Bowling & Milton Community Council
16 March 2021 at 7pm by ‘Zoom’ Invitation

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: Provisionally 20th April 2021 by Zoom Invitation Meeting.

Contacts

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting

Minutes: ‘Zoom Meeting’ 16th March 2021 at 7.15pm

Present

Councillors: David McBride, Ian Mclaren, Brian Walker

CC Councillors: Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson and Tine McMillan, Sam McMillan

Police: None

WDC Officers: Agnes Pollock, Community Project Worker

Visitors: Brian Mooney – resident Milton

No current Chairperson in office. Acting Chairperson for this meeting: Jim Thomson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

WDC Officers present to support BMCC in Zoom Meeting.

Apologies

Councillors: Karen Connaghan

CC Councillors: Ian McBride

Police Report

None available.

Minutes/Matters Arising previous Minutes

Councillor McBride stated he had been present at meeting for a short time and left to attend another meeting.

Approval of Minutes

Proposed: Seconded

Councillors Report

Councillor McBride

  • provided updated report on Sheephill Quarry
  • Advised a delay in WDC Budget Setting yesterday. Will be no Council Tax rise. Bigger budget gap than previously thought from 2.8 million to 3.5 million. Saving options will be likely to be set next week. WD Council Leader has written to Scottish Government Finance Leader for more flexibility. Scottish government Policy to provide pay increase to staff was not budgeted.
  • Covid update provided.
  • WDC schools have returned. All pupils will have some face-to-face learning until Easter holiday. School return has not been easy to achieve – considerable amount of work completed by teachers and school staff.

Councillor Mclaren

  • Update provided on Exon Site
  • Covid rates have reduced quite a bit in WDC area in todays announcements.

Councillor Walker

  • Had nothing further to add

Visitors Report

  • None

Planning Report

Sheephill Quarry

Following rejection of Planning Consent by the WDC Planning Committee the WDC Chief Executive overturned the decision made and called for the decision to be made at a full WD Council Meeting on 3rd March 2021. The deliberations lasted over six hours. CC and Milton resident attended meeting and provided information as follows:

The following concerns continue to be raised.

Miltonhill residents / 50 m exclusion zone to boundary of home. Clarification required.

Public feeling on Ancient fort site in regard to mitigation damage / restoration being out with WDC restriction

CC raised possibility of compulsory purchase order of the quarry by Scottish Government / British Government of market value to finally end this long ongoing unresolved matter. Use of legislation by WD planning Officers to stop ROMP in extreme situations?

CC Officer stated that reference was made of the quarry owners making considerable donations to local charities. Is there a record of this? Councillor McBride agreed to ask the WD Planning Officer.

Planning Consent was refused at WD Council meeting with no exchange of quarrying area. It was agreed that predecessors on Council many years ago should never have granted Planning consent. The ROMP was agreed however the operator may not agree to accept this.

Bowling Basin Developments

Application for CCTV Cameras, fencing and gates to be installed by Scottish Canals in the basin area. No objections raised. Scaffolding has appeared again at old swing bridge in Bowling – no one know why. Scottish canals meeting by zoom on 24th March by invitation only. Three CC’s plan to attend.

Application for six flats to be developed at Railway inn in Bowling.

No objection.

Action

Councillor McBride agreed to ask the WD Planning Officer re: charity donations.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Audit information not provided.
  • No CC Grant has been applied for – deadline for application extended.
  • Bank balance: £741.66

Action

  • Books to be audited and grant applied for.

Secretary’s Report

  • Scottish Water/Caledonia Water - work still not completed in regard to reinstatement of Park. Improvements due to take place as agreed with WDC Officers have not been completed.
  • Provision of defibrillator delayed until ownership of Milton Community Hall established.
  • Situation of Milton schoolchildren shelter on A82 still not resolved.
  • WDC CC Scheme of Establishment review was due 2020. Delayed due to Covid 19. Commencement now going ahead (agreed on 24/2/21). Secretary will be involved. CC Forum AGM due – Secretary will try to attend.
  • Delayed VE celebrations will go ahead on 8th May 2021.

