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Dear Residents

You may be aware of some commentary surrounding the Resident’s Association decision to cease, with immediate effect, the private service contract for litter bins in Dargavel Village. We were looking forward to telling you this news in our New Year report but RMG’s newsletter piece, of which we were not informed prior to its publication, leads us to issue this response.

The Resident’s Association recently met with representatives from Renfrewshire Council’s Streetscene department to undertake a review of litter bin provision in Dargavel Village and their overall effectiveness. We are delighted to announce that a new litter bin infrastructure plan is currently being rolled out across Dargavel Village with facilities placed where they are needed most. You may have already noticed the new bins by Sainsbury’s and at the bottom of Slateford Road. The council provided these bins and will service them moving forward.

This new plan is anticipated to save the residents of Dargavel Village approximately £9,000 per year on private contractor waste servicing and we hope that the new infrastructure plan will be completed by the end of January 2021. Like all good plans that have good intentions, the rollout has not gone as smoothly as we, or Renfrewshire Council, had anticipated. We have been in continuous dialogue with council representatives and appreciate the role they undertake in these difficult times and have every confidence in their team to deliver.

In the meantime, we respectfully ask that residents continue to pick up after dogs and dispose of waste, along with litter, in a bin where one is available. If no bin is available or is full, please take it home and dispose of it there.

We appreciate your patience whilst we work through these teething problems however, we believe that £9,000 per year can be better spent, or saved, by implementing a Renfrewshire Council-led litter bin strategy.


Extract from recent BAE Systems update:

  • During the recent road works around Bolerno Crescent, we received a small number of calls about mud on the road. These works are now complete and the road has been fully cleaned.
  • We have recently awarded the contract to build Dargavel Primary School and its access road to Robertson Construction. Work started on the access road in January and construction on the school will commence in April 2020. The school is due to be completed in June 2021.
  • We are pleased to see new businesses opening and thriving in the new Dargavel Village retail units. The latest openings include: Scoff and Patter, Station Barbers, Enzo’s and Dargavel Dental Care.
  • A new point of interest board will soon be installed near Bishopton Train Station at the site of what was the main entrance to ROF Bishopton. Please feel free to visit this board, as well as other boards which are situated by the Bishopton Cannon Viewpoint and the Dargavel Ponds viewing platforms off Craigton Drive.
  • Several bat boxes have been installed to the north of Dargavel Village as we continue our commitment to supporting and sustaining local wildlife.

If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of the Programme Team about Dargavel Village, please call BAE’s freephone hotline on 0800 130 3302.


Further to the AGM process carried out by RMG in October, we’ve recently been advised that the second AGM meeting dates have now been finalised. These meetings will now be held on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at Mar Hall and will last approximately 30 minutes per parcel as follows:

5.30pm: H6 Cala

6:00pm: H2 Persimmon/Charles Church (North)

6:30pm: H3 Taylor Wimpey (North)

7:00pm: E4 & E4B Persimmon (South)

7:30pm: H5 Taylor Wimpey (South)

If you are able/unable to attend your parcel’s meeting, we ask that you please complete the attached
attendance/proxy form or the attached mandate form and send these to your property manager,
Rebekah Clark by email at or by phoning RMG’s contact centre at 0345 002 4499, or handing them over to a neighbour who is able to attend.

For your convenience a copy of the proxy form is available here:


We have recently been notified that RMG have arranged parcel AGMs for 2019 for the completed parcels with Dargavel. Each meeting will last up to one hour and will be held on the evenings of 28th and 29th October at Ingliston Country Club. These meetings, as required in the deed of conditions for each parcel, will allow RMG to present the budget for 2020 for each parcel and any discuss any current issues within each parcel.

It is important that sufficient residents either attend these meetings or appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf as the parcel deed of conditions state that there must be a majority of residents present for each parcel AGM to be effective. If insufficient residents attend, RMG will require to postpone the meeting and arrange a further date to reconvene in December which will result in additional expense for the residents and of course wasted time for those that do attend. If you haven’t yet responded to RMG using the supplied form please do so now. These can be either posted to RMG or alternatively emailed back to

Parcel AGM Dates

Monday 28 October:

6pm – H6 Cala

7pm – H2 Persimmon/Charles Church (North)

8pm – H3 Taylor Wimpey (North)

Tuesday 29 October

6pm – E4/E4B – Persimmon (South)

7pm – H5 Taylor Wimpey (South)

8pm – H4B Stewart Milne

If your parcel is not listed above it is likely that your parcel is still in the process of construction and not yet handed over in full to RMG for management. As a result there is no obligation to hold an AGM at this stage. RMG confirm that they may hold an informal meeting for the parcels nearing completion in due course (e.g. H1/H7 Persimmon North and H10 Taylow Wimpey).

