Braidbar Quarry/Huntly Park – proposed development

Attached below is the proposals, produced by Advance Construction (Scotland) Ltd. for developing the Braidbar Quarry/Huntly Park.

Advance Construction Scotland Presentation (c)

Also attached are the council papers for the meeting on 31st October, which contain the proposal to work with Advance Construction Scotland to produce a report on remediating the quarry (see Pages 99-102)

Council Papers for meeting 31st October

Community effort brings life-saving aid to Giffnock

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A public access defibrillator has been installed outside Giffnock Library after a successful fundraising campaign by Giffnock Community Council.

The project has been made possible after generous support from Giffnock Village BID, East Renfrewshire Good Causes, Woodfarm Community Centre and East Renfrewshire Council, as well as members of the public.

The defibrillator can be used by any member of the public simply by following the instructions on the front of the housing.

Research has shown that the sooner anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest can receive first aid by means of a defibrillator, the greater their chances of survival.

Such aid can be given by any member of the public simply by following the voice commands built into the defibrillator itself.

Giffnock Community Council chairman Jim Martin said: “Having this equipment installed centrally in Giffnock Village is an important contribution to the welfare of the community in Giffnock.”

Provost Jim Fletcher, who was delighted to attend the installation of the equipment, said: “Well done to the Community Council for their hard work in ensuring this potentially life-saving equipment is now available for the whole Giffnock Community to use if needed.”

Russell MacMillan of East Renfrewshire Good Causes told the Extra: “In these times of continued austerity and increasing demands on our public services, it is wonderful to see our own community coming together to help itself and this is a perfect example of what proper joint working can achieve.

 “My compliments to all involved in making this happen – great work everyone.”

375 bus route – imminent closure

The community council has received information that SPT are about to close down the 375 bus route, which runs from Spiersbridge via, Rouken Glen Road, Rowallan Road, Robslee Road, Orchard Park Avenue, Orchard drive, Fenwick Road, Eastoodmains Road and on to Clarkston and Netherlee.

This is an important service for accessing the new Health Centre on Eastwoodmains Road. If it is withdrawn it can make it very difficult for many Giffnock residents to access the health centre unless they have their own transport, or use taxis.

If Giffnock residents wish this service to be retained then use the undernoted link to contact SPT and tell them how important this service is.

http://www.spt.co.uk/corporate/about/standards-responsibility/complaints/

The current (temporary timetable for this service can also be viewed at:-

http://www.spt.co.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Service-375-temporary-timetable_updated.pdf

See also the following link:-

Poster

Questionnaire – interim results

At the community council meeting on Monday 19th September, it was reported that over 1500 questionnaire forms had been completed.

Over 80% of respondents support the community council in bidding for a community centre/hub in Giffnock.

As a result, a formal request has been submitted to East Renfrewshire Council to fund a feasibility study, looking at options for creating a community hub. The three councillors present at the meeting indicated their support for the feasibility study.