June 7th - Bridge of Weir Community Council

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Minute of the meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.

Present: S Clark, N Don, J Farquhar, N Ferguson, T Fulton, S Lafferty, S Liddell, H Martin, M McClements, C McCulloch

Apologies: P Allan, E O’Hare Councillor.J MacLaren.

Present: Councillor M Holmes, B MacDougall, A Curley

Minute of Previous Meeting and Matters Arising:

There were no matters arising, Minute adopted by S Lafferty, Seconded by H Martin.

Police Report:

The Police reported they had received 91 call outs during the month for Bridge of Weir
10 crimes reported and 1 detection
Common Assault including vandalism 1
Theft by housebreaking 1 Garden Shed
Attempted Housebreaking 4
Theft of a Mobile Phone 1
Breach of the Peace 1 Detected 1
Licensed Premises Attempt 1 Cellar
Vandalism to a car 1

A member of the public raised an issue of poachers snares found in the woods at Gryffe Castle near to the Primary School. The Police said they would inform Renfrewshire Rural Watch and the school.
Dog poo, it was reported that people are putting dog poo in bags but leaving the bags behind.


The wind turbines at Corlic Hill has been approved by the Scottish Government.
At the time of the meeting there had been there already been 120 objections to the Gladman Planning Application. Another 500 leaflets would be distributed throughout the village.

Councillor’s Report: Cllr Holmes

On the reserve list for resurfacing is Lawmarnock Rd, Church Rd, Hillview Rd, Watt Rd, and Clevans Rd.
New LED replacement lights will be installed in the village.

Boundary Commission, the only change for Bridge of Weir, Bishopton and Langbank Ward 10 will become Ward 11.

There had been reports of an increase in fly tipping since the reduction in facilities at Linwood.

Secretary’s Report: None

Treasurer’s Report: Circulated

Fund Raising: Sub-Committee Report
Received a grant of £4000 from the LAC for the Christmas Lights.
It will cost £500 for a feasabilty study for the Ladepath.
There has been a meeting with Houston Community Council as they are considering a project for the path from Houston.
Exercise equipment in the parks, there had been a positive meeting with Tesco and the public vote on funding will be around September.
Craft Fair, This will be held in September
A Silent Auction had been discussed with letters being sent out to businesses within the village.

Roads, Transport and Ground Maintenence:
Houston Road Park
Swings have been removed in the park.
The problem of the condition of the park has not been resolved concern was shown over the football pitch.


Minutes will be circulated to the Pirie and displayed prior to the meeting. They will be as usual on web page.
The website will updated over the summer and ready for September.

Date and time of next meeting:

The next regular meeting of the Community Council will take place on Tuesday 6th September at 7pm in the Cargill Hall.

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