Action

  • CC monitoring of all work in King George V Field, Milton.
  • CC will pursue installation of defibrillator for Milton when ownership of hall established.
  • Councillor Connaghan was pursuing installation of shelter on A82 for schoolchildren and ownership of Milton Community Hall. Councillor McBride will pursue the issue of A82.

Guests

none present

Bowling / Milton Matters

Action:

  • Secretary raised issue regarding Leisure trust bill. The community empowerment office took this matter forward and it has been verified that in future the bills be once again sent to the Treasurer who should be the named person on the bills. This will be rectified when bookings are required post Covid 19 restrictions.
  • CC advised of the Bay Inn, Bowling being closed since Covid 19 lockdown. Hopes to be open in March 2021 at the earliest.
  • CC reported all issues sending emails to WDC Councillors have been resolved.
  • CC raised issue opposite Bay Inn, Bowling with water running from the hills under the bridge and passed the play park/blockage somewhere? WDC or Scottish water responsibility? Drains are full of mud. Councillor Mclaren will look into matter.
  • CC raised problems with dog poo – dog poo bins removed in Milton. Bins overflowing in both villages. Suggestion made for recycling bins like George Square, Glasgow may help situation. Councillor Mclaren will take matter forward.
  • CC raised issue of rubbish on both sides of A82 roadside especially from Dunglass roundabout leading to Clydebank. Community project worker agreed to raise issue with Green Space.
  • CC raised issue of 5/6 lamp posts have been taken down in area from Bowling leading to Old Kilpatrick due to accidents. Area dangerous?? additional barriers to protect pedestrians. CC to send photographs to Councillor McBride who will investigate.

AOCB

  • Milton resident, Mr Brian Mooney keen to join CC following recent involvement in the quarry Planning Application. Proposal made by Shona Brown to co-opt Mr Mooney onto BMCC as a CC at this time. This proposal was seconded by Jim Thomson and was accepted by Mr Mooney.
  • The Acting Chairperson thanked everyone for their attendance.

Date of Next Meeting

Proposed ‘Zoom’ meeting on Tuesday 20th April, 2021 at 7pm

Contacts

secretary@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk chairperson@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

treasurer@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk planning@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

Bowling & Milton Community Council

20th April 2021 at 7pm by ‘Zoom’ Invitation

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: Provisionally 18th May 2021 by Zoom Invitation Meeting.

Contacts

secretary@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk chairperson@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

treasurer@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk planning@bowlingmiltoncc.org.uk

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting
Notes of Non-Quorate Meeting: ‘Zoom Meeting 20 April 2021 at 7.15pm


Present:

Councillors: David McBride
CC Councillors: Shona Brown, Jim Thomson and Brian Mooney

Police:

None

WDC Officers:

Agnes Pollock, Community Project Worker

Visitors:

None

Acting Chairperson for this meeting:

Jim Thomson welcomed everyone to the meeting and declared the meeting non-quorate.
WDC Officer Agnes Pollock present to support BMCC in Zoom Meeting.


1. Apologies:

Councillors: Karen Connaghan, Iain Mclaren, Brian Walker
CC Councillors: Ian McBride, Sam, and Tine McMillan

2. Police Notes:

None available.

3.Minutes/Matters Arising previous Minutes:

• Not Discussed

4. Approval of Minutes:

• Proposed: None Seconded: None
General Discussion

5. Councillors:

• Councillor McBride advised he had been unable to take any action from previous meeting.

6. Visitors:

• None

7. Planning Notes:

• Dumbuck Hotel Application – alterations to include managers accommodation, more rooms and four holiday lets.
• Scottish Canals – following on from meeting on 24th March suggestions being sought from the community for the future use of the field on the lower basin that is currently being used for debris being drained during the works. Suggestions so far are for a forest school and community garden. Nothing is included in the WDC Local Plan. Customs House not yet leased. One shop being moved on a temporary basis to refurbished arch as the arch currently occupied having serious issues with water ingress due to the works being carried out.
• Maryland Farm Application – demolish of outbuildings
• Sheephill Quarry – application formally refused

8. Treasurer’s Notes:

None

9. Secretary’s Notes:

• Scottish Water/Caledonia Water- no further work has been completed. Received two emails from residents of Milton regarding the lack of progress. Responded to both providing information to date. To email WDC officers again and copy to Councillor McBride.
• No link contact made to Police prior to meeting following email from WDC Information Officer. Requested another CC help in this matter until face-to-face meetings resume.
• Audit Advice: provided by WDC Information Officer: at this time two independent people can audit the accounts which should have been submitted by 2nd April. To be submitted as soon as possible. Proof of audit can be scanned to WDC. Jim Thomson will liaise with Treasurer and assist if required.
• Thanks, passed on to WDC Information Officer for her input to Green Space regarding litter on A82. CC’s and residents in Milton had passed on comments of noticeable improvements.

