News round-up – 13 December 2019

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Support extended for care experienced children and young people

Argyll and Bute Council has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the educational attainment and life chances of care experienced children and young people.

At a meeting of the Council’s Community Services Committee members were given an update on the progress of work to support vulnerable young people across Argyll and Bute.

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Over the festive period, our hardworking school catering staff will serve up a massive 15,000 pigs in blankets, 10,000 stuffing balls, 340kg of Brussel Sprouts and a staggering 980kg of turkey! #abplace2b


Primary schools name gritters for Argyll and Bute: Where will you see Vanilla Ice, Gritny Spears, Captain Gritter Pants and The Grittersaurus keeping the roads free of ice and snow?

Changes to festive bin collections: Please be aware that there will be changes to bin collections over the festive period. There are also things you can do to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill over this busy time. Paper, card, cans and plastic bottles/tubs/pots/trays can be placed in your recycling bins or bags. Unfortunately anything covered in glitter or foil-based paper cannot be recycled.  You can also find out more about what happens to your recycling.

Northern Alliance delivers support for Scotland’s young people: Argyll and Bute Council is one of eight local authorities across the North and West of Scotland which are working together to ensure children and young people are given the best educational opportunities.

Counselling service to be made available in schools: Counselling services are to be made available to young people in Argyll and Bute, as part of the Scottish Government’s 10 year Mental Health Strategy.

Argyll and Bute UK Parliamentary Election results: Brendan O’Hara has been elected as the Member of Parliament for Argyll and Bute in the UK general election.


Which council services do you and your family need most? Hundreds of people have already told us – please answer as many or as few of our budget consultation questions as you wish, to support what matters to you.  This survey closes on Monday 16 December. Thank you.

Transport Scotland is conducting an online survey for the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), which will inform investment in transport for the next 20 years. This is a chance to give your views.

People across Argyll and Bute are being invited to have their say on updating the document that outlines how health and social care functions and services are provided locally.

Please let us know views on a new Local Development Plan (LDP2) we are preparing. This will set out planning and development proposals for the next 10 years from 2020 and a vision for 20 years.  The plan will cover all of the Argyll and Bute Council area, apart from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Area (LLTNP), where a separate Local Development Plan is prepared by the National Park Authority.

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We will issue our next news round-up on Friday 20 December 2019.

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