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Update 29th May 2020.

Ardentinny Community Council (ardentinnycc@gmail.com)To:you Details

National park meeting.pdf (425 KB)

Hi  Everyone 

Hope you are all enjoying this great weather as best as you can, as you are all aware restrictions are starting to be slowly lifted and as I stated last week we did have a  meeting was held on Tuesday where the opening of the national park was discussed the forestry were not present during the meeting, I have attached a PDF document containing the full list of notes regarding what they actually stated, please remember that that meeting was the planning phase.

The Community Council were represented at the meeting by Marian Norris and we were still concerned about camping and would prefer our car park to remain closed for the time being at least, After the meeting Marian sent the email below raising a few concerns we had with the forestry department:

 

CC Email to forestry

I just attended a National Park video meeting on behalf of Ardentinny Community Council concerning the easing of restrictions, phase 1 to start on Thursday.  They said you were working with them on this, along with the police and the local council,  and indicated the action to be taken, and I would be grateful if you could tell me if you are following the same guidelines as them this weekend, namely:

 

Discouragement of people travelling more than five miles from their homes, although this is not enforceable.

No toilets or other facilities such as cafes or visitor centres to be opened yet.

No overnight camping allowed.

Signage to be put up stating these rules

Efforts to be made to enable social distancing

If this is the case I think there are very good reasons for keeping the car park at Ardentinny beach closed.  People will still be able to walk, but unable to stay or camp.  Will you be able to help prevent a small village with an elderly population, most of whom are self-isolating, from being inundated with tourists?  Marian Norris Acting Secretary Ardentinny Community Council

 

There response was as follows:

There is very close integration with FLS and  National Park locally, as well as the Police and local authorities. Our national staff are in regular dialogue with Scottish Government to ensure our actions are consistent with Lockdown and futures Phases. The decisions on car park and toilet reopening are being made at a national level within FLS and final decisions will only be made after the First Minister speaks on Thursday.  There are national protocols being developed for the forestry sector and we will only be able to start outside work once these are signed off and we have appropriate risk assessments and protection in place for keeping staff safe. At this stage I am uncertain if we can take any action before the weekend.

Yesterday we reviewed our 53 car parks Regionally and decided that Ardentinny was a medium priority for re-opening. Which means it will only be reopen after we have time to open the high priority sites. We share your concerns about the site opening, especially if we are unable to open the toilets. Toilets will to take longer to open than car parks as we need to develop new cleaning protocols and our procurement team need to restart contracts. We are also very mindful of the potential impact of large numbers of visitors on the community.

Our national team are working on a package of signage that we can put on sites which can cover the camping and physical distancing messages.

Sue, Steve or I will aim to update the Ardentinny community once we know more.

My view here is we are still in a bit of limbo with the car park and camping areas and I fear we will shortly be in undated with campers please be vigilant and if you are down by the beach please ask them kindly to depart

 

 

National park government official guidance

Below is the official government guidance which has been publicised widely

28th May 2020

As I'm sure that you will be aware, the First Minister today confirmed that from tomorrow (Friday 29th May) Scotland will begin moving into the next phase of the lockdown: Phase 1 as described in the Route Map published last week.
 We have been planning for the inevitable change in restrictions and earlier this week we held a briefing for representatives from Community Councils across the National Park to hear more about our planned approach. Thank you to those from the 15 Community Councils who were able to take part in the call. I hope you found it valuable.

What is changing across Scotland from today?
 In the first phase of the transition more outdoor activity will be permitted, including the ability to sit out in parks, meet people from one other household outdoors, and travel short distances for exercise or leisure. More forms of non-contact outdoor recreation, like tennis, golf and water sports will also be permitted. However, these activities must continue to be done close to home and the guidance states that these should only be undertaken within roughly 5 miles of your home. The First Minister went to great lengths to emphasise this point today. You can watch her statement in full here and you can read more about the change in measures on the Scottish Government website.

