Monday 6th September 2021
Castlemilk Hall 7.00pm
Present: John Lawless, Roy Laing, Ashley Montague, Robert Cochrane, Alex
Tomeny, Derek Scott, Marion Begg and Razwan from the Carmunnock Pharmacy.
Apologies: Councillor Euan Blockley and Councillor Morgan. PC Cooney
Police Report (from 1st June – 3rd September):
36 calls to the police linked to the Carmunnock area however not all
occurred in the Carmunnock area.
Some examples given of the types of reports to the police are: 5 Vehicle
related calls, miscellaneous calls, a found dog and neighbour disputes.
Minutes of last meeting: proposed by Roy and seconded by Derek.
Razwan from Carmunnock Pharmacy came to the community council
meeting to get advice on how to apply for and gain approval for building a
new pharmacy in the land next to the current row of shops on Busby Road.
Raz informed the CC that he would like to build a new unit to house a
pharmacy as well as having another specialised clinician within the
pharmacy such as an optometrist. He initially wanted to have a GP within
the pharmacy but unfortunately this doesn’t seem possible at the moment.
Robert advised Raz to call planning and get a pre-planning application in
order to see what regulations the building would have to comply with as
the building is in a conservation area.
Raz already owns the land in question but was advised to speak to the
church to discuss ideal land use and possible hights of the proposed unit.
Raz also highlighted that the land at the back of the current units aren’t
clearly defined in the land ownership papers as to who owns certain areas
so Robert advised him to contact Land Registry to get the exact outlines of
the land owned.
The city council now put the information for the community councils online at:
- The matters that are concerned with community councils are;
Coronavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic Update
Let’s Grow Together – Glasgow’s Food Growing Strategy 2020-2025 &
Consultation – Closing Date 16th March 2020
Scottish Fire & Rescue – Local Fire & Rescue Plan for Glasgow Consultation –
Closing Date 18th March 2020
2018 Planning Enforcement Charter – Condensed Version
The accounts for August (21) from Derek Scott are as follows;
March funds = £6,508.01
5/1/21 Defibrillator Contribution Withdrawal £50
26/2/21 GCC Administration Grant (19/20) Deposits £394.49
19/3/21 Newsletter Grant Deposits £250
29/3/21 CCC Administration Grant (20/21) Deposits £399.73
12/4/21 Christmas Tree Installation Withdrawals £3,200
12/4/21 Website Subscription Withdrawals £15
25/5/21 Area Partnership Grant –
Pedmyre Lane Restoration Deposits £3,000
15/6/21 Christmas Festival – Wine and Printing Withdrawals £125
Legal Expenses Funds: £2,539.00
General Funds: £4,623.23
Total Funds 1st August £7,162.23
Planning and Licensing.
No contentious applications have been put forward to planning.
Kittock Mill is appealing, for a second time, the decision by planning to not
grant the retrospective planning application of a guest house built in their
The field at Busy Road, at the time of the meeting, had not yet been
granted planning permission for four homes to be built, sadly this has now
been approved. The community council is very disappointed in this decision
as Glasgow Council had initially rejected the plans.
Due to the lack of parking at the new development, Stewart Milne homes,
it is possible around 6 parking spaces will be added to the estate to ease
Derek is going to email Stewart Milne, again, about the possible blockage at
the burn at the Stewart Milne development.
Roads and Lighting
Derek is going to create a portfolio for Glasgow City Council Roads and
Lighting Department to highlight the number of streetlights that are is
disrepair. We still would suggest reporting all faulty streetlights to the
council through the My Glasgow App.
The traffic calming measures that were planned to be installed in
Carmunnock have been put on hold.
Jim was not in attendance to give a full picture of how the new bus service
One issue that was raised is the non-interchangeable bus tickets as it is a
different company which can end up costing more money and could be
confusing when travelling through the village.
Linn Area Committee
John applied for a grant (£1,400) for some timber for the gardening group
in the village but was not granted the money. He will discuss with
Councillor Morgan, who chairs the LAC, about how be accepted for the
Derek and Roy have kindly offered to revarnish the notice board in the
centre of the village.
The last weekend of October (30th-31st) there will be the opportunity to
come and plant some trees at Cathkin Road. The school will also be
involved in this activity.
The AGM will be held in the Castlemilk hall at 7:30 on the 6th of October.
John is going to contact Councillor Morgan about getting a deer warning
sign on Carmunnock Road.
Derek raised the idea of having wild flowers around the village, encouraging
wildlife, reducing the need to cut the grass as well as looking attractive.
John has been successful in finding out how to access the £108,000 from
the Stewart Milne development that is to be used for ‘formal sports’ or
‘allotments’. The community council would love to hear suggestions on
what proposals we could put forward in order to see some of the money be
put back into the village.
And finally, we would like to thank Alex Tomney for his time on the
community council as well as his handling of the Community Council
website. He has kindly offered to continue the upkeep of the website until
someone else is able to take it over.
Next meeting – AGM
Wednesday the 6th of October.
The next meeting is a public meeting and encourage you to come.