Minute of Meeting of 21 May 2013

Kalewater Community Council


Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2013

In the Village Institute, Morebattle

Present:  Community Councillors; Eric McNulty, Helen Cessford, Michael Scott, Richard Pedersen, Paul Grime, Andrew McEwan, Sarah Dixon, Matilda Hall.

SBC Cllr Simon Mountford.

Public: Nil





Community Councillors George Aitchison and Dot Halliday; SBC Councillor Alec Nicol.



Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting of 16 April having been circulated were then passed as a true record of events.

Proposed: Cllr Pedersen; Seconded: Cllr. Grime




Matters Arising from 16 April Actions







No response.



Chair raised issue of lack of recycling site at Cheviot Area Forum. Secretary read negative response from SBC Officer Julie Rankine.



Bus routes are currently being re-tendered.



No update on potholes.






Vattenfall Whitton Farm planning application update

Application still awaiting response from SBC Landscape Officer and Archaeology Officer.




Resilient Community Plan

Cllr Pedersen noted that there had been more than 20 responses from members of the community. More details at the next meeting.



Planning Matters
13/0498/FUL Erection of entrance porch, Ivy Cottage, Main Street, Morebattle TD5

No objections or comments.







·  Membership Approval at Community Energy Scotland - Kalewater Community Council

·  TV Programming in ITV Border Region - Ofcom Consultation, deadline 2 May 2013
Agreed that the consultation was flawed and the message should be passed to Ofcom.

·  Scotland’s Floral Gateway Competition 2013
Cllr Cessford already has the paperwork.

·  SBC response to KCC objection to removal of temporary disposal sites

·  Invitations to Kelso Civic Week Thursday 17 July and Jed Callant’s Festival Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July.

·  Invitation to Flodden 500th anniversary at Branxton 10 September for a solemn commemoration on the theme of peace and reconciliation.
Cllr Cessford suggested circulating the invites more widely within the Morebattle community.









Cllr Cessford











Items for Circulation Folder

The Secretary summarised some of the items going into the new circulation folder as listed on the agenda.

·  Scottish Borders Council News release: Development Plan Scheme approved 

·  SB Cheviot Area Wardens’ Monthly Update April 2013

·  Scottish Government Allotments Consultation 2013, deadline 24 May 2013

·  Safer Borders Newsletter, April 2013

·  Scottish Borders ElderVoice newsletter

·  Tellmescotland Update, May 2013

·  Volunteers' Day, 6 June 2013

·  National Planning Framework 3 / Scottish Planning Policy consultation

·  Community Council Scheme Review meeting 15 May 2013

·  Community Energy Scotland Members' Bulletin, April 2013

·  Community Broadband Scotland
SBC Cllr Mountford reported that Scottish Borders will benefit for an extra £8.5M to achieve 80-85% fast broadband coverage rather than the 75% Scot Govt target. No published list of FibreToTheCabinet exchanges yet. KCC area is covered by exchanges at Morebattle and Lempitlaw.

·  SBC News Release: Borders Biodiversity Month 2013

·  Scottish Voluntary Sector and Community Resilience Seminar, Edinburgh 25 June 2013

·  Borders Voluntary Older People’s Services – request for volunteers

·  Borthwick Water Arts & Crafts Leaflet 2013

·  Kalewater CC area Police Report April 2013

·  Joint  Kelso Paths and Community Woodlands Groups AGM, 29 May 2013

·  Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2013




















SBC Cllr Mountford presented the results of traffic speed monitoring by SBC outside Morebattle PS. Recorded speeds were ‘not unusual for the circumstances’ and there was no justification for further measures. The information will be passed to the Police.

M-F 0800-0835hrs Average speeds

E-bound 25mph (85 percentile 31mph)

W-bound 32mph (85 percentile 36mph)

M-F 1440-1500hrs Average speeds

E-bound 24mph (85 percentile 28mph)

W-bound 28mph (85 percentile 33mph)






Cllr Cessford noted the Jubilee Bridge refurbishment is still unfinished. SBC Cllr Nicol trying to make progress.

SBC Cllr Nicol


Cllr Pedersen noted some small but deep potholes at Morebattle Tofts bridge, near the 30mph sign



Cllr Cessford noted that the visit from SBC Officer Ronnie Pattenden to assess Morebattle street signs still hadn’t taken place. To SBC Cllr Mountford.



Cllr Cessford


Sunday 23 June is visit from Jed Callant and Kelso Laddie. Chair concerned at lack of volunteers on the day in the village institute.

Cllr Cessford would contact dancers and organise gifts. Food list from 2012 available.

Chair would arrange lorry.

SBC Cllr Mountford would contact Sheriff McIntyre as a possible Master of Ceremonies. Local farmers were also suggested.




Cllr Cessford



SBC Cllr Mountford


SBC Cllr Mountford reported that he had been contacted by a resident of Otterburn, Morebattle re. erecting a plaque to recognise the former Subscription Library in the Main Street of Morebattle. It was agreed that the community council would make the application as it would reduce the fee by 50%.







Items for Next Meeting Agenda

Salt bins required in new locations.



Next Meeting

Tuesday 18 June 2013



Meeting concluded at 8.55pm






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