What does this mean for the National Park? 
 Ahead of the weekend, I wanted to update you on plans for our visitor facilities as we transition into this next phase and our message to those wishing to visit the National Park.
 
I can confirm that all National Park visitor facilities including car parks, toilets, the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway in Balloch, camping permit areas, motorhome permit areas and campsites remain closed and will not be open this weekend. 
 
Our sites will only reopen when it is safe to do so for those visiting them, staff working at them and the communities who live near them. This will be a gradual process and we are not in a position to begin opening visitor sites yet. 
 
We have been working with our public sector partners, including Police Scotland, Forestry and Land Scotland and the Local Authorities within the National Park, to ensure that there is a joined up approach to reopening these sites when the time is right. We will keep our dedicated Coronavirus web page updated with the latest information. We will continue to keep communities informed via regular updates like this, directly from the National Park Authority, updates in the Community Partnership Newsletter and via calls like the one held this week.  

Our message to visitors
 
While national lockdown restrictions on some outdoor activities begin to ease, in line with the latest Scottish Government guidance, we are reminding people that they should not be travelling long distances and should be avoiding popular beauty spots and crowded places.
 
We have issued a joint press press release this evening with our public sector partners to urge people to comply with the guidance and stay close to home. Our message reiterates that no car parks, public toilets or visitor facilities are open yet. 
 
Our messaging will urge anyone considering a visit to the National Park to think carefully about their potential impact on the place and other people if they were to visit right now.
 
We are working to spread the message that with only some activities allowed and facilities still closed the time is not yet right for large numbers of visitors to the area. In addition to the media coverage we expect we will be sharing updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. Please help spread these messages by sharing them with your networks. 

This weekend
 As ever, if you have concerns about anti-social or unsafe behaviour in your area please contact Police Scotland on 101 or on 999 in an emergency.
 We have also set up a mailbox for you to report any general visitor management / traffic issues and concerns arising: feedback@lochlomond-trossachs.org. This will be very useful for our monitoring purposes only to capture information during the Scottish Government’s phased approach to moving out of lockdown.
 
In the event you wish to make a complaint, we ask that you use our standard channels to submit this where this relates to a National Park Authority matter, or direct other complaints to the relevant organisation through their official channels. 
 

Gordon Watson
Chief Executive
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority


General information  8/5/2020

Loch Fyne deli

Loch Fyne deli are doing home deliveries along the shore twice a week. They have lots of fresh fish to choose from plus a vegetable/fruit box large £15 and small £7.50.  They have only started this service 3 weeks ago and there is no charge for delivery. They also have other items like homemade breads, pasties, milk, pasta and yes even flour!   You can phone an order in on 01499 600484 and pay over phone or you can order online at Loch Fyne deli. 

Roslyn Lawrence and her neighbour have tried this and state there first order was very fresh and they were excellent in dealing with us and giving us a next day delivery. 

Worth a try if your into fresh fish or other items that they may stock

Morrisons/Co Op

Both these online booking systems and slots seem to be up and running now with plenty of slots , morrisons is roughly a week  from order to delivery and I believe the coop is the same however they are getting there with this service which seems simple enough to use even for those not too tech savvy Dee did a Morrisons one Monday so if she can figure it out then it must be easy, Ha-ha

Box of Kindness

Claire Florence from the Swedish houses has set up Ardentinnys box of kindness, this is located in the phone box at the church car park, I have attached a few images of what is there to the email, the rules for the box are as follows:

1.       Anyone can donate or take from the box, please use it

2.       If you are donating then please do not donate any perishable items, fresh food stuffs

3.       There are a few books in there but please don’t overwhelm the box with books and games

Can everyone please keep an eye on the box if they are out walking, Claire is trying to get hold of a curtain which we will try and hang without damaging the box at some point during today or tomorrow, Also if anyone can improve on the box then I am sure no one will mind, however please note it isn’t our property so I would only advise putting items up that can be removed at a later date.

