Balloch and Haldane Community Council

 

BALLOCH & HALDANE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Agenda for meeting on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 10am

at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park HQ, Balloch.

 

  1. Welcome by Chairman – Sederunt and Apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting, 4th December
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Speaker, John Walker, WDC re signage
    1. Sally Page, Nature Hub
  5. Promontory/ Lomond Shores and Alan McMullan, WDET?
  6. Drumkinnon Woods – reply?
  7. Lomond Banks
  8. Reports Police/Maid of the Loch/ Balloch Castle, WDC Forum
  9. E-Mail and Communications update
    1. Treasurer’s Report
  10. AGM Chairmans Comments.

Balloch and Haldane Community Council

Minute of 5th February 2020 held at 10am in LLT National Park HQ, Balloch

 

Sederunt

Community Councillors: Murdoch Cameron, MBE Chair, Andy McAulay, Alan Gardner, Treasurer, Jim McQueen, Gillian Clark, Secretary, Ian Gurr MBE, Jim Biddulph, Alistair Boutell, Alan Sorrell, David Keown, Jan Shields, Councillor Sally Page, PC Donoghue

Murdoch welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Murdoch read out email stating CHAS had been bequeathed Ardoch Estate, Gartocharn from Peter Armitage. Secretary to send CHAS a congratulatory email.

WDC, Community Alliance to hold its first Community Conference at Clydebank Town Hall on Saturday 22/2/2020, 10am to 3pm.

Sally Page, Dawn Connor, WDC and Jan Shields entered meeting.

Previous meeting minutes approved by I.G, seconded by A.B

Dawn Connor, WDC, spoke about the new street names for new housing under construction at former Haldane Primary School. A selection of social housing types, to be completed early 2021. A planning condition is that WDC consult with local organisations re street names. Work to be done with local schoolchildren re construction industry, interior design etc.

PC Barry Donoghue entered meeting.

Secretary to write to Turnberry Homes to ask about names for new estate, will they consult community.

Names suggested for Haldane site, after specimen trees in Balloch Park, Spiteri, Henderson, Meadow Ave, names to reflect area e.g. Inler Dr, Lennox Ave.

Secretary to email all suggestions to Dawn Connor by 12/2/2020.

Clarify lifespan of street signs.

Maintenance and cleaning of signs to be investigated. Safety signs to be prioritised. Children crossing sign near Lomond Bridge covered in green gunge

Secretary to invite Ross Pollock, LLTNP, to next meeting to discuss signage and re invite John Walker, WDC.

Secretary to write to Network Rail suggesting Balloch train station renamed Balloch Loch Lomond.

PC Donoghue stated 20’s plenty speed limit is advisory not mandatory. Sally suggested feature in local paper to highlight 20’s plenty, photo with BHCC and Police.

Police Report for period 5/1/2020 to 5/2/2020

24 crime reports, 11 detected.

Mail of Loch undergoing 2nd trance of refurbishment.

B McQuillan, WDC, entered meeting and PC Donoghue left meeting.

DK and Sally liaising to get a date for CC to view interior of Balloch Castle.

WDC’s responsibility to ensure CC’s has insurance, WDC Forum to purchase. WDC to check insurance is fit for purpose, each CC can tailor insurance to their own needs.

New finance guidance to be issued by WDC .

CC elections could be held as late as December.

JB, AG and IG left meeting.

Secretary to email S Greer, B McQuillan and P Barry, all WDC to request CC elections to be held before the summer recess and for an explanation as to why we are in this situation.

Sally is working on the siting of a Nature Hub in Balloch Park. 50% of children in Dumbarton have never seen Loch Lomond. Proposal to build a hide like wooden building on the Loch Shore.

Secretary to invite British Transport Police to next meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Balance £3030.71, no o/s invoices.

Post Office Box now installed outside Balloch Coop.

DK to speak to contractor re state of Miller Rd.

Secretary to email Greenspace Manager to request new bin at McDonald Walk/Beaton Rd.

JS spoke to PC Donoghue to raise issue of inconsiderate parking on Drymen Rd during Kiltwalk

Date of next meeting

4/2/2020 at 10am

 

Meeting held with Ian Bain, WDC Greenspace Manager on Tuesday 25 February 2020

Present

  • Murdoch Cameron MBE, Jim McQueen, Gillian Clark and Ian Bain.

