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24 September 2017Newsletter #35

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23 September 2017Harvesting of Timber

 A useful meeting has been held with Scottish Woodlands to discuss issues involved with the harvesting of timber over the next 18 years from the wood on the hill behind Rhu.

The extraction will not start until next Summer but the upgrading of existing paths will start almost immediately and take 6-8 weeks.

We are seeking further clarification from the Roads Department at Argyll and Bute and will keep the community informed via our Newsletters and this website.

A meeting with the Community will take place in the Spring, before the start of the transportation of the logs through the village.

23 September 2017A&B Website

Your opportunity to help improve the Argyll and Bute website.

Click here and answer a few questions

23 September 2017Minutes of Area Meeting 22/092017

The minutes of the area meeting are available here

You might be interested in the following:(the pdf alongside the item in minutes gives more details)

  • item 8; Sustrans requires a wider path than some parts of 'our' path.
  • Item 9: Park and Ride scheme for gasometer site. Charges redeemable against train ticket price.
  • Item 11: Property Update. In particular Blairvadach: Offers have been received., and there may be filming !
  • Christmas Lights: Our tree in the village is secure, at least for this year.

22 September 2017Beach Clean Sunday 17th September

100m stretch from Manse Brae to the Rosslea Hotel entrance was cleaned and recorded, and some went further afield for a more comprehensive clean.


Many thanks to all the volunteers! Don't have the number of bags collected , but you can see a picture on the Beach Cleaning page of our website

22 September 2017Energy Efficiency Scheme

 Grant Assisted Energy Efficiency Scheme called the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS)  run by A&B

  •  Can provide grants towards insulation measures such as: Internal and external wall insulation; loft and cavity wall insulation; and underfloor insulation. 
  • The scheme is available for Council Tax Band A-C properties regardless of income (and D if the householders annual income is less than £20,000) 
  • Covers the whole of Argyll and Bute and is first come first serve for grant assistance to install insulation measures.

To register for the scheme call  0808 808 2282

 

22 September 2017Sewage work in Rhu

The gas work will be finished in the week beginning October 9th and the Sewer work will follow on as soon as the gas diversion works are completed.

 The work will be phased over 9 months

The website, www.scottishwater.co.uk/firthofclyde gives details of the planned work. 

13 September 2017Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

    Wednesday 11th October 7:30pm

Please note the change of date

by the '

Flutes du Soleil' Quartet

                  Louise Burnet, Andrea Kuypers, Kirsty Kirkpatrick, Chris Cowie

                                        (flutes, alto flute, bass flute, piano)

A fun evening of wonderful music by Vivaldi, Dittersdorf, Johann Strauss, Casterede,  Lennon-McCartney and more......

 Suggested donation £10 will include a glass of wine and a sandwich.
All proceeds will go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Scotland

       contact Louise to reserve a place: louiseburnet@hotmail.com                                    

13 September 2017Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is leading a consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council. There are public events during September and an online questionnaire - deadline 20 October 2017

See the Active Consultations page of this website

13 September 2017Doors Open Days 23th & 2th September4

Doors Open Days 23rd & 24th September

To launch the Argyll and Bute Doors Open Days weekend, a presentation on the History of Helensburgh will be held at the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Friday 22nd September at 10am.

You can register for a free ticket from the this webpage

Doors Open Days is an event coordinated annually by the Scottish Civic Trust. Details of the properties which are open in Scotland can be found on the Doors Open Website.​

This is the first year that our area has taken part in this event. Rhu and Shandon are represented by Rhu and Shandon Church and Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club.

13 September 2017Would you like to join a Citizens Panel?

Citizens Panel
Message from Argyll and Bute Council 

We’re looking for people to join the Argyll and Bute Citizens’ Panel and help shape the services we provide. It involves taking part in email surveys, and allows you to shape what we do in future.

13 September 2017Beach Clean October17th

This coming Sunday

Beach Clean

Sunday September 17th

Volunteers needed!

Meet at the Rhu Village Bus Stop at 2p.m.

Please bring suitable footwear, and gloves if possible.

11 September 2017Funding Alert for September

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

September Alert 164

11 September 2017New Community Inspector for Helensburgh

Inspector Matthew Webb is the new Community Inspector for our area. He hopes to come to our next Community Council Meeting .

11 September 2017New Consultations

See the Active Consultations page of our website for further details of the following Consultations:

  • Procurement and Commissioning Strategy
  • 1140 hours of Early Learning and Child Care
  • Police Scotland: Your View Counts

11 September 2017Join the Argyll and Bute Citizens Panel

Argyll and Bute are looking for people to join the Argyll and Bute Citizens’ Panel and help shape the services they provide.

It involves taking part in email surveys, and allows they claim that you can shape what they do in future.

To sign up:www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/citizenspanel

10 September 2017Doors Open Event

Doors Open Days 23rd & 24th September

To launch the Argyll and Bute Doors Open Days weekend, a presentation on the History of Helensburgh will be held at the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Friday 22nd September at 10am.

You can register for a free ticket from the this webpage

Doors Open Days is an event coordinated annually by the Scottish Civic Trust. Details of the properties which are open in Scotland can be found on the Doors Open Website.

06 September 2017Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

 Thursday 7th Sept

12.35 for 1pm

 Two Bach movements, Sibelius Valse Triste and Rachmaninov sonata in G minor.

Performed by the amazing cellist Sarah Harrington from Scottish Opera Orchestra and the equally amazing pianist Stephen Adam

You are invited for a glass of wine, a sandwich and an hour of wonderful music . Suggested donation £10 - all proceeds will go to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland www.nrscot.org.uk

Contact Lousie to reserve a place: louiseburnet@hotmail.com 

 

14 August 2017Knotweed Article in BBC Business News

This article was published a few days ago. It makes interesting reading but does not tell us anything we did not know,

Our area does not appear on the map. Let's get rid of the weed  before it does! 

If you are willing  to join the monitoring group, use the feedback page of this website and indicate which area you would be able to monitor.

 

04 August 2017BROKEN LINK

17/00837/PP: Residential Development by Persimmon at Ardencaple Garden Centre

A link in Newsletter #33 to the letter of objection that was sent from Rhu and Shandon Community Council on this application was broken

Cick here to read the letter.

03 August 2017Meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council

The next meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council will be held on Wednesday August 9th at 7.30pm in Rhu Hall.

The agenda and papers for this meeting  and Minute of the June meeting are posted on the Agenda and Minutes page of the website.
The Police Report,  (Appendix 1) will be added when it arrives.

Added 7 August 2017

03 August 2017Token votes at Waitrose

Information.

We have been informed by Helensburgh Defibrillator Association that they are one of the current three token votes in Waitrose. 

They are  fundraising for a defibrillator for Shandon  and are encouraging residents to  vote for them.

03 August 2017 Housing on Dobbies Site

An application, 17/00837/PP​,  has been made by Persimmon Housing to build 76 homes on the old garden centre site on Glenoran Road.

 Rhu and Shandon Community Council have objected to this application. You can view this objection on the Major Active Planning page of this website.

03 August 2017Planning and Regulatory Services Handbook

 A new  Planning and Regulatory Services Handbook has beeen produced by Argyll and Bute to give a brief guide to the processes involved in making Planning and Building warrant applications.

It will be mailed to new applicants following the submission of  Planning  and Building Warrant applications. 

An Interactive version can be viwed by clicking here.

01 August 2017Funding Alerts for July and August

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

July Alert 162

August Alert 163

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