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Argyll and Bute Council Budget

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Councillors met at Kilmory this morning, Thursday February 22, to finalise the budget for 2018/19.

 

And - for the public’s convenience - no toilets are being closed.


The proposal had been to cut off 37 of the council’s toilets.


Now the council will progress with ‘sustainable models’ including turnstiles and franchising and work towards establishing simpler asset transfer.

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GO AHEAD FOR SPORTS CENTRE

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THE FINAL piece of the puzzle for a new indoor community sports centre in Dunoon has been put in place, with a pledge of £100,000 from SportScotland.
The successful funding bid will now be put together with £100,000 from Argyll and Bute Council - which the Standard reported last year - and a further £100,000 from donations and the organisers themselves.
The money from SportScotland comes with the rider that work must be started by the end of July this year, and must be completed by December 31.

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LOCH FYNE OYSTERS HIT BY BREXIT

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LOCH FYNE Oysters has already felt the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, seeing a significant drop-off in seasonal labour from the continent last year.
Managing director Cameron Brown said: “Our busiest season is from October to December, ready for Christmas, and we rely a lot on seasonal labour.
“In the past we have had regular workers who have come over from countries like Latvia and Poland to help at this time, but this year around a third of them did not arrive.

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SHORT-TERM REPRIEVE FOR INVERARAY RBS

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RBS is to keep ten closure-threatened branches, including the Inveraray branch, open until at least the end of the year.

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DUNOON SEAL PUP RESCUE

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A MAJOR operation was launched in Dunoon on Saturday evening after a member of the public spotted a young seal pup on the promenade.

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GUIDE THEM HOME...

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AT an emotional event in Tarbert this evening (Saturday) an electric candle was switched on by Mathew Ramsay of the Fishermen’s Mission. The Tarbert community turned out, vowing to keep the candle switched on until it ‘guides the boys home’.

 

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