Easdale Medical Practice – new surgery times

Applicable from Monday July 2nd 2018

Monday                09:00am – 10:00am        3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday               08:30am – 10:00am     

Wednesday          09:00am – 10:00am        4.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday              09:30am – 10:30am      

Friday                   08:30am – 10:00am        3.30pm – 4.30pm

COMMUNITY COUNCIL – NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION

ELECTION DAY – 28 JUNE 2018

 By-Elections are to be held for the return of Community Councillors for the Community Councils listed below within the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area of Argyll and Bute.

Oban AA36, AA37, AA38, AA39, AA64

Seil & Easdale AA65

Dunbeg AA67

Lismore AA69

  1. Persons wishing to represent their Community Council must reside in the community council area and be named on the elector register for the community council area in which they are standing. A candidate’s proposer and seconder must also be named on the electoral register and reside in the same community council area.
  2. Nomination papers must be lodged with the Depute Returning Officer, Kilmory Headquarters, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT on any day except a Saturday or Sunday after the date of this notice, but not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 24 May 2018 and withdrawals of persons nominated must be intimated at the same address not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.

 

Nomination forms may be obtained from the Depute Returning Officer at the address below or can be downloaded from the Councils website, www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections or e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Cleland Sneddon, Returning Officer

Kilmory, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT

8 May 2018

Seil Community Development Company

The formation of a Community Development Company for Seil is to facilitate community needs and projects. Forms to ascertain support for this are available in Balvicar Stores. An Open Meeting will be held on Thursday 26 April at 7.30pm

Bus Turning Circle Ellenabeich

A bus turning proposal for Ellenabeich being considered by Argyll and Bute Council. Until a final proposal is agreed (and it might not be the one illustrated) an interim bus turning proposal needs to be found to keep the bus service running into Ellenabeich. Several options are being considered.

One current proposal involves the piece of ground currently forming part of the ‘mini-golf’ course. You can see this in the documents linked to  below:

 Proposed bus turning circle – aerial view      
  Proposed bus turning circle – plan view

 

 

Site investigation works at Seaview Terrace W/C the 19th of March

From: Ruaridh MacGregor [mailto:Ruaridh.MacGregor@SCOTTISHWATER.CO.UK]
Sent: 09 March 2018 11:06
Subject: Scottish Water Update – Proposals for Waste Water Treatment on Seil

Good Morning,

As part of our commitment to keep the community on Seil informed and updated I would like to advise that our Alliance partner, Amey Black and Veatch will be carrying out site investigation works at Seaview Terrace W/C the 19th of March 2018.

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Contact Details to write or email, if you have concerns about Easdale Medical Practice New GP Contract.

 Alan McDevitt Scotland BMA

14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL (map)
Tel: 0131 247 3000 Fax: 0131 247 3001
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First Minister

 T4.25

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP          

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 Shona Robison

T3.03

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP          

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Mike Russell

Mike Russell                                    

 

81 Argyll Street
Dunoon
PA23 7DH

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What are the concerns?

  1. Dismantling a health serves that currently works well and patients are happy with.
  2. Increased travelling for patients
  3. Loss of autonomy will destabilise the practice structures and teams.
  4. Lack of security for the future, for recruitment and patients alike.
  5. Loss of current multidisciplinary team communication and structures.
  6. Reduction of quality and continuity of the current service.
  7. Fragmenting an existing service that is not broken.
  8. The proposed New Contract is unrealistic in rural areas.

For more information on the new GP Contract 

 http://ruralgp.scot/rememberrural/

https://www.facebook.com/ruralandremotepg

https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/events/gp-engagement/

To engage /follow on social media use

#RememberRural hashtag & follow @RuralGPScot, @RuralPatients, @ScotRural Action

There are also 7 Regional MSPs of different Political Parties who you could also write to.

http://www.parliament.scot/mspfinder/index.html?postcode

What do we need?

 A commitment to Rural-proof the New GP Contract NOW.

  1. To have a significant contribution to the rural Short Life Working Group with representation by RGPAS(Rural GP Association of Scotland).
  2. A national rural enhanced service framework to allow practices to retain work, be resourced to do it and to enable more realistic and effective dialogue between practice teams and HSCPs
  3. A Correction Factor that adequately reflects the level of workload involved in rural practice and that adequately reflects and funds sustainable rural practice services

Community Council Elections – Nomination Packs

Let’s make this the most interesting CC election yet – nominate someone !

  Click here to download 

 

Nomination Packs may also be downloaded from www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections

The nomination pack  contains the following documents:-

  • Nomination Form
  • Candidate Statement Form
  • Notice of Withdrawal
  • Election Timetable
  • Guidance Notes
  • Council Offices for obtaining and submitting Nomination Papers

Nominations should be lodged at the relevant Customer Services Area Office as detailed elsewhere in this pack or at the Election Office, Kilmory Headquarters, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT by not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 March 2018. The earliest date for lodging nomination papers is Tuesday 6 March 2018.

Should you require any assistance with your nomination, please feel free to contact the election office at the above address or by telephoning 01546 604331/4401.

The Council would encourage all candidates to submit a Candidate Statement as provided for in Section 13 of the guidance notes. In my experience the provision of such a statement is regarded as very important by voters.

Further details will be issued to candidates following completion of the nomination process.