Logie Community Council
Minutes of Virtual Meeting – 13 April 2021
Present: Mary Maxwell-Irving (Chair), Robin Kelsall (Vice Chair), Ken Todd
(Secretary), Cameron Campbell and Ian Doyle
Apologies: Councillor Jim Thomson and Councillor Susan McGill
In Attendance: P.C. Greig Lowery and Katanya Hamilton (Minutes Secretary),
Declarations of Interest: None
Adoption of the minutes of last meeting (28 January 2020)
Proposed: Ken Todd; Seconded: Cameron Campbell
Adoption of the minutes of Extraordinary meeting (15 April 2021)
Proposed: Robin Kelsall; Seconded: Ken Todd
There were no matters arising.
Co-option of Additional Community Councillor
Ian Doyle was the sole nominee and was unanimously co-opted onto the
Treasurer ‘s Appointment
In light of Ida Bailey’s resignation, Cameron Campbell was appointed as the new
Treasurer. Proposed: Mary Maxwell Irving; Seconded: Ken Todd. Mary reported
that the bank balance stands at £1220.50.
P.C. Lowery stated that police priorities in the larger Castle Ward area, of which
Logie forms a small part, remain focused on drug dealing, anti-social behaviour
and road safety. There were two detected cases of possession of class B drugs
and two undetected cases involving vandalism and computer related fraud,
which are ongoing. In the past 12 months 24 calls have been made to Police for
the Blairlogie area: one incident of suspect persons, one of vandalism and
numerous calls regarding animals on the road way.
Community Speed Watch
P.C. Lowery explained that this initiative was started in Dumfries and Galloway
and, where implemented, has produced good results and led to an observable
decrease in speeding. It would require a group of volunteers (3) to monitor the
speed of vehicles passing through the village with the use of a handheld laser
device at set times during the day. Car registration, make and model would be
noted and the police would follow up on the information given them. Training
and equipment would be provided at a cost to the Community Council.
This initiative combined with the lowering of the speed limit would be a double
deterrent to speeding through the village. P.C. Lowery will provide further
information in terms of full costs, number of volunteers needed and training.
There was little to report other than items to do with replacing windows and
doors and parking, which were given approval with conditions. Robin Kelsall
will seek more details on the works currently being carried out at Craigton Farm.
New Waste Collection Arrangements
The changes to the collection of grey and blue bins will start later in the year
now, as they are dependent on when the new vehicles are made available,
possibly September. Brown bin permits for collection of garden waste will be
needed here from 20th April.
Speed Limit Reduction in Blairlogie Village
Work will start the week beginning 19th April and has already been signposted
on the road. This will include new lights, pavement re-surfacing and signage.
Speed limits will be reduced to 40mph from east of Witches Craig Caravan Park
to the start of the village, where it will then reduce to 30mph.
Flood Risk Management
The grilles have been installed in the burn. However, Flood Risk is looking at
putting in one more.
There have been more swan deaths reported. A survey by SPEN is ongoing to
assess the problem. Ida Bailey is hoping to get a report as soon as the survey is
Proposed Footpath Powis Loan
Works have not started yet. It may be that the Abbey Craig rock fall is holding
work back. Farmers on the east side of the road have stated they are happy to
have the footpath on that side. In any case the road between Powis and Logie is a
concern because of the speed of the traffic going along it. Some residents have
also expressed concern and feel that speed reduction is necessary. Ian Doyle
will write to the Chief Executive of Stirling Council re problem aspects of Powis
Post Meeting Note: Stirling Council has not yet given Road Construction
Consent for the footpath and Scottish Power have not yet indicated whether they
will include ducting beneath the path for future fibre broadband.
The government has stated their intention to have fibre broadband provided to every
household in this area by 2023. They are providing grants of up to £400 for switching to a
faster broadband supplier in the meantime. See www.scotlandsuperfast.com
NB Logie Fast Broadband does not intend participating in this scheme, but will continue to
support its own stable system until full fibre broadband has been rolled out.
Blairlogie Orchard Car Park
A sign has been broken at the car park. Mary has taken a photo to forward to