East Renfrewshire Neighbourhood Watch - Forum Kunena Site Syndication https://ernhw.org.uk/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:46:24 +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: 10/10/2021 - Current problem with contacting ERC and/or Councillors via email - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47717-10102021-current-problem-with-contacting-erc-andor-councillors-via-email#47717 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47717-10102021-current-problem-with-contacting-erc-andor-councillors-via-email#47717
Cllr David MacDonald has posted on their facebook page -

'Cllr David Macdonald - An Independent voice for people.
23 hrs ·

There is currently an ongoing issue with East Renfrewshire Council's email server. This has affected my email account and therefore there will be a delay in replying to emails sent from yesterday until the problem is repaired.

Please be assured I will reply once it is back up online.

Thanks

David']]>
Public Forum Sun, 10 Oct 2021 08:38:41 +0000
Subject: New Neilston Learning Campus and New Eastwood Leisure Centre cost rises? - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47715-new-neilston-learning-campus-and-new-eastwood-leisure-centre-cost-rises#47715 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47715-new-neilston-learning-campus-and-new-eastwood-leisure-centre-cost-rises#47715
Published Barrhead News online -

News

5 hrs ago

Neilston learning campus and Eastwood leisure centre costs could rise due to 'perfect storm'

By Drew Sandelands Local Democracy Reporter

Costs for two major projects in East Renfrewshire — the Neilston learning campus and Eastwood leisure centre — could rise due to a “perfect storm”, which includes Brexit and the pandemic.

Councillors have been told how an “increasing numbers of goods and services are proving challenging to procure” or have seen “substantial price increases”.

A report — to a recent audit and scrutiny committee meeting — added it is “impossible to untangle how much of this is EU exit related and how much is a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and other factors”.

The council’s chief financial officer, Margaret McCrossan, said the council is “more at risk” where contracts are yet to be agreed, which include the learning campus and leisure centre.

A new campus on the current Neilston Primary is set to be home to Neilston Primary, St Thomas’ Primary and the Madras Family.

It was initially estimated to cost around £30m, but councillors heard late last year how it could cost £28m for just the first phase.

They were told “until the contract is tendered and let, the cost may vary”.

Earlier this year, it was revealed the cost for the new leisure centre and theatre in Eastwood Park could hit around £50m.

A planning application is currently being assessed.

Ms McCrossan was responding to a question from Cllr Annette Ireland, who quizzed council officers following an update on the UK’s exit from the European .

She asked about the impact on council projects, and the upcoming winter maintenance programme, saying she is “getting to a point where I am really concerned about what I’m hearing”.

The chief financial officer said the council “should be alright” when contract prices have been “locked in”.

“Where we are more at risk is where we are about to enter into contracts where we haven’t got tender prices nailed down.

“We’ve got a couple of big schemes coming up, the largest two are the Neilston campus and the new leisure centre.

“When we go out to tender we should get an indication of whether the prices have been pushed up because the bidders are seeking to mitigate any risks they think there might be, through either inflation or shortages.”

She added: “Once we know what the total costs of capital projects are going to be, we spread the costs over the life of the asset, through loan charge repayments.

“We effectively borrow and make these payments back through the revenue budget.

Obviously if the price goes up, we might have to borrow a bit more and over the life of the project we then start paying back more.”

On the winter maintenance programme, Ms McCrossan said if the council was going to be short on grit supplies, it would “purchase as much as we can in bulk” to try to “mitigate any risk”.

The report on Brexit stated across the council, there has been “impacts in relation to the pricing and availability of construction, road and environmental raw materials”.

“These products have been subject to significant price increases, with container costs and port delays having impact.

The latter element will be at least partially attributable to EU Exit and the changed border models.”

However, it added reductions in manufacturing or backlogs are due to a combination of Covid-19, the Suez Canal blockage in March and Brexit.

“Price increases and delays to these types of products increase the risk to our capital projects.

As materials become scarce or come at an inflated cost, there is heightened risk that works will miss deadlines or exceed the budget allocated.”]]>
Public Forum Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:24:14 +0000
Subject: Cabinet Committee Meeting(Virtual) - Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 10.00am. - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47710-cabinet-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-7-october-2021-at-1000am#47710 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47710-cabinet-committee-meetingvirtual-thursday-7-october-2021-at-1000am#47710 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: 23 September 2021
When calling please ask for: Sharon McIntyre (Tel. No 0141-577-3011)
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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, 7 October 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. Environment Department End-Year Performance Report 2020/21 – Report by
Director of Environment (copy attached, pages 3 - 24).

