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27 Jun 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00
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Please note that this special meeting will be held at 11.00 am or at the conclusion of the ordinary meeting of the Council, whichever is the later.
Provost L Cameron presided.
In Attendance
S Black, Chief Executive; M Crearie, Director of Communities, Housing & Planning Services; A Russell, Director of Finance & Resources; S Quinn, Director of Children’s Services; L Mahon, Head of Marketing (Chief Executive’s); G Hutton, Head of Operations & Infrastructure (Environment & Infrastructure); K Graham, Head of Corporate Governance), A MacArthur, Head of Finance, M Conaghan, Legal & Democratic Services Manager, L Belshaw Democratic Services Manager and A McNaughton, Senior Committee Services Officer (all Finance & Resources); and D Leese, Chief Officer (Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership).
Standard Items
Further Information

This is a meeting which is open to members of the public. 

A copy of the agenda and reports for this meeting will be available for inspection prior to the meeting at the Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley and online at

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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 customer service centre where they will be met and directed to the meeting.
Webcasting of Meeting
This meeting will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site – at the start of the meeting the Provost will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  Generally the public seating areas will not be filmed.  The cameras focus on the main participants.  If you have any queries regarding this please contact Committee Services on 0141 618 7112.  To find the webcast please navigate to and select the meeting from the calendar.
Items Of Business
Apologies from members.
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 Director of Finance & Resources
Under reference to paragraph 1 of page 444 of the Minute of the special meeting of the Council held on 28 February 2019, there was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the outcome of the second and final phase of statutory public consultation on the Council’s proposals to amend the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils (the Scheme).

The report explained that the second phase of public consultation had sought the views of community councils and any other interested party on a further proposal to allow self-nomination for membership of community councils and on three further proposals to correct and clarify information about communications between community councils and Council services.  The proposals had been published for consultation in an Amended Draft Scheme.

A statutory public consultation exercise was carried out during March/April 2019 and three community councils submitted representations.  Of the 21 active community councils in Renfrewshire: two intimated their support for the proposed changes; and one objected to the proposal to simplify the nomination process for membership claiming it might lead to an influx of new members who were concerned only about one specific issue affecting the community.  It was noted that reason(s) for joining a community council were not part of the criteria for membership.  Residents were free to join or withdraw from a community council without providing a reason.

As the representations received during the consultation showed that there was no strength of opposition to the proposed amendments from community councils or any other interested party, it was recommended that the amendments be accepted and included within a revised Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils 2019, a copy of which was appended to the report.

Councillor Hood, seconded by Councillor Andy Doig, proposed that the Council agree that the proposed Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils should be taken back to a full meeting of the RCCF for discussion and a proper vote by that body should be held before any proposal is brought back to this Council.  This was agreed, unanimously.

DECIDED:  That the Council agree that the proposed Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils should be taken back to a full meeting of the RCCF for discussion and a proper vote by that body should be held before any proposal is brought back to this Council.  

Supplementary Agenda

Standard Items
Items Of Business
Erskine Community Council area boundary map, omitted in error from Appendix E to the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils.

Declarations of Interests

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


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