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08 July 2019Short term lets Consultation

This Consultation closes on 19th July

Stakeholder event  Tuesday 9th July 14.00 -16.00

Location:Tontine,  20 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES:   View Map

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.

Ore details on the Active Consultations page of this website

28 June 2019Minutes of Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday June 20th 

28 June 2019Rest and Be Thankful: Phase 2 Resurfacing

Wed 3rd July to Friday 5th July

&am to 7pm

Convoy in operation: Speed limit 10mph

Expect delays

28 June 2019Temporary Traffic Lights in Rhu

Message from Scottish Water

Saturday and Sunday

June 29th & 30th

This is to enable repairs to the road surface to be carried out.


24 June 2019Preferred Options for Sea Defenses

Invitation to public consultation event - Helensburgh, Craigendoran and Rhu coastal flood study

Tuesday 25th June

Drop in session 2pm - 8pm

Short presentation at 6.30pm

Annex B Templeton Building Civic Centre

The short list of options for the different sections of the frontage will be presented The aim of the event is to gather stakeholder and public opinion on the preferred option that will put forward to SEPA for prioritisation for funding.


24 June 2019Recycle your toothbrush!

Recycle at the Victoria Integrated Care Centre  93 East King Street

Waste that is NOT accepted:
• Dental Floss and Floss Containers
• Interdental Brushes
• Toothache Kits
• Breath Sprays
• Denture Adhesives Packaging
• Denture Tablets Packaging
• Denture Cream Tubes
• Battery Toothbrushes
• Mouthwash Plastic Bottles
• Tubes that did not contain toothpaste
• Outer packaging that did not contain toothbrushes
• Cartons that did not contain toothpaste

24 June 2019Waste Strategy Survey

Argyll and Bute have launched a consultation on waste disposal.

Individuals are encouraged to cpomplete this survey; more details on our Consultation page.

Closing date  12th July,

24 June 2019More Information about Rhu Post Office

  • The PO equipment is still onsite but the Lottery equipment may have been moved.
  • Two options are still under investigation;
    • the Local Model as is operating in Helensburgh or
    • an Outreach model, but so far no other branch has agreed to help out with the latter.
  • It is therefore unlikely that the PO will reopen.

This link gives the somewhat confusing public information. 

24 June 2019Drones

Do you know the regulations concerning the flying of drones?

Click here to look and learn!

Please report any drone use close to MOD estate to MOD Police on 01436 655765.

24 June 2019Rural Watch Scotland

  • Sign up for alerts on scams of all types which active in our area, from the hyperlink below.
  • The Lomond North Rural Watch, which Police Scotland and MDP operate in partnership within our area,  is available to select from a drop-down list near the end of the sign-up process.
  • Read more about the scheme from The Rural Watch page on our website
  • http://www.ruralwatchscotland.co.uk/

24 June 2019Beach Clean Sunday 30th June

Meet at Ardencaple Hotel for a

Beach Clean 

between 10.00 and 12.00

this coming Sunday

 If you need further information contact rhucleanupcrew@gmail.com



08 June 2019Supporting Communities Fund 2019-20

 A total of 75 projects across Argyll and Bute will receive funding from the council’s Supporting Communities Fund after councillors approved their applications for support. Click here for the complete list.

08 June 2019Parents are invited to have their say

Parents are being invited to have their say on their child’s school by taking part in Argyll and Bute Council’s Parental Involvement and Engagement Census

Details on how to take part are on the following link

08 June 2019taxi and private hire car services throughout Argyll & Bute.

Argyll & Bute Council have commissioned LVSA to undertake a study of taxi and private hire car services throughout Argyll & Bute.

Responses are needed by 12th July

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

More details and the link to the survey are on the Active Consultation page of this website.

03 June 2019Geilston Gardens

This is a message from the Friends of Geilston Gardens

 A petition that has been sent to the Scottish Parliament.  As you may know Geilston Gardens is managed by the National Trust for Scotland but the property is presently "at risk" of closure. If you  are concerned about the NTS policy of closing smaller properties or gardens then please consider signing the petition and asking others to do so. The petition is open until 9th of June and the Friends will be making a representation before the Petitions Committee of the Parliament at the end of June. The present chair is  Joanna Lamont.

Click here for the  link to the Scottish Parliament Petitions. 

03 June 2019June Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

June Alert 185

03 June 2019CHARTS

CHARTS: the growing network of Culture Heritage and the Arts in Argyll and Bute. 

This organistion produces a monthly Mailer.

Included in this month's mailer is information on CHARTS. Artists' Collectives / Cooperatives event,  CHARTS. Heritage Pilots Programme and Tarbert Castle's Archaeological Dig.

03 June 2019Helensburgh Town Centre

The designation of a Helensburgh Town Centre Conservation Area is  subject to public consultation for a 6-week period between: 1st May and 12th June.

