The Annual General Meeting of Kildrum Community Council will take place on Wednesday 31st May at 7pm in the YMCA/YWCA outbuilding opposite the Afton Road shop.
We’ll be talking about our work over the last year and our plans for the year ahead, including the extensive refurbishment of the Clouden Road playpark, supporting the retention of the places at Kildrum Nursery, keeping an eye on the imminent development of the new Cumbernauld Academy building, escalating issues from the new local house building, and representing the best interests of Kildrum residents with North Lanarkshire Council and other community stakeholders.
All Kildrum residents are welcome to attend.
We’re delighted that North Lanarkshire Council’s Planning Committee has today refused permission for the Red Comyn to be closed down and converted into two commercial units, which were to include a fifth shop in the Kildrum area. We hope Punch Taverns will now invest in the bar to ensure it becomes profitable and can continue as a vital social hub for the people of Kildrum and beyond.
Detailed plans for the new Cumbernauld Academy and Cumbernauld Theatre campus are now online at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=16249 [PDF].
Despite concerns that the Red Comyn would be able to transfer their existing alcohol licence to the proposed shop, should planning be granted, we have confirmed with the Licensing Board that the shop would have to apply for a new licence to sell alcohol. We will continue to work on keeping the Red Comyn open but, should the current planning application be granted, we would have the opportunity to make representations to the Licensing Board to avoid any new shop being granted a licence to sell alcohol.
The next meeting of Kildrum Community Council will include extensive discussion on the plans for the change of use and subdivision of the Red Comyn public house, any objections to which can be lodged on the North Lanarkshire Council ePlanning portal using the below link. All are welcome to attend the meeting, taking place on Wednesday 28th January at 7pm in the YMCA outbuilding opposite the shop in Afton Road.
North Lanarkshire Council have confirmed 15 new properties will be constructed on the former Kildrum Primary School site at Lochlea Road. Little is known of the plans except that they will be council housing. We will be finding out more about these plans from North Lanarkshire Council and we will be discussing their proposals at the next Community Council meeting on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in the YMCA annex building, opposite the Afton Road shop.
Also, Sanctuary Cumbernauld are nearing completion of their new housing at Ainslie and Maclehose Roads. This development has made a huge improvement from the former flats which were present on the site and the new properties look great, both inside and out.
Our next meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 29th May, in the YMCA/YWCA annex building opposite the Afton Road shop. If you want to find out more about what is going on in the area, or if you have any concerns or complaints you would like us to escalate, please come along from 7pm.
Community Police are expected to be in attendance, along with at least one local Councillor. This meeting will be our AGM and we expect to have drinks and nibbles available as well. All Kildrum residents are welcome to attend.