East Renfrewshire Neighbourhood Watch - Forum Kunena Site Syndication https://ernhw.org.uk/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:09:06 +0000 Kunena 1.6 https://ernhw.org.uk/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png East Renfrewshire Neighbourhood Watch - Forum https://ernhw.org.uk/ en-gb Subject: Licensing Committee Meeting(Virtual) - Tuesday 7 December at 10.00am - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47786-licensing-committee-meetingvirtual-tuesday-7-december-at-1000am#47786 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47786-licensing-committee-meetingvirtual-tuesday-7-december-at-1000am#47786 Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road,
Giffnock, East Renfrewshire G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000 Fax: 0141 577 3834
Website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 3 December 2021
When calling please ask for: Jennifer Graham or John Burke, 0141 577 3016
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TO: Councillors A. Convery (Chair); B. Cunningham (Vice Chair); C. Gilbert; A. Ireland; and S. Miller.

LICENSING COMMITTEE
A meeting of the Licensing Committee will be held on

Tuesday 7 December at 10.00am.

A pre-meeting for Elected Members will take place at 9.30am.

The agenda of business is listed below.
Caroline Innes
C INNES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE
(DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES)

This is a virtual meeting.

1. Report apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest.

Resolution to Exclude Press and Public
It is recommended that the Committee passes the following resolution:-
"That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for Item 3 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 6 and 14 of Part I of Schedule 7A of the Act as appropriate".
Paragraph 6 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (other than the authority) – all Items.
Paragraph 14 – Any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime – all items.

3. Private Hire Car Driver’s Licence – Application for Renewal – Report by Chief Officer (Legal & Procurement) (copy attached, pages 3 - 6).

4. Taxi Fares Review – Report by Chief Officer (Legal & Procurement) (copy
attached, pages 7 - 12; Appendix 1 to follow).


For information on how to access the public part of the virtual meeting please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A recording of the public part of the meeting will also be available following the meeting on the Council’s YouTube Channel

www.youtube.com/user/eastrenfrewshire/videos

This document can be explained to you in other languages and can be provided in alternative formats such as large print and Braille. For further information, please contact Customer First on 0141 577 3001 or e-mail
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You can read details from Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/licensing-committee-071221]]>
Public Forum Fri, 03 Dec 2021 16:21:40 +0000
Subject: Cllr David MacDonald - We need more scrutiny for sure as to how senior management within various departments are doing their job - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47785-cllr-david-macdonald-we-need-more-scrutiny-for-sure-as-to-how-senior-management-within-various-departments-are-doing-their-job#47785 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47785-cllr-david-macdonald-we-need-more-scrutiny-for-sure-as-to-how-senior-management-within-various-departments-are-doing-their-job#47785
Cllr David MacDonald was asked Question on his facebook page.

1 December

- Any idea if Mearns road from broom Church to clarkston toll will ever be fixed... its a disgrace.. pot holes and poor surface.

And drains ect dropped.. same as beechlands, glendoune, Hillend Road.. its a pathetic situation for a supposedly fantastic area.

Maybe it's time for a public inquiry into the councils handling of this and for councillors be held responsible and be ousted.
1d

Cllr David MacDonald replied -

Cllr David Macdonald - An Independent voice for people.
Author

- Certainly it is apparent that what is the status quo is simply not satisfactory.

The state of many of our roads is embarrassing to be frank.

We need more scrutiny for sure as to how senior management within various departments are doing their job and that can only come at the hands of elected members who stand up for residents prior to political parties or the council itself.

That takes voting in candidates with that at the heart of their manifesto.

Hopefully we have an increase in these types of councillors in May of 2022 as there is a glaring lack of them at this council from all parties, sadly.]]>
Public Forum Fri, 03 Dec 2021 09:32:28 +0000
Subject: Barrhead Sports Pitch and shop fronts in Neilston among projects set to benefit from £635,000 new fund to be handed out across East Renfrewshire - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47783#47783 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47783#47783
Published Barrhead News On Line -

News

28th November

Scottish Government pitches in with cash for community projects in East Renfrewshire

By Drew Sandelands Local Democracy Reporter

A SPORTS pitch in Barrhead and shop fronts in Neilston are among the projects set to benefit from a new fund, with £635,000 to be handed out across East Renfrewshire.

