SILVERTON AND OVERTOUN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Chair: Linda Speir
Vice-chair: Rona Wilkinson
Treasurer: Bill Barlow
Secretary: Rose Harvie
82 Bonhill Road, Dumbarton, G82 2DY
phone/fax: 01389 762816
Draft Minutes 9 January 2020
Approved 13 February 2020
Linda Speir, chair
Rona Wilkinson, vice-chair
Bill Barlow, Treasurer
Rose Harvie, Secretary
WDC Councilor Brian Walker
WDC Councillor David McBride
Apologies:Scott Lafferty, Andrew Muir
Minutes of last meeting, 14th November (there was no December meeting)
Draft accepted as correct, adoption proposed by Janet, seconded by Rona
Matters arising from previous minutes.
- Traffic lights on A82. Can existing flow of traffic lights be changed?
Councillor McBride stated that Transerve would not be willing to
change the flow. There is no progress on the installation of new traffic
lights at the bottom of Argyll Avenue.
- Non-attendance of a CC councillor for 8 meetings (with belated
apologies). Agreed to delay any decision on this until the AGM in
- Fireworks: reported that a motion to control the sale of fireworks had
been put to WDC, Councillor McBride will report in due course.
- Housing development on site of former Garshake offices: concerns
raised from some adjacent residents, safety of retaining wall etc.
Secretary has contacted Miller Homes, and a representative will
address the CC at the March meeting, as they cannot attend the
February meeting as previously arranged. Agreed also that Secretary
will advertise this meeting by means of posters in shops.
- Rose and Linda had met with Gillian McNamara to discuss possible
activities/events/facilities in the soon- to- be- restored Glencairn
- Reported that West Dunbartonshire Voluntary Services would not be
able to provide secretarial services for the CC, in the event of Rose
wishing to be relieved of minute taking etc. Janet Muir stated she
knows a possible contact who may be able to provide this
- Linda and Rose had met Brian McQuillan, WDC Communities
Officer, in November to discuss a possible ‘community council
awareness’ event. Brian would assist in this. Linda would ask Scott if
he is still willing to set up a working group.
Questions for WDC Councillors
- Kirsten, who lives opposite the path and entrance to the police station,
stated that she regularly picks up alcohol bottles on the path. She would
like to investigate the legality of putting up anti-littering posters, also
posters advertising the help available to alcoholics. Agreed in principle
that if permitted, posters should be professionally produced, and paid for
by the CC. Councillors McBride will investigate the legal position.
- Wilma asked about the requirement of private and social housing providers
to install charging points for electric cars as a condition of approval for
developments. Councillor McBride will investigate this.
- Wilma asked again about large bags of cement left on the banks of the
River Leven, and provided photographs.
- Rona asked about the forthcoming Dumbarton festival, planned for June
this year, and requested that activities associated with the environment
should be included.
- Dorothy asked when the new Lidl supermarket would open; this is planned
for late February.
- Wilma again raised a question about the amount of growing and dead plant
material accumulating in the flood relief section of the burn behind St.
Patrick’s primary school. Councillor McBride will investigate.
There was no paper correspondence; several e-mails from Brian McQuillan regarding various consultations etc.
Treasurer’s Report Bank balance £2625
- Planning Report Rose stated that she would be attending a site visit for the
proposed vehicle repair yard at the top of Garshake Road; the CC had voted
not to object to this development, and Rose had objected as an individual
There were no other planning issues other than the Garshake housing development (see above)
AOCB Agreed that Secretary would contact the police and request a regular e-mail
report as sometimes an officer is not available.
Date and time of next meeting: Thursday 13 February