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Bowling and Milton Community Council

 

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Bowling Village Hall on 15th January 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

  • Councillors: Iain Mclaren
  • CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Tine McMillan, Sam McMillan,
  • Chris Gray
  • The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting and passed on his good wishes for 2019.

1. Apologies:

  • Councillors: David McBride, Brian Walker and Karen Conaghan
  • CC Councillors: Jim Thomson and Kirsten Savage

2. Police Report:

PC Gemma Sloan read report from December 2018 to date. No anti-social behaviour noted in Bowling Basin. There was no report available for distribution. A copy of the report will be sent for reference. Ian asked if clarity could be given on requirements for someone driving a minibus. Advice given to check DVLA website for full details.

3. Matters Arising:

  • Item 5a should read WDC Local Development Plan
  • Item 5d – Jim supplied detail, in his absence, of the amended wording of paragraph
  • Item 6a – Ian will pursue clarity if the wall at Miltonhill / Milton Brae is deemed dangerous
  • Item 6d - David McBride sent email to clarify that to access grants from the Alexander Cross Cameron Fund requirement was that of residency in Clydebank

Follow up on other matters will be discussed and recorded as part of fuller discussion.

4. Approval of Minutes:

Approved: Tine McMillan; Seconded: Ian McBride

5. Councillors Report:

  • Iain Mclaren advised that the finalisation of WDC budget has been delayed due to the fact that the settlement provided by the Scottish Government would have had all proposed savings presented to council implemented.
  • The ‘Carless’ site in old Kilpatrick will see a new commercial property on the Clydeside.

6. Planning Report:

Nothing reported at this meeting

7. Treasurer’s Report:

This will be included in the standard agenda at future meetings. There are still problems changing the signatories at the bank. Tine has visited the bank several times trying to resolve the issues. The Chairperson and Treasurer will visit the bank on Monday morning and Iain McLaren will try to arrange an appointment at WDC offices with someone from the Finance Team who may be able to assist in this matter.

8. Secretary’s Report:

  • That no submission was made to a Community Grant due to lack of Bank Account details /estimates and permissions for proposal not being available at such short notice.
  • WDC Strategic Plan – offer was made by George Murphy to attend a meeting to fully advise BMCC of the detail of plan. Proposal that he be invited to attend February meeting.
  • Budget Consultation meetings dates for January postponed until February. New dates will be issued.
  • Email sent by Suzanne Greer, WDC officer regarding personal injury and a recent ruling on public liability. Judge ruled that Community Councillors could be sued and held responsible in their own name. Iain McLaren offered to check if WDC’s public liability policy covers this matter or if cover is required by BMCC.
  • Advised of email from Mrs Meechie, resident Miltonhill regarding the wall at Milton Brae, lack of BMCC minutes on WDC website, correspondence and replies sent to BMCC not responded to and the question raised regarding recognition paid to the previous treasurer and secretary. The matter of Milton Brae wall is being taken forward by Ian. The matter of the minutes will be clarified and rectified if required by Shona. All enquiries from the public should be processed via the Chairperson and Secretary’s email address and will be responded to appropriately. Ian clarified that at the point of the resignations from the BMCC discussion took place regarding any actions to be taken and it was agreed, given the views of those resigning, that no action would be taken.
  • Highlighted the emails received from Scotland Transerv regarding ongoing M8/A8 resurfacing and lane closures. It was agreed that Ian will post these on the village notice boards.
  • Raised the matter of emails received regarding defibrillators. Milton does not have one however this has been discussed previously. Following discussion Ian will pursue Milton Nursery playground as a possible site.
  • Reminded everyone of the email sent re: ‘Making Things Happen’ – Community Conversation Workshops arranged by WDC on 28th, 29th January and 6th February.
  • A meeting arranged by the council to discuss Community Transport Provision in WDC is due to take place. It was agreed at the last CC meeting that Ian would attend as the representative of BMCC. Details were passed to the Chairperson of arrangements.
  • Provided update on King George Field, Milton advising that the work had started on the building of the new play equipment in the park. Contact had been made with Ian Bain, Green Space officer for update. Following completion of the installation there may be a delay one of the companies involved in the next stage if the works have gone into liquidation. This has now been sent out to tender again for that part of the works which will cause a delay.

9. Reports:

A standard agenda was presented by the Chairperson and a one of the CC in order to try to standardise reports by office bearers and for the purpose of clearer minutes. Following a few small changes, the new agenda was agreed for each meeting. This new standard agenda will be displayed in the notice boards of each village.

10. Bowling / Milton Matters:

Milton Services Area / westbound side of A82. The Chairperson advised the cars have now been removed exposing litter and rubbish.

