BRIDGE OF WEIR COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 22nd June 2010 in the Cargill Hall.
PRESENT: Sandy Clark, Tom Fulton, Sandra Liddell, Elizabeth O'Hare, Helen Martin, Margaret Mills, Patricia Allan, Donald McKenzie, Gordon Lethorn,
APOLOGIES: Cllr Langlands, Harold Tidswell, Nichol Gardner, Jim Ellis.
VISITORS: Cllr. Holmes.
The meeting was opened by the Chairman who welcomed all in attendance.
The minutes of the previous meeting were proposed by M. Mills and seconded by T. Fulton.
There were no matters arising.
Comments were made regarding graffiti that had been painted on the walls of the pavilion in Houston Road Park.
There were a couple of reports on anti-social behaviour in Mimosa Road and the Assist Team and Wardens have been involved increasing the monitoring of the situation.
The meeting was asked if all had received " Difficult Choices for Difficult Times" booklet, it appeared that not every area had received this booklet. Councillor Holmes said that he would look into this.
Financial Position - Approximately 90million pounds needs to be saved over the next three years and in order to achieve this there could be up to 700 redundancies as the range of options are limited if this was not to impact on staffing levels.
There is Internet Access for the Consultation document.
18 crimes reported and 10 detected.
4 Vandalism 4 Thefts
3 Breach of Peace 5 Drug offences
2 Assaults (1 serious)
A petition from parents attending Bridge of Weir Primary and St. Benedict's Secondary schools resulted in a walking group being set up. Scott Allen, Head of Roads at Renfrewshire Council agreed to accompany the Walking Group. The outcome of this is that Kilbarchan Road has now been deemed to be unsafe.
There has also been a request that the speed limit for Houston Road outside the village be reduced to 30mph.
The Community Council has made requests for at least a 40mph limit for several years.
It has been noted that barriers at present in place in some parts of Houston Road have not been properly cemented in and a request has been made that this be rectified as soon as possible plus the erection of further barriers.
A letter supporting these parent groups will be sent to Renfrewshire Council from the Community Council.
It had been decided at the last meeting that the members of the Community Council would do a "Walk About" of the village this evening and send their findings of problems such as broken walls etc to the Secretary and Chairman who will then collate the information and contact the appropriate departments within Renfrewshire Council.
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 September at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall