01 March 2022
March 2022 Update

 Visions for Helensburgh Exhibition

The Helensburgh Community Council exhibition has created a great deal of discussion and interest in the Victoria Halls on 12/13 March. The principal aim is to get community input into the future development of Helensburgh and maximise the potential of its assets. The Helensburgh Community Council is providing the forum, but it is the community that has to express its opinions and preferences for the future. Members of the Helensburgh Community Council have done a great deal of work to provide the necessary background to stimulate interest, and we look forward to a stimulation of interest.

The major natural asset of the town is our waterfront, and the exhibition will look at it in its entirety from Craigendoran to Kidston Park. This encompasses a number of diverse elements and possible uses in key zones; e.g. Craigendoran, East Bay, the Pier and Pierhead, the main Promenade and Kidston Park. We shall be looking
for lots of ideas.

A significant concern is the pierhead space left after the completion of the new leisure centre and the demolition of the old swimming pool. Helensburgh Community Council has, without success, asked for a discussion with Argyll & Bute Council on the possibilities for this area. We see the space as principally
community space with an emphasis on leisure facilities for our youth in the town. We shall be looking particularly hard for community opinion on the matter.

You can find out more about Visions for Helensburgh here on the site.


Golf Club Housing Development

A number of objections to the project are in the pipeline. The Helensburgh Community Council do not object in principle to the project, but there are a number of significant concerns that have to be addressed. The HCC will pursue the resolution of these concerns in support of the public.


Restructure of School Administration in Argyll & Bute

The Helensburgh Community Council will be producing a paper on the subject in conjunction with the PTA/Cs in the town, reflecting the deep concerns parents are expressing on the proposed restructure. The paper will be displayed on the website shortly.


Speed Limits in Helensburgh

Helensburgh Community Council passed unanimously a motion to apply to Argyll & Bute Council to institute a 20 mph speed limit within the town limits. This is in direct response to the prevalence of speeding in all areas of the town, which authorities show no sign of enforcement action.

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