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, 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’.


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At Ardentinny Community Council’s August meeting, Neil Robinson reported that the Hydro Steering Group had now been replaced by Ardentinny Renewables Trust whose Office Bearers are as follows: Chair – Dougie Menzies; Vice Chair – Rob Bray; Treasurer – Bill Tierney; and Secretary – Neil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.

Download Ardentinny Renewables Trust Constitution.


Cowal Open Studios annual picnic

IMG_0027-1On Sunday 26th July Cowal Open Studios held their annual picnic in Glenfinart Walled Garden. There was an array of interesting titbits to eat and cold drinks chilling in the ice box.

Unfortunately, due to the rather damp weather, eating al fresco was not possible. However both the garden cabin and marquee on the edge of the orchard made excellent rain cover and a good time was had by all.

Cowal Open Studios weekend takes place from 25 – 28 September. More information here.

Lynn Kerr


Public Consultation on Electoral Boundaries

2015-08-03_15-28-56The local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is undertaking a public consultation on its proposed reform of 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.