Renfrewshire Council

Petitions heard

ReferencePetitionerSubjectBoard Date/Decision
1-1-21-7-12Julie BlackTo highlight the concerns of the community about the safety of the children attending the new campus for St David's and Cochrane Castle Primary schools.28th January, 2008
That the petition be referred to the relevant directors for further investigation.

That the Director of Education and Leisure Services arrange that a site visit be held with Ms Black and 2 of her representatives, the local elected members and relevant officers of the council; and

That a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Scrutiny and Petitions Board relative to the progress made.

A report was submitted to the meeting of the Board held on 2nd March 2009. progress made noted and petitioner satisfied with action taken on all points.
1-1-21-7-15Mr J KerrDemanding that Renfrewshire Council provide 24 hour wardens in sheltered housing across Renfrewshire and that service be included in the rent.2nd February, 2009
That the petition be referred to the council's Housing and Community Safety Policy Board together with a report to include:-

(a) Costings for the provision of 24 house wardens in sheltered housing.
(b) The outcome of a mini review of the revised service.
(c) An analysis of the reduction in the number of during the night call outs.
1-1-21-7-17Mr K J PollardSpeeding on Johnshill, Lochwinnoch.2nd March, 2009 / 11 May, 2009 / 8 March, 2010
That the petition be referred to the Director of Planning & Transport to liaise with the community council and local elected members and Strathclyde Police with a view to convening a public meeting to consider the issues raised in the petition and all other relevant information on this matter, including available police statistics; and

That a report be submitted to the Scrutiny & Petitions Board on the outcome of this meeting and the information considered.

(a) That the results of the survey on Johnshill, Lochwinnoch, be noted and the driver feedback signs be retained for a further six months; and
(b) That the driver feedback sign for south bound motorists be relocated further north on Johnshill.
1-1-21-7-18Ms M MaclarenPublication of local events11th May, 2009
(a) That it be noted that this facility was already available on the council's website and that it would continue to be provided; and
(b) That it be agreed that the Chief Executive's communications team take steps to advertise the availability of the service to local organisations and charities through existing channels such as the website and the Renfrewshire Magazine and in particular.
(i) that the online directory held by Education & Leisure of local clubs and groups be used to send information about the facility to these groups;

(ii) that the communications and new media team publicise the facility in a phased approach so that any increase in demand can be properly managed; and

(iii) that a reference be included in the Renfrewshire Magazine to the website listings as a vehicle for groups to advertise to a large audience.
1-1 -21-7-19Ms M SmithSiting of bus stop in Renfrew26th October, 2009 / 22 March 2010
That the matter be referred to the Director of Planning & Transport with the recommendation that the bus stop be relocated on a temporary basis to 33 Hairst Street, Renfrew, that the situation be monitored over the next six months and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of this Board.

Following a subsequent petition, from Renfrew Traders Association, the Director of Planning and Transport is looking at alternatives that achieve the desired safety benefits sought in the petition whilst retaining parking spaces that are of major concern to the retailers and their customers.
1-1-21-7-20Mr J KerrRequest for public consultation on leisure provision as relates to Johnstone and Elderslie25th January, 2010
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-23Mat LaveryHalt Investment plans and consider alternative to retain swimming facilities at Elderslie and Johnstone Centre15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-24Del ShawRe-examine decision and keep both Elderslie and Johnstone pools open.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-25Helen OsborneOppose proposals to close pools while issues considered and resolved.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-26Dana DouglasDemand that council keep Johnstone and Elderslie pools open.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-27C LindsayKeep all existing sports facilities open including Johnstone and Elderslie swimming pools.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-28F StewartKeep all existing sports facilities open including Elderslie and Johnstone swimming pools.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-29John WattObjection to demolition of Johnstone and Elderslie pools.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-30Ann BalfourKeep swimming pools in Elderslie and Johnstone Centre.15th January, 2010
Considered together with petition by J Kerr
No action taken.
1-1-21-7-31J ShielsTo lock cemetery gates at night.Matter resolved no further action taken.
1-1-21-1-34Andrew RamsayReplacement of Zebra Crossings on Arkleston Road, Paisley with Pedestrian lighting22 March 2010
That the matter be referred to the Director of Planning & Transport with the recommendation that he arrange to investigate the installation of silent, pedestrian-controlled traffic signals, including design and costs, desire line survey, risk assessment, and speed measurements, and report to a future meeting of the Board.

