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Tuesday 31st March

Press Release - Joint Operation “Monarda” to tackle Doorstep Crime

Trading Standards at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be carrying out joint visits in the Western Isles this week, along with Police Scotland, as part of Operation “Monarda” tackling doorstep crime and highlighting the need for consumers to be wary when dealing with doorstep sellers offering various services and products...

Library Service

New Books: March 2015...

Technical Services - Vacant Property for Lease

Property list updated ...

Election office - Beinn Na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Declaration of results updated...

Monday 30th March

Grants to Voluntary Organisations - Heritage Grants

Application form, notes and rates updated...

Friday 27th March

Ionad Spòrs Eilean na Hearadh

Easter Timetable added.

Public Performance Reporting

Updated: SPI2 - Criminal Justice, SPI2 - Community Care, SPI1 - Sustainable Development, SPI2 - Education of Children, SPI2 - Cultural and Community Services and SPI1 - Equalities And Diversity...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

Play Area Ward Survey 2015 link added.

Press Release - Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist A Tuath By-election Results

The following is the result of the by-election, held on Thursday 26th March, for the electoral ward detailed above. Andrew Walker (Independent) – 437 votes...

Press Release - Comhairle Welcomes Roll Out of RET (Road Equivelant Tariff)

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the announcement made by Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay, yesterday, that Road Equivalent Tariff is be rolled out on inter-island ferry services...

Press Release - Trading Standards Reminder for local Businesses

Trading Standards Officers are reminding local businesses in the Western Isles not to fall foul of laws that govern contracts made away from business premises...

Equality and Diversity - Equality Impact

Initial Impact Assessment - Shared Parental Leave added...

Thursday 26th March

Beinn Na Foghla Agus Uibhist A Tuath By-Election Today

Electors within the Ward are reminded that the by election is taking place today and polls close at 10pm. Postal voters can still hand their packs in at any of the polling stations...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Public Performance Reporting

Updated: SPI3 - Benchmarking, SPI2 - Community Care, SPI1 - Sustainable Development and SPI1 - Revenues and Service Costs...

Lewis Sports Centre - Timetable

Lane Swimming Timetable (Easter 2015) added...

Community Care and Criminal Justice - Mental Health Services

Adult Support & Protection (Scotlant) Act 2007 : 'Adult Support and Protection Procedures' updated...

Wednesday 25th March

Building Standards - Guidance Leaflets

Updated : Planning Service and Building Standards Leaflets - Agricultural Buildings...

Press Release - Work to Commence on Ardseileach Care Development

Work will shortly commence on the £5.9m Ardseileach Care Development which will meet the care and support needs of adults with learning disabilities and complex care needs...

Library Service - e-Books

e-Books with Overdrive :  Borrow e-books to read on your computer or mobile device.  All you need is your library membership number and pin to get access to hundreds of free books for adults, teens and children...

Press Release : Business Survey - Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar is working with various organisations including Hebridean Housing Partnership, Tighean Innse Gall, The Stornoway Trust, Community Energy Scotland and Lewis Castle College UHI, to create a local Energy Supply Company with the ability to supply electricity to all households and businesses of the Outer Hebrides...

Tuesday 24th March

Press Release - Contract Awarded For Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath

Utilising the national Scape major works procurement framework, contractor Willmott Dixon Public and Commercial Limited in collaboration with the Robertson Construction Group has been awarded the £8.4m contract for the new Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar...

Press Release - Island Interests To The Fore

The interests of island areas will feature in UK legislation following agreement by the UK Government to the principle of ‘Island proofing’...

Press Release - Call For Action On Electricity Prices

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed a UK Government consultation on equalising electricity prices but has called for action to be taken quickly to remove the 2p per unit surcharge that consumers in the north of Scotland face...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to Participate in World Earth Hour 2015

For the sixth year running, the Comhairle will participate in World Earth Hour.  Last year more than 10 million people in the UK, 162 countries and 7,000 towns and cities, took part in the world’s largest participation event...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

Womens Cancer Challenge 2015, Entry and Sponsor forms added..

Monday 23rd March

Building Standards - Building Warrant Applications

Performance Indicators updated...

