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HOWWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 13APRIL 2010

PRESENT

Robert Scarsbrook (Chair), Linda Smith, Christine Scarsbrook, Grace Weir, Nick Walker, Douglas J Paxton (Minutes), Jackie Mackenzie, Margie Stewart


IN ATTENDANCE

Anne McNaughton and Pauline Moss (Renfrewshire Council), Lorna Poole, Councillors Ian McMillan and Tracey McGee.


APOLOGIES

Dawn Michael, Bill David, Norma David and Councillors John Hood and John Caldwell



1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

Proposed by G Weir and seconded by J Mackenzie.


2. POLICE REPORT

  • Two offences were reported by PC Tracy Knox-McLean / Sergeant Jackie Melvin

    • Road Traffic Offence – due care & attention (detected)

    • Howwood School attempting breaking.

  • Re dog fouling – wardens have been in area but nothing detected but will come back.

  • Chase up on requirement for fete presence 19 June 2010




  1. FAIRTRADE PRESENTATION – BY PAULINE MOSS

  • Pauline gave a background to Fairtrade in Renfrewshire and how we could become a fair trade village. There are 5 goals to be achieved – details issued – does not necessarily have to be driven by the Community Council. Potential to do publicity at the fete and there is local support from Lochwinnoch and Bishopton who are already fairtrade villages. Agreed to put on as an agenda item at the next Community Council Meeting - how we can take this forward.




  1. MATTERS ARISING

  • Draft Scheme for Community Councils – N Walker draft discussed and Anne McNaughton gave further information from a Local Authority point of view. Following discussions N Walker agreed to redraft with some minor changes and send round to Community Council members, agreed to use this as HCC response to the Consultation Document.

  • Pharmacy – Public meeting Wednesday 7th April – poor attendance (32 with councillors and representatives) letter of support based on over 300 surveys.

  • Scottish Evening – Final Report from Bill David read out by the Chair.

  • Roads Issue – Pavement on Main road close to Corseford School collapsing into ditch.




  1. ENVIRONMENT




  1. COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Village Fete (19 June) & Wind Band Concert changed to 11 June in the Church. Fete more or less going to plan – some of the cash is coming in.

  • Village Clean up - well attended 3 days (including the Green Gym People) over 50 people helped and as such the second shift on Sunday was cancelled. Thanks to Community Wardens, Howwood Inn and Brian for transport.


6. PLANNING / LICENSING

  • Village Hall Licensing – It is not known who the responsible person is, Councillor to investigate. Licence Holder Courses booked - D J Paxton 26/04 and B David 21/05.

  • Nothing else of note.


7. COUNCILLORS’ ISSUES

  • Houses at Coresford (Ian McMillan) – The site is in Spateston and the idea has being going on for a number of years – may be include the School site. Future of Spateston Shopping Centre reliant on what happening in the area and at the School site. Hopefully not affecting the green belt and should not link Spateston to Howwood. Ian and Tracey will keep us up to date. Spateston Playing Fields may also be covered by this project.

  • Football Pitch – A council employee seems to be giving the impression that HCC would be taking over – Councillor Caldwell will look into. Renfrewshire Council do have a policy that could transfer by way of a lease to a 3rd party.

  • An alleged paedophile is currently living in the Village – councillors cannot confirm or deny it. T McGee working with relevant authorities, anyone with concerns should phone the police, who will also speak to school children after they return from holidays.

  • Roads – do accept that they are very poor.


8. CORRESPONDENCE

  • Letters from Trish Godman MSP and Councillor Tracy McGee – Government is putting aside additional money (£1.5m) to assist Renfrewshire.

  • Trish Godman MSP – Campaign Stop Knives Save Lives – Councillors appear to be supporting.

  • Save your regional park newsletter – copy with R Scarsbrook.

  • Health News - copy with R Scarsbrook.

  • Get Involved – being put in local shops.


9. AOCB

  • Broadband Group – 30 people keen to participate. Looking to make more public the issues - in particular other providers offering high speed access that cannot be provided in Howwood.

  • Warden Service – Getting more involved – happy to come along to Community Council Meeting, suggest at AGM – they will be at the Fete.

  • Ian McMillan not being present for last couple of meetings due to other Council commitments.


10. NEXT MEETING

  • 11th May @ 7.30pm in Howwood Village Hall.

  • Thereafter: 8th June, 13th July and 10th August at 7.30pm.




Contact Details

Aircraft Noise Telephone line

0141 848 4644

(answer machine)



Antisocial Behaviour Help Line

0800 169 1283

Dog Warden, Michelle Knox

0141 840 3164

Glasgow Wind Band,

R & C Scarsbrook



01505 704083

www.scarsbrook@aol.com

Fly Tipping

0845 230 4090

Minicoach Tours

minicoachtours@btconnect.com

Police

01505 404000

Renfrewshire Council

0141 842 5000

www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

R.C. Roads email address

PT@Renfrewshire.gov.uk

Roads & Lighting Faults

0141 842 4466 (M-F)

0141 889 2314



Scottish Water Contact

0141 355 5187

Secretary, Bill David

01505 703500

bdeconsultants@googlemail.com

Village Web Site

www.howwood.com

Youth Nuisance Help Line

01505 325030



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