10. Guests:

none present

11. Bowling / Milton Matters:

• General discussion took place regarding how the CC communicates and updates the two communities of their work, current issues, improvement and plans, sustainability for the future. A leaflet / newsletter should be considered in the near future to update residents of the current work of the BMCC.
The following was agreed as part of the future development of BMCC:
- intergenerational work / links to The Youth Council
- look at the core activities / updating and modernising
- improvement in social media / website / outreach platforms changing the way we engage with the two communities
- opportunities available for development and sustainability
-WDC Information Officer advised Community Payback Scheme may be able to assist in a leaflet drop to every household in the two villages as a launch.

12. AOCB:

None

Date of Next Meeting:

Proposed ‘Zoom’ meeting on Tuesday 18 May, 2021 at 7pm

Contacts

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting
Minutes: ‘Zoom Meeting’ 25 May 2021 at 7pm

Present:

Councillors: David McBride, Brian Walker
CC Councillors: Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson, Sam McMillan, Brian Mooney

Police:

None / Report submitted

WDC Officers:

Suzanne Mason, Community Empowerment

Officer

Visitors:

None

No current Chairperson in office. Acting Chairperson for this meeting: Jim Thomson welcomed everyone to the meeting.
WDC Officer present to support BMCC in Zoom Meeting.

1. Apologies:

Councillors: Karen Connaghan Ian Mclaren
CC Councillors: Ian McBride,Tine McMillan
WDC Officer: Agnes Pollock

2. Police Report:

Submitted by email

• Request to be made asking to separate Milton and Bowling offences in report if possible
• To clarify if any offences relating to Overtoun House
• To request literature on ‘Crimestoppers’ and 101 for notice boards
• Noted that Bowling Basin area busy at present but not with anti-social behaviour issues.

3.Minutes/Matters Arising previous Minutes:

None

4. Approval of Minutes:

• Proposed: Seconded:

5. Councillors Report

• Councillor Walker requested update on Milton Park: advised little progress made to date. Several emails regarding same have been sent to WDC Officer, all CC’s and Councillors have been copied into correspondence.
Action:
• Councillor McBride will pursue this matter.

6. Visitors Report:

• None

7. Planning Report:

• Quiet at present
• Extension to workshop request at Dumbuck Farm, Milton
• Notification to residents re: remediation of Esso Site, Bowling. Starting preparatory work as of yesterday.
• CC raised new application for extension of life of Dumbuckhill Quarry to 2041 currently due close 2024 (DC19/162/163 ROMP). Fresh notifications issued to residents. Currently twenty objections /concerns raised. All objections due to be lodged by 5th June 2021. This is a different type of proposal as against Sheephill Quarry. Proposal to go deeper into quarry and take the top down slightly for safety reasons. Concerns re: visual impact for Dumbarton and Milton residents, blasting impact, significant A82 and cycle path flooding, safety of hillside above and behind residents and their homes. Planning Officer advised this application had not been received by BMCC.
Action:
• Planning Officer will request extension to date for objections to be lodged in order to investigate matter and request full details from WDC, to gather relevant information, to check the Local Plan and Local Policy and liaise with CC regarding submission of objection from BMCC.

8. Treasurer’s Report:

• Audit information not provided. Report provided advised that struggling to find suitable people willing to audit books. This is a major problem. May have two people who can assist. Council Officer suggested a Chairperson and Treasurer from another Community Council may help out. Councillor McBride suggested that consideration can be given to late applications for WDC grants at the Corporate Services Committee.
• No CC Grant has been applied for – deadline for application extended.
• Bank balance as of 6th April: £711.02
Action:
• Books to be audited and grant applied for.

