DCC Minutes for December 14th Meeting

The main points from a lengthy committee meeting are below. Foolow the link for the full version:

DCC Draft minute December 2015

  • Requests for funding and presentations were made by North Lights Arts and by The Ridge re development if the High Street back lands.
  • Police CAPP report:  continuing problems of Anti Social behaviour were discussed. There have been a number of thefts and break-ins. Parking tickets have been isuued on the High Street.
  • Local Priorites Fund: 13 projects have been supported this year with grants totalling £6822.
  • East Beach: wall head repairs to be carried out in the Spring.
  • Proposed 20 mph Area. a public meeting will be held in due course
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Minutes of 16 November Meeting

The main points from the DCC meeting on 16 November are summarised below. The full minutes are available here:

DCC Minutes November 2015 (Draft)

  • Our local Regiment, the Lothian and Borders Horse has been reformed as the Northern Irish and Scottish Yeomanry, and the chairman made contact with their representatives at the Dunbar Remembrance Day parade.
  • Sympathy and condolences regarding recent events in Paris have been sent to our twin town Lignieres.
  • Anouska Woods of BeGreen gave a presentation re the energy advice and grants which are available to eligible applicants.
  • Scott Hood from ELC explained how the Council tried to control sea bird poulation.
  • An Application has been made to Community Windpower for financial support for the Christmas lights.


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Minutes for the October Meeting

The main points from the October meeting are listed below:

  • Penny Morris: elected to the Community Council
  • Christmas Lights: more volunteers urgently needed, also further funding for improvements and health and safety issues.
  • New Housing Development: need to consider further school extension and infrastructure improvements to support.
  • 20’s Plenty: it is proposed that all streets in the old part of Dunbar be encompassed by a 20 mph limit.
  • Winterfield Pagoda: An ELC Options paper has considered options for the Pagoda, but there are no funds available for maintenance and improvement, and the Pagoda may have to be demolished.

DCC Draft Minutes October 2015


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Dunbar is Scotland’s First Zero Waste Town

Dunbar is working with other organisations in East Lothian to help reduce the amount of refuse sent to landfills, with the eventual goal of ‘zero waste’ going to landfill.  Dunbar Zero Waste have a team of professionals on hand to help make it easier for schools, businesses and households to reduce, reuse and recycle more. The main aim is to reduce our waste to landfill and maximise reuse and recycling across Dunbar and District. This pilot project will introduce number of community-led educational initiatives, and will include opening a facility to help make re-using goods easier.

Zero Waste Website

Zero Waste

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Meeting Minutes – September 2015

Our meeting was hijacked by events when we were locked out of the Town House.  Hallhill came to the rescue and the meeting convened there at 7.15pm.

Scottish Water were heavily represented as they came to explain the cause and effect of the sewage spillage at Belhaven Bay.

Two new members were elected to the Community Council.  Alasdair Swan joins as Treasurer and George Robertson has kindly agreed to take on a communications role to help us to keep the community informed of our our activities.

To find out more about these and our other September business, please follow the link below.

DCC Minutes September 2015

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Minutes of Meeting – August 2015

Highlights of our August meeting included:

Police report – antisocial behaviour and CAPP priorities

Update on South East Scotland Development Plan 2 (consultation closes on 30th September)

Local planning issues

and usual updates.  Follow this link to find out more.

DCC Minutes August 2015

The Community Council will shortly be advertising for 2 new council members.  Watch this space!



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Our July Meeting 2015

The July meeting lasted almost three hours and included an interesting submission by The Ridge with Kate Darrah and Adrian Gerling telling us about their plans for a ‘teaching garden’ and market space in the Backlands.

Alasdair Swan volunteered to take over the role of Treasurer following Kilvert Croft’s resignation and the services of this qualified accountant were accepted eagerly.

Mary Young has resigned for personal reasons and Sue Anderson will no longer lead Civic Week.

Both were thanked hugely for their very significant contributions to community life.

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Our meetings – April to June 2015

Minutes have not been posted regularly and we apologise for this.  If you would like copies of minutes from April, May or June, please get in touch with us via the Contact Us link.


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Community Resilience – We can help!

images-13East Lothian Council has been working with Community Councils to develop a local plan that would support people in our area in the event of an emergency.

For any major emergency, the emergency services will be on hand.

Information will be available on EAST COAST FM – tune in for updates and advice.

Contact Numbers you should know:

999URGENT ATTENTION to protect and/or save people or property at land or at sea (Police, fire service, ambulance, paramedics, coastguard, RNLI)

101 – POLICE help needed – your call will be logged and the police will be in touch.

111 – MEDICAL help needed – (NHS 24) – advice and support for medical worries

01875 824305 – DOG FOULING


If you think that Dunbar Community Council can help in an emergency, please call your Community Council Resilience contacts:

Pippa Swan – 07530 384067

Jacquie Bell – 07721 585474

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Our March Meeting

Our March meeting covered the usual wide range of topics with no special presentations.  Here you will find updates on:

  • Community Resilience Planning
  • Police Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Planning Matters
  • Twinning
  • A1 Safety
  • Flags
  • East Beach Regeneration
  • Dementia Friendly Dunbar
  • Local Priorities Grant Applications
  • Local Area Partnership
  • Community Council Awards
  • Local Councillors’ Reports

DCC Minutes – March 2015


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