Category Archives: Meetings

February 10th 2021 meeting

Our February meeting of 2021 will take place on Wednesday 10th Feb at 7pm via Zoom.

Agenda:

1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Declarations of interest
4. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: including pier sub-committee report; encouraging Gaelic use in community council business; fuel poverty; TCC email system
5. Correspondence: Argyll and Bute graveyard consultation; road gritting; fabric of Kirkapol Old Parish Church; driving on the beach; ferry bookings at the end of lockdown; bed and breakfast survey; the cost of community health panic alarm service
6. Erosion risk to the island: do we need to commission a study?
7. Website and social media moderation policy and councillors responsible (Note: Draft proposed comment moderation policy has been posted below)
8. Planning: report on the work of the planning sub-committee
9. Any other business: this is a chance for members of the public to raise matters that are not on the agenda

Draft minutes of last meeting: DRAFT-COMMUNITY-COUNCIL-MINUTES-JAN-2021

Proposed TCC Online Moderation Policy – updated draft 09/02/21

    1. Please be kind, courteous and constructive: No hate speech, or the use of aggressive, offensive or foul language will be tolerated. Respect the views of others and, in the event of disagreement, please do so politely.
    2. Please keep your comment relevant: Stay on topic and keep the conversation productive.
    3. Please don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want shared, or that you wouldn’t want to put your name to: Our website requires you to sign-in using your own name before posting a comment, as does Facebook. Anonymous posting or obvious pseudonyms will not be approved by moderators.
    4. When you participate in a discussion, you are responsible for ensuring that any material you post to the TCC website does not violate or infringe upon the copyright, patent, trademark, or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party, and is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.

TCC reserves the right to remove comments that do not comply with these rules. On our website, this will mean that any comments that do not comply with the rules will not be approved and published. On Facebook, any such comments will be deleted if noticed or brought to the attention of a moderator by a member of the community.

Posts on the TCC website and Facebook page will be moderated by the TCC secretary or other nominated councillors. If a comment is thought to be unsuitable for publication on the TCC website or Facebook page, it will be returned to the author with an explanation. More complex cases may be discussed by the whole community council in a private meeting.

TCC reserves the right to share and discuss comments and points that are made publicly online.

 

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TCC Planning Sub-committee – Tues 26th Jan 2021 7pm

There shall be a meeting of the Tiree  Community Council  Planning Policy Sub-committee on
Tuesday 26th Jan at 7.00pm via a Zoom online/phone meeting.
As a formal sub-committee of the council, members of the public are entitled to attend to observe the meeting.
Agenda:
1.0 Planning Process Outline
2.0 Statutory Consultee ( TCC)  Process
a) Determining if an application has an impact on the community
b) Assessment of Compliance or Departure from the Local Plan
c) Preparing an Objection or Support Response
3.0 Establishing a response mandate from the community
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January 13th 2021 meeting

Our first meeting of 2021 will take place on Wednesday 13th Jan at 7pm via Zoom.

Agenda:

1. Welcome: use of, and rules around, the chat function at Zoom meetings of Tiree Community Council
2. Apologies
3. Declarations of interest
4. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising: Boundary Commission submission and proposed meeting with the Commission; current planning applications; reducing domestic water consumption; Islands Act and use of the new Island Community Impact Statements (ICIA) as a tool for island groups, replacing our email system
5. Correspondence: clothes project with a student from the Glasgow School of Art; vacancy on CalMac Community Board; the need for a new refuse collection vehicle; the effect of Marine Protected Area status on the island’s fishing fleet
6. Factor Hugh Nicol: the extraction of sand and gravel from beaches; vehicular access to beaches; land for social housing; pier area design; re-starting of Access Group?
7. Pier marshalling area: the need for better layout
8. New Covid regulations, including travel to and from the island
9. Tiree Community Council website and Facebook page policies
10. Expanding the role of Gaelic in Tiree Community Council business: possible bi-lingual minutes, website and simultaneous translation of public Council meetings
11. Fuel poverty on Tiree
12. Report from Tiree Community Council planning sub-committee
13. AOCB: a chance for the public to raise matters that they want the Council to consider
14. Thanks

Draft minutes of last meeting: DRAFT-COMMUNITY-COUNCIL-MINUTES-DECEMBER-2020

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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.