11. AOCB:

  • Hall bookings- hall booking arrangements to be made for the next year. The Secretary will arrange booking for Bowling Village Hall meetings and the Chairperson will make bookings or Milton Community Hall meetings.
  • The Secretary and a nominated CC will have responsibility of providing printed notices of all Community Council meetings to be posted by the Chairperson on the two village notice boards as follows:

The BMCC meetings will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.15pm and will be held alternately in Milton Community Hall and Bowling Village Hall as follows:

2019

  • February - Milton
  • March – Bowling
  • April – Milton
  • May – Bowling
  • June – Milton
  • September – Bowling
  • November – Milton

2020

  • January – Bowling
  • February – Milton
  • March – Bowling

This notice will also include the contact details as follows:

Should you wish to contact a member of the BMCC you can do so via the WDC website or as follows:

chairperson@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

secretary@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

treasurer@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

planning@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting: Milton Village Hall on Tuesday 19th 2019 at 7.15 pm

 

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Milton Community Hall on 19th Feb 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

  • Councillors: Iain Mclaren
  • CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Chris Gray, Jim Thomson, Kirstin Savage, Tine McMillan, Sam McMillan,
  • Visitors: Suzanne Greer, WDC Communities Empowerment Officer; Meaghan and John McShory

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting. Announced that Francis McNeil passed away two weeks ago and expressed the condolences of BMCC. He was a dedicated member of BMCC with great local knowledge and he will be sadly missed.

1. Apologies:

  • Councillors: David McBride, Brian Walker and Karen Conaghan
  • CC Councillors: All present

2. Police Report:

  • PC Thomas Conboy and Glen Roberts presented full report.
  • Anti-social behaviour in Bowling Basin was discussed at length. CC reported problem of 19 bins being stolen in Bowling over last three weeks with related follow up crime in Bowling Basin. Locals seeking advice on what to do. Advice given if police presence required immediately call 999 if not then report to 101. Councillor McLaren advises residents to inform WDC, as following previous meeting WDC officers reported that these incidents are not reflected in the numbers of stolen bins reported to the council. Blue bins will be replaced by WDC. Green and brown bins may levy a charge. He will report back to WDC officer requesting the matter of bins be sorted out.
  • Police also reported they have been targeting speeding over the last few weeks with more speed checks having taken place.

Action: Police, Councillor Mclaren and CC for Bowling

3. Matters Arising:

  • Item 5.2 – ‘Carlos’ site should be named ‘Carless’ site
  • Secretary’s Report : Mrs Michie should read Mrs Meechie
  • AOCB second point should read: The Secretary and a nominated CC will have responsibility of providing printed notices of all Community Council meetings to be posted by the Chairperson on the two village notice boards
  • Defibrillator for Milton will continue to be pursued
  • All email addresses to be updated by secretary for circulating information
  • On advice from the Community Empowerment Team individual CC’s and residents will not be named in the minutes of BMCC meetings

Action: Secretary to update minutes and email to WDC for website

Follow up on other matters will be discussed and recorded as part of fuller discussion.

4. Approval of Minutes: Approved:

Tine McMillan; Seconded: Ian McBride

5. Councillors Report:

  • Councillor Mclaren advised that the finalisation of WDC budget has now been secured as more budget had been allocated following negotiations with Scottish government. New budget will see no cuts imposed.
  • CC updated Councillor Mclaren that overhanging trees on pavement between Bowling and Old Kilpatrick have been cut as requested.
  • Correction required to previous information supplied: WDC still in negotiation with ‘Exon’ regarding the ‘Esso’ site and purchase of land.
  • On further inspection wall at Milton Brae/Miltonhill has further been deemed not dangerous and not a health hazard.
  • Health and Safety of children going on/off school bus at Milton bus stop is being looked into further. Speeds on the A82 in general is being looked at following a child being knocked down between ‘Barnhill’ and ‘Garshake’ traffic lights.

Visitors Report:

  • WDC Communities Empowerment Officer advised of the support the team can offer to Community Councils. They currently are working to develop a plan, which should be in place soon, addressing such topics as guidelines for Community Councils and regular training for new and existing CCs.
  • Minute format of meetings should be brief and succinct: discussed, explained, majority members, agreed; action by who; any updates.
  • Confirmation had been given that the recent ruling on public liability by CC will be covered by WDC.

6. Planning Report:

Issue of

  • public toilets at Bowling Basin being out of order for the last two months
  • the times of shutting of the gate for access to the basin
  • signage for and at the canal

Action: Planning Officer will raise the above points at the Bowling Customer Meeting due to take place 4th March chaired by Scott McMurray. The Chairperson, Treasurer and one other CC will also attend.

7. Treasurer’s Report:

  • Current Treasurer still not named on Bank Account following on from several meetings with the bank. Treasurer has approached WDC requesting assistance in the matter.
  • Signatories now updated. Two out of three signatures for transactions being; Chairperson, Treasurer, Planning Officer
  • Advice provided that audits can be completed by local person with experience
  • Treasurer advised she did not receive WDC emails sent to the previous secretary requesting audit and grant information.
  • Balance in bank approximately £1730. There are no outstanding commitments or monies owed.

Action: Treasurer will continue to seek resolution of matters regarding the Bank Account and have accounts audited by 29th March 2019.

8. Secretary’s Report:

  • WDC Strategic Plan – invitation not made to George Murphy to attend February meeting as arrangement made for Communities Empowerment Officer to attend instead to address with more pertinent matters.
  • Due to the level of emails being received and actions that may/may not be required a proposal was made that emails would continue to be copied to CC’s and a spreadsheet would be prepared for each meeting listing all emails sent with detail of actions taken or to be taken, if required. The first one was distributed for discussion. This was proposed as the new format of sharing information to CC’s, a copy of which will be attached for publication with the minutes of the meetings. This was agreed by all.
  • Concerns raised by residents re: dog fouling in Milton park and the lack of progress with the further works agreed.

