East Renfrewshire Neighbourhood Watch - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://www.ernhw.org.uk/ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:35:41 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png East Renfrewshire Neighbourhood Watch - Forum http://www.ernhw.org.uk/ en-gb Subject: Have your say on new Council Tax and Benefits system - by: RM64 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46040-have-your-say-on-new-council-tax-and-benefits-system#46040 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46040-have-your-say-on-new-council-tax-and-benefits-system#46040

Published: 12:08 Wednesday 11 September 2019

Have your say on new Council Tax and Benefits system

East Renfrewshire Council is improving its Council Tax and Benefits system.

If you are a resident in East Renfrewshire who pays Council Tax or you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, then the council wants to hear from you.

You can provide feedback about the current service so it can deliver a new and improved Council Tax and Benefits System that offers the best possible experience for residents.

The survey closes on October 11, 2019.

To leave your feedback, click here -

getinvolved.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/corp...5c12ff/consult_view/]]>
Public Forum Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:18:11 +0000
Subject: The demise of The Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra - by: Newsline http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46026-the-demise-of-the-glasgow-south-and-eastwood-extra?limit=6&start=6#46026 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46026-the-demise-of-the-glasgow-south-and-eastwood-extra?limit=6&start=6#46026

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Public Forum Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:14:28 +0000
Subject: Full Council Meeting - Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 7.00 pm - by: RM64 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46025-full-council-meeting-wednesday-11-september-2019-at-700-pm#46025 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46025-full-council-meeting-wednesday-11-september-2019-at-700-pm#46025
A meeting of the East Renfrewshire Council will be held within the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock,

on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 7.00 pm.

You can read the Agenda/Papers here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=25100&p=0

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=25104&p=0

Minutes -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=25075&p=0

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=25110&p=0]]>
Public Forum Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:50:14 +0000
Subject: Cabinet Meeting - Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 10.00am - by: RM64 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46024-cabinet-meeting-thursday-12-september-2019-at-1000am#46024 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/46024-cabinet-meeting-thursday-12-september-2019-at-1000am#46024
A meeting of the Cabinet will be held in the Council Chamber, East Renfrewshire Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock

on Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 10.00am.

You can read the Agenda/papers here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=25041&p=0


I would encourage all East Renfrewshire Council Tax Payers/Residents to ask their Councillors that all these Committee meetings are Webcast and made available for viewing at their own convenience.

You should not have to sit in a Public Gallery at a date and time of the Councillors choosing.

You should be able to view these committee meetings at a time convenient to you.

In these modern times openness and transparency is the Democracy we should be embracing.]]>
Public Forum Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:15:56 +0000
Subject: Was the Eastwood Park Leisure New Build Decision based on evidence ' in draft form, in the course of completion and on an unfinished document.' ? - by: RM64 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45995-was-the-eastwood-park-leisure-new-build-decision-based-on-evidence--in-draft-form-in-the-course-of-completion-and-on-an-unfinished-document-?limit=6&start=6#45995 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45995-was-the-eastwood-park-leisure-new-build-decision-based-on-evidence--in-draft-form-in-the-course-of-completion-and-on-an-unfinished-document-?limit=6&start=6#45995

The Director of Environment stated in his response of Wednesday, 26 Jun, 2019 At 16:46 -

'However, in terms of paragraph 10 (4) (d) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 I consider this information is exempt because it is in draft form, in the course of completion and is an unfinished document.'

The Full Council Meeting was held on Wednesday, 26 Jun, 2019 At 07:00pm.

The Director of Environment was seeking recommendation for his report based on evidence that was -

'in draft form, in the course of completion and is an unfinished document.'

????

Unfortunately ERC still seek to hide the information !!!


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Sent: Tuesday, 9 Jul, 2019 At 22:15
Subject: REQUEST FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION(FOI) REVIEW - Freedom Of Information Request: 101001980106 Eastwood Park Leisure New Build

Chief Officer (Legal and Procurement)
Council Headquarters
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG

REQUEST FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION(FOI) REVIEW

As instructed by Andrew Cahill, ERC Director of Environment in their attached email dated 26 June 2019 (response to my FOI request dated 29 May 2019) and as Gerry Mahon, The Chief Officer Legal & Procurement, has previously stated that FoI is normally a 2 stage process -

'As you will be aware the Council's response to an FOI request does not merely revolve around the initial request but also the review process. It is hoped that any human error in relation to the 1st part of the process is properly remedied at the 2nd stage.'

I wish to request said FOI review.

I completely disagree with Mr Cahills reasons for withholding the requested documents/reports/information.

At the Full Council meeting on 26 June 2019(Agenda Item 11) a recommendation that the Council ‘Approves Eastwood Park as the preferred site for a new Eastwood Leisure Centre and theatre;’

was approved.

It seems unbelievable that the Director of Environment would make such an important recommendation based on evidence

' in draft form, in the course of completion and is an unfinished document.'

It is imperative that East Renfrewshire Council Tax Payers have access to the evidence that the Director of Environment had when coming to their recommendation.

As the decision has been made there is now no reason to withhold any of the requested Information/Reports/Documentation.

It seems incredible that the Director of Environment can make a recommendation to Full Council but not publish the documentation/reports that their decision was based on.

