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Renewi are undertaking some essential re-surfacing works on Bogleha Civic Amenity Site.

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On Tuesday 23rd July and Wednesday 24th July.

The site will be open again from 0900 on Thursday 25th July.

Renewi would like to thank customers for their patience while this work is completed, and to apologise to customers for any inconvenience.

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Kind regards,

Argyll and Bute Council


 

 

Sadly we have had to say goodbye to one of the most inspirational and caring ladies who gave many years of work and support to Ardentinny. Val Kennedy passed away on June 1st after a long illness. A memorial service and private funeral was held on Monday 10th June and was attended by the many many people who knew and respected her. 

As a convener of Ardentinny Community Council for around 20 years, she was a dedicated and fair leader who gave her time and energy to the post with humour and professionalism. Despite her failing health she continued through some difficult situations when many others would have given up. She will be sadly missed, not only by the Community Council but by her many friends who are enriched by knowing this inspirational woman.

 


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.


Developing a Regional Marine Plan for the Clyde

Drop in Session
Tuesday 7th May
5.30pm to 9.30pm
Dunoon Burgh Hall
The Clyde Regional Marine Plan aims to address environmental, social and economic issues related to the coastal and marine environment.

Find out more about marine planning in the Clyde Marine Region, and give your views during this drop-in session..Refreshments will be served.

www.clydemarineplan.scot
info@clydemarineplan.scot

@clydemarineplan


BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are currently undertaking a programme of essential carriageway resurfacing and other improvements across the North West Trunk Road Network.

 

The attached consultation letter provides further information on the work we have carried out to date and our plans for the remainder of 2019/20. Within this you will find a link to our interactive map. This will provide scheme specific details such as, traffic management type, timings and scheme value. Please note that this programme will be updated on a monthly basis and the latest version can be viewed by visiting http://bit.ly/BEARNWProgramme.

 

If you require any further information or would like to comment on any of the proposals you can do so by email to NWConsultation@bearscotland.co.uk.

 

Sean Robertson EngTech MICE

Assistant Roads Manager (South)

BEAR Scotland | North West Unit

  

Visit us @ www.bearscot.com

 


 

A proposal was received by Ardentinny Community Council by a company called Dawnfresh who wish to develop a Trout Farm south of Ardentinny. The Community Council have arranged an open meeting with representatives from Dawnfresh to give the residents the opportunity to discuss this and find out more. It will be held on Monday 11th March at 7pm in Ardentinny Village Hall. We hope you will come along and give your views and opinions.

 


INFORMATION REGARDING ROAD CLOSURE AT THE REST AND BE THANKFUL

 

 

 

 

AT LAST.

On Monday evening the Ardentinny Community Council held their first meeting for 8 months. The meeting gave the opportunity for the Convener, Neil Robinson to introduce the new committee. 

The minute of the April meeting was adopted before going through the agenda which included a thank you to the outgoing committee and his hope that the existing committee can do as much for the village. 

The updates from some other Ardentinny Groups were given. They included Ardentinny Renewables Trust, Ardentinny Community Trust and Ardentinny Conservation Group. 

Neil informed that Marian Norris is willing to be co-opted onto the CC at the next meeting.  As volunteer minute taker, Eileen Connell will do this plus update the website and facebook. 

Details of the meeting will be included in the minute of the meeting when available. 


 

I just want to extend a big thank you to all the people who worked together to make the Festive Lunch a success on Friday 14th December

 

The event has developed from a collaboration between many of the groups along the Shore Villages and is part of the development of a shore collaboration which grew from meeting that was held in September 2017. Since then we have managed to develop a communities calendar and a The Shore  Directory of all the groups we have here locally .

 

For the lunch I would like to thank:

 

The Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage group and in particular Eileen and Marian who made the home-made soup using the ingredients provided by Ardentinny Community Council and the soup kettles which were loaned by Ardentinny Hall. Jo Carr organised the table decorations.

 

From Ardentinny, Sandra, Sadie and Roslyn who organised the successful tombola table

 

Blairmore Village Trust whose volunteers (Bridget, Ann, Gordon, Pat Moira, Iain and Cathie ) made the sandwiches using Blairmore Village Hall (who also provided the shortbread and table napkins) and Agnes who made the menu cards for each table.

