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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7.30 pm on Thursday, 30th June 2022, Kemnay Village Hall

 

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Meeting ID: 873 7225 7389    Passcode: 911327

 

AGENDA

 

1          Welcome and Apologies 

 

2          Minutes of AGM held on 24th June 2021        

 

            Adoption                                                          Proposed

 

3          Chair’s Report 

 

4          Treasurers’ Report & Financial Statement

 

            Adoption                                                          Proposed

 

5          Community Council Membership

 

6          Election of Office Bearers

 

7          AOCB

 

KCC CHAIR REPORT FOR AGM 2022

Visitors to Kemnay Community Council (KCC) often comment that they have rarely seen such an active and vibrant Community Council. Since the last AGM in 2021 the Council has continued to work hard for Kemnay and district. Covid restrictions meant that virtual meetings became the norm until very recently.

We were pleased to welcome four new members- Daniel Johnson, Pauline Paterson, Kayleigh Wallace and Gabby Stevens. We said goodbye to Bill Blacklaw and, at the end of the current session, Kayleigh Wallace is also standing down.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of the role and function of Community Councils- this is from the Aberdeenshire Council website.

“They must ascertain and express the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies, and to take action which is in the interests of its community. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government.

As well as representing the community to the local authority, community councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities. They bring local people together to help make things happen, and many community councils protect and promote the identity of their community. They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities.”

This year, KCC has (in no particular order):

Raised concerns with Aberdeenshire Council over increases in hire costs for community facilities
Dealt with the crises precipitated by Storms Arwen, Malik and Corrie, and continued to look at improving community resilience
Established a Community Larder at the Village Hall, through the efforts of the Lend a Hand Kemnay as part of KCC Resilience Group
Raised concerns from local residents about speeding, parking, littering, blocked drains and other community issues
Procured a stone to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee (special thanks to Sue for donating the granite, to Fran & Doug for organising the engraving and installation)
Liaised with local schools
Liaised with police Scotland
Organised the Christmas lights and acquired new lights
Organised new planters for the village through the Phoenix Fund initiative
Investigated installing play equipment for the less able
Considered planning applications
Managed the community defibrillators.
This list is not exhaustive – far from it – but gives an idea of what KCC does for the community. We have a busy agenda for the year ahead, including looking into acquiring a generator for the village hall as the main place of refuge for the village.

The challenges of the pandemic and the severe weather events showed that the village is a Community with a capital C. Neighbour helped neighbour; Lend a Hand Kemnay were tireless in helping others; the village hall provided a lifeline for families without power, and the defibrillators were used when the community was cut off.

I would like to thank our elected Councillors- both past and current- for their steadfast support to KCC. Also, thanks go to all KCC members for their untiring efforts on behalf of their community, and also to our amazing Secretary, Fran Patrick.

Gaenor Berkin, Chair KCC

Next AGM date 29th June 2023

 

Next General Meeting immediately following this AGM

MEETING ON THURSDAY 30th June 2022

7.30pm at Kemnay Village Hall

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AGENDA

1          WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

2          DECLARATION OF INTERESTS / AUDIO RECORDINGS

3          MINUTES OF MEETING 26th May 2022

 

4          POLICE MATTERS 

                                                           

5          KEMNAY RESILIENCE AND COVID RESPONSE

a)     Community Resilience Planning/Community Larder

b)     Public Access Defibrillators (PADs)

c)     Flooding

 

6          OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK

 

7          MATTERS ARISING

a) Roads & Parking issues

b) Dalmadilly Ponds

 

8          TREASURER REPORT & ANY DONATIONS

                          

9          PLANNING MATTERS AND APPLICATIONS

a) Recent & current planning applications – none this month

 

b) Proposed extension of 30MPH sign at Milton Farm end of village

 

 

10      REPORTS

a) Safety Group

b) GACCF

c) Community Planning

d) Greener Kemnay

e) Kemnay LLCP

f) KAPC / KPPC / APPC

g) Press Reports

 

11        ABERDEENSHIRE COUNCILLORS NEWS

 

12       CORRESPONDENCE

a) Correspondence from Aberdeenshire Council

b) General Correspondence Received

    

13       OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY COUNCILORS TO SPEAK

 

 

 

Date of Next Meeting:  Thursday 30th September 2022

7.30pm at Kemnay Village Hall, with Zoom link available

Kemnay Community Council