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Friday 24th February

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Updated: SPI3 - Benchmarking (LGBF National Benchmarking Reports)....

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

New articles added...

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Updated: Public Performance Reporting; (infographics); SPI 2 (Service Performance) - cultural & community services, planning, housing & homelessness, protective services....

Thursday 23rd February

Youth Champions Encourage 16 and 17 year olds to have their say

Western Isles Youth Champions, Cllr Charlie Nicolson and Donnie Steele, are encouraging young voters who are eligible to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections in May to make sure that they are registered on the Electoral Register by 17 April 2017....

Performance Monitoring and Reporting

Updated: Public Performance Reporting; SPI1 - Assets....

Wednesday 22nd February

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION 2017

Information Meetings for Prospective Candidates....

Committees

February/March 2017 Series Agendas: Comataidh Buileachaidh Plana Canan, Environment and Protective Services, Education and Children’s Services, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Infrastructure...

Western Isles Schools Successful At FilmG Awards 2017

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is delighted to announce that pupils from The Nicolson Institute, Castlebay School and Sir E Scott have been successful at the 2017 FilmG awards....

Tuesday 21st February

Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to take part in Facebook Session on Crown Estate

Comhairle Leader, Cllr Angus Campbell, will host a Facebook question and answer session at 7pm on Tuesday 28th February on the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Crown Estate Proposals....

Committees

Committee Timetable : Committee Week 27 February - 3 March 2017...

Thursday 16th February

Official Opening of Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is very pleased to announce that the official opening of the new Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath...

Wednesday 15th February

SSE Scottish Hydro Electric - Heating Tariff Advice

SSE will be hosting advice sessions throughout various venues and locations throughout the Isles next week, in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Hebridean Housing Partnership, Citizens Advice and Tighean Innse Gall...

Tuesday 14th February

IJB Budget - Public Information Sessions

Over the next few weeks, the Chief Officer and the Chief Finance Officer of the Integration Joint Board will host a number of public information sessions, to highlight the proposed financial savings across health and social care services...

Public Information Meeting - Brexit: What Next For The Uk And Scotland?

In March 2017, the UK Government intends to give official notice of its intention to withdraw from the European Union...

Monday 13th February

EDIC - Articles, News and Events

New articles added...

Friday 10th February

4 Additional Syrian Families Settle In Outer Hebrides

On behalf of the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership, Comhairle Leader Angus Campbell is pleased to inform the community that a further four Syrian refugee families have been housed in the Outer Hebrides. The families, consisting of 8 adults and 10 children, travelled to Stornoway last night and are currently settling into their new homes...

Worldwide Internet Safety Day

At 11am on Tuesday 7th February 2017, which was Worldwide Safer Internet Day, e-Sgoil connected to 21 classrooms across various schools in the Western Isles...

Technical Services - Community Asset Transfer

Added: Community Asset Transfer and asset register...

Committees

December 2016 Series Minutes: Audit and Scrutiny, Comataidh Buileachaidh Plana Canan, Environment and Protective Services, Education and Children’s Services, Full Council, Human Resources, Policy and Resources, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Infrastructure...

Thursday 9th February

The Future of Energy for the Islands

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader, Cllr Angus Campbell, met with senior energy spokespersons from the SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties in London yesterday (8th February). The meetings supported the Comhairle's recent submission to the DBEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) consultation around non-mainland wind...

Partnership Working For Children, Young People and Families

A partnership has been formed between Action for Children, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CNES), Harmeny School and Western Isles Foyer to jointly redesign and deliver services for children, young people and their families...

Wednesday 8th February

Comhairle Sets 2017/18 Budget

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has set its budget for the next Financial Year, 2017/18, without making any further reductions to services or employee numbers...

Leader Programme Update – Spotlight On Projects Bulletin

The Outer Hebrides LEADER Local Action Group has approved grants to 12 local projects recently - summarised in the latest LEADER Bulletin ‘Spotlight on Projects’ - taking the total awarded from the 2014-2020 Programme to over £1 million. ...

Tuesday 7th February

How good is your community? What do you think about where you live?

With the people of the Outer Hebrides reporting the highest levels of happiness in the UK in a recent survey, you may think that living in the Outer Hebrides can’t get any better; or you may disagree....

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar supports Loganair’s Stance on APD

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader, Cllr Angus Campbell, has backed calls made by Loganair’s Managing Director, Jonathan Hinkles for the present tax exemption on flights from the Highlands and Islands to be reciprocated on departures from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen....

Monday 6th February

EDIC - Newsletters

February newsletter added...

Ferry Tendering

The European Commission has informed the Scottish Government of their view that an exemption to current state aid rules could now allow the direct award of ferry services contracts to a public sector operator....

Budget

Commenting on yesterday’s announcement that £160 million will be returned back to local government, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader, Cllr Angus Campbell, said:...

Request for Volunteers

The Outer Hebrides Resettlement Team is seeking more volunteers from the Lewis area to support re-settled families with a range of aspects of day-to-day life such as using public transport, going grocery shopping, going to the gym, attending appointments and participating in children’s activities....

Thursday 2nd February

Congestion in Stornoway Town Centre on Friday 3rd February

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Western Isles Police are seeking the support and cooperation of the public tomorrow afternoon, Friday 3rd February....

Christmas Hamper Raffle for Bethesda

Members and staff at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar recently held a Christmas Hamper Raffle in aid of Bethesda Hospice, raising a total of £1023....

Budget and Council Tax Setting Papers

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is currently carrying out a survey as part of the Paths For All funded “Smarter Travel” initiative....

Committees

Added: Budget Book 2017/18...
February 2017 Series Agendas: Comhairle, Education, Environment & Protective Services, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Infrastructure, Policy and Resources...

Wednesday 1st February

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Active and Sustainable Travel Survey

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is currently carrying out a survey as part of the Paths For All funded “Smarter Travel” initiative....