Action: Secretary will produce, and present monthly spreadsheet as discussed; and pursue the concerns regarding Milton Park.

9. Reports: Nothing further

10. Bowling / Milton Matters:

  • Wi-Fi being available at CC meetings as well as use of CC computer discussed.

Action: Further discussion required. To be carried forward to next meeting

11. AOCB:

Hall bookings- hall booking arrangements to be made for the next year. The Secretary will arrange booking for Bowling Village Hall meetings and the Chairperson will make bookings or Milton Community Hall meetings.

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting:

Bowling Village Hall on Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 7.15 pm

 

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Bowling Village Hall on 19th March 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

Councillors: Iain Mclaren

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Chris Gray, Jim Thomson, Kirstin Savage, Tine McMillan

Visitors: Alan Orr, Bowling

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting and introductions followed.

1. Apologies:

Councillors: David McBride, Brian Walker and Karen Conaghan

CC Councillors: Sam McMillan

2. Police Report: No Police Report as no officers attended the meeting.

3. Matters Arising: None

Follow up on other matters will be discussed and recorded as part of fuller discussion.

4. Approval of Minutes: Approved: Jim Thomson; Seconded: Iain Mclaren

The Chairperson raised the matter of an email sent to the BMCC by a resident of Milton in which personal reference was made about a neighbour situation. He requested a vote of confidence from the CC’s of BMCC following this email and agreed if this was not forthcoming he would resign from being chairperson. A unanimous vote of confidence was made to the Chairperson as this reference appeared to be of a personal nature and it was agreed that a return email be sent to the resident detailing that this point was a matter for the specific Residents Committee or WDC to respond to.

5. Councillors Report:

  • Councillor Mclaren advised they were continuing to work through the Budgets set although things were looking quite good at this stage.
  • £859,000 was awarded by the Scottish Government Town Centre Fund. This money is committed to be spent in year 19/20. Suggestions and ideas are being sought for this project.
  • Discussions regarding the Exon site are still progressing.

6. Visitors Report:

  • Visitor attended to observe the work of the BMCC

7. Planning Report:

  • Bowling resident applied for detached dwelling to be added to their property which will be used as a workshop. No objections carried forward.
  • The old Bowling Distillery ground was being cleared last week. No details of why or by whom,
  • Bowling Basin meeting took place on 4th March, as planned, for boaters, residents and customers. Details discussed at length. Next meeting planned of 28th March for BMCC and the public in the Beehive at the Basin. As of yet no time arranged.
  • One of the Milton CC asked if Planning permission had been applied for by ‘LogSpan’ in Milton for the new shed currently being built. Advised that a Planning application had been submitted for this structure in the past.

Action:

  • Planning Officer to try to establish details of activity on old Bowling Distillery site.

8. Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer received a text message from the Bank of Scotland to advise she had been added as Treasurer to the BMCC account and all new signatories are now updated.
  • The audit of the BMCC books will be completed tomorrow by local person with experience.
  • Balance in bank approximately £1600 some of which was previously earmarked for the purchase of a defibrillator in Milton.
  • Discussion took place regarding the current Wi-Fi arrangements in Milton Community Hall and the cost involved. Very poor reception from the current supplier is an issue. There is currently no Wi-Fi provision in Bowling Village Hall.

Action:

  • Treasurer to have completed audit detail available for next meeting.
  • Search to be made for better Wi-Fi provision and deal or provision of a Hot Spot Booster as an alternative (this will be tested at the next meeting).

9. Secretary’s Report:

New spreadsheet of emails received was presented as agreed at last meeting. Points of discussion as follows:

  • CC Grant once again carried forward. Secretary suggested a sub-group be formed to take forward grant applications for funding given all the grant information received by email. Projects from villagers to be sought and a plan formulated.
  • Bins in Bowling – no reports received for the numbers being reported of stolen bins to BMCC. Residents being advised to contact WDC and matter of replacements will be taken forward.
  • Email re: Planning Meeting and Strange minutes - see actions
  • Email re: The Basin - Ongoing problems discussed following major incident on the previous weekend involving a 14 and 16-year-olds and many youths. Councillor McLaren advised that Police Scotland are exercising a Zero Tolerance to anti - social behaviour in WDC area. Bowling is not the only area having these problems and the police are being pro-active in trying to avoid these large gathering of youths however due to the widespread area, operating within current resources and the geography of these encounters it makes it difficult to respond to them at the same time. Contact will be made with the Antti -Social Behaviour Team and Councillor Mclaren agreed it may be worth pursuing a meeting with this Team; Scottish Canals; Police Scotland; WDC and a few CC from BMCC to discuss a way of working together on this matter and possibly formulate an Action Plan, maybe also involving the Local Press.
  • Posters to be distributed on notice boards regarding Growing WD Spring Event.
  • Planning Officer BMCC to liaise with Chairperson Old Kilpatrick CC regarding WDC Local Plan
  • Action on defibrillator for Milton to be carried forward to next meeting. Chairperson BMCC to visit potential sites of ‘The Stonefield’ and Arnold Clark Garage to discuss and also seek potential assistance with funding.
  • A CC will attend the ‘Tackling Flooding Together’ event in Glasgow on 4th April 2019.
  • All CC’s encouraged to complete Citizens Panel for CC’s in Scotland Survey by Bank of England.
  • Pre-consultation draft of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan will be monitored by the Planning Officer BMCC.

