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BALMULLO COMMUNITY COUNCIL Members Chairman: Zoë Sanders 1zoesanders@gmail.com Vice-Chairman: Alison Jeffrey alison@balmullo.net Treasurer: Andrew Falconer anfalconer@tiscali.co.uk Secretary: Sue Smith secretary@balmullo.net Minute-Secretary: Ann Falconer anfalconer@tiscali.co.uk

Newsletter: Ina Cameron 870253 twaauldgoats@btinternet.com

Councillors 870674 870496 870221 870496

Useful Contacts Burnside Hall Keeper: Lynn Murphy The Minister Rev. Caroline Taylor caro234@btinternet.com Dog Warden Community Police Officer: P.C. Gavin Rae

John Normand janormand1@gmail.com Gwenyth Mitchell gwenyth@balmullo.net Raymond Crush

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Fife Councillors Maggie Taylor 01382 552718 cllr.margaret.taylor@fife.gov.uk Tim Brett 01382 330905 cllr.tim.brett@fife.gov.uk Bill Connor 077 1866 8792 cllr.bill.connor@fife.gov.uk RAF Aircraft Noise:

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GALA Committee: http://balmullogala.weebly.com

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Member of Parliament Sir Menzies Campbell

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Member of Scottish Parliament Rod Campbell

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Statements made or opinions expressed in this Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of the Balmullo Community Council or any of its officers.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you to all members of the public who came along to our February meeting. The following is an account of some of the items discussed. The flooding on the path at the west end of Burnside Hall has now been ongoing for quite a few months. Once more the Scottish Water have taken samples. It was tested there and then and the inspector found no chlorine suggesting it is not mains water. It was pointed out to him that in cold conditions chlorine quickly disappears, so he has taken water samples away for further testing and promised to send results within 10 days. We have also requested that they repair the path back to it’s original level and with red ash similar to the rest of the path. Potholes are being filled in and Cllr Taylor reported that this is now top priority for Transportation Department. All street lights in Balmullo will be converted under the Lighting Efficiency Project, incorporating specific improvements to Burnside (2 columns) and David Wilson Park (5 columns). Fife Council has issued letters and questionnaires to over 5000 council house tenants who may be affected by the new rules. A request for the improvement to the flower bed at the end of Muaary Row by re-installing a bench seat has been passed for consideration. Re the Pharmacy Application, Zoe contacted Pitcairn Practice who advised that the National Appeal Panel is due to respond by the end of February. Strategic Police Plan – comments are invited on this plan for the new single Police Service of Scotland by 22nd February.

EDITORIAL

COMMUNITY COUNCIL Traffic Management – copies of this plan are available from Cllr Brett. The only item affecting Balmullo directly is a request to extend the 30mph limit further south. Operation Heart Start has the resources to provide and install defibrillator machines in key locations where they can be used by any member of the public. It was strongly agreed that this would be a good facility for Balmullo and Sue Smith will reply to Hamish Tait confirming that we can provide suitable locations and people to take responsibility for the equipment. Fife Voluntary Action is holding a Community Consultation event in the Blyth Hall, Newport on 12th February from 3-7pm. The drop in event will involve Charities, Trusts, Community Councils and other Groups. Fife Cultural Consortium – a roadshow is being held in Rothes Halls from 1-6pm on 20th February. This free event will provide advice on managing small events and accessing funding. A914 / A919 Upgrade – the works programme includes an upgrade to the A914 between Forgan roundabout, Drumoig and St Michaels and the A919 from there to Leuchars. The road is likely to be upgraded in 3 sections and may be closed at times. A copy of the Minutes will be available on the shelves at the Post Office .

Our next meeting is in The Burnside Hall on Monday 13th March 2013 at 7.30pm. Hope to see you there. INA CAMERON

My apologies to all who didn’t like the newsletter cover last month. I agree it was too dark but we were pushed for time. Will try and do better in future. It would help if we had some new photos of different parts of the village so if you have any forward them to me and we will use what we can.

beautician. Sorry if I misled folk last month into thinking it was to be the toning tables. However, if there is a big enough interest in toning tables I am told they will consider bringing them back, so if you want to add your name to my list for this to happen I will pass it on to the relevant person.

The Highlite Tone building at the top of the village will be opening but as a hairdresser and

Articles for the next newsletter should be sent to me by 11th March 2013.

LOST KEYS - PLEASE HELP

Dropped somewhere in the village on 22nd January a bunch of keys with black key fob with OZONE written on it. If found please hand in to Balmullo Post Office - thanks.


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THE 200 CLUB DRAW - FEBRUARY’S WINNERS £50

Mr Rattray, The Mount

£20 £20 £20 £20 £20

Mr Crowe, Main Road Miss Aitken, Dunedin Park Mrs Tulleth, Anderson Drive Mrs Leslie, Main Road Mrs Thoms, Burnside

£10 £10 £10 £10 £10

Mrs Kirkaldy, Dunedin Park Mrs Bradley, Pitcairn Drive Mr Black, Park View Mr Smith, Murray Row Mrs Wilson, Park View

How to Join Our 200 Club? - It's easy to join the 2 0 0 Club . Ca ll o r ema il I n a a t twaauldgoats@btinternet.com or call 870253. It only costs £1 per entry per month, and you can enter as many times as you like. We are currently trying to raise money for various Balmullo community activities and projects.

GOOD LUCK!