Walking and Camping

It has been noticed that there is a slight increase in both walkers and people sneaking around the village with large backpacks clearly looking to camp, they are clearly not camping directly on the beach but are going further into the forestry area to camp, please be vigilant if you do note anyone clearly going to campt and do not want to confront them directly please call Dunoon police station and report it directly to them, Ill be honest and say I wont hold my breath for the big helicopter fast response team but they may just do a drive through wich will help deter these people clearly breaking lock down rules.

Final point

It is clear that the shops in Dunoon are starting to slowly come out of lock down I have heard through the grape vine that home hardware, cowal building supplies and a few others have started to open, they do have some restrictions in place however they are open for business, please ensure if you are visiting these places you stay safe and respect whatever new rules they have put in place, quite a few such as home hardware are order online and collect at the store so this could be a good option for some wanting stores.

 

Stay Safe everyone


WEEKLY UPDATE 1ST MAY 2020

Hi Everyone,Hope you are all safe and well, nothing much to update you all on within the village all is calm and quiet which is a good thing, It does like like we do have a few more weeks of full lockdown to come although it is nice to see the direction of the virus is turning for the better.

 

Please make sure you are all keeping in line with the current restrictions as these have still not been changed and please keep using the volunteers on the list.

 

I am still planning another news letter to come around so if you are a member of a group and want to add something please send me an email and i can add it to the letter, please keep your articles short.


 

WEEKLY UPDATE  24/04/2020

Hi Everyone

There isnt much of an update this week as not much has happened you are all not aware of.

I would just like again to say a massive thanks to all the volunteers who are carrying out deliveries, making calls, checking on residents within the village and generally going the extra mile to ensure our shielded and anyone at risk are kept well informed stocked up and safe so massive thanks for that.

 

Ill also remind everyone that we are still under social distance rules "lockdown" so please keep up the good work regarding exercise and social distancing.

 

I am expecting a rise in the number of people trying to get in and use the beach largely because we are now in week five and the lockdown is taking its toll on some members of the wider community who know there is a beach in Ardentinny, with this in mind if you are out walking and do see campers or people who are not part of the community around then please be polite but remind them they should not be in the area, the police do routinely come through the village at least twice a day and have stated they will issue fines to anyone they find breaking the CV19 rules

 

Morrison's, the coop and the veg man are all now up and running so please make use of these delivery options where you can as this takes pressure off both the supermarkets and volunteers who shop for individuals

 

I hope to produce another letter drop within the next couple of weeks so if anyone has anything they want to include in  this then please feel free to let me know

 

Regards

Neil


 

WEEKLY UPDATE 17/04/2020

General information

Hi Everyone

Another 3 weeks of lockdown which lets face it was expected, another big shout out to all the volunteers currently doing shopping picking prescriptions or just keeping in touch with each other, all doing a great job and I have heard nothing but great comments regarding the help people in the village are receiving so massive thanks to all from me.

Social distancing is still being practiced and it is good to see there are still no campers on the beach so the signs seem to be working for now, I will also take this opportunity to say if you do see people from outside the village walking and are thinking of approaching to ask them to leave whatever reason please be polite,

Hopefully you should all have now received a revised volunteers list with a few new names added and some useful contact information.

Morrisons have now started there online delivery portal they have stated they are giving priority to those shielded and in isolation so if you are still able to go into town to shop I would ask that you do let the few slots that are available be taken by those in need, I am sure like the co-op they will build up the amount of slots available

Fruit and Veg box delivery

I Had a go at a fruit and veg delivery last week from Sean Taylor, now being a Yorkshire lad I wanted to know if was worth the £25 or not, the image shows what was in the basket  bur for those interested he does advertise the following will be in the box:

Iceberg lettuce, swede. Onions, potatoes, cucumber, carrots, leek, pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes, oranges, grapes, bananas, strawberries, 4 pints milk, 1 loaf of bread. I also got a pineapple not sure what I didn’t get lol.

