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Notice and Agenda of 8th September 2021 public meeting

The next public meeting of Tiree Community Council will be on Wednesday 8th September at 7pm, via Zoom.

Agenda:

  1. Apologies
  2. Declarations of interest
  3. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: including recent pressures on ferry capacity
  4. Guest Speaker: Don McKillop, Area Operations Manager at Calmac for Argyll and Lochaber. Questions are being gathered in advance here
  5. Correspondence: including Baugh public phone box repair; dog waste bins; the future of the Hynish Centre; Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022; consultation on offshore wind; poor broadband speeds during the summer season; consultation on licensing short-term lets; Scottish Water’s plans to encourage careful water use
  6. Reports of meetings: including Mull Community Council
  7. Resignation of councillors and discussion of options for co-option process to fill the three vacancies
  8. Tiree Community Council Planning Policy: approval of final draft
  9. Erosion: presentation of the findings of Dynamic Coast as they apply to Tiree, showing the loss of several sections of roads over the next thirty years
  10. Tiree community wind turbine (‘Tilley’): update on repairs in progress
  11. Planning applications, including discussion of an application for ‘The Bothy’ in Balemartine – reference 21/01186/PP,
  12. Should Tiree Community Council re-start face-to-face meetings, or continue with Zoom. Gaelic translation of meetings
  13. Vote of thanks to the Coop for protecting the island’s supplies
  14. AOCB
  15. Date of next meeting

Meeting papers:

TCC-Planning-Policy-Final-Draft – for approval vote

Minutes of the August meeting were not available until too close to the meeting to be formally considered and will be brought to our next meeting for approval with amendments.

Meeting joining instructions:

Please note: our meetings are recorded for the purpose of minute taking. If you do not wish your camera feed to be recorded, please do not enable your camera. Keeping it off rather than on but covered over also helps reduce internet load for participants.

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Topic: Tiree Community Council September 2021
Time: Sep 8, 2021 07:00 PM London

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Guidance on joining the meeting:

You can choose how you view the meeting using the app if joining via the internet – “Gallery view” shows you multiple participants

Please note that by default you will join the meeting muted (i.e. you will not be sending sound out to the rest of the participants) – please leave yourself muted unless you need to speak, and when invited to do so by the chair, and remember to re-mute afterwards. This is needed to ensure that the call is not made very difficult to follow by background noise from multiple people, which can be extremely disruptive to the call.

If joining on a PC, tablet or other device, please set your screen name to a recognisable form of your actual name so that other participants know who you are.

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If you are using a telephone to dial in, the mute and unmute command can be given by typing on your handset:

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If joining by computer, you can find a button to “Raise your hand” to ask to speak under the “Participants” menu, accessed by pressing the Participants button (looks like a human figure, in the middle of the bottom part of the window). You can also use the chat function to make a comment or to ask to speak on a point.

You can “raise your hand” to ask to speak if phoning in by using the code:

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As ever if you have questions or if there is anything we can do to help you take part in the meeting accessibly, please let us know by e-mailing phyl@tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk 

Boundary Commission Review publishes final proposal for Argyll and Bute Council

The Boundary Commission has this morning published it’s final recommendations for the review of the Argyll and Bute Council ward boundaries.

TCC took part in the public consultations for this last year, including running our own survey to consult with the community – the outcome of which supported a call for a single member ward for Tiree and Coll, with the second most popular option being a two member ward with Coll, Mull and Iona – which is the option in the final proposal.

You can read the news release on the final recommendations here: https://boundaries.scot/sites/default/files/News_Release_100621.pdf

and review the full report on the recommendations relating to Argyll and Bute here: https://boundaries.scot/sites/default/files/Argyll_and_Bute_Final_Report_Low%20Res.pdf

These proposals are now subject to approval by Scottish Parliament, and although it is unlikely could still be amended – however if approved without amendment Tiree will be voting as part of a two councillor ward with Mull, Coll and Iona in next year’s Local Council elections, rather than the current arrangements of a four member ward for Oban South and the Isles.

Representative sought for West Coast Ferry Board

The Ferries Community Board (Clyde and Hebrides) is looking for new members to become voices for people who live in the areas served by ferry operator CalMac.

Members represent communities across the network and act to influence strategic issues such as the building of new vessels, infrastructure, resources and accountability.

Key achievements since the Board was formed in 2017 include the successful lobbying of the Scottish Government to release more funds for a new ticketing system. It has also been instrumental in bringing in service improvements such as the new mobile maintenance team brought in to improve fleet resilience.

Members meet four times a year and have an open dialogue with the Transport Minister, Transport Scotland and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). They are regularly consulted on national transport strategies.

