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18 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

The survey has been extended open until  29 May 2019.

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.

03 April 2019Before and After the Beach Clean on 31st March 2019

03 April 2019

Bring your antiques for Anita Manning and her team at Great Western Auctions to value. Items consigned to auction at a reduced rate.

Tickets: £10 for three items.

Tea/Coffee included.

All proceeds go to the RNLI

Tickets Available in advance, or on the door.

Contact Terry,

Email: ardmolach@live.co.uk
Tel: 07591 089160

03 April 2019Resurfacing on M8

0.9km of the M8 Eastbound

between Junction 30 (Erskine) and Junction 29 (St James Interchange).


8pm Friday 26th to 6am Monday 29th April

03 April 2019Minutes of the H&L Area Committee March 21st 2019

 H&L Area Committee

March 21st 2019


  • Item 4 refers to the future of Christmas lighting in Helensburgh and Lomond. 
  • Item 9 states that offers closed for Blairvadach on March 1st, but it does not appear to have been discussed at the meeting.

03 April 2019April Funding Alert plus Questionnaire

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

April Alert 183

If you have applied for any funding which you heard about through the Funding Alerts, you are asked to complete a short questionnaire

27 March 2019Future of the Health Service

 Public meeting in Helensburgh to discuss the future of Health Services in our Area.

 Thurday April 11th 7pm

 Helensburgh Parish Church

Arranged by Jackie Baillie and Hospital Watch

 Read more about on Lochside Press.

27 March 2019Argyll and Bute have a new website

A new Website  www.abplace2b.scot promoting Argyll& Bute has been launched

It builds on the very successful #abplace2b which is being used by the council, its partners and members of the public on Instagram to highlight the many attractions of Argyll and Bute around the world. www.abplace2b.scot is a portal to the information someone wishing to move to Argyll and Bute would want to know. It has links to information on services, schools, jobs and things to do as well as features on some of the businesses and people who live here. The content is planned to be refreshed on a weekly basis with jobs, news, events, case studies etc. As the web portal is for the whole Argyll and Bute area, Argyll & Bute Council would welcome information and input from our partners, local communities and businesses. The Council will promote it on social media and hope partners will also promote it.

27 March 2019Livestock Worrying on our Patch

Dog Walkers are warned that they should keep their dogs under control when walking on farmland

Recently on the path from Helensburgh to Glen Fruin,  a dog attacked a sheep and the owner left the sheep to die. 

If you see a dog walker behaving irresponsibly please dial 101 and make a report. We are told that Officers will respond promptly.

Stress can be caused to animals not only by chasing or attack, but by just the presence of dogs - particularly when pregnant or rearing their young.

 Those of you who receive the Alerts from Neighbourhood Watch will know that in a case on the Cowal penisular in January, Police enquiries led to the owner of the dog being charged with a contravention of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 which will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The owner and the offending dog will also be subject of a Dog Control Notice.

27 March 2019Singing in the Alps

There are 3 places available for singers (non ukulele players) on the Ukes du Soleil course/holiday  7th - 13th July. Open to anyone even if you say you can't sing! You would be singing well-known songs along with the group of ukulele players. It is a great week in the mountains.......

Please take a moment to look here www.ukesdusoleil.com . If this link does not work, please copy it into your browser.

27 March 2019 Ukelele Lessons

Want to play the Ukelele?

Louise is starting a new beginners ukulele class on Tuesdays at 2pm (45 minute class) . Starting on  2nd April.  

 She has  2 spare ukuleles (first come first served). Guaranteed fun!! 

Please get in touch with Louise (louiseburnet@hotmail.com) if you are interested.

27 March 2019Music at Stuckenduff

 Music at Stuckenduff : 50th in the Sandwich Series

Thursday 11th April  12:30 for 1pm 

                                                  Robert Bridge - Piano

                                                Bach - French Suite no.5

                           Schumann - Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood)

                                              Rachmaninoff - 2nd Sonata 

 You are invited for a glass of wine, a sandwich and an hour of wonderful music

      Suggested donation £10 with all proceeds going to Alzheimer Scotland

  Please email to book a place: (louiseburnet@hotmail.com)

 Before launching on the next 50 in the Sandwich series , there will be a bit of a break. The intention is that concerts will  probably resume sometime in 2020.

So don't miss this concert!

27 March 2019Beach Clean on Sunday March 31st.

Meet at Ardencaple Hotel for a

Beach Clean 

between 10.00 and 12.00

this coming Sunday

27 March 2019Next Meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council

The next  meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council  

will be   held  at 7.30pm on
April  10th  2019

 The Agenda and minutes of the last meeting, are posted on the Agenda and Minutes page of our website. Other reports will be posted as they arrive.

