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Focus on: The responsible budget for Argyll and Bute
“We’re making vital and significant investment in Argyll and Bute in the face of challenge – we want to see Argyll and Bute thrive.”
Argyll and Bute Council Leader, Councillor Aileen Morton, confirmed a cash boost of almost £15m in roads, along with investment in social care and customer services, for the 2018/19 budget unanimously agreed on Thursday, 22nd February.
Councillors also agreed decisions that will bridge its £5 million funding gap in 2018/19 as well as building in protection for vital services against funding cuts in future years.
The Council will:
- Invest an additional £8.3million in the road network over the next two years, bringing total investment to almost £15million, and a further £0.5million in footpaths;
- Invest £0.767million in the ICT system on which enables the public to use council services on which they depend, and
- Increase funding for social care services by £1.5million
You can find out more on our website.
Did you know?
Advice for property owners: As part of its on-going building safety programme, the Scottish Government has provided advice and guidance on action required for certain types of building.
New Campbeltown Grammar opens its doors to pupils: It was a historic occasion in Argyll and Bute today (Wednesday) when secondary pupils from across Kintyre moved into the new Campbeltown Grammar School.
Cardross pupils say no to plastic: Campaigning pupils of Cardross Primary are taking action to reduce the use of plastic in the school.
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 customer services centre agent; social care worker; primary teacher, road worker and service improvement officer.
Find out more on https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/argyll-bute-council/jobs
Have you say on Helensburgh waterfront development: Members of the public are invited to get involved in progressing the £18 million Helensburgh Waterfront Development.
The project takes another step forward when a formal 12 week public consultation begins on Monday 26 February.
Easdale and Ellenabeich Conservation Area Appraisals: We would like to hear your views on how development in these areas can be best managed.
Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 2 March 2018.