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Thursday 30th April

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Press Release - Europe Direct Information Centre Outer Hebrides to celebrate 65th Anniversary of Europe Day

Europe Day is held on the 9th May every year and celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman Declaration'...

Wednesday 29th April

Outer Hebrides Factfile - Census 2011

Census Profiles: Island profiles added...

Press Release - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to take part in Gaelic Twitter Day 2015

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be taking part in Gaelic Twitter Day 2015, tomorrow Thursday 30th April...

Press Release - Comhairle Budget Strategy

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar agreed a budget strategy for 2016-18 at meetings last week...

Tuesday 28th April

Press Release - Nepal

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has expressed support for those suffering from the effects of the earthquake in Nepal...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

04/2015 Notice - Kallin Harbour, No1 Buoy missing from station...

Press Release - Inter-connector

Representatives of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE-T) recently met with members of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Energy Working Group. At the meeting SHE-T outlined their recent activity around the Outer Hebrides inter-connector and their forward plan for the roll-out...

Press Release - Gaelic to the fore at UK Parliamentary Election: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will become the first local authority in the United Kingdom to run a bilingual twitter account, in Gaelic and English, at the 2015 UK parliamentary Election count...

Press Release - UK Parliamentary Election – 7 May 2015 - Postal Voting

The second batch of postal voting packs for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency were issued to electors on 27 April 2015...

Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar

Dr You: Your guide to self-help in the Western Isles. A list of books and information to help you take control of your health and well-being. Available from libraries across the Western Isles...

Monday 27th April

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Passenger Rights As An EU citizen – Join The Chat Platform ..
Article: More Freedom For Member States To Decide On The GMOs Use For Food & Feed..
Article: Stornoway Primary Balloon Race..
Article: Europe Direct Information Centre Outer Hebrides To Celebrate Europe Day..

Press Release - South Ford Consultation Meeting

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar is interested in hearing views from people about possible flood protection schemes appropriate for the South Ford...

Planning Service - Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan Scheme

Update : Development Plan Scheme (2015)...

Friday 24th April

Committees

April 2015 Series: Decision Reports for Environment, Transportation, Education and Sustainable committees...

Thursday 23rd April

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated..

Wednesday 22nd April

Zero Waste Western Isles

Campaigners - Stornoway Group visit ...

Education & Children's Services - Parent & Pupil Information and Application Forms

Free School Meals and Clothing Grants application form updated ...

Press Release - UK PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION – 7 MAY 2015 - POSTAL VOTING

A total of 4,158 postal voting packs for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency have been issued to electors and will start arriving from today (Wednesday 22 April). The deadline for applying for a postal vote has now passed and the remaining postal packs (for those who applied after 8 April) will be issued by Monday 27 April...

Education & Children's Services - Auctions / Sales

For Sale by Offer : The Education & Children’s Services Department is offering for sale, by sealed bid, a large free standing shipping container...

Committees

April 2015 Series: Urgent Items for Policy & Resources and Comhairle committees...

Tuesday 21st April

Active Schools - Motiv8 Programme Survey 2015

Motiv8 Programme Survey 2015 - closing date for responses is Friday 8th May 2015...

Consumer and Environmental Services - Trading Standards and Advice

Distance Selling and Doorstep Sales and Tobacco legislation updated...

Lewis Sports Centre

Timetable and price list updated...

Arts & Culture - CnES Arts and Culture Funding Sources

Updated: arts development funding sources...

Planning Service - Major and National Developments

Planning Processing Agreements : a helpful document on the  'Benefits of using Processing Agreements'...

Isle of Harris Sports Centre

Updated: Timetable (Jan - Mar 2015)...

Press Release - 2015 Roads Surface Dressing Programme

The Comhairles 2015 roads surface dressing programme is commencing on the 11th May with 2 weeks of work in the Barra and Uist area...

Council Vacancies - Equal Opportunities Policy

Updated: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form ...

Monday 20th April

Committees

April 2015 Series: Urgent Items for Policy & Resources and Comhairle committees...

Friday 17th April

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

02/2015 Notice - Ardveenish Sector Light extinguished ...
03/2015 Notice - Leverburgh Reef Perch Missing from Station ...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Careers With The EU..
Article: EU Development Aid..
Article: Farmers And Crofters Have An Extra Month To Complete Single Application Form..

Press Release - Blar Buidhe Care Home

An investigation into the HC-One owned Blar Buidhe Care Home has now been completed...

EDIC - Newsletters

April newsletter added...

Thursday 16th April

Press Release - UK Parliamentary Election - Na h-Eileanan an Iar - Registration and Postal Vote Deadlines

Electors have until midnight on Monday 20 April 2015 to register to vote in the UK Parliamentary Election. Poll cards were issued to all registered electors in the Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency earlier this month...

Building Standards - Customer Survey Results

Customer Survey 2014-15 updated...

Press Release - NHS Warning Over Phone Scam

Residents of the Western Isles are being warned to be on their guard, following reports of a phone scam...

Licensing - Occasional

Occasional licence applications updated...

Election Office - UK Election 2015 (Polling Places)

Information about Polling Places added...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated..

