Stormy Discussions at Community Council

By bellmannews / November 13, 2023
Photo of bay taken from Bervie Braes - boiling seas and a huge wave engulfing breakwater

Image courtesy of Carlo Williams

THE impacts of Storm Babet feature high on the agenda of tomorrow’s (Tuesday) meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council.

The powerful storm winds were followed days later by raging spring tides that added to seafront chaos by dumping tons of debris left to be removed not once but twice.

While gratitude to the council’s clean up squad is clear, no doubt questions will be asked and comments made about the storm’s impact on various elements of the town’s infrastructure.

What next for Dunnottar and Carronhill

Also on the agenda is an update following the recent news of Aberdeenshire Council’s failure to receive Scottish Government funding towards the cost of replacing the two schools.

Stonehaven & District Community Council meet in the former court room of the County Building, Dunnottar Avenue tomorrow, Tuesday November 14 at 7pm. The meeting is open to the public, and can be joined online. This link along with supporting documents can also be found on the SDCC website

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Meeting ID: 823 1301 6450

Passcode: 568413

Full meeting agenda

  1. Chairperson’s Welcome:
  2. Roll-call: (DL)
  3. Apologies & Declarations of Interest:
  4. SDCC Membership – Co-option: William Gibson
  5. Police Report: (David Charnley – Police Scotland)
  6. Storm Babet:
    a) Thanks to all the Aberdeenshire Council Clean up Squads!
    b) Arbuthnott Drain
    c) Boardwalk
    d) Over Topping
    e) Harbour
    f) Fence
    g) Flood Warden – Status
  7. Dunnottar Primary School and Carronhill Special School – Replacement Update
  8. Community Storage – JS
  9. Achères & Stonehaven Twinning Partnership
  10. Matters Arising from Previous Minutes
    a) CCTV – Update
    b) Stonehaven Medical Centre – Link with Patient Participation Group – RC – Next Meeting 30/10/2023
    c) Himalayan Balsam – Wooded Area Adjacent to Glebe – IH
    d) Nippy Dip – 1st January 2024
    e) Swim the Bay – JS / NM / SMcQ
    f) Dangerous Dogs – DB
    g) Hannah Dyson & Community Awards – AL
  11. Approval of Previous Minutes (10th October 2023)
  12. Planning Report
  13. SDCC Committees / Sub-Groups (Only Report if Applicable)
    a) Local Development Plan / Local Place Plan – DL – Next meeting 16/11/2023
    b) Invercarron Resource Centre / Older People’s Services – RC / AMcA / IH
    c) Community Resilience Plan – Update – MO – Next meeting 20/11/2023
    d) SDCC Communications – SMcQ – Next meeting TBC
  14. Outside Bodies / Committees (Brief Reports)
    a) Transport Action Kincardine-shire (TRAK) – IH – Next meeting 25/01/2024
    b) KDP – Wind Farm Grant Application Reviews – DL / SMcQ – Next Meeting 22/11/2023
    c) Town Centre Improvement Group – AL/DL – Next meeting 07/11/2023
    d) Kincardine and Mearns Community Council Forum – DL / RC / IH – Next meeting 06/12/2023
    e) Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning Group – IH
  15. Treasurer’s Report: – (See Supporting Documents) – MO
  16. Correspondence: AL
  17. AOCB (NB special circumstance items only)
  18. Date of Next Meetings:
    a) Agenda Discussion Meeting: 5th December 2023 @ 7pm
    b) Business Meeting: 12th December 2023 @ 7pm