 

The Hub, who meets at Blairmore Hall, provided the sparkling non-alcoholic wine which provided to be a big hit with everyone

 

Ardentinny Community Trust, who provided a stack of mince pies for everyone.

 

Lorraine, Mandy and Brian who provided the tea, milk and juice.

 

The Younger Hall, especially Russell and Helen who opened and prepared the hall in the morning.

 

A big thanks also to Kilmun Community Council, who, for the most part co-ordinated the event and Brian who was MC and Diane and me who helped with the raffle, serving, clearing up etc. A thanks too to Bob, our new National Park representative who donated, supported and helped us all with the event.

 

The Festive Lunch is self funded from the raffle and Tombola and this year we had terrific donations from many of our local business and individuals. We would like to extend a big thank you to:

Blairmore Gallery

The Strone Inn

Strone Post Office

Benmore and Kilmun Development Trust

The Wee Butcher,

Baileyfield Self catering

Iain and Catriona Darroch

And many individual residents who sourced and donated raffle prizes.

 

Lastly but certainly not least, a big thank you to the fiddler group for the music to keeping us entertained and to the children of Strone Primary who delighted and entertained us with their singing (and of course their teachers and helpers who made it happen!)

 

The funds that are left over are being carried over to next year’s lunch and to invest in,  for instance new table clothes, that can be used not only for the festive lunch but an be requested for other events that the halls may have. 

 

Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a Happy New Year 

 

Janet Holm

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT NEWS

Ardentinny Community Council will have their first meeting with their new members on Monday 17th December at 7.30 in Ardentinny Village Hall.


 

FUTURE OF ARDENTINNY COMMUNITY COUNCIL.

PLEASE COME FORWARD AND HELP TO FORM A COMMUNITY COUNCIL.

 

As you are aware, at the moment there is no Ardentinny Community Council. Another bi-election will be held in the hope that people will come forward to form a CC. It has been confirmed that the election process will commence on 21st August with the posting of the Notice of Election. This means that nominations will open on 22nd August, closing on 6th September (at 4pm). The period of nomination will avoid School holidays as this has caused some concerns in the past.

The timetable now agreed is:

Wednesday 1 August 2018 Register in force

Tuesday 21 August 2018 Publication of Notice of Election

Thursday 6 September 2018 (4.00pm) Close of Nominations and withdrawal of Nomination Paper

Thursday 13 September 2018 Notice of Poll (if election contested)

Notice of Uncontested Election (if election uncontested)

Thursday 20 September 2018 Issue of Postal Ballot Papers

Thursday 4 October 2018 Election Day

Final Date for Receipt of Postal Ballot Papers

Friday 5 October 2018 Count of Votes

 


POSSIBLE DEMISE OF ARDENTINNY COMMUNITY COUNCIL?

 

Sad to say that only 3 people put in nomination papers to enable Ardentinny Community Council to continue. We only needed one more person which is a shame. A lot of hard work has been done by previous community council members over the years and it is an important forum for liasing with other agencies to try to keep on top of issues which affect our village. 
There is a meeting of A&B council 0n 28th June when the matter will be discussed. One option would be that the CC is mothballed and another is that the boundaries are changed and Ardentinny will join with another CC.

 


 

ROAD CLOSURE

The C3 - Ardentinny to Whistlefield  single track road, north of Dunoon, will be closed until at least lunch time tomorrow (Saturday) due to snow and an abandoned vehicle which is causing an obstruction.
Please drive carefully - many of our rural roads are precarious.

Message Sent By
Donald MacKay (Police, Constable, Argyll and West Dumbartonshire)

 

 

 

02 April 2017DRAFT LOCALITY PLAN

The draft locality plan is out for discussion just now. The Cowal Health & Care Forum have been given an extended period until 10th April to respond to the draft plan. It pretty long winded and full of jargon etc but we would appreciate your comments which can be included in the CHCF's report.

Below is a message from Duncan MacGillvray and a copy of the Draft Plan. Comments welcome please.

Have been looking for a way of sharing this draft document of the Local Planning Group, but have had difficulties. This plan will contribute to shaping future policy in Cowal . As HCF chairperson I have to provide written feedback by the 10 th April! 
The document is long and heavy on acronyms and jargon, but if you are minded to do so I would welcome feedback.

