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Bridge of Weir Community Council


Minute of the ordinary meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 4 February at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.


Present: P Allan, S Clark, J Farquhar, T Fulton, S Lafferty, G Lethorn, S Liddell, H Martin, D McKenzie, E O’Hare,
Apologies:  M. Mills.
Visitors: Sgt. P Moir K329 PS, Cllr M Holmes, Cllr J MacLaren, H and M McClements, D and P Girvan, G Fraser, J Collins, B MacDougall, C Redman, M Porter, M Scully, G Hanley, E McMurray, V Dewson, A Johnstone Brighter Bridge of Weir.

Minute of the Previous Meeting and Matters Arising:
 There were no matters arising.
Minute was approved by T. Fulton and Seconded by J. Farquhar.

Police Report:
Sergeant Phil Moir gave  the Police Report for December and January.

December

Number

Detected

Theft & Housebreaking

4

0

Theft

2

0

HBWI

2

0

Attempted HWBI

1

0

Theft from motor vehicle

2

0

MDA Offences

2

2

January

Theft & Housebreaking

1

0

Attempted HWBI

3

0

Vandalism

13

0

RTA Offences

1

1

CJL

2

1

Assault

2

0


Sgt  Moir pointed out that 11 of the vandalism was  one incident involving  four persons. He also reminded the meeting that anyone with any information about any crime should phone the police on 101.
On the matter of a video camera pointing at Council owned garages would be legal or not, he suggested that the Council or the Police should be contacted. About this as he did not know the area.

Councillors Report:  
Councillor Holmes.
Councillor Holmes  reported that the drains on Houston Road should have been cleared.
There has been parking enforcement outside the vets and the bank on the Main Street.
Warlock Road, there was a need for traffic calming measures and Renfrewshire Council  were suggesting speed bumps .This stimulated a lot of discussion and it was felt that speed was not the specific problem, but bottle necks caused by the road layout and inappropriate and inconsiderate parking at school times was the real problem, a suggestion that an island on Houston Road and Warlock Road would be a better option to alleviate some of the traffic problems. Councillor Holmes would take this suggestion to the Council.
The Community Council had requested a cycling proficiency area in Moss Road Park. Renfrewshire Council are planning a site visit. Councillor MacLaren suggested getting Johnstone Wheelers involved in the plan.

Councillor MacLaren
.  Road Report:
Speeding on Kilmacolm Rd.:  A petition has been submitted to Renfrewshire Council and comes before the Scrutiny and Petitions Board on the 10 th February.
Lower Speed limit Brookfield A761: 2007 Local Transport Strategy states the intent to "Implement a lower speed limit (30mph) on the A761 where it runs through the village".

Line painting:
- The A761 from Bridge of Weir - Brookfield is due to be white  lined and  new cats eyes fitted.

Kilmacolm Rd: - This road was closed from Friday 24th January until Thursday inclusive to allow for emergency resurfacing works. Traffic was diverted via Torr Road. The works are just beyond Strathgryffe Crescent stretching 400 meters west.  McGill's and SPT had dispensation to continue using the A761.  The diversion was not popular and there is evidence of traffic going off the road.

Livery Walk Car Park:
several pot holes need fixed.  This has been reported.

Bus Services:

SPT New X7A: – The new service is up and running.  It has taken into account some of the concerns of the last version.  No return service to St Andrews Drive other than via Kilmacolm this  is a concern, as is the 30 min wait on the Houston Road for the X7 service.

Houston Road Park
David Carslaw of  Streetscene has agreed to plant any trees we get for the park, free of charge.  The trees need to be about 5’ high.
Donaldfield Residents Association:
The inaugural meeting of the Donaldfield  Residents Association  will take place in the Pirie Centre, Freeland Church on Thursday 6th February at 7.30 pm.  
Lintwhite Crescent:
A letter has been sent out again to some residents regarding rubbish mounting up in their back gardens.  I shall follow this up with a visit.
Locher Place Footpath:
Needs to be chased up.  I will follow this up tomorrow.

NB. Following on from the meeting Cllr MacLaren circulated feedback and this was passed on to all members.

Treasurer’s Report:  See Attached Sheet.

Secretary’s Report:  As per the agenda, the Consultations and have been noted.

X7A Bus Service:

The fare information supplied by McGill's indicates that the adult single fare between Johnstone High Street and Bridge of Weir is £1.90 (£2.05 from Johnstone railway station), and this should apply in either direction.  Therefore if you stay on board and go to the Donaldfield area via Kilmacolm then you should not be charged extra.

NB. Cllr Holmes was the appointed councillor for this meeting and took a number of items on board including blocked Right of Way through Bull’s Garage site, Traffic island for Warlock Road, roughcasting of Mimosa Road flats, blocked gullies.

Further to the Shillingworth site it was agreed that the Community Council  would write to the independent reporter about the change of circumstance at Bull’s Garage site.
The Chairman  reported  that MimosaRoad had still not been resurfaced in spite of it being reported for the last five years.
The question was asked why only one block of flats in Mimosa Road was being rough cast in the development of bringing the flats up to standard. It was suggested that this should be referred to G Lethorn and the Tenants and Residents Association.

Planning Report.

T Fulton had hoped to go to the Renewable Energy Conference but by the time he applied was fully booked.
Local Plan update already been covered earlier in the meeting.

Project Reports – Ladeside

There was no new information, but there maybe be some funding by March.

Christmas Lights.
A Johnstine from the Brighter Bridge of Weir group reported that Linwood LAC had managed to get a grant of  £10,000 and had used this to improve their Christmas Lights. .All the events surrounding the Christmas Light Switch - on was very positive but the lights themselves were very disappointing.
As grant applications would have to be in within  the next four weeks, members of Brighter Bridge of Weir and members of the Community Council  will meet next week.

Transport Report:
There had been numerous complaints about the X7A bus service
Two buses going to Johnstone at the same time is unnecessary.
Ground maintenance and Roads
Potholes in Mimosa Road.
Consultations.
The Community Council  decided not  to to become involved in Scottish Government Rural Parliament, or NHS Pharmaceutical Services consultation.
Rotary Fun Run sent by Councillor Brown  was noted.
Local area Committee:
Nothing to report.

Forum:
There is a management meeting on Thursday.

AOCB:
A resident asked how often the drains and gullies should be cleared as the one outside his house had weeds growing out of it, and one of the manholes was collapsing.
He also complained about bins not being returned to the correct place.  And a question was asked if foxes were vermin as he had two in his back garden and one had even come into the house. Could anything be done to get rid of them?
Cllr. Holmes to take action on these points.

Date and Time of next Meeting:

The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 4 March at 700pm in the Cargill Hall.




 
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