Minutes – meeting held 10.01.2023 @ Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick.
Present: Isobel, Debbie, Jana, Gordon, Rena, Chris Young, Maria
Apologies: Carolyn, Rhona
Approval of previous minutes: The minutes of the previous minutes were not available for approval due to a mix up and they had not been circulated to the wider group.
Scott Hardy and Kayleigh Hughes in attached from Scottish Police Force
(The above all exclude fixed penalty notices issued in respect of anti-social behaviour, non endorsable and endorsable offences (road traffic))
Graeme Anderson attended the meeting with the hope of speaking directly to the councillor’s from WDC. Unfortunately, there was no representation from WDC at the meeting with no apologies submitted for non-attendance. Mr Anderson resides at 125 Dumbarton Road and has been having issues with the tenant in adjoining property, which is owned by WDC, for approx. 3.5 years. Mr Anderson gave the group a very thorough and detailed account of the past 3.5 years. WDC have not been responding to Mr Anderson or his partner Debbie Keenan despite constant requests for things to be addressed. The lack of communication from WDC has become unacceptable. The below are the main points that have not been addressed.
Date of next meeting – Tuesday 14th February 2023, Napier Hall @ 7.30pm
Meeting Closed @ 20.51pm
Isobel Plunkett (Chair), Rena McKenzie, Maria Gordon, Chris Young, Jim McElhill, June McKay, John Pryde (police officer) Carolyn Hutchison.
Gordon King, Rhona Young, Daniel Lennie, Jana Moracova, Debbie Keenan, Lauren Oxley.
Jim McElhill raised concern re.issue highlighted by Graeme Anderson around data protection issues and also that this was the first time he had heard of it despite holding regular surgeries in the village.
This issue has been going on for 3.5 years and community council were concerned re.council communication and lack of action. Questions raised - why a single person was housed in a family home which is now unoccupied and is living in another property both of these being paid for by the council. Lack of response from emergency phone number,leading to call out of fire brigade who have highlighted that there is a risk of fire.
Letter sent to Chief Executive Peter Hasset and no response received,the secretary to the housing convener will contact all departments involved and then reply, Peter Barry, Martin Docherty and Marie McNair have all responded.
Jim McElhill will look into this and contact Martin Docherty and Marie McNair. Request that all 4 councillors receive a copy of this letter and any other issues but only 1 councillor deals with it.
Councillors have 10 working days to reply to correspondence but the most annoying thing for the community council, who are all volunteers, is lack of acknowledgement.
7 recorded crimes:
Concern raised regarding speed of traffic on Station Road and through the village. Especially as a 40mph speed limit where new flats are.
Questions re.parking when new legislation is in force.
Youth issues quiet as tends to be seasonal.
Rena McKenzie raised issues in the village.
Isobel, Debbie, Jana, Gordon, Rena, Chris Young, Maria, Davis, Jim, Tom
Apologies from the Police as they could not attend.
Tuesday 11th April @7.30pm - Napier Hall.
Meeting closed – 20.52pm.
Isobel Plunkett (Chair), Rena McKenzie,Maria Gordon, Chris Young, Debbie Keenan, Davis Robertson, Jana Moracova, Lauren Oxley(Clr), Tom Morrison, Carolyn Hutchison.
Gordon King, Rhona Young, Daniel Lennie(Clr), Jim McElhill (Clr).
Approved by Jana Maracova and Lauren Oxley.
Rena McKenzie let us know about the Dementia Safeguarding Tag which is available in WDC for further information go to alzscot.org
Davis Robertson updated us on the church which has a stay of execution until the end of 2026.
Lauren Oxley reported that Michelle Lynn was unable to attend the meeting but that the pavilion in the high parks date was August 2023.
Issy commented that the money for the Pavillion was still tagged and that there may be scope to redesign it.Multi use use not just for changing and discussed with reconfiguration team with ideas of an outdoor gym.
Maria Gordon had written to the council regarding the empty house on Dumbarton Road,highlighting the safety issues and the question was not answered in the response.
Tom Burke who stays in Erskine got in touch with the community council regarding an incident on the Erskine bridge regarding trail bikes with riders having no helmets.Police not at this meeting to ask.
Contact from Kevin Waters the principal project manager for the Malin group for the Marine Technology park is happy to come along to a community council meeting to discuss progress.
Treasurers Report - Elaine McNally has applied for the grant.
Chatty Cafe now in situ at Scout Square - Men’s shed are going to make raised beds and a seating area is planned with gates.
First public meeting for the Napier Hall was well attended around 120 people.Community Council will act as support until a group for the Napier Hall is established.A building condition report has been requested and council representatives and councillors will be in attendance at the next public meeting at 19th April 2023 at 7pm.
Locality plan still ongoing,areas/topics allocated to community council members and ideas will be collated Chris Young will look at a format for this.
7th June 2023 is the Community Council Forum Meeting which will take place in either the Napier Hall or OKFP.
9th May 2023 Napier Hall 7.30pm.