Seven initiatives have been recommended for support from the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme Fund.

Members of East Renfrewshire Council’s cabinet will meet tomorrow to decide whether the schemes will receive the proposed allocations.

If approved, there will be £250,000 for a multi-use games area at Dunterlie Resource Centre, in Barrhead, which would be “the first of a number of projects to assist with the regeneration of an area of deprivation,” according to a council report.

Car park resurfacing could also take place at the resource centre, with £20,000 set to be allocated.

A further boost for Barrhead is being lined up through a £50,000 grant for the Dunterlie Employability Hub, located “within the most economically disadvantaged neighbourhood in East Renfrewshire.”

The report states: “It will provide support to build confidence and skills for people from Dunterlie and the surrounding area who want to be able to access employment opportunities and training.”

It is also recommended that £125,000 should be set aside for the refurbishment and modernisation of common areas within the Westbourne Business Centre, which provides office space to traders in the town centre.

Neilston is set to benefit from £100,000 for revamped shop fronts, to help “improve the appearance of the ground floor frontages of commercial premises, both occupied and vacant, within the village.”

A recommendation has also been made to approve a £12,000 grant for festive lighting in Kirkstyle Lane, Neilston, and at Eastwood Toll.

Elsewhere, stage lighting could be replaced with LED units at Clarkston Halls, with cabling and sound systems upgraded to minimise energy consumption. That project is recommended to receive £77,000.

The new funding programme was announced by the Scottish Government in February and will run over five years.

East Renfrewshire Council expects to receive £2.3million over that period, with around £551,100 in the next financial year and £384,100 in each of the remaining three years.

Contracts for work on projects in this financial year’s allocation must have been signed by March 31 next year, the Scottish Government has said.]]>
Public Forum Mon, 29 Nov 2021 09:50:30 +0000
Subject: Cllr David MacDonald receives special commendation in the Community Champion category at the LGIU Councillor Awards - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47782-cllr-david-macdonald-receives-special-commendation-in-the-community-champion-category-at-the-lgiu-councillor-awards#47782 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47782-cllr-david-macdonald-receives-special-commendation-in-the-community-champion-category-at-the-lgiu-councillor-awards#47782
Cllr David Macdonald - An Independent voice for people.

24 November at 11:55 ·

I'm absolutely honoured and humbled to have received the special commendation this evening at the LGIU Councillor awards held at Glasgow City Council HQ in the community champion category.

Congratulations to all those other councillors who were nominated and those who were recognised with awards.

I would like to dedicate this to all of my constituents and also, on a more personal note, to my 32 yr old baby brother Jamie who is currently fighting stage 3 Melanoma.

You inspire me more than you know to continue fighting the good fight.

Onward. 🙂]]>
Public Forum Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:59:55 +0000
Subject: Public Notice - Giffnock Community Council - by: Newsline https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47774-public-notice-giffnock-community-council#47774 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47774-public-notice-giffnock-community-council#47774 Wednesday 24th November at 7.30 pm will now no longer take palce.

It will be replaced with a Special Meeting on the same date and time which concerns alleged complaints made against a number of Community Councillors.

This meeting will be held via zoom and is open to the public.

Should you wish to view please send and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and a link will be sent to you.]]>
Public Forum Sat, 20 Nov 2021 18:02:17 +0000
Subject: East Renfrewshire: Reserves and Council Tax Rise set to plug £7.3m budget gap - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47773#47773 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47773#47773
Published Barrhead News On Line -


News

2 hrs ago

East Renfrewshire: Reserves and council tax rise set to plug £7.3m budget gap

By Drew Sandelands Local Democracy Reporter

EARLY estimates suggest East Renfrewshire Council could be facing a budget gap of £7.3million next year.

