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21 February 2020Do uou know anyone suffering from ME?

19 February 2020Helensburgh Red Cross Hall - Have your say

Helensburgh Community Hall is a community group working to secure the Red Cross Hall on East Princes St, Helensburgh for future generations. Our vision for the building is a welcoming, multi-functional community space, for people in the town to come together, to tackle isolation, and to support health and wellbeing. We also want to ensure that the Foodbank, book sale, and other services currently at the Hall can continue. Our Community Right to Buy application in autumn 2019 was successful, and we are now seeking funding from the Scottish Land Fund to buy the Hall.

This will only happen if the community wants it; it will make a difference; be sustainable; and not duplicate other activity in the town. To ensure this is the case, we want to ask your views. Please take a few minutes to fill in this short survey: your views and ideas will help us to develop plans for the Hall.

 Please note, to prevent multple submissions from the same person, the survey is set up so that you can only enter it once from a computer, tablet or mobile phone  so don't open it unless you are going to complete it then and then.

14 February 2020Flooding in Shandon

See pictures of the flooding and read a brief history of how wegot there!

 

 

10 February 2020Burns Supper

Helensburgh Garelochside Rotary

 Burns Supper 

 Click above for further details

Friday February 21st

 6.30pm for 7pm at Rosslea Hall Hotel

 Tickets £25

Tel 01389 752221  sheenahnelson123@gmail.com 

We need to know in advance if someone is coming so that we can advise the hotel of numbers for the meal.

 

08 February 2020February Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

February 2020  Alert 193

07 February 2020Home Energy Efficiency

 

 

 

 

A grant assisted Insulation scheme, funded by the Scottish Government and facilitated by Argyll and Bute Council is now open. 

Households who meet the following criteria are eligible:-

  • Owner occupiers or private tenants/landlords who occupy their homes on a full time basis (second homes/empty home are ineligible)
  • In Council Tax Band A-C
  • In Council Tax Band D with an EPC energy efficiency rating of E or below

The scheme offers the following measures:

  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Underfloor Insulation

The scheme offers grants of the following:-

  • Flat                                                     Up to £6,500
  • Terraced (including end Terrace)        Up to £7,000
  • Detached/Semi-Detached                    Up to £7,500

To register your interest, contact Home Energy Scotland;

Should you require more information contact  Argyll and Bute Council:

Aileen Semple Housing Officer:

Energy Efficiency

Telephone: 01586 559031

E-mail: Aileen.Semple@argyll-bute.gov.uk

 

03 February 2020Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

              Thurs 6th February at 1pm (welcome from 12:30pm)

                                           Aisling Agnew - Flute

                                      Gwen Mairi Sinclair - Harp                               

A European Tour of music and a celebration of that connection

  • Damase: Variations early morning
  • Ibert:  Entr'acte
  • Harty: In Ireland                           
  • Faure:  Berceuse

and more

Suggested donation £10 includes a glass of wine, a sandwich and an hour of wonderful music

 All proceeds will go to Georgie's Genes

Book a place by contacting louiseburnet@hotmail.com


       Future Sandwich Series dates for your diary: 

Thurs 5th March 1pm - Ryan Corbett/Accordion

Thurs 2nd April 1pm - Sarah Harrington/Cello & Stephen Adam/Piano

 

22 January 2020Beach Cleaning This Sunday.

 Sunday 26th January

Meet at Ardencaple Hotel for a

Beach Clean 

between 10.00 and 12.00

 Organised by Kate Williams

 If you need further information contact 

rhucleanupcrew@gmail.com

or for pictures of past beach cleans see Facebook

 

22 January 2020Erkskine Bridge works-Weekends from January 31st.

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ is replacing the bridge bearings at the South Abutment of Erskine Bridge.   Works will take place over four weekends, starting at the end of January. 
The bearings are original features, and have been in place since the completion of the bridge in 1971. They are now reaching the end of their maintainable life and in need of replacement.

In order to deliver this programme of work as quickly and safely as possible, with minimal disruption to commuters and businesses, Scotland TranServ is implementing a staggered traffic management approach, in order to minimise bridge closures to 4 hours, from midnight each Friday until 4am early on the Saturday morning.

