Glasgow City Council Agenda - 14 December 2006, 13:30 Help

A meeting to be held at at 13:30 on 14 December 2006.

Number Item
1Minutes of Council meeting of 2nd November 2006. View Papers
2Executive Committee minutes of 10th and 24th November and 8th December 2006. View Papers
3Committee minutes submitted for information
(a)Audit and Ethics Committee of 26th October 2006; View Papers
(b)Licensing and Regulatory Committee of 25th and 26th October and 1st, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, 29th and 30th November 2006; View Papers
(c)Planning Applications Committee of 31st October and 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November 2006; and View Papers
(d)Emergency Committee of 4th December 2006. View Papers
4Consideration of minutes previously objected to.
5Report by Leader of the Council.
6Changes to committees etc.
7Representation on outside bodies.
9Question by Councillor Niall Walker:-

Council planned to write to West End residents about parking controls. I understand that these letters have been cancelled. What alternative arrangements will be made to consult these residents and when will this happen?
10Notice of Motions by Councillor Billy McAllister
(a)Council notes the recent press allegations of violent feuding and shootings between families connected to Chirnsyde Community Initiative in Milton. Council notes that Council primary schools currently send children to after school care in the Chirnsyde centre.

Council resolves to suspend the Management Committee and the Project Co-ordinator of Chirnsyde Community Initiative and take direct control of the Chirnsyde sports facility as an interim measure until the ongoing investigations into Chirnsyde Community Initiative have been completed and the findings have been reported.
(b)Council notes that there are currently a variety of problems in relation to Glasgow Housing Association. In particular

(1) GHA's inability or unwillingness to proceed with second stage transfer despite that having been promised when housing stock was transferred from Council ownership; and

(2) the lack of grants available for owner occupiers who are often elderly and are being forced into debt against their will.

Council welcomes the recent rejections of housing stock transfer by tenants in Edinburgh, Stirling, Renfrewshire and Highland and notes that the problems in Glasgow with GHA have contributed to these rejections.

Therefore Council calls on the Scottish Executive to:

(a) intervene directly to resolve the crisis in second stage transfer plans;

(b) keep the Council fully informed of revised plans and timetables for second stage transfer by publishing the new projected dates for second stage transfer in each local housing area; and

(c) better fund grants to owner occupiers and consider providing interest free loans which would only be repayable when the house was disposed of.