Bridge of Weir Community Council
Two of our members attended a seminar on the Scottish Government Planning Consultation and will be making a response to the consultation on behalf of the Community Council.
There is also a consultation on the Local Development Plan – Main Issues Report. Details can be found on the Renfrewshire Council web site. We will add a link on our web site www.bridgeofweir.org to assist anyone wishing to participate in the consultation.
The proposal to build 14 flats and 8 detached houses on land at Old Ranfurly Golf Course adjacent to Lawmarnock Road has been refused by the Planning Board at Renfrewshire Council.
The process of the planning appeals in relation to Whitelint Gate and Land North of Kilmacolm Road will be set out by the Scottish Government Reporter at a meeting on 30th March. The actual appeal hearing is likely to be scheduled for late May. We will keep you informed of progress on this via Facebook and our web page.
At our recent meeting Inspector Cassie Glass reported on the previous months crime figures. Seven crimes had been committed including one for drink driving in which the offending vehicle collided with a parked car.
Shift patterns for Community Policing are changing from five shifts to two allowing for more policing at essential times.
Inspector Glass has agreed to look and identify if there is any information the Police can offer in our quest to have the 30mph speed limit extended beyond St Mary’s Church, Johnstone Road. Renfrewshire Council has once again refused this request.
Guest Speaker at the meeting was Susan Knowles, Volunteer Development Officer from Quarriers charity who is looking for volunteers to help with Adults with learning difficulties in all areas of their work. She was also seeking out advice on advertising on how best to recruit volunteers. We agreed if the charity sends us further information we would put this on to our Facebook page.
Renfrewshire Forum of Community Councils approached us seeking our views regarding 20mph speed limits being introduced throughout Renfrewshire. The Community Council has reserved it’s decision until further information is forthcoming.
On the buses: We were informed by McGill’s buses that changes to their services in Bridge of Weir that will be introduced on the 3rd of April. Initially on contacting McGill’s customer services we were informed that no changes were imminent however this was contradicted by SPT and changes to X7 evening and Sunday services would affect the link between Johnstone and Bridge of Weir. McGill’s have apologised for the error and will update us with further information. SPT will investigate if a solution can be found regarding the link between Johnstone and Bridge of Weir. Visit our Facebook page for updates.
Virgin Media cabling works are causing some concern regarding the quality of the re-instatement of the pavements. Complaints should be made in the first instance to the site supervisor or by contacting the Virgin customer helpline on 0870 888 3116 (option 3). We have passed on Community Council concerns to our Councillors.
Due to the refurbishment of the Cargill Hall the venues for the next three meetings have had to be changed. 4th April St.Machar’s Ranfurly Church Hall. 2nd May and 6th June the Primary School. All with the usual start time of 7.00pm.