Minutes of Meeting 10th September 2020

Digital VC meeting owing to lockdown conditions, postponed

from 3rd September owing to lack of quorum.

  1. Present:  Iain Jenner, Lisa Glaze, Dave Wrigglesworth, Jo Cowan, Nicola Mair, Karl Spierling
  • Apologies: Ann Marie Cameron, NB: – Colin Campbell has now stood down from NLCC after serving since 2009
  • Adoption of Previous Minutes:  LG proposed, DW seconded
  • Matters Arising: (i) AMC re communications relating to Glen Righ hydro – ongoing; (ii) DW has spoken with new owners at Camus Lodge re access steps to Onich Bay – very helpful and keen to work with NLCC – still no response from BEAR nor SNH, and DW still to approach Don Michie & Bidwells for advice/support; (iii) IJ compiled letters re encroaching hedges on NCN78, and AMC has signed these for distribution; (iv) LG to paint Cuilcheanna dog waste bin – ongoing; (v) LG has replenished resilience group food supplies at the village hall.
  • Treasurer’s Statement: £4819.20 – Covid spend of £6173 to date
  • Correspondence: emails – (i) HIE have communicated re imminent funding opportunities for resilience (recovery) projects up to £5000
  • Agenda Items: no pressing agenda items.
  • AOB:
    • Long discussion re lack of campervan facilities in local area (KS) – can campervan owners pay (full) campsites for sceptic disposal?
    • KS – update re valuation by District Valuer of Inchree Barn, this a requirement of Forest & Land Scotland to justify community transfer: DW asks about long term role of Vertical Descents, KS/IJ relate mutual aspiration that Vertical Descents become the community’s tenant
    • JC –requests details and welcome message in newsletter for new headteacher at St. Brides
    • DW – CC has now retired from NLCC – should we advertise NLCC vacancies in the newsletter? Should we try to include a ‘youth member’ from the community? Quorum agrees.
  • Meeting closes:  9.01 pm
  1. Next meeting date: Thursday 1st October September


  1. AMC to write to CRF Hydro Power Ltd. Re community payback
  2. DW to consult Don Michie and Bidwells re access steps in Onich Bay
  3. LG to paint appropriate message on Cuilcheanna dog waste bin
  4. IJ/LG to produce Public Toilet advisory notices for community noticeboards – AMC to laminate – DW to distribute