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Focus on: parking will be free during Oban Winter Festival
The council is supporting the Oban Winter Festival by suspending off-street parking charges.
Continuing its commitment to the local economy the council is making parking in Oban’s pay-and-display car parks free during the Winter Festival.
Parking machines in the off-street car parks will be bagged-up today (Friday, 18th November 2016) for all off-street car parks and signs will be out to let people know.
You can read more here.
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Council works hard to get back on track following major fire at Mill Park depot in Oban : following a major fire at the depot on Soroba Road in Oban, staff have been working hard to get back on track with service delivery.
First Argyll Enterprise Week hailed a success : the first Argyll Enterprise Week has been hailed a huge success.
Rothesay Academy pupils are on track to achieve : pupils have been working alongside one of the UK’s top athletes in a bid to challenge themselves and increase their self-confidence.
The council is working to build the area’s reputation as a filming location : 17 new productions generated almost £500,000 for the local economy.
Cowal charity is £3,000 better off thanks to Dunoon pupils : the Dunoon Men’s Shed is now £3,000 better off thanks to the efforts of a group of pupils from Dunoon Grammar School.
Campbeltown regeneration project wins national award : the renovation of 50/52 Main Street has won the Outstanding Project Award at this year’s Scottish Empty Homes Conference.
Successful early years conference hosted : the council’s Education Team hosted an extremely successful Early Years Conference in Arrochar.
Over £4 million secured with the help of Social Enterprise Team : social enterprises have been able to access over £4 million of funding with the assistance of the council’s Social Enterprise Team.
Webhelp’s commitment to Argyll and Bute welcomed : the announcement by Webhelp that it is set to create a further 15 full-time jobs in the area has been welcomed by the council.
Local development plan (2): Landowners and prospective developers are invited to put forward the sites for which they have an aspiration for development and potential inclusion in the Local Development Plan 2 for consideration by the planning authority
The Community Learning and Development (CLD) Plan: This plan allows members of the public to find out about the CLD work going on in communities around Argyll and Bute. The plan has a simple email feedback facility that can be used to contact the partnership. For more information go to www.cldplanning.com and let us know what you think.
Our next news round-up will be issued on 25 November 2016.