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Wednesday 30th September

Press Release - New Consumer Rights Act

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 becomes law on 1st October 2015, it is aimed to simplify, strengthen and modernise UK Consumer Legislation...

Committees

September 2015 Series: Environment & Protective Services and Policy & Resources urgent items...

Tuesday 29th September

Press Release - Integrated Joint Board

The Western Isles Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board has been established under new legislation designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities through services delivered by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and NHS Western Isles...

Finance & Corporate Resources - Annual Accounts

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Annual Accounts 2014-15 and Sgoiltean Ura LLP Annual Accounts 2014 & 2015...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 38 Shellfish Results 2015...

Committees

September 2015 Series: Policy & Resources and Full Council urgent items...

Monday 28th September

Building Standards - Building Warrant Applications

Building Warrant Application Form - Guidance Notes updated...

Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre

October break opening hours and pool activities...

Press Release - One Month Left To Have Your Say On Council Ward Boundaries (PDF, 70K)

The public have until 22 October to have their say on proposed council ward boundaries across Scotland...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

Kintyre To Gigha 11KV Submarine Cable - Survey Operations...

Friday 25th September

Press Release - An Taobh agus Nis By Election - Postal Voting

A total of 476 postal voting packs for the An Taobh Siar agus Nis By-Election have been issued to electors and will start arriving from today (Friday 25 September 2015)...

Harbour Master - Notices to Mariners

Harris - Scalpay Submarine Cable notice added...

Press Release - Trading Standards

Trading Standards Officers at CNES are keen to speak to doorstep sellers who are currently on the islands selling generators...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Thursday 24th September

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Community Councils

North Focus Publication added...

Wednesday 23rd September

Press Release - BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

Recent samples taken at Loch Branahuie, discharging onto Melbost Beach have indicated that the blue-green algal bloom is still present...

Castlebay Sports Centre

Pool and Fitness Suite Opening Times 29th September – 4th October 2015...

Committees

September 2015 Series: Policy & Resources and Full Council agendas...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting : Service Business Plans 2015/16

Added: Chief Executive's Department...

Tuesday 22nd September

Performance Monitoring and Reporting : SPI3 - Benchmarking

LGBF Outcome Reports - Street Cleaning Meeting 26/03/15...

Business Gateway - Approved Funding In 2015

August Funding updated...

Press Release - An Taobh agus Nis By Election

Electors in the An Taobh Siar agus Nis By Election have until 5.00pm today (22 September) to apply for a postal vote or to change existing postal or proxy arrangements...

Monday 21st September

Committees

September 2015 Series: Urgent items for Environment & Protective Services, Education & Children's Services, Transportation & Infrastructure, Sustainable Development and Health & Social Care committees...

European Direct Information Centre - Articles, News and Events

Europe Direct Information Centre – Outer Hebrides Events
A Day In The Life Of A Scottish MEP
Highlands & Islands European Partnership Committee Of The Regions ‘Open Days’ Local Event On EU Regional Policy

Castlebay Sports Centre

Swimming Pool and Fitness Suite timetables updated....

Chief Executive Department - Service Business Plans 2105/16

Business plans for 2015/16, updated to include new Integrated Services department and Chief Social Work Officer...

Friday 18th September

Committees - June Minutes

June 2015 Series : Minutes for all Committees...

Press Release - An Taobh Siar agus Nis By-election

The By Election to elect a member to serve the ward of An Taobh Siar agus Nis will be held on Wednesday 7 October 2015. To vote in the By Election you must be on the register of Electors for the ward...

Press Release - Community Council Elections 2015, Second Round of Nominations

A further round of nominations is being held for those Community Councils which failed to achieve the minimum number of valid nominations in the first round of the Community Council Election 2015...

Thursday 17th September

Press Release - Former Councillor Passes Away

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is today flying the flag at half-mast in respect of former councillor, Marie A. MacMillan OBE JP, who has passed away peacefully after a short period of illness, aged 91...

Castlebay Sports Centre

Pool and Fitness Suite Opening Times 15th-21st September 2015 , 22nd-27th September 2015...

Community Councils : NOTICE OF ELECTION

An election is to be held for the return of Community Councillors for vacancies on the Community Councils...

Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais / Lewis Sports Centre

5 A Side Football Championships and Table Tennis Coaching...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Update : SPI 2 (Service Performance) Education of Children and Protective Services updated...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 16th September

Community Learning and Development

Community Learning & Development Plan (2015-18)...

Compalints Procedure

Quarterly Monitoring (April - June 2015)...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 36 Shellfish Results 2015...

Committees

September 2015 Series: Audit & Scrutiny, Environment & Protective Services and Health & Social Care agendas...

MOTIV8 / Sport and Fitness

October 2015 : MOTIV8 programme and Secondary Sport and Fitness Sessions...

Consumer and Environmental Services - Annual Service Plan and Quarterly Monitoring

Service Plan 2015/16 Monitoring : Quarter 1...

Tuesday 15th September

Committees

September 2015 Series : Education & Children's Services and Comataidh Buileachaidh Plana Canan agendas...

