Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 7pm.
Simultaneous translation will again 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.
- Conflicts of interest
- Minutes of last meeting and matters arising: meeting with the Health and Social care partnership about staffing at the Home
- Correspondence: the upcoming census, Baugh phone box repair, heating at Pier View, new bike repair stands, Argyll and Bute Council elections, police report
- School: consultation on proposed Collective Leadership Model and shared headship between Tiree High School and Oban High School
- Broadband: how can we increase broadband speeds to as many houses as possible
- Ferry: re-instatement of ferry timetable, increased charges for camper vans more than 6.3 m in length, cancellation charges, recent weather issues, Tiree Transport Forum working with Coll Community Council
- Planning: review of this month’s applications and discussion of possibly creating a Place Plan (see additional information below)
Planning matters – the below is an excerpt from a Scottish Government newsletter which will inform the issues we will look at during this meeting:
Local Place Plans – Local Place Plans offer communities the opportunity to develop proposals for their local area, expressing their aspirations and ambitions for future change. Legislation on the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans came into force on 22 January. The Scottish Government has prepared a Circular to accompany the legislation – Planning circular 1/2022: Local Place Plans – gov.scot (www.gov.scot). Additional resources to support their development will be published shortly. You will be able to find these resources at www.ourplace.scot in the coming weeks.
OurPlace website – the OurPlace website was launched on 20 January. It includes information, tools and resources to help support the development of places and services that improve our health, our prosperity, our quality of life and protect our environment.
Consultations – community councils may be interested in three current consultations from the Scottish Government.
Draft National Planning Framework 4 – NPF4 will, when adopted, set out the Scottish Governments priorities and policies for the planning system up to 2045. Further resources are available at www.transformingplanning.scot.
Local Development Plan Regulations and Guidance – seeks views on the secondary legislative requirements and the draft guidance on implementing the future local development plan system.
Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments – there are new duties on planning authorities to prepare and publish an Open Space Strategy, and to assess the sufficiency of play opportunities in their area for children. Scottish Ministers have powers to prepare regulations and this consultation paper discusses the proposed provisions and seeks views on both sets of draft regulations.
The Government is inviting comments on the three consultations by 31 March 2022.
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:
Meeting ID: 838 3634 0933
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Meeting ID: 838 3634 0933
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcjYLYZp5S
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. Note: If you do not choose an interpretation language, you will not hear any interpretation at all.
On an iPad, this function can be found under a button in the top right of the app.
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:
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:
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 email@example.com