CC Meeting January 31st 2023

STRATHAVEN AND GLASSFORD COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, January 31st 2023 at 7pm Avondale Community Wing, Strathaven

A G E N D A

  1. Sederunt
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Police Report
  5. Community Action Plan Review
    1. CCTV Update
  6. Standing Items
    1. Clydesdale Tourism Group Update
    1. Strathaven Castle Update
    1. Transport Sub-Group
    1. Strathaven Post Office
  7. Planning Applications
  8. Funding opportunities
  9. Working together for Avondale Update and future plans
  10. Strathaven CARS
  11. Kype Muir Community Fund
  12. Community Council Micro Grants
  13. Secretary’s Report
  14. Treasurers Report
  15. Reports from CC Members
  16. Reports from SLC Councillors
  17. A.O.C.B
  18. Date of next meeting: Tuesday February 28th 2023 at 7pm in Avondale Community Wing

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings

All correspondence to strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com

A Community Council as constituted under Section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (As amended)

Post Office proposes to move from Green Street to a Local Post Office service on Hamilton Road

The Post Office has started a consultation process on plans to move from its current full post office service in the town centre on Green Street to a local post office service at an out of town location at the Gulf Petrol Station on Hamilton Road.

The map below is from the Post Office’s own consultation document and shows that the new location is a minimum 13 minute walk from the existing location and over half a mile away from the town centre. It is not on a direct public transport route and is in the middle of a residential area.

We feel this is detrimental to the service provided to both individuals and businesses as well as families, and will be particularly inaccessible to the elderly and those with mobility issues. The post office will be accessed through a busy petrol station forecourt and the location can only result in an increase in both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, impacting on local residents and potentially resulting in traffic queues on Hamilton Road. It could also cause increased on-road parking due to the lack of parking spaces in the petrol station and the need to use cars to get to the proposed location. Local businesses using the post office for banking in the absence of other options in the town centre will need to drive to Hamilton Road to access services, increasing traffic volumes yet again.

We urge as many people as possible to complete the consultation document to show the strength of feeling in Strathaven about this planned move and reduction in services. (See letter below).

To complete the consultation go to https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/strathaven-ml10-6lt-163832/consultation/intro/

The deadline for submitting a response is December 13th 2022.

STRATHAVEN AND GLASSFORD Community Council Meeting

October 25th 2022 at 7pm

Avondale Community Wing

  1. Sederunt
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Police Report
  5. Community Action Plan Review
    1. CCTV Update
  6. Standing Items
    1. Clydesdale Tourism Group Update
    1. Strathaven Castle Update
    1. Transport Sub-Group
    1. Rotary Installation in Allison Green
  7. Planning Applications
  8. Working together for Avondale Update and future plans
  9. Strathaven CARS
  10. Kype Muir Community Fund
  11. Community Council Micro Grants
  12. Secretary’s Report
  13. Treasurers Report
  14. Reports from CC Members
  15. Reports from SLC Councillors
  16. A.O.C.B
  17. Date of next meeting: Tuesday November 29th 2022 at 7pm in Avondale Community Wing

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings

All correspondence to strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com

A Community Council as constituted under Section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (As amended

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council Meeting

TUESDAY, September 27th 2022 at 7pm

Avondale Community Wing, Strathaven

A G E N D A

  1. Sederunt
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Police Report
  5. Community Action Plan Review
    1. CCTV Update
  6. Standing Items
    1. Clydesdale Tourism Group Update
    1. Strathaven Castle Update
    1. Transport Sub-Group
    1. Rotary Installation in Allison Green
  7. Planning Applications
  8. Working together for Avondale Update and future plans
  9. Strathaven CARS
  10. Kype Muir Community Fund
  11. Community Council Micro Grants
  12. Secretary’s Report
  13. Treasurers Report
  14. Reports from CC Members
  15. Reports from SLC Councillors
  16. A.O.C.B
  17. Date of next meeting: Tuesday October 25th 2022 at 7pm in Avondale Community Wing

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings

All correspondence to strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com

A Community Council as constituted under Section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (As amended)

Minutes of Strathaven and Glassford Community Council Meeting – June 28th 2022

STRATHAVEN AND GLASSFORD COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING 28TH JUNE 2022

1. Sederunt: Aileen McMann (Chairperson); Gordon McAllan (Vice Chair); Sheila Munro Tulloch (Treasurer); Morag Arnot; Alister Hendry; Margot McDonald and Aileen Stewart. Councillors: M. Cooper and S. Kerr. Minute Secretary: John Graham. Visitors: Dr. Lisa Cameron MP; Robert Murray and William Park. 

