Community Council Elections 2012 – Pencaitland really needs you

Interested in joining Pencaitland Community Council? Here’s your chance to help the community you live in and shape the future direction of your area.

Pencaitland needs new blood - have you got any to spare? Click for background info and documents on the upcoming elections.Have you thought about joining us on Pencaitland Community Council? Here’s your opportunity to help the community you live in and shape the future direction of your village.

East Lothian’s twenty Community Councils are run on a voluntary basis by local people just like you. They act as a vital link between East Lothian Council and the local area, giving residents an opportunity to speak out on local issues of concern. Pencaitland holds ten meetings a year.

Pencaitland’s Community Council extends to cover the villages of New Winton, Boggs Holdings & Glenkinchie/Peastonbank, plus everything in-between. We really need some new blood, not just from Pencaitland but all the those parts that fall within this community council and form part of our ward.

In all there are fifteen seats on the community council. Elections are only held where there are more nominations than available seats on the community council. There have been no elections to Pencaitland’s community council in recent years though all seats have, until recently, been taken up.

Pencaitland Community Council Area MapIf you are interested in becoming a member of your local Community Council the only requirement is that you are aged 16 or over.

Interested? Want to know more? Then contact the current Community Chair, Ralph, on 01875 340 641.

Nomination forms must be returned to the Returning Officer no later than 4pm on Thursday 13 September 2012.

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Community Council Minutes – April 2012

To view Pencaitland Community Council minutes for April 2012 just click the link below and you can open it using Adobe Reader.

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March 2012
February 2012

Earlier minutes can be found here.

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Community Council Minutes – March 2012

To view Pencaitland Community Council minutes for March 2012 just click the link below and you can open it using Adobe Reader.

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Pencaitland Community Council Minutes – March 2012

Recent Meeting Minutes

February 2012
January 2012

Earlier minutes can be found here.

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Community Council Minutes – February 2012

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Pencaitland Community Council Minutes – February 2012

Recent Meeting Minutes

January 2012
December 2011

Earlier minutes can be found here.

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Parallel footpath plans published on ELC website

Drawings and documents have been submitted seeking planning approval for a parallel public footpath to run through Pencaitland Parish church grounds and provide a safe alternative route to the narrow main road pavement. It’s your chance to see what’s planned and voice your support or your concerns.

Anyone interested in the recent preliminary work in and around the grounds of Pencaitland Parish Church can now view detailed planning application information on the East Lothian Council website.

These plans stem from safety concerns originating in 2008 over the narrowness of the main road footpath and are the culmination of many years of discussion and debate amongst interested parties, including the Church, the Community Council, East Lothian Council, the school, Pencaitland’s Fatal Footpath Campaign and other interested parties.

There are two applications:

  • Formation of hardstanding areas and part demolition of wall – link
  • Resurfacing of existing footpaths, formation of new footpaths, car parking area, erection of fencing, gates, wall, installation of lighting and a change of use from domestic ground to public ground and public ground to domestic ground – link

The first application relates to the creation of an opening to a wall to the eastern perimeter of the church grounds, but it is the second application where the bulk of the changes which affect the community are explained. There are a number of supporting documents — 25 in all.

Click above to view a PDF of the planned changes

A good overview of what is planned can be gained from viewing the PDF file plan of the whole section of works, running from the school car park to the east, to the stone roadbridge to the west.

Making a public comment on the plans

We would encourage everyone with a view on these plans, whether for or against, to leave a comment on the ELC website. It is only through airing your support or concerns that they can be addressed, so it is in everyone’s interest to do so.

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Pencaitland Community Council Minutes – October 2011

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Pencaitland Community Council Minutes – October 2011

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