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Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority Consultative Forum
11 Dec 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Committee Members
Membership

Councillor Audrey Doig (Renfrewshire Council); Councillors Innes Nelson and David Wilson (Inverclyde Council); vacant position (North Ayrshire Council); Ross Anderson (Scottish Rural Property and Business Association); Gordon Smith (Visit Scotland); Tabby Lamont (RSPB Scotland); Geoff Brown (Bell Ingram Limited); Donald Cochrane (Scottish National Farmers Union); Sandra Lyon (The Conservation Volunteers); Lord Glasgow (Kelburn Country Centre); Kerry MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); Hilary Graham (Ramblers Association):  (Sustrans); Barry Fleeting and Graeme Randall (Sport Scotland); Andrew McLeman (Gryffe Valley Rotary Club); Andrew McWilliam (Parkdean Holidays); Helen Blackwell (Inverkip & Wemyss Bay Community Council); Sybil Simpson and Nigel Willis (both Save Your Regional Park); Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart (Ardgowan Estates); Roger Hissett  (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch); Steve Banks (Angling Interests) and (Scottish Water); Rita Holmes (Fairlie Community Council) and Ian Dippie (both Save the Gretas and Largs Community Council).

Councillor Innes Nelson (Chair):   Councillor Audrey Doig (Vice Chair)

 
Present
Councillor Innes Nelson and Councillor David Wilson (both Inverclyde Council); Councillor Audrey Doig (Renfrewshire Council); Ian Dippie (Save The Gretas and Largs Community Council); Rita Holmes (Fairlie Community Council); Sybil Simpson and Nigel Willis (both Save Your Regional Park); Tabby Lamont (RSPB Scotland); Kerry MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); and Roger Hissett (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch). 
Chair
Councillor Nelson, Chair, presided.
In Attendance
F Carswell, Interim Park Co-ordinator (Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park); and F Carlin, Head of Planning and Housing Services, R Devine and T Slater, both Senior Committee Services Officers (all Renfrewshire Council).
Apology
Ross Anderson (Scottish Rural Property and Business Association).
Standard Items
Items Of Business
Apologies
Apologies from members.
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.
1 Minute
Minute of meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 4 September 2020.
1
There was submitted the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 4 September 2020.

DECIDED: That the Minute be approved.
Consider any matters arising.
2
There were no matters arising.

DECIDED: That it be noted that there were no matters arising.
Questions from members.
3
During an open discussion on future Park activities reference was made amongst other things to the rationale for the decision to dissolve the Park Authority and factors that had informed that decision. A summary of proposed future management arrangements for the Park and potential alternative governance, funding and scrutiny arrangements which could be put in place to protect the park was also provided, together with an outline of possible future arrangements for the development of Park policies and plans. It was agreed that full details of the proposed ‘oversight arrangements’ be submitted to the next meeting.

DECIDED

(a) That the information provided and the discussion points be noted; and

(b) That full details of the proposed ‘oversight arrangements’ be submitted to the next meeting.
Verbal update.
4
N Willis and S Simpson provided an update in respect of preparations made, to date, in connection with the formation and establishment of a ‘Friends of Clyde Muirshiel’ group as a means of highlighting community and environmental issues which may impact the Regional Park.

A number of potential remedies to address issues encountered were suggested.

DECIDED: That the information be noted.
Note that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum will be held at 10.00 am on 19 February 2021.
5
DECIDED: That it be noted that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum would be held at 10.00 am on 19 February 2021.

Attendance

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NameReason for Absence
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Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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Visitors

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