Largs Community Council
Thursday 18 April 2019 at 7pm at Largs Library
Present: CCllr A Carson (Chair), CCllr V Lundie (Secretary), CCllr P Perman (Treasurer), CCllr L Smith, CCllr A Kelly, CCllr J Perman, CCllr J Stewart, CCllr K Murray, CCllr M Wood, CCllr A Adair, Cllr T Marshall, Cllr I Murdoch
Apologies: CCllr D Cochrane, CCllr J Phillips
Chair welcomed all those in attendance.
As noted above
|3||North Ayrshire Council Report
Last month we raised the issue regarding the derelict cottage in Gallowgate Square, Cllr Murdoch has raised this with planning department and he is currently waiting for a written response. Members of the public had also raised concerns about a skip being present in a loading bay at Gallowgate Square. He clarified that it is not a loading bay but is in fact just an area with double yellows, so there should be no parking at all. Skip has since been removed.
Cllr Marshall advises that at the next planning meeting it is proposed to issue a planning enforcement order to the site on Bath St to tidy it up. The issue with this site is that there are multiple owners.
CCllr Stewart advised that the chevrons outside the Pound Basket are repeatedly being parked on and causing a hazard as traffic has to pull out beyond the junction for a clear view. An accident waiting to happen. CCllr Carson advised to take a photo and report to local police.
|4||Minutes of Meeting of 21 March 2019
Approved CCllr M Wood, 2nd CCllr A Kelly
|5||Matters Arising from Minutes
No matter arising, will be covered under individual topics
|6||Secretary’s Report and Correspondence and Social Media
Majority of correspondence is by way of emails, in particular invitations from NAC. All emails already forwarded to all members but to summarise:
-Food Event Sat 8/6/19
– Pre-Consultation re Clyde Regional Marine Plan, now open until 27/05/19
– Pan Ayrshire CC Conference Sat 11/05/19, 10-3, Saltcoats Town Hall. CCllr Carson confirmed as attending, please advise is any others wish to attend.
CCllr Carson received phone call from member of public concerning gentlemen standing outstanding The Three Reasons and being verbally abusive towards a female. The MOP has reported it to the police and spoke to the Licensee of the premises. CCllr Wood will follow this up with police.
Social Media – no contact received other than apologises from Roz Fallon, who has rescheduled for next month’s meeting.
CCllr Carson feels we need some help with our social media platform. CCllr Stewart advised that the website is very rarely viewed, with Facebook being the more popular option. She also feels that perhaps ‘twitter’ would be a good option. CCllr Carson confirms that license for website has been renewed for a further 12mths, but during this time we should aim to set up alternative platforms that are more popular. CCllr P Perman questions the point of the webpage given it takes up a third of our annual budget.
Project fund balance confirmed as £724.07 and Admin fund balance confirmed as £206.37
|9||Sub Committee Reports
a. Police – reported by CCllr M Wood given absence of police representative tonight. (See attached). CCllr Wood can also confirm that we will have a new Community Council Police Officer soon.
Cllr Marshall confirmed that he had called the police on Sunday 7 April to report 30 -35 youths at the toilet block at the Pencil, then two nights later they were vandalised again.
b. Licensing- none.
c. Planning- Application from RBS for new signage.
d. Environment- CCllr Perman cancelled the proposed beach clean as another group had also arranged one for the following weekend. She now proposes to do a plastic ‘nurddle’ study. She has been in touch with the Field Station in Millport for guidance on what and how to monitor. With regard to the local flower bed planting this year Helen Miller has confirmed that the beds along the shore front and at Sandringham will be planted. CCllr Perman proposes that LCC arrange for planting of the bed at the end of Gogoside Road, as this is what greats visitors when coming into town. 2nd CCllr Wood.
e. Transportation– CCllr Adair has received complaints from residents of Millennium Court about a caravan that had pitched up in the Vikingar carpark for a number of days. Police were unaware of this. The van has now moved on. CCllr also received complaints from concerned visitors regarding cyclists on the pavements forcing pedestrians to leave the pavements. The prom is however, a shared space, but pavements are for pedestrians. CCllr Smith says this is particularly bad around the school. If they would just use a bell!
|10||A.O.C.B.– CCllr Murray thanked CCllr J Perman for the information regarding obtaining funding from the charitable trust and she has passed this on to the local food bank.|
|11||Date of Next Meeting – 16 May 2019|