June 2023 IM Minutes

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Inaugural Meeting
21st June 2023 at 7:30 pm
Thornhill Community Hall

1. Welcome and Apologies
Present: Michelle Flynn (MF) Stirling Council, Elaine Blanchard (EB), Alison Newlands (AN)
Minute Taker, Andy Greig (AG), Hector Muir (HM), Sheen Stewart (SS), Moira Russell (MR),
Gary Thomson (GT), Campbell Millar, Rowena Coulthard (RC)

Apologies: Al Rawlinson (AR)
Michelle Flynn from Stirling Council chaired the Inaugural Meeting and welcomed everyone.

2. Community Council Induction
MF advised the meeting that following the close of nominations for the Community Council elections on Wednesday 7th June 2023, sufficient valid nominations were received for the Thornhill and Blair Drummond Community Council. The following candidates were elected:

Elaine Blanchard
Rowena Coulthard
Andy Greig
Hector Muir
Alastair Rawlinson
Moira Russell
Gary Thomson

MF added the TBCC has elected 7 candidates and has the capacity to elect up to 9 people.
The elected candidates will hold office for a period of 4 years, with the next election being held in 2027.
Additional information on induction to the Community Council was circulated at the end of the meeting.

3. Appointment of Office Bearers
MF advised that the new Thornhill and Blair Drummond Community Council was now required to appointment their office bearers and must have at a minimum a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Nominations for appointment of Chair
Hector Muir
Proposed – Elaine Blanchard Seconded – Andy Greig
No objections Hector Muir elected as Chair.

Nominations for appointment of Secretary
Elaine Blanchard
Proposed – Rowena Coulthard Seconded – Andy Greig
No objections Elaine Blanchard elected as Secretary.

Nominations for appointment of Treasurer
Gary Thomson
Proposed – Rowena Coulthard Seconded – Hector Muir
No objections Gary Thomson elected as Treasurer.
Nominations for appointment of Vice Chair
Andy Greig
Proposed – Gary Thomson Seconded – Hector Muir
No objections Andy Greig elected as Vice Chair.

Nominations for Planning/Licensing Correspondent
Alastair Rawlinson
Proposed – Moira Russell Seconded – Elaine Blanchard
No objections Alastair Rawlinson confirmed as Planning/Licensing Correspondent.

4. Signing of the Constitution and Standing Orders
MF asked the Chair HM and Secretary EB to sign the constitution and standing orders. Once signed a copy was given to the Chair.

5. Meeting Calendar
The following meetings have been confirmed for 2023/24

Tuesday 22nd August 2023
Tuesday 26th September 2023
Tuesday 7th November 2023
Tuesday 12th December 2023
Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Tuesday 5th March 2024
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Tuesday 4th June 2024 AGM

6. Useful links for:

  • Scheme of Establishment
  • Member Booklet
  • Area Profile
  • Community Council Enquiry Process

MF outlined the above useful documents available to the Community Council, highlighting the main document as the scheme of establishment.
MF also advised on the enquiry process and main contact of Stephen Bly for raising any questions or queries.

7. Document Handover and Brief Explanation

  • Inaugural Additional Notes
  • Administration Grant
  • Community Council Enquiry

MF handed over documents on above topics to EB.

8. Handover to duly elected Chairperson
Formal meeting concluded and handed over to HM.
Meeting closed 20:00.