Notice and agenda for our 14th April 2021 meeting

Our April 2021 meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th April at 7pm via Zoom


1.     Welcome
2.     Apologies
3.     Declaration of interest
4.     Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: including coastal erosion; high cost of heating houses on Tiree; simultaneous translation into Gaelic for public meetings
5.     Correspondence: election hustings in Mull; Tiree Airport ADAF survey; Baugh public telephone box; dentist; road safety leaflet; reduced croft payments; Tobermory High School; Hustings being held by Mull + Iona Trust for our Scottish Parliament constituency Thurs 15th
6.     Pier survey: report by Alison Clark and discussion of next steps
7.     Timetable for easing restrictions: report by Phyl Meyer and Iona Campbell on the results of surveys from Tiree and other islands, Scottish Government current recommendations and likely future dates
8.     Presentation of draft Tiree Community Council planning policy by John Patience and the planning sub-committee, with a public meeting for consultation to follow
9.     The pros and cons of in-person versus Zoom for Tiree Community Council public meetings
10.  Transport: report by Gerard McGoogan on Calmac and Interruption in HebAir schedule
11.  Scarinish Community Garden: report by Gerard McGoogan
12.  Community Council phone box project: report by John Patience
13.  Cycle repair stand project: report by Phyl Meyer
14.  Dates of AGM and a summer recess
15.  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-MARCH

As mentioned under correspondence, there is an election hustings being held by Mull and Iona Community Development Trust for candidates for the local Scottish Parliament constituency of Argyll and Bute the day after our meeting. They will be streaming the hustings via their Facebook Page.

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, or switch it off using the Camera button on the app, rather than covering it – this helps reduce internet load for participants.

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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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