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Rent Arrears?

Argyll and Bute Council has received funding to help tenants who have rent arrears as a result of the Covid pandemic. The aim of the grant is to help prevent homelessness and sustain tenancies by directly reducing, alleviating or paying off rent arrears, where a tenant has faced difficulties due to…

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Take a weekly screenshot of your online energy account

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households to take a screenshot of their online energy account now in case their provider goes bust. His warning comes after six energy suppliers ceased trading this month as the price firms pay for gas and electricity soars to new highs. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2021/09/martin-lewis–screen-grab-your-energy-account-before-the-firm-go

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Read the open letter to Crofting Commissioners

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Energy Efficient Scotland

The Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme is available to eligible households in our area. The scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and is facilitated by Argyll and Bute Council.  The scheme offers insulation measures to make homes warmer, reduce energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. Measures are installed…

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Argyll and Bute – the UK’s first net zero region?

Plans are progressing for local events that will support the aims of the global climate change conference planned in Glasgow later this year. Included is an event in Helensburgh that will raise the question – what do we need to do to make Argyll and Bute the UK’s first net…

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Outdoor learning in Argyll and Bute

Hobbit houses, campfires and water walls are just some of the fun outdoor learning activities that children will get to experience as a result of Argyll and Bute’s new Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings and the ongoing expansion of an existing unit on Mull. Willowview in Oban and Silverbirch in Dunoon, both run by Argyll…

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Argyll and Bute loves local business

Local businesses are being encouraged to find out how a new gift card scheme, approved by Argyll and Bute Council today, could help them. The aim of the Argyll and Bute Loves Local Gift Card initiative is to encourage local shopping, drive footfall to community businesses and keep spend local…

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Covid Hardship Fund approved for Businesses

Local businesses affected by the covid pandemic can soon apply for covid-recovery grants from a fund of more than £500,000. The council, at its meeting today of the Policy and Resources Committee, approved the launch of the Covid Hardship Fund, to support businesses facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic.…

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Vaccination Clinics – Help Needed

If you are running a shop, a restaurant, bar or a community hall then we could really do with your help. In fact anyone who can display a poster. Not everyone is on Facebook and so we have made a poster about the next vaccination clinics. Please will you download,…