Action:

  • Email responses to be completed to Milton and Bowling residents.
  • Email to be sent reminding Councillors of the BMCC Meeting dates.

10. Reports: Nothing further

11. Bowling / Milton Matters:

  • Springfest litter pick on Bowling beach highlighted too all. This will be publicised locally.
  • Responsibility for updating notice boards will be by Chairperson for Milton and CC for Bowling
  • Secretary provided update on Milton Park upgrades.

12. AOCB:

  • All hall bookings completed as detailed in last minute.

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting:

Milton Community Hall on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 7.15 pm

Bowling and Milton Community Council
Meeting 16 April 19


Present

Ian McBride, Kirstin Savage, Chris Gray.
Councillors. Brian Walker and David McBride.

Meeting, inquorate, decision taken to go ahead with informal meeting with no decisions. Chris Gray to take notes.

Apologies

Jim, Shona, Tine and Sam.
Councillors - Karen Conaghan and Ian McLaren.

Police report

  • PC Saunders and PC Griffiths.
  • Apologies given for non appearance at last CC meeting. Report for this meeting covers February.
  • Verbal report given which will be e-mailed to Ian.
  • Report split into Bowling Milton and A82.
  • Some discussion over the serious knife incident in Bowling and theft ( or not) of a bag in the Bay Inn.

Matters from the March minutes

  • Several items but as no decisions could be taken at this meeting, deferred to next meeting.
  • Ian McBride reported Arnold Clark garage happy to host the Defibrillator.
  • Councillors McBride and Walker gave updates on mainly Ex.on.
  • David also agreed to get an update on the work on the Littlemill Distillery site and e-mail Jackie Baillie and Martin Doherty over the poor WiFi signal in Milton.


There being no other business the meeting closed at 8 30.

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Milton Community Hall on 28th May 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

Councillors: Iain Mclaren

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Chris Gray, Kirstin Savage, Tine McMillan, Sam McMillan

Visitors: None

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting and introductions followed.

1. Apologies:

Councillors: David McBride, Brian Walker and Karen Conaghan

CC Councillors: Jim Thomson

2. Police Report: Details of 15 incidents in Milton and Bowling was provided, the majority of which were made on the A82. Incidents of note was a car theft from Bowling; drug offences by youths in Bowling Basin and a speeding offence in Bowling of 56mph in a 30mph zone. Bowling is being used as a ‘hotspot’ at present for use of the new police speed gun.

The Community Policing Team and the Violence Reduction Team are being amalgamated into one Unit. It will consist of 15 officers and will be called the Youth Disorder and Violent Crime Team.

3. Matters Arising: None

4. Approval of Minutes: Approved: Tine McMillan Seconder: Kirsten Savage

5. Councillors Report:

  • Councillor Mclaren provided an update on the Exon site.

6. Visitors Report: None

7. Planning Report:

  • Bowling Basin: next meeting will take place on 10th June, 2019.

Action c/f from previous minute:

  • Planning Officer to try to establish details of activity on old Bowling Distillery site.

8. Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer received the first bank statement from the Bank of Scotland since signatories have been changed.
  • The audit of the BMCC books were not completed as planned. Support being sought from WDC. Councillor Mclaren will make enquiries with the relevant council officer on this matter.
  • Balance in Bank: £1670
  • Cash in Hand: None
  • Further discussion took place regarding the current Wi-Fi arrangements in Milton Community Hall and the cost involved. Very poor reception from the current supplier is an issue. There is currently no Wi-Fi provision in Bowling Village Hall. Further to this advice was given by WDC that the BMCC should not be paying this monthly cost from the accounts. As a result, a vote was carried forward the BMCC will no longer support the WIFI provision in Milton Community Hall. The BMCC Chairperson will notify Chairperson of Milton Community Hall of the decision and an email will be sent from the Secretary advising of same.

Action:

  • Treasurer to have completed audit and detail to be available for the next BMCC meeting.
  • Following lengthy discussion on WIFI Councillor Mclaren will take this matter forward and advise of options available as alternatives.

9. Secretary’s Report:

Highlighted the following matters:

  • New spreadsheet of emails previously provided are cumbersome and lengthy and not deemed to be effective as had been previously thought. Discussion took place regarding the amount of emails sent by WDC providing documents for CC’s. Secretary suggested that we approach WDC to set up a mailbox for CC’s to access and view documents. Meantime the Secretary will try to devise an alternative method of passing on information.
  • Proposal made that some form of process is required for the following: communication – best ways / use of notice boards / WIFI; domain and website; printer.
  • Proposed setting of date for AGM at next meeting.

Action:

  • Details of documents available for viewing to be emailed to CC’s following this meeting
  • Email to be sent to Chairperson of Milton Community Hall re: WIFI.
  • Councillor Mclaren advised he would take this matter forward on behalf of BMCC.

