New TCC first meeting of 2023 – Wed 25th Jan, 7pm

Following a brief period of being unable to operate due to insufficient numbers, the Tiree  Community Council has now been formally reconstituted after a by-election increased our numbers to the required level.

Your current Community Council is now:

Phyl Meyer (Chair), John Holliday (Secretary), Jacqui Bennett (Treasurer) and Tim Arkless.

Our first public meeting will take place via Zoom at 7pm on Wed 25th Jan 2023.


  1. Welcome by chair Phyl Meyer and housekeeping
  2. Apologies
  3. Declarations of conflicts of interest
  4. Minutes of last meeting
  5. Matters arising
  6. Correspondence: Police report, HIAL, Response from Douglas Hendry re our letter on Island Community Impact Assessment,  resignation of Dr Mike, Potential meeting with Andrew Kain and Ross McLaughlin, Argyll and Bute Islands Sounding Board
  7. Duties of Councillors – Discussion of who will do what in terms of e.g. Facebook page, meeting streaming, website maintenance, banking signatories, handling of correspondence, representation on Tiree Transport Forum.
  8. Reports from Argyll and Bute Councillors and Members of the Parliaments
  9. Co-option of more members – discuss a process
  10. Potential closure of Tiree Service Point – response from TCC and the community
  11. Reports on Meetings: Ferry Stakeholders Group, including an update on waiting room at the pier, Community garden project
  12. Potential joint working with other island Community Councils
  13. Engagement with Parent Council
  14. Planning matters: Proposed amendment to our planning policy – under “Scope” replace requirement for comments to be made directly to us with requirement for the comments to be made via the Argyll + Bute Council planning portal. Report on any current planning applications from December/January.
  15. Policy on the balance between virtual, hybrid and in-person meetings
  16. AOCB
  17. Date of next meeting

Meeting papers:

Tiree CC Inaugural Minute 19.12.22

Meeting joining instructions:

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