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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
East 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:
999 – URGENT 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
0845 601 8518 – ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
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
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
- A1 Safety
- East Beach Regeneration
- Dementia Friendly Dunbar
- Local Priorities Grant Applications
- Local Area Partnership
- Community Council Awards
- Local Councillors’ Reports
DCC Minutes – March 2015
Highlights of our February 2015 Meeting included:
- Presentation from Community Rail Partnerships and what it means for Dunbar
- Police update report for our ward
- Local Councillors’ updates
and all the usual community topics.