Community Council Boundaries & Woodilee

Lenzie Community Council

Woodilee Residents Association and Lenzie Community Council have been in discussions regarding the Community Council boundaries that apply to Woodilee. It is apparent the current Community Council boundaries are around 20 years old and bear no relation to the layout of housing in Woodilee, with houses falling under Kirkintilloch Community Council or Waterside Community Council boundaries and currently none under Lenzie Community Council. The Community Council boundaries serve to define the area for which each Community Council takes responsibility, and do not determine ward or school catchment. The clear definition of Community Council boundaries offers residents the opportunity to become members of, and participate in, an identified Community Council for that area. Community Councils represent the residents to the local council on a range of issues, including the statutory right to be consulted on applications for planning permission and in communicating the aims and concerns of the community they serve.

If you’d like to find out more about what a Community Council does, please follow this link : www.communitycouncils.scot/what-is-a-community-council.html

To find out more about what the Lenzie Community Council in particular do, please follow this link : lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk/home/about/what-we-do/

Woodilee Residents Association are keen to see the estate boundaries re-aligned with a single, active Community Council to ensure the entire Woodilee community is properly represented within East Dunbartonshire Council. Aligning with Lenzie Community Council will allow for clearer and more effective communication between the represented parties.

Lenzie Community Council is a very active group giving due consideration to planning concerns and local environmental issues. Every year the Lenzie CC runs the Lenzie Gala Day, the New Year Jog and the Christmas Lights Switch On, all examples of just some of the events Lenzie CC members organise for the benefit of the
community.

Find out more about Lenzie Community Council on their website: www.lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk

To understand how the residents of Woodilee would like to be represented in the Community Council structure of East Dunbartonshire, the Residents Association and Lenzie Community Council have produced a short survey and posted it to all Woodilee residents (via the factor RMG). This will allow us to determine the views of Woodilee and action accordingly. Please return one survey per household. A majority rule will apply. Please return completed surveys to the ballot boxes located in The Old Gatehouse or the Deaf-Blind Scotland Offices no later than WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2018.

Kirkintilloch Community Council Consultation

Kirkintilloch Community Council Consultation have put a questionnaire online and looking to get it completed by as many people local to Kirkintilloch as possible.

It can be found at www.tinyurl.com/kirkysurvey

They also have a range of events coming up 25th to 27th January, full details of which can be found at www.kirkintillochcommunity.com but specifically, these are:

Drop-in Sessions
Come in any time to share your thoughts.
Lesser Hall, Kirkintilloch Town Hall
Thursday 25 January – Saturday 27 January, 10am – 5pm

Pop-up sessions
William Patrick Library, Thursday 25 January, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Regent Centre, Friday 26 January, 10am – 1:00pm
Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, 27 January, 10am – 1:00pm

Public Workshops
Join us for one of these informal workshop sessions to discuss ideas with others.
Lesser Hall, Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Thursday 25 January, 7:00 – 8:30pm
St Marys Church Hall, Saturday 27 January, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Christmas Tree Lights

Christmas_Tree_2017

Christmas_Tree_2017We hope that the new lights on the Christmas tree will last the festive season. Unfortunately when the electrician went to connect the lights that were ordered it was discovered that the council had completely removed the electric connection point that he was planning to use. A quick fix was to place solar lights onto the tree. However this was quickly identified as being insufficient, due to our dark days. Melissa from RMG acted quickly on Tuesday morning to acquire new lights that are battery powered.

These lights work on a cycle of 6 hours on and then 18 hours off. The lights should therefore be coming on around 1630 each day. Next year we will be looking to install a power supply to the area where the tree will be placed. In order to make things work the Residents Association does need people to volunteer to help out and share the workload. Please see the events post for the next committee meeting where new members will be welcomed.

 

 

2017 Meeting Minutes and Issues List

Following on from the well attended inaugural meeting of the Woodilee Residents Association, the committee has now been formed, met, and started to work through the list of issues raised by local residents in collaboration with RMG.  The minutes from the meetings held to date, and the list of issues can be found below.

Inaugural Meeting – September 2017

Minutes – September 2017

Committee Meeting – October 2017

Minutes – October 2017

Latest Issues List (and updates)

Issues List – November 2017

Broadband Speed Poll

We are keen to understand how widespread the problem of slow internet speeds is in Woodilee so have created a quick poll to help.  One response per household please, and if you don’t know what your download speed is you can use a free tool such as SpeedTest.net.

Select the most appropriate response, then click on the “Vote” button below.

What is your broadband download speed (Mbps)?

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The Association has been formed!

Well, that’s the easy bit done…

In excess of 100 people turned up for the inaugural Woodilee Residents meeting which was held this evening at Lenzie Academy, with over 180 residences voting in favour of the Assocation being formed (primarily in advance via proxy voting).  We are delighted to report that 20 individuals put themselves forward to form the committee which will meet in the coming weeks to assign roles and deliver a constitution.  While the primary function of the Association is to work with the factor (RMG) we are confident other initiatives will be considered and progressed (e.g. review of broadband provision, bus service, events, etc).

Thanks to :

  • Melissa Syme from RMG for hosting the meeting, summarising the work the factor do and fielding questions from those who attended
  • the members of the steering group who worked to get us this far by securing votes through door knocks and online campaigns
  • those residents who either turned up tonight or passed on their proxy vote

We hope that the Association will help deliver a better environment for us all, but we will need the continued support of all residents to prosper.

Further updates will be issued in due course via Facebook and the woodilee.org.uk web site.

Urgent Appeal : Committee Members Wanted

With the inaugural Woodilee Residents Association less than a week away (Monday 18th September,19:30 at Lenzie Academy) we are still looking for representation from Woodilee residents to help form the committee.  If you have any experience which may benefit the Association then please consider standing for one of the many positions.  Without a sufficiently sized committee it is possible that areas within the development do not get the representation they deserve/need.  In terms of commitment we envisage there being one committee meeting per quarter (dates/times to be agreed by those elected) with some effort likely outside of those meetings to progress initiatives.

We need the following roles filled (as a minimum) :

  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

In addition, we would prefer to have one individual from each development phase represented on the committee so that any decisions reflect aspirations from around the development.  e.g. :

  • Cala Phase 1
  • Cala Phase 2
  • Charles Church
  • Miller Phase 1
  • Miller Phase 2
  • Springfield Phase 1
  • Springfield Phase 2

It is possible for a person holding a primary role (e.g. Chairperson) to also represent one of the developments (e.g. Miller Phase 1).

If you are interested you can either put your name forward on the night (Monday 18th September, 19:30 at Lenzie Academy) or, if you would like some support in advance, please reach out by filling in our Contact form.

 

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