April 3rd 2014 Meeting

 Robroyston Community Council
Minutes from
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Venue:  Wallacewell Primary School


Jillian Davis (Joint Minute Taker)            

Elizabeth Smith (Joint Minute Taker) 

Karen Johnstone              

Carole Phillip (Secretary)

In Attendance
Craig Boyle                 

Louise Boyle

Joyce Craig                  

Margaret Fisher

John McBride                    

Mr McDermott

Paul Martin MSP                

Cllr Gerry Leonard

Jim Rennie (LES)


PC Jason Skelton
PC Amanda Stewart

Carole Philip welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Cllr Gerry Boyle                

Cllr Burke

Daniel Frank (Chair)            

Cllr Sohan Singh

   Lynda Somerville

Minutes of the previous Meeting
Community Police report
PC Skelton & PC Stewart reported the following crimes committed in the North East Area:
Attempted House break In
Breach of the Peace
Incident on M80 reported – Boulder thrown at car from overhead bridge.  Police informed of this and will

Councillor Report

Cllr Boyle - Not present

Cllr Burke– not present

Cllr Leonard
   Cllr Leonard is organising a visit around areas which are problematic.  Specific areas will be highlighted.

Secretary will mark on maps areas of concern.

   Discussed road markings at Glendale roundabout and various issues raised about traffic concerns.
Cllr Singh – not present

MSP Report

Paul Martin discussed the following items:
Retail Park – raised issues of litter.  McDonalds have a daily litter picking service.  Up to management Company to clean whole site.

Individual companies are responsible only for their site.

The following companies will be opening units at the retail park:

Watt Bros
Costa Coffee
Pure Gym

Issues with traffic flow raised again, especially between 4pm – 6pm, road to roundabout owned by Asda, need to consult with them regarding improvements to traffic problems.

No real concerns over informal “Park & Ride” usage of car park, however this could be subject to change in the future.

Robroyston Train Station – Paul Martin and Cllr Leonard met to discuss planning terms, outline planning permission with Glasgow City Council.  No sign off as yet,            only proposed, but hope to go ahead on this.  £4 million required to finance this proposal.  Legal process has to be followed prior to any formal discussions.
Glasgow City Council has been asked to try and find finance for this.  No guarantee at the moment.

Paul Martin has been in correspondence with Gavin Louden.  Paul Martin wishes to deal with Elmford representative and not Gavin Louden in any discussions regarding local area.

Robroyston Community Council fully support Paul Martin in this discussion.  Paul discussed the importance of maintaining a good relationship with the developers and owners of land.

Humza Yousaf – not present

Regular Reports
Treasurer Report.  Balance of account 3rd April 2014 = £808.16
Secretary’s Report issued (See attached).
Planning Applications – Read out to audience.  Issues raised regarding Asda application.
Incoming mail – Read out to audience.

North Area Committee / Community Planning Partnership Report
No representative on this committee.

David Simpson – Cushman & Wakefield (retail Factor)
Not in attendance.

Jim Rennie from St Rollox Depot discussed the reassigned routes.  Secretary asked about a schedule for litter picking. This was provided and discussion ensued.  Secretary made Jim aware of areas of concern.

 Issues raised regarding turnaround for special uplifts.  LES are aware of this and an investigation is underway.  New system may be adopted in this area at some point.  

Request made by resident for flytipping posts to be placed at the Millennium Park deter such activity.

Country road from Aldi needs cleared, Jim will try and organise a clean up there and at the bypass at Bishopbriggs/Robroyston dual carriageway.

Robroyston Train Station
Refer to Paul Martin MSP report.

Clean up Day – 24th May 2014
Daniel Frank has organised a North Glasgow clean up with North Area Committee.  Meeting points have been agreed.  Daniel Frank requested support from the committee but as this is a holiday weekend, no volunteers forthcoming at this point.

New Committee members required
New committee members requested.

Common ground at Briarcroft has not been maintained.  Damaged caused by parking on the grass.

Open Forum
Letter of complaint received from local resident regarding Asda delivery lorries.  Community Council to pursue this.  Cllr Leonard will raise this issue.
Aldi Fence – repaired partially on the 25th March.

Arrangements for next meeting
Thursday 5th June 2014 - Wallacewell Primary School.