Hard copies are available to view at Helensburgh Civic Centre

Your views are welcome. Details on how you can respond are on the Consultations page of this link.


28 May 2019Coastal Flood study for Rhu

Click on the link below to see the proposals for Rhu

Rhu options

If you have any comments or questions on the proposals, please email these to Helensburghfs@jbaconsulting.com by 31st May 2019

28 May 2019May Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

May Alert 184

28 May 2019Shandon Ukelele players raise money for Alzheimer Scotland

 A message from Louise Burnet
Shandon Ukelele players have raised 1512.50 for Alzheimer Scotland since the beginning of the year

28 May 2019Macbeth at Geilston Gardens

Walking Theatre Company’s Adaptation of Macbeth

A promenade performance through the woods at Geilston Gardens.

1st June

 Doors open 6pm for a performance starting at 7pm 

As you know the future of Geilston is under threat. Please support this event if you can and publicise it to your friends. NTS have not publicised it widely so take up numbers are low.

For more information click on the Theatre Company's website.

To book tickets or find out more about the play, Click here

28 May 2019Argyll and Bute: Active Travel Survey

Review of walking and cycling (active travel) routes within Argyll and Bute.

Have your say on  local issues  constraints, opportunities and priorities in relation to walking and cycling in our area.

This is our opportunity to express  our views about the Cycle route between Helensburgh and the South Gate.

Take 5 minutes to complete this  survey, to help shape active travel in our area:

Argyll and Bute Active Travel Survey

This survey is now closed.

25 April 2019Message Received Thursday afternoon. Posted 12.11 by A&B

All bin collections for general waste and recycling in Helensburgh and Lomond are currently affected by disruptions.

Please leave your bins out and we will uplift them as soon as we can.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Information about Bin Disruptions and other Service Disruptions are available on the Service Disruptions Page


My bins in North Shandon were uplifted according to schedule.

24 April 2019Save Helensburgh Pier

If you think the Pier should be saved,

please click below and sign the  petition to

Bring back the Waverley


24 April 2019Draft Clyde Marine Plan

Draft Clyde Marine Plan: Closes 27th May

Covers covers the Kilbrannan Sound, Firth of Clyde, Loch Fyne and Loch Long areas

Details on the consultation page of this website


24 April 2019Open Day Jean's Bothy


12 - 2

102 East King Street 

Message from the organisers

Come and join us for our open day at Jean’s Bothy. Our members
are extremely excited to launch their volunteer-led café. Jean’s
Bothy is a community hub for anyone in the Helensburgh and
Lomond area who believes they could benefit from improved
mental health and wellbeing.
We offer a number of activities to support you to manage your own
mental health.

Come along for a guided tour and we’ll help you find out more
about how you can become a member.

24 April 2019Peninsular Choir Concert at Cove

 Peninsular Choir Concert 

Saturday April 27th

7.30 for 8pm

Invitation to the Dance

Arranged and conducted by
Stephen Adam

Duncan Williams: Accompanist
Lea Shaw: Mezzo Soprano
Rhys: Thomas Bass

Click here for more details

24 April 2019Coastal Flooding event

 A public consultation event is being held on

 Coastal Flooding in our area

Tuesday 30th April 2019 from 2pm until 8pm 

Short presentation at 6.30pm

at the Community Room, Helensburgh Civic Centre

24 April 2019Beach Clean Sunday 28th

Meet at Ardencaple Hotel for a

Beach Clean 

between 10.00 and 12.00

this coming Sunday

 If you need further information contact 



via Facebook

21 April 2019Draft Clyde Regional Marine Plan

Draft Clyde Regional Marine Plan: Closes 27th May 2019

The Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) is in the process of developing a Clyde Regional Marine Plan.   The CMPP have produced a pre-consultation draft Clyde Regional Marine Plan (CRMP) that addresses the local issues and pressures on the coastal and marine environment. Argyll and Bute Council is part of the CMPP and  the plan covers the Kilbrannan Sound, Firth of Clyde, Loch Fyne and Loch Long areas.

The CMPP is interested in your views on the pre-consultation draft Plan and would like to hear your ideas on how it can be developed and improved.


Further associated documents with the CRMP can be found at: https://www.clydemarineplan.scot/marine-planning/clyde-regional-marine-plan/

All responses to the consultation and any enquiries should be sent directly to the CMPP, at: info@clydemarineplan.scot.


20 April 2019SPT Transport Survey

Public survey  new Regional Transport Strategy UPDATE

Scottish Partnership Transport. SPT, designed a questionnaire and invited individuals to respond. 

In addition the CC  sent out a survey to everyone on our Mailing list and also put a link on the website, plus some paper copies in the Wee Brae Shop on Manse Brae. The response was not overwhelming!

The returns were collated and the results sent to SPT.

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