Work for 2022/23 is underway ahead of the Scottish Government’s budget announcement, which is scheduled for December 9.

Councils are expecting to find out their grant settlement before Christmas, but a report to East Renfrewshire’s cabinet states the forecasted required savings is £7.3m.

The figure is based on the assumption of a “flat cash grant settlement, together with a three per cent council tax increase and typical non-pay spending pressures”.

It does not include pressures related to Covid-19 as it is expected these will be covered by specific grants or fiscal flexibilities.

If there was to be a one per cent cash reduction in the grant settlement, then the savings figure would rise to £9.5m.

The report adds: “These shortfall figures will change significantly as more detailed information on the 2022/23 settlement and spending pressures becomes available and is factored in.

“This will continue to be closely monitored in the next few months. Should the grant settlement position worsen and/or the level of pay award increase, the budget shortfall would further increase.”

Given the “level of uncertainty”, a “flexible approach” to covering the shortfall will be needed, the report states.

Options include using reserves, although that is not an “ongoing solution”, and raising council tax above three per cent if permitted. The report states a one per cent increase raises roughly £600,000.

Directors of council services have also been asked to identify possible cuts to cover the shortfall, and the council is awaiting final guidance on how fiscal flexibilities may be used to address “future budget challenges”.

“The outlook continues to be challenging,” the report adds. “The council has already been made aware of the significant rise in loan charge repayments in the coming years due to our ambitious Capital Plan.

“This position may be exacerbated in future with current price rises and shortages affecting capital projects and the potential impact of the current national review of capital accounting arrangements.”

Councillors will be updated on capital plans and the loan charge position in February next year.

The report reveals it is expected that Covid grants, unused by March 31 next year, will be able to be carried forward to meet “ongoing pandemic pressures”.

However, it adds there has been “no indication” whether there will be further funding or fiscal flexibilities available.

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) is monitoring the position and lobbying for continued financial support next year, the report claims.

East Renfrewshire Council’s reserves had been forecasted to be £5.6m by the end of March, however, due to “control of expenditure”, they are now expected to be £7.85m.

The report on the council’s financial position will be presented to a meeting of the cabinet this week.


You can view recording of 18 November 2021 Cabinet Meeting here -

A recording of the meeting will also be available following the meeting on the Council’s YouTube Channel

www.youtube.com/user/eastrenfrewshire/videos]]>
Public Forum Sat, 20 Nov 2021 12:06:52 +0000
Subject: Full Council Meeting(Virtual) - Thursday 25 November 2021 at 4.00 pm - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47771-full-council-meetingvirtual-thursday-25-november-2021-at-400-pm#47771 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47771-full-council-meetingvirtual-thursday-25-november-2021-at-400-pm#47771 Deputy Chief Executive: Caroline Innes BSc (Hons)
Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000 Fax: 0141 577 3834
website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 19 November 2021
When calling please ask for: Eamonn Daly (07584 116619)
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TO: Provost Fletcher; Deputy Provost Cunningham; and Councillors Aitken, Bamforth, Buchanan, Convery, Devlin, Gilbert, Grant, Ireland, Lafferty, Macdonald, McLean, Merrick, Miller, O’Kane, Swift and Wallace.

EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL
A meeting of the East Renfrewshire Council will be held on

Thursday 25 November 2021 at 4.00 pm

or if later at the conclusion of the Audit & Scrutiny Committee.

The agenda of business is as listed below.

Please note this is a virtual meeting.

Yours faithfully
Caroline Innes
C INNES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

PROGRAMME OF BUSINESS
1. Report apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest.

3. 2020/21 Annual Accounts for the Council’s Charitable Trusts and External
Audit (International Standard on Auditing 260) Report – Report by Head of
Accountancy (Chief Financial Officer)(copy attached, pages 3 - 22).

4. 2020/21 Annual Accounts and Draft Annual Audit Report for East Renfrewshire Council - Report by Head of Accountancy (Chief Financial Officer)(copy attached, pages 23 - 218).