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:

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Notice of meeting: Wed 9th December 2020

Our next public meeting will be at 7pm on Wednesday 9th December, via Zoom.

Agenda:

1. Apologies
2. Councillors’ conflicts of interest
3. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: apologies for late posting of last month’s minutes, Gaelic, Covid tier allocation
4. Correspondence: announcement of Marine Protected Area status, state of area at head of the pier, heating in Pier View housing, Police report
5. Meetings attended by councillors and sub-committee meetings in last month: planning, agenda, Mull and Iona Community Council public meetings, Harbour Users Consultative Forum, joint meeting with the Trust
6. Financial report for Tiree Community Council
7. Presentation by representatives of Scottish Water with an opportunity to ask questions
8. Boundaries Commission proposal and consultation: this motion will be debated: ‘Tiree Community Council welcomes the proposal from the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland to break up the existing Oban South and the Isles ward to create an islands’ ward within Argyll and Bute Council. We urge the Commission to go further and create a new single-councillor ward for Tiree and Coll on their own.’
9. Invitation of the factor to the next meeting
10. Agenda meetings: how the agenda is produced
11. Date of next meeting
12. AOCB

Meeting papers:

DRAFT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES NOVEMBER

Minutes TCC agenda meeting 4.12.2020

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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.

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:

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You can also “raise your hand” to ask to speak using:

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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 

Notice of Meeting: delayed November meeting – 19th Nov 7pm

Due to widespread broadband issues on Tiree last week, our meeting scheduled for Nov 11th was cancelled – we have rescheduled the meeting for Thursday 19th Nov at 7pm.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Apologies
  2. Welcome, especially to new councillors
  3. Declaration of conflicts of interest
  4. Minutes and matters arising
  5. Correspondence: repair schedule for A83, wartime debris on Crossapol beach; radio training
  6. Tiree water supply: challenges and solutions: (If possible to reschedule, we will have a presentation by Brian McCarthy, Reservoir Manager and Mark Petrie, Water Risk & Lifecycle Planning Manager for Scottish Water with the opportunity to ask questions
  7. Covid-19 tier 2 allocation for Tiree as part of Argyll + Bute Council area
  8. Transport update
  9. Openreach / Internet connectivity issues
  10. Forming Planning Sub-group
  11. Discussion of positions for TCC ahead of Tiree Trust meeting on certain issues:
    Proposed Motion 1: Tiree Community Council agrees to work with other bodies, including the Tiree Community Development Trust, Argyll and Bute Council and the Scottish Government, with the objective of developing policies that aim to increase the Tiree population as counted in the Census between 2021 and 2031.
    Proposed Motion 2: Tiree Community Council agrees to work with other bodies with the aim of increasing the number of Gaelic speakers on the island to 45% by 2031 as established by the Census.

    1. Procedural note: These motions have been submitted in advance to facilitate discussion, they will need to be formally proposed and seconded during the meeting before being discussed – they may be amended before being voted upon.
  12. AOCB
  13. Date of next meeting

The minutes from the last meeting are here: DRAFT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 2020

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Topic: Tiree Community Council November 2020 meeting
Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM

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Guidance on joining the meeting:

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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.

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:

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You can also “raise your hand” to ask to speak using:

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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

Notice of Public Meeting: Wed 11th November 7pm

NOTE: Due to issues with internet connectivity affecting large amounts of the island in the days immediately prior to this meeting it was postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

The next public meeting of Tiree Community Council is on Wednesday 11th November from 7pm via Zoom. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Apologies
  2. Welcome, especially to new councillors
  3. Declaration of conflicts of interest
  4. Minutes and matters arising
  5. Correspondence: repair schedule for A83, wartime debris on Crossapol beach; radio training
  6. Tiree water supply: challenges and solutions: presentation by Brian McCarthy, 7. Reservoir Manager and Mark Petrie, Water Risk & Lifecycle Planning Manager for Scottish Water with the opportunity to ask questions
  7. Covid-19 tier 2 allocation for Tiree as part of Argyll + Bute Council area
  8. Transport update
  9. Discussion of motions ahead of Tiree Trust meeting:
    Motion 1: Tiree Community Council agrees to work with other bodies, including the Tiree Community Development Trust, Argyll and Bute Council and the Scottish Government, with the objective of developing policies that aim to increase the Tiree population as counted in the Census between 2021 and 2031.
    Motion 2: Tiree Community Council agrees to work with other bodies with the aim of increasing the number of Gaelic speakers on the island to 45% by 2031 as established by the Census.
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting

(Agenda edited 06/11/2020 due to updated information, texts of motions added)

The minutes from the last meeting are here: DRAFT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 2020

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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.