2. Apologies: Linda Brown; Councillor E. Frame; Les Hoggan (Secretary) and Douglas Scott. 

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (31/05/2022) The Minutes were approved with the following addition:- (Subsequent to the meeting it was found that the Funding Request for the installation of the CCTV had not been progressed to an Application). Proposed: S. Tulloch. Seconded: A. Hendry. 

4. Police Report (a) The Crime Figures from 31st May to 27th June, 2022 were as follows:- 12 Thefts (5 Detected). 6 Assaults (3 Detected). 5 Asbo (3 Detected). 2 Frauds. 7 Road Traffic Offences (3 Detected). 1 Drug Offence (Detected). 6 Vandalism. 1 Wilful Fire Raising (Detected). (b) Aileen McMann contacted the Police regarding incidents in the town and requested increased Police presence, at appropriate times, to the areas identified. The Police replied by saying that they were aware of the issues and have spoken to a few of the residents of the new houses on Threestanes Road regarding the youths at the ash park behind their properties. A Police presence will be in the area on every opportunity and the issues will be passed on to the Response Shift Officers. (c) Any CC Members who may have questions for the Police to pass them to the Chairperson who will raise them with the Police. 

5. Community Action Plan (CAP) Review (a) CCTV – The Funding Request has not been progressed to an Application. 

6. Standing Items (a) Clydesdale Tourism Group – Nothing to report. (b) Strathaven Castle – Nothing to report. (c) Transport Sub-Group 1. A letter has been received from SLC informing the CC that the proposed One Way System for Bridge Street and Wellbrae will go to a Committee Hearing. SLC will inform the CC of the date of the Hearing and let them know of the outcome. 2. The bush impairing the line of sight at the North Street/Commercial Road junction has still to be removed. SLC has been contacted but there has been no reply to date. 

7. Planning Applications No problems have arisen regarding any of the proposed Applications submitted since the May CC meeting. 

8. Rotary Club Installation in Allison Green (a) The Chairperson informed the CC Members that she had seen the new Design for the proposed Garden in Allison Green. The Design is an improvement on the original but the CC have not received any information regarding the proposed Plan. The Chairperson found the information accidentally when asked to consider signing a Questionnaire supporting the Plan. The Rotary Club to be contacted on behalf of the CC requesting details of the Project. (b) SLC will look after the Garden but the CC would like to know the scale of the Plan. Councillor Kerr was asked of she could look into this and agreed to do so. (c) The Slate Beds in Allison Green are unsightly and it was asked if these could be replaced. Councillor Kerr agreed to make enquiries. (Subsequent to the Meeting Councillor Kerr reported that it is the Council’s intention to replant all three Beds with a sustainable planting scheme. This will happen once all the plants have been delivered to SLC). 

9. Working Together for Avondale (WTA) (a) Money has been refunded to Ann Davidson Butchers for supply of Food Vouchers. (b) A Funding Bid has been submitted for taking on a Community Worker who would be based in the Climate Action Strathaven (CAS) building and the outcome should be known by August. 

10. Strathaven CARS Nothing to report this month other than work is scheduled to start on the Weavers and all other projects are completed.

11. Kype Muir Community Fund (a) There has been an increase in the Funding available to the CC. The sum is now £81,154. (b) Margaret Vaughan leaves her post in June and will be replaced by Naomi Steven. (c) Strathaven Curling Club have been awarded £2,300 for the purchase of new jackets for Members to wear when representing the Club in matches. (d) Awards were also given to Lesmahagow Bowling Club and Stonehouse Men’s Shed. (e) Strathaven Choral Society have submitted an Expression of Interest for £2,000 to update their Internet provision. (f) An Application received from The Haven, which is within the Sandford area, is pending. Any information on The Haven would be welcomed. (g) The Wind Turbines for the Kype Extension will be coming through Strathaven soon. Information will be put on the CC Facebook Page and Councillor Cooper will put the details on her Facebook Page. (h) The next meeting will be in September, 2022 and Funding Requests should be in by then. 