Press Release : Trading Standards - Doorstep Crime

Doorstep Crime can affect anyone, but it is frequently older and vulnerable people, who are often living on their own, who are specifically targeted by rogue traders and bogus workmen...

Election Office - By-Election Notices

Notices (An Taobh Siar agus Nis Ward) : Times for Inspecting Returns as to Election Expenses...

Committees

March 2015 Series : Agenda for Comhairle and Health and Social Care Committee committees...

Doorstoppers Campaign

Trading Standards are currently taking part in a joint operation with Police Scotland on Doorstep Crime...

Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre

Timetables for Easter weekend 2015...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Friday 20th March

Harbour Master - Notices

NLB : 08 of 2015 - Sgeir Ghoblach ; NLB : 09 of 2015 - Sgeir Thraid ...

Ullapool Harbour improvements bring temporary diversion

Improvements to Ullapool Harbour's linkspan will mean the closure of the port to vehicular traffic from April 20 to May 18 - Diversion notice updated...

Press Release - Trading Standards warn the Public to Look out for VAT number scam letter

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Trading Standards team is warning local businesses about a scam that is currently doing the rounds...

Thursday 19th March

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

Easter Timetable added..

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Planning Service - Development Plan Consultations

Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan - Call for Sites and Issues updated...

Wednesday 18th March

Public Performance Reporting

Updated: SPI3 - Benchmarking, SPI2 - Community Care and SPI2 - Education of Children...

Press Release - Great Bernera Community Ballot - Reminder to Return Postal Ballot Papers

Voters in the Great Bernera Estate area are reminded that the deadline for returning postal ballot papers is 4.00pm on Thursday 19th March 2015...

Tuesday 17th March

Press Release - Blar Buidhe

A multi-agency review into the HC One owned Blar Buidhe Care Home in the Outer Hebrides is underway following a number of concerns raised over the dietary programmes of residents...

Press Release - The Outer Hebrides Leader And EMFF Programme Seek New Members!

Would you consider being involved in partnerships which will support the delivery of community and economic development throughout the Outer Hebrides? ..

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar - Library

Library pages updated including 2015 holidays and Bookbug sessions...

Harbour Master - Notices

01/2015 : Ardveenish Harbour, Isle Of Barra, Western Isles, Scotland...

Monday 16th March

Constitutional Documents

Updated: Scheme of Delegation...

Non-Domestic Rates (Business Rates)

Updated: How much will I have to pay?...

Friday 13th March

Public Performance Reporting

SPI1 - Responsiveness to its Communities updated...

Community Learning Classes

Updated learning classes for 16th March onwards...

Thursday 12th March

Department of Finance and Corporate Resources

Financial Information - Budget Book 2015-16 added...

Licensing - Occasional

Occasional licence applications updated...

Business Gateway - Approved Funding 2015

Approved Funding: February 2015...

Public Performance Reporting

SPI1 - Responsiveness to its Communities updated...
SPI2 - Child Protection and Children's Social Work updated...
SPI2 - Education of Children updated...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 11th March

CnES Consultations

Public Bus Services in Uist and Barra ...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Customer Services - Stornoway Town Hall

Terms and Conditions document update...

Education & Children's Services - Consultations

Appendix D (Gaelic) added to Review of Education Provision: Lionel School S1-S2...

Tuesday 10th March

Public Performance Reporting

SPI1 - Revenues and Service Costs: Internal Audit Performance Indicators 2013-14...

Press Release - Beinn Na Foghla Agus Uibhist A Tuath By-Election

Registered electors within the Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist A Tuath Ward have until 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 March 2015 to apply for a postal vote for the By-Election...

Licensing

Late Hours Catering Licence form updated; Pedlar's Licence added...

Press Release - Crofters Urged to respond to Housing Grant Consultation

Councillor Donald Crichton has urged crofters and those with an interest in a sustainable future for crofting to respond to the consultation on the review of the Crofter Housing Grant Scheme before it closes on 31 March...

Monday 9th March

Press Release - Disruption to Services

The Shawbost pool will be closed this evening due to the adverse weather forecast for the Western Isles this evening...Please note that services are subject to further disruption depending on weather conditions...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Fly Commonwealth Flag to mark Commonwealth Day

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar today formally raised the Commonwealth Flag to celebrate Commonwealth Day...

