Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Kalewater Community Council


Minute of Meeting on Tuesday 21 August 2012

In the Village Institute, Morebattle

Present:  Community Councillors; Eric McNulty (chair), Helen Cessford (Vice-Chair), George Aitchison, Paul Grime, Andrew McEwan, Sarah Dixon, Michael Scott (Secretary), Richard Pedersen.

Public: 2





Cllr Matilda Hall. SBC Cllrs; Alec Nicol, Simon Mountford.

Margaret Lister

The Chair noted Margaret’s sad passing. She was involved in many aspects of Morebattle life and would be missed by everyone.

A condolence card would be sent on behalf of the Community Council .







Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting of 17 July having been circulated were then passed as a true record of events.

Proposed: Cllr McEwan; Seconded: Cllr Pedersen.



Matters Arising from 17 July Actions




Chair had emailed SBC Officer Martin Wanless.







No Progress



No news









Cllr Cessford had a very positive site visit with SBC Play Parks Officer Dougie Mallin. He would progress the upgrading of the climbing frame and rockers.






Consultation on ideas for proposed Scottish Government Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill, deadline 26 September 2012

Chair noted that there was potential in the Bill for community councils to gain more power. Secretary to circulate link to ScotGov website.

A copy of the document was not available and it was agreed to discuss the item at the September meeting.






Items for Circulation Folder

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

  • Kelso Area Pathways Group Minutes 29 May 2012, next meeting 29 August 2012
  • National Network of Community Councils relaunch
  • Energy Saving Scotland advice centre South East August update
  • Public Transport: Scottish Borders Council Open Consultation Events, August 2012
  • Scottish Borders Community Council Network agenda and minutes, August 2012
  • Cheviot Wardens Newsletter, July 2012
  • Scottish Borders ElderVoice newsletter, July 2012
  • Southern Uplands Partnership, summer newsletter
  • Reshaping Care Bulletin, June 2012
  • SBCCN Annual Seminar, 29 September 2012, Council HQ
  • Role of External Member on the SBC Audit Committee, Advert and Personal Specification Vacant
  • NHS Borders Public Board Meeting, August 2012
  • ‘Our Wee Village’













  • Cllr Dixon had attended a recent Kelso Town Heritage stakeholders meeting and tabled a map showing a proposed change of taxi rank location from its present position next to Greggs to the other side of the street by Humes the decorators. The current location space would become part of a pedestrianised area. A decision was due in two days.
  •    Cllr Dixon felt that the new location would be more dangerous for people     using the taxis.
  • Cllr Grime noted that there was a lack of space for pedestrians in the centre of Kelso and that the move could be a positive development.
  • It was agreed that the community council would not take a position on the issue as there was a wide range of views but that individual councillors should respond if they wished
  • Two members of the public present were concerned at the level of disturbance at a SBHA property in Morebattle recently when Police were called. Chair advised them to contact SBC Cllr Nicol and also the SBHA complaint system.








Next Meeting

18 September 2012 at the Village Institute, Morebattle



Meeting concluded at 7.50pm






  • Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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