The Board noted that an upgrade to pelican crossings could be achieved at a cost of approximately £65,000 that these were the better option for this site and that the matter be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that these be introduced as a matter of urgency when financial conditions allowed.
1-1-21-1-35Sam McKeownReplace roundabouts at Endrick Drive and Arkleston Road, Paisley with traffic lighting22 March 2010
That the matter be referred to the Director of Planning & Transport with the recommendation that he makes the necessary arrangements to have the site revisited in order to investigate the possibility of installing traffic lights and report to a future meeting of the Board.
4 May 2010
Board agreed that the matter be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that he consider instead further complementary traffic management measures to influence drivers behaviour on the approaches to the mini roundabouts.
1-1-21-1-37Nigel WillisClyde Muirshiel Regional Park25 October 2010
Continued to meeting of Board on 22nd November 2010
The Board agreed that the petition and report by the Director of Planning and Transport be referred, with the agreement of the Convener of the Park Authority, to the meeting of the Park Authority to be held on 3rd December, 2010 with the recommendation that the news expressed in the petition and the need for consideration of fitness for purpose of current land use policies concerning the Regional Park be referred to the subsequent meeting of the Convener of the Park Authority and the Leaders of the three constituent authorities.
1-1-21-1-38Pauline ShawSpeed reduction measures, Talisman Road, Foxbar, Paisley25 October 2010
The petition was referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that the speed bumps on Talisman Road which had been removed previously be reconstructed and that any additional measures, including signs and white lining be considered as appropriate.
1-1-21-1-39Liz ThomsonSpeed reduction measures, Houston Road, Crosslee25 October 2010
That the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendations (a) that the review of speed limits being undertaken throughout Renfrewshire be noted; (b) that, in the meantime, the issues raised in the petition be discussed at the two-weekly liaison meetings with the police to determine what measures could be taken prior to the outcome of the review; and (c) that a further report be submitted to the Board once the review had concluded.

At meeting of the Board held on 7th February 2011 it was noted that the review had indicated that 30mph was appropriate for this section of Houston Road. Strathclyde Police had indicated that they would give consideration to some enforcement at this site with support of recorded speeds from a driver feedback sign, once available.
1-1-21-1-40Joe ShannonParking problem, Renfrew6 December 2010
That the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that the matter be included in the next Capital Programme.
1-1-21-1-41Iain DunnRoad repairs, Lochwinnoch7 February 2011
That the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that as these roads have some problems that are typical of housing roads of the period he considers addressing the condition of the roads depending on the budget allocation for 2011/2012 and in line with other priorities on the Renfrewshire road network, and that the Director of Planning and Transport report the outcome of his consideration of the petition to members of the Board.
1-1-21-1-42Margaret ClaytonClosure of centres at Whitehaugh and Westlane Gardens7 February 2011
The the petition be referred to the Director of Social Work with the recommendation that he take account of the views expressed in the petition in formulating his recommendations to the Community and Family Care Policy Board in relation to the day services review.
1-1-21-1-43Jimmy KerrCouncil service and spending levels7 February 2011
That no action be taken on this petition as it would be illegal for the Council to budget for a deficit.
1-1-21-1-44David MellorSix month restriction on petitions7 February 2011
That a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Board on other local authorities practices in relation to time limits for consideration of petitions and that the clarity of the information provided to members of the public in relation to the submission of petitions be reviewed.

A review of the petition process was considered by the Board at its meeting held on 12th September, 2012 together which an action plan which was approved.
1-1-21-1-45Louise CrawfordConcern re reduction in classroom assistants

16 May 2011
Petition referred to the Director of Education and Leisure with recommendation that the Board and that petitioner to be kept up to date with the findings of the short life working group.

 

29 October 2012

The Board noted revised arrangements which had been implemented with effect from August, 2011 and that there were no outstanding issues and no further causes for concern had been raised.

1-1-21-1-46Mr and Mrs KellewellTraffic on Woodside and Killallan Avenues, Bridge of Weir

12 September 2011
That the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that consultation commence on the introduction of a traffic regulation order to restrict access to Woodside Avenue

25 September 2012

 

The Board notes that all affected residents would receive a letter advising of the outcome of the consultation on the traffic regulation order process and offering each white lining across or opposite their driveways as appropriate.

1-1-21-1-47Mrs Rae BradyRenfrewshire for Peace - No guns, no knives, no weapons, no war7 November 2011
That the Board broadly agreed with the sentiments of the petition and (a) that the Democratic Services Manager assist the petitioner to correct any inaccuracies in the petition, and thereafter that the petition be forwarded to the Scottish Government, and local MSPs and to the UK Government and local MPs in terms of their respective responsibilities; and (b) that the petition be referred to the Director of Education and Leisure with the recommendation that he submit a report to a future meeting of the Education Policy Board on what was being done currently by schools in relation to raising children's awareness of knife and gun crime.
1-1-21-1-48Hawkhead and Lochfield Community CouncilRiverside Bus Service 70 to Lower Lochfield Road

12 December 2011
The the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that he continued to liaise with SPT and investigate the introduction of community transport for the area

 

15 November 2012

Director of Planning and Transport advised that SPT had confirmed that the service was no being covered with a subsidised service operated by Riverside.

1-1-21-1-49Ms A CuthbertsonSt Catherine's Primary School Crossing16 April 2012
That the Director of Environmental Services clarify, with immediate effect the position in relation to the attendance of the existing school crossing patrol;
That the Head of Roads and Transport conduct the further survey as indicated in the report; and
That arrangements be made to ensure that information on the outcome of the further survey was provided to pupils and parents via the Headteacher.
1-1-21-1-50Mr W DavidX36 Bus Service

16 April 2012
That the petition be referred to SPT with the recommendation that they speak to bus operators to determine if any were prepared to fill the service gap.

