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May 18th

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Bridge of Weir Community Council


Minutes


Of the regular meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 18th May 2010 at
7pm in the Cargill Hall.

Present: Sandy Clark, Jim Ellis, Gordon Lethorn, Tom Fulton, Nicholl Gardner, Patricia Allan, Margaret Mills, Sandra Liddell ( arrived late), Councillor Carol Puthucheary

Apologies: Andrew Crawford, Elizabeth O' Hare, Donald McKenzie.

Visitors: Bill Brock, Gazette, P.C. M.Saundonson, Roy Holmes, East Yonderton, Bridge of Weir.

The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming all in attendance

One inaccuracy in the previous meeting was noted instead of reading The Community Council have been informed that there is no appeal against the council's decision on school bus transport." It should have read "The Community Council have no right of appeal." However Community Council's comments would be passed on. After correction the minute was proposed by T. Fulton, and seconded by J. Ellis.

Police Report:

Crime/offence

No

Detected

Crime/offence

No

Detected

Drugs

1

1

Assault - common

2

1

Assault - serious

1

1

Breach of the Peace

3

3

Vandalism

5

1

Theft

2

 

Theft x OLP

1

 

Theft from MV

1

 

Hinder emergency worker

1

1

RTA

1

1

Total

18

9

     

The Chairman suggested that instead of the next months meeting being conducted in the hall that the council should walk about the village and be able to be spoken to. In that case it would be good to have a policeman with us.

Karen is leasing with the roads department regarding policing of the Houston road. Speed guns will be used.

The Chairman then introduced Fraser Carlin, Head of Planning, Renfrewshire Council

Livery Walk - the main issue is that the regeneration is behind schedule. The contractors having admitted that it is their fault due to a late start due to weather conditions earlier, however it will not be costing the tax payer any money. They expect to be on site for another 4 weeks.
Re-location of the Bus Stop - this allows low level buses to pull into the stop and keeps passengers off the main road. There was some discussion round the subject of the Bus Stop as there had been a number of concerns raised by the public. The fact that the bus stop was often used illegally by parked vehicles the buses could not use the Stop much of the time. The new layout would act as a traffic calming measure, this influenced the decision that had been taken after discussion between the SPT and the council. If it does cause real problems it would have to be looked at again, in six months time
Mr Carlin also indicated that there was an issue with Maxwell Place. They had wanted to cobble the road but it is such poor condition that they are going to put a temporary black top over instead. Concerns were also raised over the access to Maxwell Place for delivery vans and public access.
Westminster Homes have applied for planning permission to build 6 houses at Maxwell Place.
No practical objections. Work will then be carried out to the front of Neva Place and Maxwell Place
at the same time.

Rural Development Fund.
Their will be opportunities for community councils to apply for grants for any projects that they may have. Time will also be made by Renfrewshire Council to help with planning applications.
No new housing is required in the area. Sites could be brought forward, and the consultation exercise will take place in September. Station Road and Moss Road which had been zoned for small
industrial estates could be considered. Core paths will be kept but re-routed if necessary. Station road could be zoned for other than than commercial use.
Work to the front of Neva Place will only take place once the building work at Maxwell place has been completed, and parking will be available at the back of the shops.
A structure plan comes out in September and development plans from there.
The Chairman thanked M r Carlin for his very useful input.

Councillor's Report:
Councillor Puthucheary reported that the new head of Roads, is Scott Allan, and he is very keen to upgrade the way the work procedures had been carried out in the past by making the department much more efficient. Each area will be allocated a squad to fill in of pot holes and this will also be done differently.
Blocked gulleys - Eddie Syme had told her that all the gulleys would be cleaned once a year, however nothing has happened. The planned walkabout is an ideal opportunity for raising these issues.
Scott Allan is trying to introduce a new culture of work practices within the roads department.

Treasurers Report: to be included.

Planning:
Property at Houston Road/ Main Street corner, changed from residential to commercial.

Go Renfrewshire Day - Sunday 30th May
In conjunction with Freeland Church an Open Air Service will take place at 11:00am in Freeland Church car park.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Soup and sandwiches will be provided courtesy of Freeland Church.
Families can either do the blue walk or cycle ride to Quarriers and back Children will be given a questionnaires to complete and there will be prizes for the winners.
T. Fulton will do the registrations at the car park.
P. Allan and M. Mills will serve refreshments in Ranfurly Park (The Glen)
J. Ellis and D. McKenzie will do the same at Quarriers.
S. Clark will walk the blue walk.
S Liddell will take refreshments as they are required..

Christmas Lights -
Secretary is to request an application form from Council.

Secretary's Report:
The Secretary reported back on the recent Forum meeting and items the Forum had difficulty with in the constitution. In their submission changes were made. The Secretary after discussion with the Chairman changes were made as to what Bridge of Weir's response would be to the consultation.
Dr. Nick Walker is resigning as the West of Scotland representative on the AOCC. A letter of thanks from Bridge of Weir Community Council will be sent.
F.O.R.C.C.
Scott Allan, Head of Roads was the main speaker of the evening. All Community Councils had complaints about his department, however he was in the process of trying to change the culture within the department and hoped things would improve in future.
Bridge of Weir Secretary asked about the speed limit on Houston Road and the current traffic calming on Kilmacolm Road.
Many departments within Renfrewshire Council were either sloware slow at replying or did not reply to correspondence from Community Council secretaries, a letter will be sent from the Forum to the Chief Executive.

A.O.C.B.

Dialogue in September along with the work already done by Sustrans set in place a project to try and get wall, embankment and station bridge repaired.

Get a paper written up on what we want in the village - then take it to Fraser Carlin.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place on Tuesday 22nd June at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.
After the formal business of the meeting an out and about walk will take place by the Community Councillors.

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