9. Secretary’s Report:

• Scottish Water/Caledonia Water- see point 5
• Provision of defibrillator delayed until ownership of Milton Community Hall established.
• Situation of Milton schoolchildren shelter on A82 – nothing further to report
Action:
• CC monitoring of all work in King George V Field, Milton
• CC will pursue installation of defibrillator for Milton when ownership of hall established
• CC will pursue installation of shelter on A82 for schoolchildren and ownership of Milton Community Hall.

10. Guests:

none present

11. Bowling / Milton Matters:

• Field at Lower Bowling Basin (old football pitch): CC suggested asking the residents for suggestions. CC reported concerns for safety of cyclists crossing from one side of road leaving the cycle path to other side of the road to join cycle path at Dunglass Roundabout. Not enough warning for motorists leaving the roundabout to enter Bowling; cyclists not familiar with area are confronted with a difficult manoeuvre; pedestrian crossing in wrong place as on a blind corner for motorists. Acknowledged difficult situations to resolve. More signage required.
• Councillor McBride asked if any notification from Planning had been received regarding the installation of the industrial washing machine facility in the car park area of the ‘The Black Rooster’, Milton. Unsure if planning consent is required. None received by Planning Officer.
Action:
• Notice to be places in Notice Boards, the pub, shop giving details and requesting feedback. Information collated will be passed to Scottish Canals.
• Councillor McBride will pursue issues raised regarding cycle path at Dunglass Roundabout.
• Councillor McBride will pursue clarification of industrial washing machine facility.

12. AOCB:

• It is hope that meetings will resume in the Community Halls of Milton and Bowling in September 2021.
Date of Next Meeting: Proposed ‘Zoom’ meeting on Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 7pm

Contacts

Bowling & Milton Community Council
15th June 2021 at 7pm by ‘Zoom’ Invitation

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: To be arranged

Contacts

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting
Minutes: ‘Zoom Meeting’ 15 June 2021 at 7pm


Present:

Councillors: David McBride, Brian Walker, Karen Connaghan
CC Councillors: Shona Brown, Kirstin Savage, Jim Thomson, Sam McMillan, Brian Mooney

Police:

PC Dale Logsdon - report by email

WDC Officers:

Agnes Pollock, Community Project Officer present to support BMCC Zoom Meeting.

Visitors:

None

1.Welcome / Introductions / Apologies:

• No current Chairperson in office. Acting Chairperson for this meeting: Shona Brown welcomed everyone to the meeting.
• Apologies Councillors: Ian Mclaren
• Apologies CC Councillors: Ian McBride and Tine McMillan

2. Police Report:

Submitted by email

• 3 Common Assaults; 2 Thefts (one classed as a bogus crime); 1 breach of the Peace/Disorder; 4 Vehicle/Traffic Crimes; 1 other relating to online offences.

3. Minutes/Matters Arising previous Minutes:

None

• Approval of Minutes:

• Proposed: Seconded:

4. Chairpersons Report – N/A

5. Councillors Report

• Councillor McBride provided update as follows:
- Digging work has started in Esso Terminal Site, Bowling
- WDC Roads will be visiting to review signage for Cycle Path at Dunglass Roundabout following passing information given at the last BMCC meeting.
- Outdoor domestic washing facilities in situ at the Black Rooster, Milton. No application for Planning consent made. WDC Planning officers visited to assess. Reviewing at present and will check if planning consent is required.
- Councillor Connaghan asked if any progress made regarding shelter for school children on A82 and Milton Community Hall.
Action:
• Councillor McBride will continue dealing with signage on the Cycle Path and report back to BMCC.
• Councillor McBride will provide feedback from Planning.
• Councillor Connaghan will pursue matters of Shelter and Community Hall.

6. Secretary’s Report:

• Scottish Water/Caledonia Water concerns and update.
• Situation of Milton schoolchildren shelter on A82 – nothing further to report.
• Raised WDC Local Place Plan /Planning Reforms – links to Locality Plan. Discussed Place Standard Tool.
Action:
• CC monitoring all work in King George V Field, Milton. Secretary will email WDC Greenspace Officer. Councillor McBride will as for feedback from Scottish Water given non completion of work.
• CC will pursue installation of shelter on A82 for schoolchildren and ownership of Milton Community Hall.
• Community Project Officer advised she would send info regarding WDC Plans and Standard Tool for CC and assist in completion of CC wish to pursue. Possibly arranging a development session.

