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Houston, Crosslee, Linwood, Riverside and Erskine Local Area Committee
29 Nov 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
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Further Information
This is a meeting which is open to members of the public. 

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Members of the Press and Public
Members of the press and public wishing to attend the meeting should report to the school reception where they will be met and directed to the meeting.
Councillor Don, Convener, presided.
Community Representatives
B Stewart, Bishopton Community Council; M Dundas, Brookfield Community Council; M McElhinney, Linwood Community Council; N Barrington, Langbank Community Council; M Gilzean, Bridge of Weir Tenants’ & Residents’ Association; M Dougan, Renfrewshire Youth Voice; and Stirling McGee, Scottish Youth Parliament.
Community Planning Partners
S Sutton, Clinical Director, (Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership); and Chief Inspector Thomson (Police Scotland).
In Attendance
A Armstrong-Walter, Strategic Partnerships & Inequalities Manager (Chief Executive’s); F Taylor, Youth Services Team Leader (Children’s Services); C Dalrymple, Regulatory and Enforcement Manager (Environment & Communities); and D Low, Senior Committee Services Officer (LACs) (Finance & Resources).
Declaration of Interest
Councillor Campbell declared a non-financial interest in item 1 of the agenda as she was an employee of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.  However, as she considered the interest to be insignificant in terms of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, she did not consider it necessary to leave the meeting.
Items Of Business
Apologies from members.
Councillors Kerr, Nicolson and Sheridan; and S Clark, Bridge of Weir Community Council; D Dunlop, Houston Community Council; D Woodrow, Bishopton Community Council;  and A Johnstone, Brighter Bridge of Weir.
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.
Verbal update.
S Sutton, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, gave a verbal update that highlighted the ongoing joint inspection of adult services by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland; the launch of the Partnership’s new web site; the brighter futures event held in the Lagoon; winter planning including flu jab campaign; the implementation of the Carers Act 2018; and the review of GP contracts.

In response to issues raised by LAC members relative to Bishopton Health Centre it was agreed that the Health and Social Care Partnership be requested to submit a report to the next meeting of this Local Area Committee (LAC) detailing the measures to be taken to manage the projected population increase in Bishopton.   

DECIDED: That the update be noted.
Report by Director of Environment and Communities.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Environment & Communities providing a progress update on Renfrewshire Community Safety Partnership activities carried out in this LAC area during the period 1 July to 30 September 2017.   

The report provided information on community safety statistics; environmental enforcement and improvement activities; protecting vulnerable residents; building safer communities; diversionary activities; and a spotlight on Adult Protection.  

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Verbal update.
The Strategic Partnerships & Inequalities Manager gave a presentation on the review of LACs and highlighted feedback received in response to the recent consultation in terms of the function and remit of LACs; LAC boundaries; LAC membership, including voting issues; and grants.   

DECIDED: That the presentation be noted.
Presentation by Children's Services.

The Youth Services Team Leader gave a presentation on the work of Youth Services, specifically highlighting its work with Renfrewshire Youth Voice; Youth Councils; MSYP's; school-based work; community-based youth work; outreach youth work; Duke of Edinburgh award scheme; and youth volunteering.

That the presentation be noted.



Councillor Audrey Doig left the meeting prior to consideration of the following item of business.

(a)  Nursery Provision, Linwood

M McElhinney, Linwood Community Council, highlighted ongoing issues with a lack of nursery provision in Linwood, specifically referring to the 0-2 years old age group.  

DECIDED: That the matter be noted.

(b)  Bus Services between Bishopton and Braehead

Councillor J MacLaren requested an update on the Bishopton - Braehead bus services issue that had been raised at the last meeting of this LAC.

The Senior Committee Services Officer (LACs) advised that he had written to SPT following the last meeting of this LAC.   The response from SPT highlighted the regular existing bus services between Bishopton and Braehead which involved a change of bus at Erskine.  Any provision of a direct service would be a commercial consideration for bus operators and SPT would be unable to provide a service if sections of the route concerned were already provided with a commercial service.

The response from SPT also referred to outline planning consent for the Dargavel development area which included a contribution from the developers towards improvements to relevant public services and infrastructure that may be required.

DECIDED: That the position be noted.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to project feedback received from community and voluntary groups in receipt of LAC funding.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Presentation on Positive About Youth Award Ceremony.
M Dougan, Renfrewshire Youth Voice, gave a presentation on the recent Positive About Youth awards ceremony that had been funded by a grant from this LAC.

DECIDED: That the presentation be noted.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the Houston, Crosslee, Linwood, Riverside & Erskine LAC budget for 2017/18.  

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the date, time and venue of the next meeting of this LAC.

DECIDED: That it be agreed that the next meeting of this LAC would be held at 6.00 pm on 28 February 2018.

Additional Meeting Documents

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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