LISMORE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAT 24TH SEPTEMBER 

2003
 

APPOLOGIES: - Clr Elaine Robertson

In Attendance 2 members of the public

D.O.N.M     Wednesday 12th November 03

Minutes of last meeting   approved by D McCormick seconded by A McGillvary 

The chair to J Wormlieghton expressed thanks for minute taking at the last meeting 

HOUSING APPLICATION 

(1)                The application at the Mill site has been successfully overturned at the meeting of 22nd September 03

(2)                Application received for planning permission on land owned by A Sanderson to site a dwelling house. Community Council have no objection. 

ACTION: - Letter to be sent showing no objection

MEDICAL UPDATE 

There will no longer be consultant led maternity services at the vale of Leaven Hospital. All maternity which may require medical intervention will be sent to RAH or Queen Mothers Glasgow, both excellent hospitals. 

Mairi explained that she was taking a 3 month secondment with the trust from 1st SEPTEMBER to 30th NOVEMBER03 to look at developing a framework throughout

the community hospitals of Lochgilphead, campletown, Dunoon, Bute, Cowel and the islands of Islay, Jura, Luing, Coll, Collonsay, Tiree within Argyll & Bute for the setting up of a Nurse Practitioner Service in these areas. This work builds on the success of the Nurse Practitioner on the island of Lismore thanks to the support of the community. For this period Beth will cover 5 days 24 hours & Mairi will cover 2 days 24 hours to allow the island to remain covered on a 24-hour basis. Beth and Mairi thank the Island for their support during this time. 

There is no further development on the future plans for The Oban / Fortwilliam Hospitals.GPS new contract and out of hours. There are going to be significant changes within the practice over the next few months regarding the way in which the out of hours medical service is to be provided. Dr I McNicol to attend the next meeting to discuss these changes with the community. 

PARKING AT POINT / SCRAP CARS

Parking at point is becoming ever more difficult this is partly due to cars from absent home owners and scrap cars being left at point.Sandra Duncan has indicated that there will be an uplift of cars late October list to be put up at the shop of those cars to be taken away. 

FERRY TIME TABLES Lismore /Oban timetable remains unchanged for 2004 but Mr Duffie is looking into improving the frequency.

Lismore/Appin Mr Duffie stated that any alterations to this ferry could only be made in February each year. However the hourly ferry will continue throughout the winter with the early boats being on a 12-hour request. Sunday will revert to two hourly and the last boat all week will be the 6.20pm

The Community Council will continue to fight for better provisions for the elderly and disabled. 

FERRY UPDATE  J Livingstone discussed a letter from Clr Robertson regarding the viechel ferry service and possible relocation. Clr Robertson stated that she was not prepared to bring any suggestions to the meeting that A&B Council could not deliver on. The following is what A&B Council are prepared to offer the island regarding the ferry service 

CAR FERRY FROM POINT TO PORT APPIN WITH A 6 DAY A WEEK BUS SERVICE FROM PORT APPIN TO OBAN AND A 3-DAY A WEEK BUS SERVICE FROM ACHNACROISH TO OBAN. 

A questionnaire will be sent out by A&B Council asking people to vote between the above or to leave the service unchanged. The A&B Council have indicated to the Community Council that this will be the last time a ballot will be taken to the Scottish Executive and will conclude the ferry service issue one way or the other. The Council would there for ask the community to take time and give in depth consideration to the way in which they vote. The Islands future lies in the balance and only as a united community can we preserve and take the island forward for our families and those who follow us. 

Appin Community Council has the Lismore ferry on the agenda for tomorrow night. M.Perkins & A McGillvary to attend.

A.O.C.B. Sign to go up in the shop to see if any one wishes a borehole to contact A McGillvary 

Several people wanting a public water supply had approached J Livingstone spoke of the poor condition of the water supply to the school and that he

ACTION: - LETTER TO CLR ROBERTSON 

Letter to Mr N Brown regarding the trees in the old cemetery 

Mrs J Stewart asked the council to look into the possibility of replacing the gates on the way down to the Mill with cattle grids. 2 accidents had almost happened during the winter. Gates are proving to be a problem else where on the island. From the medical point of view there are at times difficulties with the gates i.e. in emergencies. 

ACTION: - LETTER TO CLR ROBERTSON  

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