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Notice and Agenda for meeting Wed 12th Jan 2022 7pm

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 7pm.

This meeting shall see a return of the simultaneous Gaelic <> English translation service.

The simultaneous translation will be provided thanks to Teangan Earra-Ghàidheal – a pioneering partnership project with CHARTS, the culture, heritage and arts network for Argyll and Isles. This enables simultaneous Gaelic-English translation to online meetings and  is made possible with funding from the Argyll and Bute Council Supporting Communities Fund.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome , including explanation of Gaelic simultaneous translation
  2. Apologies
  3. Declarations of interest
  4. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising, including  Tigh an Rudha staffing and update on new community fuel station
  5. Correspondence, including Scottish Government’s Aviation Strategy Consultation
  6. Update on broadband roll out to rural areas: what does this mean for Tiree? Speakers: Rhoda Meek, Chair of Tiree Broadband (CIT Ltd), and Mark Vale
  7. The future of TCC online meetings – approval of updated Scheme of Establishment – see paper below
  8. Argyll and Bute Council’s Education Change Programme involving clusters of schools: how TCC intends to carry out the consultation
  9. Ferry update: temporary suspensions and cancellation fees
  10. Publicising planning applications
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting

Meeting papers:

DRAFT-COMMUNITY-COUNCIL-MINUTES-DEC-2021

CC Scheme of Establishment 2018_ V3 – Updated version received from Argyll and Bute Council amended to permanently allow online meetings to take place.

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:

Topic: Tiree Community Council Jan Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM London

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Dial in by phone:
0131 460 1196 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 896 0519 9642
Passcode: 338568
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcdYidSxl9

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.

We suggest that members of the public not enable their camera, unless wishing to be seen when making a contribution to the meeting. This saves bandwidth and reduces the size of the recording for the minutes.

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 – this is required if you wish to participate via either speaking or using the text chat.

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.

Using the simultaneous translation function:

If using the standard Zoom app on a PC, you should see a button for “Interpretation” – click on this, and then choose the language you would prefer to follow the meeting in – i.e. if you only have English, click that. If you wish to hear the Gaelic, choose that. If you are happy to follow the speakers in either language, you do not need to choose either.

On an iPad, this function can be found under a button in the top right of the app.

For more details see this page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034919791-Using-Language-Interpretation-in-your-meeting-or-webinar#h_6802bbbc-2ec9-47cb-a04c-6aac35914d82

If you are using a telephone to dial in, please be aware that the simultaneous translation feature will not be available to you. Sorry! The mute and unmute command can be given by typing on your handset:

*6

Requesting to speak:

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:

*9

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 

Notice and Agenda for meeting Wed 8th December 2021

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th December at 7pm.

Unfortunately simultaneous translation couldn’t be arranged for this meeting, but we hope to have it next time!

Agenda:

DECEMBER PUBLIC MEETING 
Wednesday 8 December 2021 7pm 

  1. Welcome 
  2. Apologies 
  3. Declarations of interest 
  4. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: simultaneous Gaelic translation
  5. Correspondence: Remembrance Service; support for TRD land purchase
  6. Reports on meetings: Gott Bay Harbour Committee, Mull Community Council
  7. Education Change Programme: Tiree Community Council consultation
  8. Tiree’s carbon footprint: should we measure this?
  9. Short-term lets licensing scheme: what does this mean for Tiree?
  10. AOCB 

Meeting papers:

Tiree Community Council Minutes Nov 2021_Draft v1.0

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:

Topic: Tiree Community Council November 2021
Time: Nov 10, 2021 07:00 PM London

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Join Zoom Meeting
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Dial in on phone:
0131 460 1196 United Kingdom

Find your local number to dial in from if not in UK: 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.

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 – this is required if you wish to participate via either speaking or using the text chat.

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:

*6

Requesting to speak:

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:

*9

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 

Notice and Agenda for 10th Nov 2021 Meeting – with Gaelic translation!

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th November at 7pm. This meeting shall have simultaneous translation between English and Gaelic!

Bidh sinn a ’coinneachadh air Diciadain 10 Samhain, aig 7f. Bidh eadar-theangachadh eadar Beurla agus Gàidhlig ann!

The simultaneous translation will be provided thanks to Teangan Earra-Ghàidheal – a pioneering partnership project with CHARTS, the culture, heritage and arts network for Argyll and Isles. This enables simultaneous Gaelic-English translation to online meetings and  is made possible with funding from the Argyll and Bute Council Supporting Communities Fund.

