Minutes of CC April 2018

Minutes of Carmunnock Community Council
Monday 9th April 2018

Castlemilk Hall 7.00pm

Present: John Lawless, Jim McCreadie, Ashley Montague, Councillor Margaret Morgan, Alex Tomeny, Derek Scott, Angus MacDonald, Marion Begg, Robert Cochrane and Louise MacDonald (the representative from the Police Force).

Apologies: Margaret Muirhead and Roy Laing.

Police Report:

  • No reports of assaults, drug related crime or road traffic incidents.

  • One youth order report.

  • Officer MacDonald urges people to call 101 when they are faced with disturbances specifically in relation to the quad bikes that have been driving in the surrounding fields.

Minutes of last meeting: Proposed by Alex and seconded by Jim.

Matters Arising: No matters arising.


1. The city council now information for all community councils online at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=21056

The matters that are concerned with community councils are:-

  • Formal consultation of the Governance arrangements for Community Councils; including a review of certain Community Council boundaries and a review of support arrangements – 12 week consultation running from Friday 9th February 2018 and closing on Friday 4th May 2018.

  • Rough Sleeping in Glasgow – Please Respond as Soon as Possible

  • Participatory Budgeting Potential For Social Landlords – Responses were due by 10th April 2018

  • Glasgow Airport consultations 2018 – Airspace Change Proposal & Noise Action Plan – Consultation launches on 15th January 2018 and runs to Friday 13th April 2018

  • Glasgow City Heritage Trust Survey – Respond by 16th April 2018

  • Parks Vision Consultation – Respond by 11th May 2018

  • The Mary Barbour Award 2018 – Request for Nominations – Respond By 31st May 2018

  • Consultation seeking views on the update of The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 – Respond by 6th June 2018

  • Public Transport Challenge – Online Survey

  • Bank Closures: Impact on Local Businesses, Consumers and the Scottish Economy Inquiry – For Information

  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Community Asset Register – Posted January 2018 – For Information

  • Draft City of Glasgow Local Police & Fire and Rescue Plans 2017-2020 – Posted December 2017, For Information

  • Volunteer Glasgow – Volunteer Opportunities for Community Councils

  • Notification of Community Council Meetings and Minutes to Ex-Officio Members

  • Participation Requests – Reposted 17th November 2017

  • Factsheets 2017 and 2011 Census Profiles for Wards – Reposted 17th November 2017

  • Submission of Community Council Minutes – Reposted 17th November 2017

2. An application for a temporary licence for the Highland Games and an appeal against the decision to turn down the building of flats at the Carnbooth Hotel. We will not be making any further comments on this as we have made our position very clear.


The accounts for February from Derek Scott are as follows:-

February funds = £3,259.84

28/3/18 payment for Castlemilk Hall room hire £58.50

28/3/18 contribution to Christmas tree lighting event £70

Total Funds 1st March £3,131.34

Made up as follows:-

Legal Expenses Funds: £2,539.00

General Funds: £592.34

Planning and Licensing.

  • 88 Busby Road – Alterations being carried out to the existing house where no planning application has been put forward. Robert has written to building control to inform them of this, the letter will be put on the community council website.

  • New application from Carnbooth for an extension which replaces the marquee with a permanent structure. We support this application although we have concerns about the size and style which Robert will put to the planning board. You can see online the proposed changes.

  • The Carnbooth has applied for another 12 occasional licences. Robert contacted Councillor Morgan about this, as he was unable to put forward any objections within the time frame allowed, but she has been told that she is deemed to be neutral party who is unable to comment on the licensing boards stance.

Roads and Lighting

  • Fly tipping in Pedmyre Lane continues to be an issue. Councillor Morgan reported this but by the time the council had got there the stuff had been moved. John has also reported two cases of dumping. Alex noted the CCTV that Castlemilk has been provided by Glasgow City Council could be used by Carmunnock and Councillor Morgan is going to investigate this.

  • John has drafted a letter for property owners whose hedges have become overgrown. John will deliver these as and when appropriate.

  • Drains at Hillcrest have been cleared but have since flooded.

  • Councillor Morgan is going to look further into the patching work that has been done to Stuart Road. Marion believes the work hasn’t been completed properly and is still dangerous.

  • John reported the dropped drain on Busby Road and immediate action was taken by the council to put a traffic cone on it.

  • Councillor Morgan is going to look again into the flooding at the bottom of Busby Road/Craigsheen Avenue.

  • The Community Council and the members individually will continue to report problems we see or are informed of. You are advised to report and issues with the roads or lighting in Carmunnock online through the Glasgow City Council website or through your ‘My Glasgow’ App. The more we report the higher the chance of the problem being fixed quickly.

  • Councillor Morgan informed us of a meeting being held on 2 May 18 about the proposed 20mph zone in Carmunnock. Members of the community council can attend.


  • Robert and Councillor Morgan have written to First Bus explaining why the community council feels their response to the adverse weather and lack of transport provided complaint wasn’t good enough. Roberts letter will be on the community council website. They have yet to get a response.

  • Jim has had a complaint about a couple of cases of the buses not turning up.

Linn Area Committee

  • Next meeting is this Thursday at 2pm.

  • Application has been put in for the Gala Day and the acting workshop.

Windpark Trust Grants.

Nothing received from them.


  • Marion, Ashley and Margaret are still pursuing new equipment for the park. We have struggled to gain information needed to apply for grants from the Windpark Trust and the Linn Area Committee. Councillor Morgan is going to help us with this.

  • The Heritage Society are going to take over the welcome packs for those who move to the village.

  • Can those of you who are putting articles into the newsletter get them to Isobel Rutter by the end of the month.

  • John has found out that the recycling bins that caused problems last month at Castlemilk Hall were due to the cleaner for the hall being on holiday.

  • Angus reported concerns from a resident around the bins to the right of the flats opposite the church. Although they can be regarded as unsightly, they are used throughout the year by people walking to and from the park and other places. As well as this, there is no other place for the bins to be put.

  • Jim informed us that the council has awarded the Trust Housing Association £700 for travel costs.

  • Alex has renewed the Carmunnock website for another year. It may have been down for a couple of days, but it is now back up and running.

Next meeting

24th of May 2018 at 7:30.

The next meeting is a public meeting and encourage you to come.