreed that C, C would do a letter of support. Please note Cllr Henke left the room when this was being discussed.

Local place plans induction meeting Monday 20th February 6.30pm MB will attend



The C.C has written to Stirling Council asking for clarification on when they will be carrying out the repairs to the Kippen Road at the bottom of Culcreuch Avenue as agreed along with the works at the cross which were agreed by Branshogle team to be carried out after the bridge was reopened.


The road resurfacing works have been completed on B822 kippen road


Replacement Street lighting for Kippen Road, Culcreuch Avenue and Menzies estate has been programmed for 2023/2024 financial year



Enquiry from a member of the public asking if the C.C would be offering grants similar to Carron valley C.C household energy efficiency grants (£1,000) for work that improves the environmental rating of domestic properties unfortunately the criteria for Kingsburn funding does not allow this type of funding. The Community council are due to receive more funding from Shelloch wind Farm in the next few years and at this time we will be doing a consolation with the community on what types of grants the villagers would like to see. The FDT are offering grants at the moment so it was agreed the C.C would advise that FDT they may be able to assist.

Enquiry regarding our web page and the issues we are having with it. C.C are in discussions with Stirling Council in regard to creating a new web page.

All Community Councils minutes will be on the Stirling Councils new central Web page in the next couple of weeks.

We received an email from a member of the public asking for a travel grant (see finance)



Website the C.C have a meeting with Stirling Council on the 9th February re setting up a new web page.


Playpark equipment all costing has come in now the C.C are in the process of filling out grant forms.

Cicely’s way the engineers report is nearing completion

C.C Grant application for the fountain works has been refused the C.C is now in the process of applying to environment historic Scotland for funding.

Surveys have all gone out for Future development of Fintry, Adult classes and survey of traffic calming measures to be returned by the 23rd February.

Kings Coronation –

It was voted on and agreed that the Community Council would provide and plant trees to mark the Kings Coronation we will be asking the children of the village to assist with the tree planting it was also noted that there no areas in Menzies or Dunmore gardens for planting trees. The trees will be planted in march 2023

2 Trees on main street

2 Trees Culcreuch Avenue 2 Trees at Menzies Hall

Carol Beattie will remain as Stirling Councils Chief Executive.


Date of next meeting

  • 8 March 2023