Newsletter: May 2018

This Newsletter is produced and distributed to help keep Carmunnock residents up to date with Community Council activities by reporting – in brief – what has happened over the last six months and, where appropriate, by looking ahead to the next few months.

Public Meeting – Thursday 24th May, 7.30pm, Castlemilk Hall

The meeting is open to all residents of Carmunnock and surrounding areas.


Welcome to the Carmunnock Community Council Spring Newsletter.

In this newsletter we try to keep you up to date with issues affecting our community. However, in

between issues of the newsletter we post copies of our council meetings on the village notice board and

also on our website.

It is some time now since planning permission was granted for the Stewart Milne development behind

Cameron Crescent. Although no building work has started yet, you may have noticed the advertising

hoarding and adverts in local press. One silver lining to this cloud is the requirement for the developer to

pay funds into the local Linn Area committee. However, applications have to be made to the committee

to make sure that our village benefits. Historically, organisations within the village have not been very

proactive. Similar funding was provided by the Dickie development and little found its way back to the

village. I attended the last Linn Area Committee and four village organisations were given grants,

including a significant grant to the Gala Committee.

Your Community Council have already submitted a significant application for a grant to replace/provide

leisure equipment in the King George V Park. We await a decision on this.

You may also have seen recent articles in the press and social media regarding Carnbooth hotel. Their

three previously submitted planning applications were rejected. However, the planning department is

having ongoing discussion with the owners regarding the application for the extension. Articles in the

press also allege jobs were at risk due to rejection of drinks licences. Your Community Council supports

local businesses, including Carnbooth, but feels that they should comply with the licensing requirements

and not misuse the occasional licence process. With regard to previously reported noise pollution, we

believe that this would be radically reduced should the hotel proceed with its intention to replace the

marquee with a permanent structure.

In general, crime remains at a low level in the village, although there was a recent spike in attempted

house and car break-ins. We receive monthly reports from the police at our meetings and I thank them

for their attendance. Their advice is to report a crime, like an attempted break-in, dial 999. The 101

number is for less pressing matters. I, again, commend the MyGlasgow app to report flytipping, potholes

and road defects. If you do not have access to the app, please pass information to your Community


At the time of writing this, we are just about to enter Gala week. Hopefully, by the time you read this we

will have had a successful week’s events. I would like to thank the organising committee for their hard


Finally, in closing, I would like to invite you to our next public meeting which will be held on 24 May

2018, in the Castlemilk Hall. The meeting will commence at 7.30pm. This is your opportunity to raise

issues directly with the Community Council. Please come along and have your say.

John Lawless


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At the moment it seems that the 31 Bus is running approximately 8 out of 10. Occasionally one or two don’t turn up. Now let us look back to the winter days of January when there was no 31 bus for a week; they weren’t coming up to Carmunnock and instead were going along the by-pass to East KNbride. I, and many council members and villagers were on to First Bus suggesting that the buses could come up to Carmunnock and then go back down again to the by-pass to East Ki I bride. When you phoned the First Office they didn’t seem to know that there were no 31 buses running. In the end we survived, but it was hard going.

Anyone with any complaints regarding our bus service, or any other, should contact First Bus at:-Customer Service, FIRST, 100 Cathcart Road, Glasgow 642 7BH Tel: 0141 420 7600 You should give details of which stop you were at, and the time of your complaint. Jim McCreadie, Transport Convener


The Trust Housing bus outing, which is sponsored by Glasgow City Council, is on Wednesday 6th June, to Troon. There are still some seats available for this outing, leaving Carmunnock at 10am, with lunch at Piersland House Hotel in Troon. We will return approximately 6pm. The cost is £12.00. To book your seat, contact the Trust Housing office on 0141 644 3944 any day up to 1pm, Monday- Friday.


The Annual Flower Show will be held in the Castlemilk Hall (children’s section in Clason Hall) on Saturday 25th August 2018, at 2.30pm.

Schedules will be available soon @ £1.00, which is your annual subscription.

All welcome!

John Kinloch, Chairman

Linn Area Partnership

I am the Community Council member on the Linn Area Partnership. The last meeting was held on 12 April 2018. Presentations were given by Police Scotland and the Council’s Environmental Task Force.

