Minute of the regular meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.
Present: S. Clark, J Farquhar, T Fulton, S Lafferty, G Lethorn, H Martin, D McKenzie, M Mills, E O’Hare, F Hewitt.
Apologies: P Allan, M McClements, S Liddell.
Visitors: Cllr M Brown, Cllr J MacLaren, PC M Ewing, J Fowler, B McDougall.
1 serious assault – detected
1 domestic breach of the peace
2 thefts by housebreakings – still to be investigated
1 vandalism to a car.
Councillor MacLaren is compiling a report on roads needing repair and requested members of the Community Council to note them.
The road traffic department will be reviewing the phasing of the traffic lights at Torr Road – Main Street junction and Cllr MacLaren reported the lack of a repeater traffic light could cause confusion at this site and increases the likelihood of an accident.
The Mill Brae footpath is need of attention.
Renfrewshire Council was asked to ensure the road markings were replaced in Lintwhite Crescent as this has not yet been done following the re-surfacing work.
Councillor Brown requested the Council uplift rubbish left by fly tipping at Livery Walk car park. A supervisor visited the site and had all the rubbish removed, however the supervisor explained to Cllr Brown the difficulties in repositioning the re-cycling bins in order to limit the opportunities for further fly tipping.
An invitation has been received inviting Community Council members to the British Legion on Thursday 23rd October for the World War 1 concert.
Treasurer’s Report: See attached sheet..
All current local issues were covered by the Local Development Plan presentation.
Ground Maintenance, Roads and Transport:
The Community Council is to set up a sub-group to carry out an audit on local roads and list those requiring repair in time for the next meeting.
The Chairman provided current information on Christmas Lights during his presentation.
Two members attended the Street Audit Community Training where they were given a full days training on how to conduct a Street Audit, from how to identify areas requiring improvements to establishing how to prioritise the project’s in most need, and how to make up and submit a report to the authorities to approve the works.
The areas that were looked at were mainly owned by the Local Authority and may not assist with private locations within the village for the final funding, however the exercise is the same and this method of audit could be used on other community projects so would say it was a worthwhile day.
There were no questions for the open forum.
The next regular meeting of the Community Council will be held on Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.