For more information on CHARTS: https://www.chartsargyllandisles.org/showcase/

Agenda:

  1. Introduction, including the Gaelic translation function
  2. Apologies
  3. Declarations of interest
  4. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: Islands Bond and National care Service consultations; schools consultation; consultation on virtual meetings; TCC banking
  5. Correspondence: new access road to water tank on Ben Hynish; delays in Health Board payments under patient travel scheme; island cider; councillors conflict of interest; new email system
  6. New CalMac ticketing system
  7. Report from Mull Community Council November meeting
  8. Planning applications
  9. AOCB
  10. Date of next meeting

Meeting papers:

Draft Minutes TCC 20.10.21

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:

Topic: Tiree Community Council November 2021
Time: Nov 10, 2021 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83409121466?pwd=OTY2WG1BT1NOV2JNTEhqNHdjSVZjZz09

Dial in on phone:
0131 460 1196 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 834 0912 1466
Passcode: 222431

Find your local number to dial in from if not in UK: 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.

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 – this is required if you wish to participate via either speaking or using the text chat.

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.

Using the simultaneous translation function:

If using the standard Zoom app on a PC, you should see a button for “Interpretation” – click on this, and then choose the language you would prefer to follow the meeting in – i.e. if you only have English, click that. If you wish to hear the Gaelic, choose that. If you are happy to follow the speakers in either language, you do not need to choose either.

On an iPad, this function can be found under a button in the top right of the app.

For more details see this page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034919791-Using-Language-Interpretation-in-your-meeting-or-webinar#h_6802bbbc-2ec9-47cb-a04c-6aac35914d82

If you are using a telephone to dial in, please be aware that the simultaneous translation feature will not be available to you. Sorry! The mute and unmute command can be given by typing on your handset:

*6

Requesting to speak:

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:

*9

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 

Baugh phone box repaired and restored

Sometimes persistence pays off! Although times have moved on for the classic red phone box and seeing one still in service is an increasingly rare sight in the age of smartphones, they can still be an important and valued service for some, and an occasional savour in time of need. Tiree has only one box still maintained in-service, the rest have been transferred to the community for use in various ways.

Unfortunately the Baugh phone box was inoperable for quite some time, and had deteriorated badly, with it’s door eventually breaking off entirely. This is an issue that has been raised with TCC several times over a period of over 3 years and has been raised with BT many times, but various factors not least of them the COVID-19 pandemic had delayed a full resolution.

We are however delighted to report that thanks to the attentions of BT engineers, the box has now resumed it’s former glory and is operational, repaired with a new door and some fresh paint:

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have reports that there is still an issue – the coin mechanism is only accepting pound coins! This is on file to be addressed soon!

Meeting Notice: Wed 20th October 2021

TCC members have agreed due to clashes of availability for councillors on the 13th during October holidays to push back the next scheduled meeting to Wednesday October 20th at 7pm.

Agenda:

1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Declarations of interest
4. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: access to TCC accounts; new bin
lorry; community garden; licensing of short-term lets
5. Correspondence: Tiree Harbour Users Consultative Forum on 22 November; Mull
schools; Licensing Board meeting 9th November; human waste at Balevullin
beach; Light Up Red Campaign
6. Meetings reports: Tiree Community Development Trust; Mull Community Council
7. Consultations: National Care Service; Policing; Island Bond; CalMac Socio-
Economic Reporting
8. Broadband and Cornaigmore mast commissioning
9. Consultation on the pros and cons of a resumption of in-person meetings as
against Zoom meetings
10. Simultaneous translation of TCC meetings into Gaelic starting at November
meeting
11. Planning application in Vaul 21/01117/PP
12. TCC email system
13. Co-option and community council elections in October 2022
14. Transport: meeting of Tiree Transport Forum
15. Coastal erosion
16. Use of Scarinish phone box
17. Meetings with the Hebridean Trust about the future of Hynish
18. AOCB
19. Date of next meeting

Meeting papers:

DRAFT TCC MINUTES AUGUST 2021

Draft TCC minutes September 2021

Minutes of meeting between TCC and TCDT 14.09.21

 

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 October 2021
Time: Oct 20, 2021 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Dial in on phone:
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Meeting ID: 895 5832 1848
Passcode: 145251

Find your local number to dial in from if not in UK: 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.

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.

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:

*6

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:

*9

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 

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

Join Zoom Meeting
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Dial in on phone:
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Meeting ID: 818 1565 7878
Passcode: 145888

Find your local number to dial in from if not in UK: 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.

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.

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:

*6

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:

*9

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