Braehead & Broomridge Community Council
Monday 30 August 2021: Zoom Conference Call
Hugh McClung (Chair), Gary McGrow (Secretary) Aileen Hall (Treasurer), Mandy Rae,
Wendy McLean, Philomena McClung, Martin Shaw, Jess McNeil
Wilma Comrie (Stirling Council Representative), Barbara Anderson, Police Scotland
Margaret Sweeney (Minute Taker), Councillor Flannagan,
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
As noted above.
Minutes of previous meeting / matters arising
No amends to minutes of previous meeting.
Minutes proposed by Aileen and seconded Gary.
The hogweed in the area that was highlighted by Andrew Adam has been eradicated by
Stirling Council. Martin confirmed he has received a call from the Scouts regarding hogweed
behind the primary school. Gary will report this.
Heather has resigned from the community council. We thank her for her involvement.
Neighbourhood Watch scheme – following the application to join alerts have been issued
regarding scams. Email has been received regarding possible access to funding re: Corra
Foundation. They provide grants to organisations who have an annual income of less than
£50,000. Hugh asked whether we want to apply and help fund the dog park?
Some outstanding issues with the dog park. Martin confirmed that he has been speaking to
Roads Department regarding hardcore to steady the ground. Asked whether Councillor
Flannagan can assist in this? Question raised regarding who would do the work? Martin
and dog walkers. No dog bins at present – due to be replaced. Hugh asked Martin to chase
up the dog bins. Wendy has a meeting to discuss the benches. Confirmed permission still
required from Robert Horne to install the benches. (Wendy also explained that there is a
delivery charge for the benches which wouldn’t be covered by the funding). Aileen
confirmed that there is money available in the community council funds to pay for the charge.
Community Council in agreement that the additional delivery charge can be paid. Wendy
will go ahead with this. Hugh and Gary will chase up the situation with Robert Horne through
the Community Council enquiry line.
Approached by a Wallace Park resident looking for new planters. (These planters were
originally put in by Broomridge Community Council). Aileen asked who would buy the plants
for these planters and maintain them? Hugh confirmed that he would be happy to get them
for the residents at Wallace Park however they would need to maintain them etc. Gary will
report back to the resident who raised the query.
Stirling Council request for derelict land and or vacant land.
Stirling Council are due to consult with community councils on whether they wish to return
to face to face meetings. Aileen stated that if we were too meet need to check if Crawford
Hall available as this may be able to take social distancing and has good ventilation. Wendy
and Jess agree with Aileen on this.
The treasurer noted the following:
Minute Taker (June)
Secretary Expenses (zoom sub)
Cash in Hand
Minute Secretary – August Meeting
Minute Secretary – AGM
Covid19 Grant unused – expect to return
Community Price Award – seats
Waste Collection changes – late September move to 4 weekly. If any resident requires
additional capacity for green and blue bins, then contact council. If residents need additional
grey bin contact Stirling Council as there is a specific criterion.
Children and Young People Committee – confirmation that entry to primary school can be
deferred however Stirling Council does not guarantee funding for additional hours at
City of Culture – Stirling has been put forward.
Issue of anti-social behaviour in the area, in particularly issue at Mayfield Courts. Various
issues racism, vandalism etc. A meeting was set up online to discuss this matter however
confirmation received that nothing council enforcement officers can do. Unfortunately, due
to age of alleged individuals there is little that can be done via Police. Further meetings to
take place on this matter and Councillor Flannagan will continue to raise the matter. Advise
received from Police – if a crime is in progress and individuals witness it – dial 999 and
The fenced area around the Coop on Pike Road was overgrown and very much an eyesore.
Established that the area belonged to Scottish Water – it was reported to them and has now
been dealt with.
Unfortunately, Police are unable to attend on Zoom. Martin will continue to liaise with the
police face to face and report back to the community council. Police will attend meetings
when possible. Gary confirmed an individual had query regarding a drugs exchange and
called 101 unfortunately felt there was no interest. Questions raised regarding community
policing due to changes. (Reduction in community police due to one of the officers moving
into another area, leaving us with one community police officer. Plans are being put in place
to recruit another community police officer). Hugh feels the need to raise the issue with
Crime reports for Braehead / Broomridge area between 26 July – 26 August – 2 detected
cases (theft x 3 juveniles cautioned and charged). Domestic assault – male cautioned and
charged. 8 undetected cases consisting of threatening and abusive behaviour, theft by
housebreaking, fraud etc.
During this period there have been approximately 75 calls made from the area relating to a
wide range of subjects.
Over the last month the Police have been dealing with juveniles causing a number of issues
with the area and outwith. These individuals have now been charged and reported to the
Scottish Children’s Reporter and referred for Early and Effective intervention and are hoping
that this will see a reduction and hopefully prevent further issues.
Very quiet at this stage. B&M store has been given the go ahead.
City Centre South
Gary attended a meeting with Stirling Council and Sustrans which looked at active travel in
the area. There is a survey on Stirling Council website regarding cycle lanes. Suggest all
take a look at the report and comment on this. There will be engagement with the community
over the next 10 months. Steering group minutes have been received on this and will be
forwarded over. No councillors will be involved in this.
20 MPH Consultation
Hugh and Gary recently attending a meeting to discuss the 20mph in and around
Broomridge/Braehead. There has to be a formal consultation, and this is likely to go ahead
at the beginning of the next finance year. 20mph limits will be across the whole area with
the exception of Pike Road and Broom Road. Hugh and Gary raised the issue with
Colquhoun Street and Pike Road, these will be investigated further.
Draining work has been undertaken however the surface work is not complete. Fencing will
be put back up and further work to be completed.
Ongoing – no update as yet.
Dog Walking Area
See comment in Chairperson report.
Noise survey has been completed which shows that the works previously completed have
reduced the noise levels to pre 2014 levels which was agreed with SEPA. Superglass have
asked whether any further complaints have been received following previous meeting. Gary
to check with residents.
Aileen asked about whether any queries have been received regarding noise from
containers. Gary has spoken to planning about this, and residents are being advised to
complain directly about any matters.
Meeting closed at 20:25hrs
Next Meeting to be held on 27 September 2021.