Alexandria Community Council
Wednesday 18th January 2023
Alexandria Community Centre

Minutes of Meeting


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

Previous Minutes – 14.12.22

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.

Alexandria Traders Association

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.

Forward Planning

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.

Social Media

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)

Next meeting

Wednesday 1st March 6.30pm, Alexandria Community Centre.