Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 4th May 2018

Welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s weekly news round-up. 

Thank you for reading it. If you have ideas on how we could make it more useful for you, we’d love to hear them. Please let us know by emailing press@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Focus on: Successful Supporting Communities Fund applications

Argyll and Bute Council has announced the successful projects that will receive funding from its Supporting Communities Fund.

The Council’s Policy Lead for Communities, Councillor Robin Currie: “We would like to thank everyone who submitted an application, and all those who took the time to vote - over 4,500 of you.

“This year we have piloted a new approach and encouraged the people of Argyll and Bute to decide what projects should receive funding. The process was part funded by the Scottish Government’s Community Choices programme and will help inform our approach to involving communities in making financial decisions in the future.

“This fund is all about our communities and this money will make a huge difference to community groups and organisations throughout the area.”

For the full list of successful applicants visit our website.

Did you know?

May marks month of 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.

News

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

Islay and Jura school pupils pay tribute to World War 1 heroes: School pupils on Islay and Jura have been learning about the heroic and inspiring actions of islanders during World War 1.

Leading up to the 100th anniversary of the Great War reaching Islay and the remarkable events that followed, pupils from every primary school on Islay and Jura, as well as Islay High School, have been working on a joint project as part of the ‘WW100 Islay’ commemorations.

Young Dunoon entrepreneurs reach Scottish awards final: Young entrepreneurs from Dunoon Grammar School will represent Argyll and Bute in the Scottish final of this year’s Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Awards.

The Dunoon pupils battled it out against their fellow finalists from Lochgilphead High School to win a coveted place in the final.

Stars and Stripes returns to Islay 100 years on: A Stars and Stripes U.S. flag produced overnight on the island of Islay so that the American soldiers who died after the sinking of the SS TUSCANIA could be buried with honour under their own flag has made the 3,500 mile journey back to Islay 100 years on.

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: domestic assistant, a range of teaching posts, senior clerical assistant, catering assistant, health and social care support worker, service planning manager and social worker. 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 11 May 2018.