Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 25 May 2018

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Focus on: Council reaffirms its commitment to help tackle poverty


Argyll and Bute Council reaffirmed its commitment to help tackle poverty in the area, when members of the Policy and Resources Committee approved a new draft Anti-Poverty Strategy and Plan.


The strategy details the issues that we face, particularly with our geography, demographics and our economic size, and sets out a clear vision:


“We want an Argyll and Bute where no-one lives in poverty. Everyone should be able to achieve their potential and feel healthy, happy and valued. We want to be a place where everyone understands that tackling poverty is everyone’s responsibility. We believe that if we act locally, and in partnership, we can make a real difference.”


The strategy sets out four main objectives:

  • We will listen to people and families experiencing poverty and make sure their voice is heard.
  • We will support people experiencing poverty to move from dependence to independence.
  • We will ensure our information and services are easy to access.
  • We will provide services that meet the needs of people experiencing poverty.



Did you know?


Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers Campaign: Police Scotland has launched a Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers Campaign to help keep our communities safe. The initiative gives advice on how you can protect you and your neighbours, how to spot a rogue trader, and what action you should take if you believe someone is a bogus caller.




Community spirit at the heart of Dunbeg Primary’s ‘Pitch Perfect’ project: Pupils at Dunbeg Primary School will soon have a new outdoor learning area to enjoy thanks to a fabulous example of community spirit.



Council teams up with national magazine to promote road bike training: Argyll and Bute Council’s Road Safety Team has joined forces with Scottish Biker Magazine to host an event in Inveraray this summer, aimed at providing motorcyclists with advice on how they can improve their riding on the road.



Tarbert Harbour investment approved by Councillors: A plan to improve facilities at Tarbert Harbour and attract more visitors to the village has been approved by Councillors.



Help bring a rural growth deal to Argyll and Bute: If you care about the future of Argyll and Bute, please show your support for a rural growth deal.

This is the message from Argyll and Bute Council who, with public, private and voluntary sector partners, is seeking what has been described as ‘transformational investment’ from the UK and Scottish Governments.



Work with us

Argyll and Bute really is a beautiful place to live, visit and work. We have a range of current job opportunities ranging from a Trainee Purchasing Officer in Lochgilphead, to a Health and Social Care Support Worker in Campbeltown.

We are also looking for Teachers, a Catering Assistant, a Home Carer and more, in various locations. See the full list online at



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.


Flood Risk Management in Scotland- 2018 Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas: SEPA is running a consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) for Flood Risk Management in Scotland.


Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 1 June 2018.