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Thursday 26th February

Licensing - Occasional

Occasional license applications updated...

Social & Community Services : Self-Directed Support

Self-Directed Support is about how your support plan is put into action so that you receive the help you need. Self-Directed Support means that you have choices in how your care and support is managed...

Education & Children's Services - Consultations

Consultation Report : Proposal to Revise the Catchment Boundary for Leverhulme Memorial School and Sir E Scott School...

Fuel Prices

Updated: Western Isles fuel prices...

Wednesday 25th February

Election Office - By Election An Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

By-Election on 26 March 2015 : Notice of Agents & Poll added...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Public Performance Reporting : SPI1 - employees and SPI2 - protective services updated...
Accounts Commission Reports added ...

Tuesday 24th February

Press Release - LEWS CASTLE MUSEUM & ARCHIVE UPDATE

The Lewis Castle Phase 2 contract, being undertaken by Graham Construction, includes the new Museum and Archive building, creation of a new glass roofed courtyard café area with adjacent toilet facilities, full restoration of the public rooms on the ground floor of the castle and external landscaping works including a new visitor car park...

Monday 23rd February

Press Release - Election of Councillor (Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath Ward )

Polling will take place between the hours of 7am and 10pm on Thursday 26 March 2015 for the election of a Councillor for the Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a’ Tuath electoral ward...

Zero Waste Western Isles

Campaign Team Contact Details updated...

Press Release - Closing Date for Electricity Supply Survey

Tighean Innse Gall and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar recently sent out a postal survey on electricity usage to all households in the Outer Hebrides. Both organisations are now encouraging people to return their completed survey before the closing date of Friday 27th February...

Press Release - Deadline for Nominations - Election of Councillor for the Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath Ward

A reminder that the deadline for nominations is 4pm today, Monday 23rd February 2015...

Friday 20th February

Press Release - SSE Must Do More

Power giant SSE must do more to reduce the 2p per unit surcharge being paid by electricity consumers in the Highlands and islands...

Thursday 19th February

Press Release - Comhairle Calls for West Coast based ETV

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is again pursuing the case for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) to be based in the West of Scotland, after a large cargo ship that ran aground near Ardnamurchan Point in the west Highlands earlier this week...

Complaints Procedure - Quarterly Complaints Monitoring

October - December 2014 report added...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides

This year has been designated as the ‘European Year for Development 2015,’ and is the first ever European Year to deal with the European Union's external action and Europe’s role in the world...

Fuel Prices

Updated: Western Isles fuel prices...

Lewis and Harris Sports Council

Sports Quiz and WIIGA 5k entry forms added...

Education and Children's Services - Child Protection

What's New In Child Protection updated...
Training Opportunities updated...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Accounts Commission Reports - 2012/13 An Evaluation of Public Performance Reporting added...

Press Release - Deadline for Nominations - Election of Councillor for the Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath Ward

A reminder that the deadline for nominations is 4pm on Monday 23rd February 2015...

Building Warrant Applications - Performance Indicators

Performance indicators updated...

Wednesday 18th February

Press Release - Delegation from the H&I to meet with SSE

A delegation from the Highlands and Islands is meeting with representative power company SSE tomorrow at the firm’s Headquarters in Perth...

Tuesday 17th February

Performance Management

Service Business Plans 2014/15 - Quarter 3 Progress Reports added...

Press Release - Comhairle gives go ahead for new Ardseileach Care Development

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has given the go ahead for the new £5.9m Ardseileach Care Development which will meet the care and support needs of adults with learning disabilities and complex care needs...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

SPI 2: Housing, Planning, Protective services updated..

Committees

February 2015 Series : decision reports for Education & Children's Services, and Environment & Protective Services committees...

Monday 16th February

Scottish Welfare Fund

Update: First and second tier review....

Press Release - New ‘Work-based’ Pathway Opportunities for School Pupils – Engineering and Health & Social Care Foundation Apprenticeships

Young people in CnES schools now have the opportunity to choose new SQA-accredited courses designed to meet skills, competence and academic requirements of the Engineering and Health & Social Care sectors...

Committees

November 2014 Series : committee minutes added...

Friday 13th February

Education and Children's Services - Current Consultation Documents

Notice of Opportunity to make Representation to Scottish Ministers: Lionel School S1/2 Statutory Consultation added...

Education and Children's Services - Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

Religious and Moral Education Policy added...

Press Release - Election of Councillor - An Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

A By Election is to be held for the return of a Councillor for the Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath Ward of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar...

Election Office - By Election An Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Details of By-Election on 26 March 2015 added...

Planning Service - Major and National Developments

Planning Processing Agreements updated...

Education and Children's Services - Schools

School Contact Details updated...