 

All in all if I went to Morrisons I could possibly pick this lot up slightly cheaper, I worked it out to roughly £17-£19 depending how much you got  but delivered to the door, Personally I thought this was worth it for the service provided he comes to Ardentinny on a Tuesday 

 

His face book link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1389695991291343/2562557334005197/?sale_post_id=2562557334005197&comment_id=2569248736669390&reply_comment_id=2570015949926002¬if_id=1587059566115036¬if_t=group_comment_mention plenty of reviews there

 

However for the more traditional route he can also be contacted via text or phone on: 0794764957

 

Payment is generally cash on delivery however he does also accept bank transfer and can be paid via paypal

Can everyone please spread the word regarding this to anyone not on the mailing list or just neighbours so we can make use of the service

 

 

 

13/04/2020

Update from & Bute Council

 

Today the Council is launching 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 0546 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 - https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/news/2020/mar/coronavirus-caring-people-helpline

 

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.

 


9/4/2020   Ardentinny Community Council emergency
Action Plan and General Advice

Hi Everyone, we are now pushing through week 3 of the lock down and there is a raft of information and help that has been made available to many people both within and outside our village area, I will list some of the services and places you could look for further help and advice below however as per my last email for up to date news and advice regarding the virus the best website is still the NHS Scotland website https://www.nhsinform.scot/ this contains lots of helpful information and advice regarding COVID-19.A revised volunteer contact list will be delivered to every house in the Ardentinny area shortly please burn or shred your old contacts list
Other helpful places include:
Crossroads Caring for Carers email: christine@crossroadscowalandbute.org.uk, telephone 01369707700
Bute and Cowal Vets Please DO NOT ATTEND EITHER SURGERY without telephoning first 702532 as they are not allowing anyone into the practice premises
ECO Health Store are offering free delivery for those self-isolating to most addresses within the PA23 area 705106

Graham from West Coast Motors has indicated some assistance to communities can be provided with drivers dropping off prescriptions or messages if required so please contact him direct on g.bryce@westcoastmotors.co.uk
or telephone Graham Bryce Dunoon 01586 559139

Morrisons have put in an elderly shopping time to save them queuing if you are over 70 simply go to the front of the que and you be let in, if anyone under this sees any elderly persons queuing up please suggest to them that they can go to the front for quicker access.

Cowal Car Components are doing emergency and critical end of life tyre repairs and replacements ring in advance Richie 07890907195, if you do make an order from libbys pet shop these can be picked up there as well

DBH Community Kitchen is a not-for-profit service that provides easy access to delicious, nutritious food 7 days a week. Call Dunoon Burgh Hall between 10am and 3pm on 01369 701776 for further information

Some useful community-oriented face book links include

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ardentinny-Community-Council-1651720001801511/posts/?ref=notif

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ardentinny/

What to do if you are self-isolating or in an at-risk category
The very first step which everyone should be considering now is setting up a buddy system with your closest neighbours, make a point of speaking on a daily basis either by phone or over the fence, this may not be possible in some areas but in a lot of areas where there are houses close together this will also ensure no one is left on their own.
If there is no one on the list you know then please ring me the coordinator my contact details are at the very top of this list.

What can the volunteers do?
The volunteers can do quite a lot, they should contact those at risk daily this may be just a phone call, a chat or a visit but ensure we all remain fit and well and have enough supplies to last however long the virus remains.

Some of the volunteers can collect shopping some will assist with gardening, IT issues Just ask

Please use the group and do not think you are putting anyone out we are all in this together so even if its just a chat please use the numbers below and give someone a call
Please do not publish these contact details on social media everyone will receive a hard copy through their door containing contact details

HELPLINE NUMBER FOR A&B COUNCIL.

Secretaries and/or Conveners of Community Councils

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Today the Council is launching 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 0546 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 - https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/news/2020/mar/coronavirus-caring-people-helpline

 

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.


INFORMATION FROM RIVERBANK SURGERY

Fiona at the surgery says that prescriptions can be collected from Riverbank Surgery Kilmun at the surgery from 8.30 to 1pm.

Now please allow 72 hours for your order .

