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Johnstone and the Villages Local Area Committee
22 Jun 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
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Community Representatives
Capability Scotland/Corseland School; Elderslie Community Council; Fitness for Disabled; Greensyde Carers; Howwood Community Council; Howwood Sports & Hobbies Group; Johnstone Black Belt Academy; Johnstone Castle Community Learning Centre; Johnstone Community Council; Johnstone PC Learning Group; Johnstone Seniors Forum; Johnstone Tenants; & Residents’ Association; Kilbarchan Community Council; Lochwinnoch Community Council; Lochwinnoch Elderly Forum; Quarrelton Area Tenants’ & Residents’ Association; Renfrewshire Early Years Forum for the Voluntary Sector; Renfrewshire Visually Impaired Forum; Renfrewshire Walking Network; Renfrewshire Youth Voice; Sandyflats Tenants’ & Residents’ Association; Spateston Residents’ Association; and St Paul’s Church Dramatic Society.
Please Note:
The Johnstone & The Villages Local Area Committee held on 15 June 2017 was adjourned at 10.00 pm.   This reconvened meeting will consider only those matter remaining outstanding, as noted below.
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Councillor Steel, Convener, presided.
Community Representatives
J Anderson, Howwood Sports & Hobbies Group; W Dean, Johnstone Community Council; T Farrell, Johnstone PC Learning Group; D Fowles, Lochwinnoch Community Council; S McGee and J Kennedy, Renfrewshire Youth Voice; and J Black, Sandyflats Tenants & Residents Association.
In Attendance
E Gordon, Community Learning Officer (Children’s Services); G McNeil, Head of Amenity Services (Community Resources) (Lead Officer), and D Low, Senior Committee Services Officer (LACs) and A McNaughton, Senior Committee Services Officer (both Finance & Resources).
Additional Item
The Convener intimated that there was an additional item in relation to an application (FR1218) for grant funding by Paisley YMCA that had not been included on the agenda. The Convener, being of the opinion that the item, which is dealt with at item 5 of this Minute, was urgent in view of the need to determine the matter timeously authorised its consideration.
Items Of Business
Apologies from members.
Councillors Bibby, J Cameron and Rodden.
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Report by the Director of Finance & Resources.  (Multi-area applications only).
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to multi-area grant applications received for Johnstone & The Villages Local Area Committee (LAC) that had not been considered at the LAC meeting on 15 June 2017.

The Convener intimated that applications (FR1155) from Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Communities and (FR1247) Renfrewshire Council Youth Services had been withdrawn.

The Senior Committee Services Officer (LACs) advised that the remaining funding available for disbursement was £23,990 and detailed the options available for consideration of awards.

It was proposed that all applications for an award of £500 or under be approved; that the remaining applications be considered on their merit; and that a pro rata award be granted should the application for funding be approved. This was agreed.

DECIDED: That the applications for funding be determined as follows:-


Cornerstone Drop-in – Programme running costs – Awarded £375

RAMH – No Substitute for Life – Suicide awareness event - Awarded £376

Braehead Junior Ice Hockey Club – Assist with cost of ice hire – Awarded £282.49

Greensyde Carers – Tracksuits for members training with Milldale Athletics – Awarded £96

The Wynd Centre – Provision of youth counselling services – Awarded £492

The Wynd Centre – Provision of adult counselling services – Awarded £492

RSPB Renfrewshire Local Group – Provision of presentation equipment – Awarded £119.99

The Boys Brigade Paisley & District Battalion – Provision of events and activities – Awarded £500

Phoenix Activities Group – Craft activities for people with mental health issues – Awarded £344.40

Paisley Pirates Ice Hockey Club – Assistance for ice costs – Awarded £820

Changing Stages Drama Group – Mental health/addictions drama project – Awarded £346.04

Paisley Guitar Group – Promotion of guitar to people with mental health issues – Awarded £254.20

St James Orchestra – Accommodation costs – Awarded £300

Forever Young – Activities for sheltered housing residents – Awarded £820

Renfrewshire Access Panel – Provision of disability access assessments – Awarded £820

Rainbow Turtle – Provision of education programme – Awarded £615

Phoenix Flyers Dog Agility Group – Maintenance and improvement of training facilities – Awarded £410

Renfrewshire Bowling Association Under 25s – Cost of bowls, buses and team strip – Awarded £246

Renfrewshire Youth Voice – Production of ‘Positive about Youth’ awards – Awarded £373.51

C-Change Scotland – Outreach work for people with learning disabilities – Awarded £820

PACE Theatre Company – Package of support for disadvantaged young people to join – Award declined

Feis Phaislig – Provision of traditional music tuition – Awarded £413.69

Basketball Paisley – Provision of basketball coaching programme – Awarded £385.40

Shopmobility Paisley & District – Insurance – Awarded £300

DirectDevitt Comedy & Management Productions CIC – Criminal justice and mental health workshops for young people – Awarded £1,605.39

Lamont Farm Project – 50% of running costs – Awarded £820

Fitting-in – Health programme for young people deemed to be ‘at risk’ – Awarded £434.60

Renfrewshire Sports Network – Pilot community games event – Awarded £410

Renfrewshire District Scouts – Help with cost of additional uniforms – Awarded £162.58

Association of African Communities in Renfrewshire – Rent and other office/volunteer expenses – Awarded £498.49

Loud ‘n’ Proud – Production of ‘The Bungalow’ musical including training for young people – Awarded £984

B Company West Lowland Battalion Army Cadet Force – Subsidise cost of annual camp – Awarded £841.86

Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band – Uniform, drums and transport costs for junior pipe band – Awarded £1,025

Johnstone Pipe Band – Piping tuition in schools – Awarded £2,050

Rays of Hope – Activities for members of cancer support group – Awarded £820

Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Communities – Black history month – Awarded £1,025

Girls’ Brigade Renfrew Division – Training, hire of premises and transport – Awarded £240

The Breastfeeding Network – Provision of breastfeeding support and volunteer costs – Awarded £534.23

Walking Tours on Wheels – Promotion of themed tours in Paisley and surrounding area – Awarded £328

Paisley YMCA – Development of ‘Maker Space Paisley’ to improve digital literacy skills for young people – Awarded £1,893.50
Report by the Director of Finance & Resources.
  1. pdf JV Timetable (21Kb)
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the timetable of meetings to December 2017.

DECIDED: That meetings of this LAC be held on 24 August and 23 November 2017 at a time and venue to be arranged.

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