Election of Parcel Representatives

In addition to the annual budget process, RMG will also hold an election process to allow three parcel representatives to be appointed for each parcel for the year ahead in line with the deed of conditions. These representatives will act for their parcel in terms of dealing with local parcel specific issues and also attend quarterly Committee meetings. At these quarterly Committee meetings, all parcel representatives come together and meet with RMG and occasionally the local community police officers to discuss issues affecting Dargavel village. Our aim as a Committee is to represent all residents of Dargavel and ensure that we hold RMG, the developers and BAE to account for the benefit of all current and future residents of Dargavel.

If you are interested in serving on the Committee or representing your local parcel please do attend your parcel AGM and put your name forward. We will be delighted to welcome some new members to the Committee.

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Extract from recent BAE Systems update:

Welcome to our May update on Dargavel Village. We’re continuing to make good progress as we head towards summer and our key updates for the month are noted below.

  • Morgan Sindall, our main contractor for the new M8 junction, has introduced a 30mph speed limit on the A8 between Barrangary Roundabout and the Red Smiddy Roundabout as part of the ongoing works. We advise drivers to continue checking for updates.
  • Dargavel Village is a residential development and we would like to remind all drivers that there is a 20mph speed limit throughout the village.
  • Last month, we were delighted to learn that Dargavel Village won the ‘Excellence in Planning for Homes – Large Schemes’ award at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019. This is a UK-wide award, recognising the positive economic and environmental impact of the Dargavel Village development on Renfrewshire and its surrounding area, and is a credit to everyone who has worked with us in making the development the success it is today.
  • Our spring newsletter is now available and residents should soon receive a copy through their doors. You can also view the newsletter online in the news and events section of our website:

If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of the Programme Team about Dargavel Village, please call our freephone hotline on 0800 130 3302.


The Secretary of the Bishopton Community Development Trust has recently been in touch with the Residents Committee following the questionnaire that was circulated around Bishopton regarding the potential development of Holm Park and/or other projects within the village.

He has advised that the recent Bishopton Community Development Trust Survey Questionnaire revealed an interest in more Indoor Badminton Courts and has asked that we provide some information to residents in case there is interest currently from within Dargavel in badminton facilities.

If this is of interest to anyone then, if they would like to get in touch with the Community Centre or the Cornerstone, there are facilities available currently that could accommodate another local badminton group.

At present we understand that there is a Ladies only badminton group that meets at the Community Centre on Monday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon and on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 pm. Contact details can be provided if any ladies are interested in joining the existing group.

If there is interest in starting up a further badminton group that is open to all there is availability within the Community Centre, available slots and cost can be confirmed directly by the convener Alison Russell on There is also potential availability on a Friday afternoons and Saturdays within the Cornerstone at £15 per hour although posts and nets would have to be obtained. Availability at the Cornerstone can be obtained from Ruby Gray by email at or by telephone on 01505 862583.

Feel free to comment on this post to express an interest so that numbers can be established.


Extract from recent BAE Systems update:

Welcome to our April 2019 update. We’re continuing to make good progress on the development, and our key updates for the month are noted below

  • Morgan Sindall, our main contractor for the new M8 junction, has introduced a 30mph speed limit on the A8 between Barrangary Roundabout and the Red Smiddy Roundabout as part of the ongoing works. We advise drivers to continue checking for updates
  • Construction is well underway for the new Sainsbury’s supermarket and the steel work is now being installed
  • We have now issued the tender for the construction of the new primary school and we expect to award the contract in September.

If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of the Programme Team, please call our freephone hotline on 0800 130 3302.


Residents within the village should now all have received their new green bins ready for the commencement of the new bin collection cycle.  Please note that bin collections within Dargavel have now moved to a Sunday collection effective 3rd December 2018.  The new collection cycle will be as follows:

Grey Bins – Every three weeks

Blue Bins – Every four weeks

Brown Bins – Every two weeks

Green Bins – Every four weeks

A copy of the council’s bin collection rota can be downloaded here

As the grey bin collection on 3rd December did not happen due to the introduction of the new collection cycle, we understand that there will be an extra unscheduled grey bin collection on Sunday 9th December so both the green and the grey bins will be collection on this date.


What goes in my green bin?


What goes in my blue bin?