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30 October 2018Budget Consultation

The consultation runs until 20 November and in response to feedback A&B  received previously, is short.

Link to the questions and further information on the A&B website

30 October 2018Helensburgh Pier

Help Save Helensburgh Pier from Permanent Closure

Public Meeting

 Saturday 3rd November at 2pm 

Parish Church Halls, Colquhoun Square


30 October 2018Volunteer Information Event

Welcome In Recovery Cafe  Helensburgh

Volunteer Information Event

Thursday 8th November 11.30 – 2.30 at 

Helensburgh Parish Church

The Welcome In is holding this event so people can find out how to become involved. If you are interested in volunteering and want to learn more, come along to meet the team and get an introduction to the café.

Click here for more details

30 October 2018Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

 Thurs 1st November 1pm 

All original music composed an performed by   

  • Linsey Aitken - cello, vocals, ukulele
  • Ken Campbell - vocals, 12 string guitar & Northumbrian pipes.

Click on the link for more info on this highly acclaimed Duo's music

A glass of wine, a sandwich and an hour of wonderful music   

Suggested donation £10 with proceeds  going  to the Lily Foundation 

To secure a place contact Louise: louiseburnet@hotmail.com 

05 October 2018Health and Safety Event

Half day event on Wednesday 17 October 

at Lochgilphead Joint Campus in Kilmory

Organised by Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign group, in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council.

If you own a construction, contracting, small building company or if you are self-employed and work in refurbishment, then you will find this this free event very useful.

05 October 2018A&B Customer Outreach Service

Customer Outreach Service

Alerts are sent by text or email about important service updates in our area. 

Read all about it here

 and then

Sign up 

05 October 2018Half-Term Photo Compeition

School pupils in Argyll and Bute with an eye for a good picture are being invited to enter the council’s October holidays photo competition.

Prizes will be awarded to the best three pictures taken by school children, of Argyll and Bute, over the October school holidays, with Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, judging the entries.

The rules of the competition are as follows:

  • Entries must be taken by school pupils who attend school in Argyll and Bute
  • Pics should be taken in Argyll and Bute over the October school break
  • Entries must be emailed to workingtogether@argyll-bute.gov.uk by Friday, October 26, with the subject line ‘October Photo Competition’

04 October 2018Message from Friends of the Earth.

A single wash of our clothes can release up to 17 million plastic microfibres. If we all work together we can stop the tide of plastic going into our oceans.

Nearly 25,000 of you have called on clothing retailers to tackle plastic pollution from their clothes. 

If you haven’t had a chance to sign the petition yet, there’s still time to add your name.


As more of us pile on the pressure, clothing retailers will have to act. 

04 October 2018October Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

September Alert 177

04 October 2018Feel Safe, Be Safe

This drop-in event should be a useful source of information and helpful advice for many in the local community.  

04 October 2018Autism Friendly Sensory Hour

04 October 2018Are you a composer?

New "on-hold" music is sought by Customer Services at Argyll and Bute Council

  • Instrumental music that can be enjoyed by the majority of callers
  • Composed or created by a resident/residents of Argyll and Bute
  • Music that is copyright free, or the copyright owner is happy to agree for it to be used for this purpose free of charge
  • The music file should be provided in a ‘vox’ file 64Kb A Law format

 If you’re interested in submitting music for consideration, please send it in the correct file format to robert.miller@argyll-bute.gov.uk by 31 October 2018.

04 October 2018 Helensburgh and Lomond Area Meeting

Last meeting of HLAC 

Thursday 20th September




30 September 2018SCAM Mail

Apart from the telephone  and computer scams which have been receiving a lot of publicity, we have been asked to remind you to be on your guard against SCAM MAIL.

This is not normal advertising mail and tends to target the most vulnerable.

If in doubt contact

  • the Royal Mail scam mail team on 0800 0113 466 
  • scam.mail@royalmail.com

30 September 2018Rhu and Shandon Community Council meeting

The next meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council will be held on

Wednesday 10th October at 7.15

The agenda is posted on the Agenda and Minutes page of thie website

30 September 2018New Ukelele /singing Class

Tuesday 2nd October 3pm-4pm

New ukulele/singing class at Stuckenduff for complete beginners 

Guaranteed fun!!  All Welcome

Spare ukuleles available!

Please email Louise if you plan to attend:louiseburnet@hotmail.com 

30 September 2018Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

 Thurs 11th October 1pm 

               A glass of wine, a sandwich and an hour of wonderful music   


Arias by Handel and Vivaldi Serenades by Strauss and Schubert, Tangos from Argentina and A slice of Kiss Me Kate


 Daniella Schuster - Soprano; Mark Hathaway - Baritone                                           Maria Holmes - Cello , Stephen Adam - Piano 

Suggested donation £10 with proceeds  going  to the Lily Foundation 

To secure a place contact Louise: louiseburnet@hotmail.com 

14 September 2018Want to be a Director of SRA?

Scottish Rural Action are canvassing for New Directors

For more information and an application pack

14 September 2018electoral register update

14 September 2018Rhu Marina plans

Planning Application  18/02000/PP

The Crown Estates have submitted plans to renew the doors and windows in the Marina building which houses the Chandlery and Cafe.

If you want to see what is being proposed use the simple search link and insert the planning application number given above,  in the box at the bottom of the page

If you wish to make a comment, you can find help  on the Planning page of our website.

14 September 2018Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee

Next meeting of HLAC 

Thursday 20th September




10 September 2018September Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

September Alert 176

01 September 2018Mobile version of our website

Those of you who view our website on a mobile phone, should have noticed an improvement in the layout. The menu is now in the standard mobile format. The site opens to the home page and the black menu bar is at the top of the screen. 

Click on 

to open the menu.

26 August 2018Rhu Beach Clean

Rhu Beach Clean:

organised by Peter Knox from R&SCC

Sunday 16th September: Meet at  2pm

This Beach Clean is held in association with the Marine Conservation Society For MCS we clean a 100m stretch of beach and record everything we pick up, so those who can record the items on the form will be more than welcome.

Please come along and we can exert even more pressure on the industries that churn out huge amounts of unnecessary plastic packaging.

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