Meeting

  • New playgrounds in Moss and Balloch Park should be in place by April, weather permitting.
  • Floral displays for Balloch this summer will be outside Tourist Information Centre and Tower planter at Bus Stance.
  • Balloch Park sign at entrance to be refurbished and gates painted.
  • Flower beds in Village Square to be attended to every two weeks by WDC Greenspace staff, spring bulbs to be planted for next year Community Payback Team.
  • The Slipway Café is closed at present due to water contamination, no budget at present to do necessary repairs. Toilets open in the Castle and hopes to have a small café there.

Balloch and Haldane Community Council

Agenda for meeting on 4th March at 10AM

at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park HQ, Balloch.

 

1. Welcome by Chairman – Sederunt and Apologies, AGM.

2. Minutes of previous meeting.

3. Matters Arising.

4. Speaker British Transport Police.

5. Police Report/Maid of the Loch

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Correspondence.

8. AOCB.

Balloch & Haldane Community Council

Minute of 4th March 2020 meeting held at 10am in LLT National Park HQ, Balloch

Sederunt

Community Councillors: Murdoch Cameron, MBE Chair, Alan Gardner, Treasurer, Jim McQueen, Gillian Clark, Ian Gurr MBE, Jim Biddulph, David Keown, Jan Shields, Councillor Sally Page, Sam Lauder and Graeme Spence from British Transport Police, One member of the public.

Murdoch welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Agreed AGM to be held in June.

Minutes approved J.S, seconded D.K.

BTP officers gave an overview of their roles, particularly dealing with youths.

Issued following contact details.

61016 – Text service for BTP, anonymous service, info required, nature of incident, description of suspect etc.

Control Room 0800 405040 non-emergencies, 999 for emergencies.

Out of Hours GP Service at VOL Hospital discussed.

Write to Jacke Baillie, MSP, and Jean Freeman, Minister for Health to ask what is happening concerning this and state concerns. When will we get a full service? CC feels the service should continue.

Community Alliance Conference was attended by Murdoch, Jim B and Gillian on 28/2/20, Sally attends Community Alliance Board Meetings, will feedback.

Maid of the Loch, soft opening Easter weekend, may still be getting refurbished at this point.

Treasurers Report O/s balance £2992.81. Secretary will prepare end of year accounts and present them at AGM in June, will then step down as Treasurer.

Secretary’s Report

Copies of all emails forwarded to Community Councillors.

Sally suggested holding AGM in the evening.

Signage, frustration raised at lack of progress. Secretary to chase up Ross Pollock, LLTNP, and John Walker, WDC, re meeting with Sustrans.

A811 signage delayed due to closure of Lomond Bridge, it is looked after by WDC.

DK has spoked to contractors at former Haldane Primary School building site, re the state of the roads, no real improvement.

Discussion re traffic cones placed on Balloch Rd outside Dawsons, Chillies, Newsagent etc. they are being moved out of the way, no parking there cannot be enforced.

Cycle Route through Balloch, concerns raised about cyclists on busy roads, with Lorries etc. Needs to be clearer where cycle route is.

JS visited Police Office re lorries coming down Drymen Rd due to the closure of Lomond Bridge, can they be diverted along Carrochan Rd and on to Stirling Rd. Sally had had a meeting with Derek Barr, WDC, who had written to all haulage contractors asking them not to take this route, and has written out to them again.

Raised table at Corries is damaged.

No weight limit on Balloch Bridge.

DONM 1/4/20.

Scottish Enterprise has withdrawn from Lomond Banks proposal.

Brian McQuillan to be invited to next meeting to discuss Scheme of Establishment.