4. Annual Procurement Report 2020/21 and Procurement Strategy 2019-2022
Update – Report by Chief Procurement Officer (copy attached, pages 25 - 68).

You can read all details from Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/cabinet-071021]]>
Public Forum Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:24:44 +0000
Subject: INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD - PERFORMANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING - Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 9.00 am. - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47709-integration-joint-board-performance-and-audit-committee-meeting-wednesday-22-september-2021-at-900-am#47709 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47709-integration-joint-board-performance-and-audit-committee-meeting-wednesday-22-september-2021-at-900-am#47709 COMMITTEE

A meeting of the East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board Performance and Audit Committee will be held on

Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 9.00 am.

Please note this is a virtual meeting.

You can read details from Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/performance-...dit-committee-220921]]>
Public Forum Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:18:43 +0000
Subject: Planning Applications Committee Meeting(Virtual) - Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 2.00pm. - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47708-planning-applications-committee-meetingvirtual-wednesday-29-september-2021-at-200pm#47708 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47708-planning-applications-committee-meetingvirtual-wednesday-29-september-2021-at-200pm#47708 Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000
website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 23 September 2021
When calling please ask for: Sharon McIntyre (Tel No. 0141 577 3011)
e-mail:- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TO: Councillors A Ireland (Chair), B Cunningham (Vice Chair), A Convery, J Fletcher,J McLean, S Miller and J Swift.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS COMMITTEE
A meeting of the Planning Applications Committee will be held on

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 2.00pm.

The agenda of business is as shown below.

Please note this is a virtual meeting.

Caroline Innes
C INNES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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

3. Applications for planning permission for consideration by the committee - Report by Director of Environment (copy attached, pages 3 - 36).

You can view all details from Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/planning-app...ons-committee-290921


You can also read the Weekly list of registered planning applications here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/search-planning-applications]]>
Public Forum Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:13:49 +0000
Subject: Audit and Scrutiny Committee Meeting - Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 2.00pm. - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47694-audit-and-scrutiny-committee-meeting-thursday-23-september-2021-at-200pm#47694 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47694-audit-and-scrutiny-committee-meeting-thursday-23-september-2021-at-200pm#47694 Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, G46 6UG
Phone: 0141 577 3000
website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Date: 17 September 2021
When calling please ask for: Linda Hutchison (Tel. No 0141 577 8388)
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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, 23 September 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 Withdrawal from the European - Update - Joint Report by Director of
Corporate & Community Services and Director of Environment (copy attached,
pages 3 - 8).

5. Managing Absence Annual Report – Report by Deputy Chief Executive (copy
attached, pages 9 - 14).

6. Summary of Early Retirement/Redundancy Costs to 31 March 2021 – Report by
Deputy Chief Executive (copy attached, pages 15 - 18).

7. National Fraud Initiative – Update – Report by Head of Communities, Revenuesand Change (copy attached, pages 19 - 24).

8. Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption – Fraud Response Statement
2020/21 (Including Audit Scotland Fraud and Irregularity Report 2020/21) -
Report by Chief Executive (copy attached, pages 25 - 32).

9. Strategic Risk Register and Risk Management Progress - Biannual Report -
Report by Chief Executive (copy attached, pages 33 - 60).

10. Local External Audit Report – East Renfrewshire Council Management Report
2020/21 – Review of Internal Controls in Financial Systems - Report by External Auditor (copy attached, pages 61 - 72).

11. Internal Audit Annual Report 2020/21 - Report by Chief Auditor (copy attached,pages 73 - 90).


You can read details on Council Website here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/audit-and-scrutiny-committee-230921]]>
Public Forum Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:09:04 +0000
Subject: Integration Joint Board - WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 10.30 am - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47693-integration-joint-board-wednesday-22-september-2021-at-1030-am#47693 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47693-integration-joint-board-wednesday-22-september-2021-at-1030-am#47693
www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/integration-joint-board-220921]]>
Public Forum Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:02:44 +0000
Subject: Cabinet (Police and Fire) - Meeting on 16 September 2021 - by: RM64 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47692-cabinet-police-and-fire-meeting-on-16-september-2021#47692 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47692-cabinet-police-and-fire-meeting-on-16-september-2021#47692
www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/cabinet-police-and-fire-160921

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Public Forum Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:59:41 +0000
Subject: Bollards on Ayr Road. Would you consider signing the petition - by: Tom https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47689-bollards-on-ayr-road-would-you-consider-signing-the-petition#47689 https://ernhw.org.uk/forum/2-public-forum/47689-bollards-on-ayr-road-would-you-consider-signing-the-petition#47689 www.change.org/p/east-renfrewshire-counc...paign=share_petition]]> Public Forum Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:19:00 +0000