Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 20 September 2011

Kalewater Community Council


Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 20 September 2011

In the Village Institute, Morebattle

Present:  Community Councillors; Eric McNulty (chair), Margaret Lister (Treasurer), Andrew McEwan, Helen Cessford (Secretary), George Aitchison, SBC Cllr Alec Nicol.

Public: 3.





Community Councillors, Michael Scott, Paul Grime, Matilda Hall, Sarah Dixon.



Minutes of Previous Meeting

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

Proposed: Cllr Lister; Seconded: Cllr McEwan.







Matters Arising from 16 August Actions




Vattenfall Whitton Wind Farm update

SBC Cllr Nicol noted that the planning application was proceeding very slowly with the MOD objection still outstanding.





Awards for All funding application update

The application for funding for the Community Action plan was rejected by Awards for All.

Consultant Colin Roxburgh (STAR) has been contacted and he has asked for a copy of the application to see if his funding experts can suggest ways of making it more viable for a resubmission.






Planning Applications

Kalewater Community Council: Repair of Morebattle Village Hall roof.

Cllr McNulty tabled a letter from himself in his other role of Chair of the Morebattle Village Hall Committee, requesting that the community council submit the application on behalf of the Hall committee. Replacement of the flat roof is urgent due to damage suffered during the severe winter of 2010/11. Funding will come from the Roxburgh Village Hall Association







Association of Scottish Community Councils

Impending closure of the association was noted.




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

·   Letter from SBC re. Community Councils Insurance Cover

·   Letter from SBC Arts Development team re. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 celebrations

·   Letter from Vyv Wood-Gee, contracted to SBC to develop circular walks off St Cuthbert’s Way and encourage greater use of the route re. proposals for a SCW information panel in Morebattle.

Agreed that the Community Council had no objections to the board but a joint board would not be possible as the community council one was already commissioned. No objections to them siting the boards close together.











Items for Circulation Folder

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

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

·   Scottish Borders Community Councils’ Network Annual Seminar, Newtown St Boswells, Sat 1 October 2011

·   Planning Aid for Scotland: Community Council Training – Planning and Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, Hawick, 26 November 2011

·   Notes form Joint Annual General Meeting and General Meeting of Kelso Area Pathways and Kelso Community Woodlands, 25 May 2011











  • Treasurer will arrange to buy wreaths for Remembrance wreath-laying.
  • SBC Cllr Nicol noted that he had concerns over the SBC Protected Landscape consultation in relation to the local area and was gathering more information.
  • Cllr Cessford noted that there was concern over the potential closure of the village public toilets and that a meeting was planned.









Items for Next Meeting 18 October 2011

Vattenfall Whitton Wind Farm

Armistice Remembrance Day wreath-laying arrangements

Christmas Tree




Meeting concluded at 7.55pm.






  • Tuesday, 20 September 2011

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