Awards were made to four Carmunnock Organisations, these included Halo Arts-Carmunnock Youth Theatre and the Gala Committee. The Community Council had submitted a bid for equipment for the King George V Park. However, this was not considered at this meeting as more detail was needed on the costs of proposed equipment.

I would encourage village organisations to submit applications for funding, where this would help to achieve the Area Partnership’s local priorities and the Council’s objectives. Application forms are available on the City Council’s website.

John Lawless


For men and women 55 years and over

Our present session ended on Wednesday 14th

April. Our syllabus was packed with goodies.

Speakers were Walter Lee: Women in the RNLI;

John Philips: Solvakian Adventure; Ken

McCready and Margaret Toppin: The Heritage

Society, and lan Lowdon: 3 life stories from the

Church graveyard.

Entertainers were Billy McFarlane, Andrew Lindsay, George McFarlane, and John and Carol


We also enjoyed our Christmas Lunch, AGM, and

Annual Bus Outing which is sponsored by

Glasgow City Council.

The 2018-2019 session will commence at 2pm on

Wednesday 3rd October in the Reid Hall. New

members will be made most welcome.

So…come along and join Carmunnock’s Number

One Club – The Autumn Club!

Jim McCreadie, President 644 4579

Roads & Lighting

Drains around the village have been cleared in

recent weeks.

Patching work has been carried out to the road

surface on Stuart Road, but it is to a poor

standard. Councillor Morgan is going to look

further into this.

Potholes around the village are still a cause for

concern. Many have been attended to but

again the standard of workmanship leaves a lot

to be desired.

Road lighting is still a problem. Residents

should note the number on the post and

location and report to RALF on Freephone:

0800 37 36 35, or use the MyGlasgow app.

Angus Macdonald

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Planning and Licensing

Carmunnock Community Council (CCC) continues to monitor all planning applications which may affect village amenity, and will subsequently submit comments to the Planning Department of Glasgow City Council if required. All comments submitted by CCC can be viewed on our website. CCC has no special powers with regard to planning and licensing, and our comments or objections to planning or licensing applications carry the same weight as those of individual local residents. To have any impact on a planning or licensing application, lots of individuals need to make a comment. This can be done online via GCC’s website or by writing a letter to the Planning Department. Two of our councillors – Cllr Margaret Morgan and Cllr Euan Blockley – regularly attend CCC meetings and have pointed out that increased funding has been made available to the Planning Department for enforcement – any unauthorised building work or tree work should be reported.

Work on the Cathkin Road development looks set to start shortly. CCC will liaise with the developer to minimise disruption during the building process which is likely to take 2-3 years to fully complete. The owners of Carnbooth Hotel have lodged an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for 2 blocks of flats in the grounds – CCC has already objected to this development. Following the previous refusal, a new application for an extension to the hotel, to include an events space to replace the marquee, has been lodged. CCC supports this application with some reservations about the scale and appearance of the extension in relation to the existing B listed building. The most recent application for 12 occasional licences for the marquee was refused by the Licensing Board on 20th April.

CCC members will be happy to give informal advice on any planning or licensing issue – our contact details are on the CCC website

Robert Cochrane, CCC Planning and Licensing

Carmunnock Village Recreation Club

The Recreation Club welcomes new members*. The club has pool and snooker facilities upstairs. The function room is available for hire, although it is free to members. The function room also has a refurbished kitchen. Suitor lessons, for all abilities, are available in the club. There is an active golf section in the club and several competitions are held through the year, as well as a golfing holiday abroad each year. The club committee are keen to improve facilities when funding allows, and we have recently improved the stage in the function hall and intend to redecorate the hall. The Jammin’ sessions have proved very popular. Why not pop in to the club for the Jammin’ session on the last Friday of each month and see what the club has to offer? No membership is required for the session. The club is also hosting various events during gala week. * Club membership: £60 individual / £90 couple / £30 OAP


If you haven’t already heard, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1,

the Horticultural Society is organising The Big Poppy Knit’.

As many poppies as possible are required – knitted, crocheted or made from felt. The poppies will be

attached to netting and draped from the top of the church, and hopefully over the War Memorial too,

at the end of October 2018. (The closing date for poppies to be handed in is Sunday 30th September.)