Education & Children's Services - Consultations

The Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership is developing a shared Integrated Children’s Services Plan, to agree collective outcomes and improvement priorities to better the wellbeing of children and young people in the Outer Hebrides...

Press Release - COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2015

Following the close of nominations 21 Community Councils across na h-Eileanan an Iar were re-established...

Performance Management - Service Business Plans 2015/16

Service Business Plans 2015/16 - Quarter 1 Progress Reports by Department...

Monday 14th September

Committees

September 2015 Series : Transportation & Infrastructure and Sustainable Development agendas...

Press Release - Nicolson Pupils Take a Trip of a Lifetime

6 senior pupils from S5 in The Nicolson Institute, last week, travelled to Ypres in Belgium to take part in Pròiseact nan Ealan’s production, “Sequamur”, as part of a WWI history trip...

Friday 11th September

Press Release - Former Councillor Passes Away

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is today flying the flag at half-mast in respect of former councillor, Malcolm MacFarlane, who sadly passed away this morning aged 93...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Press Release - Issue Of Poll Cards, An Taobh Siar Agus Nis, Election Of Councillor

Following the close of nominations the following candidates are standing in the by-election to elect a member to serve the An Taobh Siar agus Nis Ward:...

Press Release - Blue-Green Algae

Recent samples taken at Loch Stranndabhat, Lochs have indicated the presence of blue-green algae. Further samples taken at Loch Branahuie, Melbost still indicate the presence of blue-green algae, first reported on 6 August. As a precautionary measure, notices have been posted next to both lochs, warning that contact with the algal scum should be avoided...

Press Release - Algal Toxins

Levels of Shellfish Toxin back to safe levels Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of the Food Standards Agency has identified that the previously high levels of shellfish toxins identified in Loch Roag in Lewis have returned to safe levels...

Thursday 10th September

Private Landlord Registration

Private Landlord Newsletter July 2015...

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

Article: Citizens’ Awareness and Perceptions of EU Regional Policy..
Article: Sessions on How to Access EU funding for Creative Projects...

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 9th September

Press Release - Concerns Over Costs Arising From New Policies

Representatives of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar today attended a consultation meeting undertaken by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) into “Submarine Electricity Cables” ...

Press Release - Electricty charges - Western Isles Poverty Action Group

Commenting on the possibility of increased charges for electricity users in the Islands and the north of Scotland, the Chair of the Western isles Poverty Action Group, Angus McCormack, said:...

Licensing - Premises Licensing

Applications updated...

Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre - Charges

Fees and charges update...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 35 Shellfish Results 2015...

Tuesday 8th September

Press Release - Get Involved With Learning This Autumn

Community Learning Hebrides is launching a new programme of community learning classes and workshops to be run in Lewis and Harris during autumn 2015. The learning provision is being advertised through a new booklet of community learning opportunities and the information is also available on the Community Learning Hebrides website and Facebook pages...

Public Performance Reporting

Updated : SPI3 - Benchmarking...

Monday 7th September

Press Release - Scotland’s National Marine Plan - Potential Increase in SSE Surcharge

Electricity consumers in the Western Isles and the Highlands may be in line for an increase on the present 2p surcharge imposed on them by SSE. SSE will consult on the Scottish Government’s National Marine Plan this month. The meeting will be held on 9 September in the Caladh Inn...

Press Release - Comhairle Backs Refugee Support

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to express support for the position of the Scottish Government and COSLA in persuading the UK Government that much more needs to be done in relation to the European refugee crisis...

Press Release - LOCAL GOVERNMENT BY ELECTION:  7 OCTOBER 2015 - ELECTION OF COUNCILLOR

Polling will take place between the hours of 7am and 10pm on Wednesday 7 October 2015 for the election of a Councillor for the Taobh Siar agus Nis electoral ward....

Election Office - An Taobh Siar agus Nis By Election - Notices

Notice of poll...

Thursday 3rd September

Press Release - Campaign Against MPAs

The joint Comhairle Fisheries Industry Group met earlier today to launch a campaign opposing the imposition of Scottish Government marine designation proposals...

Outer Hebrides Factfile : Socio-Economic Updates

Bulletin 30 - August 2015...

Community Learning Hebrides - Autumn Classes 2015

The Community Learning Class programme for Autumn 2015 is now available and classes and workshops will be running throughout Lewis and Harris in the period from September to December 2015...

Planning Service - Extant Applications

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

Western Isles Fuel Prices

Fuel Prices updated...

Wednesday 2nd September

Press Release - Statement Re. Perceval Square

The Comhairle has not told the Gourmet Street Food operation that they should vacate Perceval Square. That is incorrect...

EDIC - Newsletters

Newsletter: Issue 17 - September 2015...

Tuesday 1st September

Exchequer Services - Universal Credit

Universal Credit is being introduced in stages across the UK, and in the Western Isles the first cases went live from 11 May 2015...

Press Release - Warning On Mattress Scam

Trading Standards are warning residents that the Western Isles may be targeted by rogue traders selling mattresses from the backs of vans...

Food Safety

News & Updates: Week 34 Shellfish Results 2015...