Community Council

Furnace Community Council

NOTES OF MEETING OF 24th January 2019

PRESENT: L Syed (Chair), P Whale, R Tott, Sharon MacInnes, V Whale

ALSO PRESENT: Councillor Douglas Philand , Hazel Gray, Mark Boyd, Val Whale, Dougie Smylie

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENSE: Martin Wilson (Police Scotland)


Concerns still surround the noise from the quarry made worse since the removal of trees which buffered the sound. Lorries have also been seen moving at 7am. Lack of blasting information has been raised informally. Councillor Douglas Philand to make enquiries.


  • The new bank account is now up and running.
  • The requested salt spreader is being purchased.


All expressed concern over lack of lighting supplied to the village during the festive period. A cherry picker was made available but, despite being in the area, was not put to use by the operative. The council was not informed of the grant given to cover costs of transferring responsibility from council to community council for Christmas lighting. The council is determined that this is not repeated and will look to train up an electrician(s) to ERG39 standard.

We need to raise money to do our own lights from now on.


No applications have been received.


7.30pm in Furnace Village Hall. This meeting will be publicised in Everything Furnace Facebook page, the Furnace Website and posters around the village.

Furnace Community Council

council meeting

Furnace Community Council exists to represent the aims and concerns of the people of Furnace.

Everyone is welcome to the monthly meetings, usually held on the 4th Thursday in the month at 7.30 pm in the village hall. Meetings are often attended by the local community police officer and one or two of our local Councillors.

To view the last minutes click here.

Current Furnace Community Councillors are: Mike Masters (Chair), Helen Brown (Treasurer), Robbie Bell (Vice Chair), Sharon Macinnes, Lynda Syed, Richard Polanski

Ruth says: Can we have a picture of each member to humanize? Doesn’t have to be deadly serious one.