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Of the regular meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 6 November at 7.00pm in the Cargill Hall.

PRESENT: J Ellis, T Fulton, G Lethorn, S Liddell, H Martin, D McKenzie, M Mills, E O’Hare, Cllr. J MacLaren.

APOLOGIES: P Allan, S Clark.

VISITORS: PC J Binnie, PC J Arthur,  Yasmeen Khan, Chief Exec. Office, Renfrewshire Council, J Farquhar, D Sweeney, T Hanley, S Lafferty, H McAleer, N Johnstone.

The meeting was chaired by Vice-Chairman T Fulton.

In the absence of the October minute due to an IT problem there were no Matters arising. The minute will be presented for approval at the next meeting in December.

POLICE REPORT; There were 10 reported crimes.  These included 3 Housebreaking, 1 drug offence, 1 road traffic offence. There were no detections.  
The Community Council was informed that there are bogus traders going from door to door, none so far in Bridge of Weir, but should you see any, try and take their car / van number and report it.

Yasmeen Khan from the Chief Executive Office, Renfrewshire Council gave a short talk on the new Renfrewshire Community Plan 2013 – 2022. She handed out a document on the plan and went through it and explaining it. The consultation is from November until 31st January 2013 with formal agreement to be in place by April 2013.

The Vice Chairman announced that he had heard from H Tidswell and that he wished to resign from the Community Council, this was noted and a letter of appreciation will be sent to him.

COUNCILLOR’S REPORT; Livery Walk car park will be resurfaced and new white lining.
Hazelwood Road Park there should be wild flower areas.
Bin collections are being missed
Some overgrown hedges and trees are requiring to be cut back.
War Memorial and area has been tidied up by Brighter Bridge of Weir.
Traffic lights at Houston Road / Main Street corner continue to be a problem, this time with the green arrow.
Improvements at Neva Place, plans are continuing to be put in place for this.
Speeding issues were discussed and perhaps mobile cameras could be used in the village.
The residents of Killalan Avenue should have had by now correspondence from Renfrewshire Council regarding the parking.

A complaint from a member of the public about the condition of the pavements on Kilmacolm Road at Thistlebank and Gryffe Avenue, leaves lying rotting are causing a problem for those walking.
Drains are blocked at Elm Road and Warlock Drive.
Another member of the public mentioned the condition of Station Road. It was decided that we should write to Sustrans the owner of the land, and request that they tidy it up.

SECRETARY’S REPORT; The Secretary said that since the last meeting she had had correspondence from Cllr Holmes and some responses back to her letters. A letter was received from Dawn Developments this will be discussed under Planning.

TREASURER’S REPORT;The Treasurer reported that his accounts along with the AGM minute were now with Anne McNaughton and was now waiting for our administrative grant to come through.

The letter received from Dawn Developments was read out. They would like to arrange a meeting with the Community Council to discuss their plans and current position. At the moment the park remains with housing.
A discussion took place whereby it was decided to meet with them, however we would have to point out that all Community Council meetings are public but that we would be willing to organise and chair it. Suggested dates are January or February at the latest.

Residents from Kilgraston Road are concerned over development in a field at Shillingworth.  It was noted that the Community Council have heard nothing of this and the residents should speak to the Planning Dept at Renfrewshire Council.

The Ladeside  project there was nothing further on that.

Christmas Lights. All arrangements were now in place,

A.O.C.B.  None.

Date and Time of Next Meeting.

The next regular meeting of the Community Council will take place at 7.00pm on Tuesday 4 December 2012 in the Cargill Hall.

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