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Short Term Lets Consultation: Closes 19th July

The consultation asks for your views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. There has clearly been a significant growth in short-term lets in a small timescale and the consultation sets out the factual background, describes the issues arising, outlines local authorities current powers to address them and presents an overview of regulatory approaches elsewhere in the world. Your views will help the Scottish Government find the right approach for Scotland.

Read the Consultation paper

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Waste Strategy Consultation: Closes 12th July

Argyll and Bute have developed a new draft Waste Strategy and would welcome feedback on it.

This will be used to develop and shape the Council's Waste Strategy. It will also help us inform the Council's responses to the ban on Biodegradable Municipal Waste going to landfill and the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme.
You can complete the survey on line. Click here to read the strategy and complete the survey.

Argyll & Bute Taxi and Private Hire Car Study : closes 12th July

For the avoidance of doubt, it is worth noting the differences between how taxis and private hire cars operate.  Taxis have roof signs, indicating the operating company name, or with the word TAXI.  Taxis may be hired from ranks, hailed in the street or booked by telephone, internet or mobile app booking.  Private Hire Cars may only be hired by telephone, internet or mobile app booking and may not be hired at ranks or by directly approaching the driver.

You are asked to respond to the following 5 questions.

  •  Are there taxi ranks in your area and are taxis generally available at the ranks when needed
  • Can a taxi or private hire car normally be obtained when required, by booking by telephone, internet or online app?
  • Are there times when taxi or private hire car availability is noticeably low?
  • Are there any locations within your area where it is particularly difficult to obtain a taxi or private hire car?
  •  Are there any other issues with the service provided by taxis or private hire cars, which are not covered by the questions listed above?

The Community Council decided that individuals who are interested should be encouraged to respond.

 You can do so by filling in a brief questionnaire

Your View Counts  Police Scotland Consultation

Information on the survey from Police Scotland

Tell us what is important to you in your community  – we need your opinion to inform our policing. Having your say in the decision making process of Police Scotland is a vital tool for residents of Scotland to be able to shape the way their public services should operate - and it just takes 5 minutes. We have listened to your feedback and used it to re-design and re-launch our consultation process for policing priorities, including the questions we ask. The process has evolved with support from key partners and stakeholders. Using a digital platform allows us to reach a much wider audience than ever before ensuring that everyone can have their say. The online consultation is open all year which allows you to take part when it suits you but also gives the flexibility of being able to re-submit the consultation if your priorities change. It's a very simple process that will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community. We will keep you updated on our quarterly results. The consultation will be a completely transparent process as it's all about your priorities. 

Take the survey here.



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