Thursday 12th February

Press Release - Western Isles Schools Well Represented In Filmg Shortlist

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are delighted to announce that The Nicolson Institute, Lionacleit School and Castlebay Community School have been shortlisted in FilmG, MG ALBA’s Gaelic Short Film Competition...

Press Release - COMHAIRLE SETS BUDGET

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has set its budget for the financial year 2015/16 with a revenue figure for the year of £111m...

Licensing - Occasional

Occasional license applications updated...

Press Release - Deadline for Barvas Estate Area Ballot

A reminder that the Postal Ballot Papers must be received by no later than 4pm today, Thursday 12 February 2015 to be included in the Count...

Council Tax - 2015-16

Council Tax and Scottish Water Charges 2015-16...

Fuel Prices

Updated: Western Isles fuel prices...

Wednesday 11th February

Business Gateway - Approved Funding 2015

Approved funding January 2015...

Committees

February Series: Urgent items Policy and Resources committee...

Community Learning and Development - Duke of Edinburgh's Award

2014 reports added...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: EU Structural Funds First Round of Bids for Strategic Interventions..
Article: ISLES Spatial Plan 2015 and Sustainability Appraisal Consultation..
Article: COSLA Appointed as Local Representative for Rural Development..
Article: EU Careers Event..

Licnesing - Western Isles Licensing Board (Premises Licensing)

Premises Licensing : Variation (Major)...

Tuesday 10th February

Press Release - Deadline for Barvas Estate Area Ballot

A reminder that the Postal Ballot Papers must be received by no later than 4pm on Thursday 12 February 2015 to be included in the Count...

Press Release - Notice of Uncontested Election

The following candidate was validly nominated for the electoral ward mentioned below and, as the number of candidates nominated for election to the An Taobh...

Committees

February Series: Urgent items Environment & Protective Services, and Policy & Resources committees...

Private Landlord Registration

Update: Private Landlord Newsletter...

Monday 9th February

Election of Councillor - An Taobh Siar agus Nis Ward

Notice of Uncontested Election...

Health and Social Care Integration 

Integration Scheme Consultation : Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and NHS Western Isles are in the process of establishing a Health and Social Care Partnership which will be responsible for a range of delegated health and social care functions in the Western Isles from later in 2015. Similar partnerships, are being established across the country...

Human Resources - Performance

Performance reporting 2013/14added...

Press Release - Revised Comhairle Meeting Time

PLEASE NOTE: The Comhairle meeting on Wednesday 11th February 2015 will begin at 5pm and not at 7pm, as previously advertised...

Friday 6th February

Committees

February Series: Agendas for Audit and Scrutiny, Full Council and Policy and Resources committees..
February Series: Decision Reports for Environment, Education, Transportation and Sustainable committees...

Education and Children's Services - Educational Psychology

Accessing Research and Strategic Development Support document added...

Press Release - Gaelic School Status for 6 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Schools

6 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Schools have decided to proceed with Gaelic Schools Status in 2014/15. These schools are: Bernera, Breasclete, Castlebay, Iochdar, Leverhulme Memorial and Sgoil an Taobh Siar...

Business Gateway

Workshop programme updated...

Thursday 5th February

Planning Service - Extant Applications

List of Extant Applications and Proposal of Application Notices updated...

Fuel Prices

Updated: Western Isles fuel prices...

Wednesday 4th February

Press Release - Ballot of the Barvas Estate Area

Postal Ballot Packs have been issued to all eligible electors within the Barvas Estate Area. The Ballot is being run on behalf of Urras Sgire Oigreach Barabhas by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Election Team...

Committees

February Series: Urgent Items for Education & Children's Services, and Environment & Protective Services committees...

Performance Monitoring and Rerporting (SPI1 - Equalities And Diversiy)

Updated: Public performance monitoring, SPI1 - Equalities And Diversiy...

 

Tuesday 3rd February

Press Release - New Environment and Protective Services Chair

Cllr Norman M Macleod is Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s new Chair of the Environment and Protective Services Committee...

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction - Local Housing Allowance

Highland & Isles LHA Rates 2015 - 2016 updated...

Committee Membership

Cllr Norman M Macleod appointed chairman to Envirnonment and Protective Services Committee ...

Press Release - Energy Survey

With households in the Outer Hebrides experiencing the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK, supporting consumers to reduce their energy costs is a key strand of the approach local agencies are taking to tackling fuel poverty...

Monday 2nd February

Press Release - Comhairle Presented Copy of Newly Published Book on WW1

At a meeting of the Gaelic Language Implementation Committee today, the Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was presented with a copy of Going Down of the Sun, a book which covers the effect of WW1 on villages between Ballantrushal and Skigersta in north Lewis...

Human Resources - Organisational Development

Local Government Benchmarking Framework, SPI3 - Benchmarking updated...

Buiding Standards

Balanced Scorecard Updated...