For information on how to access the virtual meeting please email
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A recording of the meeting will also be available following the meeting on the Council’s YouTube Channel

www.youtube.com/user/eastrenfrewshire/videos

This document can be explained to you in other languages and can be
provided in alternative formats such as large print and Braille. For further
information, please contact Customer First on 0141 577 3001 or email
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You can read details on Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/council-251121]]>
Public Forum Sat, 20 Nov 2021 09:52:24 +0000
Subject: Audit & Scrutiny Committee Meeting(Virtual) - Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 2.00pm. - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47770-audit-a-scrutiny-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-25-november-2021-at-200pm#47770 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47770-audit-a-scrutiny-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-25-november-2021-at-200pm#47770 Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000
website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 19 November 2021
When calling please ask for: Linda Hutchison (Tel. No 0141 577 8388)
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TO: Councillors Stewart Miller (Chair), Barbara Grant (Vice-Chair), Angela Convery, Charlie Gilbert, Annette Ireland, Jim McLean and Jim Swift.

AUDIT AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee will be held on

Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 2.00pm.

The agenda of business is as listed below.

Please note this is a virtual meeting.

CAROLINE INNES
C INNES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

AGENDA
1. Report apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of interest.
3. Chair’s Report.

4 2020/21 Annual Accounts for the Council’s Charitable Trusts and External
Audit (International Standard on Auditing 260) Report – Report by Head
of Accountancy (Chief Financial Officer)(copy attached, pages 3 - 24).

5. 2020/21 Annual Accounts and Draft Annual Audit Report for East Renfrewshire Council – Report by Head of Accountancy (Chief Financial Officer)(copy attached, pages 25 - 222).

6. Interim Treasury Management Report 2021/22 – Report by Head of
Accountancy (Chief Financial Officer)(copy attached, pages 223 - 234).

7. Internal Audit Plan 2021/22 – Implementation Progress – July to September
2021 – Report by Chief Auditor (copy attached, pages 235 - 248).


For information on how to access the virtual meeting please email:-
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A recording of the meeting will also be available following the meeting on the Council’s YouTube Channel

www.youtube.com/user/eastrenfrewshire/videos

This document can be explained to you in other languages and can be provided in alternative formats such as large print and Braille. For further information, please contact Customer First on 0141 577 3001 or email
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You can read details on Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/audit-and-scrutiny-committee-251121]]>
Public Forum Sat, 20 Nov 2021 09:46:16 +0000
Subject: ERC Consultation - trial seating areas 'Parklets' installed at Clarkston Shops - Closing date for the consultation is Mon 13 Dec 2021 - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47766-erc-consultation-trial-seating-areas-parklets-installed-at-clarkston-shops-closing-date-for-the-consultation-is-mon-13-dec-2021#47766 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47766-erc-consultation-trial-seating-areas-parklets-installed-at-clarkston-shops-closing-date-for-the-consultation-is-mon-13-dec-2021#47766
Posted ERC facebook page -

www.facebook.com/eastrenfrewshirecouncil/


East Renfrewshire Council
1 hr ·

Have your say 📢

We're seeking the views of local residents and businesses on how successful the trial seating areas which were installed in Clarkston have been:

orlo.uk/Guf43

Closing date for the consultation is Mon 13 Dec.]]>
Public Forum Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:26:32 +0000
Subject: Cabinet Committee Meeting(Virtual) - Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 10.00am - Includes Agenda Item 11 - Increased Council Charges? - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47756-cabinet-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-25-november-2021-at-1000am-includes-agenda-item-11-increased-council-charges#47756 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47756-cabinet-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-25-november-2021-at-1000am-includes-agenda-item-11-increased-council-charges#47756 Deputy Chief Executive: Caroline Innes BSc (Hons)
Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000 Fax: 0141 577 3834
website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 12 November 2021
When calling please ask for: Sharon McIntyre (Tel. No 0141-577-3011)
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TO: Councillors T Buchanan (Chair); C Bamforth; B Cunningham; D Devlin; A Lafferty(Vice Chair); and C Merrick.