Balloch and Haldane Community Council

Agenda for Meeting on Wednesday 1/9/21 AT 10am

Boys Brigade Hall, Smollet St, Alexandria

 

1. Welcome by Chairman – Sederunt and Apologies

2. Minutes of previous meeting

3. Matters Arising

4. Congestion on Luss Rd/ McDonalds (DK)

5. Update on Dumbain Rd Development (AB)

6. Co-opting new members (GC)

7. Review of Scheme of Establishment (GC)

8. Lomond Banks

9. Litter problems/ reducing plastic waste (GC)

10. Correspondence

11. AOCB

12. AGM

13. Date of next meeting

Balloch & Haldane Community Council

Minute of 1st September 2021 meeting held at 10am in
BB Battalion Hall, Smollett St, Alexandria

 

Sederunt

Community Councillors: Murdoch Cameron, MBE Chair, Alan Gardner, Treasurer,
Gillian Clark, Ian Gurr MBE, David Keown, Jan Shields, Andy McAuley, Alistair Boutell

Apologies

Jim Biddulph, Sally Page.
Murdoch welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked everyone for their work during the pandemic.
James McQueen who sadly passed away last year was remembered.
Minutes approved.
Gillian Clark elected Secretary.
Alan Gardner agreed to stay on as signatory as no volunteers to take on role of Treasurer.

Treasurer's Report

Balance £2649.01 as of end of July, no o/s invoices.
Approval given for purchase of new laptop and printer for Secretary.
Road congestion at McDonald's
Councillor Page is organising a meeting with WDC Roads Dept., Police, McDonalds, BHCC. WDC have a working party set up. D.K will attend meeting and feedback.

Dumbain Rd Development

Planning application refused now under appeal. LLTNP Local Review Board to hold a site visit and will write to WDC and Dunbritton for an update on housing stock and waiting lists. A.B will keep us updated. Secretary to contact Kilmaranock CC Secretary to see if they have had correspondence. BHCC objects to building on Greenfield land.

Co-opting of new members

Agreed, applicants to email Secretary to request being co-opted and then present themselves at one of our meetings.

Revision of Scheme of Establishment

Carried over to October meeting and email with report of discussions to be re emailed out to all CC's

Lomond Banks

Meeting to be held with Fiona Robertson of Lomond Banks on 15/9/21 at 10am in BB Hall.

Litter

Secretary to write to WDC re bird proof bins, education programme.
Camper vans/ overnight parking
Concern was raised about the number of camper vans parking overnight in car parks in Balloch and how they are disposing of their waste. Secretary to contact Environmental Health to ascertain if this has been a problem
Correspondence
Secretary updated CC on correspondence received.

AOCB

DK took part in a walkabout on river safety. Scottish Fire Service have secures funding of £20,000 to place emergency lifesaving equipment and information boards along the riverside. DK has volunteered to coordinate the checking of equipment on a daily basis and report any damage to Scottish Fire Service.
A defibrillator is being installed at Lomond Parish Church.
Brown St, Haldane needs weeded and tidied up, rubbish needs to be removed from Carrochan Burn at the rear of the Lennox Hall. Secretary to contact WDC Greenspace Manager, suggestion that Community Payback Team could be used.

DONM

  • Wednesday 6/10/21, 10am at BB Hall.

This meeting was held in private due to Covid restrictions.

 Balloch & Haldane Community Council

Agenda for Meeting on Wednesday

1 December 2021,

10am at Balloch House Hotel

 

1. Welcome by Chairman - Sederunt and Apologies.

2. Minutes of previous meeting.

3. Matters Arising.

4. Review of Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils - Mick Doyle SCDC

5. Proposed Boundary Changes

6. New members

7. Notice of Review Application - Erection of telecoms pole on Balloch Rd.

8. Lomond Woods Caravan Park

9. Speeding on Drymen Rd.

School Crossing Patrol at Lawrence Estate

10. Treasurer's Report.

11. Correspondence.

12. AOCB.

 Balloch & Haldane Community Council

Agenda for Meeting on Wednesday 1 December 2021,

10am at Balloch House Hotel

 

1. Welcome by Chairman - Sederunt and Apologies.

2. Minutes of previous meeting.

3. Matters Arising.

4. Lomond Banks - Fiona Robertson

5. Review of Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils -
Paul Nelis SCDC

6. Proposed Boundary Changes

7. New members

8. Notice of Review Application - Erection of telecoms pole on Balloch Rd.

9. Lomond Woods Caravan Park

10. Speeding on Drymen Rd.
School Crossing Patrol at Lawrence Estate

11. Treasurer's Report.

12. Correspondence.

13. AOCB.