Having a Tiree representative on this group could be a real benefit for us in ensuring Tiree’s voice is heard on the particular issues we face and needs of our community, and could be supported by TCC and the Tiree Transport Forum.

Details here: https://www.calmac.co.uk/community-board-recruitment?fbclid=IwAR3VFBoPR-lK-eVaUAGT5cROVJnyLXy3wmai8C2QwzamAJB_qM36I0ea9N8

Notice and Agenda for our public meeting (and Annual General Meeting) on Wed Jun 9th 7pm

Our June 2021 meeting, which will also be our Annual General Meeting, will take place on Wednesday 9th June at 7pm via Zoom. The meeting will be divided into two sections, the first being our AGM, and then a regular business meeting.

Agenda:

2021 AGM

1.Apologies
2. Minutes of AGM held on 6 march 2019
3. Convenor’s report 2019/20 and 2020/21
4. Treasurer’s report
5. Approval of 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21accounts
6. Election of officers: Convenor, Vice-Convenor, Secretary and Treasurer
7. AOCB

JUNE BUSINESS MEETING

1. Apologies
2. Declarations of interest
3. Minutes of last business meeting and matters arising: including dentist post; phone boxes; pier progress; An Turas; Baugh phone box
4. Correspondence: joint meeting with Tiree Trust; naming new fuel pumps; Jenni Minto, MSP
5. Reports from meetings: Mull Community Council
6. Consultation on Planning Policy and extension of consultation period
7. Transport: report on Argyll, Lochaber, Skye and Small Isles Ferry Stakeholder Group meeting; consultation on CalMac summer 2022 timetable and correspondence about this; representation on CalMac Community Board and press release; plans for meeting of Tiree Transport Forum
8. AOCB
9. Dates of next meetings

Meeting papers:

DRAFT-COMMUNITY-COUNCIL-MINUTES-MAY-2021

TREASURERS REPORT AGM 9th June 2021

TCC Accounts 2018-2019  TCC Accounts 2019-2020 TCC Accounts 2020-2021

TCC AGM Minutes Mar 19 (Draft for approval at this meeting)

Meeting joining instructions:

Please note: our meetings are recorded for the purpose of minute taking. If you do not wish your camera feed to be recorded, please do not enable your camera. Keeping it off rather than on but covered over also helps reduce internet load for participants.

Join Zoom Meeting online by PC or smart device:

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Dial in by telephone from UK:
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Guidance on joining the meeting:

You can choose how you view the meeting using the app if joining via the internet – “Gallery view” shows you multiple participants

Please note that by default you will join the meeting muted (i.e. you will not be sending sound out to the rest of the participants) – please leave yourself muted unless you need to speak, and when invited to do so by the chair, and remember to re-mute afterwards. This is needed to ensure that the call is not made very difficult to follow by background noise from multiple people, which can be extremely disruptive to the call.

The mute and unmute button is in the lower left, and looks like a microphone, next to the button for switching your webcam on/off.

If you are using a telephone to dial in, the mute and unmute command can be given by typing on your handset:

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If joining by computer, you can find a button to “Raise your hand” to ask to speak under the “Participants” menu, accessed by pressing the Participants button (looks like a human figure, in the middle of the bottom part of the window). You can also use the chat function to make a comment or to ask to speak on a point.

You can “raise your hand” to ask to speak if phoning in by using the code:

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As ever if you have questions or if there is anything we can do to help you take part in the meeting accessibly, please let us know by e-mailing phyl@tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk 

Consultation period on our planning process extended

For various reasons our timetable for publication of our draft planning policy was severely delayed and as a result the notice for our public meeting to present it and the deadline for the survey were much shorter than intended. We have now been able to meet to discuss this, as part of our “agenda meeting” in advance of the June public meeting, and TCC members are all agreed that we should delay formal discussion of the policy and extend the deadline.

We will therefore be having a second public meeting to present the draft policy on Wednesday June 16th 2021, at 7pm.

Joining details:

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Meeting ID: 853 5646 8025
Passcode: 221527

The survey, already active, will now remain live until Wednesday 23rd June. We will then aim to analyse the results and write up potential amendments to be considered and then formal debate the policy (and any amendments) at a public meeting on July 14th.

You can review the document here – you may find the formatting displays better using the pdf version on some devices such as iPads or mobiles:

Final Draft TCC Planning Policy 25.05.2021 (Word .docx format)

final Draft TCC Planning Policy 25.05.2021 (Acrobat .pdf format)

The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FN62VSB – we encourage you to come to the public meeting to learn more about the policy and ask questions and hear discussion before you respond, if you can, but you can respond at any time up until Weds 23rd June.

