Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Kalewater Community Council


Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 19 July 2011

In the Village Hall, Hownam

Present:  Community Councillors; Eric McNulty (chair), Michael Scott (Secretary), George Aitchison, Margaret Lister (Treasurer), Helen Cessford, Sarah Dixon. Public: 3.





Community Councillors Andrew McEwan, Matilda Hall, Paul Grime

Not Present

SBC Cllr Alec Nicol



Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting of 21 June having been circulated were passed as a true record of events.

Proposed: Cllr Aitchison; Seconded: Cllr Dixon.






Matters Arising from 21 June Actions









In progress (Cllr Cessford).






Cllr Dixon had received information from SBC Roads office Gary Haldane that as a result of recent monitoring, 168 vehicles/week travelled through Hownam with 85% of them travelling at a speed below the criteria which would justify a 30mph zone. Cllr Dixon noted that there were problems with vehicles at the corner at the W end of the village.

The section of road around Corbet Tower was being assessed for a warning sign in view of its use by St Cuthbert’s Way walkers.



An application to SBC’s Community Grant Scheme in support of the Morebattle Interpretation Board is now ready. Treasurer noted that £300 contribution from Vattenfall had been received into the General Account. Chair noted that neither planning permission nor a building warrant was required. Permission had been granted by the Village Institute to locate the board on institute ground.






Pothole has been filled.



Chair noted that planning application 11/00430/FUL Erection of dwelling house and storage building and formation of access, land South East of Mainsfield Avenue, Morebattle which had been rejected was subject to appeal.



Planning Applications

11/00762/PPP Erection of two dwellinghouses, Land North Of Hownam Schoolhouse, Hownam.

Cllr Aitchison noted that there was clear local knowledge of the site flooding despite the application’s Flood Risk Assessment stating that there were no historical records of flooding. Agreed that there was no objection to the houses but there had been 3 flooding events since 2008. Also agreed that there would be visual impact.

11/00979/FUL Demolition of Porch and Replacement. Hillmount Main Street Morebattle TD5 8QG

No comments.








NHS Borders Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2011-2014 Consultation, deadline 22 July 2011

Comments form completed. Positive on all aspects.





Secretary read through recent correspondence, some of which were placed in the circulation folder.

·   London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

·   Association of Scottish Community Councils closure notice

·   Scottish Borders Strategic Assessment consultation, deadline 9 September 2011

·   Strategic Review of Welfare Advisory Services update 2, June 2011

·   SBC Local Community Paths Maintenance Grants for Community Councils
Chair would investigate whether strimmer purchase in 2010 could be submitted.

·   Energy Saving Scotland Free Training offer.










Items for Circulation Folder

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

·   St James’ Fair, Kelso “Borders Has Talent 2011”, applications deadline 1 August 2011

·   MOD Flying Exercise Notification 10-21 July

·   Safer Borders Newsletter, June 2011

·   Kelso Community Policing News, June 2011

·   SBCCN Minutes 12 May 2011

·   Cheviot & Berwickshire (South) Wardens’ Monthly Update, June 2011

·   Changeworks Newsletters (Energy Saving, Boiler Scrappage Scheme), July 2011

·   SBC News Release: Summer arts holiday programme now available

·   ‘Achieving Community Empowerment’, Scottish Community Development Centre

·   DTA Scotland Annual Conference "Development Trusts - Creating the Future" 4-5 September 2011, Cumbernauld

·   Scottish Borders Walking Festival, Teviotdale & Liddesdale, 4-10 September 2011

·   ‘Walk It’ walks list update

·   SB Safer Communities Annual Seminar, Tweedbank 15 September 2011

·   ‘Scottish Politics Explained’ Conference, Edinburgh 31 August - 2 September 2011

·   Zurich Insurance Community Toolkit launch












  • Secretary noted that the Awards for All application for the Community Action Plan had been submitted.
  • Cllr Cessford noted that the Floral Gateway visit had taken place that day with Morebattle in the competition for ‘Champion of Champions’.
  • Secretary noted that SBC Community Engagement Officer Clare Malster had accepted the unapproved minutes of the 2011 AGM and that the community council’s grant would be forthcoming.
  • Chair and all present thanked the Hownam community councillors and community members for their invitation to their village hall and their welcome hospitality of tea, coffee and home-made cakes.








Items for Next Meeting 16 August 2011 in Morebattle Village Institute

None tabled.




Meeting concluded at 7.55pm.






  • Tuesday, 19 July 2011

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