Wednesday 15th April

Lewis Sports Centre

FREE Come and Play Badminton Junior Competitions (22nd & 23rd April 2015)...

Tuesday 14th April

Committees

April 2015 Series: Agenda for Policy & Resources committee...

Lewis Sports Centre

Badminton Basics Workshop (21st & 22nd April 2015)...

Press Release - DEVELOPMENT PLANNING : Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan - Call for Sites and Issues

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is inviting submissions of ideas for Planning Issues and Development Sites for the new Local Development Plan (LDP). The LDP sets out the Comhairle’s land-use strategy to encourage and guide future development in our area over the next 20 years...

Press Release - CONSULTATION INTO A COUNTRYSIDE TRUST FOR THE OUTER HEBRIDES

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, has commissioned a study into the potential for establishing a Countryside Trust in the Outer Hebrides.    The Trust could be formed as a vehicle for the management and maintenance of the Hebridean Way and could potentially support other outdoor access, marine, coastal, and biodiversity projects...

Committees

April 2015 Series: Agendas for Audit & Scrutiny and Health & Social Care committees...
April 2015 Series: Urgent items for Sustainable Development, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment & Protective Services committees...

Monday 13th April

Press Release - Launch Of New Funding Stream

WESTERN ISLES DEVELOPMENT TRUST LIMITED (WIDT) is a community based organisation established to invest income from local Renewable Energy generation schemes in the wider island community.  While community or private landowners stand to benefit, in the first instance, from Community Benefit payments arising from Renewable Energy installations on their own land, WIDT exists to ensure that a proportion of that benefit is distributed across the wider Western Isles community, from the Butt to Barra...

Education & Children's Services - Parent & Pupil Information and Application Forms

School Placing Request forms added...

Bus Timetables

Updated: Barra routes...

Cleansing Services - Organic and Residual Bin Collection Dates

Collection dates updated, April to October 2015...

Press Release - Passengers Urged to Book Bus

Plans are in place to ensure continuity of ferry services during the essential replacement of the linkspan at Ullapool.  CalMac’s vehicle and freight services will operate between Stornoway and Uig between 20 April and 17 May.  The MV Loch Seaforth will continue to provide a twice daily service between Stornoway and Ullapool, carrying foot passengers only...

Business Gateway - Approved Funding in 2015

March update of the Business Gateway approvals for 2015...

Press Release - One week left to register to vote - don’t miss out!

With just one week to go before the 20 April registration deadline for the UK Parliamentary general election the Electoral Commission and Bill Gillies, Electoral Registration Officer is calling for anyone who isn’t yet registered to go online and do so at www.gov.uk/registertovote before it’s too late...

Friday 10th April

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 9th April

Election Office - UK Election 2015 (Notices)

Update: notices added...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated..

Committees

April 2015 Series: Agendas for Sustainable Development, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment & Protective Services, Education & Children's Services committees...

Wednesday 8th April

Committees

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

Tuesday 7th April

Press Release - No Call-In For Lionel

Scottish Government Ministers have decided not to call in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s proposals for discontinuing S1/S2 provision at Lionel School...

Press Release - HIGHLAND & ISLAND CAMPAIGNERS CALL ON GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES TO SIGN UP TO AFFORDABLE WARMTH MANIFESTO

Highland and Island housing associations, local authorities, fuel poverty action groups, Citizens Advice Bureaux, and other groups have come together to support an Affordable Warmth Manifesto for the Highlands and Islands...

Thursday 2nd April

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: State Aid Public Consultation (Broadband Infrastructure Provision in Scotland)..
Article: Good Practice Principles For Shared Ownership Of Onshore Renewable Energy Developments (Draft for Public Consultation)..
Article: Rural Payments and Services..

Press Release - Uk Parliamentary Election

The UK Parliamentary Election will be held on 7 May 2015 to elect a Member of Parliament for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency.  Mr Malcolm Burr, Returning Officer, is reminding voters of some simple steps to make sure that they can have their say in the General Election...

Fees and Charges

Environmentral Health 2015/16 charges updated..

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated..

Committees

February Series: Minutes for Sustainable Development, Transportation And Infrastructure committees...

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Internet Access Points, Stornoway HHP added...

Wednesday 1st April

Press Release - New legislation governing display and pricing of tobacco products

Trading Standards are reminding businesses in the Western Isles that new legislation governing the display and pricing of tobacco products comes into force on the 6th of April 2015...

Press Release - Success for Castlebay School and the Nicolson Institute at FilmG 2015

Castlebay Community School and the Nicolson Institute were successful at this year’s FilmG.  Castlebay school scooped two prizes.  Their film, An Gealladh Meallta, won the prize for top film in the youth category and their other entry, An Saighdear, got the top prize for best music video.  The Nicolson Institute won the prize for Gaelic for their entry, An t-am ri Teachd...

Election Office - UK Election 2015

The UK Parliamentary Election also known as the 'General Election' will be held on 7 May 2015...

Bus Timetables

Summer 2015 timetables published...

Harbour Master - Notices

NLB : 10 of 2015 - Scotland - West Coast - Islay : Rhinns Of Islay  (A4256) - Establishment Of Temporary Light...