Secretary Report 3rd April 2014

Planning Applications

26th February – 4th March 2104

5th March – 11th March 2014
56 Briarcroft Drive, Glasgow, G331RE
Erection of single storey extension to rear of dwellinghouse
Ref: 14/00357/DC
Expiry Date:  7th April 2014

12th March – 18th March 2014
Asda, 1 Monument Drive, Glasgow
Deletion of consent 12/00942/DC to allow all servicing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Ref: 14/00406/DC
Expiry Date: 16th April 2014

91 Briarcroft Drive, Glasgow, G331RD
Erection of single storey extension to side of dwellinghouse
Ref: 14/00545/DC
Expiry Date: 14th April 2014

19th March – 25th March 2014

Can be viewed at https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/online-applications//

Any objections to above planning applications:
Email: planning.representations@drs.glasgow.gov.uk or by post to
Glasgow City Council
Development and Regeneration Services
Development Management
229 George Street
G1 1QU

Incoming Correspondence



4th March 2014
Fire Reports – February 2014

5th March
Glasgow Life Winter Update 2013/14
As all eyes turn to Glasgow in 2014, our Winter Update provides some information on the scale of Glasgow Life’s involvement in the Commonwealth Games and a snapshot of the wide range of services we deliver on behalf of Glasgow City Council, for the benefit of citizens and visitors.
Across Glasgow, we are providing services which really make a difference to the lives of the people we serve. In the last year, we recorded a record 17.5 million individual attendances/uses of our services – up 700,000 on the previous year.
None of this would have be​en achieved without the considerable strength of our partnerships – with both individuals and organisations – building on our commitment to cement Glasgow’s status as a world-class city. We hope you will find this update both interesting and enjoyable.

7th March 2014
Community Council Briefing – 7th March 2014
Community Council Discussion Forum 29 March
Help us improve your community
As you know Community Safety Glasgow work to address community concerns around alcohol misuse and the detrimental impact it has on individuals and neighbourhoods. To help us respond we need your help to identify areas in the city where this is happening.
 What we’re looking for…
·         Party flats/ houses: Premises which are used frequently for drinking that cause concern within the local community.
·         Drinking spots: Areas which are frequently used for outdoor drinking (i.e. parks, schools, street corners, closes)
·         Drinking dens: Physically constructed outdoor drinking dens where the environment has been adapted to support drinking (i.e. makeshift shelters, decking or boards)
What we need to know…
·         The location please be as accurate as possible, e.g. house No, street name, or nearest street name & postcode
·         Description e.g. flat, park, woods, spare ground etc.
·         Evidence of detritus e.g. broken bottles, off sales bags etc. Can you provide a photograph?
·         Any further information i.e. graffiti, underage drinking etc.
What to do next…
Please report any issue you have directly to me. I’ll then forward this to our Intelligence Unit. You can do this in confidence and your personal information won’t be shared with anyone.
 What happens next?
Once reported the location will be passed on to our Uniformed Services and will be assessed and passed to Land and Environmental Services (LES) for cleaning and removal. Our Police Scotland partners will also be made aware.
 What impact will this have?
·         A decrease in alcohol related antisocial behaviour and alcohol related offences
·         A reduction in litter and graffiti in and around your neighbourhood
and ultimately
·         A safer and cleaner community to live in
Contact John Hamilton, Alcohol & Drugs Development Officer, Community Safety Glasgow 

10th March 2014
Community Council Discussion Forum on Saturday 29 March to specifically discuss the re-establishment of the Community Council Liaison Group (CCLG).

14th March 2014

Community Council Discussion Forum 29 March  
The next Community Council Discussion Forum will take place on Saturday 29 March from 9am till 12.30 at the Burgh Court Hall, 40 John Street . As ever, all elected members of Glasgow community councils are eligible to attend, and tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided. There will be a discussion session looking at the future development of the CCLG. Your community council’s attendance is greatly encouraged
Towards a Litter-Free Scotland : Consultation on a strategy to tackle and prevent litter and flytipping - Analysis of Responses to the Public Consultation
The Scottish Government published the consultation paper ‘Towards a litter-free Scotland on 4 July 2013, with written responses invited until 27 September 2013.   
The consultation put forward a package of complementary measures designed to challenge individuals who litter and flytip, support those who already dispose of their waste responsibly and encourage more recycling.   
An analysis of responses to the consultation was carried out by our delivery partner Zero Waste Scotland, and can be viewed on the Zero Waste Scotland website at:
In addition, the responses to the Consultation that we have permission to publish have been placed on the Scottish Government website.  These can be viewed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/02/8418
The responses are now helping us to reach a decision on the final content of our National Litter Strategy for Scotland – the first since devolution – which we aim to publish later this year. Thank you
Sent on behalf of Adam Sinclair
Scottish Government | Environmental Quality Division | Zero Waste Delivery Team
Funding Updates – courtesy of Funding4All
 Scottish Comic Relief Grants Open for Round Two
 Community Trees Fund - Deadline Reminder
 Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund Invites Bids to Major Grants
 New Fund for Scottish Sports Social Enterprises

