May 2022 Minutes

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Present: Stewart Small (Chair), Jen McNiven (Secretary), Gary Bell, Niall Hamilton Smith, and Maurice Fitzgibbons.

Apologies: Gordon Campbell (Treasurer), Lorraine Hendry and Vicky Mason.

In Attendance: Lauren Grant (minutes), Jane Saunders and Ricky Kjawa (local resident).

1. Welcome and Apologies


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies were as noted above.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 April 2022.

The Minutes were approved as an accurate record: Proposed Jen McNiven

Seconded Niall Hamilton Smith

3. Police Report


Written report circulated to members prior to the meeting. Members noting that the written police report lacks detail in respect of collating information around the issues in the park.

a. Update on Kings Park

Members agreeing to press relevant officers to convene a second meeting to discuss proposals for tackling the anti-social behaviour of youths at the park.

4. Matters Arising


a. Sustainable Transport


Gary Bell provided an update on the sustainable transport initiatives around the Stirling Council area.

Members noting that the proposals for the diversion of traffic in the Kings Park area remain at early stages and therefore there is no input required from the Community Council at this stage.

5. Secretary’s Report


Jen noting that all emails of note have been circulated to members. Membership


Jen noting that Lorraine Hendry has stepped back from being a co-opted member but will continue to be involved in the Community Council.

Members agreeing to allow Jane Saunders and Willie Ferguson to be co-opted as members of the Community Council.

6. Councillor’s Report


No Councillor present.

7. Kings Park


Friends of Kings Park


Noted that the committee is still looking for more members.

Noted that the committee has been in touch with the council to request some assistance from the land maintenance department as the park is falling into disrepair, specifically in relation to the wooden structures.

8. Planning


Ricky, the resident present at the meeting noted that bollards have been erected between 7 and 9 Gladstone Place without any consultation with neighbouring proprietors. The bollards are now causing access issues in respect of the neighbouring properties. Ricky noting that he had approached the Council who had directed him to the Community Council to seek advice on how to resolve matters.

Members suggesting that a collaborative approach with neighbours is taken to resolve matters.

Niall noted the following planning matters: -

a. Park Place – application for conversion of a garage – no objections noted by members.

b. Park Lodge Hotel – change of use and various alterations applied for on behalf of the owners of Park Lodge Hotel -

c. 36 Park Terrace – erection of double garage with home office and tree removal – no objections noted by members.

9. KPCC Communications


Nothing to report.

10. AOCB


a. AGM

Agreed that the AGM will be held in June and members will arrange the venue and distribution of the usual flyer.

11. Date of next meeting is to be agreed.