CABINET
A meeting of the Cabinet will be held on

Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 10.00am.

The agenda of business is as shown below.

Please note this is a virtual meeting.

Caroline Innes
C INNES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

AGENDA
1. Report apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest.

3. Strategic Mid-Year Council Performance Report 2021/22 - Report by Deputy
Chief Executive (copy attached, pages 3 - 24).

4. General Fund Capital Programme 2021/22 - Report by Chief Financial Officer -(copy attached, pages 25 - 52).

5. Housing Capital Programme 2021/22 - Report by Chief Financial Officer - (copy attached, pages 53 - 60).

6. Covid-19 Humanitarian Support Community Funding - Report by Deputy Chief
Executive (copy attached, pages 61 - 64).

7. Welfare Contingency Fund Update - Report by Deputy Chief Executive (copy
attached, pages 65 - 70).

8. Place Based Investment Programme 2021/22 - Report by Director of
Environment (copy attached, pages 71 - 76).

9. A Risk Based Approach to Road Asset Safety Inspections - Report by Director of Environment (copy attached, pages 77 - 108).

10. Get To Zero Ambition Statement & Action Planning Approach - Report by
Director of Environment (copy attached, pages 109 - 124).

11. Charging for Services 2022-23

(i) Corporate and Community Services Department - Report by Deputy
Chief Executive (copy attached, pages 125 - 134).

(ii) Health and Social Care Partnership – Report by Chief Officer – HSCP
(copy attached, pages 135 - 138).

(iii) Education Department – Report by Director of Education (copy attached,
pages 139 - 146).

(iv) Environment Department – Report by Director of Environment (copy
attached, pages 147 - 182).

This document can be explained to you in other languages and can be provided in alternative formats such as large print and Braille. For further information, please contact Customer First on 0141 577 3001 or email
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For information on how to access the virtual meeting please email
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A recording of the meeting will also be available following the meeting on the Council’s YouTube Channel

www.youtube.com/user/eastrenfrewshire/videos



You can read all details on Council website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/cabinet-251121]]>
Public Forum Sun, 14 Nov 2021 09:58:10 +0000
Subject: Council Meetings - Future Live Viewing and Recording of ALL Council Meetings - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47751-council-meetings-future-live-viewing-and-recording-of-all-council-meetings#47751 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47751-council-meetings-future-live-viewing-and-recording-of-all-council-meetings#47751
Made On Line
01/11/2021

Freedom of Information(FOI) Request - ERC COVID-19 RECOVERY - UPDATE report - Para 101 regarding 'hybrid meetings'

This Freedom of Information Request concerns

Agenda Item 13, EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL, 27 October 2021, Report by Chief Executive, COVID-19 RECOVERY - UPDATE

and in particular only para 101 regarding 'hybrid meetings'

'Democratic Services
101. With the continuing relaxation of restrictions and to ensure the service is ready to respond to increasing numbers of Elected Members returning to the office more regularly, the vacant Leaders Secretary/Members Services Officer has now been filled.

In relation to hybrid meetings, the company carrying out the upgrade works have been inundated with orders leading to long delays in installation. Negotiations for as early an installation date as possible are ongoing'

as at present all Council Meetings/Committee Meetings are virtual meetings and recordings are made available for public viewing on Council youtube channel.

Please give all recorded details held only regarding

- Details of what 'hybrid meetings' will look like, how/where they will be held, who will attend and how they will attend(including Public Gallery)

- Details of Name of company carrying out the upgrade works

- Details of the preferred 'early installation date'

- Details regarding live showing of all these Council Meetings/Committee Meetings

- Details regarding recording of all these Council Meetings/Committee Meetings for later public viewing (as at present on Council youtube channel)

- Details of any consultation with Council Officials/Councillors/Residents/East Renfrewshire Council Tax Payers regarding 'hybrid meetings'

- Cost of contract and any other additional work

Electronic copies are acceptable.

