Any Other Business, including
David Greenhalgh confirmed
that the full version of the Minutes of the Meeting would be
made available on the R&A website with an abbreviated report
in the magazine.
Problem accessing Craignure
Village Hall for meeting: Community Councillors could not
access the Village Hall for the meeting as there was no key
available since a change of doors meant there was a new
lock. The Craignure Village Hall Committee to be advised of
this and to ensure no charge made for the room for the
meeting on 12th October. Investigations as to
alternative locations to be made.
Aros Park developments – Mr
Maidment has requested an early slot on the agenda for the
meeting on 9th November to update members.
Scottish Water – nothing to
report other than it would appear that meeting will
postponed from November until the new year.
Fuel Duty derogation – this
had been noted. The Community Council to write to Mr Danny
Alexander to say that the proposed 5p off per litre of fuel
is not sufficient.
Winter fuel payments:- it was
noted that the coming winter’s readings to be used in
assessing qualification for winter fuel payments (not age
related fuel allowance) are a post code lottery.
Readings from Dunstaffnage
would be used to assess the following codes:
PA30 -31 Lochgilphead
PA34 – 35 and PA37,38 Oban and
PA61 – 65 and PA64 – 72
Eastern half of Mull
Readings from Tiree would be
used to assess the following codes:
PA66, 67 and PA73 – 78 Western
half of Mull, Iona, Tiree and Coll
PA42 – 44 Mallaig & Small
Tiree readings are for a
milder climate and there is a risk that people may not
qualify. The Community Council to contact Mr Alan Reid MP
on this issue.
MICT Building: the problem
concerning the incorrect site of the new MICT building was
brought up; Cllr Devon will report further on this matter.