As part of Amnesty International's Refugees Welcome campaign, ardentinny.org created a popup '#SolidarityStudio' at Saturday's Glenfinart Walled Garden Harvest Fair. In support of the #RefugeesWelcome … [Read More...]
It looks like fibre broadband is finally on its way to Ardentinny. This week, BT Openreach posted the following information on the village notice board: KN Networks Services on behalf of Openreach will be carrying out works to facilitate the installation of superfast fibre broadband. These works will … [Read More...]
The following has been posted on Ardentinny’s Community Notice Board: “The notices about refugees produced by a political activist group “38 degrees" have been removed by members of the Ardentinny Community Council. This noticeboard belongs to and is administered by the community council, which, … [Read More...]
September 13, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Refugees: A shot in the arm for Argyll
Yesterday’s moving ‘Glasgow Sees Syria’ candlelight vigil was one of many similar events held throughout Europe this weekend and attended by thousands to show solidarity for the plight of Syria’s refugees. Despite reluctance by David Cameron’s government to welcome those desperately fleeing … [Read More...]
Ardentinny Community Trust – Glenfinart Walled Garden
September 20, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Glenfinart Walled Garden Masterclasses get underway
Glenfinart Walled Garden held the first of this season’s Masterclasses today. Resident expert horticulturalist and gardener, Franziska Schmidt, ably took participants through the importance of good soil maintenance with natural fertilizers to ensure healthy crops; and the intricacies of identifying and preparing natural pesticides to keep plants as bug-free as possible.
There were lots of interesting questions, answers and general discussion over tea and around the garden and the group was unanimous in its appreciation of a most informative and motivating gardening masterclass.
The next one, entitled, ‘The Art of Making Soil, Composting Techniques’ will be held at the garden from 12-3 p.m. on the 18th October. Participation is free.
Argyll & Bute Council
Ardentinny Community Council
August 24, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Community Council moves to record meetings and create website
At Ardentinny Community Council’s August meeting positive moves were made to set up its own website and record its meetings.
A previous decision was reversed when the committee unanimously agreed to audio record future meetings on the advice of Argyll and Bute Council. It was stated that these recordings would be wiped once the meetings’ minutes had been agreed. It was also agreed to set up a Community Council website www.ardentinnycc.co.uk, bringing Ardentinny into line with other local community councils such as Kilmun; Sandbank; and Dunoon.
It was announced that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on 6 October at 7 p.m. followed by the bi-monthly meeting at 7.30p.m. Apparently Argyll and Bute Council had granted a time extension due to the fact that the local community council was investigating a complaint against two of its members. The meeting learned that, unbeknown to Ardentinny Community Council, the complaints procedure did not apply in this instance and it had been decided ‘to draw a line under it’.
August 24, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Community Council Meeting Minutes 2 June, 2015.
Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage Group
September 1, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage Group new website
Ardentinny Renewables Trust
August 24, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Renewables Trust
At Ardentinny Community Council’s August meeting, Neil Robinson reported that the Hydro Steering Group had now been replaced by Ardentinny Renewables Trust whose Office Bearers are as follows: Chair – Dougie Menzies; Vice Chair – Rob Bray; Treasurer – Bill Tierney; and Secretary – Neil Robinson.
The Trust’s Constitution ‘was adopted at the meeting held on 25 day of May 2015′ and has been published on the village notice board, appendix 2 of which invites members of the community aged 18 and over to apply to join the Trust.
August 3, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Public Consultation on Electoral Boundaries
Under the proposals, the existing Cowal Ward would disappear and Ardentinny would fall within Ward 8, Lomond North. Details of the proposals can be found here and you can give your views via their consultation portal.
The consultation period ends on 22 October, 2015.