Ian Miller (chair), Harry McCormack (minutes), Janet Taylor, Sian Wilkie, Brian Kemsley, Gordon Kerr
Stephen Burns, Anne Dickie, Tilda McCrimmon, Angela Caldwell, Barbara Barnes, Anne-Marie Timmoney, Colin Smith
Proposed by Ian Miller and seconded by Brian Kemsley.
WDC Planning & Building Standards: Full application from Lidl Great Britain Limited for mixed use development site at Mitchell Way. Alexandria Traders Association to put in objection to current plans as this is currently structured in a way that will affect footfall in the main street. Alexandria CC agree with the traders’ concerns and will support their objection.
New bank account getting set with Bank of Scotland.
Angela and Ian meeting on Thursday 19th January 2023 to begin process.
Association met on Tuesday 17th January 2023.
Concerns raised over the fountain traffic lights and how the pedestrian crossing currently operates causing flow of traffic to be congested at the junction.
Mitchell Way demolition should begin in the “next two weeks”.
Shop Front Improvements – funding from WDC to be provided in the next financial year from April. £200k allocated to Alexandria with £10k for each shop. TA currently working with Vincent McIntyre WDC Regeneration. Further discussions to take place.
Business Improvement District Opportunity – TA discussed the potential of a “BID” for Alexandria Town Centre with Davina Lavery, WDC Regeneration. This model would help improve the area such as marketing and maintenance with support provided by the Scottish Town Partnership. BIDs can only be established if a clear majority of local businesses support it in a ballot. The TA feel that is something that should be explored further.
Trader’s Market timescale extended to possible summertime start with discussions continuing on its potential location etc.
Alexandria Post Office has now re-opened but current concern on its present operation – Alexandria CC will monitor this.
Alexandria Community Council’s new public page on Facebook currently with 70 likes and 94 followers and slowly growing.
Alexandria CC Notice Board Facebook group is growing well with close to 700 group members and many local community groups, businesses and organisation information shared.
Alexandria Town Website: Harry to contact Alan Hubner of Aehweb for an update on any developments.
Bonhill & Dalmonach Community Council: Harry to contact Jack Fordy to arrange a potential joint meeting.
Alexandria Warm Bank/Heat Hub – Harry to contact Councillor Michelle McGinty on when this planned facility in Alexandria Library will be opened.
(with no other business, the meeting was closed)
Wednesday 1st March 6.30pm, Alexandria Community Centre.
Ian Miller (chair), Harry McCormack (minutes), Janet Taylor, Brian Kemsley, Gordon Kerr, Angela Caldwell, Tilda McCrimmon, Barbara Barnes, Colin Smith, Alan Hubner (First Item Only).
Stephen Burns, Anne Dickie, Anne-Marie Timmoney, Sian Wilkie.
Proposed by Brian Kemsley and seconded by Janet Taylor.
Harry will action information required for Alexandria Town Centre website as previously discussed in meeting.
Vale of Leven Community Soup event taking place on Thursday 9th March in Lomond Church, Balloch.
With no other business, the meeting was closed.
Wednesday 19th April 7pm, Alexandria Community Centre.
Ian Miller (chair), Harry McCormack (minutes), Janet Taylor, Brian Kemsley, Gordon Kerr, Angela Caldwell, Tilda McCrimmon, Anne-Marie Timmoney, Alan Hubner (First Item Only)
Stephen Burns, Colin Smith
Proposed by Brian Kemsley and seconded by Angela Caldwell.
Next meeting is Wednesday 7th June 2023, 7pm to 9pm at Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick. Tilda to attend with Barbara giving advance apologies.
Following from previous discussion on the Alexandria Town Website, Ian presented a template of a potential survey which can be added to the website later. To be discussed further at next CC meeting.
Link-up with Schools: Ian and Jack Fordy of Bonhill & Dalmonach CC currently rescheduling date to meet up with Headteacher of Our Lady and St Patrick’s following similar meeting at Vale of Leven Academy.
With no other business, the meeting was closed.
Wednesday 31st May 7pm, Alexandria Community Centre.
Ian Miller (chair), Harry McCormack (minutes), Janet Taylor, Brian Kemsley, Tilda McCrimmon, Barbara Barnes, David Keown (Balloch & Haldane CC), Stephen Burns (WDC Communities Team).
Angela Caldwell, Sian Wilkie.
Proposed by Brian Kemsley and seconded by Tilda McCrimmon.
(with no other business, the meeting was closed).
Wednesday 30th August 7pm, Alexandria Community Centre.
Ian Miller (chair), Harry McCormack (minutes), Angela Caldwell, Jan Taylor, Brian Kemsley, Colin Smith (WDC Communities Team), Stephen Burns (WDC Communities Team), Shirley McAlpine (Vale of Leven Trust)
Tilda McCrimmon, Barbara Barnes, Sian Wilkie
Financial Statement to end of October 2023
WDC Grant £3,090.12
Alexandria Town Website £1,500.00
Room Hire £19.80
Balance carried forward to next year £1,420.32
Passed by independent examiner – Shirley McAlpine, Vale of Leven Trust
(with no other business the meeting was closed)