It will however be necessary to operate under a single lane at other times across the weekend.

Friday 8pm to midnight – single lane open in  both directions

Friday midnight to Saturday 4am – Erskine Bridge closed to all traffic,  except emergency service vehicles

Saturday 4am to Monday 6am – single lane open both directions

All lanes open to traffic from Monday 6am.

During the periods of overnight closure, signed diversion routes will be implemented. At other times during the weekend it is expected that lane management will cause significant delays.

The implementation of single lane traffic management will be necessary across each weekend to allow the bedding grout beneath the new bearings enough time to sufficiently harden.

The weekend works programme will be as follows:

8pm Fri 31st Jan to 6am Mon 3rd Feb– Trial jack and investigations                 

8pm Fri 7th  to 6am Mon 10th Feb – South East bearing replacement           

8pm Fri 14th to 6am Mon 17th Feb – South West bearing replacement         

8pm Fri 21st to 6am Mon 24th Feb – Contingency weekend

 

20 January 2020Health Evening in Rhu Hall

 Thursday 30th January 

  •  7pm - 7-30pm:  Bowel Cancer Awareness session

The speaker will be Ian Kerr who has recently featured in the media

  • 8pm to 10pm  Heartstart /Defibrillator Awareness session.

This will be led by Sheenah Nelson who has been instrumental in training around 4,000 in the past two years.

Coffee, tea and shortbread will be provided by Rhu Hall

Come to either or both sessions.

Please sign up so that we can be sure we have enough shortbread and coffee to go round!  NOT essential!

10 January 2020Living well Fest Details

Parish Church - Venue Room Schedules

 

Main Hall (See Below)

Small Hall

Gathering Space

Room 2

Kitchen

Outside Space

10.30-12

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12-12.30

Circus Skills Demo – ABC Community Learning

Gareloch RDA

Catering & Healthy Eating Advice– Louise Mundie

Refreshments – Grey Matters

ADDACTION/Welcome In

Christine Nevin Massage

Marie Curie

Family Mediation

Males Tails Mental Health

Versus Arthritis

Happy Days Yoga

Louise Mundie Catering & volunteers

Grey Matters

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled

Scottish Fire & Rescue Appliance

Walk Tours (weather permitting)-Walk in the Park

12.30 -1

Dance Scottish Demo

 

Gareloch RDA

Catering & Healthy Eating Advice– Louise Mundie

Refreshments – Grey Matters

ADDACTION/Welcome In

Christine Nevin Massage

Marie Curie

Family Mediation

Males Tails Mental Health

Versus Arthritis

Mindfulness & Relaxation – ABC Community Learning

Louise Mundie Catering & volunteers

Grey Matters

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled

Scottish Fire & Rescue Appliance

Walk Tours (weather permitting) – Walk in the Park

1-1.30

Happy Days Yoga

 

