Draft Minutes of ELCC Meeting held 25 October 2016

Draft Minutes

of Meeting of East Lammermuir Community Council held in Innerwick Village Hall on
Tuesday 25 October, 2016.

Present: Cllr Michael Veitch
Janette MacDonald/Barbara Wyllie/Chris Bruce/Janice Hanvidge/
Donna Collins/Anne Lyall/Cris Thacker

In attendance: Pauline Jaffray and 23 members of the public

1:00 Apologies: Elisabeth Wilson/Jason Ormiston

Welcome:
C Bruce as the former Chairman of East Lammermuir welcomed all those present to the meeting. He explained to all present that this is the first meeting of the East Lammermuir Community Council after the election and Cllr Michael Veitch will preside over the first part of the meeting and the appointment of Office Bearers to the new Community Council. This has to be carried out before the meeting can continue with other business.

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Torness Open Meeting Thursday 20 October, 6:30pm, Hallhill, Dunbar

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Want to know more about Torness Power Station?

On Thursday, 20 October, 6:30pm, Torness power station is holding an open meeting at Hallhill Sports Centre in Dunbar. A team from the station, including managers, graduates and apprentices will be there to tell you more about life at Torness and to answer your questions. Click here to view the public meeting leaflet.

For more information or to register your interest please contact Ashleigh Dickson on 01368 873 847 or ashleigh.dickson@edf-energy.com

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5Rights Online Survey for Young People

5rightslogolpScotland’s 5Rights Youth Commission has recently launched an online survey about young people’s digital world. The survey’s aim is to capture the experiences, thoughts, and evidence about the digital world from the young people of Scotland. Click here to take the survey.

The Youth Commission would like to reach as many young people as possible. The survey responses will form a vital part of the Youth Commission’s investigation on how Scotland can support young people’s rights in the digital world. The survey is open until Feb 2017, covering the full duration of the Youth Commission to allow young people to continue feeding into their investigation. To take part, participants should be under the age of 25 and live in Scotland. It should take roughly 7 minutes to complete and responses are completely anonymous.

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East Lammermuir Community Council Draft Minutes of Meeting held 23 August 2016

Draft:

Minutes of Meeting of East Lammermuir Community Council held in Spott Village Hall on Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Present: Cllrs: Chris Bruce (Chair /Anne Lyall/Janette MacDonald/Barbara Wyllie/

In attendance: Cllr Norman Hampshire/Elisabeth Wilson

1:00 Apologies: Cllr Michael Veitch/Jason Ormiston/Janice Hanvidge/Pauline Jaffray/
Chris Tacker/PC Gavin Ross and PC Jenni Stewart, CWO, Dunbar

The Chair, Cllr Chris Bruce welcomed everyone to the meeting and our guests for this evening, Alan Hobbett, Projects Director from Berwickshire Housing Association; Keith Scott and Jerome Bell from Scottish Power and Scott Gavin from Excalon.

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105 – The New National Telephone Number for Power Cuts

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A new national phone number “105”, has been launched by all electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. Instead of dialling 0800 numbers, customers will be able to call the new “105” number.

Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area. 105 is a free service for people in Scotland, England and Wales. Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, customers should call the emergency services too.

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Diversity in Community Councils Workshops & Drop-in Sessions during September

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Community Council Elections

Community_Council_Logo_Scottish_GovernmentThe current term of office for East Lothian Community Councils is coming to an end in the next few weeks.

As volunteers, your East Lammermuir Community Councillors have worked hard for our community in many different ways, from organising or helping to run community events, to representing local interests to East Lothian Council and other public and private bodies, as well as continuing to work closely with our partners in the Area Partnerships.

Elections for this our most local level of democracy, are scheduled for this October and East Lothian Council will shortly be issuing details of how to get involved.

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Neart na Gaoithe Duct Block Works near Torness starts 8th August 2016

mainstream logoA discrete element of advance construction works for Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm will commence in August. This involves installing concrete blocks to house cable ducts underneath the location of the new Torness cables, which are currently being installed by Scottish Power Transmission (SPT), prior to the new Torness cables being installed.

The site of the works is immediately south of the A1 junction with the Torness Power Station (Grid reference – NT 74347 74503) and its current use is for arable agriculture. However, it should be noted that SPT have already fenced off the area and stripped the site of vegetation and topsoil in preparation for their cable installation work.

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