Clydebank East Community Council Minutes
4th February 2019

In Attendance: J.White, A. Rutherford, A. Connarty, L. Bell, D.Bell, A.Lynch
Apologies: J.Henry, E. Wyper
Councillors: M.McNair, W. Hendrie, D. Lennie, G.Casey
Guest Speakers: D.Denholm – Architect & Design. S.Keenan CHA / Director
Community Police In Attendance.

Chairperson John White welcomed everyone to meeting and explained Fire Drill Procedures.
Minutes Approved by A. Connarty and A. Rutherford.
Matters Arising from Previous Minutes. None Noted.

Guest Speakers:

David Denholm from Architecture & Design gave a detailed explanation of the new Clydebank Canal Path and provided power points with the view to the safety of this new development. Will be directly behind Social Centre81 and will increase the use of the new Sports Facility. Trees will be removed from the Braes Ave-with ramps being fitted for those with poor mobility.They are planning for well lite areas, along the canal path. Consultations are currently taking place with Roads& Panning Dept, Clydebank Housing Association,Community Police and Sketch & Design. CCTV will be provided at start of path, alongside Speed Cameras.

Consultations to begin in April in Clydebank Town Hall, with 3 Community Meetings to be arranged. Names to be put forward to highlight the Canal path alongside the involvement with Local Schools. Potential names suggested who had a strong link with Clydebank were Duncan Bannantyne, Kevin Bridges, James Cosmos, Marty Pellow (of the band Wet Wet Wet) Other names suggested were Jimmy Reid, Jane Rae & Violet Maguire. Ongoing Discussion to be held with local people and local school pupils.

Sharon Keenan (CHA) Must await Funding from 3 different Funders. CHA is a Registered Charity. A Flower Project could enhance the local area.

Community Council will be kept updated re the progress, when consultations are formalised. It was generally agreed it was a good idea to involve the local schools, as students could benefit from learning more about the local history
of Clydebank, with the people, who had made a mark within the Town.

Police Report

Community Policeman left the meeting early. Gave Chairperson details of crime within this area.
36 Crime Reports.13 Solved. lx Dangerous Dog, 3 x Drugs Offences, 4x Thefts, 6 Breach of Peace, 5x Vandalism.

Treasurers Report

A. Connarty advised we had received our new annual grant from WDC. Balance now -£2,566.42p.

Councillors Reports

Daniel Lennie, had no reports and stated he was not in agreement with the new bridge as it was a private company.

Councillor-Gail Casey-Reported that Scottish Government had approved City Deal Renfrew & new build bridge at Yoker/Renfrew, now going ahead. Councillor Willie Hendrie was initially against the new bridge, but now supports it.

Councillor Marie McNair- gave update on various issues. Discussed Anti Social Behaviour…. also issues of Fly Tipping & Dumping .. More Skips provided within the Whitecrook area. Hopefully, this will reduce the Fly Tipping.

Site Visit to be arranged along the Greenspace area, however the WDC employee currently on sick leave. King Street is the only street to have Fencing provided. Fencing & Hedges around Braes Ave are being sorted.

Any Other Business

Issues of Parking re-the OHR School was raised. This has been on-going issue for 2 years. Lack of parking Spaces and Double Yellow Lines. Issue of Give Way Signs, was raised. Obliterated-causing restriction for local residents.
Complaint made to Transport Dept.


Chairperson Thanked Everyone for their Attendance.
Date of next Community Council Meeting-Monday 4th March @ 7pm


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