Gareloch RDA

Catering – Louise Mundie

Refreshments – Grey Matters

ADDACTION/Welcome In

Christine Nevin Massage

Marie Curie

Family Mediation

Males Tails Mental Health

Versus Arthritis

Circus Skills Demo– ABC Community Learning

Louise Mundie Catering & volunteers

Grey Matters

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled

Scottish Fire & Rescue Appliance

Walk Tours (weather permitting) – Walk in the Park

1.30-2.00

Dance Scottish Demo

Gareloch RDA

Catering – Louise Mundie

Refreshments – Grey Matters

ADDACTION/Welcome In

Christine Nevin Massage

Marie Curie

Family Mediation

Males Tails Mental Health

Versus Arthritis

Mental Health Creative Recovery Session-ACUMEN

Louise Mundie Catering & volunteers

Grey Matters

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled

Walk Tours (weather permitting) – Walk in the Park

2.30-3

Circus Skills Demo

Gareloch RDA

Catering – Louise Mundie

Refreshments – Grey Matters

ADDACTION/Welcome In

Christine Nevin Massage

Marie Curie

Family Mediation

Males Tales Mental Health

Versus Arthritis

Happy Days Yoga

Louise Mundie Catering & volunteers

Grey Matters

Gareloch Riding for the Disabled

Walk Tours (weather permitting)-Walk in the Park

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STALLS IN MAIN HALL: ABC Community Learning, ACUMEN, Alienergy, Happy Days Yoga, Dementia Centre, Dance Scottish, Walk in the Park, Jean’s Bothy, Dept for Work & Pensions, Coop, Beech Tree Clinic, Friends of Hermitage Park, Helensburgh Art Hub, NHS Highland Physiotherapy Service, Scottish Fire & Rescue, Helensburgh First Aid, HeartStart Helensburgh, Plastic Free Helensburgh, HSCP, 1000 Voices, Helensbugh Lunch Club, H&L Carers SCIO, ABC Community Development, Nikken Magnetic Massage, Walk in the Park, Afterschool Club/Theraputic PlayelHelH

10 January 2020Living Well Fest 2020

07 January 2020Pre Application consultaion for RNCYC

Wednesday January 29th

3pm-8pm at RNCYC 

Pre-Application Consultation for RNCYC: 

   All the information we have so far is posted on on RNCYC  page of our website.

07 January 2020January Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

January 2020  Alert 192

17 December 2019Demolition of McKenzie Estate

11 blocks have now been demolished so far  (Blocks Nos 43, 41, 39, 35, 37, 33 , 31, 29, 32, 34 & 36 ).

A mini-programme for the hand demolition will soon be available.

The site will be closed between the 20th of December 2019 until 6th of January 2020.

On Call Personnel over the Festive break are:

  • Richard Bennie : 07900-742594
  • Jim Higney : 07968-289441

07 December 2019Seaweed Farming in Argyll and Bute

A report, commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council, has set out a template for setting up and running a seaweed farming business from conception right through to selling products to consumers.

04 December 2019Impact of Second World War on Local People

Monday 9th December 

14.15

Helensburgh Parish Church

The Bridge

£2 admission charge

 Showing of the DVD which Helensburgh Heritage Trust made in 2014 to record the memories of local people who were living in the Helensburgh area during the Second World War. The showing will take place under the auspices of the University of the Third Age.

The DVD was made jointly by Stewart Noble of Helensburgh Heritage Trust and Robert Bell of West Highland Photography. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund under their "All Our Stories" programme.

04 December 2019Handel's Messiah by Candlelight.

Sunday 15th December

7.30pm

Helensburgh Parish Church

Helensburgh Oratorio Choir conducted by Susannah Wapshott with Justine Watts leader,  soprano Sarah Power, alto Katie Grosset, tenor David Lyn and bass Phil Gault.

Tickets are available from choir members, the church office and the Scandinavian Shop in Sinclair Street.

cost £12 (£6 for students and £2 for under-16s)

04 December 2019Plastic Free Helensburgh Drop and Swap event

Volunteers wanted . RSVP via Facebook page 

or email:  plasticfreehelensburgh@gmail.com

 this Saturday 3-5pm

If you dont want to drop and swap, at least come in and buy a raffle ticket! Great Prizes!

03 December 2019Local Development Plan:Consulation Event

Tuesday 10th December 

3pm to 7pm

The Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre

See the active consultation page of this website for links to relevant documents.

You can see the issues which concerned the Community Council when the existing plan was being developed. Some are still relevant in the New Plan

03 December 2019December Funding Alert

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

December  Alert 191

29 November 2019Town Walks in Helensburgh: Saturday 30th November

As part of Helensburgh's Winter Festival the Heritage Trust are offering Town Centre Walks

Starting Point is outside Victoria Halls

  • 10.30: led by Stewart Noble 
  • 14.00: led by Nigel  Millar

Come and see Helensburgh through a different pair of eyes!
 

29 November 2019#16daysofaction 25th November to 10th December

International campaign to raise awareness of violence against women. 

During the campaign, organisations throughout Argyll and Bute will be giving out a clear message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Key landmarks, such as McCaig’s Tower and Highland Mary’s Statue will be lit up orange, in honour of the theme: “Orange the World: Generation equality stands against rape”.

Read more:

Did you know?

In 2017/18, 2,136 rapes and 119 attempted rates were reported to Police Scotland. However, 247 people were prosecuted and only 107 convicted. 

