Cascade September 2021

A hand squashing a plastic bottle

Table of Contents Chief Executive’s Update Nothing makes me happier than seeing people enjoying success in a job they love, and next month’s Learning Awards will allow us to celebrate just some of the achievements that our friends and colleagues in the council and HSCP have had over the last 18 months. This is something […]

Council reaffirms commitment to tackling climate change

Hands holding a green heart shape

Argyll and Bute Council has once again signalled its commitment to supporting the global drive to tackle the climate change emergency. At a meeting of today’s Full Council, members approved a motion renewing the pledge, originally made by the Council in September 2019, to play its part in the worldwide effort to address global warming. […]

Council sets out affordable housing plans

Keys opening a front door

Argyll and Bute Council has approved a new housing strategy that sets out plans to build more than 1,000 affordable homes over the next five years.  The revised Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) has the potential to deliver around 343 new affordable homes in 2021/22 and over 700 additional homes in subsequent years. The SHIP […]

Council agrees to develop series of ambitious infrastructure projects

A view of Port Ellen, Islay taken from the water

Members of Argyll and Bute Council have agreed to develop a series of ambitious infrastructure projects which could form part of bids for funding from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund (UKLUF). UKLUF will see local authorities across the UK compete for a share of £4.8 billion capital funding which will support investment projects with up […]

Public urged to get behind bid for Oban City Status

Aerial view of Mccraigs Tower, Oban

“City status for Oban would create opportunities for growth across Argyll and Bute. Competing for the title, with other places across the UK, is about showcasing that this is a great place to live, work and invest. It’s about attracting the people, skills and investment the area needs for long-term success. I would encourage everyone […]