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1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare Consultation: Closed 22nd September 2017

Checked 23rd September and still seems to be open!

The Scottish Government have committed to increase the number of funded hours of Early Learning and Childcare, from 600 hours to 1140 hours per year, for all children aged 3 and 4 years old and eligible 2 year olds.

Argyll and Bute Council is working with the Scottish Government, Partner and Third Sector organisations to ensure that this increased level of service will be in place by August 2020.

 Argyll and Bute Early Years Service will begin consulting with residents of Argyll and Bute. The Early Years Service would be grateful if you would help, by completing the questionnaire.  Even if you feel this does not currently apply to you, your views will help shape future services for children and families across Argyll and Bute.

Take part in the consultation here


Climate Change Bill Consultation: Closed 22nd September 2017 

 The consultation was open to all and the Scottish Government encouraged all interested parties to take part via the consultation platform, Citizen Space


Draft Policy Advertising and Signage Policy Consultation: Closed 28th July 2017

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.

Two different pieces of legislation govern what signs are and are not allowed – the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1992 and the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984. The council’s new policy combines these key pieces of legislation and, within the limited scope for manoeuvre the law offers – establishes Argyll and Bute-specific guidance.

The feedback on the draft will inform the final policy which the Planning, Protective Services and Licensing (PPSL) Committee will consider later in the year.


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Consultation: Closed 10th July 2017

Recently they carried out a review of their local service delivery activities.  The findings of the data  have been collated into a Review Report. The priorities for a new Local Fire and Rescue Plan, specifically tailored for Argyll & Bute have been collated into a review report


Improving Parking in Scotland Consultation: Closed 30th June 2017

The Consultation explored: 

  • how Scottish Government can make parking laws clearer
  • what parking restrictions and exemptions should apply
  • the best approach for managing parking, and
  • how to manage the placement of vehicles in today’s town centres, including improving accessibility for all, while incorporating new technology.

Consultation on unconventional oil and gas in Scotland:  Closed 31st May 2017

 The consultation explores the evidence on the potential impacts of shale oil and gas, and coal bed methane, and the technologies involved in extraction, including hydraulic fracturing.


Community Justice Outcome Improvement PlanClosed  30 April 2017

The Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership is developing its first Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan and is interested in your views on Community Justice.

Click here for a link to the Justice Outcome Improvement Plan.


‚ÄčPlaces, people and planning: A consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System. Closed:  April 4th 2017

 The consultation paper “Places, people and planning” sets out 20 proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system.

The Scottish Government have produced a short guide for Community Councils. 


Future of the Crown Estates in Scotland. Closed  29th March 2017

Most of you will be aware that the Scotland Act 2016 makes provision for the transfer of the management of The Crown Estates in Scotland, to the Scottish Govenment. That transfer has not yet been completed.

 A consultation was opened on January 4th 

It is opportunity to help shape the long term framework for the devolved management of the Crown Estate in Scotland and how the revenue should be used to benefit Scotland and communities.


Consultation on Fees and Charges for piers and harbours. Closed  13th February 2017


Consultation on the proposal to move Ward 15 from RAH to Royal Hospital for Children, Govan  Closed  6th February  2017

‚ÄčThere was also a Consultation on the Consultation with the same closing date. conducted by  The Scottish Health Council who wanted to find out how successful the consultation above had been in terms how aware the population was of the consultation proposal. 


Planning our Future  November 2016: closed January 9th 2017

 Commentary on the issues  


Advertisement and Signage Policy Guidance  2nd December 2016 to 6th January 2017

This revised guidance was approved for public consultation at the November meeting of the Council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee.

Submission from Rhu and Shandon Community Council 


Scottish Government Consultation

Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill: Closing date 11/1/2017

 A draft Scottish Independence Referendum bill is set out as an appendix to the document.


Planning our Futures. Closing Date: End of December 2015

Argyll and Bute Council  launched a consultation, Planning our Futures,  on 30th October on changes to the services it delivers and the ways in which it works.

With local government grant funding expected to fall significantly, the Council faces an estimated funding gap of between £21.7 and £26 million. This means a savings target of around £9 million in both 2016/17 and 2017/18 with further savings in future years.

The consultation sought views on options for making savings primarily over the next two years. It also invited suggestions for alternative ways in which the Council could transform its work to deliver efficiencies and grow income. 


 Scottish Planning Review. Closed 1st December 2015

The Community Council made a joint submission with The Helensburgh Community Council Strategy Plans Group, The Helensburgh Study Group and The Helensburgh Green Belt Group.

review of the overall planning process, by a three man team,  was announced on October 14th  by Alex Neil. They will report by April 2016.

Planning Democracy have a useful blog on this.

The commission called for evidence or input from the public.   There was a  Call for Evidence Guidance Note, and they have listed the well over 60 specific questions they  posed. 


Health and Social Care Integration. Closed 28th November 2015

Have your say on this important issue. Click here to see the consultation questions. The Community Council has replied to this consultation.  Because it is an online consultation, it is not possible to link to our responses. This Healthy Together website provides useful background material.


 

Community Payback Order (CPO)Annual Consultation. Closed 23rd October 2015,  R&SCC submission

The CPO team, and members of the Community Council  undertook a Beach Cleanup in October 2014. We have many other projects in which we hope they will be able to help. 


Ward Boundary Proposals. Consultation closed 22 October 2015. R&SCC submission 

Local Government Boundary Commission  for Scotland (LGBC) proposes to reduce the number of wards in Argyll and Bute from 36 to 33. A consequence of this is that Rhu and Shandon will move from Lomond North to Helensburgh. We ageed at the meeting  held on 21st October that as a Community Council we were against moving from Lomond North to Helensburgh, option B, which is what is being proposed. Details are available on the Boundary Commission's website 

 Historic Environment Strategy. Consultation Closed 14th September 2015  R&SCC submission 

The purpose of the Argyll and Bute Council’s Historic Environment Strategy is therefore to provide a framework and context for how we continue to enjoy, preserve, manage, interpret and promote our historic environment during the 21st Century and the numerous challenges this presentsThis was a response to the Historic Environment Strategy