29 November 2019New Arts Scheme plus Advice Surgeries

New Grant Scheme for Artists and Makers in Argyll & Bute

Deadline: 4th February 2020

Argyll and Bute Council in partnership with Creative Scotland is pleased to launch new Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards, supported by CHARTS. Applications are invited from professional and emerging artists and makers to support professional development. The scheme provides a valuable opportunity for practitioners to undertake specific projects, and to develop and advance their creative practice in ways that they may not otherwise have been able to do. Grants of between £500 and £1500 are available to individuals, enabling them to realise proposals including researching and developing new work. Applications to reflect:

·         High quality

·         Ongoing commitment to developing a visual art or craft practice

·         Opportunity for development

·         How the funding will develop work or practice

£500 Awards for New Graduates/Emerging Artists, will be considered for artists and makers who have been practising for less than three years.

For further information and application form, please contact, Kathleen O’Neill, CHARTS, Development ManagerKathleen@chartsargyllandisles.org

Advice Surgeries - Dunoon and Oban 

Argyll and Bute Council in partnership with Creative Scotland are pleased to launch Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards, supported by CHARTS. Applications are invited from professional and emerging artists and makers to support professional development. To support artists and makers, Creative Scotland, is offering one-to-one application guidance sessions.

Dunoon Burgh Hall – December 2nd 11.00-13.00hrs

The Rockfield Centre, Oban – December 3rd 12.00-14.00hrs

To book your appointmentplease register interest via Eventbrite:

Dunoonhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vacma-surgeries-argyll-and-bute-tickets-83673418447?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Obanhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vacma-surgeries-argyll-and-bute-at-the-rockfield-centre-oban-tickets-83691753287

28 November 2019RNCYC Date of Consultation

Public Event

Wednesday 29 January 2020

3pm to 8pm

RNCYC

The proposal of application was lodged  with the Council on 15th November and a Planning Application for the development cannot be lodged until 12 weeks have elapsed.Any comments on the proposal during this time must be made to the Developers Dickie and Moore (david@northplan.co.uk). These must be made by February 19th.

It is difficult to see how any meaningful comments can be made until after the public event.

An extract from Planning Circular 3/2013 which outlines the purpose of this consultation is on RNCYC page of this website.

 

26 November 2019Youth Awards

The deadline for nominations  has been extended to Friday 29th November

 

The authority wide event will celebrate young people aged 11 to 25 achievements through eight categories as well as those who have achieved Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and Youth Achievement Awards.

 

For more details on the categories,

click here

 

 

 

 

To nominate a young person, please click on the link below to complete this form.

https://form.jotformeu.com/RoannaC/ABnomination2020

26 November 2019Developments at RNCYC

The RNCYC have submitted a pre-application Consultation for developments both in the grounds of the building on the spit and on the Marina.

  • No details are available yet except and outline of what is proposed and a plan of the area. These are posted on the RNCYC page of this website
  • There will be a public consultation in January and we will keep you posted both by Newletter on on the news page of our website.

26 November 2019Decision on Licencing application for Rosslea Hall.

  • There is to be a terminal hour for the external areas of 10.00pm for adults and 8.00pm for children and young persons.
  • The patio area can be used throughout the year but the lawned area is not to be used during the winter months from 1st November  to 1st March.
  • They no longer use fireworks. The use of fireworks has been removed from all of their wedding packages.

26 November 2019 Argyll and Bute Youth Awards: Deadline extended to 30th November

These awards celebrate the achievements of the area’s young people and nominating someone is easy. All you have to do is visit the link

If you know a young person aged between 11 and 25 who is truly inspirational, now is your chance to let them know how great they are by nominating them.

 

26 November 2019Winter Road maintainance

 Get Ready for winter

Head of Roads and Infrastructure Services, Jim Smith, explains some of the things that go on behind the scenes. Click on the link above to hear it from the horse's mouth! 

26 November 2019Local Policing and Community Issues

 Help mould Local Policing for 2020-23

Police Scotland are currently asking residents to complete an on-line survey regarding their opinions and concerns around Local Policing and community issues. 

 

Here is the link https://consult.scotland.police.uk/surveys/your-police/

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