Glenfinnan Community Council report

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Among items discussed at a recent Glenfinnan Community Council meeting were:

* Community/Marine Harvest Hut: Highland Council has granted change of use and MOWI is ready to complete the lease once map details are confirmed. Scope of works is being drawn up to get quotes.

* Community car park: The lease is now signed and the next stage is for VisitScotland to come back with the funding agreement. Tenders to be sought thereafter. The Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation is requesting money saved by the community council to support the shortfall in the project. It was agreed to transfer £10,000.

*Roads: Highland Council was contacted regarding drainage by the conker
tree, signs, culverts and potholes in the village. Highland Council has looked at the work and will carry it out in due course along with general culvert clearing. The community council has noticed an improvement since the new passing place/no parking signs have been put up.

*Deer: Alistair Gibson reported there had only been one roe deer hit.

*Police: A few incidents had been reported since the last meeting. Two related to driving, one was a mistaken 999 call and three tickets had been issued on Easter weekend for obstruction on the A830.

* The National Trust informed the community council that 45,000 people have come into the centre since April 1 and 80,000 since January 1. A planning application has been submitted to upgrade the coffee trailer and a drawing was circulated. Problems with lights on the monument are being
addressed.

  • The grit bin at the glen road end has been damaged by disposable barbecues being dumped. Duncan is to speak to Gus MacLennan.

* Post Office service: Councillor Allan Henderson enquired about the possibility of the National Trust providing a solution to lack of property. Sarah is to look into this.

  •  The meeting was informed a fire accidentally started in Glen Daly earlier this month had been caused by a climber burning toilet paper. Although this might be advice from some outdoor groups, the community council asks
    people to be sensible and be aware of dry conditions.