Consulting on our draft planning policy for 2021

Following a number of delays compared to the original plan (with apologies for the confusion!) we are now able to publish our draft planning policy for consultation with the community.

This document is intended to provide TCC members with a guideline for how we approach our engagement with planning matters. As a Community Council we are statutory consultees on a wide range of planning issues. Engaging with the planning process in order to represent the interests of the community we serve within that process is part of our responsibilities laid down in the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils. This planning document is intended to provide some helpful clarity and guidance on how we should do that rather than simply leave it up to the members of the TCC to decide on a case-by-case basis.

You can review the document here – you may find the formatting displays better using the pdf version on some devices such as iPads or mobiles:

Final Draft TCC Planning Policy 25.05.2021 (Word .docx format)

final Draft TCC Planning Policy 25.05.2021 (Acrobat .pdf format)

We will be holding a public meeting to present the policy and answer questions about it on Friday 28th May at 7pm via Zoom. We are also running an online survey in order to gather opinions from the community.

The details to join the public meeting are:

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Dial in by phone:  0131 460 1196

Meeting ID: 863 1423 9930
Passcode: 413753

Please note – in keeping with the same principles as our Moderation and Comments Policy, we would ask that anyone intending to speak at the meeting please ensure they put their correct name on display, state it in the text chat if unable to do that, or make it clear verbally when speaking if joining by phone.

The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FN62VSB and submissions may be made at any time from now up until the survey closes at 6pm on Tuesday 1st June. This deadline has been chosen in order to allow us time to take account of any comments and draft possible amendments to be tabled in advance of the next public meeting of TCC, which is our AGM on June 9th. EDIT: This has now been extended – see new post here: http://tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk/consultation-period-on-our-planning-process-extended/

What is intended to happen after the consultation: The plan is for us to quickly consider feedback from the survey consultation, and consider any potentially helpful amendments to discuss to the draft policy. The current draft will be tabled for a decision at our AGM next month, and TCC members will vote on what to do with it then.

Notice and Agenda for our public meeting Wed 12th May 2021

Our May 2021 meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th May at 7pm via Zoom

Agenda:

1.     Welcome
2.     Apologies
3.     Declaration of interest
4.     Minutes of last meeting and matters arising:  including updates on damage to An Turas; Scarinish Pier; High telecare costs in Argyll and Bute; distribution of the new Tiree driving leaflet and sign; the vacancy for Tiree Dentist; Tiree Parent-Teacher Council; and result of Cycle repair stands pre-planning advice
5.     Correspondence: including a suggestion about the ferry timetable, and the Police report: Tiree Community Council Police report 12.05.21
6.     Meetings attended: Visit Scotland, Mull Community Council
7.     Redevelopment of the Gott Bay pier marshalling area: progress report, including a report on the recent Gott Bay Harbour Users Group meeting
8.    Planning policy: agreeing publication of our draft TCC Planning Policy, and a schedule for consultation on it
9.    Transport: updates on the ferry and air service and the next meeting of the Tiree Transport Forum
10.   Community garden: progress report
11.  AOCB: a chance for members of the public to raise matters that are not on the agenda

Draft minutes of the previous meeting: DRAFT-COMMUNITY-COUNCIL-MINUTES-APR

Meeting joining instructions:

Please note: our meetings are recorded for the purpose of minute taking. If you do not wish your camera feed to be recorded, please do not enable your camera, switch it off using the Camera button on the app, rather than covering it – this helps reduce internet load for participants.

Join Zoom Meeting online by PC or smart device:
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Meeting ID: 835 4682 1092
Passcode: 761712

Dial in by telephone from UK:
0131 460 1196 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 835 4682 1092
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcM2zZ5zxB

Guidance on joining the meeting:

You can choose how you view the meeting using the app if joining via the internet – “Gallery view” shows you multiple participants

Please note that by default you will join the meeting muted (i.e. you will not be sending sound out to the rest of the participants) – please leave yourself muted unless you need to speak, and when invited to do so by the chair, and remember to re-mute afterwards. This is needed to ensure that the call is not made very difficult to follow by background noise from multiple people, which can be extremely disruptive to the call.

The mute and unmute button is in the lower left, and looks like a microphone, next to the button for switching your webcam on/off.

If you are using a telephone to dial in, the mute and unmute command can be given by typing on your handset:

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If joining by computer, you can find a button to “Raise your hand” to ask to speak under the “Participants” menu, accessed by pressing the Participants button (looks like a human figure, in the middle of the bottom part of the window). You can also use the chat function to make a comment or to ask to speak on a point.

You can “raise your hand” to ask to speak if phoning in by using the code:

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As ever if you have questions or if there is anything we can do to help you take part in the meeting accessibly, please let us know by e-mailing phyl@tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk