June 3rd - Bridge of Weir Community Council

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Minute of the regular meeting of the Community Council held on 3 rd June 2014 at
7.00pm in the Cargill Hall

T Fulton, S Liddell, M Mills, E O’Hare, G Lethorn, H Martin.

Apologies: P Allan, S Clark, J Farquhar, S Lafferty, D McKenzie, M McClements.

Visitors: Councillor J MacLaren, B MacDougall, PC Shearer, PC Garry.

Minutes of Previous meeting and Matters arising:

At the opening of the meeting we did not think we would have a quorum therefore left the approval of the minute until the September meeting.  Into the meeting other members arrived allowing us to continue.

Police Report:

The police were again informed of the parking problems in Lintwhite Crescent caused by parked cars obstructing the pavement. The police suggested that the public keep calling the police when cars block the pavement and the local police will attend.
There have been incidences reported of Class B drug taking around the primary school often late at night and also vandalism around the school.  The police would appreciate being contacted by the public when anything suspicious is seen.
There were 9 offences, two attempted house-breakings and attempted theft from business premises, none detected, 4 cases of vandalism, none detected, breach of bail conditions, and 1 failure to disclose a knife - detected.

Councillor’s Report:

Roads: The A761 has new white lining and Cat’s Eyes but a few of the Cat’s Eyes are missing, these will be replaced.
Planning: 1:Shillingworth, consultation event associated with the Proposal of Application Notice for Shillingworth will take place in the Cargill Hall on 5 th June, 2014 between 1.00pm and 6.00pm.
2: Application for 2 houses at Gryffe Castle. The original decision by the planning officers was upheld.
The village clean up was supported by a large number of volunteers who collected a great deal of rubbish. Councillor MacLaren expressed his appreciation to all who helped.
Councillor MacLaren wished to put forward his idea that a local trust fund where people could sign up to regular small donations, this could become a local charity where trustees could manage investments and provide grants to local organisations.

Secretary’s Report:

The Secretary reported she had attended the Forum meeting on the 25 th May and had circulated the minute to the members.

Treasurer’s Report:  See attached report.

Planning Report:

No Local Plan available at present from the Reporter’s Office..
It is hoped that members of the public will attend the proposed developer’s consultation meeting regarding the Shillingworth development on 5th June.
There has been a planning application for a house at Clevans Road .
There is no conclusion regarding the proposed wind farm in Ayrshire

Review of the Scheme of Community Councils.

A workshop on the  review will be held in Renfrewshire House, 11 th June, 2014 at 2-4pm. The Community Council Secretary and 2 others will attend. The lengthy document with info regarding the CC Scheme has been sent to members attending the workshop.

The Ground Maintenance, Roads and Transport;

The village clean up organised by Brighter Bridge of Weir was very well supported with a great deal of litter collected. This added to the positive effect Brighter Bridge of Weir volunteers have given the village.

Christmas Lights;

The grant application for the Christmas lights was approved at the Local Area Committee.

Forum/Local Area Committee:

The grant applications by TARA, Brighter Bridge of Weir, and Bridge of Weir Community Council were all met in full at the recent Local Area Committee meeting.

Queen’s Baton Relay:

The baton will be carried through the village between 10.30am –11.00am on 17 th July by 5 baton bearers with, as yet, no known designated route.  The Community Council Chairman and Treasurer will investigate the availability of Commonwealth Games and Town Centre funding to meet the cost of obtaining 500 hand held flags which could be given to those lining the route to see the baton being carried through the village.

Open Forum:

The Cenotaph is being repaired and the lettering re-done as part of the 1 st World War  100 years commemoration anniversary


The TARA chairman was very perturbed by the lack of local consultation regarding the setting up of the Donaldfield Residents Association .  He felt that the village would be divided to the detriment of the whole community.

Date and Time of Next Meeting:

The next regular meeting of the Community Council will take place on Tuesday, 2 nd September at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.
In the event of any other important business before this date then a meeting will be called.

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