Agendas, reports and minutes

Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh Committee

Date: Monday, 12 June 2023

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A meeting of the Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh Committee will take place via Microsoft Teams on Monday 12 June 2023 at 10.30 am.
You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

Yours faithfully

Stewart Fraser

Head of Legal and Governance

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest/Transparency Statement
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt/ Aithris Fhollaiseachd

Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting.  Any Member making a declaration of interest should provide some information on the nature of the interest and leave the meeting at the appropriate time.  Advice may be sought from officers prior to the meeting taking place.

3. Minutes   

There is circulated for noting Minutes of Meeting of the Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh Committee held on 20 February 2023 which were approved by the Council on 9 March 2023.

4. Scottish Fire and Rescue Area Committee Performance Report 
Aithisg Coileanaidh Comataidh Sgìreil Smàlaidh agus Teasairginn na h-Alba 

There is circulated Report No WRSL/006/23 dated 12 June 2023 by the Local Senior Officer for Highland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Committee is invited to comment on and scrutinise the report.

5. Housing Performance Report
Aithisg Dèanadais a thaobh Taigheadais     

There is circulated Report No WRSL/007/23 dated 12 June 2023 by the Executive Chief Officer – Housing and Property. 

The Committee is invited to consider the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

6. Strathpeffer Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan – Update
Measadh & Plana Stiùiridh Sgìre Ghlèidhteachais Shrath Pheofhair – Cunntas às Ùr 

There is circulated Report No WRSL/008/23 dated 17 May 2023 by Executive Chief Officer – Infrastructure and Environment    

The Committee is invited to:-  

i) Note the public comments and agree the Council response; and
ii) Recommend that the Economy and Infrastructure Committee formally approve and adopt the Strathpeffer Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, including the amended Conservation Area boundary on 17 August 2023.                                           

7. Allocation Process for Area Share of Invitation to Pay Income. 
 Pròiseas Riarachaidh airson Co-roinn Sgìreil a thaobh Cuireadh Teachd-a-steach a Phàigheadh

There is circulated Report No WRSL/009/23 dated 24 May 2023 by Executive Chief Officer – Communities and Place.

The Committee is invited to:- 

i) Approve the proposed process for the area allocation of invitation to pay income
ii) Note that the process will be reviewed after the first year of implementation
iii) Note that the delegated powers for the authorisation of spend up to £10,000 would be assigned to the Senior Ward Manager and over £10,000 would be subject to Committee approval.                                                                                          

8. Ward Discretionary Grants 2023/24 
Tabhartasan fo Ùghdarras Uàird 2023/24   

The Committee is invited to note the following Ward Discretionary Fund Grants for Ward 5 in the financial year 2022/23 and to date for 2023/24:-

Financial Year 2022/23

Organisation                                                Project                                                                                  Amount
CALA                                                             Childcare provision, Ullapool                                                 £2700
Headway Highland                                        Support vulnerable adults with an 
                                                                      acquired brain injury (ABI)                                                      £71.43
Lochalsh Community Council                        Purchase of barrels for use as planters                                  £445
Wester Loch Ewe Community Council          Improving WLECC area                                                          £1047
Auchtertyre Primary School Parent Council  Installation of equipment at Auchtertyre 
                                                                       Primary School                                                                       £1300
Balmacara Community Trust                         Balmacara Gala                                                                      £510
Drumbuie Common Grazings                        Furniture for new bus shelter at Drumbuie                             £450
Lady Haig Poppy Wreaths                             5 Wreaths                                                                               £143.89
Lochbroom Community Council                    Remembrance Parade Wreaths                                              £80
Loch Duich Community Council                    Installation of Defibrillator in 
                                                                       Ratagan Village                                                                      £500
Plockton & District Community Council         6 Replacement Defibrillation equipment                                £1320
Wester Ross Radio Ltd (broadcasting as 
“Two Lochs Radio” & “Lochbroom FM)          Community Radio digital playout system                               £2650
Skye & Lochalsh Community Sport Hub - 
High Life Highland in collaboration with 
Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association        Community Football Project                                                  £1602
North West Highlands Geopark Ltd                North West Highlands Geopark Information 
                                                                        Leaflet                                                                                   £500
Strathpeffer Community Development Trust   To provide funds to carry out a Science 
                                                                         Fair Event                                                                             £1829
Lochalsh Community Council                          Continue provide attractive floral 
                                                                         displays across the Lochalsh CC area                                  £500
Lochcarron Parent Council                               Purchase a Basketball Hoop for the 
                                                                           playground                                                                           £350

Financial Year 2023/24

Organisation                                                    Project                                                                                  Amount
Lochbroom Community Council                       Beach Cleaning & Litter Picking                                             £800
Strathpeffer Primary School Parent Council     Creation of a multi-sensory learning zone
                                                                          – The Den                                                                              £1808
Loch Duich Community Council                        Kings Coronation Community Celebration                            £500
Wester Ross Fisheries Trust                             River Catchment Management Workshop                            £800