In response to a consultation on closing (or no longer expanding) cemetaries across Argyll and Bute, we have sent the following letter:
The First Minister announced a website set up by Scottish Government seeking input on a “framework for decision making” in response to COVID-19. Individual members of the public and community groups and organisations can submit ideas.
This includes proposed changes and options about:
- staying at home
- visiting other households
- resuming care and support for those most affected by the current restrictions
- businesses that have been subject to restrictions or closure
- allowing pupils to return to school
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasised the need for transparency when she launched the framework and invited the people of Scotland to engage in this conversation to help us take the next steps to navigate to a new normal.
Our first public meeting of the Community Council since this situation began was held on May 6th, and the deadline is on May 11th so there is little time left for TCC to develop a full response to this on behalf of the community – but we are looking at doing what we can. However we’d encourage anyone with thoughts to submit these as an individual:
The site can be found here: https://www.ideas.gov.scot/covid-19-a-framework-for-decision-making
TCC’s submissions to Marine Scotland on Seaweed Harvesting and to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (REC) on ferries are on the Submissions page of the website