10. Reports: Nothing further

11. Bowling / Milton Matters:

  • Milton Park Update: new fencing now installed around play equipment. Signage still to be provided and following complaints of dog fouling will be completed as soon as possible. Pathways will be upgraded in the near future by WDC Parks Department. Benches and new bins in stock and ready for delivery. Drainage upgrade now out to tender.
  • Secretary suggested that the community try to assist in painting the park fencing on Milton Brae to further upgrade the park. Chairperson advised he would contact the Community Payback Team to seek assistance in this matter. The cost of materials would require funding. Unanimous decision by CC’s that this cost would be funded by BMCC.
  • Chairperson BMCC visited Arnold Clark Garage to discuss possible site for the defibrillator. They currently have one located inside the garage however agreed that one could be placed externally for community use. Secretary to contact PCS – UK for advice on moving forward with provision of defibrillator.
  • Issue of speeding cars on Milton Brae once again raised. It was suggested that a voluntary 20’s Plenty scheme could be applied throughout the village.????? who was taking this forward
  • CC raised recent information received on accounts of Scottish Canals and the fact that tenants and residents in Bowling Basin are being told there is no money. Concerns on the use of the arches were raised. Two CC’s will attend the MP’s open day and raise this issue and the Chairperson, and two other CC’s will attend the next meeting detailed in the Planning Report to highlight same.
  • It was raised by a CC that the current work being undertaken to the old railway bridge in Bowling, over the last few weeks, has proved very difficult for residents. Letters were only sent to inform residents of the disruption three weeks after the work had started. This matter will also be raised at the next meeting detailed in the Planning Report.

12. AOCB:

  • None

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting:

Milton Community Hall on Tuesday 18th June at 7.15 pm

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Milton Community Hall on 18th June 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

Councillors: Brian Walker

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Tine McMillan

Visitors: None

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting and introductions followed.

1. Apologies:

Councillors: David McBride, Iain Mclaren and Karen Conaghan

CC Councillors: Jim Thomson, Chris Gray, Sam McMillan

2. Police Report:

  • Details of 7 incidents in Milton and Bowling was provided; 2 industrial thefts, 1 vandalism, 4 vehicle /traffic.
  • Correction from last minute: 15 officers from the Community Policing Team and the Violence Reduction Team joined to create the Summer Task Force not as detailed in previous minute the Youth Disorder and Violent Crime Team. This unit started on 10th June as an additional trial over summer months in the Clydebank, Dumbarton, Alexandria providing enhanced services.
  • Bowling being regarded as a ‘Hotspot’. CC’s reported a difference in the Bowling area. Encouraging residents to keep calling the police to report any this
  • Currently Youth Engagement Officer in Secondary Schools with programme ‘Summer Safer’.

3. Matters Arising:

  • WiFi not yet cancelled for Milton Community Hall. Chairperson will contact chairperson of Milton Community Hall regarding matter.
  • CC asked that any future discussion regarding Bowling Basin, i.e. anti -social behaviour, be raised under A.O.C.B. as topic is not regarding planning points. Only information regarding planning should be discussed as part of Planning Report.

4. Approval of Minutes: Approved: Tine McMillan Seconder: Kirsten Savage

5. Councillors Report:

  • Councillor Walker advised no further information on the Exon.House on site is a listed building.
  • Greenhead Road, Dumbarton works will continue due to ongoing work by BT. Provisional date of 21st July set for re-opening of road.
  • Email received from Councillor McBride regarding BMCC minutes not posted to WDC. See Secretary’s report.

Action:

  • Request made to clarify situation with Education Department regarding shelter for school children at Milton away from roadside of A82. Councillor Walker will discuss any progress made with Councillor Mclaren.

6. Visitors Report: None

7. Planning Report:

  • None

Action:

  • c/f from previous minute: Planning Officer to try to establish details of activity on old Bowling Distillery site.

8. Treasurer’s Report:

  • Balance in Bank: £1670 Cash in Hand: None. Cash in Hand: None

Outstanding accounts £48

Action:

  • The audit of the BMCC books were not completed as planned. Books have been presented to WDC and date set for audit.
  • Treasurer to discuss and seek clarity at meeting on provision of memorial wreaths.

9. Secretary’s Report:

  • Ongoing issue with provision of defibrillator in Milton to be pursued.
  • Highlighted that there are outstanding agendas and minutes missing from WDC website. Request made to CC’s to assist in matter prior to Secretary’s appointment.
  • Advised of CC Focus Group Tuesday 25th June 7pm-9pm in the Hub, Clydebank and Summer Events Offer at Glasgow Science Centre.
  • No reports from conferences or events.
  • Email sent to Chairperson of Milton Community Hall as discussed previous meeting.

Action:

  • Meeting with Council Officer, WDC arranged 25th June to clarify processes and communication to and from CC with the council.

11. Bowling / Milton Matters:

  • Milton Park Update: Milton Park continues to progress. Ongoing monitoring of various stages by Secretary.
  • Painting the park fencing on Milton Brae will be undertaken by the Community Payback Team as agreed.
  • As work continues on the old railway bridge in Bowling, the residents close by have suffered from an infestation of flies. CC will follow this up with the company undertaking the works.

12. AOCB:

  • Clarification to be sought on minimum age for CC and assistance of EDC with Disclosure Checks. Passed to Secretary.
  • Discussion took place regarding Christmas lunch for older residents of both villages.
  • ‘plantscape’ sent information on village decorative solar Christmas Trees. CC will investigate further and approach major business operator in the area for funding assistance.

