June 25th - Bridge of Weir Community Council

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Of the regular meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 25th June 2013 at 7pm in the Cargill Hall.

Present: S Clark, J Ellis, T Fulton, S Lafferty, S Liddell, H Martin, D McKenzie, M Mills, Cllr M Brown.

Apologies: P Allan, J Farquhar, G Lethorn, E O’Hare, Cllr J MacLaren.

Visitors: B MacDougall, G Hanley, J Macaulay.

Minutes from Previous Meeting and Matters Arising:

Page1 wording should read ‘copies of airport flight path’.
Minute was proposed by D McKenzie and seconded by M Mills.

Police Report: None.

Residents from the Shillingworth area gave an account of the Renfrewshire Council Planning meeting they had attended where the Council approved the release of the land, this has now gone to the Reporter.

Councillor’s Report: Councillor M Brown.

Cllr Brown reported that she had several complaints about road surfaces, pot holes in and around the village. A manhole cover at St Mungo’s Court, and an inspection had taken place at Gryffe Place outside Kingsley Wood, this should be repaired within 28 days.
Riverside Buses, McGills are not replacing all that Riverside did. The hail and ride is not commercial and will not be serviced by them. There is a service My Bus Rural that anybody can use.
Currently McGill’s operate Service 1 From Kilmacolm via Quarriers, and Bridge of Weir to Johnstone Station this will be replaced by a similar service operated by Gillen’s.  McGill’s have been asked to look at ticket pricing on the X7 to Linwood.
At the Local Area Committee Bridge of Weir did alright with the grants.
Speed Camera’s. 85% of passing traffic was around 42mph and the very maximum was 67mph. On Prieston Road in both directions 37mph and the highest 63mph.
A pot hole at Houston Road was causing a problem.  
The skip at Amaretto’s, it was suggested that the best time to see the mess was just after a weekend.
A car had hit a lamp post in Back Road causing damage to both car and lamp post, Cllr Brown will report this.
The community council would email A Summers, Street Scene Manager at Renfrewshire Council on the reinstatement of the Goal Posts in the park.

Secretary’s Report:
The Secretary reported that she only had a report on the Forum which would be taken later in the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report:
The Treasurer gave a verbal report on his Monthly Balance Sheet.

Planning Report:

The regeneration at the frontage of Berni’s Cafe has been approved.
The Local plan has now gone through the Council and away to the Reporter.  The group from Shillingworth had wanted modifications to the plan due to the number of representations they had in support. The SNP group supported the amendment, however it was passed that there would be no amendment.
Hydro: This was felt that the Capital Investment of £450000 was too expensive. It was also felt that there were too many obstacles to overcome for the return. It was agreed that we would withdraw from the project.
The village clean-up had been successful, but it’s unlikely that Community Services will carry out further clean-up projects within the village this year.

Local Area Committee:
It was reported that the LAC would be discussing transport at their next meeting.

A presentation was given by Joyce McKellar, CEO, Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd.
Roads Protocol, 2012 Monitoring Report, only 66% were completed by the deadline.
Review of the Annual Administrative Allowance. A number of Community Councils had not sent in their returns, this survey will have to be taken again after the annual returns have been submitted for this year.
Community Councils mentioned lack of Police presence at their meetings since the new Force came into being.


Consideration was given to who we should invite to future meetings.

Date and Time of Next Meeting:

The next regular meeting of the Community Council will take place on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.

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