Charrette Outcomes Public Meeting: Wed 22 March 7.30 @An Talla

Most of you will remember the Island Futures Charrette workshops that took place last year, facilitated by Ironside Farrar Ltd. A variety of public meetings and workshops were carried out and attended by the community who were encouraged to input into the process.
The results from the Charrette were presented to The Trust in the form of a Socio-Economic Baseline Study and a Strategy Report.  In October of 2016, Tiree Trust held a public meeting to present the key information collated from the reports. Unfortunately, this meeting wasn’t well attended and it was felt that we should re arrange the meeting in order to give the community another chance to learn about the key results from the Charrette process and what the ‘next steps’ would be in relation to the recommendations.

The second public meeting will be taking place on Wednesday the 22nd of March at 7:30pm in An Talla and we would urge as many people as possible to come along.

You can find out more at http://www.tireetrust.org.uk/charrette-outcomes-public-meeting/

Crown Estates: Scotland Portfolio – a consultation

TCC are encouraging anyone with an opinion on the management of Crown Estate property in Scotland to make a response to the Crown Estate consultation which is currently in progress. The consultation ends on the 29th of March.

You can find a brief guide to the Scotland Portfolio here https://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/media/761962/scotland-portfolio-update-2016.pdf 

The full consultation document is here https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/crown-estate-strategy-unit/long-term-management-of-the-crown-estate/

In Tiree, the Crown Estate holdings pertain mainly to the rights to the the seabed beyond the low tide line, extending 12 nautical miles. In practical terms, this is most relevant to moorings, piers and renewables, as well as any fishing activity reliant on the seabed.

TCC also intend to provide a response to the consultation, and that response will be discussed at our public meeting on March 1.

Changes to AOB at public meetings

At our closed meeting in January, the Community Council made a number of decisions designed to improve how our meetings are conducted.
One of those decisions was to stop taking Any Other Business (AOB) at the end of meetings.
You are, of course, still welcome to bring business to the council, we just ask that as far as is practical, you bring it to us well in advance of our meetings. This serves two purposes:
  • It means that we can look into the issue in advance
  • It means that we can give a more useful response at the meeting.
The following is the ideal process
  • We have a public meeting on the first Wednesday of each month
  • We meet privately to set the agenda for the public meeting 2 weeks prior to the public meeting.
  • To have an issue raised as an agenda item, we would ask you to contact us in the first two weeks of the month.
We understand that sometimes emergency topics arise, and we would never refuse to discuss something in that category should it arise shortly before a public meeting. Those issues will be considered on merit.
You can of course continue to send general correspondence to us, to be included in the correspondence section.
We hope that this measure will reduce the length, and increase the effectiveness, of the public meetings.