12. CC Micro Grants Two new Applications have been received:- (a) 2022/23 – 003: Strathaven Dynamos AFC Girls U14 Team. The Club have requested a Grant of £500 towards the cost of new team football strips for a total of 25 players. The cost of the Project is £1,140. This is the first time an Application from a girls team has been received and it is recommended that the full £500 be awarded. Recommendation agreed. (b) 2022/23 – 004: Trinity Parish Church Guild Strathaven. The Guild have requested funding for a Christmas Shopping outing to Livingston for 40 people at a cost of £420. Given that the group includes Members out with the CC area, it is recommended that an Award of £200 be provided. Recommendation agreed. (c) £4,780 remains in the Fund. (d) The following Micro Grants have been signed off in the past month:- 2021/22 – 011: Rainbows. 2022/23 – 002: Gallowhill Farm Residents Association. (e) Outstanding paperwork is still required for 11 Projects. 

13. Secretary’s Report Nothing to report beyond items already on the agenda.

14. Treasurer’s Report (a) SLC Audit completed the Annual Audit of the CC Accounts and the Annual Grant of £515 has been received. (b) The two Micro Grants agreed at the May meeting have now been paid out. (c) WTA COVID Fund – £45,050.39 has been spent; £1,990.00 is currently committed and £5,155.61 remains uncommitted. (d) The full Report was circulated to CC Members prior to the meeting. 

15. Reports from CC Members (a) The Allotments on Lesmahagow Road are run by SLC and Applications for a site should go to them. There is a long waiting list. (J. Graham). (b) The Balloon Festival will be held on the last weekend of August and some 15 – 20 balloons are expected to be at the Event. Extra parking on the outskirts of the town and a Shuttle Bus to transport visitors from there to the Event and back should be available but this has still to be confirmed. (G. McAllan). (c) Fly tipping is still a problem in parts of the local area and needs to be addressed. (G. McAllan). (Subsequent to the Meeting Councillor Kerr reported that a site visit was undertaken to establish the exact location and types of materials to be uplifted. It is anticipated that the removal of materials will be carried out by the end of the week 08/07/2022). 

16. Reports from SLC Councillors Councillor S. Kerr (a) Footpath resurfacing has been announced by SLC for parts of the Strathaven area. (b) A Bill has been introduced at the Scottish Parliament for a National Care Service. This would take control of this Service from Local Authorities and transfer them to the Scottish Government. (c) The Community Fridge is doing very well and donations to it have been good. (d) She informed the CC that, regarding The Haven, they have been involved in house Therapy for people with mental health problems. (e) Councillor Kerr agreed to look into the concerns regarding the Rotary Club Garden. 

Councillor M. Cooper (a) The Slate Beds in Allison Green should be replaced by Planters and new benches will also be installed. (b) Detailed drawings of the Rotary Garden are available and Strathaven Academy are being consulted regarding what contribution young people can make to the Project. Councillor Cooper will send the Plans to the CC. Given the information supplied by Councillor Cooper, Councillor Kerr said that she was willing to allow her to address this issue for the CC. (c) A Pre-Planning Application has been submitted for the Multi-Sports Development at the Rugby Club. A full Application will be submitted soon. (d) The Noticeboard, to be situated in the Common Green, will be in place soon. The delay is due to an increase in price of £500 and more funding has been requested. (e) She has been dealing with footpath and roads issues. (f) Still assisting the Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust on two issues. (g) A question was raised by the Chairperson about the bins on Waterside Street which block the footpath. Councillor Cooper agreed to look into this. 