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks]]>
Public Forum Mon, 08 Nov 2021 15:28:14 +0000
Subject: Ex-councillor Eddie Phillips pens crime thriller - by: Newsline https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47747-ex-councillor-eddie-phillips-pens-crime-thriller#47747 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47747-ex-councillor-eddie-phillips-pens-crime-thriller#47747 Ex-councillor Eddie Phillips pens crime thriller

By Norman Silvester
Reporter

A FORMER Barrhead councillor is joining the ranks of tartan noir writers such as Chris Brookmyre following the publication of his own crime thriller.

No One Will Hear You Scream is the second book to be released by 70-year-old Eddie Phillips, with three others in the pipeline.

Eddie, who uses the pen name EJ Goldberg Phillips, is hopeful it will be a big success, drawing as it does on his life experiences.

He took up writing after retiring from politics.

Eddie was first elected to East Renfrewshire Council as a Labour candidate in 1999 and stepped down in 2012.

During his 13 years in the role, he represented the Auchenback area of Barrhead, where he also lived with his wife and two children.

Now living in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, he spent much of his career as an official with the CPS trade , representing civil servants at the National Savings Bank, in Cowglen, Glasgow.

His time on East Renfrewshire Council also included a stint as environment convener and chair of planning.

“As a man and then a Barrhead councillor, I have over decades amassed huge numbers of sad and funny stories which I have used in the creation of the various characters in this book,” said Eddie. “Hopefully, this is the start of a new career.”

Eddie says he is influenced by crime writers such as Barrhead man Chris, as well as Val McDermid.

Chris sent him a message of support for his new book, which traces the feud between a famous author and a young reporter who discovers she holds a dark secret.

Eddie added: “Writing has given me the opportunity to indulge my imagination.

“I really need to have success with the current book to have a chance of getting other ones published.

“Writing is big challenge because most books never make any money. However, I hope to be writing for years to come. It’s what I love to do.”

No One Will Hear You Scream is available in paperback from Austin Macauley Publishers, bookshops and Amazon Kindle.]]>
Public Forum Sat, 06 Nov 2021 01:07:37 +0000
Subject: ERC Saving the planet - by: Newsline https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47745-erc-saving-the-planet#47745 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47745-erc-saving-the-planet#47745 26 woods will be planted in the coming months to support the Council's climate change ambitions.
Read more about the project here: orlo.uk/28n3P

The above is from the council facebook page.

Really good to observe the planting of trees, however many are dismayed at the number of healthy trees that have been destroyed by ERC or under their direction over recent years.]]>
Public Forum Sat, 06 Nov 2021 00:43:29 +0000
Subject: Cabinet Committee Meeting(Virtual) - Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 10.00am - 2022/23 3% OR MORE ! Council Tax Increase? - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47743-cabinet-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-18-november-2021-at-1000am-202223-3-or-more--council-tax-increase#47743 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47743-cabinet-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-18-november-2021-at-1000am-202223-3-or-more--council-tax-increase#47743 Deputy Chief Executive: Caroline Innes BSc (Hons)
Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000 Fax: 0141 577 3834
website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 5 November 2021
When calling please ask for: Sharon McIntyre (Tel. No 0141-577-3011)
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TO: Councillors T Buchanan (Chair); C Bamforth; B Cunningham; D Devlin; A Lafferty(Vice Chair); and C Merrick.

CABINET
A meeting of the Cabinet will be held on

Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 10.00am.

The agenda of business is as shown below.

Please note this is a virtual meeting.

Caroline Innes
C INNES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

AGENDA
1. Report apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest.

3. Joint Consultative Committee (First Tier) – Minute of Meeting of 16 September2021 (copy attached, pages 3 - 6).

4. Update on Financial Planning - Report by Head of Accountancy (Chief FinancialOfficer) (copy attached, pages 7 - 44).

This document can be explained to you in other languages and can be provided in alternative formats such as large print and Braille. For further information, please contact Customer First on 0141 577 3001 or email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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