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting:

Bowling Village Hall on Tuesday 17th June at 7.15 pm

 

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Bowling Village Hall on 17th September 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

Councillors: David McBride, Karen Connaghan

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson

Police: PC Scott Hardie L315, PC Glen Roberts L354

Visitors: Bowling Resident

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting. He also welcomed Jim Thomson on his return following recent illness. Introductions followed. The Chairperson also advised he was resigning as Chairman due to health reasons but would continue as a CC.

1. Apologies:

Councillors: Iain Mclaren and Brian Walker

CC Councillors: Chris Gray, Sam McMillan, Tine McMillan

2. Police Report:

  • Serious Assault – neighbour dispute Bowling
  • Traffic Offences – mostly on A82
  • Defibrillator stolen in Bowling however it was returned. It was not damaged, and the pads were replaced as standard.
  • Summer Task Force – 200 Licence Premises were visited in the 3 months of the operation.

3. Matters Arising:

  • No feedback received regarding the shelter in Milton for the schoolchildren. Councillor Connaghan agreed to pursue this matter further.
  • CC followed up on the infestation of flies during work to the old railway bridge in Bowling. Agreed it most probably due to the amount of work taking place and the heat during the summer months.

4. Approval of Minutes:

Approved: Ian McBride Seconder: Kirsten Savage

5. Councillors Report:

  • Councillors Connaghan and McBride advised no further forward on the Exon site. Held up in their procurement process.
  • Councillor Connaghan advised that BMCC should write to the provost regarding the plans for VE Day 2020 and to check of any funding for events is available.

6. Visitors Report:

  • Bowling resident attended the meeting to raise issue re: Network Rails operations in Bowling with Councillor Walker. Work continues throughout the night with operation of heavy machinery and bright lighting. Query around a depot being set up as there have been Portakabin® toilets delivered and plumbed in as well as hard core road laid on old railway sidings. Residents have spoken directly to Network Rail and WDC Environmental Health is monitoring noise. Unknown if Planning Consent is required. Matter has also been raised with Jackie Baillie, MSP.

Action:

  • CC for Planning will arrange site visit with residents and draft a letter to WDC Planning Section raising a formal objection from BMCC.
  • Councillors Connaghan and McBride will make enquires on the matters raised.

7. Planning Report:

  • Quiet over the summer months.
  • Contacted Historic Environment Scotland regarding Littlemill Distillery. Valid Planning Application in place / Land Registry documents in place including derelict site. Due to condition of site and fallen fencing, that should secure site, Chairperson will check situation regarding serving of Section 30 by WDC (or Section 50 pertaining to clearing up debris). Housing Association was looking at site.
  • Councillor McBride raised current Planning Application for Sheephill Quarry in Annual Review of Quarries. No notification received by BMCC.

Action:

  • Planning Officer to pursue information on Planning Application for Sheephill Quarry.

8. Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer not present. Information provided as Cash In Bank - £1528.50 with Cash In Hand – none.

Action:

  • Treasurer to present audited books at AGM

9. Secretary’s Report:

  • Confirmed that you can be CC at 16 years of age however further clarity to be sought.
  • It is unlikely that WDC would pay for CC’s Disclosure Checks however could be paid for by CC and claimed in CC Grant Application.
  • Defibrillator not available via WDC for Milton. Of the 41 being provided to WDC for communities 29 have been allocate with the remaining 12 being held in reserve for other sites as tentatively agreed. Advised by WDC Council Officer most suitable site for Milton is at the Milton Community Hall situated in Milton Park.
  • Once again highlighted that there are outstanding agendas and minutes missing from WDC website recorded prior to Secretary’s appointment. As no response received previously request made again to CC’s to assist in matter’

Action:

  • Councillor Connaghan will pursue defibrillator for Milton and Secretary will continue to liaise with WDC Council Officer.
  • Secretary to pursue copy of CC Insurance Policy.

11. Bowling / Milton Matters:

  • Milton Park ongoing update: Milton Park continues to progress, and monitoring of various stages continues to be made by Secretary.
  • CC raised issue of residents in Bowling complaining of difficulties parking near to the village notice board. Advice to be passed back to residents to phone Police on 101 and advise of any obstruction.
  • Halloween Party taking place in Bowling Village Hall on Saturday 26th October 2pm until 4pm. All welcome.
  • Discussion concerning situation at Bowling Basin and information provided that new Dog Grooming Business now open in the arches.

