Argyll and Bute Council has launched a single helpline number for citizens to contact the council and other partnership agencies with needs arising from the current coronavirus situation. The helpline number will be operated during normal business hours and is 01546 605524. Queries that will be addressed include Financial, Business, Health, Education, Registration and Social & Homecare Needs. Individuals can also use the helpline to volunteer. For more information please see – web page To supplement the phone number there are also webforms allowing individuals to volunteer and to log their Social and Homecare needs 24/7. I’d be grateful if you would kindly use your wider networks to promote this newly launched number and the webform.
Scottish Government has today (24 March) announced further support for
businesses affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The aim of the
Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Grant is to keep companies in
business, help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic
recovery. The fund will be administered by local authorities.
up to date information found on the following website
The community council is developing its response to the current situation and has coordinators in different areas. We are looking for volunteers who can deliver shopping, pick up prescriptions, chat over the phone, etc .
We are also trying to identify people who are self isolating and need help. As you will be aware it is difficult to be confident everyone has got the message in an isolated rural area, so we ask that you share this with neighbours, friends, etc. This way we hope to get a message to everyone.
we ask all people who are volunteering to take heed of this information from Argyll and Bute Council
Next meeting Community Council meeting is 31st March @ Glassary, Kilmartin, and Ford Parish Church , Kilmartin
Guest this month are Jim Smith, Head of Roads and Amenities and Andrew Baron from the Roads Policing Unit. They have been invited due to the concerns residents have about speeding, parking etc in the villages.
This is a chance to be heard and to get some feedback.
The link below is a survey to find out the reaction and possible uses of a community transport scheme in Dunadd, Craignish, and Kilmelford, which are all along the A816. The questionnaire is aimed at individuals so all in your household could fill in the form. Please take time to let us know your views.