INITIATIVE AT THE EDGE
SOUTH EAST CAITHNESS STEERING GROUP
NOTE OF MEETING
DUNBEATH HALL 22nd FEBRUARY 2005
SE CAITHNESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP
NOTE OF MEETING HELD IN DUNBEATH VILLAGE HALL,
22ND MARCH 2005
Iain Gunn (chair) Sue Steven
Elizabeth Cameron Gladys
Magnus Henderson Archie
Emma Sanderson Alison
Andrew Gunn Alex
Carole Durmady Kelvin Worth
MINUTES of the previous
meeting were accepted as a true record - proposed Magnus Henderson,
seconded Andrew Gunn.
Matters arising from the
minutes: the group agreed to open a bank account in the name of South
East Caithness Development Group. Signatories to the account would the
chairman, vice-chairman and secretary of the group.
The constitution had been amended as directed by the previous
meeting. In addition it had been suggested that the process for
accepting new members to the group should be detailed in the
constitution. The potential for young people being involved in the
group was raised. Because a constitution is a legal contract minors
cannot be members, however it will be possible to set up a young
people’s group as an offshoot of the Development Group and to give them
a remit. Niall Smith to make final amendments as directed then the
constitution would be circulated to the group.
Emma Sanderson moved to adopt
the constitution, seconded by Neil Buchanan.
3 buildings had been assessed as potential office accommodation for
the Local Development Officer. A further possible location was
identified. It was agreed that Niall Smith will weigh up the potential
for each building and decide on behalf of the group.
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
A total budget of £35,000 is available for the LDO’s post, including
office costs, travel and subsistence based on a salary of £19,000 p/a.
It was agreed that
clarification will be sought regarding whether or not the LDO should
live in the IatE area for the duration of the contract, or just to be
based in an office in the area. During the recruitment process a higher
weighting will be given for depth of local knowledge.
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A draft of the Local Development Plan was circulated and discussed.
Amendments will be made before the next meeting. Scottish Executive had
granted £10,000 which will be released when the Development Plan is in
place. Rory Dutton at HIE will be asked whether or not the Development
Plan is at a suitable stage to trigger this payment into the group’s
Voluntary Action Highland will hold a community appraisal and
participation workshop in Lybster on 23rd April. Members of
the group were encouraged to go along.
The next meeting will be held in Latheron Hall on 3rd May
2005 at 7.30pm.
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