No Knives Better Lives – event
Community Safety Glasgow, in partnership with the No Knives Better Lives national delivery team invite you to attend a stakeholders event to gauge how best to co-ordinate NKBL within Glasgow .
A meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 26th March 2014 from 10.30am - 12.30pm within the Maryhill Hub, 186 Wyndford Road, Glasgow .
 The purpose of this meeting is to
·         collate what anti-knife crime work is taking place within the city
·         discuss how best to co-ordinate resources and identify key contacts within organisations.
Please confirm your attendance at this meeting with Shannon Rodden, Admin Assistant via e-mail Shannon.rodden@drs.glasgow.gov.uk or call 0141 945 3855

21st March 2014
Community Council Discussion Forum 29 March
The next Community Council Discussion Forum will take place on Saturday 29 March from 9am till 12.30 at the Burgh Court Hall, 40 John Street.  As ever, all elected members of Glasgow community councils are eligible to attend, and tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided. This will be a dedicated discussion session looking at the future development of the Community Council Liaison Group. Community council’s attendance is greatly encouraged.

GCC Trading Standards – Bogus Callers
Glasgow Trading Standards Service is currently working throughout Glasgow in partnership with Police Scotland in order to combat the growing trend of bogus callers. We are carrying out checks on workmen in the area to ensure that they are legitimate and in possession of the appropriate paperwork as required by law. We also have materials, window stickers and a limited supply of call blocking units that can be made available to consumers. Please see the attached for further information and contact details.
Sent on behalf of David Hopkirk, Team Leader, GCC Trading Standards
Queen's Baton Relay route through Scotland
The Queen's Baton Relay route, announced by the Games 2014 Team this week, will visit over 400 communities across Scotland, offering people a chance to be a part of the excitement, celebrations and countdown to Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting and cultural festival, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and show their support for the home team. The relay will reflect the important role of sport by visiting schools, sporting facilities and leisure centres, encouraging communities to get behind Team Scotland, get involved with the Games and using its profile to get more people participating in sport.
Please see the attached route of the Queen’s Baton Relay through all Council Wards in Glasgow, from Sunday 20 July to the opening ceremony on Wednesday 23 July 2014.  For a full itinerary of the Relay route through Scotland, please visit the following link:
Glasgow 2014 Engagement and Legacy Team Stakeholder Newsletter - March 2014
Please see below the March newsletter from the 2014 Commonwealth Games Engagement and Legacy Team. If the information does not display, please use the website link: http://glasgow2014engagementlegacy.cmail3.com/t/ViewEmail/r/11E3ED6EBB8AC60C2540EF23F30FEDED

26th March 2014
Community Council Discussion Forum Saturday 29 March
The next Community Council Discussion Forum will take place on Saturday 29 March from 9.30am till 12.30 (Tea/coffee from 9am) at the Burgh Court Hall, 40 John Street, As ever, all elected members of Glasgow community councils are eligible to attend, and tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided. This will be a dedicated discussion session looking at the future development of the Community Council Liaison Group. Community council’s attendance is greatly encouraged.  
As a means of ensuring that this meeting is dedicated to responding to your views on function and aspirations for the re-established CCLG, and further to the email and letter sent on 14 March, your community council's views on the following questions are sought prior to the event on Saturday. It is important that discussion of the CCLG is informed by the views of as wide a range as possible of Glasgow community council. Please take the time to provide a response.
What does your community council want the Community Council Liaison Group to do for: 
a) your own community council
b) community councils as a whole?
Local Government Boundary Commission – 5th Review of Electoral Arrangements
The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) started the Fifth Reviews of Electoral Arrangements on 21 February 2014. The Reviews cover the number of councillors, and the electoral ward boundaries in each of Scotland's 32 local authorities. The Fifth Reviews will be in two phases: firstly   consultation and decision on councillor numbers for each council; then consultation and decision on ward boundaries.
Contact for Further Information: Dr Hugh Buchanan, Secretary to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
Tel: 0131 538 7510 Mobile: 07770 735056 Information on the review can also be found on the Commission’s website: www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk  

Step Up / Smart Cities – survey invitation
We recently undertook a survey for organisations concerning the development of a new Energy and Carbon Master Plan for Glasgow. We are now inviting citizens to take part in a similar survey on energy and environmental issues – the latter linked to 2015 Glasgow’s Year of Green. 
The Step Up team invites members of your community council to participate in the online survey. If possible, please circulate this email to your wider network of local contacts and/or add a link in your organisation’s website or Twitter account.
For more information please contact us by email at - Energy and Carbon Master Plan:  stepup@glasgow.gov.uk ; or Glasgow's Year of Green 2015: greenglasgow2015@glasgow.gov.uk

Best regards
Carole Phillip