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Thursday 30th July

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Tuesday 28th July

Press Release - Concerns Over Marine Designations

Following recent announcements from the Scottish Government regarding the management of inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar along with the Western Isles Fisherman’s Association and other representatives of the fisheries industry have formed a joint working group with the aim of opposing the imposition of these designation...

Press Release - Consultation on Corporate Strategy Extended

The deadline for the consultation on the Corporate Strategy has been extended to 31 August 2015...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Shellfish Results 2015 - Week 29...

Monday 27th July

Education & Children's Services - Schools

Updated : School Catchment Areas...

Press Release - Update on Barvas Estate Buyout

USOBCC has secured capital funding of £715,000 for purchasing the selected Barvas Estate assets plus paying for necessary mapping and legal costs...

Press Release - DOORSTEP SCAMS

Trading Standards at CNES regularly receive complaints from consumers who are cold called by unscrupulous traders offering their services...

Community Councils

Contact information updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Friday 24th July

Press Release - High Levels of Shellfish Toxin in East Loch Roag in Lewis

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in East Loch Roag in Lewis...

Thursday 23rd July

Press Release - Comhairle to write to OFGEM

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is to write to OFGEM to seek clarity on reduced SSE tariffs which appear to no longer be available...

Press Release - Mail Scams

Targeting victims with bogus lottery winnings, get rich quick and advance fee schemes, clairvoyants, investment,  home working  and pyramid selling schemes.  Sometimes scammers will send catalogues selling cheaper goods for expensive prices however they will claim that a purchase will entitle you to a monetary  prize. Scammers know how to “dazzle” minds, where the victim will become enthused and direct their attention on the prize not on the fact that they are sending money or sending bank account details to someone they don’t know...

Wednesday 22nd July

Press Release - BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

Recent samples taken at Loch Langabhat, South Harris have indicated the presence of blue-green algae.  As a precautionary measure, notices will be posted next to the loch, warning that contact with the algal scum should be avoided...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Shellfish Results 2015 - Week 28...

Press Release - GALLAN HEAD COMMUNITY BALLOT REMINDER TO RETURN POSTAL BALLOT PAPERS

Eligible voters in the Aird, Uig area are reminded that the deadline for returning postal ballot papers for the Gallan Head Community Ballot is 4.00pm on Tuesday 28 July 2015...

Press Release - Steering Group

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) have formed a steering group committed to exploring the available options around the current network restrictions in the Outer Hebrides, and investigating possible solutions which may accommodate additional renewable energy generation...

Monday 20th July

Press Release - Tribute To Former Councillor

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid tribute to former Councillor for the Scalpay, Bays, and Harris East, Electoral Wards, Donald MacDonald, who passed away on Sunday 19th July aged 68. Donald was elected to the Comhairle in 1990 serving until 2007...

Press Release - PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE CONSULTATION MOVES INTO TOP GEAR

Following on from community events and a questionnaire which was sent to every household, the consultation process over what public transport services should be provided in Uist and Barra is set to move into top gear...

Building Standards - Performance Indicators

Performance Indicators updated...

Friday 17th July

Barra and Uist Bus Consultation Results

Initial results from the public bus service consultation of Uist and Barra

Thursday 16th July

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Press Release - BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (East Loch Ollay, South Uist)

Recent samples taken at East Loch Ollay, South Uist have indicated the presence of blue-green algae.  As a precautionary measure, notices have been posted next to the loch, warning that contact with the algal scum should be avoided...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wednesday 15th July

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

Deployment of a wave measurement buoy for 6 month period, Western approach to Sound of Taransay...

Planning Service - Building Conservation - Grant Schemes

Application forms and guidance notes updated...

Tuesday 14th July

Press Release - Online Scams

July is scams awareness month. Trading Standards Departments and Citizens Advice Bureaus throughout the UK will be highlighting some of the scams in current circulation, and will be giving Consumers advice on how to deal with them...

Monday 13th July

Europe Direct Information Centre - Newsletters

Added: July 2015 Newsletter...