7. Treasurer’s Report:

• Audit information not provided. Similar to last month. Councillor McBride asked if any progress on audit. Community Project Officer suggested asking CC’s from another CC to assist. Secretary Suggested approaching Old Kilpatrick CC.
• No CC Grant has been applied for. Unknown if extension has been asked for.
Action:
• Books to be audited and grant applied for.
• Information re: auditing will be passed on to Treasurer.

8. Planning Report:

• Quiet at present
• Dumbuckhill Quarry – formal objection submitted by BMCC. Reply from WDC Planning informing of extension to submissions. CC provided detail of application stating Restoration Bond usually in place.
Action:
• Planning Officer will send copy of reply to CC’s.
• Planning Officer will send information from WDC Planning Committee received today to all CC’s.

9. Bowling / Milton Matters:

Action:
• ‘nextdoor’ letters sent to residents in Milton and Bowling. Secretary contacted Police Scotland due to concerns raised regarding these letters.
• Planning Officer making contact today with Scottish Canals regarding the suggested ideas for use of the field at Bowling Basin. The ‘Highline’ due to be completed by the ned of July/beginning of August.

10. Guests:

none

11. AOCB:

none

12. Date of Next Meeting:

• It is hope that meetings will resume in the Community Halls of either Milton or Bowling on 21 September 2021. CC will stand in as Secretary for this meeting.

Contacts

Bowling & Milton Community Council
28 September 2021 at 7pm by ‘Zoom’ Invitation

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: To be arranged

Contacts

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting
Minutes: ‘Zoom Meeting’ 28 September 2021 at 7pm


Present:

Councillors: David McBride and Karen Connaghan
CC Councillors: Shona Brown, Jim Thomson, Sam McMillan, Brian Mooney

Police:

PC Dale Logsdon - report by email

WDC Officers:

Agnes Pollock, Community Project Officer present to support BMCC Zoom Meeting.

Visitors:

None

1.Welcome / Introductions / Apologies:

• No current Chairperson in office. Acting Chairperson for this meeting: Brian Mooney welcomed everyone to the meeting.
• Councillor Connaghan intimated that she could not attend the full meeting and would excuse herself when she required to leave.
• Apologies Councillors: Ian Mclaren and Brian Walker
• Apologies CC Councillors: Kirsteen Savage Tine McMillan

2. Police Report:

Sent by email

• 2 Common Assaults; 5 Thefts by shoplifting (2 x ongoing enquiries); 3 Thefts; 1 Personal Possession of Drugs; 3 Breach of the Peace/Disorder; 3 Vandalism; 6 Vehicle/Traffic Crimes.
• Brian Mooney will be the link CC to Police Scotland on behalf of BMCC.

3. Minutes/Matters Arising previous Minutes:

• Meeting was postponed by one week from 21 September 2021
• Approval of Minutes:
Proposed: Seconded:

4. Chairpersons Report – N/A

5. Councillors Report

• Councillor McBride provided update as follows:
- Signage at leaving Cycle Path at Dunglass Junction being reviewed. Greenery cut back at the junction. Greenspace has been asked by Roads Department to check situation. Nothing much has happened to date. Councillor McBride will pursue matter further.
- Councillor McBride advised there would be the first Hybrid meeting of the full Council tomorrow. WDC hoping to push forward using Church Street Buildings safely and carefully. Conscious of requirement for service improvement. Delay in return to buildings on plans for return month on month since August/September/October. Council McBride will email Secretary on outcome.
- Councillor Connaghan reported Council Officer will be in contact with Secretary about shelter for school children on A82 and Milton Community Hall.
- Councillor McBride raised opening of ‘Bowline’ at Bowling Basin. Expressed disappointment at invitations being sent by Scottish Canals the
day before event and therefore attendance was not achievable. Similar situation for BMCC invitation.
Action:
• Councillor McBride will continue dealing with signage on the Cycle Path and report back to BMCC.
• Councillor McBride will provide on Council business as above.
• Councillor Connaghan will continue to oversee matters of Milton shelter and Community Hall.

