Minutes of the Meeting of the Helmsdale and District Development Group held on the 19 May 2010 in the Community

Centre

Present

Lucy Fraser (Chairman) Valery George (Secretary) Barbara Jappy Nicola Henderson Karen Sutherland

1 The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and reading out the apologies. 2 Approval of the Minutes

The Chairman asked for approval of minutes of the previous meeting. Acceptance of Minutes proposed by Karen Sutherland and seconded by Nicola Henderson. 3 Matters Arising Library Proposed Closure It was agreed that a structured question would be put at the Ward Forum in advance. Lucy Fraser said that it was important that as many of the Committee as possible should attend and that she thought that Gary Macmillan was organising the Community Bus. COMMUNITY SURVEY After a general discussion on the survey, that had been sent by HIE, concern was expressed that it was 'online' only and a small sample by telephone. The following was agreed:1 The name should be Helmsdale & District NOT Helmsdale Strath of Kildonan 2 Why PC and telephone - preference is for Postal 3 What is the expected return rate 4 Q22 - name change to Helmsdale & District. The Chairman said that she would raise the questions with HIE. 4 HOST ORGANISATION Ongoing COMMUNITY PLAN The prototype plan was produced for the Committee's comments and the Chairman thanked Barbara Jappy and Nicola Henderson for the production. It was agreed that it was a priority to circulate the Plan to the Groups, for their imput, prior to the Open Day. Lucy Fraser said that she would draft a letter to the Groups to be sent out with the plan on the 2 June 2010. The Open day was discussed and it was agreed to have A3 'Display Boards' for each Groups ideas. The date was agreed - 26 June 2010 - 11am - 3pm. The Chairman said she would ask Ann Sutherland if she would contribute to the cost of refreshments. COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER Advert The Chairman said that it was important to get the Job Advert for the LDO out as soon as possible.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER continued Helmsdale and District Development Group held on the 19 May 2010 in discussed and Centre The relevant forms to go in the Application pack were the Community amendments to the Job Description and Person Specification were agreed. There would also be a letter to accompany each request for an Application Pack. It was also agreed to send the amended pack to Ann Keatinge VG-ES for information. Interview The letter, inviting them for an interview, should inform them of that a 5 minute presentation was required. (Subject to be determined). The following time table was agreed:Noon 07/06/10 - Applications returned. 4pm 08/06/10 - Paper sort followed by normal meeting. 14/06/10 - Interviews
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Eday Visit She continued that she would prepare an article for the NT, which she would circulate to Valery George and Barbara Jappy prior to its inclusion. The approved minutes of the meeting, dated 28 April, would be sent to the website.
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Ongoing ANY OTHER BUSINESS There was no further business. The date of the next meeting was arranged for 08 June 2010 at 4pm in the Community 11 Centre and a special meeting for the 26 May 2010. The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 910pm.

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Helmsdale and District Development Group held on the 19 May 2010 in the Community Centre

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Alec Jappy Gary MacMillan Rachel Skene Ronald Sutherland Ann Sutherland (HIE) In Attendance

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Lucy Fraser

Lucy Fraser

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Barbara Jappy Valery George

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Helmsdale and District Development Group held on the 19 May 2010 in the Community Centre

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