Argyll and Bute Locality Action Plan 2017/18 – Cowal

Locality Population Locality Description
Cowal

Area of Focus 1. Reduce avoidable emergency admissions to hospital and minimise time people are delayed

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A1.1 Extend the scope and capacity of the Cowal virtual ward to provide high quality care in peoples own homes
Jayne Lawrence Wynch

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Increase public and partner awareness of the virtual ward Awareness raising exercises undertaken Craig Tannahill HCF and Coms and Engagement Quarterly Patients and public are aware of and confident in the Virtual Ward 
Embed community based virtual step up and step down beds Virtual Step up and Step down bed capacity meets demand Craig Tannahill Staff, Patients and GPS July 2017 GPs and others routinely access virtual step up and step down beds as an alternative to hospital admission and to support timeous discharge 
Establish home assessment service within the virtual ward as an alternative to emergency hospital admission Rapid response Virtual ward assessment service in place Jayne Lawrence Wynch Staff , Patients and GPs October 2017 Rapid response community assessments service operating and being routinely accessed as an alternative to Hospital emergency admission

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A1.2 Increase the proportion of adults with a significant mental health difficulty being supported in the community as opposed to a hospital. Vicky O’Reilly


Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Establish a Mental Health team Virtual Ward including step up and step down care Proposals presented to LPG Vicky O’Reilly and ? 3rd and independent sector June 2017 Proposals developed 
Reduce CMHT waiting times Review of referral pathway
eligibility/referral criteria 
Vicky O’Reilly and ? Coms and engagement June 2017 Waiting times reduced 
 Review and update dementia pathway and post diagnosis support Review and proposals presented to LPG and OMT as required Vicky O’Reilly and? ? TBC September 2017 Revised pathway implemented

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A1.3 Improve the quality of Anticipatory Care Plans for High Resource individuals Jane ?

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Ensue HRIs at significant risk of hospital admission have a high quality ACP Identification of HRIs requiring an ACP
Jayne Lawrence Wynch GP’s AHP AND DN Leads November 2017 80% of HRIs at risk of being admitted to hospital have an ACP

Reduction in HRIs requiring unplanned emergency admission 
 Develop approaches to ACPs that makes best use of available resources including 3rd and independent sector Staff training and awareness raising involving 3rd and independent sector providers

Jayne Lawrence Wynch, Sam Stubbs and Ann Austin Staff , 3rd and independent sector providers July 2017 Practice is embedded across services. 
Ensure ACPs routinely consider the need for guardianship and put in place arrangements for Guardianship / AWI where this may become an issue Requires a robust and equitable process in place.

All relevant staff briefed and aware of AWI / Guardianship criteria Jacqui Gallagher Staff Number of ACPs with guardianship increases

Reduced delays in discharge planning due to issues of consent or capacity 
 Further Develop discharge tracking and planning for patients admitted to GGC hospital care Team leads and CMS for GGC formulate and implement a robust pathway Jayne who do you want to give this to? GGC, CCH and Social Work July Improved retrieval from GGC beds and GGC discharge targets met


Area of Focus 2, Support people to live fulfilling lives in their own homes for as long as possible

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A2.1 Increase use of Tech enabled care to promote healthy lifestyle choices and self-management of long term conditions Jayne LW Green

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Increase the use of Tech enabled care for people with LT conditions Further awareness raising All Adult Care Team leaders Tech Team Quarterly Numbers accessing Tech enabled care increases by 25% each quarter 
 Develop opportunities to use Tech enabled care to improve maternity care Presentation to Maternity team By Tec Lead.