6. Secretary’s Report:

• Scottish Water/Caledonia Water concerns and update.
• Situation of Milton schoolchildren shelter on A82 – nothing further to report.
• Discussed information received from The Shipyard Trust.
• Email received from Silverton and Overtoun Community Council about proposed development on old St Michael site on Cardross Road, Dumbarton. Discussed.
• Email received from CC Forum about comments made in article in Lennox Herald about CC’s.
• Community Project Officer raised ‘National Kindness Day’ in November and encouraged CC’s to consider taking part as a CC.
Action:
• CC continues to check all work in King George V Field, Milton.
• CC continues to pursue installation of shelter on A82 for schoolchildren and ownership of Milton Community Hall.
• CC to send Shipyard Trust information again to all CC’s.
• Planning Officer will respond to request by Silverton and Overtoun CC.
• Request made to WDC Community Project Officer to discuss Lennox Herald article with WDC Communities Team Leader.
• CC to consider and discuss ‘National Kindness Day at next meeting and present any ideas.
• Community Project Officer said she would send info regarding WDC Plans and Standard Tool for CC and assist in completion of CC wish to pursue. Possibly arranging a development session.

7. Treasurer’s Report:

• Treasurer not in attendance at meeting. Audit information not provided.
Action:
• Community Project Officer stressed the importance of completion of audit. Books to be audited and grant applied for if possible.
• Information re: auditing will be passed on to Treasurer by CC.

8. Planning Report:

• Continues to be relatively quiet at present
• No response about detailed objection sent by BMCC regarding Dumbuck Quarry. Should be drawing to a conclusion. Target date set for 29th October.
• New ’Bowline’ at Bowling Basin is open in the evening and lit up. Not locked although CC cameras in operation. No dog poo bins reported. Adequate
signage provided. £500,000 has been allocated by Scottish Canals to maintain new walkway. Signs will be erected asking visitors to take rubbish away with them as there are inadequate facilities for disposal of rubbish.
Action:
• Planning Officer will continue to monitor planning Objection regarding Dumbuck Quarry.

9. Bowling / Milton Matters:

• CC asked Councillor’s present about the development on the Clydeside between Milton and Bowling. Councillor McBride said progress was at a slow pace. The compulsory purchase is still outstanding.
• CC raised speed of cars on Milton Brae and confusing signage. Councillor McBride said he thought this was a Police matter.
• CC raised poor state of Dunglass Roundabout.
• CC highlighted that many roads in Dumbarton have been resurfaced however Milton Brae has not. Had been informed this would have happened prior to lockdown. Road in very poor state and badly eroded especially in the area of the entrance to Milton Court..
Action:
• Speeding on Milton Brae to be raised with the Police.
• Councillor McBride stated that Dunglass Roundabout may be responsibility of Amey Highways which he will try to clarify.
• Councillor McBride said he would investigate the issues raised regarding Milton Brae.

10. Guests:

none

11. AOCB:

none

12. Date of Next Meeting:

• It is hope that meetings will resume in the Bowling Community Hall on 19 October 2021.

Contacts

Bowling and Milton Community Council Meeting
Minutes: ‘Zoom Meeting’ 16th November 2021 at 7pm


Present:

Councillors: David McBride and Brian Walker
CC Councillors: Shona Brown, Jim Thomson, Sam McMillan, Kirsten Savage, Brian Mooney
Police: PC Dale Logsdon - report by email
WDC Officers: Colin Smith, Communities Team Leader
Visitors: None

1.Welcome / Introductions / Apologies:

  • No current Chairperson in office. Acting Chairperson proposed Brian Mooney as Chairperson on a permanent basis:
    Proposed: Jim Thomson Seconded: Shona Brown
    Brian Mooney then welcomed everyone to the meeting.
  • Apologies Councillors: Ian Mclaren and Karen Connaghan
  • Apologies CC Councillors: Tine McMillan
  • Apologies WDC Officers: Agnes Pollock, Community Project Officer present to support BMCC Zoom Meeting.

2. Police Report: Sent by email

  • No Police Report for meeting. It is hoped that Police representative will attend following post Covid 19 restrictions. The Chairperson will be the link CC to Police Scotland on behalf of BMCC.

