GARGUNNOCK COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Gargunnock Community Council Meeting
Monday 2nd August 2021
Members Present: - David King, Jon Sutherland; Lovat MacGregor; Christine
Phillips and Douglas Barr.
In attendance: Fraser Sinclair (Minute Taker), Steve Barnet and Tom Jamieson
and Councillor Rob Davies.
Apologies: Julie Cole, Charlie Fitches
Jon opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and noted apologies.
Declarations of Interest
Adoption of Previous Minutes
The minutes of June’s meeting were accepted. Proposed by Lovat McGregor and
seconded by Douglas Barr.
Total cost is £2,800 for new noticeboard. David confirmed he will discuss the
shortfall in funds with the Wind Farm Trust. Re-apply to the windward to seek if they
would approve for funds to be released.
Action: Douglas and Jon to fill out a new application.
Electric Car Chargers
Charging units are in place, but no connectivity has been made live as yet and EDF
need to also install the meters. No timescale given as yet.
Action: Lovat confirmed he will contact the Council and see what progress has
been made to date.
Road Safety – Junction at A811 Station Road
An article has been put in The Bugle. Lovat advised that today that a letter has been
put in all doors in Gargunnock on the basis of constituents to write in about any
incidents at that junction to feedback to assist the Council to progress with the
change of use for this junction. Petition has been kept open and this would feed into
that process for the petition.
Action: bulletin will go up on the noticeboard to encourage residents to write in.
Vegetation Clearing Gargunnock Burn
Lovat spoke to Councillor Berrill today and showed him eight documents that the
Council own the burn. All evidence has been taken to Stirling Council and they have
advised that no action will be taken by them (the Council). Lovat suggests a petition
and write into the Ombudsman. It was discussed at what would be the best option.
Action: Councillor Davies said he would clarify
Cycle Path to Stirling
David advised that a meeting took place this afternoon regarding this cycle path
and community engagement was raised – landowners, tenants and famers are not
complying – no further consultation has been done for now. Suggestion was a small
steering group, representatives from the village i.e. the school, community council,
Stirling Council. Gargunnock Estate are open to discussions.
Action: Jon to request a representative from Stirling Council to attend the
community council to discuss and progress.
Grass Cutting – Rest Garden
Still not resolved as yet.
Action: Councillor Davies will follow up.
Vacancies on Community Council
One application has been validated and a voting needs to be progressed.
Risk and Resilience Team have been in touch regarding resilience planning for the
Action: Jon will circulate the email that came out and asked that people feedback.
5 External Reports
Report was shared out but nothing to note.
Elected Members Update
Councillor Davies updated that Council in June – discussed the new appointments
following Councillor Lambie’s death to which Councillor Berrill and Hutchison have
been appointed too.
Change of the bin collection, has been an influx of constituents emailing in
regarding the changes.
Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival was cancelled due to Covid regulations.
IJB have reviewed the Strathendrick Care Home. Councillor Berrill has been heavily
involved in that.
Himalayan Balm is growing wild in the village and has been reported to the
community council by a resident. The community council will look into what proper
measures can be taken and will follow up on the residents behalf to seek removal
or how best to manage.
Planning Process guidance was circulated again and was reinforcing the proper
steps to take.
Waste Service Plans meetings are taking place – Ward 2,3,4 – Tues 14th August
which Jon will attend.
Shelloch Wind Farm – Steven Park sent an email about information on the new
proposal for the farm and what engagement is taking place and if the community
council have any comments.
£2,898.99 in the balance. The bulk of the monies will be put towards the
Roads and Transports Update
Lovat advised earlier in the meeting of what all is current regarding Station Road
Date of Next Meeting
4th October 2021 – The Garden Room, Community Centre (TBC)