Largs Community Council
16 May 2019, 7pm at Largs Library
Present: CCllr A Carson (Chair), CCllr V Lundie (Secretary), CCllr P Perman (Treasurer), CCllr K Murray, CCllr J Stewart, CCllr A Adair, CCllr J Phillips, CCllr D Cochrane, CCllr J Perman, CCllr L Smith,
Cllr I Murdoch, Cllr A Hill
Apologies: Cllr T Marshall
Chair opened the meeting, welcoming members and members of the public.
As noted above
|3||Ros Fallon, NAC
Ros covered off her remit of road networks including surfaces, lighting, structural and bridges and open to questions. CCllr Wood praised the good job done recently in Fraser Street. However there are some areas of the street that are not quite level and have causing it to be difficult to walk on resulting in CCllr Wood to fall.
|4||North Ayrshire Council Report
Cllr Murdoch advised that council held meeting yesterday (15/05/2019) with Peel Ports re the launch of the Hunterston Master Plan and their proposals. NAC via the Ayrshire Growth deal may invest up to £18m into the site. Also discussed was the commencement of construction of the Ardrossan Harbour plan with the vote in favour of this started prior to the new ferry being ready.
CCllr P Perman raised the issue of lids coming of the event bins. Cllr Murdoch confirmed that the recent incident was as result of the bin being kicked over causing the lid to dislodge and the litter spewed onto the prom.
CCllr Phillips asked councillors for update on site at former Brisbane Primary. As yet no update or discussion made.
|5||Minutes of Meeting of 18 April 2019
Approved CCllr M Wood, 2nd CCllr P Perman
|6||Matters Arising from Minutes
CCllr Carson gave up date on Top Up Tap, advising that it is progressing well. The location has been confirmed as outside The Moorings at the pier head. This location was ideal as has the greatest footfall, water supply and CCTV. It is progressing through various departments of NAC for final approval.
|7||Secretary’s Report and Correspondence and Social Media
Reminder of Oil and Gas consultation on Environmental Report survey closes 25 June 2019.
Admin account balance £431.25 and project account £724.07 Approved CCllr Stewart, 2nd CCllr Lundie
|9||Sub Committee Reports
a. Police – Report by Sgt Kerr – as attached report. PC Jamie Hutchison will be moving onto the firearms unit. PC Neil McKinnon will return to Largs in June.
b. Licensing- David Castlevecchi runs Haylie Stores. The previous licence had lapsed and having invested a lot of time and money in refurbishment then applied for the licence to be re-instated. However, despite the support of LCC this was declined by NAC on the basis of overprovision. He has re-applied and was looking for the support of LCC. Hayley Stores is the only outlet between Morrison and West Kilbride. It is for a small selection of products and would allow them to secure a commercial contract with well-known brands e.g. Londis, Premier, who will not commit without having an alcohol license. CCllr Wood confirmed that has not received notification of this application. LCC had previously supported this application and no objections to doing so again.
c. Planning – application for change of use from beauty salon to dwelling. Former Beyond Beauty in Gateside St.
d. Environment – CCllr P Perman carried out beach clean today with 36 local primary children, collecting 7kgs of rubbish which is less than normal, being a good sign. It was proposed by CCllr Perman to issue a cheque to each of the primaries for £15 to put towards their eco fund. 2nd CCllr Phillips.
CCllr Perman discussed with Helen Millar (NAC) our proposal to adopt the flower bed at bottom of Gogoside Road. NAC not doing hanging basket as they require to be watered regularly. Cllr Murdoch agreed he would attend to this for baskets within our flower bed. NAC have agreed to provide us with the top soil. Cllr Hill advised that historically they also provided the plants, to ask again about this.
MOP, Ian Dippie gave an update on the forestry project. It is planned to start on 100hectares over towards Blair Park farm. Tilhill have offered a site meeting to cover what they will be doing over the next two years on the land down to back of Largs.
e. Transportation- CCllr Adair reported that some of the pavements are in a dreadful state as reported earlier.
|10||A.O.C.B. – CCllr Carson gave presentation on our proposal for outside gym equipment. Two areas identified, Cairney’s Quay and area just north of RNLI station. We have consulted with the Street Scene team and have looked at the examples of existing setups in Ayr and Prestwick. Display given of typical examples of equipment. Survey conducted via Facebook which was very positive. CCllr Carson gave results of likelihood of use, age, disability, location preference, frequency of prom use, finish of equipment.
It is proposed to apply for £20K from the Largs Carpark Fund, which would enable us to construct both sites. Cllr Hill confirm that it is wise to apply to the carpark fund, allowing us to work with the council, thus providing the manpower for construction and cover insurance, etc. Included in the proposal with be a link to reduction of obesity, relief of stress & anxiety and isolation in the elderly.
ACTION – CCLLR CARSON TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT PROPOSAL, LCC WILL THEN PRESENT AT NEXT LOCALITY PARTNERSHIP MEETING.
|11||Date of Next Meeting – 20 June 2019|