Minutes of Meeting. 1st November 2018

Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 1st November 2018 at the ‘The Kirk, Wester Balblair’ at 7.30pm

Present:   Steve Byford (Chair), Mary Graham(Secretary),  John Graham., Duncan Fraser(Treasurer), Cllr. Emma Knox

Apologies:  John Stewart(Vice Chair), Cllr. Margaret Davidson

Meeting commenced: 19.40hrs

Minutes of the previous meeting Thurs 11th October 2018  were taken as read and accepted as a true and accurate record.  Proposed by Duncan Fraser, seconded by John Graham – Approved.

Police Scotland:  Asked to circulate Rural Watch Poster and information. No officer avaialbel.

Matters arising:

  • Highland Cross Presentation Invite – John Stewart and wife to attend. MG to reply.
  • IACCF – 7th November 2018. New CEO of The Highland Council to speak. JG and NG to attend.
  • Toll Memorial 3.00pm Sunday 11th JG to check Memorial path cleared. Wreath obtained. SB to present.

Chairman’s Report:

  • Toll path had been cleared of leaves but moss is making it slippery. Ask contractor for advice regarding treatment with moss killer.
  • Sub-station Noise. JS informed that noise is still there. THC are presently monitoring.
  • Verges – Email KS to clarify how long Balfour Beatty will be on site
  • Ditch on left needs clearing. Contact THC.

Vice Chairman’s Report: No Report

Secretary’s Business and Correspondence:

  • Planning – THC wished to standardise notification of planning to the Secretary and not the Planning contact as happens in many CCs. Comments had been made that Secretaries already have a heavy workload and the status quo works fine.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Balance stands at £2309.78

Planning Matters: No report


  • Wood Fuel – ACF will start distribution when logging operations have ceased.Altyre Road – Second and final cut of the season if the cost is below £150.

Next meeting: Thursday 6th December 2018 – 7.30pm At Ffordes Photographic(the Kirk)

Meeting Closed: 20. 34hrs                                                                          



 John Stewart

Vice Chairman