Council to host housing surgeries on Islay and Jura

Published Date: 

4 Sep 2017 - 15:18

Argyll and Bute Council is hosting a series of events this month to enable members of the public to get information and advice on housing issues.

 

The drop in sessions are being held to celebrate Scottish Housing Day and will take place in various towns across the area.

 

The first events are being held on Islay and Jura on Friday 8th September.

 

During this time, West Highland Housing Association will officially open their 18 new homes at Dail na Mara, Port Ellen, and the following day (Saturday 9th September) the Port Ellen Station project will be declared open – providing more affordable housing on the island. This innovative partnership project is led by the Ian MacTaggart Trust with Argyll and Bute Council and West Highland Housing Association.

 

The Council’s Policy Lead for Housing, Councillor Robin Currie said: “These drop in events are a great way for people to get information and advice on a wide variety of housing issues.

 

“Whether they want to find out how to apply for a house, want to know which grants are available or want to discuss the condition of their existing property, there will be someone on hand who will be more than happy to help.

 

“It’s important that events like these take place in our communities to ensure that people are given the opportunity to raise any issues they may have and to find out ways that we can help them”.

 

The housing surgeries on Islay and Jura will take place this Friday (8th September) at the following locations:

 

  • 11am – 2pm: Jura Service Point, Craighouse
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm: Customer Service point, Jamieson Street, Bowmore
  • 10.30 – 12.30 and 1pm – 2.30pm: Columba Hall, Port Ellen---