Options developed Lorna Low Mothers / Tech Team June 2017 Tech enabled care options in place and being used by pregnant mums 
Develop options to use tech enabled care to support self-management of long term mental health conditions Options developed and tested ( test of change)

Options refined and rolled out Vicky OReilly MH team and Tech Team July 2017

Nov 2017 Tech enabled care used consistently by increasing number of MH patients – reduced crisis presentations/admissions

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A2.2 Shift resources from homecare budget to double the number of patients receiving re -ablement Jayne Lawrence Wynch

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Develop and present costed options to double re-ablement capacity to LPG and OMT Options presented to LPG

Options presented to OMT Caroline Baisley ECCT and OT lead ? April 2017

May 2017 Re ablement proposals approved and additional capacity secured 
 Implement approved proposals Establishment of enhanced re- ablement service Caroline Baisley ECCT and OT lead July 2017 Service established 
 Increase public and professional awareness of enablement Awareness raising presentations given to professional teams 
Re-ablement leaflet available to professionals and public Caroline Baisley ECCT and OT lead Comms and Engagement , HCF April 2017 Awareness of re ablement increases

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A2.3 Reduce loneliness of our most vulnerable patients and service users Jayne Lawrence Wynch ?

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Develop a reducing Loneliness in Cowal action plan Plan developed Who to lead? Third sector, comms and engagement August 2017 Plan developed and approved 
Implement reducing Lonelyness in Cowal action Plan Plan implemented Who to lead? Third sector, comms and engagement October 2017 Reducing loneliness in Cowal plan implemented

Area of Focus 3; Support unpaid carers to reduce the impact of their caring role on their own health and wellbeing

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A3.1 Carers are supported to maintain their own health and wellbeing Jayne Lawrence Wynch

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Develop a carers enablement service to ensure carers have the skills and knowledge to safely provide care for changing and complex needs Costed cares enablement model developed and options presented to LPG and OMT if required

Who? SW, DN. AHP’s and GP’s.
Carers Orgs Sept 2017 Proposals developed and approved 
 Carers routinely offered health promotion advice as part of any carers assessments Carers Health promotion pack developed
Training and development

Monitoring and reporting system developed Who? As above June 2017 Carers Health promotion pack developed

Staff confident to provide carers with health promotion advice

Implementation reported to LPG 
Carers with LT conditions are identified and offered tec enable care or other heath advice as appropriate As A2.1 As A2.1 As A2.1

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A3.2 Professional and the public are aware of and supportive of carers and the role they play. 
Jayne Lawrence Wynch

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Undertake an annual carers awareness events for professionals public and community groups “Think Carer- Cowal” Detailed proposals for Think Carers developed and presented to LPG.

Events held Who to lead SW, DN. AHP’s and GP’s.
Carers Orgs August 2017 Think Carer events held 
Continue to undertake Young Carers awareness raising with relevant professionals Young Carers awareness raising undertaken Mags Todd SW, DN. AHP’s and GP’s.
Carers Orgs quarterly Awareness of young carers increases

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A3.3 Carers can access high quality flexible respite services Jayne ?

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Review the current respite care resource and realign to identified need Review report presented to LPG and OMT if required Jayne Lawrence Wynch SW, AHP, DN and carer orgs. Sept 2017 Report and recommendations provided to LPG 
Increase the flexibility and personalisation of carers services in Cowal Options identified and presented to LPG and OMT if required Jayne Lawrence Wynch SW, AHP, DN and carer orgs. September 2107 Report and recommendations provided to LPG 
Review the quality of carer’s assessments to include consideration of anticipatory care and crisis options. Review and improvement plan developed and presented to LPG Implemented for carers assessments improvement plan Jacqui Gallagher and ? Social care and ?? August 2017

Area of Focus 5 - support staff to continuously improve information, support and care they deliver

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A5.1 Improve the customer/patient satisfaction ratings provided to the HSCP Jayne Lawrence Wynch ?

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Patient satisfaction improvement plan developed and implemented Plan presented to LPG ?? ??? September 2017 Patient satisfaction indicators improves

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A5.2 Providing care – whether with the HSCP, 3rd sector or Independent sector is seen as a valued career choice 
LMs ?

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Progress 
Participate IN annual jobs fayre with partners to promote careers in care Job Fayre attended LMs to identify Schools , SDS May 2017 More young people see a career in care as a positive choice 
 Provide work placement options for DGS and Skills Development Scotland Work experience placements provided Hotel services manager and LAM Dunoon Grammar and SDS July 2017 Work experience provided – what should be a target? 
 Develop care based modern apprenticeships with in Cowal HSCP HSCP apprenticeships offered LAM and LM SDS and HR services December 2017 Target 3?