 

Weekly update from Community Council

General information
Age Scotland have a helpline for our elderly to contact. Please share to that anyone who might need it has this information
The telephone number is a free phone number 08001244222 & they are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Bins
From Tuesday25th March, Argyll and Bute Council will be collecting green bins only.
The council advises householders: "Please continue to put out your green bins but leave your recycling at home."
The council also says it is closing civic amenity sites, such as Rothesay Dump and Bogleha' in Dunoon 'so we can prioritise operating our landfill sites'.
Argyll and Bute Council useful service status website: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/service-disruptions this is a really useful link where information regarding roads, bins ferry, schools and other council services can be found

Car park, Camping Area and Village WC
As per Argyll and Bute advice the local WC has been closed until further notice
The carpark and camping area should be closed as of Thursday 26 March this should stop camping and the abuse of the carpark by non residents of the community area, the FC has stated that they will not be going around checking this is working so this part will largely be down to us self policing the issue, if you do see anyone camping please let me know and I will feed back through to the FC and see what further action can be taken.
A further option could be the self-production of signs that could be put out around the village that state the beach area is closed to non-residents, or something similar, the whole village could buy into this and put out there own signs or we could get a few able volunteers with the right skill set and equipment to do this and produce a number of A4 signs on pickets placed at various points throughout the village.
We will monitor what happens over the weekend to see how effective the closure of the carpark the FC put in place works and can decide on this tactic early next week
Caravan Park
In line with recent advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) announced by the First Minister, campsites, caravan and holiday parks in Scotland are to close immediately to new arrivals, including tourers, other transient visitors and holiday lets.
Sites should also advise current visitors and owners of second homes on sites to return home and stay at home, where they can do so safely and practically.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:
“As the Scottish Government has made abundantly clear, this is not the time for holidays, travel, or for being away from home. Additional visitors, particularly to rural areas and our islands, will put a severe strain on local resources and the NHS, which is not set up to cover the need of non-residents long term.  

“All those who can safely do so should now return to their primary residence. However, I also understand that in some cases residential mobile homes, motorhomes, campervans and holiday lets on a caravan park or tourist site may be someone’s primary home, and that some people will be unable to return to where they usually live.

“Sites should be sympathetic to the circumstances of these individuals, and should, where necessary, remain open on a partial basis for these occupants only.

I have spoken to Alan the caravan park owner he has stated that as per the government guidelines the campsite is currently closed and they are not taking any bookings, there are however a few people who do live in the park and as per the guidelines noted above he does have a duty of care to ensure these caravans do get the required level of service and support.

Anyone who owns private let property in the area should be observing similar rules, unfortunately I am not in contact with any holiday let owners to speak with and get their views we can in these instances only rely on owners doing the right thing and not take any bookings during this time.


 

26/03/2020

Please read this carefully.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR GPs - 26.3.20
We write as your local GPs to ask for your URGENT help and understanding and we need to be blunt. 
Covid19 is now here in Cowal and could spread rapidly. You MUST follow the government’s advice - it is not scaremongering and is the bare minimum we need to do. You can be carrying the virus and not know it. Do not change your behaviour to avoid being infected assume you are infected and change your behaviour to avoid transmitting. If we all do this, less people will die.
The main symptoms are a temperature and/or a new cough. For most it will be like a head cold (runny nose, sore throat, cough, no sense of taste) or mild flu (fever, cough, aches and pains, lethargy, diarrhoea, mild shortness of breath and cough). If you have these then:
 - Go to the NHS Inform website if you want information where you can self diagnose and get an off work certificate. This site also tells you about self isolation rules. You can also get general information on 0800 028 2816. Do not call your GP for a sick note
 - Only if your symptoms are worsening , you have worsening breathlessness or your fever hasn’t gone after 7 days call NHS24 on 111. 
 - If they cannot answer all your questions they will say call your GP. We NEED you to follow this process, as we don’t have time to speak to everyone with mild symptoms. If you have been through the website and your symptoms later worsen then do call 111 or us.  Some may have chest tightness or struggling to breathe – these are the patients we need to call 111 or the surgery. If you feel it is an emergency dial 999
We have had to make changes to our practice access to protect you and us. We have all stopped you being able to walk into the practice at random; we know this is annoying but we need to reduce spread of the coronavirus. There are also medication delays, please do not over order or hoard medicines and allow more time for your repeat medicines. We will assess you if you have another urgent problem but we need to speak to you on the phone first to organise a safe time and way to see you. Please be patient with our staff.
We will always do our best for you and these are not normal times so you can help us by following this advice.
Drs Aquilina, Briscoe, Chant, Coull, Hallum, Macbeth, MacGregor, McGonagle, Saleem, Tittmar, von Kaehne