BURNS CLUB

ANN FALCONER

Our annual Burns Supper was held in Balmullo Inn on Saturday 19 January 2013. The evening got under way with a rendition of the Selkirk Grace by Andrew Falconer, followed by the traditional piping in of the haggis by Bill Duff. Poosie Nancy Grace Steven delivered it to the top table where George Oliphant gave an excellent Address to the Haggis in his own inimitable fashion.

greetings from other Burns Clubs and proposing a vote of thanks to all participants.

After a very good meal was enjoyed by the company, the Immortal Memory was proposed by Jim Dunsmore in a humorous speech with suitable extracts from the works of the Bard. David Wilson gave a witty and entertaining Toast to the Lassies and Claire Barr replied with her expectations of men at different ages. Chairman Mary Campbell completed the formal proceedings by reading

The Balmullo School Burns Competition was held on 31st January, the winners were George Spence Trophy – Lucy Bristow; Cameron Rose Bowl – Zoe Mitchell; Bob Munn Salver – Declan Foulkes

Special guests Ray and Evelyn Gaston entertained with a varied selection of songs, both solo and duets. We finished off the evening with dancing to the music of the John White Sound and the traditional singing of The Star O’ Rabbie Burns and Auld Lang Syne.

Our next meeting is the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th March at 8 pm in the Balmullo Inn.

BOWLING CLUB

VAL PHILLIPS

Please note that the Senior Citizens’ AGM is being held in the Bowling Club on Sunday 17th March at 2pm. Please come along and give support to this worthy cause. Also let the committee know of any Senior Citizens who may not already be known to the committee so that they can be notified of all the forthcoming events.

BALMULLO PRIMARY SCHOOL - A SCOTTISH CELEBRATION We enjoyed a celebration of ‘all things Scottish’ on the 31st January. Thank you to Mrs Falconer, Mrs Campbell and Pat Melville, members of the Balmullo Burns Club who joined us for the day. We would also like to thank Mrs Headon (Chair of Balmullo PS Parent Council) who attended the event and to Robert Mitchell who piped in the haggis! The children enjoyed a Scottish themed lunch and in the afternoon they had the opportunity to share their poetry, songs and dances with their school friends. The following children received a certificate for their wonderful efforts.

Well done!

ANNA COGGINS

Primary 1 – Cai Shaw and Joshua Sewell Primary 2 – Bruce Logan and Olivia Manzie Primary 3 – Calum Munro and Niamh Grant Primary 4 – Emma Sampson and Stewart Lennon Primary 5 – Amaidh Grant and Hamish Findlay Primary 6 – Stewart Ross and Rebeca McQueen The Primary 7 winners were presented with their own copy of the complete works of Robert Burns and a trophy each which will be engraved with their names. Congratulations to Declan Foulkes, Lucy Bristow and Zoe Mitchell.


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WHAT’S ON? MARCH 1st Opening of Toning Tables at Highlite Tone, Main Road. More details next month. 7th WRI meeting in Burnside Hall at 7.15pm 11th Community Council meeting in Burnside Hall 7.30pm. All welcome 14th Gardening Club in Burnside Hall at 7.30pm. Talk by Bob Bremner 15th Prize Bingo at Bowling Club. Eyes Down 7.30pm. All welcome 17th Senior Citizens’ AGM in Bowling Club at 2pm 20th Burns Club AGM in Balmullo Inn at 8pm. All welcome

BALMULLO S.W.R.I. President Mrs. Ann Falconer welcomed members to the meeting on Thursday 7th February. Our entertainment for the evening was a film show featuring our Golden Jubilee Party in 2002. The original video was filmed by Colin Mackie, husband of then President Wilma Mackie, and was expertly transferred to DVD by August Pictures of Balmullo. Everyone enjoyed this reminder of good times past especially those who were members at that time. Excellent refreshments were provided by Tea Hostess Betty Gough and her helpers. Competition winners: Parents’ wedding photograph 1st Jacqueline Stockton 2nd Betty Gough 3rd Mary Reilly

RECIPE OF THE MONTH - GYPSY CREAMS

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Paths Group walk, leave Burnside Hall at 1pm

APRIL 18th Gardening Club in Burnside Hall at 7.30pm. Talk by Sarah Mellish MAY 18th THE FIFE SHOW 9am to 5pm at Cupar.

Running an event? Email twaauldgoats@btinternet.com ANN FALCONER Knitted hat of any size 1st Margaret Williamson 2nd Chrissie Hannah 3rd Penny Wiles Flower of the month Mary Campbell The next meeting will be on Thursday 7th March at 7.15 pm in Burnside Hall. Our speaker for the evening will be Alex Lorimer, who will give an illustrated talk on Bottles of all shapes, sizes and uses. Competitions will be an Unusual Bottle, 2 slices of Fruit Loaf (unbuttered) and Flower of the Month.

We look forward to welcoming any new members. ANN FALCONER

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Cream margarine and sugar together.


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Email: donna.houghton@fife.gov.uk


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D McQueen Gas Oil & Heating Services Milton Lea, By Balmullo, St Andrews Tel: 01334 839144 Mob: 07801 731 531

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Repairs & Servicing New Installations Landlord Inspections Gas Safe Reg: 23581

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Any jobs large or small Discounts for OAPs Balmullo 870578 Mobile 07828 547395

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Appointments not always necessary Mon Closed Tues 9-3 Wed 9-5 Thur 9-8 Fri 9-6 Sat 8-3 Sun Closed

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