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A5.3 Staff are supported to develop their professional skills and expertise LMs

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
All professional staff have an annual appraisal ( EKSF or PRD) As action Line manager All staff April 2018 All staff have an annual PRD/EKSF 
 All staff have an annual professional development plan As action Line managers All staff April 2018 All staff have an annual professional development plan

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A5.4 Staff increase their awareness of and confidence in the skills and expertise of colleagues in other professional and across health and social care LMs

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Team leads and supervisors undertake 2 shadowing days a year with a colleague Progress report to LPG LMs Staff Oct 2017 &
April 2018 Improved understanding of inter professional roles and responsibilities 
All new staff as part of their induction are offered shadowing opportunities with a health or social care colleague As action Line mangers/
supervisors Staff Reports Oct 2017 and April 2018 Improved understanding of inter professional roles and responsibilities

Area of Focus 6; efficiently and effectively manage all resources to deliver best value

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A6.1 Struan and Cowal Community Hospital redesign. Allen Stevenson

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
As detailed in paper by the HoS to April IJB Allen Stevenson The Community April 2017 Decision by the IJB Dec & Jan events completed. Feb arranged and leaflets to be distributed.

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A6.2 Out of Hours emergency services meets locality needs and represent Best Value

Allen Stevenson

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator 
 Review of Rural OOH service Plan to be developed and presented to LPG TBC April 2017 Sustainable and responsive service that meets the needs of the locality.

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A6.3 Services to support adults with a learning difficulty provide high quality care and represent Best Value LM

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Analysis of Cowal adults with an LD placed out area and those with high intensity locality packages to identify whether provision could be reviewed with a view to more effectively or efficiently provided locally. Report and proposals to LPG Gordon? LD SW, Nursing and psychology.
Current placements. August 2017 Initial report and proposals presented to LPG

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
A6.4 Rationalise current use of accommodation and maximise utility of available buildings and facilities

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Staff from Ellis Lodge and Struan Lodge finance and Admin move to CCH to Co locate with ECCT and CMHT Full cost analysis, including IT completed and presented to LPG and OMT Jayne LW David Ross Project Manager.
JLW.
Allen Stevenson. HoS
Accountant. April 2017 All Adult Social Care staff have moved to CCH 
Aggressively pursue options to co locate child health and social care team Costed Options paper to be presented to LPG and OMT Mark Lines David Ross Project Manager.
Accountant July 2017 Options for co-location of Children’s services identified

Transformational change T2. IT - mobile and agile working, digital channel shift

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
T2.1 Staff have access to reliable high speed Internet connections and can access host internet services and computer system from either council or NHS premises LM

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
Internet access and speeds is improved for CCH Costed proposals presented to LPG and OMT if required LM and ICT lead (TBC) Support services June 2017 Improved efficiency through better use of ICT

Transformational change 2 – GP services are enhanced through increased federation and premises are able to provide a wide range of primary health care services.

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
T2 Cowal GP redesign David Ross

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator Progress 
GP redesign plan progresses As detailed in the plan David Ross and LM GP and Public Quarterly progress reports to LPG Improved primary health services through improved premises and GPs working more effectively together

Transformational change 3 Services are better integrated with a single point of contact

Objective Lead Completion date RAG status Comments
3 Establish an integrated children and families service Mark Lines

Proposed Action Milestone Tasks Responsible Person Partners to consult/engage Target Date Success Indicator 
Progress

Develop options for an integrated child health and social care service for Cowal Proposals presented to LPG

Proposals presented to OMT

Options implemented Mark Lines Staff , Public and partner agencies October 2017 Improved integration of H&SC services for children 
Evaluate option of repatriating CAMHs service and provision of consultant lead care as part on an integrated HSC children service Option paper developed and presented to LPG and OMT Mark Lines CAMHs October 2017 Improved access to CAMHS 
 Single point of contact established for tier 2-4 health and social care services in Cowal To be addressed in options paper above Mark Lines December 2017 Single point of contact established 
 Embed the Cowal Family Pathway as core services Extend and embed family pathway 
Progress and impact reports to LPG Elaine McIntyre HSCP staff and families July 2017 and Feb 2018 80% of children starting P1 achieve developmental milestones


 

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