Patterns can be picked up from Booths or the Pharmacy. A link to the British Legion pattern can be

found on: but there are many

other patterns online. It would be nice to have a variety of poppies.

Why not support this great village event by clicking away to your favourite TV programme or getting

together with friends for a ‘Knit and Natter’ or ‘Poppies and Prosecco’ afternoon or evening?

1025 poppies have already been handed in, and another 1209 have been completed, so at the time of

printing, there is a grand total of 2234 poppies accounted for. That really is a marvellous achievement!

Well done to everyone who has contributed so far – your efforts are much appreciated.

[Poppies can be handed in to Booths or given to John Kinloch, Sandra Hawkins or any member of the

Horticultural Society. Watch out for notices from Sandra on Facebook where you can record the number

of poppies you’ve completed to date.]

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This year’s games will take place on SUNDAY 27th May when we hope to see you again at King George V

Playing Field. Hafpor Julius Bjornnson, alias ‘THE MOUNTAIN’ from Game Of Thrones, Europe’s

Strongest Man 2018, and front runner for World’s Strongest Man 2018, will appear as our 2018 Chieftain!

We are also delighted to welcome back Scott Rider, the current Highland Games World Champion.

This year, along with the traditional Men’s International Highland Games we will see the return of Vadim’s

Highland Warrior Challenge, featuring eight highly trained individual contestants battling each other in 3

events: Log Fighting, Freestyle Combat & Stick Fighting.

Our hugely popular Community Challenge returns with locals competing in 2-man teams in events such as

“The 2-man Pole Push”, “Bale Rolling” & “Taxi Pull”. Why not enter your team now to challenge our

reigning champions in 2018? We also have individual events such as “Swingle Tree” and “The Manhood

Stone Lift”, and it goes without saying – strictly for ladies only – the hugely popular “Welly Throw”! The

kids can also get involved with races for all age groups and lots of other activities.

Other attractions include stalls selling refreshments and food, bar area with live music by local musician

Fozzy, local businesses selling a wide range of gifts and goods, traditional Scottish bagpipes and dancers,

fabulous tribal sounds, not to mention lots of entertainment for the kids including bouncy castles, fun rides,

races, tattoos, face painting, caricatures, sweets & cakes, ice-creams and jewellery!

This really is a great event and must be a contender for the best-value games in Scotland at only £7 for adults

and £4 for OAPs and children under 16yrs (no charge for children under 5yrs).

Tickets can be bought from:-

Linda Edmunds, Kittochside Road, Carmunnock 0141 644 4823, Booth’s Village Store, Carmunnock or at

the gate on the day.

Gates open at 11.30am and the games begin at 12.30pm.


Members of Carmunnock Horticultural Society are generously opening their gardens to raise funds for the Clason and Castlemilk Halls. The date for your diary is:

SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018 1pm-5pm

Tea tickets and maps of gardens will be available on the day, at the Ciason Hall and Castlemilk Hall,

Waterside Road.

Adults £5.00 & Children under 12yrs £2.00 (includes refreshments and home-baking*)

model railway with steam train • large fishponds • designer garden • wildlife gardens • vegetable plots • chickens • public spaces • gardens large and small • lots of ideas

PLANT STALL WITH UNUSUAL PLANTS All welcome! * Donations of home-baking will be much appreciated.


Community Council Committee:

John Lawless – Chair Marion Begg – Vice Chair Derek Scott – Treasurer Ashley Montague – Secretary Angus Macdonald – Roads & Lighting Jim McCreadie – Transport Robert Cochrane – Planning Alex Tomeny Web Design & update Margaret Muirhead Roy Laing


Your Community Council meets every month to discuss relevant issues such as planning applications, transport and matters raised by residents. This meeting is usually held on the first Monday of each month at 7pm in the Castlemilk Hall. Members of the public may attend. MINUTES

Minutes of all our meetings are posted on the CCC website, on the Castlemilk Hall Noticeboard, and also on the Village Noticeboard.


For general news and information on the village:

If anyone wishes to include anything on the website please

telephone/Alex Tomeny on 644 1918.

Our thanks to Glasgow City Council for printing this newsletter.

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