26/03/2020

Neil Robinson, Convener of Ardentinny Community Council has been in discussion with Stuart Chalmers of FLS regarding the concerns of parking and camping at Shepherds Point during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

The result of these discussions is in an email from Stuart. 

Neil,

 

As discussed on the phone yesterday. Forestry and Land Scotland is closing all our car parks temporarily as part of the COVID 19 response.

https://forestryandland.gov.scot/covid-19

 

In terms of Ardentinny, Steve Gillen, will be closing the car park today and Argyll  and Bute Council have supported in terms of equipment to close the site.

 

Once this closure is in place all our staff will be working from home, other than a select few who are supporting the timber industry. We will be able to monitor emails and phone calls. We will have no patrols in place to check car parks. If there are any issues, we would be grateful therefore to get feedback from the Community Council.

 

Best wishes,

 

Stuart



  • Public conveniences in Ardentinny

A question has been raised regarding the current standing of the WC’s within the Ardentinny area, these conveniences are used by both key workers and members of the public and some residents were questioning if these should in fact be closed.
After consultation with the main Argyll and Bute council office the WC will presently remain open, there is a contracted cleaner in place and the WC’s are looked at by local residents on a regular basis and are in excellent shape.
The main advice is for people to wash there hands and clearly a space needs to be maintained for residents and key workers to do this. 

With this in mind the community council has opted to stay in line with the main council office and leave the WC open, clearly this could change at short notice dependent on governments advice.

Ardentinny Beach Camping area.

A lot of people are worried about the number of camper vans that were clearly visible over the weekend at the beach and did raise there concerns with myself and other members of the council, given the lack of notice and enforcement currently in place there is not much the community council can do themselves however today the CC sent a strongly worded email to forestry Scotland which can be seen below:
“This weekend Ardentinny has been inundated with camper vehicles at the beach site.  Given the Coronavirus emergency and the fact that we are making every effort to comply with government rules concerning group gatherings, we find this unacceptable.  Many residents in the village are in the vulnerable group and are self-isolating. We would be grateful if you could take steps to close the beach camping site as soon as possible in accordance with government advice.”
Forestry and Land Scotland’s response was as follows:
Thanks for your emails about the campervans at Ardentinny. As you will appreciate amid the COVID 19 response, public advice from the Scottish Government will continue to change.
 
Forestry and Land Scotland's policy is that there should be no overnight stays on our sites. https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/activities/camping?highlight=overnight
 
 We were however going to trial campervans on 10 sites across Scotland, including Ardentinny. However, on Friday we made the decision to suspend the campervan trial to be consistent with Scottish Government messages on minimising travel.
 
https://news.gov.scot/news/travel-warning
 
Over the next few days we will be putting signage up at Ardentinny Beach Car park to remind people there are to be no overnight stays.
 
We were reviewing the toilet provision at Ardentinny today and we are planning to close the toilets.
 
We continue to review our car parks but the decision was made we will continue to provide outdoor recreation and parking across Forestry and Land Scotland sites, including Ardentinny.
 