17. AOCB (a) Dr. Lisa Cameron MP has written to the Health Board for advice as to how to set up a Patient Partnership Group in Strathaven. There is such a Group for the Surgery in Lanark, run by the Lanarkshire Medical Group who also run the Strathaven Medical Practice, and it was suggested that someone from the Lanark Partnership Group could come and speak to the CC. The Chairperson agreed to contact Mairi McAllan MSP about this issue and J. Graham indicated that he knew someone on the Lanark Group and would ask him for some information. (b) It was noted that Strathaven Ales are now available in the bar at Westminster. (c) The responses from the Questionnaire regarding problems on Commercial Road have been sent to SLC and to the Police. The CC will be kept updated on this. (d) Japanese Knotweed has been found in an area of the Burn running through the Park. SLC have been contacted and a response is awaited. There will be an update at the August CC meeting. (e) Two large commercial bins have been left sitting outside a local restaurant on Green Street for some time uncollected and rubbish bags are now appearing beside them. Councillor Kerr agreed to look into this matter. (Subsequent to the Meeting Councillor Kerr informed the CC that she had contacted SLC and the bins should be uplifted within a week). 

18. Date of Next Meeting Tuesday August 30th at 7.00pm in Avondale Community Wing.isMembers of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings. All correspondence to:- strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com A . 

STRATHAVEN AND GLASSFORD Community Council

Agenda

TUESDAY, August 30th 2022 at 7pm

Avondale Community Wing, Strathaven

A G E N D A

  1. Sederunt
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Police Report
  5. Community Action Plan Review
    1. CCTV Update
  6. Standing Items
    1. Clydesdale Tourism Group Update
    2. Strathaven Castle Update
    3. Transport Sub-Group
  7. Planning Applications
  8. Rotary Installation in Allison Green
  9. Working together for Avondale Update and future plans
  10. Strathaven CARS
  11. Kype Muir Community Fund
  12. Community Council Micro Grants
  13. Secretary’s Report
  14. Treasurers Report
  15. Reports from CC Members
  16. Reports from SLC Councillors
  17. A.O.C.B
    1. Waterside Street – Bins, CC Project?
    2. Avondale Radio update
    3. Community Garden – Rotary
  18. Date of next meeting Tuesday September 27th 2022 at 7pm in Avondale Community Wing

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings

All correspondence to strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com

A Community Council as constituted under Section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (As amended)

Community Council Minutes May 31st 2022

STRATHAVEN AND GLASSFORD COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING 31ST MAY 2022

1. Sederunt: Aileen McMann (Chairperson); Gordon McAllan (Vice Chair); Les Hoggan (Secretary); Sheila Munro Tulloch (Treasurer); Morag Arnot; Linda Brown; Alister Hendry; Margot McDonald; Douglas Scott and Aileen Stewart. Councillors: M. Cooper and S. Kerr. Minute Secretary: John Graham. Visitor: Robert Murray.

2. Apologies: Councillor E. Frame.

3. Welcome The Chairperson welcomed Councillor Kerr to her first CC Meeting and congratulated Councillor Cooper on becoming Provost of South Lanarkshire.

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (26/04/2022) The Minutes were approved without change. Proposed: L. Hoggan. Seconded: D. Scott.

5. Police Report The crime figures from 26th April to 30th May, 2022 were as follows:- 8 Thefts (1 detected). 3 Assaults (1 detected). 1 Serious Assault (detected). 2 ASBO (2 detected). 8 Frauds (1 detected). 5 Road Traffic Offences (1 detected). 1 Drug Offence (detected). 4 Vandalism (1 detected). 1 Wilful Fire Raising. 1 Dangerous Dog. CC Members wishing to raise any issues with the Police to contact the Chairperson and she will pass these on to them.

6. Community Action Plan Review (CAP) CCTV Update (a) The Funding Request to the REF has been moved to an Application. A Community Council constituted under section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as amended. (b) The installation of the system is expected to be done by the Autumn. (c) Eight businesses have been identified to host the CCTV cameras and all are supportive of the plan.

7. Standing Items (a) Clydesdale Tourism Group – The next meeting is scheduled for June 2022. (b) Strathaven Castle – The Application for Historic Building Consent has been submitted. (c) Transport Sub-Group – SLC are dealing with one objection containing 8 areas of concern regarding the proposed One Way System around Bridge Street and Wellbrae. The objector wishes to continue with the objection and the issue may go to a Committee Hearing.

