Minutes of Carmunnock Community Council Public Meeting Thursday 24th May 2018
Castlemilk Hall 7.30pm
Present: John Lawless, Jim McCreadie, Ashley Montague, Councillor Margaret Morgan, Derek Scott, Robert Cochrane, Marion Begg, Margaret Muirhead and Roy Laing from the Community Council and 8 Carmunnock residents.
Apologies: Alex Tomeny and Angus MacDonald.
Police Report: No police report as no representative was present.
Minutes of last meeting: Proposed by Derek and seconded by Marion.
Matters Arising: No matters arising.
The city council now put the information for the community councils online at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=21056
1. The matters that are concerned with community councils are;
• Community Council Development Session – Date of Next Meeting – Saturday 2nd June 2018
• Community Council Research – Online Survey – Respond by 30th May 2018
• The Mary Barbour Award 2018 – Request for Nominations – Respond By 31st May 2018
• A new way to have your say – Workshops around Scotland on Participation Requests – Respond As Soon As Possible
• Consultation seeking views on the update of The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 – Respond by 6th June 2018
• Citizen Engagement Sessions 31st May – 21st June 2018
• The Great Get Together 22nd – 24th June 2018
• Community Paths Grants Now Open – Apply by 6th July 2018
• Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute 11th November 2018
• Volunteer Glasgow – Volunteer Opportunities for Community Councils
• Participation Requests – Reposted 27th April 2018
• Factsheets 2017 and 2011 Census Profiles for Wards – Reposted 24th May 2017
• Notification of Community Council Meetings and Minutes to Ex-Officio Members – Reposted 24th May 2018
• Submission of Community Council Minutes – Reposted 24th May 2017
The accounts for May from Derek Scott are as follows :-
19/4/18 payment for renewing website domain: £22.00
Legal Expenses Funds: £2,539.00
General Funds: £619.34
Total Funds 1st May £3,157.34
With limited funds available, we will struggle to fund community events such as the lighting
of the Christmas tree. Any ideas of how to raise additional funds would be welcome.
Planning and Licensing.
• We are waiting for the houses to begin being built on Cathkin Braes, this should begin
during the summer.
• Carnbooth has applied for 2 building applications. The application for building flats
had been rejected but, since the meeting, the community council has seen proposals
that have been provisionally approved. There has been an emergency meeting of the
community council and we agree that we will use money from our Legal Expenses
Funds to hire a lawyer. More information about this will be available in the next
community council minutes. The second application from Carnbooth is for an
extension which replaces the marquee with a permanent structure. We support this
application, although Robert has concerns about the size and style. You can see the
proposed changes online.
Roads and Lighting
• Robert and Alex attended a meeting with Roads department officials. They were
informed that the average speed in Carmunnock was around 27mph, although this
should be lower for a 30mph area, and the conclusion was to make Carmunnock a
20mph zone and have speed reducing measures in place. The measures that would be
used are still in discussion.
• The community council and the members individually will continue to report problems
we see or are informed of. You are advised to report any 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.
• Jim reported that the buses have been running well, although some buses are
occasionally late or don’t show.
• The community council did complain to First Bus and Transport Scotland about the
lack of bus service over the snowy weather. First Bus concluded that it was too
dangerous so send their drivers up to Carmunnock and Transport Scotland explained
that it was nothing to do with them.
Linn Area Committee
• 4 applications for funds have been granted in the past year. The Autumn Club and
Trust Housing received funding for an outing, the youth theatre and the gala
committee received grants.
• The application for funding for the park couldn’t be put forward at the last Linn Area
Committee as total prices for equipment wasn’t known. The next meeting is in August,
so an application will be put in then.
• There is talk of the Club applying for funding to renew the tennis courts at the back of
Windpark Trust Grants.
• There is diminishing funds and eventually the funds will run out. Ken noted that this is
the last year with large funds. He urges Carmunnock residents to apply as Castlemilk
received funding last year and you cannot apply two years in a row.
• Partial grants are now being awarded, which hasn’t been done before.
• When the committee was set up it was agreed that a sum of £60,000 per annum for 5
years then £10,000 per annum for 20 years was to be given out to applicants.
• The Highland Games being mentioned in the newsletter was of large discussion. The
conclusion drawn was that the Community Council and residents of Carmunnock
would like the Highland Games Committee to publish minutes of their meetings and
who within the community receives money from the Games.
▪ Marion, Ashley and Margaret Muirhead are still pursuing with getting new equiptment
for the park. We have struggled to gain information needed to apply for grants from
the Windpark Trust and the Linn Area Committee.
▪ A resident from carmunnock raised issues regarding hedges and bushes overgrown in
the village. John has drafted a letter to post through the doors of people who don’t
cut back their hedges.
▪ The same resident also commented on the problems faced by those at the bottom of
Busby Road. Continual flooding, lack of gritting when the snow hit, and very low
internet connectivity are some problems continually faced by this resident.
▪ John was approached informally to see if the community council would take control of
the playing fields (King George the 5th playing field) with no funding – to which John
obviously said no.
▪ The dog fouling at the park continues to be a problem. Councillor Morgan is going to
get signs and a notice of a £60 on-the-spot fine if caught.
▪ The path grants that the government is offering are in no way large enough to
properly/completely fix paths.
6th of August 2018 at 7:30pm