Maximise Your Income
The Money Advice Team
from Highland Council
will be in Bonar Bridge Hall
Thursday, 23rd October
from 10:00 until 14:00
Between 2007-2013 the Highland LEADER distributed around £16 million to
help revitalise communities in the Highlands. There was a wide range of
projects and initiatives:
The Highland LEADER team now wishes to develop a strategy for the new
LEADER programme which will run from 2014-2020 and we are keen to gather
as many ideas as possible as we start to shape the new strategy. This
will include giving consideration to “Fisheries communities” as part of
the upcoming European Maritime and Fisheries Fund which aims to support
the sustainable development of fisheries areas.
We will be organising and conducting a series of public engagement events
during June and early July across the Highlands. Events being held in
Sutherland are listed below – two at each location to give a choice of
time – the agenda’s will be the same at each session so please come to
whichever event is most convenient. I also attach a list of all Highland
events, so if you are unable to make a local meeting, please feel free to
attend any of the others.
THURSDAY 19 JUNE
3-5 pm – Village Hall, DURNESS
7-9 pm – Village Hall, DURNESS
MONDAY 30 JUNE
3-5 pm – Fountain Road Church Hall, GOLSPIE
7-9 pm – Fountain Road Church Hall, GOLSPIE
This notice is being sent to councillors, community councils and groups
who were actively involved in the last LEADER Programme. The events will
be advertised shortly, but please feel free to forward this e-mail to any
groups or individuals you think would be interested.
In addition to these meetings we will make a web-based questionnaire
available through our own website and those of our partners. In September
there will be a further opportunity to provide your views when we consult
with communities about the draft strategy.
Please call me if you have any queries about these events.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Highland Council LEADER Team
On 27th February:
“The Highland Council’s Finance Housing and Resources Committee has agreed by 13 votes to 9 the recommendations of a review of the way it delivers customer services to reflect modern trends of contact by phone, online and outwith normal working hours.”
“In locations affected [by] the proposals , there will be facilitated self service points, mostly in libraries. These facilities will be provided in all 40 libraries across the Highlands, meaning that people will have access to self service in more locations than the current service, and in most cases, for longer periods, including, for some, Saturdays and/or evenings. In some communities there may be other more suitable solutions e.g. at a Visitor Information Centre, school or with other partners.”
“In locations affected the proposals to, there will be facilitated self service points, mostly in libraries. These facilities will be provided in all 40 libraries across the Highlands, meaning that people will have access to self service in more locations than the current service, and in most cases, for longer periods, including, for some, Saturdays and/or evenings. In some communities there may be other more suitable solutions e.g. at a Visitor Information Centre, school or with other partners.”
“Council Leader Drew Hendry gave three pledges at the meeting. He said: “Firstly, no member of staff will face compulsory redundancy as a result of this process.Secondly all new contact facilities will be in place before any existing services are removed. And, thirdly, anyone who either needs – or wants – a face to face contact within those communities, where a change is to be made, can make an appointment suitable to them.”.”
Quotations taken from Highland Council Press Release 26th February 2014
A meeting for Highland Council tenants and people living in former Highland Council houses in the Kyle of Sutherland area.
Margaret Ross, Principal Housing Officer will attend the meeting to answer any questions you may have about housing services in the area and general Highland Council housing queries.