Document 1019

Wilton Gardens Residents Association Minutes 30 May 1978

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Wilton * Gardens Residents Association

MINUTES of the Annual General Meeting held in Stevenson Memorial Church Hall on Tuesday, 30th May 1978 at 7.30p.m.
Mr Andrew [CENSORED: surname] chaired the Meeting

1. Apologies: Councillor Mrs [CENSORED: surname], Mr & Mrs [CENSORED: surname], Mr Wm. [CENSORED: surname] and Mrs E. [CENSORED: surname], Violet [CENSORED: surname].

2. Agenda for Meeting: as on back of Newsletter which had been delivered to all houses in the area.

3. Reports were given verbally by the following:
Mr A. [CENSORED: surname] - General working of the Association and matters which had been dealt with (1) Matters concerning the area (2) Disturbances (3) Kelvin Local Plan (4) contact with Community Council and neighbouring Residents Associations (5) Community Central Halls (6) the present situation on Multiple Occupancy

Mr A. [CENSORED: surname] - Treasurer's Report: Cash inflow from membership & tea
Outgoing expenses mainly Stationery, postages & tea
Cash in hand £3.90, Cash in bank £32.20.

Mr L. [CENSORED: surname] - Environmental Aspects - all our area now have schemes approved in principle and making progress.
Cleansing - we are our own worst enemies - a good service provided to lift large items and not used.
Gap Sites - some action taken to clean up; perhaps some sort of landscaping will take place at the area known as the ‘Coup’ at the top of Melrose Gdns/ steps at Kelvinside Gdns. East.
Kelvin Walkway - work to be finished by August as far as Kelvinbridge subway
Mr [CENSORED: surname] thanked the Residents for the co-operation in forming Committees to work together on their own Backcourt Improvement Schemes.

Mr R. [CENSORED: surname] - Report on Traffic Questionaire regarding the closure of Wilton Street.
Hammerhead Parking - in the absence of Mr [CENSORED: surname] who had circularised the residents of the Gardens off Wilton Street, Mr [CENSORED: surname] reported the results of the questionaire regarding the proposed hammerhead parking restrictions.
Abandoned Cars - many had been removed from the area after cards had been sent to the appropriate authorities.

Mr J. [CENSORED: surname] -Report on Newsletters and on the accumulated information that had been gathered for a register.

4. Approval of Reports: Proposer – Mr Peter [CENSORED: surname], 11 Jedburgh Gardens
Seconded – Mr P. [CENSORED: surname], Dryburgh Gardens.
The Meeting approved the motion.

5. Election of Office Bearers: Nominations Received
Chairman Mr Andrew [CENSORED: surname]
Vice-Chairman Mr Lalit [CENSORED: surname]
Treasurer Mr Sandy [CENSORED: surname]
Secretary Mrs Maureen [CENSORED: surname]
Assistant Secretary Mrs Violet [CENSORED: surname]

Since no other nominations had been received, the meeting approved that the above members be duly elected as Office-bearers.

6. Election of Committee members: Mr [CENSORED: surname] intimated that according to the Constitution, the Association were allowed to elect an additional seven members to the committee. The following five nominations had been received:
Mr Ralph [CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: house number] Striven Gardens
Mr John [CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: house number] Striven Gardens
Mr Colin [CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: house number] Wilton Street
Mrs Elsa [CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: house number] Wilton Street
Mrs Carol [CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: house number] Wilton Street

The Meeting approved the election of the 5 nominees to the committee and to the statement that the Committee could co-opt additional members if and when required as laid down in the Constitution.

7. Proposed change to the Constitution: Item No.6 - "A quorum shall consist of 8 members"(i.e. ⅔ of committee). Proposed amendment "shall consist of ⅓ of the committee or never less than 4, whichever is the greatest."
The above change was proposed by Mr Andrew [CENSORED: surname] and seconded by Mr Lalit [CENSORED: surname]. The proposal was approved unanimously by the meeting.

8. Open discussion: Mr [CENSORED: surname] invited comments from the meeting regarding matters concerning the Association or the area.
(1) Mr [CENSORED: surname], Yarrow Gardens thought that because of the large turnover of residents in small flats in the area, nominations should be taken at Annual General Meetings from the floor - not have to be made in writing at least one week before the election.
(2) Cleansing Dept. - residents from Striven Gardens were concerned about having to keep rubbish from Fri. - Wed. because no bins had been supplied since their backcourt improvement scheme had been completed.
(3) the same residents from Striven Gardens were concerned as to when their Backcourt Improvement Schemes would be finally completed. 90% of the work had been done. Mr [CENSORED: surname] stated that 10% of the money should have been withheld until the contractor had completed the work fully and that it was up to the Committee to chase up the Contractor. The close reps should be approached and also the Architect who was managing the affairs of the scheme.

9. Social Activity: The Meeting was told that some members had asked about the posibility of some social gatherings for the Association. Mr [CENSORED: surname] asked if anyone present had any suggestions. Since no enthusiasm was shown for any such move at present the suggestion was dropped.

10. Mr [CENSORED: surname] thanked the Residents for attending the meeting and reminded them that the Comnittee welcomed their complaints, suggestions and comments on matters concerning the area.

Tea was served at the close of the meeting. Plans of all the Backcourt Schemes in the area were on display.

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Wilton Gardens Residents Association Minutes 30 May 1978


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Year of composition 1978
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Author id 895
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment College
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired secretary
Place of birth Edinburgh
Region of birth Midlothian
Birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Potato merchant
Father's place of birth Reading
Father's country of birth England
Mother's occupation Dressmaker
Mother's place of birth Newton Grange
Mother's region of birth Midlothian
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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