Minutes of Meeting, Thursday 2nd May 2019

Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at the ‘The Kirk, Wester Balblair’ at 7.45pm

Present:  Steve Byford (Chair), John Stewart (Vice Chair) Mary Graham (Secretary),  Duncan Fraser(Treasurer), John Graham

Apologies: Mark Hedderwick, Cllr. Margaret Davidson

Guests :

Meeting commenced: 19.37hrs

Minutes of the previous meeting Thursday 4th April 2019  were taken as read and accepted as a true and accurate record.  Proposed by Steve Byford, seconded by Duncan Fraser – Approved.

Police Scotland:  No officer present and no incidents on monthly report.

Matters arising:

  • Drains – JT (Community Services-roads) to arrange clearance by Birchcroft.
  • Parking issues at Groam of Annat – Email to Ian Shepherd re cars parking on grass at toll corner causing hazard to road users.

Chairman’s Report:

  • Meeting with EHOs re noise monitoring (switching station) results will be heard on the 3rd

 Vice Chairman’s Report:

  • Wind Blown rubbish from Global – JS informed that skips now have lids. Some rubbish still not picked up.
  • Toll Path on demand light number 9VN not working – email JT(Roads)

Secretary’s Business and Correspondence:

  • Reminder of SSE Liaison meeting Tuesday 7th May 2019.
  • Requested permission to order wreath for Remembrance Sunday – All agreed.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Balance £2114.53.

Planning Matters: No Planning applications


  • SB had spoken to Connor re weed suppression.
  • JG to speak to Kevin re grass cutting.
  • Condolence Card the Masheter family. Peter had been the treasurer for the KCC for some years and was fondly remembered.
  • Email Kelly Scott: Query progress of quarry path last phase re-instatement.
  • Toll – ask for pot hole repairs before the Highland Cross. JS to email Breedons.
  • Damaged handrail on Toll Bypass. Notified to THC (damaged by animal)

Next meeting: Thursday 6th June 2019 – 7.30pm   Ffordes Photographic (the Kirk)


Meeting Closed: 8.25pm                                                                            



 Steve Byford