As East Renfrewshire Council Tax Payers paid £49,000.00 for this work surely they should be able to read these reports to scrutinise the evidence that the Director has based their recommendation on.

It appears the information has been published to Councillors.

My Councillor Stewart Miller has replied -

'----- Original Message ------
From: "Miller, Stewart (Cllr)" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Sent: Thursday, 4 Jul, 2019 At 23:02
Subject: Re: Urgent - Eastwood Park Reports by Peter Brett Associates

I am sure you are well aware that Cllrs can ask to see any report they wish

Regards
Stewart'

to my question - 'Have Councillors seen/read had access to any of these reports?'

regarding Eastwood Park Reports by Peter Brett Associates.

The Director should publish all below Information/Reports/Documents from the Peter Brett Associates revised Project Plan -

28 January 2019 - Start
25 February 2019 - Visioning Report Draft
18 March 2019 - Visioning Report Final
1 April 2019 - Masterplan Draft
22 April 2019 - Masterplan Final
22 April 2019 - Action Plan / Road Map

The outputs for the project will include the following:

a. A Visioning report for the Campus – which outlines proof on concept – present & future uses, landscaping (hard & soft) and building enhancement potential.

b. Masterplan layout options for the site & presentation

c. Action plans/implementation road map/phasing with cost implications

d. Access and Transport review (including junction modelling & case for 2nd access and improved connections)

e. Community Benefits - details of how the new buildings will derive benefits for the Council and the wider community.

To enable delivery of above, PBA will utilise their multi-disciplinary team to provide planning, transport and economic inputs to the study.
This will be supplemented by Stallan Brand architects who will bring their significant architectural experience to assist in the design and visualisation of the masterplan options and the preparation of the visioning report and 3D images.

Thanks


------ Original Message ------
From: "Cahill, Andrew" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Sent: Wednesday, 26 Jun, 2019 At 16:46
Subject: Freedom Of Information Request: 101001980106

I refer to your FOI request of 29th May 2019 in relation to Master Planning of Eastwood Park and the feasibility of a new build leisure centre within Eastwood Park.

The Council does hold further information received within the timescale stated in your request.

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However, in terms of paragraph 10 (4) (d) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 I consider this information is exempt because it is in draft form, in the course of completion and is an unfinished document.

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In terms of regulation 10 (1) (b) I am also satisfied that the public interest in making the information available is outweighed by the proposal to make the exemption.

East Renfrewshire Council offers the opportunity to apply for a review of how we have dealt with your enquiry. If you wish to proceed to review, please apply in writing within 40 working days to: Chief Solicitor, Council Headquarters, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock , G46 6UG, marking your letter “Freedom of Information, request for review”, and stating the exact nature of the matter you wish to be reviewed.

The review will be carried out within 20 working days of receipt. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to then appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner who has extensive powers to investigate such matters. His address is:

The Scottish Information Commissioner
Kilburn Castle
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS

Yours sincerely
Andrew Cahill
Director of Environment]]>
Public Forum Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:37:29 +0000
Subject: Cabinet Committee Meeting - Thursday, 29 August 2019 at 10.00am - by: RM64 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45991-cabinet-committee-meeting-thursday-29-august-2019-at-1000am#45991 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45991-cabinet-committee-meeting-thursday-29-august-2019-at-1000am#45991
A meeting of the Cabinet will be held in the Council Chamber, East Renfrewshire Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock

on Thursday, 29 August 2019 at 10.00am.

You can read the Agenda/papers here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=24989&p=0


I would encourage all East Renfrewshire Council Tax Payers/Residents to ask their Councillors that all these Committee meetings are Webcast and made available for viewing at their own convenience.

You should not have to sit in a Public Gallery at a date and time of the Councillors choosing.

You should be able to view these committee meetings at a time convenient to you.]]>
Public Forum Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:37:23 +0000
Subject: Education Committee Meeting - Thursday, 22 August 2019 at 10.00am. - by: RM64 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45986-education-committee-meeting-thursday-22-august-2019-at-1000am#45986 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45986-education-committee-meeting-thursday-22-august-2019-at-1000am#45986
A meeting of the Education Committee will be held in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock,

on Thursday, 22 August 2019 at 10.00am.

You can read the agenda/papers here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=24981&p=0


I would encourage all East Renfrewshire Council Tax Payers/Residents to ask their Councillors that all these Committee meetings are Webcast and made available for viewing at their own convenience.

You should not have to sit in a Public Gallery at a date and time of the Councillors choosing.

You should be able to view these committee meetings at a time convenient to you.]]>
Public Forum Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:46:40 +0000
Subject: We need your help ! - by: Newsline http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45984-we-need-your-help-?limit=6&start=18#45984 http://www.ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/45984-we-need-your-help-?limit=6&start=18#45984
This is the site where the council is having a new nursery built. It is in early stages of being built and now the planners are alleging that a digger has damaged the roots of 12 trees, and as a result they require to remove them due to Health & Safety reasons.

The 12 trees are all subject of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

Council make these orders - They are made to protect individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands which have particular amenity value, make a significant contribution to the landscape or townscape or because there may be a potential threat to the trees. Deciding which trees qualify to become protected the local authority must ensure that the trees contribute to the amenity and attractiveness of an area and be under threat in some way. Either individual specimens or groups can be protected in a single Order.]]>
Public Forum Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:18:51 +0000