Bridge of Weir Community Councils Chairman’s Report to Agm
2nd October 2007
With fewer controversial planning applications this year it enabled us to concentrate more freely on other projects
Tom and his team in co-operation with Kate Cuthbert Access Manager and Anne Philips Tourism Officer Renfrewshire Council recently completed the Plans for Village Walks and the Signage for this project and approved the design of the new History Boards.
We look forward to the completion of these projects.
The team organised the second successful Christmas Lights switch on and plans are well in place for a repeat this year December 5th the date to put in your diary.
We were delighted to participate in the 25 anniversary Gala Day by sponsoring the very popular Petting Zoo attraction.
As the Community Councils representative on the Play Park Improvement Group I am delighted to report excellent progress. The group are well on there way to making there target prior to applying for Big Lottery funding and in the next few days will become a Limited Company allowing us to make application for Charitable status which will enable more access to grants.
The Community Council launched our website www.bridgeofweir.org thanks to Donald McKenzie for the professional job done. I recommend a visit if you’ve not been in and I urge more contributions to the site.
Guest speakers who attended the Community Council included Procurator Fiscal Scott Patterson, Paul Devlin Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Supt McCallum Strathclyde Police, Sylvia Morrison Community Health Partnership, Graham Wylie Principal Engineer Roads Department,
Margaret Hay and Ian Irvine Turning Point and as mentioned before Kate Cuthbert and Anne Philips.
The speakers some of whom spoke on local issues while others on broader district wide issues and all gave relevant information.
The Community Council had two visits on the invitation of our MSP Trica Godman to the Scottish Parliament and Jonathan Muirhead to the Leather Works.
Members and guests enjoyed both visits.
As well as our regular meetings members attended The Renfrewshire Forum of Community Councils (to which Sandra our secretary was appointed to the executive), Community Planning area meetings and five year plan seminar, the Scottish Association of Community Councils AGM and West of Scotland Area meeting.
In the coming session whilst we continue to the deal with Local matters concerning the village we should look forward to the challenge of the changes ahead locally and nationally.
I thank our Councillors for their support and regular attendance.
Community Police Officers Tom and Tracey for there contributions and assistance.
Finally thanks to my colleagues on the Community Council for their work throughout the year in particular executive members Tom, Sandra, Jim and Betty.