Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 6th January 2017

Welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s first weekly news round-up of 2017. 

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 

Focus on: register your child for school

Parents are reminded that if their child turns five years old between 1st March this year and 28th February 2018 they should be registered for school between Monday 16th January and Friday 20th January 2017.

Parents and carers should take their children to their local primary school during the week between 10am and 3pm.

If your child is not currently registered to attend preschool education within Argyll and Bute you will need their birth certificate to enrol them for education.

Read more here.

Did you know?

There is still time to tell us what matters most to you about our work. Our budget consultation is open until Monday, 9 January 2017 and seeks views on what matters most about the role and services of the council, on making savings and on the council and communities working together.

You can read more here and take part here.


ABC Leisure Club group discount – the ABC Leisure Club is offering 25% discount on all facility memberships for groups of over 16 people.

Winter weather ready – don’t get caught out this year, there is lots of useful information about road gritting, being prepared, community resilience and any disruption to our services on our website.

Rural Resettlement Fund – our £500,000 fund to encourage people and businesses to move and stay in the area is still open for applications.


Planning our future budget consultation 2016 – the council delivers a wide range of services that our communities use. The budget consultation is your chance to tell us what matters most to you.

Registration Service Customer Consultation – if you have you recently contacted your local Registrar, please complete our consultation survey and tell us how we did.

Advertising and Signage Policy Consultation - knowing whether or not an advertising sign needs permission – either planning or roads depending on the type of sign – can be confusing, which is why Argyll and Bute Council is creating a new policy which will simplify things.

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 and let us know what you think.

Next edition

Our next news round-up will be issued on 13 January 2017.