8. Planning Applications No problems have arisen with any of the Applications submitted since the April CC Meeting.

9. Working Together for Avondale (WTA) (a) It was decided to hold money back to see how the Cost of Living situation played out in the coming months. The funds will be used for the Food Bank and the Community Fridge in the Climate Action Strathaven (CAS) premises. (b) An Application for £3,000 has been submitted to the Spirit of Lanarkshire Fund. (c) The Peer Support Groups are ending but they may restart if funding can be found. (d) In reply to a query asking if there was a Hygiene Bank in Strathaven, the CC Members were informed that there was one in the CAS premises accessed through the Food Bank. A map is also available showing the location of all Hygiene Banks. (e) The question was raised about the support for the Food Bank and if all who required it were being reached. It was stated that the work was all done by volunteers and they provide support to all who come forward. Word of mouth is the main way in which people find out about the service but the Sandford Giving Tree and Ann Davidson also pass on information to WTA. (f) A post of Community Worker would be beneficial to aid the promotion of the services available and applications for such a post will go out as soon as funding can be found. The Community Worker would be employed through a local organisation. A Job Remit has been drawn up and L. Hoggan to share it with CC Members. (g) Around 15 – 20 Food Packs are given out each week and the Food Shelf in CAS is also being used. A Community Council constituted under section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as amended.

10. Strathaven CARS (a) Scaffolding has been erected at the Barber Shop, work on The Weaver’s to be carried out and some snagging work has to be completed at Sorbie Hayes. (b) A Heritage Photography Competition is being run with Strathaven Academy. (c) All work will be completed by September, 2022.

11. Kype Muir Community Fund (a) There are two Co-Chairpersons – Ailsa Lorimer and Chris Castles. Aileen McMann is the Deputy Chairperson. (b) The CC has £48,000 available from the Fund with more money to come in May. (c) Comments as to how money is accessed and spent in the future is being looked at in Durham. The CC will be consulted before any final decision is made. (d) The next meeting will be held in Strathaven Golf Club in June, 2022. (e) Margaret Vaughan is leaving her post and she will be replaced by Naomi Steven. (f) The Wind Turbines for the extension to the Wind Farm will begin to come through Strathaven from the middle of June, 2022. (g) An Application for funding has been received from The Haven but this should have gone to Sandford CC. (h) Glassford have been awarded funding towards their Gala Day.

12. CC Micro Grants (a) The £5,000 money for this year has been received. (b) Two new Applications have been received for consideration:- 001 – Strathaven Memory Club have requested £500 to purchase items which will stimulate memories and pay for speakers. Proposed that Grant of £500 be awarded to the group. 002 – Gallowhill Residents Jubilee Party. A request has been made on behalf of 22 elderly residents at Gallowhill Cottages who are planning a Jubilee celebration on the 5th June, 2022. Proposed that a Grant of £220 be awarded towards this event. The CC approved the awarding of both Grants. (c) The following outstanding Grants have been signed off:- 2021/22 – 009 Miniature Railway. 2021/22 – 010 Derby and Joan Club. 2019/20 – 014 Bethany Group. (d) The full Report was sent to CC Members prior to the meeting. A Community Council constituted under section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as amended.

13. Secretary’s Report Nothing to report which was not covered on the Agenda.

14. Treasurer’s Report (a) Following discussions with SLC a payment was made in advance to Creative Strathaven (Town Centre Fund) in respect of a reimbursement to be made to our Account of £1,797.00. (b) A payment of £30 was made to 360 Graphics for the promotional material in respect of flyers produced for the day held to promote funds to the local community. (c) Town Centre Funding of £18,024.98 was received on the 3rd May, 2022. (d) A refund payment was made to Sheila Tulloch for payments made. (360 Graphics – £30; Town Mill – £18,024.98 and Ann Davidson – £115). (e) Balance remaining uncommitted in the COVID Fund is £5,685.61. (f) The full report was sent to CC Members prior to the meeting.