 

25 September 2012

 

Its was noted that Strathclyde Partnership of Transport had contacted bus operators in Renfrewshire, three of whom had responded indicating that they were not in a position to provide any further services.  The Board agreed that a letter be issued to SPT and to the bus operators intimating the Board's disappointment at this response.

1-1-21-7-51Mr J HaggertyBus Shelter, Johnstone

16 April 2012
That the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that the Head of Roads and Transport be asked to give further consideration to where the bus shelter was located.

 

25 September 2012

 

The Board noted that the bus stop would be relocated from its temporary position to a new location outside the vacant property at 48 Graham Street, Johnstone and that a bus shelter would not be installed at this location at this time.

1-1-21-7-52T StirlingOpen Space Green Areas

25 September 2012

That the petition be referred to the Director of Environmental Services with the recommendation that resident's concerns in relation to (1) lack of consistency in the treatment of grass arisings and (2) fly tipping of for example tyres in areas which should be monitored be investigated and addressed as appropriate, including monitoring arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

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T LockCastlewalls Farm, Midton Road, Howwood

25 September 2012

The Board agreed (a) that the petition be referred to the Director of Planning and Transport with the recommendation that the gate remain in situ subject to assurance that access is available in terms of the Land Reform  (Scotland) Act 2013; and (b) that the petition be referred to the Director of Environmental Services with a recommendation that details of how to progress a community clean up be provided to Dr Lock and that the landowner on whose land it had been alleged that asbestos had been dumped, be contacted with the necessary information in relation to appropriate treatment and disposal.

 

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S McLeanCCTV Skye Crescent, Paisley

11 February 2013

That the petition be referred to the relevant Director with the recommendations (a) that a fixed CCTV system at Skye Crescent shops be considered when suitable funding was available, the petitioner having indicated that this had been promised previously at a meeting of the local neighbourhood forum; and (b) that in the meantime, consideration be given to the use of a mobile CCTV arrangement which the petitioner indicated would be acceptable.

 

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E CosgroveGrass Cutting, open space, Cochrane Castle, Johnstone

15 April 2013

That the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources with the recommendation that the matter be reconsidered in consultation with local tenants' and residents' associations and the community council.

 
1-1-21-7-56Ms M WilsonResurfacing of Road and Walkway between Newmains Road and Cocklesloan, Renfrew

23 September 2013

 

That the Petition by referred to the Director of Community Resources with the recommendation that the are to which the petition be referred be included in next years programme.

 
1-1-21-7-57J McBrideTo raise awareness of the poor conditions of the road leading to Mavisbank Terrace2nd December, 2013 - That the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources for her consideration when the 2014/15 programme was being developed. 
1-1-21-7-58P HigginsGrass Cutting, Glenapp Avenue, Paisley2nd December, 2013 - That the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources for further investigation. 
1-1-21-7-59C RichardsSpeed Restriction on Barrhead Road2nd December, 2013 - That the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources for further investigation. 
1-1-21-7-60J StevensonAllocation of Vacant Tenancy2nd December, 2013 - That the petition was not heard as it was invalid in terms of paragraphs 3(d)(i) Petitions about complaints or issues that should go through our normal procedures (iii) petitions about personal or business interest (vi) Petitions which could be defamatory or discriminatory and (vii) petitions which accused someone of breaking the law or codes of practices. 
1-1-21-7-61  PETITION NOT VALID 
1-1-21-7-62  PEITION NOT VALID 
1-1-21-7-62Mr M LawrieTraffic Speed, Kilmacolm Road, Bridge of Weir

10th February, 2014 - That the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources with the recommendations 

(a) that consideration be given to measures such as additional road markings, rumble strips, and a permanent driver feedback signal noting that these measures required to be designed and costed; and 

(b) that the Camera Safety Partnership be asked to consider whether the location was suitable for a speed camera.

 
1-1-21-7-62  PETITION NOT VALID 
1-1-21-7-63 Removal of a tenantPETITION NOT VALID 
1-1-21-7-64 Hunterhill Care HomePETITION  NOT VALID 
1-1-21-7-65Ms ParkSandy Road, Renfrew

16th February 2014 - That the petition be continued for a site visit.

Consideration of the petition resumed at the meeting of the Board held on 21 September, 2015 when it was agreed that the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources with the recommendation that consideration be given to converting the two existing zebra crossings on Sandy Road at Broadloan and Sandy Road at Newmains Road to pedestrain controlled traffic lights.

 
1-1-21-7-66Ms QuigleyBus Stop, Trident House, Renfrew

30th March, 2015 - That the petition be continued for a site visit.

Consideration of the petition resumed at the meeting of the Board held on 21 September, 2015 when it was agreed that the petition be referred to the Director of Community Resources with the recommendation that no action be taken on moving the bus stop and that the survey to determine the routes people used near the bus stop including the roundabout to the retail park and the slip road to the M8 motorway continue to be progressed.

 
1-1-21-7-67Ms CampbellSpeed Bumps, Tiree Avenue, Renfrew21st September, 2015 - That the petition be continued for a site visit. 
1-1-21-7-68  PETITION NOT VALID 
1-1-21-7-69  PETITION NOT VALID
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