3. Minutes/Matters Arising previous Minutes:

  • Approval of Minutes:
  • Proposed: Seconded:

4. Chairpersons Report – N/A

5. Councillors Report

  • Councillor McBride provided update as follows:
    • Greenery has been cut back along the cycle path. Pedestrians can now see cars from Dunglass roundabout. Much better but not ideal.
      Dunglass roundabout particularly overgrown causing poor visibility. Temporary traffic lights in place on approach from Bowling.
    • Councillor McBride said Hybrid meetings will continue. Return to work slower than expected. Statics about contacting WDC slightly better noting that it is not the fault of the Contact Centre in regard to the public being unable to contact individuals. Housing Repairs are not getting through the current backlog.
    • No reply from enquiry about confusing signage on Milton Brae or regarding resurfacing.
      Councillor Walker had nothing further to report

Action:

  • Councillor McBride will continue dealing with signage on the Cycle Path and report back to BMCC.
  • Councillor McBride will check response about Milton Brae.

6. Secretary’s Report:

  • Scottish Water/Caledonia Water have made some changes in King George V Field, Milton.
  • Situation of Milton schoolchildren shelter on A82 – nothing further to report.
  • Proposed that in future the CC should take responsibility for arranging the Remembrance Service for both villages following the confusion with the recent Remembrance Day arrangements. Councillors present advised that not all Councillors were informed or invited due to Covid restrictions. Everyone at the meeting agreed.
  • Old Kilpatrick Railway Bridge was due to open beginning of December. This date has been delayed.
  • Unfortunately, no action was taken by BMCC regarding National Kindness Day however Bowling CCs have been provided ongoing support to residents helping out with shopping, prescriptions, etc. following disruption to and from Bowling throughout work to Old Kilpatrick Railway Bridge. A report on activities will be sent by Bowling CC to Community Project Officer.
  • Community Project Officer said she would send info regarding WDC Plans and Standard Tool for CC and aid in completion if CC wish to pursue. Possibly arranging a development session -continued.
  • Raised meeting that took place in Bowling a few weeks ago with Jackie Baillie, MSP. Milton CC unaware of this and had not opportunity to attend. Community Plan and Standard Tool presentation made by Community Project Team. Bowling CC explained that meeting was arranged by resident at short notice. Possibility of quarterly surgery being set up in Bowling Hall by MSP.

Action:

  1. Monitoring ongoing of work to King George V Field, Milton
  2. Schoolchildren shelter on A82 to further pursue.
  3. Provost details to be sent to Chairperson about future Remembrance Day Service.
  4. To purse quarterly surgery in Milton also by MSP.

7. Treasurer’s Report:

  • Books currently being audited by someone in Kilcreggan.

Action:

  • When collecting books Treasurer will ask if willing to undertake future audits.
  • Community Team Leader will enquire about CC grant for this year, last year and next year. He will ask his manager to email application forms.

8. Planning Report:

  • Planning Officer received full months Planning Applications for September on 12th October. Two of note are:
    • Washing machines in restaurant car park on A82 Milton and
    • Change of use of Horseshoe Bar, Bowling to residential property.
      No objections raised.
  • November notifications: Milton House application to replace windows on single storey withdrawn.
    Action:
  • Planning Officer advised that Dumbuck Quarry appeal extended – some villagers have written in support of Mr Thompson. Jackie Baillie, MSP opposes any further development of Sheephill Quarry. Chairperson will sent weblink to all CC where all information can be accessed.

9. Bowling / Milton Matters:

  • It is hoped that progress will be made about the of a defibrillator outside Milton Community Hall.
  • Discussion took place regarding bookings for Bowling Village Hall for CC meetings following cancellation of October CC Meeting there due to be allocated kitchen space for meeting. The Community Team Leader will pursue with manager given the earlier agreement that on the night of CC meetings the hall space would be made available. Proposed dates for 2022 as follows: 15th February, 19th April, 21st June. Milton Community Hall dates as follow: 18th January, 15th March, 17th May.

Action:

  • Secretary to pursue the defibrillator.

10. Guests: none

11. AOCB: none

12. Date of Next Meeting:

  • It is hope that meetings will resume in the Bowling Community Hall on 18th January, 2022 in Milton Community Hall.

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