12. AOCB:

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting:

The Community Council AGM followed by an ordinary meeting will take place in Milton Community Hall on Tuesday 19th November, 2019 at 7.15 pm

 

Bowling & Milton Community Council

Annual General Meeting

17th November 2019 at 7.15pm in Bowling Village Hall

AGENDA

Standing Items:

  • Welcome / Introductions / Apologies
  • Minutes of last AGM
  • Matters Arising / Adoption
  • Police Report
  • Chairperson’s Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report / Accounts
  • Planning Report
  • Election of Office Bearers: Chairperson / Vice – Chairperson
  • Re-election of Office Bearers: Secretary / Treasurer

Date and Time of Next Annual General Meeting:

  • To be decided in Milton Community Hall

Contacts

secretary@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

chairperson@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

treasurer@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

planning@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

 

Bowling & Milton Community Council

19 November 2019 at 7.15pm in Milton Community Hall

AGENDA

Standing Items:

  1. Welcome and Introductions and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
  2. Police Report
  3. Previous Minutes
  4. Chairpersons Report
  5. Councillors Report
  6. Secretary’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Planning Report
  9. Bowling and Milton Matters
  10. Guests
  11. A.O.C.B.
  12. Date and Time of Next Meeting:
    1. 21st January 2020 at 7.15pm in Milton Community Hall

Contacts

secretary@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

chairperson@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

treasurer@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

planning@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

Bowling and Milton Community Council Annual General Meeting

Minutes: Bowling Village Hall on 19th November 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present:

Councillors: David McBride, Ian Mclaren

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson

Police: PC Barry Donaghue

Visitors: None

1.Welcome/Introductions/Apologies:

  • The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting
  • Apologies from: Councillors: Karen Connaghan and Brian Walker

CC Councillors: Chris Gray, Sam McMillan, Tine McMillan

  • It should be noted that the meeting was moved to Bowling Village Hall due to some confusion over venue.

2. Minutes of last AGM: None available on file for 2018

3. Matters Arising/Approval of Minutes/Adoption:

  • No matters arising due to previous minute being unavailable
  • No adoption of minute as minute is not available
  • Scheme of Establishment adopted by all CC’s present

4. Police Report:

  • Recognition given that there has been a police presence at most meetings in the last year.
  • Acknowledgement given that Police Summer Team had a positive effect on Bowling village

5. Chairpersons Report:

  • Chairman organises Poppy Wreaths which have always been provided by CC. Difficulties this year due to instruction issued by WDC that CC funds could not be used in this way. Matter has been taken forward by CC Forum.
  • Chairman arranged for park fencing adjacent to Milton Brae to be painted by the Community Payback Team.

6. Secretary’s Report:

  • Following taking up the position my main work was to update the systems used and the most effective way of distributing information to CC.
  • Priority was to Update WiFi facility for both meeting places that had effective delivery and was more cost effective. Now no longer subscribing to WiFi in Milton Community Hall. Now using a Portable WiFi unit which has a much-reduced monthly cost.
  • Milton Park - Mums group that approached the CC continue to be involved. We have seen new play equipment installed, a secure fence around the area containing the play equipment for the safety of the children and new pathways laid in the park that needed replacing. Proposal for upgrading and refurbishing seating in park still outstanding. Pathways upgrade. Work on drainage not yet dealt with as currently area under investigation by Scottish Water.
  • Secured agreement for supply of defibrillator by WDC that will be situated adjacent to Milton Community Hall.
  • Work progressing on provision of shelter for the schoolchildren in Milton who travel by coach to avoid them standing immediately next to the A82 and avoiding compromising their safety. Awaiting visit from council officer to identify suitable site.
  • Currently attending CC Forum as BMCC representative and involved in a sub-group looking at provision of an Induction and Training Pack for new and existing CC’s.

7. Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer not present. Audit / statement of accounts or balance sheets not presented.

8. Planning Report:

  • Ongoing monitoring of Littlemill Distillery site.
  • Ongoing monitoring of developments at Bowling Basin.
  • Objection being raised against current Planning Application for Sheephill Quarry in Annual Review of Quarries even as no notification received by BMCC.
  • Support provided to residents in regard to developments by Network Rail at Bowling Station.

9. Election of Office Bearers:

  • Chairperson/Vice-Chairman: No-one elected. To allow the meetings to continue the Chairperson will be appointed on a rotational basis.
  • Re-election of Office Bearers:
  • Secretary Shona Brown: Proposed by Jim Thomson

Seconded by Ian McBride

  • Treasurer Tine McMillan: Proposed by Shona Brown

Seconded by Kirsten Savage

  • Planning Officer Jim Thomson: Proposed by Kirsten Savage

Seconded by Shona Brown

Date of Next Annual General Meeting:

The Community Council AGM followed by an ordinary meeting will take place in Bowling Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd September, 2020 at 7.15 pm

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: Bowling Village Hall on 19th November 2019 at 7.15 pm

Following AGM

Present

Councillors: David McBride, Ian Mclaren

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson

Police: PC Barry Donaghue

Visitors: None

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Apologies

Councillors: Karen Connaghan and Brian Walker

CC Councillors: Chris Gray, Sam McMillan, Tine McMillan

Police Report: Crime Report

  • 8 crimes recorded – 4 detected and 4 ongoing enquiries
  • 1 unclassified theft; 1 vandalism; 3 RTA’s; 1 misuse of drugs; 1 disorder; 1 Communication Act

Matters Arising

Minute should read ‘next to the notice boards in Bowling’ and not ‘next to the telephone box’.

Approval of Minutes

Approved: Kirsten Savage Seconder: Ian McBride

Councillors Report

Councillor Maclaren will update CC Planning Officer on Littlemill Distillery site.

Councillor McBride advised that Link Housing Association that the Bowling site was no longer viable for their development.

Continues to be lack of progress on the Exon site – more difficulties met. Environment mediation is responsibility of Exon.

