Carlton House and Area Budget on Agenda

By Jane Cruickshank / November 15, 2021
imposing frontage of Carlton house

THE proposed conversion of Stonehaven’s Carlton House from office to 16 flats and further awards from the Area Committee budget are among the items on the agenda for Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when it meets tomorrow.

Councillors deferred their decision on the proposals for Carlton House at their meeting on October 12 to allow for a site visit – due to concerns regarding overlooking, proximity to the local primary school, visibility splays at the entrance/exit of the site and the siting of the refuse bins.

Lions looking for share

For the year 2021/22 the area committee is allocated an £80,000 budget, allowing it to issue grants to local groups/societies etc. Several awards have already been made giving a current balance of £41,554.99.

Stonehaven and District Lions Club are hoping for £5,076.00 towards the purchase a trailer costing£6,768.00.

The Lions have 22 volunteers running a number of events and fund raising activities, whose proceeds are all spent on charitable causes. The Lions use a trailer throughout the year to transport equipment to and from community events. These events not only allow the Lions to fundraise but also many other organisations. Their trailer is now 13 years old and needs replaced. Match funding is met through their reserves; however, these are very limited as no fundraising has been able to take place during the pandemic.

Other groups applying to the area committee are Bervie Skatepark – £8,000.00 – and Maryculter Driving for the Disabled Group – £2,000.00. If all applications are successful, a balance of £26,478.99 will remain for local initiatives.

Meeting can be joined online

The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meet tomorrow, Tuesday November 16 at 10am. Full details of the Carlton House application, the area committee budget and all items on the agenda are online along with links to join the meeting.

Meetings are recorded and made available on Youtube in due course.