Community Council requested to consult local authority on damage compensation and monitoring of radioactive emissions

At Ardentinny Community Council’s April meeting a local resident requested the following action from the Community Council as part of its remit "to help make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the community it represents." The request was made in the context of past events at HMNB Clyde and RNAD Coulport. For …

Community Payback Team making a difference at Walled Garden

Over the past year Dunoon’s Community Payback Team has been contributing to the success of Glenfinart Walled Garden. Including the regular strimming, weeding, planting, compost collection and general garden maintenance, the Community Payback team, under the direction of supervisor John Gilchrist, has also been laying paths with road *planings  and gravel provided by Argyll & Bute …

A New Beginning: Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is Sold

Ardentinny Outdoor Centre
Ardentinny Outdoor Centre
Ardentinny Outdoor Centre

At a quiet Community Council meeting, with only three members of the public in attendance, Aidan Docherty, Head of Centre, announced that Actual Reality had bought the village outdoor centre from Argyll and Bute Council, with the deal apparently closing this Thursday, 7th February, 2013.

The purchase includes the slipway, the listed building ‘Old Ferry House’ at the slipway entrance, the outdoor centre itself, including the two ‘cottages’ together with the grounds which apparently extend to 6.714 acres (Title Disposition July 1968).

Aidan introduced Richard Miller, Actual Reality’s Finance Officer and invited any questions or expressions of concern regarding the negotiation and purchase of the centre either at the meeting or at any time in the future. He stressed the positive impact of this acquisition, highlighting the fact that the centre is approaching its 40th anniversary and that Actual Reality, which will soon become Continue reading “A New Beginning: Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is Sold”

Community Council adopts new format for meetings and Forestry criticised for no warning of military manoeuvres

Perhaps in an attempt to encourage more community participation, Ardentinny Community Council announced a more succinct approach to its meetings in the future, with any business not concluded by 21.30 being carried over to the next meeting. Also, with the introduction of prior 'business meetings', it was proposed that matters arising from the minutes would …

Argyll & Bute Council Elections 2012 – Cowal Ward 6 results

1. Gordon Blair (SNP) 2. Bruce Marshall (Ind) 3. Alex McNaughton (Ind) First preference votes received for each candidate: William Gordon Blair (SNP) 570 Alex McNaughton (Ind) 543 Bruce Marshall (Ind) 375 Ron Simon (SNP) 353 Lewis MacDonald (Con) 343 Stephen Johnston (Ind) 282 Chris Talbot (Ind) 169 Russell Weir (Ind) 151 Chris Lambert (Ind) …