It is worth you looking at for the latest information in our response to Covid 19. We are taking a consistent approach across the country.
https://forestryandland.gov.scot/covid-19


Hearing Aid Batteries
If you require hearing aid batteries which are normally collected from the local hospital please do not just go down and ask for them at the hospital reception.
Please give them a ring first they will take your details and post the batteries directly to you, anyone simply turning up will be turned away.
Anyone in isolation
Can any one who is currently in isolation please let me know that you are self-isolating this information will become invaluable as the virus starts to spread out to our area, all I require is a quick email or text giving your name house number or name and either a yes self-isolating due to age or a yes for self-isolating for medical reasons


 

Ardentinny Community Council emergency
Action Plan and General Advice
As you are no doubt aware the coronavirus outbreak will affect everyone at some point within the village, the current advice as per the NHS Scotland website https://www.nhsinform.scot/ is as follows:
If you've developed a continuous cough or fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started.
If your symptoms are severe and you experience breathlessness or the condition it worsens.
Then phone your GP or if your GP is closed NHS 24 (111)

If you must stay at home for 7- or 14-day period you shouldn’t go to work, school or public areas.

Please note the information noted above is changing on a daily basis and therefore everyone should pay close attention to the news and were possible look on  https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
The village emergency plan
The village have a list of volunteers within the community these volunteers are there to help some of them are themselves self-isolating however the contact listed delivered contains details of what each volunteer can do.

If you are self-isolating or are within an at-risk group then please make contact with both the coordinator and any of the volunteers on the list below and provide them with your details.

What to do if you are self-isolating or in an at-risk category
The very first step which everyone should be considering now is setting up a buddy system with your closest neighbours, make a point of speaking on a daily basis either by phone or over the fence, this may not be possible in some areas but in a lot of areas where there are houses close together this will also ensure no one is left on their own.

Secondly, if you are isolating contact myself the coordinator to ensure I know you are in isolation for whatever reason, likewise if you do come out of isolation please let me know so I can up date the village list.

Everyone in the village should keep the coordinator updated regarding coming in and out of isolation.

Finally if you are in isolation for any reason after letting the coordinator know have a read through the contacts list that will be hand delivered to each household in the Ardentinny area, we are a small community it is unlikely there is no one on the list you know, simply find someone you are comfortable speaking with and make direct contact.

If there is no one on the list you know then please ring me the coordinator my contact details are at the very top of this list.

What can the volunteers do?
The volunteers can do quite a lot, they should contact those at risk daily this may be just a phone call, a chat or a visit but ensure we all remain fit and well and have enough supplies to last however long the virus remains.

Some of the volunteers can collect shopping some will assist with gardening, IT issues Just ask

Please use the group and do not think you are putting anyone out we are all in this together so even if its just a chat please use the numbers below and give someone a call

Please remember anyone who is either in an at-risk group or self-isolating should contact the coordinator so that the villages current standing with regards the virus can be managed.

Please do not publish these contact details on social media everyone will receive a hard copy through their door containing contact details.


 

Information from Riverbank Surgery re Coronavirus

Dear All,

 

Attached is a letter from Dr Tittmar written today the 20th March with information on the coronavirus from our local doctor's surgery. 

For more information there is also a link the NHS24 website NHS inform - Scottish health information you can trust . 

The procedures for putting your prescription in at Riverbank Surgery Kilmun are as follows. 

If the surgery is shut post through the letter box

If open post your prescription in the box just in the inside door. 

When you collect your prescription wait within the inside door and a member of staff will bring your prescription to you.

The staff are not permitted to speak directly to you but will use the intercom system.

Hope this is helpful and please pass on to others who need the information too.


                          

   

Ardentinny Community Council

 

ardentinnycc@gmail.com

 

 

 

There now is an email address which can be used for two-way contact between residents and the Community Council.

 

This will not only allow the village to make easy contact with the CC but will also allow those who join our mailing list quick access to news of what is going on (this may be particularly relevent re the fish farm planning application).

 

If you would like to be kept up to date with the activities of the Community Council please emailardentinnycc@gmail.com and ask to be included in the mailing list.

 

If you would like to be removed from the list at any time, please email and let us know.

  


 

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