15. Reports from CC Members (a) The problem of fly tipping on Hareshaw Road was raised. (G. McAllan). (b) The Car Park at the George Allan Park is used for exhibitors and crews at events and the residents will require permits to allow them to park there. (D. Scott). (c) Clarification was sought regarding SLC switching off the Electric Charging Points in the upper Car Park during events. (D. Scott). It was reported that SLC are looking into this. (d) SLC are storing sand and gravel in the upper Car park and the question was asked if it would be removed before Gala Day. It was also reported that people were helping themselves to this material. (D. Scott). Councillor Cooper agreed to look into this issue.

16. Reports from SLC Councillors

Councillor S. Kerr (a) Constituency work is being carried out. (b) She has volunteered to assist at the Community Fridge. (c) The ECO Festival in Stonehouse was attended by her. (d) SLC is now run by a Labour led working partnership Agreement with the Independent Group and the Liberal Democrat Group. (e) She will be represented on several SLC Committees. (f) There are concerns about the freeze on Local Government Funding.

Councillor M. Cooper (a) Rugby Club funding for an Eco Friendly Club House has been received. A Community Council constituted under section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as amended. (b) A lot of work is being carried out by Utility Companies in the area and this is causing some disruption. SLC have no control over when this type of work is carried out. (c) Work is being done on the garden at Kirk Street and donations of plants and offers of help would be most welcome. (d) She has been working with local clubs. (e) The Indoor Training Centre at the Rugby Club will go ahead. (f) A backdrop for the Rifleman Khan Statue is being considered. (g) The CC Noticeboard should be erected in the Common Green soon. (h) Constituency work has been going on as usual. (i) She thanked the community for their support at the recent Local Council elections. (j) The Chairperson said that work was needed on the Alison Green and she asked Councillor Cooper if this could be considered. Councillor Cooper said that new seats were planned, planters were being considered and work is to be done on the area next to Waterside Street.

17. AOCB (a) A problem regarding the payment of the final invoice for the Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust App Extension with Stand from the Town Centre Fund was brought to the attention of the CC. Councillor Cooper asked for the background information on this and agreed to take it up with SLC. (b) Aileen McMann attended the official opening of the Sakura Cherry Blossom Tree Project in Strathaven Park on behalf of the CC. (c) The Goodsburn Room in the Avondale Wing is available for the August CC meeting and L. Hoggan was asked to book the Room for this and subsequent meetings. (d) The Hamilton Road will be closed from Muttonhole Road to Low Waters Road from 20th June to 5th September. Berebriggs Road will also be closed over the summer. (e) Several problems regarding unsocial drinking, vandalism and noise disturbance have been reported within Strathaven. A. McMann to contact the Police regarding the incidents. (f) Robert Murray reported that Dr. Lisa Cameron MP was still carrying out Surveys regarding complaints in the Commercial Road area as discussed previously and SLC are doing work between now and the end of June fixing drain covers. An update will be given at the July CC meeting.

18. Date of Next Meeting Tuesday 28th June, 2022 at 7.00pm via Zoom.

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings. All correspondence to:- strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com 

STRATHAVEN AND GLASSFORD Community Council Meeting Agenda June 28th 2022

TUESDAY, June 28th 2022 at 7pm

Online meeting

A G E N D A

  1. Sederunt
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Police Report
  5. Community Action Plan Review
    1. CCTV Update
  6. Standing Items
    1. Clydesdale Tourism Group Update
    1. Strathaven Castle Update
    1. Transport Sub-Group
  7. Planning Applications
  8. Rotary Installation in Allison Green
  9. Working together for Avondale Update and future plans
  10. Strathaven CARS
  11. Kype Muir Community Fund
  12. Community Council Micro Grants
  13. Secretary’s Report
  14. Treasurers Report
  15. Reports from CC Members
  16. Reports from SLC Councillors
  17. A.O.C.B
  18. Date of next meeting Tuesday August 30th 2022 at 7pm in Avondale Community Wing

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings

All correspondence to strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com

Strathaven and Glassford Community council Meeting

Time: June 28th, 2022 07:00 PM London

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Minutes of meeting of Strathaven and Glassford Community Council April 26th 2022

Sederunt: Aileen McMann (Chairperson); Gordon McAllan (Vice Chair); Les Hoggan (Secretary); Sheila Munro Tulloch (Treasurer); Morag Arnot; Alister Hendry; Margot McDonald; Douglas Scott and Aileen Stewart. Councillors: M. Cooper and I. Dorman. Minute Secretary: John Graham. Visitor: Robert Murray. 