Europe Direct Information Centre - Outer Hebrides : Articles, News and Events

Article: Furthering Outer Hebrides and Japan Relations : The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Hajime Kitaoka’s recent visit to the Outer Hebrides involved researching smaller-scale renewable energy, in particular offshore wind and wave energy projects. In the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan decided to abandon its nuclear energy programme by the 2030's and has committed £200 billion to development of Renewable Energy generation...

Article: Access to EU Finance...
Article: Commission Seeks Views on Europe's Audiovisual Media Rules...

Child Protection Committee - What's New

Added: Summary of Scottish Government policy developments and relevant information regarding child protection...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Social and Community Services - Community Care and Criminal Justice

May Be of Interest (Related Infomation) : Link to Nursing Home Abuse Guide added...

Thursday 9th July

Complaints Procedure

Added: Complaints Management Reporting 2014-15...

Human Resources - Organisational Development - Public Performance Reporting

SPI1 - Assets, July 2015 added ...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Wednesday 8th July

ISL Early Morning Facility Opening (Trial)

Complete the Survey: the aim of this survey is to gather feedback from our customers in relation to the ISL early morning opening trial which is due to be reviewed in October 2015...

Outer Hebrides Factfile - Fact Cards

Added: Fact Cards 2015...

Monday 6th July

Press Release -Leader Sets Out Electricity Company Progress

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has responded to a press release from Cllr Gordon Murray on securing a community electricity company for the Western Isles and has outlined what has previously been agreed and what progress has been made...

Press Release - Chair of Sustainable Development Writes to Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs over Marine Designations

Cllr Alasdair MacLeod, Chair of Sustainable Development Committee at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs to convey the Comhairle’s continued opposition to marine designations in and around the Outer Hebrides...

Press Release - Don’t blow 30 Years of Savings in 30 Seconds!

As part of Scams awareness month Trading Standards and Citizens Advice Bureaus are highlighting current scam activity. Trading standards are aware of several new scams which are devised to take advantage of the changes to the pension rules...

Library Service

New Books: June 2015...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Shellfish Results 2015 - Week 26...

Western Isles Local Licensing Forum

Notice of meeting 10:30am Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway...

Friday 3rd July

Press Release - High Levels of Shellfish Toxin

Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in West Loch Roag - Miavaig and Eilean Tenish, West Loch Roag - Linngeam, Torranish and Drovinish and East Loch Roag, all in Lewis...

Press Release - Convener Congratulates Team Western Isles on Most Successful Island Games Ever

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr. Norman A MacDonald, has paid tribute to the athletes representing Team Western Isles at the Natwest World Island games in Jersey...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Thursday 2nd July

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Press Release - Algal Bloom Loch Nan Ritheanan, Keose

There is an Algal Bloom in Loch Nan Ritheanan, Keose in North Lochs. Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects. Contact with the water or algal scum can cause skin problems. It is a sensible precaution for you, your children and your animals to avoid contact with the scum and the water close to it. For further information, contact the Environmental Health Team of Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar. Tel No. 01851 822694...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting : SPI1 - Employees

SPI1 - Employees : Results of Employee Survey 2015...

Wednesday 1st July

Licensing - Occasional

Occasional licence applications updated...

Press Release - Consul General of Japan to visit Western Isles

The Consul General of Japan, Mr. Hajime Kitaoka, will be visiting the Western Isles next week (7th and 8th July) researching smaller-scale renewable energy and particularly wind and wave energy projects...

Press Release - Sustainable Energy Action Plan workshops

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in conjunction with Lews Castle College UHI, recently hosted a series of training workshops on the theme of sustainable energy action planning. Three workshops were held and participated in by Comhairle staff, representatives of Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partners, and those involved in community and third sector organisations...

Press Release - Scam Awareness Month 2015

July is scam awareness month, during which Trading Standards departments and Citizens Advice Bureaus (CABs) throughout the UK will be highlighting current scam activity and giving advice to consumers on how to tackle them...

Committees

June 2015 Series : Committee decision reports...