Press Release - Community In The Driving Seat To Shape Future Bus Transport Services

The community in Uist and Barra are to take a key role in shaping public bus transport services funded by the Comhairle. Consultation meetings scheduled to take place during the fortnight commencing 16 March will start the process of ascertaining what the priority for local bus transport services should be for the next 3-5 years...

Public Notice – Cancellation of Evening Bus Services

Due to the forecasted high wind speeds the following evening bus services have been cancelled...

Trading Standards

Trading Standards and Advice page updated...

Council Tax

Scottish Water Leaflet added...

Education and Children's Services - Quality Improvement, Performance Monitoring and Self Evaluation

Performance Monitoring reports added...

Thursday 5th March

Council Tax

Council Tax leaflet updated...

Press Release - Stornoway Spaceport

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have welcomed the inclusion of Stornoway Airport on a shortlist of potential sites for the UK’s first Spaceport and will work together to explore the opportunities arising from such a development...

Exchequer Services

Exchequer Performance Indicators 2014 added...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to Roll Out Community Meals Service

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is introducing the next phase of the pre-prepared frozen meal service in Lewis and Harris from April 2015...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Education and Children's Services - Performance Monitoring

Performance Monitoring reports added...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Public Performance Reporting

SPI3 - Benchmarking : LGBF Outcome Reports updated...

Wednesday 4th March

Public Performance Reporting

SPI1 - Sustainable Development updated...
SPI1 - Employees updated

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

NLB Notices added....

Equality and Diversity - Equality Impact Assessments

Impact assessments for 2013 and 2014 added...

Education and Children's Services - Business Plan

Education and Children’s Services Business Plan (2015/16) updated...

Tuesday 3rd March

BSL - Launch of Online Video Relay Interpreting Service Pilot

The Scottish Government is currently funding an NHS 24 online BSL Video Relay Interpreting Service pilot which aims to improve access to health services for people in Scotland who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing...

Press Release - Chair of Western Isles Poverty Action Group Responds to SSE Statement

Following a statement that Electricity network operator, SSE, is backing a major charity committed to eradicating fuel poverty through a donation of £40,000, Angus McCormack, Chair of the Western Isles Poverty Action Group has responded...

Election Office : Election of Councillor - Beinn Na Foghla Agus Uibhist a Tuath - Notices

Notice of Situation of Polling Places added...

Press Release - Commonwealth Flag Raising Event - 2015

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be joining with more than 730 Commonwealth Flag Events in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries on Monday 9 March – Commonwealth Day 2015...

Public Performance Reporting

SPI2: Housing & Homelessness, Protective Services updated...

Press Release - Upcoming Play Areas Community Workshops

Community Groups, and anyone wishing to contribute to discussions about the future sustainability of play areas in their locality, are invited to attend a Play Areas Community Workshop...

Monday 2nd March

Organisational Development - Service Business Plans

2015-16 Service Business Plans added...

Press Release - Comhairle to continue the case for West Coast based ETV

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is to continue the case, along with colleagues in neighbouring councils, for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) to be based in the West of Scotland...

Press Release - Public Urged to Respond to Consultation on Flood Risk

A public consultation on the most comprehensive assessment of flood risk and its impacts ever complied in Scotland has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the local authorities...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais

Easter 2015 Motiv8 Activity Programme...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Honoured at National GO Awards 2015/16

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has been honoured alongside the UK procurement community’s finest at the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16...

Licensing - Premises

Premises licence applications updated...

Western Isles Biodiversity - Gardeners

Please be aware that Bumblebees advertised to improve pollination in your garden are of little value and could cause problems to our local bees...

Library Service

New Books: February 2015...

Public Performance Reporting : SPI1 - Assets

Property Performance Reports: 2013-14 report added...

Press Release - Election of Councillor - Beinn Na Foghla Agus Uibhist a Tuath

Following the close of nominations two candidates have come forward to stand for the by-election on Thursday 26 March.  They are: Roslyn Margaret MacPherson, Scottish National Party (SNP) and Andrew Walker, Independent...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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