Councillors reported that the matter of ‘wreaths’ is on the agenda for the next Full Council Meeting. Two motions being presented: to re-instate previous arrangements and repay any costs.

Visitors Report

None

Planning Report

Sheephill Quarry discussed regarding Annual Review of Quarries of 28th August, 2019 regarding extension to NW boundary. See WDC website for full detail. No notification received by BMCC. Email received from resident regarding situation. Interested owners of houses on Miltonhill, Milton meeting tonight to discuss matter.

Bridge work in Bowling due to finish next week. The work on the bridge over the canal and the viewing platform will be next to be done.

Action:

Planning Officer to be invited to unscheduled meeting first week in December to talk through current situation and outline planning detail as well as all information on Planning Application for Sheephill Quarry. Jackie Ballie, MSP will be invited to meeting. This will not be an open meeting as CC’S wish to become more informed on matters in order to respond to the community.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer not present. No information provided.

Secretary’s Report

Defibrillator now available via WDC for Milton. Advised by WDC Council Officer most suitable site for Milton is at the Milton Community Hall situated in Milton Park.

No outstanding agendas and minutes missing from WDC website have been made available.

Copy of CC Insurance Policy provided via CC forum is last years.

Scottish Water has lettered some residents in Milton giving notification of work starting in King Georges Field, Milton which will affect Milton Brae, Miltonhill and A82. New water pipe discussed.

Action:

Secretary will speak to Chairperson of Milton Community Hall Group regarding the defibrillator and will continue to liaise with WDC Council Officer regarding the installation.

Secretary to pursue copy of current CC Insurance Policy via CC Forum.

Councillors will investigate full extent of work by Scottish Water.

Bowling / Milton Matters

Milton Park ongoing update: Milton Park continues to progress, and monitoring of various stages continues to be made by Secretary.

AOCB

The Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting

Milton Community Hall on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 7.15 pm

Bowling and Milton Community Council Annual General Meeting

Minutes: Bowling Village Hall on 19th November 2019 at 7.15 pm

Present

Councillors: David McBride, Ian Mclaren

CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson

Police: PC Barry Donaghue

Visitors: None

Welcome/Introductions/Apologies

The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies from: Councillors: Karen Connaghan and Brian Walker

CC Councillors: Chris Gray, Sam McMillan, Tine McMillan

It should be noted that the meeting was moved to Bowling Village Hall due to some confusion over venue.

Minutes of last AGM

None available on file for 2018.

Matters Arising/Approval of Minutes/Adoption

  • No matters arising due to previous minute being unavailable. 
  • No adoption of minute as minute is not available.
  • Scheme of Establishment adopted by all CC’s present.

Police Report

  • Recognition given that there has been a police presence at most meetings in the last year.
  • Acknowledgement given that Police Summer Team had a positive effect on Bowling village

Chairpersons Report

  • Chairman organises Poppy Wreaths which have always been provided by CC. Difficulties this year due to instruction issued by WDC that CC funds could not be used in this way. Matter has been taken forward by CC Forum.
  • Chairman arranged for park fencing adjacent to Milton Brae to be painted by the Community Payback Team.

Secretary’s Report

  • Following taking up the position my main work was to update the systems used and the most effective way of distributing information to CC.
  • Priority was to Update WiFi facility for both meeting places that had effective delivery and was more cost effective. Now no longer subscribing to WiFi in Milton Community Hall. Now using a Portable WiFi unit which has a much-reduced monthly cost.
  • Milton Park - Mums group that approached the CC continue to be involved. We have seen new play equipment installed, a secure fence around the area containing the play equipment for the safety of the children and new pathways laid in the park that needed replacing. Proposal for upgrading and refurbishing seating in park still outstanding. Pathways upgrade. Work on drainage not yet dealt with as currently area under investigation by Scottish Water.
  • Secured agreement for supply of defibrillator by WDC that will be situated adjacent to Milton Community Hall.
  • Work progressing on provision of shelter for the schoolchildren in Milton who travel by coach to avoid them standing immediately next to the A82 and avoiding compromising their safety. Awaiting visit from council officer to identify suitable site.
  • Currently attending CC Forum as BMCC representative and involved in a sub-group looking at provision of an Induction and Training Pack for new and existing CC’s.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer not present. Audit / statement of accounts or balance sheets not presented.

Planning Report

  • Ongoing monitoring of Littlemill Distillery site.
  • Ongoing monitoring of developments at Bowling Basin.
  • Objection being raised against current Planning Application for Sheephill Quarry in Annual Review of Quarries even as no notification received by BMCC.
  • Support provided to residents in regard to developments by Network Rail at Bowling Station.

Election of Office Bearers

  • Chairperson/Vice-Chairman: No-one elected. To allow the meetings to continue the Chairperson will be appointed on a rotational basis.

Re-election of Office Bearers

Secretary Shona Brown: Proposed by Jim Thomson. Seconded by Ian McBride

Treasurer Tine McMillan: Proposed by Shona Brown. Seconded by Kirsten Savage

Planning Officer Jim Thomson: Proposed by Kirsten Savage. Seconded by Shona Brown

Date of Next Annual General Meeting

The Bowling and Milton Community Council AGM will take place in Bowling Village Hall on Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 7.15pm.