Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 11th May 2018

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Focus on: Action on litter

Roadside litter and plastic pollution are in the spotlight this month as residents and drivers in Argyll and Bute are being encouraged to help keep the area clean and tidy.

The council is supporting Environmental group Keep Scotland Beautiful’s week of action on roadside litter from May 12 to May 20, as well as Keep Britain Tidy’s Great Plastic Pick Up from May 11 to May 13.The Keep Scotland Beautiful roadside litter campaign urges drivers to “give your litter a lift” and “take it home.”

The charity says that 50 tons of litter is collected from Scottish roadsides every month and their week of action calls for everyone to make a special effort to raise awareness of roadside litter and help make a long-term impact on the cleanliness of our roads.

Find out more about this and the ‘Great Plastic Pick-up’ on our website.

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News

Sporting Dalintober pupils go for Gold!: Children from Dalintober Primary School have received a much sought-after Gold School Sport Award from sportscotland

Grants of up to 80% available for Dunoon shops: A new grant programme is seeking applications from shop owners in Dunoon who would like to repair or renew their shopfronts.

Council approves plan to promote Gaelic language: The council has agreed a Gaelic action plan that aims to get more people to learn and speak the language and make the most of the economic benefits that it brings.

Get your hands on a piece of Oban civic history: Members of the public have a chance to own a unique piece of Oban civic history, before surplus furniture from the Municipal Buildings in Albany Street is put under the hammer.

Paintings are for people: A rare opportunity to experience paintings, prints and textiles from the Argyll Art Collection.

Work with us

We've a range of jobs on offer this week - if you're interested we'd love you to come work for us.

They include: roadworkers, cleaner, assistant cook, graduate engineer, clerical assistant, and classroom assistant. To find out more please visit My Job Scotland.

Consultations

How should decisions about local services be made? Let the council’s Chief Executive and his team know what you think at one our Big Listen events that are taking place across Argyll and Bute.

Your views will influence a national review that could affect anyone who uses or delivers public services.

Next edition 

Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 18 May 2018.