Public Consultation for Clyde Submarine Electric Cable Replacements
Bute Island Radio Fundraising Event
Argyle & Bute Councillor Jim Findley will be holding a councillor's surgery, within the Green Tree Room at The Moat Centre on Stuart Street here in Rothesay, on Saturday 19th May from 10:15 util 11:45am. No appointment is necessary . So if you have any issues that you feel Jim could help with then get along.
You can also contact Councillor Findley on the following numbers. 01700 501342 or 07824 124 859
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Community Council By-Elections - 28 June 2018
By-Elections are being held across Argyll and Bute to fill vacancies on various Community Councils who remain unconstituted after the recently held Elections. Notices of Election below list the Community Councils that will have a by-election:
A timetable for the by-election lists the key dates. The Nomination period will run from Wednesday 9 May to Thursday 24 May 2018. Forms will require to be lodged with the Returning Officer by no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 24 May 2018. If a contest is required voting will be by postal votes, with voting papers being issued from Thursday 14 June 2018. Election day, and the final day for returning postal votes will be Thursday 28 June 2018.
If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the election office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01546 604331 or 4401.
You can download a Nomination Pack or pick up a hard copy from the Customer Services points at Kilmory, Oban, Helensburgh, Bute and Dunoon from Tuesday 8 May 2018.
Fyne Futures "West Church Project"
One of Bute's prominent derelict sites is due to be transformed in the coming months thank to funding from the Climate Challenge Fund.
As part of a year-long project by Bute Carbon Free Food (delivered by Fyne Futures), the space once occupied by the West Church will be transformed into an accessible garden with a number of raised beds and vegetable trugs. The site plan will mean anyone will be able to take part in tending the garden and joining the group of volunteers.
The beds will be used to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs that will be freely available for anyone to use. In addition the project hopes to highlight the importance of buying food locally and in season.
For example, the carbon footprint of our island is reduced when we source food grown or reared locally. Making fruit and vegetables available for anyone to pick for free means this is reduced to zero.
The West Church site is expected to reach completion in mid-June. It is hoped that 24th June will see sunny weather for the opening of the West Church accessible edible community garden.
In addition, the Bute Carbon Free Food project is offering funded places at all of the Bute Produce courses this year. These include their popular Grow Your Own, Seed Saving and Master Composter courses,plus new Bee Talk and Hazel Tree Trim demos.
The full programme of training is available on their website, their social media pages and from the Bute Produce Garden. You can find out more about volunteering with the project in the same way. Alternatively you can call 01700 503181
MacMillan Information Service
Bute Photographic Society Club
Bute Island Radio Car Sticker
Drop in Centre for Anyone Affected by a Life Changing Illness
Bute & Cowal Credit Union
Cancer Research U.K. - Rothesay Branch
Cancer Support Scotland
ACHA'S Community Housing Association Community Action Fund
Tai Chi Beginners Classes
Bute Food Bank
Bute Kidney Dialysis Appeal
John Paul Retreats
John Paul Retreats is a newly created charity set up to help parents and siblings who are trying to cope with the loss of loved ones, either through death or other unforseen tragedy. The charity was founded by Anthony McMahon, who lost his brother, John Paul, to a car accident in 1984. Anthony's parent's suffered greatly over the loss of John Paul and they also passed away in their early fifties. Since then, Anthony has endeavoured to establish a place where people, who experience similar trauma, can meet together and begin to come to terms with loss. There is no cost involved when you visit John Paul Retreats but small donations can be made on the donation page to maintain the running of the retreat home.
HELP US KEEP YOUR ENVIRONMENT CLEAN
Unfortunately there are still irresponsible dog owners on Bute. The Council considers this behaviour as unacceptable and will issue fixed penalty notices to people who fail to remove their dogs mess immediately. They can also be prosecuted if they fail to pay the fixed penalty notice and fined up to £500
The Councils resources are limited, so we are asking for your help to assist us, to enable officers to effectively target the areas to catch the individuals.
We would like you to report any individuals seen to be committing this offence to the Council on 01700 501380 or 01546 605514
All calls and information you provide is treated in the strictest confidence. The more information you can provide, the better the officers will be able to target the individual responsible.