THIS PAGE HAS BEEN CREATED TO PUBLISH INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT BANGOUR VILLAGE. ANY ENQUIRIES IN RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO DECHMONT COMMUNITY COUNCIL SUB-COMMITTEE VIA THE ADDRESS OR CONTACT FORM BELOW:
BANGOUR VILLAGE UPDATE 2021
Unfortunately, due to current Covid 19 restrictions it has not been possible to hold face to face meetings but rest assured that the community council are continuing to address any matters arising relevant to Dechmont Village.
BANGOUR VILLAGE SUB-COMMITTEE
The community council have formed a Sub-committee specifically to deal with matters associated with the housing development known as 'Bangour Village' which is adjacent to Dechmont Village.
The sub-committee consists of 4 members. The members are in constant communication with the developers of the site and have been raising concerns such as:
· Amount of houses
· Effects on Dechmont Village
· Traffic volume
· Anti-social behaviour
Can we also remind anyone experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour related to the Bangour Village site, to report any incidents to the police by calling them on 101. Please ask for an incident number as this will enable the local police to monitor reports and put plans in place to address problems.
As a result of the community council reporting recent issues to the police, the area will be visited more regularly by local officers.
The community council is continually working to support the needs of the local community therefore we welcome feedback, comments and participation from any residents of Dechmont who would like to contribute. Please contact us (see above) if you have any concerns relating to matters which affect the local community.
Minutes of Bangour Village subcommittee zoom meetings
BANGOUR VILLAGE SITE UPDATE FRIDAY 3rd JULY 2020
The current Temporary Traffic Restriction Order is valid from 23/06 to 14/07. West Lothian Council are looking to extend this period. This would be a decision for WLC Highways.
Section 11 - this is the remit of WLC
Section 20 - Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 - this is the legislation that provide the duties of a police constable. The police have been using this legislation to prevent crime, maintain order and protect life and property. i.e. encouraging persons not to enter the Village Bangour site based on the grounds of public safety.
BANGOUR VILLAGE SITE UPDATE JUNE 2020
Dechmont Community Council have been liaising with Ambassador Group and associated officials in relation to the recurrent and distressing behaviour taking place at Bangour.
We are aware of the impact this is having on the community of Dechmont.
The following deterrents have been imposed:
Additional security has been put in place
CCTV has been installed on the site
Section 20 of the land reform act is operational
TTRO (temporary traffic restriction order) is in place on the farm road
Police Scotland - have increased presence and are regularly surveilling the area
If you become aware of any criminal activity or feel threatened in way whatsoever, please call 999 immediately.
Profile Security number for the main switch board is 0131 554 7527
Chair of Dechmont Community Council
RESTRICTIONS TO ACCESS AT BANGOUR SITE
Under Section 11 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, the Bangour site will be closed to all visitors including Dechmont residents from 9pm to 6am between the18th and 22nd of June 2020.
There will be a minimum of 2 weeks public consultation period via local newspapers followed by a notification, with a view to implementing this legislation for 6 months.
This decision was made to reduce further damage to the site and minimise distress to the local community.
this is the situation as of the middle of June. Please continue to check back on this website for further updates.