Apologies: Linda Brown; Dr. Lisa Cameron MP; Councillor G. Campbell and Mairi McAllan MSP. 

Minutes of Previous Meeting (29/03/2022). The Minutes were approved without change. Proposed: L. Hoggan. Seconded: A. Stewart. 

Police Report The Report giving figures for the period 28th March to 25th April, 2022 was received prior to the meeting. The figures were as follows:- 8 Thefts (1 Detected). 1 Assault (Detected). 2 Serious Assaults (1 Detected). 1 Breach of the Peace (Detected). 1 Fraud. 1 Road Traffic Offence. 2 Breach of Bails. 2 Theft Housebreakings. 1 Theft of a Vehicle. 1 Drugs Offence. 1 Attempt to Pervert (Detected). CC Members to contact the Chairperson if they have any issues they wish raised with the Police. 

Community Action Plan (CAP) Three quotations have been sought for the installation of CCTV in the town centre. Assignment of the Funding from the REF is awaited. Councillor Cooper agreed to follow this up. The eight businesses on whose premises the cameras will be placed have still to be chosen. 

Standing Items

A. Clydesdale Tourism Group – Nothing to report since the last CC meeting.

B. Strathaven Castle – Planning Application for the work has still to be approved. Councillor Dorman said that Scheduled Monument Consent had been requested.

C. Transport Sub-Group A Meeting was held earlier in April and the following points were raised:- (a) Some objections to the proposed One-Way System at Bridge Street and Wellbrae have been received by SLC. They will discuss these with the objectors in a bid to resolve their fears. Should this fail, a Formal Review Procedure will have to take place. A Stop Sign at the Bridge Street junction of the roundabout and better road markings and signage have been suggested. (b) Cycle Racks are being considered for placement outside of ‘Glamour’ in the Common Green. SLC to consult with Climate Action Strathaven (CAS) about this. (c) Phasing of the Traffic Lights at the Common Green to be looked at. (d) L. Hoggan to write to SLC regarding the issues at Threestanes Road and Lethame Road. It was suggested that the 20mph zone be extended to cover both roads and that there could be an improvement in the No Go Zones around the schools. (e) Yellow lining will not be carried out at the Overton Road/Commercial Road junction. (f) Removal of the bush blocking sight lines at North Street/Commercial Road junction has still to be done. (g) Extending the 20mph limit to cover Commercial Road, Townhead Street and Kirk Street has been suggested. (h) The Crags Bridge road has re-opened and white lining to be changed to keep the traffic to the centre of the Bridge. (i) A Survey into speeding in Glassford found that there was a problem on Alston Street. This matter to be referred to the Police. (j) Parking restrictions for Gala Day and the Balloon Festival Weekend are being considered. 

Planning Applications One issue was noted, that of the proposed erection of 2 detached dwelling houses on land south west of Ivy Cottage, The Heads, Glassford. This raised no issues for the CC. 

Working Together for Avondale (WTA) (a) Some funding is being held to cover emergencies. (b) The Peer Groups are almost finished. (c) A COVID Mural, to be placed on the wall of the Flower Box Boutique on Green Street, is being considered. The CC will get to view the design before a final decision is made.  

Strathaven CARS (a) The Project is winding down and some issues have to be resolved at Sorbie Hayes and The Barber Shop. Work on The Weavers will be carried out. (b) Work on Blair’s and The Tudor has been completed and the defibrillator, which was on the wall of The Tudor, will be relocated to Creative Strathaven.

Kype Muir Community Fund (a) Nothing to report since the last CC meeting. The next meeting of the Group will be the AGM when Terms of Reference will be reviewed. Decisions from this important AGM will come to the CC for agreement. (b) The CC Open Day on Funding Sources attracted 6 visitors to the shop and a further 3 people were spoken to in the street. Leaflets regarding Funding Sources will be placed in shops in the town. (c) Avondale Radio looked in to the Open Day and will promote Funding Sources on their shows. An interview with some CC Members on Funding will be broadcast on Monday 2nd May and again on Thursday 5th May. The broadcast can be put on to the CC Website. 