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:

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Notice and Agenda for TCC Public meeting – Wednesday 14th October 2020

The next public meeting of the Council will take place on Wednesday 14th October at 7pm via Zoom. As last month, we have moved to the second Wednesday of the month as standard for the time being, due to a routine clash with Mull Community Council’s meetings – so as to make it easier for our Argyll and Bute Ward Councillors to attend.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Conflicts of interest
  4. Correspondence: including water supply capacity problems on Tiree; Argyll Estate factor; the current position of Argyll and Bute Council on Zoom meetings for community councils; national meeting with Deputy First Minister about Gaelic; gravel extraction from beaches; car parking at the school; Tiree Wave Classic
  5. By-election
  6. Transport:

a) Transport Forum Report (including formal adoption of update to terms of reference and membership)
Air Travel
Reduction in LoganAir timetable
Flight arrivals from overseas
Retiral of the SAABs
Closure North/South runway
Delays in the Post
b) Ferries

Summer timetable Monday boat instead of Friday
Two boats on Saturdays early Q1 2021 due to Clansman be replaced by LOTI

  1. Boundary Commission investigation into ward boundaries in Argyll and Bute: response of Tiree Community Council
  2. Public contributions
  3. Date of next meeting

Papers:

DRAFT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 2020

Tiree Transport Forum Terms of Reference v3 October 2020 (Note these have been updated from the original posted version due to feedback)

Tiree Community Council Police report 14.10.20

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Topic: Tiree Community Council October 2020 meeting
Time: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM London

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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.

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:

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You can also “raise your hand” to ask to speak using:

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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

Meeting September 9th 2020

Our next meeting following our taking a break over summer will be held on Wednesday 9th September – having been shifted to the second Wednesday of the month due to a clash with neighbouring Mull’s regular slot, to make it easier for our ward councillors to join us. As always, members of the public are welcome to attend to observe the meeting.

The agenda is below as are the draft minutes as previously published as well as a proposed correction to these, for the last meeting in July.

Agenda:

TIREE COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING by Zoom

Wednesday 9 September 2020 7 pm

1. Apologies
2. Conflicts of interest
3. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising
4. Correspondence: exposed dump on Crossapol beach; benches around
Tiree; meeting of Tiree Transport Forum; Electors Annual Canvass; Tiree
Wave Classic; campervan scheme; participation requests to Argyll and
Bute Council; car access to Tiree’s beaches; internet coverage; projection
of population on Tiree over the next ten years; Gaelic speaking on Tiree,
a new survey; governance issues
5. By-election (supersedes co-options)
6. Towards a new Tiree Community Council planning policy
7. Representation of Tiree’s on Argyll and Bute Council Sounding Board
and the Scottish Government’s Islands Strategic Group
8. Transport update
9. AOCB

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Minutes of last meeting:

DRAFT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES JULY 2020

Correction to Draft Minutes of Tiree Community Council meeting 1 July 2020

 

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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.

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:

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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

Notice of meeting Wed July 1st 2020

The next meeting of TCC will be held on Wednesday 1st July at 7pm, once again via the Zoom online and telephone conference platform.

Agenda:

  1. Apologies
  2. Conflicts of interest
  3. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising
  4. Correspondence
  5. Ferry update
  6. Air service update
  7. Scarinish phone box
  8. Virtual Doors Open Day
  9. Complaint about governance
  10. AOCB

Downloadable version: TCC agenda 1.7.20

Minutes of the previous meeting, held on 3rd June 2020: DRAFT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MINUTES JUNE 2020

Minutes of an informal members-only “agenda meeting” and discussion of a response to accusations of misconduct made against TCC, held on Monday 22nd June: minutes agenda meeting 22.6.20

The latest “landing figures” provided to us by CalMac for numbers of cars and passenger journeys to and from Tiree –  kindly agreed to be shared: Tiree – Shipped and Landed 26th June

We received a response from Calmac to our letter – details posted as an update to this page: http://tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk/ferry-capacity-and-latest-guidance-june-26th-update/

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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).

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:

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You can also “raise your hand” to ask to speak using:

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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