Kincraig &  Vicinity Community Council                                      AGM Minutes

Zoom Meeting on the 8thJune at 7pm 2021.

In Attendance:- Deirdre Falconer, Susan Libeks, Geraldine Macnab, Lesley Dudgeon, Ian Ash and Gary Culpan.

1.The Chair welcomed everyone to the Meeting, apologies were received from Caroline Hayes, John Forbes-Leith and Alan Cairns.

  1. The Minutes of the last AGM held on the 9thJune 2020 was approved by Deirdre Falconer and Geraldine Macnab.

3.There was no matters arising.

4.The Chair’s Report was well received (see below for full report)

5.The Treasurer’s Report ( see below) was proposed by Deirdre Falconer and Geraldine Macnab.

  1. The Office Bearers were proposed to remain in position if they were willing, all agreed. Chair- Lesley Dudgeon, Vice-Chair – John Forbes-Leith, Secretary- Geraldine Macnab and Treasurer – Susan Libeks.

Proposed by Geraldine Macnab and seconded by Lesley Dudgeon.

  1. There was no other Business.
  2. Date of next AGM – 10THMay 2022.

CHAIRS REPORT

Writing this report during the Coronavirus pandemic and trying to convey what the Community Council has achieved during the last year seems rather insignificant at this time.

This pandemic has presented issues we have never previously thought about and with no warning we have had to adapt, change and make decisions as we go forward.

Kincraig Cares joined with OneKingussie to co-ordinate volunteers, who are available to support anyone who is in need during the current Covid-19 outbreak.

Thank goodness for the internet as this has meant communication is ongoing and online meetings have helped us meet together.

Kincraig & Vicinity Community Council consists of 7 Community Councillors at present and we also have representatives that attend from the local estates and a few local residents who join us at our monthly meetings which are normally held every second Tuesday of each month at Kincraig Village Hall. We have good representation from each of our settlements Drumguish, Insh, Feshiebridge and Dalnavert along with Kincraig.

Planning is an integral part of our discussions and can be contentious although we try to convey the residents thoughts and concerns.

The Community events are well received, Bonfire Night, Senior Christmas Lunch at Loch Insh, Children’s Christmas Party and our main fundraiser, The Burns Supper.

We have recently purchased our own “Smiley Face” sign which will hopefully slow down traffic coming through  Kincraig on the B9152.

The Community Council attend meetings throughout Strathspey and sometimes beyond to represent our Community and discuss issues and concerns that we have.

We complete many consultations from outside Agencies.

Sometimes residents email or call with matters that need attention and we work with them until the matter is resolved.

The planters are filled every year at the War Memorial.

I would like to thank all Community Councillors and volunteers for the effort, hard work and time you give to our Community.

Lesley Dudgeon

TREASURERS REPORT

We operated at a loss of £2708.79 in the year to end of March 2021

There was no opportunity this year to run any fundraising events to balance our books .
Fortunately the fundraising held over from previous years has been put to good use this year.
We have been able to support the Food Bank, The Seniors and Childrens Christmas treats and install a new notice board for our residents in Dalnavert.

We paid for a zoom account to allow us to run meetings throughout lockdown, sadly the funding application
for this was not received by VABS so we never got a refund, but the meetings have proved essential for keeping things moving.

Our restricted funds have seen the transfer of the Youth Club monies to Youth Highland for some new school based projects for the community across all age groups and hopefully we will see the results of these soon.
Thank you to Louise Mainland and Youth Highland for progressing these projects.

The reserved monies for the Speed Signs will need to be returned to the Highland Council once we have the second sign installed, this seems to be a long project and is still not fully resolved.

Our current account stands at £247.18
Fundraising account £11751.10 ( includes restricted funds of £4028.00)

Susan Libeks