CC Micro Grants The year end information was submitted to SLC at the end of the month. The Audit Outcome and confirmation of new funding for the current year are awaited. 

Secretary’s Report The Avondale Radio interview with the CC will be held at 2.00pm on Friday 29th April, 2022. 

Treasurer’s Report (a) Final Accounts for 2021/2022 were submitted to SLC on Thursday 31st March, 2022. Audit information and funding Award for the current year are awaited. (b) WTA money has been paid out. (c) Balance remaining uncommitted in the COVID Fund is £5,450.61. 

Reports from CC Members (a) Avondale Radio has 8,000 listeners, 25 presenters, 57 different shows and 11 sponsors. (L. Hoggan). (b) The Car Park at the top of Strathaven Park has been designated as a Park and Stride area for parents to park when taking or picking up children to and from the school in the area. (M. McDonald). (c) The question was asked if the Charging Points in the Car Park at the top of Strathaven Park would be switched off on Gala Day and for the Balloon Festival Weekend. (D. Scott). Councillor Cooper agreed to look into this matter. (e) South Lanarkshire is being considered as a possible Pilot Area to become an Age Friendly Community. (J. Graham). (f) The question of Toilet Provision was raised. (M. Arnot). It was said that nothing would be done until after the Council Elections. 

Reports from SLC Councillors

Councillor G. Campbell Prior to the meeting Councillor Campbell sent an E-Mail indicating that he would close down his Council data on the 27th April and requested that he be removed from the CC E-Mail List.

Councillor M. Cooper (a) She reported that the £275,000 REF Grant for Strathaven Rugby Club had been signed off. The Grant is towards making the Club House carbon neutral. (b) Jardine Paterson has been in discussions with SLC about building an Indoor Training Area. (c) LED lights will be installed at Strathaven Tennis Club in May. (d) A site meeting to be held to discuss a new Cemetery for Strathaven. (e) The white lining of areas in the Common Green has been agreed and as many of the junctions identified by the CC as possible will also be re-lined. (f) The problem of commercial vehicles parking in the centre of the Common Green will be considered at a later date. (g) She reported that there had been an accident on Commercial Road today. (h) She has also been dealing with Constituency work. (i) She wished Councillor Dorman all the best for the future.

Councillor I. Dorman (a) She has been dealing with Constituency work. (b) She thanked the CC for their work and support during her time as a Councillor.  

AOCB (a) A Report was read out from Dr. Lisa Cameron MP regarding the problems on Commercial Road. It read as follows:- Dr. Cameron has now put out a letter to get residents views regarding speeding, lorries overload and lorries mounting the kerbs and to date she has had few replies. Once all the replies have been collected she will re-notify SLC and Police of residents concerns and give a Report to the next CC meeting. (b) The Chair thanked Councillors Campbell and Dorman for their work over the years and wished them well for the future. 

Date of Next Meeting Tuesday 31st May at 7.00pm to be held via Zoom.

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings. All correspondence to:- strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com 

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council Meeting May 31st 2022 – Agenda

  1. Sederunt
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Police Report
  5. Community Action Plan Review
    1. CCTV Update
  6. Standing Items
    1. Clydesdale Tourism Group Update
    2. Strathaven Castle Update
    3. Transport Sub-Group
  7. Planning Applications
  8. Working together for Avondale Update and future plans
  9. Strathaven CARS
  10. Kype Muir Community Fund
  11. Community Council Micro Grants
  12. Secretary’s Report
  13. Treasurers Report
  14. Reports from CC Members
  15. Reports from SLC Councillors
  16. A.O.C.B
  17. Date of next meeting Tuesday June 28th 2022 at 7pm on Zoom

Members of the Public are most welcome to all our Meetings

All correspondence to strathavencommcouncil@gmail.com

A Community Council as constituted under Section 52 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (As amended)

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council

Time: May 31, 2022 07:00 PM

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