Applications open for 2019/20 Supporting Communities Fund

The latest round of funding for the council’s Supporting Communities Fund is now open and community groups are being encouraged to submit applications for their projects. Groups can apply for up to 100% of the total funding costs for their project or activity from Argyll and Bute Council’s Supporting Communities Fund 2019/20. The maximum award available is £2500. The deadline for submission of completed applications is Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 

5 December 2018

‘The children really touch a place in your heart’

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running an appeal to encourage more people to find out about fostering opportunities in Argyll and Bute. Bruce and Sheila Johnston from Mid Argyll are a wonderful example of the rewards fostering can bring. The couple started fostering in 2012 before going on to adopt the little girl in their care just four years later.

4 December 2018

Council staff collecting for food banks again this year

While Christmas is a very happy time for many people, for others it can be difficult. Following on from the success of last year’s food bank collections, Council employees will be giving donations for food banks across Argyll and Bute again this year. Staff will be joined by pupils in a number of our schools who are coming up with their own ideas on how to generate income to purchase items for donating, helping them to learn the value of money at the same time.

3 December 2018

Council’s effective financial management recognised by Audit Scotland

Financial management within Argyll and Bute Council is effective with a budget process focussed on the council’s priorities. That was one of the findings of the 2017/18 Annual Audit Report undertaken by Audit Scotland which went before the full council on Thursday 29 November.  The report further noted that: The council has appropriate governance and accountability arrangements in place that support the scrutiny of its decisions;

29 November 2018

Sgrùdadh na h-Alba a’ toirt aithne do dheagh stiùireadh ionmhasail na Comhairle

Tha stiùireadhionmhasail èifeachdach ga chur an sàs taobh a-staigh Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid le pròiseas nam buidseatan a’ cur cuideam air prìomh amasan na Comhairle. ’S e sin aon de na toraidhean a chithear san Aithisg Sgrùdaidh Bhliadhnail airson 2017/18 a rinn Sgrùdadh na h-Alba agus a chaidh a chur air beulaibh na làn Chomhairle air Diardaoin 29 Samhain. Cuideachd san aithisg thugadh iomradh air na leanas:

29 November 2018

Council updates its housing plan

More than 800 affordable new homes are in the pipeline for construction over the next three years as part of the council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP). These homes are in addition to the 91 expected to be completed in 2018/19 and 75 completed in 2017/18. The updated SHIP proposals will be presented to the Scottish Government, outlining the council’s strategic investment in affordable homes over a five-year period up to 2023/24.

29 November 2018

A’ Chomhairle ag ùrachadh a’ phlana thaigheadais aca

  Thathar an dùil còrr is 800 dachaigh ùr, a bhios ri fhaotainn aig prìs reusanta, a thogail san ath thrì bliadhna mar phàirt den Phlana Ionmhais Ro-innleachdail airson Taigheadais (PIRT) aig a’ Chomhairle.   Bidh na dachaighean seo a bharrachd air na 91 a thathar an dùil a thogail ann an 2018/19 agus na 75 a chaidh a thogail ann an 2017/18.  

29 November 2018

Argyll and Bute remembers

A booklet is to be published by Argyll and Bute Council which captures the wide range of events that were held in the area to commemorate the centenary of World War One, and acknowledges the commitment and dedication shown by local communities to mark the anniversary.

29 November 2018

Muinntir Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid a’ cuimhneachadh

Tha Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal is Bhòid a’ dol a dh’fhoillseachadh leabhran le fiosrachadh air taghadh farsaing de na tachartasan a chaidh a chumail san sgìre gus comharrachadh mar a bha ceud bliadhna annbhon Chogadh Mhòr, agus tha e cuideachd a’ toirt aithne don dealas is dìcheall a nochd coimhearsnachdan ionadail ann a bhith a’ comharrachadh ceann-bliadhna a’ chogaidh.  

29 November 2018

Argyll and Bute empty homes officer scoops prestigious award

An Argyll and Bute Council worker has scooped a prestigious award for her work to combat the problem of empty homes. Empty Homes Officer Kelly Ferns has been named Outstanding Individual at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards for her commitment and dedication to empty homes work. Her collaborative approach and passion as well as consistent results were recognised by the panel.

28 November 2018
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