11 March 2019Moving Forward Together UPDATE

Moving Forward Together Click to visit the website

Health and social care services across Greater Glasgow and Clyde are changing in response to increasing demand. They want to hear what matters most to people so that they can develop new ways of working to improve experience and outcomes and meet the challenges they face.

Open meetings have been arranged across the area. Our local one meeting is on 

13th March - West Dunbartonshire (Alexandria Community Centre)

 9.30 to 11.50

At  NHS Glasgow and Clyde 2017-18 Annual Review held today, Jackie Baillie asked me to encourage anyone who can to attend the meeting in Alexandria. 

You need to book a place

  • call: 03001239987
  • email: feedback@movingforwardtogetherggc.org 

You can see the programme for the event


11 March 2019Roadworks on A83-UPDATE

These will now take place between March 14th and March 29th


08 March 2019Sim Swap Fraud

Police Scotland is warning members of the public to be aware of a fraud which has recently resurfaced. A local resident was victim to a mobile telephone SIM fraud which resulted in the loss of a four figure sum of money. This is often referred to as SIM swap, SIM split or SIM interception attack.

The first thing that can alert a victim of this type of fraud is that no service is available on their mobile telephone. The fraudsters bank on the fact that the owner of the mobile telephone does not question this for some time allowing sufficient time to commit the fraud. Only when contacting their respective service provider they discover that their number has been changed claiming a lost or damaged phone was the reason for the new SIM being issued.

You can read more about this scan and many others on Neighbourhood Watch website.

If you have not already done so, you should sign up to receive Alerts from  NW

 Forewarned is Forearmed

08 March 2019Major Roadworks on A83

These will take place between March 10th and March 29th


08 March 2019Armed Servie Advice Project

The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) provides dedicated information, advice and support to members of the Armed Forces Community in Scotland.

This includes veterans, their partners/spouses, widow or widowers and carers.

 The link above provides information of the services on offer from ASAP and also from Unforgotten Forces; a partnership of 15 leading organisations which offer support on access to health care, social isolation and respite.

08 March 2019 Funding Alert for March 2019

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

March Alert 182

08 March 2019Evening Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

You are invited for a glass of wine and nibbles and an hour of wonderful music 

Friday 15th March 2019

 6.30 for 7pm

Andrea Kuypers – Flute

 Hugh Reid - Piano

More details 

Suggested donation £10 with all proceeds going to Alzheimer Scotland. 

Please email me Louise (louiseburnet@hotmail.com) if you would like to attend

08 March 2019Police Survey

Police Survey:  Shaping our direction and delivery: Closes March 18th 2019

 Further details on the Consultation page of this website

05 March 2019Timber Transport


A new TTMP has been published on the Felling page of  this website

 The school exclusion times are now 8.00-9.00 and 15.00-16.00 with the transports allowed from 6am to 7pm. 

Loaded lorries are restricted to not more that one in every 45 minutes; maximun 8 per day, 50 per week

 This page will be updated further when  we receive the information that we have requested from the Roads Department.  

20 February 2019Type 2 Diabetes prevention and support

Argyll & Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is undertaking research on type 2 diabetes to help inform its diabetes action plan. Through this survey they hope to learn more about public perceptions of type 2 diabetes, including what people know about how it can be prevented or effectively managed.They also hope to identify barriers that prevent people from accessing the right support services, and to hear their ideas about how support for people with type 2 diabetes and their families and carers can be improved. 

As many responses as possible are needed to feed the action plan

Please follow this link to complete the survey: 


20 February 2019Beach Clean Sunday 23rd February

 Meet at Ardencaple Hotel for a

Beach Clean 

between 10.00 and 12.00

this coming Sunday

20 February 2019Showcasing Argyll and Bute

A new website to promote living and working in Argyll and Bute, has been launched.

 The site will be developed as businesses and people get involved with it.

20 February 2019Local Defibrillators

There are three defibrillators in our area

  • On the wall of the Life Boat Station; the sign, pointing to this,  is on a light pole on the A814
  • In Reception at the Rosslea Hall Hotel; we expect to have a sign for this very soon
  • On the wall of the Blairvadach Outdoor Centre; the sign pointing to this is on a light pole on the A814.

There is an App which  you can download, shows the position of all defibrillators in Lomond and the Trossachs..

20 February 2019Funding Alert for February

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

February Alert 181

20 February 2019Fly-tipping

 You will see from the minutes of the last meeting that there have been a couple of recent cases of flt-tipping on our patch.

If you are a member of Rural Watch, and if you are not you should certainly think about joining,  some serious flytipping  took place in Glen Masson, near Dunnon which, because the information was circulated on the Rural Watch Network, an individual was arrested, charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal for a contravention of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

This is the second time in recent months that  Rural Watch has helped the police to apprehend criminals; the first was the theft of  lead etc which had been stripped from an empty house. 

Please consider joining Rural Watch and be prepared to do your bit!

Our fly-tippers were not apprehended!


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